Thursday, August 25
Preserving it right! 1-3 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Griffing Avenue, Riverhead. Learn basics of home canning and preserving variety of fruits and vegetables. Class fee $20 (includes supplies). 727-7850, ext. 356 to register.
North Fork premier of award-winning documentary ‘Rejoice & Shout,’ 6 p.m. at Greenport Village Cinema, Front Street, a “jubilant journey through Gospel music history,” introduced by Joe Lauro. 477-0660.
East End Arts hosts Peconic Paddler’s 2nd Annual 70th Birthday Paddle, starting 6 p.m. at Peconic Paddler, 89 Peconic Ave., Riverhead. Attendees participate in 2-hour paddle ride along Peconic River; following the ride, Peconic Paddler will treat participants to birthday party dinner, with food, Long Island wines, bottled beer and canned soda. Peconic Paddler will collect donations as entry fee, and all proceeds go to EEA. Canoers, kayakers, rowers, and stand-up paddlers, of all levels, welcome to participate. 727-9895, 727-0900.
Friday, August 26
Boutique Jewelry Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored by the ELIH Auxiliary, Touchstone Swarovski Crystal Jewelry at Eastern Long Island Hospital conference room, 201 Manor Place, Greenport. 477-5196.
North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront; portion of sales benefits New Suffolk Waterfront Fund.
Movie ‘Which Way Home,’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 2010 Academy Award-nominated documentary about train-hopping immigrant children sneaking into America. Free. 298-4134.
Friday Family Flick ‘The Perfect Game,’ 4 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-7360.
Riverhead summer concert series features The Isotope Stompers playing Dixieland and jazz, 7 p.m. on grounds of East End Arts, 133 E. Main St. Free.
Friday Night Movie ‘127 Hours,’ 7 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-7360.
Greenport Band presents outdoor concert, 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport, directed by Colin Van Tuyl. Bring lawn chairs. Free. 553-8443.
Shelter Island Historical Society presents movie ‘Master & Commander – Far Side of the World,’ 9 p.m., outdoors, projected onto side of Havens Barn. Nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture. Bring flashlight and seating. Free, donations accepted. 749-0025.
Saturday, August 27
Southold Presbyterian Women’s barn sale, 8 a.m.-noon at historic barn on Wells Avenue behind Bank of America, Main Road, rain or shine. Crystal, glassware, china, jewelry, furniture, collectibles, videos, DVDs and much more. All proceeds contributed to East End charities.
Yard sale fundraiser, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. for YaySay.org, a microdonation nonprofit that supports socially responsible causes and companies, at 395 Holden Ave., Cutchogue.
35th annual Antique Show & Sale, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Old Steeple Community Church, Main Road, Aquebogue. Donation $6, children under 12 free. Over 65 dealers, lunch, baked goods and vegetables available for sale in fellowship hall. Rain date Sept. 5. 516-868-2751, [email protected]
12th annual Riverhead Railroad Festival, ‘The Wonder of Toy Trains,’ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on museum grounds at 416 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, across from Riverhead’s LIRR Station. New feature this year includes historic Lionel Visitors’ Center 14’ by 40’ train layout donated by Lionel Corp. to RMLI. Adults $8, ages 5-12 $5, under 5 free. 727-7920.
Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s Art and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6382 or oldtownguild.com.
North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront. See Friday.
Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force 2nd annual Community Picnic to Celebrate Diversity, noon-4 p.m. at Strawberry Fields fairgrounds, Route 48 in Mattituck. People of all ages and racial, ethnic, religious and social backgrounds are encouraged to get acquainted and explore possibilities of friendship and understanding in a bias-free community. Hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages provided. Live music, arts and crafts, games and entertainment for everyone.
Fish Fry, noon-6 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, Route 48, Southold. Eat in or take out. Fresh fish, corn on the cob, potato salad, string beans, cornbread, dessert and soda. Sponsored by Saints of Shiloh. Donation $15. 765-3388.
Concert by The Cottage Quartet, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Alena Chubet (flute), Anne-MarieWoelker Chubet (violin), Jeannie Woelker (cello) and James Chubet (piano) perform music of J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Beethoven and Cole Porter. Free. 477-0660.
Lighthouse Cruise, depart 4 p.m. from Greenport, return 9 p.m. Cruise along Gardiners Bay and Long Island Sound to see famous lighthouses of the North Fork, including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, Latimer Reef and North Dumpling. Lighthouse trips include maritime history and lighthouse stories by local expert. Cruise vessel stops next to each lighthouse for photo ops. Fee $95 per person, $60 for teens/children. Price includes box lunch and glass of wine or bottle of water. Registration/information: eastendseaport.org, email [email protected], 477-2100.
