The Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s annual Art and Crafts Show and Chinese Auction, Saturday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Village Green, Cutchogue. Live Music, Tuesday morning children’s art group walk down Green Project Runway at 2 p.m., chinese auction drawing 3 p.m. Free Admission. Rain date Aug. 7. 734-6382 or oldtownguild.com.
First Fridays Artist Talk series, Friday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m. at East End Arts Council Gallery and Carriage House, Riverhead. Master printmaker Craig Zammiello, guest juror of EEAC’s exhibit “The Print Show” explores the art of printmaking and more. 727-0900, eastendarts.org.
Call for artists for 2nd annual North Fork Chamber of Commerce Art Show at Greenport 2011. Artist registration application due by August 19. Event in Mitchell Park Saturday, September 10. Spaces allocated on first-come-first-served basis. For artist prospectus and further info contact Alex Ferrone, NFCC Board Member: 734-8545. Sponsored in part by Suffolk County National Bank.
Oysterponds Historical Society’s elegant summer bash, Saturday, Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at bayside home in Orient. Silent art auction and live auction of “chairs” from local artists, architects and designers. Fee $125, call 323-2480 for ticket information. RSVP by July 28.
Feast for Felines, Thursday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue. Fundraising dinner presented by SAVES Inc. features four-course dinner, chinese auction, music and 50/50 raffle. Tickets $45, available at JET’s Dream, Greenport; The Feed Bag, Cutchogue; Country Pet Boutique, Mattituck; Blue Door Gallery, Riverhead. 722-0015, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NoFo: Up Close, A Photo Exhibit and Benefit for Kent Animal Shelter, Saturday, Aug. 6, noon-3 p.m. at Peconic Bay Winery, 31320 Main Road, Cutchogue. Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at door, includes one glass of wine/beverage and hors d’oeuvres. Additional glasses of wine $8 with half going to Kent Animal Shelter. To purchase tickets, go to www.NadlerPhotoDesign.com/NoFo.
ELIH Annual Summer Gala, Saturday, Aug. 13, 5-8 p.m. at McCall Vineyard & Preserve, Cutchogue. Continuous bounty of Native American cuisine overlooking the vines. Tickets $175, featured guest Terry Wallace, American art historian and author. Luxury raffle and live auction. Reserve online at www.ELIH.org/gala or call 631/477-5164. Proceeds benefit Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport.
Riverhead Summer Mardi Gras Festival, Saturday, Aug. 6, noon-11 p.m. on East Main Street and Peconic Avenue (along Peconic River). Rain date Sunday, Aug. 7. Starts off at noon with parade led by The Stilt Band beginning at Suffolk County Historical Society, marches to Main Street, to McDermott Avenue to Riverfront. People encouraged to march with their dogs. Music by many bands, on 2 stages 1-11 p.m. Riverheadbid.com.
Mattituck-Cutchogue Elementary PTA’s outdoor movie night fundraiser, Thursday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. at Strawberry Fields in Mattituck. “Rio”, rated G, shown at dusk. Tickets $4; ages 4 & under free. Bring blankets and chairs. Snacks and refreshments available for purchase. All proceeds go to PTA school sponsored programs.
Food and Drink
Baiting Hollow Congregational Church’s annual Chicken BBQ, Saturday, Aug. 6, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $18 advance, $20 at door, kids under 12, $12 advance, $14 at door. Half-chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans, rolls, watermelon and more. Call Sandy at 369-4318 for info or tickets. Takeout available. Rain date Sunday, Aug. 7.
Knights of Columbus in Cutchogue’s Breakfast Buffet, Sunday Aug. 7, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Adults, $8; children, $4. 734-7338.
Southold Historical Society’s annual Ice Cream Social, Saturday, Aug. 6, 1-4 p.m. at Society’s Maple Lane Museum complex, corner of Main Road and Maple Lane, opposite Southold Firehouse. Entrance to grounds is free, food and games require tickets available on site. 765-5500, www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
North Fork Animal Welfare League’s Summer Barbecue Extravaganza, Saturday, Aug. 6, 3-8 p.m. at the Corso residence overlooking Long Island Sound, 13451 Oregon Road, Cutchogue. Hors d’oeuvres, barbecue, cocktails, live music and dancing. Casual attire. Tickets $95; reserve tables available for parties of ten or more. RSVP requested 765-1811. Detailed information, directions and downloadable RSVP card athttp://www.nfawl.org/events/summer-barbeque-extravaganza.
