06/03/2010 12:00 AM |

A limited number of tickets are still available for the Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band performance at the Jamesport Meeting House. This great local band has a following throughout Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. They have been playing for 20 years at the vineyards, country fairs and festivals. Tomorrow night, June 4, at 7 p.m., Eastbound Freight will be appearing live at the Jamesport Meeting House. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased from some local merchants, possibly at the door. For tickets and information, call 722-2650.

Reuse and recycle by shopping at a yard sale! Hallockville Museum Farm will sponsor a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The yard sale will include antiques and collectibles as well as a wide variety of other household items. There is no charge to attend. In the event of heavy rain or severe weather, the sale will be on June 6. Proceeds from vendor space fees help support Hallockville programming.

Our Redeemer Lutheran School’s bicycle Tour de Peconic is this Saturday, June 5, starting in Aquebogue and continuing to Orient Point. The proceeds from this ride benefits ORLS fine arts program. The family ride is 16 miles; the moderate ride is 31 miles and the full ride is 64 miles. On the day of biking, two meals, gifts and a grand prize are offered — the prize is for the largest donation. A catered dinner follows the ride. Call 334-1069 for more last-minute details.

Congratulations to all the Riverhead and Mercy High School students who were nominated for a Teeny Award. The public is invited to the “red carpet” ceremony, held this year at Riverhead High School on Sunday, June 6, from 3 to 5 p.m., with the red carpet walk at 2 p.m. The ceremony includes guest presenters from local theaters and performances by nominees. Tickets are available for $20 from the East End Arts Council; all proceeds go to support the Teeny Awards. You can also buy them online at

Tickets are now on sale for Dayspring Dance and Performing Arts production of “Alice, Classic Twist II” at Living Waters Full Gospel Church in Aquebogue. Shows are Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m. Call 722-4969 for tickets and information.

Summer is finally here! Best wishes for a fruitful and successful season to all the local businesses that are part of the fabric of the North Fork!

We opened our above-ground pool and planted some flowers. I must confess, no vegetables have been planted yet. But that will come soon enough. When we lived in a little house in Selden we had a huge garden that practically fed the neighborhood! My efforts are streamlined by the busyness of life. But the wonderful thing about living on the North Fork is access to great local produce at the farm stands! Enjoy!