Gay PTA meeting. The inaugural meeting of the Long Island Gay Parent Teacher Association will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Center at Garden City, 400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110. The first-in-the-nation program aims to bring together parents and educators to make schools safer for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. Check Emily Dooley’s Twitter updates @eDooleyNoted.
Town budget discussion. The Brookhaven Town board will hold a work session at 1 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville. The 2012 proposed budget, which will have a public hearing on Nov. 10, will be a topic of discussion. Check Patrick Whittle’s Twitter updates @pxwhittle.
Local elections. Local elections across Long Island will be Tuesday, with polls opening at 6 a.m. At stake is the Suffolk County executive position as well as every seat in Nassau and Suffolk legislatures, and numerous town supervisor positions and town board seats, among others. Check staff updates at newsday.com.