Thursday, November 25
MCTA’s 5th annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk begins 9 a.m. at Mattituck High School, Main Road, hosted by Mattituck-Cutchogue Teachers Association. Registration forms at www.mufsd.com. Proceeds benefit scholarships for graduating MHS seniors and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. 298-4242.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Church of the Harvest, 527 Raynor Ave., Riverhead. Home-cooked turkey dinner with all the trimmings served to anyone who may be alone or in need. Van pick up available to and from church every 30 minutes, from 85 E. Main St in front of Riverhead Grill. Meal delivery available for home-bound individuals. 727-1977.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 1 p.m. at First Universalist Church, Main Road, Southold. All welcome. Reserve: 765-5153, 765-3494. Free.
Friday, November 26
Country Parlor 19th annual Holiday Home Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at historic Naugles Barn, Hallockville Museum Farm, Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Items made by folk artists and craftspeople. Portion of proceeds benefits North Shore Horse Rescue in Baiting Hollow. countryparlor.blogspot.com.
Movie ‘Toy Story 3,’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Free. 298-4134.
Annual candlelight tour and tree lighting, 3-6 p.m. at Southold Historical Society’s Maple Lane Museum Complex. Period decorations, musicians in costume, Hamlet Christmas Tree lighting at 5 p.m., visit with Santa, holiday music by Southold High School Chorus, children make ornaments for school tree, demonstrations of traditional holiday craft-making, tour of Pine Neck Barn Annex (with refreshments) and more. Maritime Pirates at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Society’s Treasure Exchange consignment shop on Main Road open until 6 p.m., stocked with holiday gifts including ornaments, books and children’s toys. 765-5500 or visit southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
‘With Organ and Voice,’ 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church, Depot Lane, Cutchogue features Southold High School graduates William Roslak on organ and vocalist Stephen D’Amico performing works by Bach, Karg-Elert, Gurney and Liszt. Free will offering to help fund maintenance of organ. 561-9233, 734-6446.
Saturday, November 27
Country Parlor Holiday Home Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead. See Friday.
Friends Book Cottage final sale day of 2010, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Holiday events in Village of Greenport begin 11 a.m.-noon with children’s films at East End Seaport Museum, Third Street at Ferry Dock; decoration of outdoor holiday trees along Front Street, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at Greenport School auditorium, 2-3 p.m.; tree lighting in Mitchell Park with caroling, refreshments and visit by Santa, 5-6 p.m.; opening night gala and short film event at East End Seaport Museum, 6-8 p.m. and more. Greenportvillage.com.
Victorian Christmas, 1-5:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society and Museums, Main Road and Cardinal Drive. Tour of decorated museum, meet with Santa 1-3 p.m., live music, tree lighting and wine and cheese for adults, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Donations accepted. 298-1930, mlhistoricalsociety.org.
Theatreworks presents ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,’ 2-3 p.m. at Greenport School auditorium, Front Street. Musical based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure story about four children in war-torn England who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. Recommended for ages 6 and up. 477-1950.
SAVES’ 6th annual Art Benefit for Animal Lovers, 5-8 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Live and silent auctions of local artists’ paintings, photographs and mixed media works; chinese auction; raffles; instant winner balloons and other prizes. Tickets $25, includes light buffet, music and 2 glasses of wine. Tickets available at Blue Door Gallery in Riverhead, JET’s Dream in Greenport and Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery in Mattituck. [email protected] Proceeds help fund SAVE’s Spay/Neuter/Rescue/Adopt and Humane Education programs.
Youth nights with Wii games, pool, pingpong, other activities, 7-9 p.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Snacks available at reasonable prices. 765-5182.
Sunday, November 28
Village of Greenport: continuing decoration of outdoor holiday trees, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Greenport paints its store front windows 1-4 p.m. and more. Greenportvillage.com.
A Night In Bethlehem, 3-7 p.m. at Living Water Church, Shade Tree Lane and Hubbard Avenue, Riverhead. Bring Christmas story to life by making authentic period crafts and sharing traditions and stories; groups scheduled on first-come, first-served basis for interactive 1-hour family event. Free. 722-4969.
Monday, November 29
Book discussion ‘The Madonnas of Leningrad’ by Debra Dean, noon at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport and 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. All welcome. 477-0660.
Steve Martin in conversation with Deborah Solomon, 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Simulcast of 92nd Street Y live from NYC. Limited seating, reservations required. Fee $10 at door. 477-3800.
Tuesday, November 30
Genealogy Databases and Websites, 6-8 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Reservations required: 734-6360.
Composer’s Forum Seminar with Alexander Nohai-Seaman, 7-8 p.m. upstairs in East End Arts Council’s Carriage House Studios, behind EEAC School of the Arts, 141 E. Main St., Riverhead. Admission free; donations appreciated. 369-2171, eastendarts.org.
Book discussion ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ by Rebecca Skloot, 7 p.m. with moderator Bev Wowak at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. All welcome. 298-4134.
Wednesday, December 1
Youth Drama Workshop, 9 a.m. at Cutchogue United Methodist Church, Main Road. Culminates in public performance Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m., fully-costumed and staged medieval nativity play adapted for children of all ages. Information and registration: 765-5667, [email protected]
‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ movie for grades 4+, 4-6 p.m. at Southold Free Library, Main Road, hosted by Penny Kelley. 765-2077.
Lighting of first candle of Hanukkah and Christmas wreath with Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council, at sundown on Cutchogue Village Green, Main Road. North Fork Reform Synagogue’s Howard Eilenberg gives explanation of Hanukkah holiday; group singing and light refreshments follow. 765-6182.
Community menorah lighting, 6 p.m. at Riverfront Park in downtown Riverhead.
Annual Big Duck Holiday Lighting Ceremony, 7 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch, Route 24, Flanders. Live entertainment, duck carol sing-a-long, refreshments and arrival of Santa Claus, courtesy of Flanders Fire Department. Big Duck Store open for holiday gifts. Parking available at Flanders Men’s Club. 854-0989.
Thursday, December 2
Book discussion ‘Suite Francaise’ by Irene Nemirovsky, 10:30 a.m., led by Caroline MacArthur at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Teens make a stained glass votive, 3-5 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, riverheadlibrary.org.
Zumba with Julio, 6-7 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Fitness program incorporates Latin rhythms. 727-3228.
In order to be listed in the calendar, events must be open to the general public and be not-for-profit, nonpartisan and nonsectarian in nature. The deadline for receipt of calendar listings is 5 p.m. Friday. To submit material: E-mail [email protected]; mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952; or fax to 298-3287. Call 298-3200 for information.
Thursday, November 25