Coming Up in Riverhead


SAVES’ 6th annual Art Benefit for Animal Lovers, Saturday, Nov. 27, 5-8 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead. Live and silent auction of local artists’ paintings, photographs and mixed media works, chinese auction, raffles and other prizes. Tickets $25, includes light buffet, music and 2 glasses of wine. Tickets available at Blue Door Gallery in Riverhead, JET’s Dream in Greenport and Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery in Mattituck. [email protected].


Steve Martin in conversation with Deborah Solomon, Monday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing Auditorium, Greenport. Simulcast of 92nd Street Y live from NYC. Limited seating, reservations required. 477-3800. Donation $10.

Food and Drink

Women of the Moose Christmas Dinner/Dance, Saturday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. at 51 Madison St., Riverhead. Boneless ham with raisin sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, red cabbage and green beans, salad, rolls, dessert and coffee or tea. Music by The Reflections. Tickets $18 advance, $20 at door. For information and to reserve call 799-2694.

Health and Fitness

Zumba with Julio, Thursdays, Dec. 2 and 9, 6-7 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. Fitness program incorporates Latin rhythms. 727-3228.

Holiday Events

A Night In Bethlehem, Sunday, Nov. 28, 3-7 p.m. at Living Water Church, Riverhead, free interactive 1-hour event for entire family. Bring Christmas story to life by making authentic period crafts and sharing traditions and stories. Groups scheduled on first come first served basis. Free. 722-4969.
Country Parlor 19th annual Holiday Home Show, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 26-27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at historic Naugles Barn, Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead. Items made by folk artists and craftspeople.
Community menorah lighting, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m. at Riverfront Park in downtown Riverhead.
North Fork Bed & Breakfast Association’s 2nd annual Holiday House Tour and Progressive Food & Wine Tasting, Saturday, Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m. features Arbor View House, Aunt Dot’s Victorian, The Blue Iris, Harbor Knoll and Sannino Vineyard B & Bs. Tickets $75, available online at Portion of profits benefits local North Fork charities. 877-883-9333.
Composer’s Forum Seminar with Alexander Nohai-Seaman, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7-8:p.m. upstairs in East End Arts Council’s Carriage House studio, 133 East Main St., Riverhead. Admission free; donations appreciated. 369-2171,
The Scottish Series featuring Jean Redpath in Concert, Saturday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, Orient, co-sponsored by Oysterponds Historical Society and Oysterponds Community Activities. Tickets $20, $35, $60. Call 323-2480.
The Arts in Southold Town presents The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s ‘Creole Christmas’ show, Saturday, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. in Southold High School Auditorium, in commemoration of 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. High energy, foot-stomping Dixieland jazz interpretations of traditional holiday songs. Open seating. Tickets $40; students under 18 $10; available at Barth’s Drug Store, Riverhead; JET’s Dream, Greenport; Peconic Liquors, Cutchogue; Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery, Mattituck; Old Country Charm, Southold; Special Effects, Greenport; or reserve (MasterCard and Visa) at 734-6320.


Theatreworks presents ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,’ Saturday, Nov. 27, 2-3 p.m. at Greenport School auditorium. Musical based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure story about four children of war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. Recommended for ages 6 and up.  477-1950.