This week, get involved with your local community through fun charity events, debates and hit performances. Celebrate local food and wine, and finish off the weekend with a special family event everyone can enjoy.
Wednesday, October 12
Harmony Café Lunch and Music Event
At 12:15 p.m. head to the VFW Hall in Patchogue for a pay-what-you-can community event. No one will be turned away from this event, with a three course meal of healthy, delicious food, as well as a performance and lecture by musician and writer Jack Licitra. The event is presented by Harmony Café, an organization that hopes to unite the community over its socioeconomic divisions by creating a space where all can enjoy healthy and affordable meals. Visit harmonycafeli.org to find out more.
Thursday, October 13
First Congressional District Debate: Zeldin v. Throne-Holst
At 7 p.m. in the Westhampton Beach High School Auditorium, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will present a debate between incumbent Lee Zeldin and challenger Anna Throne-Holst. The debate will answer questions posed by the League as well as the audience, and will be moderated by Cathy Peacock. The program will air on Southampton’s SEA-TV, channel 22. For more information, visit lwvhamptons.org.
First Date at North Fork Community Theatre
At 8 p.m. North Fork Community Theatre brings you First Date, a 90-minute musical comedy about a blind date that goes unexpected places. The show runs through October 30. Visit nfct.com to learn more.
Friday, October 14
New All Star Comedy Show
Joseph Vecsey of The UnMovers hosts Bay Street Theater’s latest all star comedy lineup. This night’s event will feature the comedy of Ken Krantz, Gary Vider and Billy Prinsell. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Visit baystreet.org to learn more.
Saturday, October 15
Third Annual Oyster Event at Havens Barn
The Shelter Island Historical Society hosts its Oyster event for the third year, sponsored by Alice’s Fish Market. Enjoy oysters on a half shell and Oysters Rockerfeller, as well as non-oyster hors d’oeuvres while perusing a memorabilia exhibit of the Shelter Island Oyster Company, and listening to live music. Admission is $40 per person. Visit shelterislandhistorical.org to find out more.
HappyFest Obstacle Course and Festival at Calverton Sports Park
At 10 a.m., people or all ages and abilities are welcome to join in on a one mile obstacle course, designed so all members of your family can cross the finish line together with an awesome bubble finish. The obstacle course has a wheelchair accessible alternative. All participants will receive a T-shirt, medal, and entrance to the live musical festival following the course. Visit happyfestusa.com to register today.
Sunday, October 16
Winemaker for a Day: VIP Blending Session at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard
At noon, take a tour of Sannino Bella Vita’s winery and learn about their winemaking process from owner and winemaker Anothony Sannino. Taste various wines, and then learn how to blend your own custom bottle. A light lunch will be provided. Visit sanninovineyard.com to find out more.