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Nutrition Teaching Kitchen

Come watch Peconic Bay Medical Center chefs prepare a healthy, delicious meal, and sample it too. A registered dietitian will be available to answer any questions. On the menu Wednesday, December 18, from noon to 1 PM, will be mashed cauliflower and potato.

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The Science of Healthy Aging

On Wednesday, December 18 at 4 PM, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital will host two sessions on The Science of Healthy Aging. The sessions will be held at the Peconic Landing Community Center in Greenport.

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Riverhead Chamber of Commerce

The 2019 annual meeting will be held at the Banquet Hall at LI Sports Park on Thursday, December 19, from 8 to 10 AM. There will be a Chinese auction benefitting Riverhead High School and breakfast will be served, thanks to the sponsor, United Metro Energy. Cost: $20 for members and a guest, and $30 for nonmembers.

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Mattituck-Laurel Library

The Mattituck-Laurel Library will be hosting a Teen Ugly Sweatshirt Contest on Thursday, December 19, at 5 PM. Decorate your own sweatshirt with various materials provided. Sweatshirts will be supplied, but size preferences are not guaranteed. Participants will vote on the ugliest sweatshirt and a prize will be given to the winner. Free registration is required.

The library will be showing the film “Downton Abbey” on Friday, December 20, at 1:30 PM.

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Historical Museum Exhibits

“What’s Your Compass? A Women Sharing Art Multimedia Exhibit,” featuring the work of over three-dozen Long Island women artists, is on view in the Gish Gallery at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead through December 21.

“Let’s Dance! Polish Dolls & Folk Costumes” is also on view. From the permanent collection, these festive handmade dolls and exquisite dance costumes from Poland are on exhibit in the History in the Hall display cases.

“Native People of the Eastern Woodlands: Art and Artifacts,” is also on display. The Eastern Woodlands is a cultural area of the indigenous people of North America, consisting of tribes inhabiting the United States and Canada, east of the Mississippi. Though their region was vast, the people of Eastern Woodlands tribes lived in similar ways, and their art and artifacts reflect their deep-rooted culture, still evident through their descendants. This major exhibit in the Staas Gallery through February showcases modern native artists exploring historic themes and identities alongside earlier works. Art, artifacts, carvings, portraits, and tribal dress combine in this celebration of the Eastern Woodlands people. The exhibit is curated by Jamie Reason.

Also catch “When Women Wore Whales: The Story of How Whalebone Shaped 19th-Century Fashion.” Through a display of 19th-Century photographs, fashion magazine plates, whaling tools, corsets, parasols, and exquisite dresses showing the changes in fashion from 1820 to 1920, this exhibit explores the fascinating and vital role the U.S. whaling industry played in the world of 19th-Century fashion. Curated by Richard Doctorow. It’s in the Weathervane Gallery.

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