Artists’ Lounge, Friday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m. at East End Arts Council Gallery, Riverhead. Meet other artists and talk shop. “Mocktails” and light hors d’oeuvres, with entertainment by Ben Riley and Teddy Charles from the Jazz Foundation of America. Free admission. 727-0900.
Arts Advocacy Day in Albany, Tuesday, Feb. 8; bus leaves T.J. Maxx Shopping Center at 6 a.m. Call Huntington Arts Council to reserve free seat: 271-8423, ext. 10. Handbook at artsnys.org.
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 e-mail ticket requests/questions to [email protected]
Classes and Workshops
Flower Arrangement workshop with Clawflower’s Richard Corbin, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Register; $20 materials fee. 477-0660.
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. Doors open 6:30 p.m. 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.
Food and Drink
Southold Fire Dept.’s 125th anniversary Steak Nite, Saturday, Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. at firehouse. Tickets $25; limited number available at firehouse. 765-3385.
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.
Have-A-Heart Dinner, Monday, Feb. 14 at Peconic Landing, Greenport, to benefit CAST. Seatings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Music by George Cork Maul. Caesar salad, lasagna, garlic bread, coffee and dessert. Adults $20; ages 12 and under $10. Seating limited. RSVP 477-1717.
Southold Mothers’ Club valentine craft, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 12:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. RSVP [email protected] Book club ‘Little Bee’ by Chris Cleave, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. at Jen’s house. RSVP: 940-3609.
Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue: Lego-Mania Jr., Friday, Feb. 4, 4-5 p.m. for grades K-2. Special door prize awarded; register. Under the Snow, Monday, Feb. 7, 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3. Fun story, snow cream treat and sparkly snow craft. Register: 734-6360.
Bus Trip to see Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ noon at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Saturday, Feb. 12; sponsored by Cutchogue-New Suffolk, Southold and Floyd Memorial libraries. Register at home library; tickets $6 including bus transportation. Children ages 8 and under must be with adult.
Wild Long Island! Saturday, Feb. 5, 3 p.m. for ages 8 and under at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. View live mammals, birds of prey and reptiles; presented by Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons and sponsored by East End Education Enrichment Coalition (4EC). Register: 298-4134.
For History Buffs
Black History Month at Peconic Landing, Greenport features ‘Shirley Chisholm ‘72 – Unbossed & Unbought,’ 2004 film, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m. in auditorium. Free. 477-2320.
Junior High Drop By, Friday, Feb. 4, 2:45-4:45 p.m. for grades 7-8, with Penny Kelley at Southold Free Library. Wii games, board games, snacks and more. 765-2077.
The Loft at Riverhead Free Library: Valentines for Soldiers, Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 7-8, 3-5 p.m. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
Lectures and Seminars
‘Celebrating Freedom,’ slide lecture presented by Dr. Sherril D. Wilson, Saturday, Feb. 5, 1 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead, in celebration of Black History Month. Free; registration requested. 727-2881. Coincides with exhibit “Who Are Our Brethren: Documents of Slavery from the Archives of the Suffolk County Historical Society,” on view Feb. 1-28, Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
The Sunnyland Jazz Band, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Free. 734-6360.
First Friday Open Mic Night With Liza Coppola, Friday, Feb. 4, 7-10 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. For all ages. Musicians, comics, poets, magicians and storytellers. Hosted by singer/songwriter Liza Coppola. Free; donations accepted. 765-2626.
‘Ghostly Encounters on Long Island,’ Sunday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m. with paranormal adventurers Joseph Flammer and Diane Hill at Southold Free Library. Based on their 2010 book “Long Island’s Most Haunted Cemeteries.” Free. 765-2077.
Sports and Recreation
Harlem Wizards at Mattituck High School, Thursday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. in school gym. Wizards battle faculty of Mattituck-Cutchogue School District, sponsored by Mattituck Athletic Booster Club and PTSA. Tickets $12, available at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe, at home basketball games and Friday, Jan. 28 before Dancing with the Staff in front of auditorium. 298-8460.
Mattituck High School presents ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,’ Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 9-11, 8 p.m. in school auditorium. Call for information: 298-8460.
‘The Hand of God’ and ‘Roman Fever,’ Sunday, Feb. 6, 3 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Performed by local actors; admission free. Reception with refreshments follows show. Sponsored by Friends of MLL. 298-4134.
The Written Word
Carin Clevidence discusses her novel “The House on Salt Hay Road,’ Saturday, Feb. 5, 10:30 a.m. at Southold Free Library. 765-2077.
Book discussion ‘The Remains of the Day’ by Kazuo Ishiguro, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. 727-3228, ext. 0, riverheadlibrary.org.
Poetry at Poquatuck, Saturday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, Orient. Annual celebration of poetry and art. Admission $10 to benefit hall. 323-2580.