Aquebogue-Jamesport: Remembering 9/11, flapjack fundraiser for Michael Hubbard and Nancy Reyer, Hallockville Museum Farm festival

Belated best wishes for a very happy birthday to Melissa Kujawski, who turned 17 on Sept. 2, with love from your mom and dad and your brothers, Jeff and Mike. They also send their wishes for a great senior year in high school! Happy birthday, Melissa. Hope you enjoyed your day and best of luck this year!

Sept. 11 is a time for us to pause and recall the tragedy that occurred in our land 10 years ago, and the many changes that have happened since. We grieve the losses and look forward to a future full of hope. There are a few local activities planned to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. A parade will start at 1 p.m. at Riley Avenue School in Calverton and conclude with a memorial service at the World Trade Center memorial at the corner of Riley and Edwards avenues. Also, there will be a service at First Parish Church titled “9/11 Plus 10 — Between Memory & Hope,” Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at FPC. Elizabeth Rather Fordham will share her firsthand remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. Check the calendar for additional notices of services in the local area.

Also, on Sept. 11 there will be a flapjack fundraiser for Michael Hubbard and his mom, Nancy Reyer, at Applebee’s in Riverhead from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 and will not be sold at the door. Call Fran Reyer Johnson at 369-9076 for tickets and information.

Hallockville Museum Farm will host the 31st Fall Festival and Craft Show Sept. 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The festival is a North Fork tradition and gives visitors an authentic country fair experience. The event will feature over 50 vendors of handmade crafts, tractor pulls, antique automobile displays, food, live music, hayrides, tours of historic buildings, and children’s games. Local artisans will demonstrate traditional crafts such as basket weaving, woodcarving and spinning, and an on-site farmers market will provide local produce and wine for sale. The East End Livestock and Horsemen’s Association will have animals on display.

Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and children under 12. The four-person family rate will be $18. All admissions permit two-day entry to the festival. The festival is the single-largest fundraising event for the museum farm and all proceeds benefit the organization’s educational programming and mission. For more information call 298-5292 or email [email protected].

Aquebogue School is holding its annual craft fair and chinese auction on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are looking for more vendors of handcrafted items. Each 10 x 10 space is $50. Call Tabatha at 631-998-3043.

I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! We got together with some friends for the final picnic of the summer.

I can’t believe fall is just around the corner. I do love this post-hurricane September weather we’re enjoying!

Keep me posted on your upcoming events and have a great week!