Jamesport News: Join the Meeting House Chorus

The Jamesport Meeting House. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)
The Jamesport Meeting House. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

There is so much happening at the Jamesport Meeting House!

If you’re looking for a fun activity to get you out of the house and help beat the winter doldrums, then consider joining the Meeting House Chorus. Open to both women and men, the chorus is in particular need of more male singers. The first rehearsal will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to sing a variety of music, including songs from shows like “Spamalot,” “Wicked,” “The Producers” and “The Lion King,” among others. Rehearsals continue most Tuesdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. An “Opening Night” concert will be held May 10 at the Meeting House. To reserve a place in the chorus, email director George Moravek at [email protected] or call him ASAP at 631-284-3310. A $25 registration fee is due at the first rehearsal. The fee covers the cost of music, which you may keep, and other incidentals needed for the concert. I sent George an email because I love to sing and I love the Meeting House. Come and join in on the fun!

Eileen Benthal
Eileen Benthal

Also at the Meeting House, the 2014 season begins with a performance by the Cassatt String Quartet on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature the Dmitri Shostakovich Quartet No. 8, the Maurice Ravel String Quartet and Antonin Dvorak’s “Cypresses.” Tickets, $25 for adults and $10 for students, may be purchased at or at Duffy’s Deli in Jamesport. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. For more information about the Cassatt String Quartet — or to hear samples of their music — visit

Come try your hand at wood carving at Hallockville Museum Farm Sunday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. with the Hallockville Carving Club. Beginner and experienced wood carvers are invited for an afternoon of skill-building and camaraderie. Join and observe experienced carvers using a variety of techniques to make decorative and functional items, all without a single power tool. Try an old-fashioned, foot-powered springpole lathe and visit with fifth-generation decoy carver Jack Combs in his shop. You are encouraged to bring your own projects and tools, using their tools or simply come to watch. Open to all ages (17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times). Free for Hallockville members; non-member suggested donation is $3.

Old Steeple Community Church on the Main Road in Aquebogue will host a Soup Supper on Sunday, March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes a variety of soups, breads, beverages and desserts. Tickets, $12 for adults and $9 for children under 10, may be purchased by calling Lenny at 722-3580.

I missed the last two snowstorms but I am in snowy Ohio! I hope that by the time I get home it’ll be spring, which I doubt. At least I know that my indoor bulb garden is almost ready to bloom!

Have a great week!

Contant Eileen Benthal at [email protected] or 631-833-1897.