Plans for East End Arts Council’s 40th anniversary to be announced at annual meeting of Membership and Volunteer Appreciation Event, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m. at East End Arts Council’s Carriage House behind gallery, Riverhead. Light dinner served. RSVP: 727-0900 or [email protected]
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 ELIH.org/gala or call 477-5164. Proceeds benefit Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport.
Poolside Soiree benefit, Friday, Aug. 19, 7-10 p.m. at Hotel Indigo, Riverhead, hosted by Charitable You and The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. Food, open bar, live entertainment, raffles and more. Tickets $100. All proceeds donated to PKD Foundation. Details on event website, pkdccc.myevent.com. 337-1603.
Starfish Ball, Thursday, Aug. 18, 6-10 p.m. at The Vineyard, Aquebogue. Tickets $50; couples $90. Proceeds benefit The Guidance Center of Southold. 722-3200, theguidancecenterservices.org.
Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s Art and Crafts Show, Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 734-6382 or oldtownguild.com.
2nd annual Family Day at the Farm, Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Ag Center at Charnews Farm, Southold, hosted by Peconic Land Trust, along with Southold Mothers’ Club and 4EC. Meet farm animals and watch professional sheep shearing demonstration, take a pony ride and listen as educators from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge display various birds of prey and discuss their care. Arts and crafts, face-painting and husk-doll making, three-legged and sack races. Slow Food educators offer tastings. Beverages and baked goods available for purchase. 283-3195.
32nd annual Douglas Moore Music Festival, Saturday, Aug. 13 on Cutchogue Village Green: 5 p.m. – Community picnic, bring chairs, food and beverages. Prizes awarded for unique picnic spreads. 6:30 p.m. – oboist Adam Dart of Peconic performs “Metamorphoses After Ovid.” 6:45 p.m. – The Moore Family Singers performs “Kiss Me, Naomi, My Restaurant Queen.” 7 p.m. – Picnic and raffle prizes awarded. 7:30 p.m. – 32nd Annual Douglas Moore Concert by Sound Symphony, “Comedy Tonight!” conducted by Dorothy Savitch. Also the 55th anniversary of the first performance of Doug’s “Ballad of Baby Doe,” which starred an ingenue named Beverly Sills. Admission free; collection will be taken to help defray costs. 734-7503.
Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Family Festival, Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 18-21, Route 25 A, Wading River. 548-6021.
Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival, Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 20-21, Pulaski and Lincoln streets, Polish Town, Riverhead. Over 250 booths with arts, crafts, ethnic foods, exhibits, Polish imports and more. Corn-husking contest, live music, presenting of Miss Polish Town USA, dance performances and polka dancing in Polonaise Park pavilion Saturday night. Street fair is free; admission fee for Polka Festival. Polish Town Civic Association, 369-1615 or polishtownusa.com.
Food and Drink
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.
Riverhead Elks Lodge annual Lobster Chicken BBQ, Sunday, Aug. 14, 3-6 p.m. Lobster, chicken, shrimp, potato salad, baked beans, cuke salad, corn on the cob & watermelon, 4 different raffles. Tickets $40. [email protected]
Preserving it right! Thursdays, Aug. 18 and 25, 1-3 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Riverhead. Learn basics of home canning and preserving variety of fruits and vegetables. Class fee $20 (includes supplies). 727-7850, ext. 356 to register.
For All Ages
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Family Show. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck.No registration required. Performance followed by noontime Hot Dog Picnic sponsored by Friends of Library. 298-4134.
Southold Free Library: ‘Ice Cream : A Global History,’ Friday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. with Laura B.. Weiss, book talk, signing, refreshing ice cream treat, history of ice cream sprinkled with fun factoids. ‘Songs of the Railroad’ performed by Timothy Fitall and Dan Skabeikis, Friday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., real Americana program with banjo, jazz violin and other instruments and singing, sponsored by Friends of Library. 765-2077
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.
Vendors wanted for flea market, Saturday, Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Flanders United Methodist Church. 10×10 space $30. Reserve at 727-2168 or 727-5374.
Silent auction ‘The Carver’s Art: Contemporary and Period Decoys,’ Thursday, Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and music. Tickets $25advance, $30 at door. Reservations requested by Aug. 11: 727-2881, ext. 100.
Friends of Library Book Sale, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 3-6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Books, music, videos, games and much more at bargain prices. 298-4134.
OHS Kids ‘Water, Water, Everywhere! workshop, Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-noon, Village Lane, Orient. Kids tour Oysterponds Historical Society’s summer exhibition “Oysterponds’ Changing Face: The First Millennium” before workshop. For ages 7-12, $2 per workshop per child (parents welcome), Reservations requested: 323-2480 or email [email protected]
Lectures and Seminars
East End Arts Council School of the Arts presents ‘Can You See What I See?’ with Hector DeCordova, Thursday, Aug 18, 6:30 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, Brecknock Road, Greenport. 369-2171.
Riverhead summer concert series features Buddy’s Mandolin & Jazz, Friday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. on grounds of East End Arts Council, 133 E. Main St. Free.
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 protected]
Summer Showcase Concert, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. features Eastbound Freight bluegrass at Silversmith’s Corner, Town Green, Main Road, Southold. Bring blanket or chair. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church, Main Road. 208-6933.
The Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society: Born Here: North Fork Native Plants with Polly Weigand, Friday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. at Red House, Inlet Pond County Park, 65275 Route 48, Greenport. Dessert and pre-meeting stroll around gardens at Red House to see how garden committee volunteers are creating “Pollination Destination” for bees, birds and butterflies. Lecture 7:30 p.m. by Polly Weigand, founder and coordinator of Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI), which focuses on encouraging use of genetically native plants. Limited selection of native plants available for sale to benefit LINPI. Info: Diana Van Buren at [email protected] or call 917-623-5373. 5th Annual Family Dragonfly Day, Saturday, Aug. 13, 1-4 p.m. at Skipper Horton Wentworth Park, 72250 Main Road, Greenport, Rain date Sunday, Aug. 14. Annette Oliveira will help you identify local “odonates” (dragonflies and damselflies) that breed and feed at ponds here. Leave with personal dragonfly and damselfly checklist of species you’ve seen. For adults and children of all ages. Crafts, storytelling, refreshments. $5 per person; $20 for families of 4 or more, includes a one year membership to NFAS. Information: northforkaudubon.org or contact Diana Van Buren at [email protected] or call 917-623-5373.
Sports and Recreation
New Suffolk Waterfront 5K Race and Kids’ Run, Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. starts with 1K kids’ run at 8:15 a.m. 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 newsuffolkwaterfront.org.
North Fork Environmental Council’s 3rd annual Bike What’s Left, Saturday, Aug. 13. Two bike loops for all skill levels: 18-mile loop starts at 10 a.m. for experienced riders, biking from Matittuck to Horton’s Point Lighthouse and back through Route 25 to New Suffolk, 10-mile loop starts at 11 a.m. for families and more recreational riders and goes from Mattituck through New Suffolk. NFEC Members: $10, non-members $15. Reservations required: 298-8880. BBQ back at NFEC office, hot dogs and refreshments.
North Fork Community Theatre presents its summer 2011 Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ Aug. 12-14, 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.
The Written Word
‘Playdate’ by Thelma Adams, book reading and signing, Saturday, Aug. 13, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.
Paintings, ‘The Creative World of Marilyn Uhl-Utz,’ on view through 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 protected]
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.
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. [email protected] Wee little Ones Playgroup (birth-18 months), 11:00-noon, [email protected] Weekend Toddler Playdate, for times and locations contact [email protected]
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 [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.
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.