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Medication Take Back Day

The Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will host a “Medication Take Back Day” on Saturday, April 27, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Attendees can safely and conveniently dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired medication while helping to keep the community safe and waterways clean. Attendees can drive up to the event, which will take place in the medical center’s front lobby, without getting out of their vehicle. There will be free giveaways for

There also will be a secure drop box available in the front lobby Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 8:30 PM for disposal of medication.

For more information, contact the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth at 631-727-3722 or visit

Museum Pass Program

The Southold Historical Society has announced the availability of museum passes for local libraries, which will provide library patrons access to the historical society’s museums.

The library passes provide admission to the Southold Society Museum Complex and the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse, which are both open on the weekends in the summer season.

Libraries or institutions interested in learning more about the program can visit

Learn About Food Allergies

Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport will host informational sessions on allergies on May 2 and May 3.

The session on food allergies will take place at 6:15 PM on May 2 at the Peconic Lane Recreation Center. Dr. Paul Ehrlich will give a talk on new approaches to diagnosis and treatment in adults and children, while Dr. Dhiren Mehta will talk about non-allergic food sensitivities and intolerance in adults and children. Refreshments will be served prior to the talks.

Dr. James Rubin will discuss asthma and allergies on May 3 at the Southold Senior Center at 11 AM. The hour-long session will focus on what causes allergies, how to identify them, and the newest treatment options. Dr. Rubin will also focus on different types of asthma, their causes, and the best treatments.

For more information and to register, call 631-477-5164.

East End Arts School

The East End Arts School in Riverhead will host visual arts classes and workshops for adults throughout the spring.

Tom Brydelsky will lead “Encaustics and Mixed Media Workshop,” one-day workshops on May 4, May 11, May 18, June 8, June 15, and June 22.

Beth Nehls will hold “Capturing the East End in Watercolor” and Marlene Bezich will lead “Discovering Oil Pastels” throughout May, while Gary Long will host “The Mindful Drawing Portrait Workshop” with four-class sessions in May, June, and July. Nehls will also hold “Paint and Sip Night: Tropical Fish” on May 31 from 6 to 8 PM.

East End Arts is also looking for street painters and artisan and craft vendors for the 23rd annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival in Riverhead on May 26.

For more information registering for art classes or to sign up for the festival, email [email protected].

Peconic Car Or Cash Raffle

The Peconic Bay Medical Center is selling tickets for Great East End Car Raffle.

Winners can win a $20,000 cash grand prize, or choose from among several cars, including a 2019 Prius Prime or a 2019 Jeep Cherokee, with a three-year, pre-paid lease.

Tickets are $100 or $200 for three. There will be only 1,500 tickets sold. The proceeds will benefit the Peconic Bay Medical Center. For more information, call 631-548-6080.

Litter Awareness

The Town of Riverhead will hold its annual Litter Awareness and Spring Cleanup Day on May 4 from 8 AM to 12 PM. Volunteers can meet at Riverhead Town Hall at 8 AM to receive cleanup supplies and designated litter-patrol areas.

Veterans Day Wedding Giveback

Peconic Landing and the Brecknock Hall Foundation have announced that U.S. Air Force Reservist Kyle Stephen Holmes and U.S. Air Force Captain Kaitlin Daddona will be the recipients of Peconic Landing’s annual Veterans Day Wedding Giveback.

Leaders of the Peconic Landing Team notified Holmes, 35, of Sunrise, FL, and Daddona, 26, of Southold, with the surprise announcement. The couple, who met on assignment in Hawaii, became engaged in May 2018.

“It’s such an honor to be able to come home and get married to the love of my life in my favorite place in the world,” Daddona said.

Those wishing to donate to the couple’s wedding can contact Valerie Tirelli-Hallock, Brecknock Hall’s sales and events coordinator, at [email protected].

Kitchen Garden Workshop

Peconic Land Trust will hold “Starting a Kitchen Garden” at the Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm in Southold on May 4 from 10 to 11:30 AM.

The workshop will focus on sourcing and selecting quality and unique varieties of seeds and transplants, as well as the best practices for prepping a garden, when to plant, improving soil, and tips on growing in a raised bed or small garden space. The workshop is $5 per person and reservations are requested.

For more information, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631-283-3195.

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