Weekend Planner: Live Blues at Cedar Beach, Bone Marrow Drive for Gabby

This weekend is packed full of events including the Cedar Beach festival, Country Fair in Miller Place and an important Bone Marrow Drive for one-and-a-half-year-old Gabby Mongillo.

The 22nd Annual Cedar Beach Music and Arts Festival

When/Where: All day Sept. 22 and 23 at Cedar Beach.

What: Hosted by the North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, the 22nd Annual Music and Arts Festival will feature 30 bands on two stages including Kerry Kearney and Friends, Dead Ahead, Jellyband, Little Cliff and the Cliffhangers and many more. Besides the great music there will be many different types of food vendors, from BBQ to Crab Cakes, Fish tacos and much more.

Price: $5

Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society Annual Country Fair

When/Where: 10 a.m., Saturday at the William Miller House.

What: The annual Country Fair returns to the William Miller House with a Civil War encampment, open hearth cooking/tasting, candle dipping, a period gun display, blacksmith, potter, wampum bead making, farm tools and equipment in old LI barn, textile talk, apothecary, traveling wilderness museum, and the circa-1720 house tour.

Price: $5

First Annual Sound Beach Pet Adopt-A-Thon

When/Where: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m, Saturday in the Hartlin Inn parking lot.

What: The Sound Beach Civic Association will host the first annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon, where local rescue organizations are coming together to give attendees the opportunity to meet animals available for adoption, support responsible pet ownership and learn how to care for your pet. There will also be music, pet portraits, kid crafts and more.

Price: Free

Help Save Gabby Bone Marrow Drive

When/Where: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday at the Rocky Point Fire Department at 49 Route 25A in Shoreham.

What: Gabby Mongillo is one-and-a-half years old, and the young girl adopted from Yemen by a local family suffers from Acute Myeloid Leukemia and is in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant.

Matthew McGuire, whose son Liam has had his own battle with leukemia, is organizing a bone marrow drive to help find a match for Gabby.Registering as a bone marrow donor takes no more than five minutes, but could be the difference in Gabby's life.


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