The Shelter Island Historical Society is hosting an oyster tasting on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Havens Barn.
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.
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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Sylvester Manor offers a vegetable garden seed saving workshop on Saturday.
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…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Sylvester Manor offers a vegetable garden seed saving workshop on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at the farm stand.
The Shelter Island Library hosts “Great Decisions: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested” on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 5:30 p.m. The United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The war on drugs, immigration and trade issues have taxed the relationship over the years. Great Decisions starts with a short film followed by a group discussion facilitated by Kirk Ressler.
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The Shelter Island Lions Club presents its annual Snapper Derby on Saturday, Aug. 31.
LONG LIVE THE KING
The Shelter Island Library presents Richard Zoglin discussing his new book “Elvis in Vegas” during the next Friday Night Dialogue on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior and eventually his fatal overdose. But in Elvis in Vegas, Richard Zoglin takes an alternate view, arguing that Vegas is where the King of Rock and Roll resurrected his career, reinvented himself as a performer, and created the most exciting show in Vegas history.