Side Dish - Chick-Fil-A Commeth

LEARN WINE ETIQUETTE: Why does the very mention of wine in public make people so nervous? Learn the protocols for ordering, tasting, sending back and leftovers; how to pair with different foods; and how to store it; on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m., at the Huntington Public Library (338 Main St., Huntington). Certified Sommelier Pascal Zugmeyer will lead the free event that is open to all. To register, call 631-427-5165.

CHICK-FIL-A COMMETH: The Town of Huntington’s first Chick-fil-A location is set to open Nov. 3 in Commack. The Commack restaurant and another set to open in Hicksville are bringing nearly 300 new jobs and will collect books for local youth organizations. The first 100 adult customers that hail from an eligible zip code in line at each restaurant for the grand opening will receive free Chick-fil-A for a year. For the list of eligible zip codes, visit The Commack location is at 682 Commack Road. It’s operated by Bryan Beasley, who was born and raised in Westhampton Beach. He joined Chick-fil-A after a 10-year successful career with Morgan Stanley where he helped the practice grow from $90 million to $220 million in assets under his management. Beasley is inviting his first 100 guests and restaurant customers to celebrate the new location by participating in a children’s new and gently-used book drive. Beasley is collecting books at his Commack restaurant between 6 a.m.-10 p.m. on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 to benefit Madonna Heights School. The Commack location is open 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Saturday (breakfast until 10:30 a.m.).

TURKEY DRIVE INCOMING: The 6th annual Turkey Drive hosted by Huntington Station-based PAS Automotive is set for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 5:30 p.m., at 627 New York Ave, Huntington. Andre and Pat Sorrentino, owners of PAS Automotive, host the drive to donate turkeys to less fortunate families in the community. To participate, bring a donation down on the day of. For those who can’t attend, a turkey or monetary donation, can be made by contacting Andre at 631-385-7349, or Nancy Bayley at 631-404-6551.

Pictured: Chelsea Takami.

Pictured: Chelsea Takami.

MUSIC AT ALMARCO: Each Thursday, 7-10 p.m., local singer/songwriter and acoustic performer Chelsea Takami will perform at Almarco Italian Grill (13 Wall St., Huntington). For more information, visit To make a reservation, call 631-935-1690.