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These works of art will be on display at the Peconic Crossing Gallery. Independent/Courtesy East End Arts
These works of art will be on display at the Peconic Crossing Gallery. Independent/Courtesy East End Arts

Peconic Crossing Gallery

The grand opening of East End Arts’ Peconic Crossing Gallery at 11 West Main Street in Riverhead will begin at 11 AM on Monday, November 19. The gallery’s introductory exhibit will feature artworks by longtime painter Gina Gilmour. Many are expected to attend the opening, but take note that the gallery will be open by appointment only. For additional information on the grand opening, call 631-727-0900 or visit

Riverhead Blood Drive

The Peconic Bay Medical Center has rescheduled its blood drive to Tuesday, November 27. The blood drive will be held in conference rooms A, B, and C on the hospital’s second floor. The hospital will also host its annual Caregivers Retreat on Tuesday, November 20, from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. Call 631-548-6395 to register for both events and call 631-548-6804 for more information.

Mattituck-Laurel Library

The Mattituck-Laurel Library is hosting several new events this week. On Wednesday, November 14, there will be a class in video editing and creating YouTube videos starting at 5 PM. All seventh through twelfth graders will get to create their own movie free of charge.

This week’s free movie will be Christopher Robin (Rated PG) and it will begin at 1:30 PM on Friday,
November 16.

On Tuesday, November 20, the Friends of the Library will meet at
9:30 AM.

A Health Insurance Counseling seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 20, from 1:30 to 3 PM. Although the seminar is free, you can make an appointment by calling the circulation desk. For a full event list, go to or call the library directly at 631-298-4134.

Wellness Center Ribbon Cutting

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Healing Points Acupuncture and Wellness Center at 11 AM on Friday, November 16.

The center is located at 750 Roanoke Avenue, Suite D, in Riverhead. The wellness center will be headed by Dr. Michelle Lona, a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine with over 18 years of experience. For additional information, visit

Riverhead Holiday Light Show

The Riverhead Town Board and BOLD Broadcasting have announced that the first annual Riverhead Holiday Light Show is scheduled to open Friday, November 16, at 5 PM with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 15, at 4:30 PM.

The light show will feature dozens of displays, some of which are over three stories tall and 100 feet long. All attendees should expect to take about 20 to 25 minutes to drive through the show in its entirety. Carload tickets are on sale for $23 online at and tickets can also be purchased at the entrance. Contact BOLD Broadcasting’s East Hampton office at 631-201-5050 for more information.

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