Calverton Column: Spaghetti dinner at Baiting Hollow Congregational Jan. 21

I hope this column finds you totally relaxed and ready for some snow. Boy, did I call this one wrong, eh? I really thought we’d have a bad winter but, hey, we still have plenty of time, my fellow winter-lovers.

Let’s start by talking about having a fun night out. Baiting Hollow Congregational Church’s annual spaghetti dinner will take place Saturday, Jan. 21, at the church on Sound Avenue. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. There will be two seatings: 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. You need to go to this. Not only do you not have to cook, it’s so delicious! Call 591-0822 for information and tickets.

The annual Rockin’ for the Homeless fundraiser will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Polish Hall on Marcy Avenue in Riverhead. This is such a great cause. You will enjoy four great bands in four amazing hours. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. There will be all kinds of door prizes, and so much more. Call 298-4145 for tickets and info. Tickets can be purchased locally at Barth’s Drug Store or at the Polish Hall. Why not have some fun while helping a very worthy cause? Hey, two weekends with something for you to do — awesome!

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Miss America contest will be seen on ABC television. Big deal, right? Yes it is. Robin Bonner, a patient of Dr. Bach’s, will be representing Rhode Island. We are very excited for her and wish her the best of luck. Do tune in. Maybe you, too, will know our next Miss America. Good luck, honey!

Riley Avenue Elementary School welcomed back all their students after the holiday break. I will let you know of all the upcoming happenings so stay tuned.

I’m very proud of myself for not letting a 1-year-old scare me. I babysat overnight for the first time for my granddaughter Julia last week and we really had a great time. All four of us — my Yorkie, Brooklyn, Julia’s boxer, Rocky, and us girls — enjoyed our time together doing baby stuff. The 5:30 a.m. wake-up call, complete with poopy diaper, didn’t even make me flinch — although my eyes were closed so that worked out well. Great job, Cheryl.

Happy birthday to my dad, Paul Troyan, who will celebrate on Jan. 15. We love you, Pop. From all your family and friends, we hope you have a really great birthday.

We sadly said goodbye to Calverton resident Peggy Perkins last week. Peggy died one day after her wedding anniversary to Perk. You will be missed, Peggy. You were a good friend who always had a kind word and smile for us all. God bless.

Happy New Year to all of you. Be safe and I shall talk to you next week. Take care. Bye.