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Halloween Spooktacular, Motorcycle Swap Meet, Debate and More This Week in Riverhead

Don't miss any of the fun this week in Riverhead.

Here's a look at what's happening in the week ahead in Riverhead:

- A formal presentation will be given Monday morning at 8 a.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts building in Riverhead about the Family Community Life Center, a 68,830 square foot "community benefit district" designed by the First Baptist Church of Riverhead to provide jobs, housing, services and educational opportunities to residents of Riverhead and East End of Long Island. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Congressman Tim Bishop are expected to participate and more than 75 community members and stakeholders are expected to attend.

- Two candidates running for the Riverhead Town Supervisor's seat will discuss environmental issues in a voter education forum to be held at Digger's. The event, which takes place on Main Street in Riverhead on Tuesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., will give both incumbent Sean Walter and candidate Angela DeVito a chance to weigh in and explain where they stand on the issues.

- Big Lots will host its grand opening ceremony in Riverhead on Friday at 9 a.m. at its new location at 1103 Old Country Road. During the grand opening celebration, Big Lots district manager Rick Kominski will present $1500 to Riverhead High School; Charles Regan will accept the check on behalf of the school.

- Supervisor Sean M. Walter announced that the Cradle of Aviation Museum  has assembled a group of volunteers to assist the Town of Riverhead with the cleaning and painting of the two aircraft on display at Grumman Memorial Park. The work is scheduled to take place on Friday on both the F-14 and A-6 aircraft, which are on loan to the Riverhead Town from the U.S. Navy. The town will provide the paint and other materials needed by the CAM volunteers, as well as ladders, a power washer, bucket truck and staff support/coordination, according to Town Engineer Kenneth Testa.

- Runners can once again lace up for a good cause, as the 16th Annual 5K Run for the Ridley kicks off Saturday. The event, to benefit the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, will raise funds for the rehabilitation of cold-stunned sea turtles in the coastal waters off New York, and takes place on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

- Riverhead's Annual Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Saturday at Stotzky Park. This year’s event will feature halloween favorites and much more; wear costumes  fright-fest! The spooktacular will finish up with an annual fall Drive-In movie, held in the main parking lot at Stotzky Park! This year’s feature will be "Hotel Transylvania" and will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. No registration is necessary. Admission to these events are free, but select activities may involve a small fee. Call 631-727-5744 for more info.

-  A Yahbomoto Motorcycle Swap Meet-to include sale of memorabilia, motorcycle parts, and accessories, will be held on the grounds of the Riverhead Polish Hall located at 214 Marcy Avenue in Riverhead on Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

- The first annual Maureen's Haven 5K Walk and Run will take place beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday in Stotzky Park. To register, click here

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