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Around Lindenhurst: water scooter rally

Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst. (Sept. 2, 2011)

Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst. (Sept. 2, 2011) Photo Credit: Jennifer Schmitt

Although Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, the season continue's well into September. One event happening Sept. 10 will help keep the summer feeling alive -- a water scooter rally sponsored by JetSkiRallys.com.

This water scooter rally is a free event in which enthusiasts will ride together and enjoy a day on the water. The rally will begin at 6:30 a.m. at Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst and travel to Greenport. Those who don't arrive by water, can use a water scooter and  boat ramp at Venetian Shore.

Accounting for refueling and no-wake zones, the trip is a full-day excursion ending at Greenport, according to rally founder Jason Schwartz.

Schwartz, of Lindenhurst, said he started organizing the events "for those of us that like to escape reality from time to time and to get outdoor enthusiasts together and enjoy the outdoors and all that Long Island has to offer year-round."

In addition to summer water scooter rallies, Schwartz plans to organize ATV and snowmobiling rallies in the fall and winter.

Visit JetSkiRallys.com for more information.

Other Lindenhurst happenings:

* Enjoy the last weekend of music for this summer season at Venetian Shores Beach Hut. Check out the schedule of upcoming performances here.

* The Village of Lindenhurst will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a silent procession at 4 p.m., starting at Village Square at North Wellwood Avenue and East Hoffman Avenue and ending at the Lindenhurst 9/11 Memorial Garden at Irmisch Avenue and Heiling Boulevard. The procession will be followed by a memorial service.

* Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will be holding a Parish Communion Breakfast celebrating its 140th anniversary and the priests who have served at OLPH. Breakfast follows 9 a.m. Mass on Sept. 17 in the school auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children 4 to 10 (children 3 and under are free). For tickets call 631-226-7952 or 631-226-2860.

* The Catholic Youth Organization is holding registration for its 2011-12 season. The deadline for track and volleyball is Sept. 11, and the deadline for cheerleading and basketball is Sept. 25. Find more information at the CYO’s website.

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