Country Slam Riverfront Music Fest, 6-9.30 p.m. at Peconic River boardwalk, features Rattle Snake Dawn, South Bound and Joe Bayer Band. Barbecue food booths, vendors, line dancing lessons and carnival rides.
Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach Program of Riverhead hosts annual lobster bash, 6:30 p.m. at Quantuck Beach Club, 49 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach. Dinner, live entertainment,cocktails and auction prizes. Reserve at 727-6831 or visit maureenshaven.org to purchase tickets online.
Movies on the Beach, South Jamesport Beach. First movie begins at 7 p.m. Bring blanket and/or chair. Movie shown on giant inflatable screen. Children under 18 must be accompanied by adult. Call 727-5744, ext. 30 for rainout/cancellation information. No registration necessary. Movies to be announced. Sponsored by Town of Riverhead Recreation Dept.
Art, Oysters & Champagne, 7-9 p.m., sponsored by New Suffolk Waterfront fund to help support acquisition of property for community benefit. Northfork by Northfork Art Show, local oysters and champagne at historic Galley Ho. Live music by the Swingettes. Limited tickets, newsuffolkwaterfront.org.
Concert featuring Steven Blier, renowned pianist and artistic director of The New York Festival of Song, 8 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper’s Lane, Orient. Mr. Blier offers a program of Spanish and American songs with young musicians Corinne Winters, Wallis Giunta, and John Brancy. Admission: $30 or $50 for limited front row seats. Proceeds benefit ongoing renovations at Poquatuck Hall. Information and reservations: call Jane Smith at 323-1378 or email [email protected]
Meet the author: Charles Cardona III, 8-9 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. Illustrated talk about subject of his book “Star Clusters: A Pocket Field Guide” (Springer, 2010), and signed copies available for purchase. Suggested donation $10, $5 Custer members and full-time students, Includes stargazing session after lecture. 765-2626.
Sunday, August 28
Jamesport Fire Department’s 13th annual 10K run, 9 a.m., Iron Pier Beach to South Jamesport Beach. Fee $25 race day. Awards to top male and female runners and top 3 in each category, male and female. Also awards to top 3 fire department and peace/police officer finisher. Race entry includes T-shirt, post-race raffle (must be present to win) and award ceremony, use of South Jamesport Beach for day for swimming, water stops, refreshments, medical aid and music. Contact Robert Sikora, [email protected], 807-4055.
12th annual Riverhead Railroad Festival, ‘The Wonder of Toy Trains,’ 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; see Saturday.
North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront. See Friday.
Talk by sportswriter Robert Lipsyte, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Discussion of his recently published memoir, “An Accidental Sportswriter.” Mr. Lipsyte will be interviewed by television producer and writer Ron Fried and sign copies of his book, with proceeds going to library. 477-0660.
Artists’ reception, 3-5 p.m. at Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane in Jamesport. Exhibit features East End Arts members Patricia Feiler and Bob Miller, with series of paintings depicting North Fork landscape. On view through Nov. 2. Local wines and artisan cheeses served. Free. 727-0900.
Presentation by maritime historian Tim Dring, 4 p.m. n the Havens Barn at Shelter Island Historical Society. History of 1879 Beebe rescue boats, used for Eastern Seaboard ocean lifesaving by the U.S. Life Saving Service (now the U.S. Coast Guard). Rescue boats were designed by Shelter Islander Frederick Chase Beebe. 749-0025.
Big Band East, 16-piece 1940s band performs 5 p.m. at Orient Congregational Church, 23045 Main Road. Music by Glenn Miller, Dorsey Brothers, Harry James and other swing era icons. Tickets $15 at door. Proceeds benefit church outreach.
Monday, August 29
Creation Cave, 9:30 a.m. until one hour before closing at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue, daily through Saturday, Sept. 3. Enjoy assortment of materials for use in creating your own piece of art to take home. All ages. No registration required. 734-7360.
Riverhead Lions Club Golf Outing, 1 p.m. at Calverton Links. Call to reserve space: 722-4472, 208-1100, 357-3593.
Monday Night Dancing in the Park, 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Front Street, Greenport. The Lone Sharks rhythm and twang. Bring chairs or blankets.
Wednesday, August 31
Printing with Botanicals, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with Jack Schwartz at East End Arts Carriage House, behind School of the Arts, 141 E. Main St., Riverhead. Use homemade press and plants, leaves, flowers and seaweed. Materials fee $5. (All ages) Cost: $38 member EEAC / $57 nonmember. Information and to register, 369-2171 or email [email protected]
Lifetime Learning Lecture: Nepal Today, 2 p.m. at Peconic Landing library, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Journalist and activist Barbara Adams discusses current political and cultural situation in Nepal and shares her knowledge of the country and its people. Free. 477-3800.
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