Take your pick Thursday from a wide range of events that includes town and fire department happenings, school sports, and recreational opportunities.
1. The Stony Brook Fire Department's annual organizational meeting, expected by many to be a hot one, will start at 7 p.m. at the Main Street firehouse in Stony Brook. Watch for upcoming coverage on Three Village Patch.
2. Thursday's lineup of events at the Setauket Neighborhood House includes at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., a at 10 a.m., at 4 p.m., and another class at 5:30 p.m.
3. Catch the Ward Melville in action against Huntington at 4 p.m., or watch as Lindenhurst visits for a at 6:15 p.m.
4. The Town of Brookhaven will hold its first of the new year, set for 5 p.m. at Town Hall in Farmingville.
5. Coming up later on Three Village Patch: a new edition of The Dish, reactions to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "State of the State" speech, and a guide to help you pick a gym to keep your get-fit New Year's resolutions.