Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and in anticipation of Turkey Day, Long Island is hosting a variety of events marking the annual national feast. Here are five.Thanksgiving Pet ParadeCalling all dogs and (strollered) cats! This weekend marks the inaugural Thanksgiving Pet Parade in the heart of the North Fork. Pet parents are encouraged to bring their animal companions in holiday-related costumes, such as turkeys, sweet potatoes and pilgrims. Judges will issues prizes for best costume, most creative, best human-pet combo costume and other categories. Proceeds benefit North Fork Animal Welfare League. Signup at noon before the parade. Harbor Pet, 25 Front St., Greenport. Harbor-Pet.com $10. 12:30 p.m. Nov. 22.Turkey ClassDid you know that the turkey was a contender with the bald eagle to be named the national bird? Learn about the turkey, a native bird of America, and find out the difference between a turkey and a chicken! Long Island Science Center, 11 West Main St., Riverhead. lisciencecenter.org $5. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22. RELATED: 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: 7 Things to Know Before You Go 2014 Annual Thanksgiving Native American FeastThis celebration held the weekend before Thanksgiving for more than 25 years includes Native American foods, spear throwing, face painting, fire making, pottery making, wigwam and much more, including the museum’s famous popcorn soup! Films about Native American culture will be shown throughout. Activities are appropriate for all ages. Activities are held both indoors and outdoors. Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. garviespointmuseum.com $5 ages 5 and above. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22, 23.1863 Thanksgiving Holiday CelebrationVisitors to Old Bethpage Village, the re-created mid-19th Century village, will be able to enjoy the sights and aromas of an old-fashioned Thanksgiving including decorated pumpkin pies baked in a beehive oven, and turkey roasted over an open fire. In addition, each afternoon, Traditional Fiddle music will be played and children’s stories will be read. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., in Old Bethpage. nassaucountyny.gov/parks $10 adults, $7 kids are 5 to 12, seniors and volunteer firefighters. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22, 23.Who Took Tom The Turkey? Everyone is a suspect in the case of the kidnapping most foul. An annual holiday musical sure to delight to children of all ages. BayWay Arts Center, 265 East Main St., East Islip. broadhollow.org $12. 12 p.m. Nov. 23.
54 Piggabeen Rd, Currumbin Valley.“Because there’s so much land, I’m building three houses on the next block,” Mr Davies said.“We’re building a different style of home there to cater for the kids.”On the plus side, Mr Davies joked that unlike most people, he would be able to pick his neighbours.“I’m hoping that whoever buy it is a similar-style family and we get to hang out a bit,” he said. 54 Piggabeen Rd, Currumbin Valley. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago54 Piggabeen Rd, Currumbin Valley.The couple have lived on the 3.06ha site with their children for almost a decade.They restored the four-bedroom Queenslander house to its former glory and added the pool with entertainment deck to make it their dream home. The property also has a second dwelling, which has a self-contained flat with one bedroom, a workshop and space for six cars.“You feel like you’re out in the bush,” Mr Davies said.It was with a heavy heart they have listed the home on the market but they don’t plan on going too far. 54 Piggabeen Rd, Currumbin Valley. 54 Piggabeen Rd, Currumbin Valley.WHEN Alan and Georgette Davies decided it was time to leave Sydney’s coastal suburbs, they went in search of a place much less crowded. They got just what they were looking for in this Currumbin Valley home. “We bought it as a holiday house at first then moved in,” Mr Davies said. read more
Geraldine Ruth Adkins, age 86, of Wellington, died on January 14, 2016, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.Â She was a homemaker and had been a dental assistant for many years.Gerry AdkinsGeraldine was born on June 23, 1929 in Herington, Kans. to Harold H. Rindt and Leona Katherine (Stover) Rindt.Â She was a graduate of Herington High School with the Class of 1947.Gerry married Donald F. Adkins on October 2, 1949 in Herington, KS.Â Don preceded her in death on May 13, 2001.Gerry was a charter member of the Dorcas Society of Calvary Lutheran Church.Â She was a great supporter of Wellington athletics when her grandchildren or great grandchildren were participating.Â She was known as â€œMammawâ€, not only to her grandkids and great grandkids and all of their friends, but to 49 foster grandchildren as well.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; one brother, Ronald F. Rindt; one sister, Judy Christianson; and son-in-law, Marnie Thaete.Survivors include her two daughters, Geri Thaete of Wichita and Susan Nance and her husband Tim of Wellington; brother, Harold Rindt, Jr. of LasVegas, NV; sister, Cindy Junglen of St. Cloud, MN; six grandchildren, Kristan DeJarnett and her husband Shawn of Wellington, David Nance and his wife, Kelly of Wellington, Alison Soetaert of Wichita, Dana Cordts and her husband Casey of Lawrence, KS, Ben Nance of Wellington, Clay Nance of Parsons, KS, and Shannon Whipple and her husband Paul of Beloit, KS; great grandchildren, Ben, Addyson, Baylee, Annika, and Elly DeJarnett, Rhett and Maddie Nance, Easton and Isley Nance, Tadum, Evan, Camden and Avery Soetaert, Harper Cordts, Katie Cox and her husband Brandon, and Kevin Whipple; great great granddaughter, Kendall Cox.Funeral Services will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. Â Pastor William Wingfield will officiate.Â Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 2 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.Memorials have been established with WHS.cc Scholarships and Calvary Lutheran Church.Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net read more