Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
Help unload thousands of pumpkins for the 10th year of the pumpkin patch at United Methodist Church of Sea Cliff. The pumpkins are grown on a Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and are shipped to Sea Cliff by tractor-trailer.
Members of the church, the high school, scout troops and neighbors help unload the truck. This year the truck will be unloaded on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. A light supper will be served to all the volunteers. The church is located at the corner of Downing and Carpenter Aves. in Sea Cliff, and the patch will open on Saturday, Sept. 28 and will remain open through the whole month of October. The hours of operation are Sunday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Columbus Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This year a special festival will take place on Oct. 19 as a way of thanking the community for all the years of support which they have given to the patch.
Nursery and kindergarten classes are welcome at the patch. When they visit, stories are read, games are played, and the children are given the opportunity to pick a pumpkin and take it back to school with them. Please call 516-671-0392 for reservations for these visits.
The profits from the sale of the pumpkins go toward the work of the church and to the support of the Navajo economy.
The Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club will host a clothing and accessories sale on Friday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The club is currently accepting donations of clothing and accessories. Call 516-671-8030 or visit www.glencovebgc.org for complete details. Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club is located at 113 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove.
The 39th Annual Oktoberfest in Locust Valley will take place on Sept. 28 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Thomas Park.
Adults $5; children under 12 are free. Events include music from German Band The Spitzbaum, plenty of kids activities, German dancers, and of course German beer and food. For more information check out LVrotary.org or call Scott at 516-759-5319
The Sea Cliff Dinner Party painting series will be on display at Daniel Gale/Sotheby’s, and an artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 266 Sea Cliff Avenue in Sea Cliff.
The exhibit is an expression of Sea Cliff culture centered around music, dance, visual, and the culinary arts.
Anyone interested in running for the open seat on the Glen Cove School Board must turn in their petition to the district clerk by 5 p.m. The special election will take place on Oct. 21 at Finley Middle School.
The Rotary Club of Glen Cove and Operation Initiative are hosting a Red, White and Blue reception and fellowship gathering to honor veterans, family, caregivers and guests. The event will take place at The View Grill at Glen Cove Golf Course from 6 to 9 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will be used to print and distribute copies of Operation Initiative, a resource manual outlining benefits and services available to veterans and their families. Copies of the manual will be available at the event and may be viewed on www.Operation-Initiative.com
Admission donation begins at $20 and includes light refreshments and entertainment. Veterans in uniform are admitted free of charge. Those sporting a military hat or dog-tags are half-price and those wearing red white and blue will be eligible for a 10 percent discount.
At 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 28 Highland Road, Glen Cove. Call 516-676-0015 for more information. All animals are welcome: four-legged, two-legged, flying, swimming or slithering.
The American Legion, Glenwood Landing Post 336, hosts a Pre-Holiday Cocktail Party on Friday evening, Oct. 4, from 6 to 11 p.m. The party will feature music by the “South Street Band”, food specialties from local restaurants, and a cash bar. Admission charge is your donation to the Thanksgiving/Christmas Food Basket Drive. These food baskets are prepared and delivered on each holiday to families in need in the North Shore Community. Have a fun evening with music, dancing, and food along with knowing that your donation is going to a very worthy cause. The American Legion Post is located at 190 Glen Head Road , Glen Head. (next to the fire station). For more information call Ken Kraft, 516-429-6174.
Members of the Montaukett Tribe of Long Island will conduct the first of a series of hands-on workshops of traditional and contemporary Native American arts at Garvies Point Museum, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Workshops will include storytelling with music and crafts such as tribal turkey feather fans, shell work, jewelry, and ribbon shirts.
Registration is required. $5 per person per workshop; children under 5 are free but must register.
To register for this workshop and/or receive a flyer with registration information about later workshops, you can call the museum at
516-571-8010, or download it from