Riverhead United Methodist Church’s annual Chicken BBQ, Saturday, Aug. 13, 4-6 p.m. Eat in or take out. Menu: half chicken, baked potato, corn-on-the-cob, cole slaw, and dessert. Tickets $15 adults, $9 children under 12; family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children under 12) $42. Tickets or information call 727-2327.
For All Ages
An International Celebration, Thursday, Aug. 11, 5-7 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport. Celebrate diversity of community and world, taste different cultures through food sampling, get tuned in to music of African drums, native flutes and the Irish tin whistle and feel the art through fish printing, churning your own butter and playing Japanese games. 477-0660.
For Bargain Hunters
Donations wanted for Maureen’s Haven’s annual yard sale in August, Furniture, electronics, beds and bedding, appliances, exercise equipment, bicycles, tools, luggage, musical instruments and gently used clothing. 727-6831.
Columbiettes’ annual Money Mania Chinese Auction, Friday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall in Cutchogue. Call Ann at 734-5901 for information.
Airbrush T-Shirts, Monday, Aug. 8, 4:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. For grades 7+; bring t-shirt. Register: 298-4134.
In the Garden
North Fork Garden Group, Saturday, Aug. 6, 9-10:30 a.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Explore organic gardening through guest speakers, seed exchange and sharing of information. To register call Elizabeth: 565-7160.
Riverhead summer concert series features Sound Symphony, Friday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. on grounds of East End Arts Council, 133 E. Main St. Free.
Brady Rymer for everyone, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m. at Silversmith’s Corner, Southold. Summer Showcase Kids’ Concert. Free. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church, Main Road. 208-6933.
Open mic night, Friday, Aug. 5, 7-10 p.m., Custer Institute, Southold.
Summer Showcase Concert, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. features The Is Ensemble at Silversmith’s Corner, Town Green, Main Road, Southold. Bring blanket or chair. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church, Main Road. 208-6933.
The No Doubt World Famous Riverhead Summer Band’s ‘Concert Under the Stars,’ Monday, Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. on front steps of Pulaski Street School, Riverhead. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and insect repellent. Marches, Broadway, classical, pops, soundtracks and more. Concert moves indoors in case of rain. Admission free. 727-6538.
Evening of folk, bluegrass and swing music to benefit WPKN Radio, 89.5 FM Bridgeport, Saturday, Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m. at Rothman’s Gallery, Southold. Music by The Second Hands (Geoff Schroeder and Laura Hoch), Job Potter, Park Avenue Gypsies (Southold Slim, Ron Rothman, Lora Kendall), The Earthtones (Rick Hall and Glenn Jochum). Tickets $12 at door. 298-5540.
Poquatuck Hall in Orient hosts a two-concert series featuring Steven Blier, renowned pianist and artistic director of The New York Festival of Song. Saturday, Aug. 13: Darius de Haas and Mr. Blier offering songs from their new album on Bridge Records, “Quiet Please;” Saturday, Aug. 27: Steven Blier offers a program of Spanish and American song with young artists Corinne Winters, Wallis Giunta, and John Brancy. Admission: $30 ($50 for series) or $50 for limited front row seats ($90 for series). Concerts at 8 p.m., proceeds benefit ongoing renovations at Poquatuck Hall. Information and reservations call Jane Smith at 323-1378 or email email@example.com.
The Natural World
Viewing & Attracting Hummingbirds, Monday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Presentation includes advise on what types of feeders and flowers attract hummingbirds and how to maintain them, the hummingbird calendar, and best places to observe these birds. Free. 298-4134.
