Looking for something to do this week? Check out these events happening in person or online.
Monday, May 17
All Day, Take & Make Craft Kit: Spaghetti Marshmallow Challenge (Gr. K-5): The kits are on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. If picking up curbside, please call ahead so we can have it ready for when you arrive. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600 or visit Hauppauge Public Library
All Day, Teen Take & Make Community Service Kit: Decorating Volunteer Project: Summer Create easy-to-make art pieces to decorate the library for promotion of our Summer reading club. (1-hour service credit) Pick up date: Monday, May 17; Project deadline: Sunday, June 6. Limit: 2 of each kit per teen. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600 or visit Hauppauge Public Library
Tuesday, May 18
2pm, Hike: Avalon Nature Preserve Meet at Avalon entrance by the pond on Harbor Road and Main Street, Stony Brook. We will hike slightly over two miles on the Mill Pond Boardwalk Trail and Hilltop Meadow Orange Trail. Masks and an exercise waiver required. Participants must maintain social distance. Inclement weather cancels. Please call the library in the morning to confirm. 631-979-1600 Hauppauge Public Library.
2pm, Town of Islip Board Meeting This event will take place on Zoom. Instructions on how to access the Zoom Webinar and / or livestream are available on the Town’s website www.islipny.gov or call (631) 595-3500
6pm, Battle of the Books Kickoff Party Battle of the Books (a reading trivia program for middle-schoolers) is coming soon! This summer, each participant will be asked to read six selected titles and compete against other readers for a chance to represent Hauppauge in a virtual county-wide trivia contest in August. Details, including the official list of titles, will be available at this virtual kickoff party. Hauppauge cardholders only. This event takes place on Zoom. Register here Hauppauge Public Library
Wednesday, May 19
9am-5pm, Rental, Mortgage and Utilities Assistance Speak with a Housing Counselor or Legal Services Provider concerning COVID-19 forbearance as well as grants for mortgage payments, rental assistance and utilities. Call 516-388-7556 to register for the FREE open house event. Central Islip Civic Council, 68 Wheeler Rd
Thursday, May 20
11am, Dementia Conversations Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning This program offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations to address some of the most common issues. Topics covered in the program include: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Registration for this program is being handled by Whisper Woods of Smithtown. To register, please call 631.320.3181 and ask for Mary Constantino, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
5pm, Town of Islip Change of Zone Hearing This event will take place on Zoom. Instructions on how to access the Zoom Webinar and / or livestream are available on the Town’s website www.islipny.gov or call (631) 595-3500
Friday, May 21
10:30am, PlayHooray Baby: Opposites Music instruction strengthens listening and attention skills. Join us for a delightful class of music, movement and rhymes. Visit our YouTube channel to attend this event. Hauppauge Public Library
Saturday, May 22
9am–2pm, S.T.O.P. Day for Town of Islip Residents Improper disposal of household hazardous waste can be harmful to our community. Bring Household Hazardous Waste directly to our Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility at 1155 Lincoln Ave, Holbrook, NY 11741. Residents are advised to remain inside their vehicles in accordance with COVID-19 regulations. Download the necessary form to bring with you here. Click here for the list of acceptable items to bring.
10:30am, Parent Toddler Workshop: Resource Professionals – Importance of Play Caregivers of children ages 6 months – 3 years can listen to resource professionals speak about various child-related topics. Visit our YouTube channel to attend this event. Hauppauge Public Library
Sunday, May 23
10am, Good Samaritan Hospital Free Breast Screenings Early detection saves lives. Catholic Health Good Samaritan Hospital is offering FREE Breast Screenings at the Good Samaritan Women’s Imaging Center. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (631) 376-4444
1pm, Armed Forces Day – Oakdale Historical Society Saint John’s Landmark Church Join town historian, George Munkenbeck for a talk on the life of each of the soldiers and navel officers that rest in the beautiful cemetery. 1 Berard Blvd, Oakdale, NY 11769, (631) 559-8719