The official countdown to Halloween is on and to help make sure you don’t miss any fun events, programs and important meetings this week Patch offers up this week’s agenda.
First off, the weather outlook for the week is great considering the slew of stormy weather last week. According to weather.com the temperature will be in the high 60s most of the week, nearly hitting 70 degrees Friday though it may also bring showers likely. The good news is there is no chance of rain from Monday and Tuesday.
October is clearly Oktoberfest month and there’s a great program at the West Islip Library celebrating the season. Oktoberfest Cooking, led by chef Gunther Grossman from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. will feature a demonstration of foods served at German’s famous festival. Call the library ahead to double check seating availability.
The Halloween Costume Drive hits its final week and last day to drop off gently used and new costumes for children who need a costume is Friday, Oct. 18.
While you’re at the library dropping off the costume or enjoying the food class demo stop by the Teen Corner and try to guess how many candy corn candies are in the jar. Closest guess wins the whole jar of sweets.
On Wednesday evening, West Islip students will perform in the “Night of 1,000 strings” event at the Performing Arts Center in the West Islip High School. The program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Open gym for West Islip high school girls planning to try out for the JV and Varsity squads starts Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Open gym will be held every Tuesday night until the season starts.
On Wednesday West Islip high school students will have a chance to get real hands-on insight about running a business and working in a business during the West Islip Chamber of Commerce’s Career Fair Day event at the high school.