Archeoastronomy of the American Southwest, Saturday, Aug. 6, 8-9 p.m. at Custer Institute & Observatory, Southold. Archaeoastronomy is the study of how past civilizations understood phenomena in the sky, how they used such phenomena and what role the sky played in their cultures. Discussion will include astronomical knowledge and practices of Native Americans, known as “Anasazi,” who lived in the four corners region (Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico) in Chaco Canyon 1000 years ago. Other cultures such as the Inca, Maya and Europeans discussed. Presenter: Gordan Ostojic. Suggested donation: $10, $5 Custer/ASLI Members, $5 full-time students. Includes stargazing session after the lecture. 765-2626.
Sports and Recreation
New Suffolk Waterfront 5K Race and Kids’ Run, Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. starts with 1K kids’ run. Spend day at beach where race begins and ends, kayak in Cutchogue Harbor, or play volleyball. Bring picnic lunch. Hosted by NSWF to support acquisition of property for community. Fee $20; pre-register at www.newsuffolkwaterfront.org.
North Fork Community Theatre presents its summer 2011 Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ Aug. 5-7 and 11-14, evening performances 8 p.m., Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m. Tickets $20: 298-NFCT, NFCT.com. Based on 1984 movie with high-energy dance numbers, well-loved songs, and emotional storyline.
Northeast Stage presents Shakespeare-in-the-Park, ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Friday-Sunday, August 5-7, 7 p.m., Mitchell Park, Greenport. Free. 477-2972, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.
Paintings, ‘The Creative World of Marilyn Uhl-Utz,’ on view July-August at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Gyotaku prints by Jack Schwartz at The Southold Indian Museum, 1080 Main Bayview Road, Southold, through mid August. 765-5577.
Exhibit of work by East End Arts Council members Scott McIntire and Dianne Martin at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, second floor at Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. On view through Aug. 6. 727-0900, email@example.com.
Work by Mario Tomiatti on view through August on main level at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Sculpture Garden at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport. On view through November. 477-3800.
Exhibit of photographs by Howard Stevens at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead. On view through Sept. 10. 727-3200.
‘Rocky Splendor,’ photographs by Fran DePetris on view through July at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Duplicate bridge with Kathy Fibkins, Tuesdays, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Open to all; 734-8096.
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.
Playdates with the Southold Mothers’ Club: Wednesdays at Cutchogue/New Suffolk Library, Pre-school Playgroup (19 months-5 years), 9:30-11:00 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. Wee little Ones Playgroup (birth-18 months), 11:00-noon, email@example.com. Weekend Toddler Playdate, for times and locations contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Health and Fitness
Free beginner’s Hatha Yoga classes, Sundays, 3-4:15 p.m. at Mary Smith Recreation Center, Greenport. Bring non-skid, body-length mat. 765-3005.
Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council gives guided tours of buildings on Cutchogue Village Green through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Hours are Saturday-Monday, 1-4 p.m. All tours begin at Carriage House adjacent to parking area. Children must be accompanied by adult. Admission free, donations welcome. Group tours by appointment only. Exhibit ‘The American Child’ on view in Schoolhouse on Village Green, through Aug. 20. 734-7122.
Southold Historical Society summer exhibition ‘A Quarter Century of Embroidery,’ featuring several dozen examples of the art, in cooperation with Peconic Bay Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Location 54325 Main Road; on view 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays through end of August. 765-5500, southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
Oysterponds Historical Society: Oysterponds Changing Face: The First Millenia, in Old Point Schoolhouse; Orange Webb House Maritime Tour; Thursday, Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m., Village Lane, Orient. Admission free. 323-2480, oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org.
Sail the Seven Seas, new exhibit at East End Seaport Museum, Third Street at Ferry Dock, Greenport. Meticulously hand crafted ship models replicating famous seagoing vessels of the last four centuries. Open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Group tours available. 477-2100.
Every Saturday, dusk to midnight: Stargazing at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. 765-2626. To arrange group visits, e-mail CusterDonna@yahoo.com.
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.
Community Drum Circle, Wednesday nights, 6:30-7:30 p.m. throughout July and August at East End Arts Council’s Carriage House located behind the School of the Arts, 144 East Main Street, Riverhead. Led by master drummer Jerome Liggon, participants learn traditional West African hand drumming and chant in drum circle setting. Participants instructed in proper hand use and technique to produce variety of sounds from single skin of Djembe drum. Drums are provided for on-site use. For ages ten and up. Donations accepted. 369-2171.