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Mattituck-Laurel Library

3D Printing for grades four through six will be offered at the Mattituck-Laurel Library on Thursday, December 12. In this hands-on class, students will learn the basics of 3D printing, including how to use the software Tinkercad to create and design 3D objects, at 5:30 PM. Students may bring a new USB to save their design.

A holiday book discussion, “Mr. Dickens and His Carol” by Samantha Silva, will be held on Thursday, December 12, at 6:30 PM. Be sure to stop by and pick up a copy of the book.

The library will screen “Ophelia,” a re-imagining of “Hamlet”, told from Ophelia’s perspective, on Friday, December 13, at 1:30 PM.

Poinsettias are the most striking flower for the holidays. On Friday, December 13, at 4:30 PM try your hand at this DIY craft with librarian Lynn Maaiki.

The Friends of the Library meeting and holiday luncheon will be held on Tuesday, December 17, at 9:30 AM. Come join the Friends for a pot-luck luncheon following the business meeting, which will be the last meeting until spring.

Health insurance counseling will be offered on Tuesday, December 17, from 1:30 to 3 PM, featuring individual, confidential, accurate information and guidance for seniors and other Medicare eligible persons, sponsored by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging.

Kindness counts. One hour of community service will be offered for teens for each meeting attended starting on Tuesday, December 17, 5 PM. Sew pillows and blankets for hospitals and nursing homes.

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrubs for teens will be held on Wednesday, December 18, at 3 PM. Make your own peppermint scented body scrub to use for yourself or give as a gift.

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Mashomack’s Holiday Open House

Celebrate the season with mulled cider, eggnog, and the good cheer of the season, the perfect complement to the Bass Creek Cottage’s festive decorations. Join in the holiday spirit with neighbors and friends, sing favorite songs and tour Mashomack’s 19th-Century Victorian mansion, decked out in her holiday greens on Saturday, December 14, from 2 to 5 PM.

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Jamesport Meeting House Carols

Be part of the holiday tradition at the historic Jamesport Meeting House again this year. Celebrate the season with “Carols and Cookies,” Friday, December 13, at 6:30 PM. Dena Tishim will be back with her Riverhead High School Chamber Chorus to perform seasonal selections and lead attendees in a sing-along of popular carols, followed by cookies and mulled cider in the lecture room.

Jenifer Maxson of Shelter Island will offer a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’s seasonal favorite, “A Christmas Carol,” on Sunday, December 15, at 4 PM.

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Jazzy Holiday Party

Join the Custer Observatory in Southold for a holiday celebration under the stars on Saturday, December 14, at 4 PM. Dinner will be offered, followed by a performance at 6 PM of live jazz by Ahmad Ali and Friends. Ali is an accomplished jazz and R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist and host of WUSB’s radio show Café Ali. Stargazing will follow.

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Riverhead Chamber Of Commerce

Riverhead Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, December 19, from 8 to 10 AM, at the Banquet Hall at LI Sports Park. Come hear what the organization has accomplished this year and what lies ahead in 2020. Meet the board of directors and other chamber members, all while enjoying a delicious breakfast catered by one of its newest members, Got a Guy Eatery. Cost: $20 for members and their guest and $30, non-members.

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