Forum on planning issues
An East End Planning Conference will be held Wednesday, June 9, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Center on East Main Street in Riverhead.
Planners, architects, zoning and planning board members and elected officials will address comprehensive planning, downtown revitalization and architectural guidelines as they apply to East End communities.
The cost is $25 ($15 for students), which includes dinner. Please register by June 4 at [email protected] The conference is co-sponsored by the local section of the APA and the Peconic Chapter of the AIA.

Praying for peace
Spiritual Renewal Center at First Parish Church in Riverhead will host a day of praying, singing and walking the labyrinth for peace on Saturday, June 5, 1:30-5 p.m. Singer Stefan Andre Waligur and his songs of peace will be featured and Lisa Barrow will lead the Labyrinth Walk. Suggested donation, $10. For more information, call Pastor Dianne Rodriguez, 608-3827, or e-mail [email protected]

Is NFCT calling you?
Open auditions for an upcoming production of Sara Ruhl’s play “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” will take place Monday and Tuesday, June 14-15, at 7 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck.
All roles are open; the cast comprises four women ranging in age from 25 to 80 and two men, age range 35 to 50.
Readings will be from the script. For more information, contact director Shawn Snyder at 748-0367 or [email protected]

Tribute to Coach Goldsmith
Herb Goldsmith, a former coach and athletic director, will be recognized at a dinner in his honor on Friday, June 11, at 230 Elm in Southampton, from 7 to 11 p.m. Mr. Goldsmith, 87, is a 1942 Greenport High School graduate. He coached for one year in Riverhead and another in Amityville, then for 24 years in Southampton, where his football teams won 13 championships. Mr. Goldsmith was also Southampton’s athletic director for 15 years; in addition, he coached baseball and created the school’s wrestling program. In December he was inducted into the National Football Foundation’s Long Island High School Hall of Fame.
Dinner tickets are $50 and include a complete buffet, open bar and a $5 donation for a gift for Mr. Goldsmith. Call Steve Phillips at 631-466-1223 or Darren Phillips at 631-591-4614.

Register to vote
Organizing for America North Fork will hold a voter registration drive in Greenport’s Mitchell Park on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers are sought to assist with registering new voters for the upcoming midterm elections in November. Contact [email protected]

Explore 21st century faith
Evenings of prayer, Bible study and faith sharing will be offered by First Parish Church on the first three Thursdays of every month. Sessions will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage, 7 Lagoon Court, Jamesport.
The program aims to involve participants, including “spiritual nomads,” in rediscovering Christian practices and exploring the “new terrain” of Christian faith in the 21st century.
Contact Pastor Dianne Rodriguez, 608-3827 or [email protected]

Host an exchange student
Bishop McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead will welcome a female exchange student from China this fall. Sponsored by the Forte International Exchange Association in Washington, D.C., she will join the school’s junior class for the 2010-11 school year.
Forte International is seeking a host family in the Riverhead area that’s willing to open its home and provide a loving environment for this eager student, as well as room, board and transportation to and from school. In return, the family will receive a monthly stipend, an enriching cultural experience and a new global perspective.
Interested families may contact Alex Leeding at 1-888-893-6783 or [email protected]