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Moriches Bay Buzz: Little League fundraiser

Sports fans can help support the Moriches Bay Little League at the inaugural Night at the Ballpark fundraising event, being held Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Moriches Athletic Complex on Moriches-Middle Island Road.

This evening is open to all, and will feature two Little League games at 5 and 8 p.m. Festivities will also include musical entertainment provided by a DJ, a concession stand and a Chinese auction. Items up for bid include Yankees tickets, a luxury box for a Long Island Ducks game and an outdoor theater party.

This event is free, although donations will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Moriches Bay Little League, as well as a scholarship to be awarded to a Center Moriches High School student who was a member of the Little League in the past.

Moriches Bay Little League was founded in 1957 with just six teams. Now, the organization, which is run by volunteers, has about 420 players on 40 teams, ranging from T-ball to seniors.

For more information about Moriches Bay Little League or Night at the Ballpark, call 631-878-3721.

Clayton Huey Elementary Students Lend a Helping Hand: A round of applause to the members of the Clayton Huey Elementary School Student Council for their acts of kindness over the last few months. First, student council members organized a clothing drive from February through April and collected 300 bags of clothing and shoes. All proceeds from the clothing drive benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

In addition, the Student Council quickly responded to the devastating news of the Japan earthquake with a fundraiser to help the victims, especially children. Large jars were placed in the school cafeteria, and $1,300 was raised quickly, which was sent to the Save the Children organization.

Audubon Adventures: Children can experience nature this summer at Kaler’s Pond Audubon Center. Ten days of fun and exploration is planned every Thursday and Friday in July, and the first week of August. The program's highlights include exploring forests, ponds and bays, and observing plants and animals up close. The fee is $250 to register before Memorial Day, and $295 after. Call 631-878-5576 or email Pam Musk at pmusk@audubon.org for more details.

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