In exchange for working on Columbus Day we get the day after Thanksgiving off. This is okay with me because I’d rather have four days off in a row. Columbus Day at work is usually a quiet day—no mail, no banking. People are out picking apples and pumpkins or sipping wine on the North Fork, not calling us for appointments or emergencies. But this year with the return of summer in mid-October I kind of wish I was the one on the North Fork sipping wine and picking out pumpkins. I say picking out pumpkins because there is no more picking pumpkins; they are already picked for you. I find this kind of odd because technically it’s called pumpkin picking. Just saying …
The Hampton Theatre Company will present the play “My Three Angels” beginning October 20 and running through November 6 at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue in Quogue. This is a comedy about a trio of, ahem, angelic convicts who come to the rescue of a lovely young woman and her family on Christmas Day in French Guiana. Performances will be on Thursday nights at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Call the box office at 653-8955 for more information or visit the website at www.hamptontheatre.org to reserve tickets.
The Eastport American Legion and the Eastport Cemetery Association will be hosting an Octoberfest Dinner Dance at the legion post in Eastport on Saturday, October 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. Ticket price is $30. For information or tickets, please call 325-2110 or 478-7023.
This Saturday is homecoming at Eastport South Manor and festivities will include tailgating (or tail-GREATing as Gary Wood named it!), a parade, a football game and more! Let’s hope for GREAT weather for this fun-filled, action-packed day.
The Eastport Elementary School PTO will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair from Thursday, October 13, through Friday, October 21. Information on when the students will be attending the fair during the school day will come home with them soon.
The PTO is also planning its annual Fall Festival, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the elementary school. There will be activities for all ages including sporting events, crafts and contests. Books from the Scholastic Book Fair will be available that day, too. Refreshments will be served. The rain date is October 23.