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Mattituck-Laurel Library

Enjoy Pasta Amore with chef Robert Dell’Amore on Friday, February 14, at 5:30 PM at the Mattituck-Laurel Library. Join Chef Robert’s “Pasta of Love” demo, featuring an irresistible combination of savory and sweet. This pasta dish is made with chicken or sausage, capers, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, onion and garlic, in a light tomato sauce. Registration is required and fee is $5 per person.

Heart Art Day is Friday, February 14, from 10 AM to 7 PM at the library. Drop in and create a heart to make and take. Registration is required and is free.

For more information on all happenings, call 631-298-4134 or visit www.mattlibrary.org.

Shelter Island Library

Find Short and Sweet Love at the Shelter Island Library in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Join John and Katherine Moore as they read short pieces, both true and imagined, on the subject of love in many forms on Friday, February 14, at 7 PM. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 631-749-0042 or visit www.shelterislandpubliclibrary.org.

Long Island Science Center

Come see what the Long Island Science Center in Riverhead has to offer with its special holiday hours the week of Monday, February 17, through Friday, February 21, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy a new and interactive experiment with physics in the Maker Space each day of vacation, included with museum admission. For more information, call 631-208-8000 or www.sciencecenterli.org.

Historical Fun For Kids

It’s kids’ week at the Suffolk County Historical Society from Wednesday, February 19, through Saturday, February 22, 10 AM to 4:30 PM. Have a family fun experience by playing out life in the past! There will be touch-table educational play stations, along with a scavenger hunt with prizes, dressing up in Colonial garb, playing old word games, etc. Free admission for children and $5 per adult. Complimentary cookies and juice. For more info, call 631-727-2881 or visit www.suffolkcountryhistoricalsociety.org.

Black History At Hallockville

Celebrate Black History Month at Hallockville Farm. Learn about the importance of quilting to the African American culture. Join artist and author Faith Ringgold on Thursday, February 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, while she takes you through the world of “Tar Beach,” and how she uses quilting to tell stories. Students ages nine to 12 years old will listen to the book and create their own collage quilts to tell their own story. Members: $15; non-members: $20.

Also at Hallockville, children five through eight years old can join art teacher Darlene Siracusano in learning about how folk art was made throughout history. The morning lesson will begin by listening to a farm animal story and meeting Hallockville chickens. Kids will create their own folk-art rooster using colored collage paper, scissors, punches, and crayons on Tuesday, February 19, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Members: $15; non-members: $20. Call 631-298-5292 or visit www.hallockville.com.

Caregiver Support

Peconic Bay Medical Center Caregivers Center offers ongoing support meetings for caregivers. The next meeting of the support group specific to caregivers of those who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer’s meets on Wednesday, February 19 from noon to 1:30 PM at the center’s multi-purpose room. Bereavement support groups are also available. For more information, call 631-548-6274 or visit www.pbmc.org.

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