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An Oncoming Train

All aboard the Greenport Express Miniature Train for a Friday night of fun. Join the American Institute of Architects Peconic members at the Kontokosta Winery in Greenport on Friday, November 2, from 6 to 10 PM for a night of games, music, local wines, and raffle prizes. For more information, visit

StarFest by Custer Observatory

From November 2 to November 4, the Custer Observatory in Southold will host its annual weekend of astronomy lectures, stargazing, and friendship. This will be the 40th year of the observatory’s StarFest and this year will feature workshops, lectures, solar observing, telescopes, planetarium shows, and a presentation from keynote speaker and best-selling author Dava Sobel.

Advanced tickets and more information can be found at or by calling 631-765-2626.

Mattituck-Laurel Library Events

It’s another busy week at the Mattituck-Laurel Library with at least one event happening every day from November 1 to November 9, with many ongoing classes.

One of the highlights includes a virtual reality special on Friday, November 2, from 10 AM to 5 PM. This free event is for anyone 12 and older and reserves a 30-minute tour of the library’s new virtual reality system. Another event is Pop Opera on November 4 at 2 PM with musicologist Tanisha Mitchell. Mitchell and all attendees will analyze opera in pop culture, as well as enjoy an aria performed by Mitchell herself.

Finally, November 8 at 5:45 PM will be an escapologist’s dream. Challengers in grades 7 through 12 will need to discover the clues throughout the room in order to escape. Do you have what it takes to escape in time? For a full event list, go to or call the library directly at 631-298-4134.

Halloween Tea and Talk

The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum will host a vast variety of upcoming events as well as numerous exhibits already on display. The most immediate event will be a Saturday, November 3, Halloween Tea and Talk featuring guest speaker, Amy Kasuga Folk. Although reservations are no longer available, open seating may still be. For $25, each person gets teas, fancy finger foods, and sweets, as well as front row seats to the “Murder and Mayhem on Long Island” presentation.

Then on Thursday, November 8, the Historical Society will host “Book and Bottle” featuring Richard Welch’s “Long Island and World War I.” This informative discussion focuses on Long Island’s involvement in the WWI. Members enter for free and others who wish to join pay $5 at the gate. The Historical Society requests attendees RSVP by calling 631-727-2881, ext. 100. Visit for more information.

Southold Rotary Dinner

The Rotary Club of Southold will host a scallop and pasta dinner on Monday, November 12, from noon until 8 PM. The dinner will be held at Touch of Venice Restaurant in Cutchogue. Tickets, $35, may be purchased from any Southold Rotarian and tickets can also be purchased at the door. Call the restaurant for more information at 631-298-5851.

Shelter Island Public Library

There’s something for everyone at the Shelter Island Public Library which has no shortage of events in the coming weeks. For adult programs, there are Friday Night Dialogues, the first of which will start on November 2 at 7 PM. This dialogue will focus on green energy and technology with its sponsors of New Yorkers for Clean Power. There are many book clubs, one of which starts on November 6 at 5 PM. There is also a literary club which meets on November 6 at 5:30 P. For a full list of the library’s programs, call 631-749-0042 or visit

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