Patch's free calendar is well-used by community members who want to spread the word about events, meetings and specials at their business. Here are a few listings featured this week — be sure to upload your own happenings on our calendar here.
• A prostate cancer support group gathers Monday at 6 p.m. at the Southold Free Library: Once diagnosed with prostate cancer we are on a lifelong vigil. If you have had treatment share your experience with other men possibly facing similar treatment. Discuss and learn about the latest findings of clinical studies that affect your specific condition. If you are newly diagnosed learn from others what they have gone through in selecting from various treatment options. Become an empowered patient: Learn what questions to ask your doctors. Learn about options for second opinions All are welcome. No registering. Just show up.
• Pike Street Pilates hosts Bellyfit Monday at 10:15 a.m.: Bellyfit is a Holistic Fitness Class for Women. This class is one hour long — the first half of the class is cardio dance based on Belly dance, African dance, Bollywood and Bahngra and the second half contains Pilates based core work and Yoga based stretching. Please bring water and a Yoga mat. Class size is limited to 12 people on a first come, first served basis and costs $10.
• Cowboy Kevin hosts North Fork Idol every Wednesday at Four Doors Down in Mattituck: North Fork Idol is an open mic held at Four Doors Down every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., where prizes are awarded based on applause. Musical acts, singing, dancing, poetry, performance art, and even comedy are featured. Cowboy Kevin is a professional audio engineer. This venue is drum friendly and we welcome complete bands as well as solo acts. Backing tracks or "karaoke tracks" can also be accommodated through the PA if you bring your iPod.
• Get spooked at Harbes Haunt Nights: Halloween is near and Harbes Farm wants to scare you at various corn mazes on their North Fork properties. Take a scary ride deep into the woods of Sherwood Forest this Friday at 5698 Sound Avenue in Riverhead.
• Parade Magazine editor to speak at Shelter Island Public Library: This Friday at 7 p.m., Shelter Island Public Library will feature guest speaker, PARADE magazine editorial director, Maggie Murphy. Maggie will share unique stories experienced only the director of the largest circulation magazine in the US. With 33 million copies distributed through 600 newspapers – and more than 500 newspaper websites with 42 million unique visitors, Maggie Murphy oversees editorial that reaches some 70 million readers of Parade every week. She also serves as Editorial Director of PARADE Publications, leading the editorial development of all the company’s brands, including dash, a monthly food magazine she created in partnership with Bon Appétit, Epicurious.com and Gourmet, and directs content for all of Advance Publications’ digital assets.
• Reach for the stars at Custer Institute's 34th Annual Astronomy Jamboree:Beginning Friday and lasting through Oct. 21, Custer Institute in Southold holds its annual Astronomy Jamboree, with presentations, laser shows, exhibits, planetarium sessions, solar observing, vendors, children’s crafts and stargazing. View the night sky through Custer's 25-inch Obsession telescope.