Opening of ‘Youth Art Exhibit: Students View American Still Life,’ Saturday, Jan. 29, 2-4 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Artwork from Greenport students grades K-12 in response to Parrish Art Museum’s fall 2010 exhibit. On view through Feb. 27. 477-0660.
Casino Night, Friday, Feb. 4, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Vineyards, Aquebogue. Slots, tables, chinese auction, music, food and prizes for top winners. Tickets $50; includes $50 in chips. All proceeds benefit Our Lady of Mercy Regional School. Tickets available at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe, Mattituck; Robert’s Jewelers, Southold, or email ticket requests/questions to [email protected]
National Puzzle Day, Saturday, Jan. 29 kicks off jigsaw puzzle marathon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Stop in and enjoy variety of puzzles; runs through Feb. 28. 298-4134.
Classes and Workshops
Franchise Sales & Development, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue. Educational/informative program on how to open and run a franchise, with Stuart Levenberg of Kensington Franchise Sales. 734-6360.
Painting with Watercolors, Saturdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 10 a.m.-noon with Brenda Miller at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Preregister in person and pick up materials list. Fee for 4 classes $100. 477-0660.
Workshop ‘Focus on Whites in Watercolors,’ Mondays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at East End Arts Council School of the Arts, Riverhead. Class fee $108; members $75. Register: 369-2171, eastendarts.org.
Oysterponds Historical Society’s traditional craft series: Introduction to Knitting, with Doris Coniglio, Thursdays, Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24, 6-8:30 p.m. Fee $65; register: 323-2480.
Riverhead Central Faculty Association’s Scholarship Variety Show, Friday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. in Riverhead High School auditorium. Inaugural theme is “Hollywood on Harrison” featuring faculty and student actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians, including a blues band, harp performance and tribute to Vinnie Nasta, with MC Jimmy Richardson. Tickets $10; ages 17 and under $5. Raffles and 50/50. Reserve at 369-6757 or 727-2262 or purchase at door. To donate, mail check made out to RCFA, 223 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead NY 11901.
Country Line Dancing, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7-8 p.m. with Norma Granofsky at Riverhead Free Library. Dress comfortably; cowboy boots and hat optional. Register: 727-3228, ext. 0, riverheadlibrary.org.
The Brothers Grim: Blood Simple, the films of the Coen Brothers, Sunday, Jan. 30, 1:30 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Screening and discussion with Michael Edelson. Free. 477-0660.
Food and Drink
Annual fundraiser Lasagna Dinner, Monday, Feb. 14, hosted by CAST at Peconic Landing, Greenport. Two seatings, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $20: 477-1717.
Snow Ball dinner/dance, Saturday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m., hosted by Women of the Moose, Riverhead Chapter 1118 at lodge, 51 Madison St. Chicken marsala; entertainment by Reflections band. Tickets $18 advance, $20 at door. Reservations required: 779-2694.
Breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-noon, hosted by Women of the Moose, Riverhead Chapter 1118 at lodge. Adults $6; ages 5-12 $4; under 5 free. Reservations: 779-2694.
Beat the Mid-Winter Blues party, Friday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at Southold American Legion Hall. Open bar, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and dancing to music by DJ Joe. Tickets $32, advance only: 765-1786, 765-5122.
Culinary Tour, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 5-6:30 p.m. features “Mac & Cheese and Meatloaf” with Paula Croteau at Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, 1450 South Harbor Road, Southold. Students learn how to create variations of classic comfort foods. Class fee $20; residents $15. Bring apron and $25 ingredients fee to first class. Space limited to 15; register: 765-5182. Confirm prior to class: 765-6032, [email protected] Offered by Southold Town Recreation Department.
Doo-Wop Nite, Saturday, Jan. 29, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, Cutchogue. Food, music by Sahara and cash bar. All adults welcome, $25. 734-5901, 298-8700.
Teen Chess Match, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m., led by Jim MacLeod at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Free. Register: 298-4134.
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 4 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Help redesign teen area of library, plan events and more. 477-0660.
The Loft at Riverhead Free Library: Teen book club with Mrs. La Sita, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 4-5 p.m. features “Love & Romance.” Register. Celebrate: Mid-terms are over! Friday, Jan. 28, 4-5 p.m. features open mic poetry jam with “choco lattes.” Register. Crafts for a Chinese New Year, Saturday, Jan. 29, 11 a.m.-noon features the Year of the Rabbit. Register. Year of the Rabbit Chinese New Year Celebration, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 4-5:30 p.m. features ginger tea, calligraphy and delectable treats for ages 11 and up. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
‘Philomel’s Song,’ Sunday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. at Southold Free Library features mezzo-soprano Phyliss Fay Farmer, pianist Emily Olin and flutist Jill Sokol. Sponsored by Friends of SFL. Admission free. 765-2077.
Harpist Miriam Shilling performs Sunday, Jan. 30, 3 p.m. at Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Admission free; donations accepted. 765-5667.
The Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society’s Montauk Point with Rick & Linda Kedenburg, Saturday, Jan. 29 at Montauk State Park. Meet 8 a.m. at Southampton Princess Diner, Route 27 or 9:30 a.m. at observation platform behind snack bar at park. Dress for cold weather; bring bag lunch. Dinner out with group optional. Trip ends at nightfall in Shinnecock area. RSVP: [email protected]ne.net, 734-7144.
CSAs and Organic Farming, Thursday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Informative presentation by Golden Earthworm Organic Farm; refreshments served. Free; pre-register at circulation desk. 298-4134.
Sports and Recreation
Harlem Wizards at Mattituck High School, Thursday, Feb. 10, sponsored by Mattituck Athletic Booster Club and PTSA. Tickets available at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe. 298-8460.
Special benefit performance of A.R. Gurney’s ‘Love Letters,’ Sunday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre, Mattituck. Donation $15; all proceeds go to “A Dream Is A Wish” Relay for LIfe team to benefit American Cancer Society. 298-1123.
The Written Word
Book discussion ‘The History of Love’ by Nicole Krauss, Monday, Jan. 31, noon at Floyd Memorial Library and 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing, both in Greenport. 477-0660.