11/15/19 10:00am

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Shelter Island School’s elementary students will become pen pals with Island seniors.

Pretty soon Island seniors will have the opportunity to correspond with students in the Island elementary school. A “Pen Pal” program will be put in place for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to write letters to older folks.

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11/14/19 2:00pm

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Make fused glass holiday ornaments at the Shelter Island Library on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m.

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HOLIDAY COOKIES

Kids in grades K to 5 will enjoy Holiday Cookie Decorating with Bethany Ortmann at the Shelter Island Youth Center on Friday, Nov. 15, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Come celebrate the season with cute and tasty holiday favorites that you create yourself. Cookie flavors include peppermint, lemon, cherry, chocolate and vanilla or mix and match to come up with your own signature frosting and decorate to your heart’s content. Fee: $10.

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10/17/19 2:00pm

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The Shelter Island Historical Society is hosting an oyster tasting on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Havens Barn.

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GRANTS AVAILABLE 

The Shelter Island Education Foundation accepts grant requests twice a year from students, teachers and programs that inspire participants and enrich their futures. Projects must provide, or make possible, educational experiences beyond those available in the normal school curriculum and budget. Applications for grants became available Oct. 8 at shelterislandfoundation.org and at the Shelter Island School. It is preferable to fill out the application online and download for signatures. Applications must be received by Nov. 4, 2019.

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10/05/19 8:00am

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An AARP Driver Safety Program will be held at the Senior center on Monday, Nov. 18.

I just learned that the AARP Driver Safety Program will once again be held at the Senior center on Monday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must call to register and I urge you to do it quickly because these classes fill up quickly. The cost for AARP members is $20, nonmembers is $25. Call 631-749-1059 to sign up. The class is good for three years of getting discounts on your auto insurance. It’s well worth it. I took the class two years ago and am still saving. 

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10/03/19 2:00pm

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Sylvester Manor offers a vegetable garden seed saving workshop on Saturday.

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SEED SAVING

Sylvester Manor offers a vegetable garden seed saving workshop on Saturday, Oct. 5,  at 11 a.m. at the farm stand. Free. sylvestermanor.org.  (more…)