Coiled Basket Making, Saturday, March 26, 9:30-11 a.m., for ages 12+ at Southold Indian Museum. Fee: $10 plus $2 materials fee. Registration appreciated but not required. 765-5577.
Food and Drink
Riverhead Lions Club St. Patrick’s dinner, Saturday, March 19, 6 p.m. at Riverhead Polish Hall features the Inishfree School of Irish Dance, directed by Sean Reagan. Adults $20; seniors $16; children $12. 357-3593.
Food drive, Saturday, March 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by Riverhead Girl Scout Troop 1159 outside of WalMart, King Kullen, Stop and Shop and Waldbaums in Riverhead.
For All Ages
Pet Meet-n-Greet, Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Riverhead Human Resource/Senior Center, Aquebogue. Transportation provided for seniors if needed. Meet Chiquita Banana the Golden Retriever. Pizza lunch. 727-5744.
For Bargain Hunters
Grand opening, Saturday, March 19, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. of thrift shop at North Shore United Methodist Church in Wading River. 929-6075.
Chinese auction, Saturday, March 19, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic, fundraiser for Southold Indian Museum. Admission $5, includes 15 tickets. Light lunch available for purchase. 765-5577.
For History Buffs
Opening reception, Friday, March 18, 5-7 p.m. for “Edith Loring Fullerton: Lady of the Garden” exhibit at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead. On view through April. 727-2881.
The Loft at Riverhead Free Library: Teen Games: Dance-Off with Kinect, Friday, March 18, 4-6 p.m. Teen book club, Wednesday, March 23, 4-5 p.m. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
Grateful Dead tribute band Half Step performs Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead for Rex Foundation Musical Caravan fundraiser. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at door. Portion of proceeds benefits foundation’s programs. ticketleap.com, vail-leavitt.org.
Spring Into Jazz, Sunday, March 20, 2-3:30 p.m. with Shenole Latimer at Riverhead Free Library. Free. Light refreshments served. 727-3228.
Organ Expo 2011, Saturday, March 19, 1 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church. Admission free. Demonstrations, musical game and prizes, pizza and other refreshments, information about local scholarships and more. RSVP by March 14 to 298-9427.
The Natural World
Starting Vegetable Seedlings for the Home Garden, Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.-noon at Agricultural Center, Charnews Farm in Southold, hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Fee $5; reservations requested. 283-3195, [email protected] Rain or shine.
Learn to raise a backyard poultry flock, Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Talmage Farm Agway, Riverhead. Poultry experts from Suffolk County Farm, 11 a.m. presentation “Basics of Raising Chickens for Homeowners” by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Dr. Mark Bridgen. Free. 727-3100.
North Fork Audubon Society: Endangered Species program meeting, Wednesday, March 23, meet 7 p.m. at Red House Nature Center, Greenport. Protecting piping plovers and other species. 734-7144, [email protected]
‘Save the Grange’ lecture series, Friday, March 18, features “Biodynamics” given by Steve Storch, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange, Sound Avenue at Church Lane, Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments by Peggy served. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected], spirit-renewal.com.
Northeast Stage presents: Cafe Shakespeare, Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 6:30-7:45 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 3-4:45 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, Greenport. Free. Shakespeare: In the Company of Players, scenes and speeches, Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 5 p.m. at Brecknock Hall. Free; donations appreciated. 208-6933.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ March 18, 19 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 20 at 2:30 p.m. Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, directed by Ken Rowland; produced by Margaret Motto; musical director Brian Dornicik; choreographer Michael Disher. Tickets $20; 298-6328, nfct.com.
Paintings by Charles Wildbank and photographs by Fred Vanderwerven on view through May 4 at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. Presented by East End Arts Council and Jamesport Manor Inn. 727-0900.
Photographs by Karen George Mortimer on view through June 10 at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Ave., presented by East End Arts Council and Town of Riverhead. 727-0900.
Bingo, Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Moose Lodge, Riverside Drive, Riverhead. Gaming begins 7:30 p.m. 727-6667, 779-2694.
Mah-jongg, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
Community supper, free soup kitchen for all in need, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Agnes R.C. Church parish hall, Sixth Street, Greenport. 765-2981.
Free lunch, Almuerzo Gratis for ages 6-18, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 130 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead. 727-3338.
Crafts for Kids at Southold Indian Museum, Sundays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1080 Main Bayview Road. Fee: $5 per child per craft; must be accompanied by adult. Registration appreciated but not required. 765-5577.
Every Saturday, dusk to midnight: Stargazing at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. 765-2626. To arrange group visits, e-mail [email protected]
The Written Word
The Yellow Barn at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. open for book purchases Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 727-3228, ext. 0.