Community Calendar: The week ahead

Friday, December 17
Rockin’ Around the Holidays, 10 a.m., for ages 2-3 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Music, movement and art. Register: 734-6360.

Half price sale on everything, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Good News Thrift Shop. See Thursday.

Film ‘Pranzo di Ferragosto,’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Weekend events with a middle-aged Italian man and his aging mama. Free. 298-4134.

Movie ‘Despicable Me,’ 4 p.m., hosted by Penny Kelley for grades 5+ at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Criminal mastermind uses trio of orphan girls as pawns for grand heist. PG. 765-2077.

Family Dinner, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. Adults $15 or 2/$25; children $10. Bar open until 8 p.m. All welcome. 734-7338.

Teen Game Night, 6-8 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12,

Holiday Cheer Kick-off benefit, 6:15 p.m., hosted by Mattituck varsity cheerleaders at first varsity boys home game, Main Road includes 50/50 raffle and collection of new/used blankets and women’s coats. Gift cards and monetary donations accepted from 4 p.m. until game’s finish. All proceeds benefit Peconic Heights women’s shelter in Riverhead. 298-8460.

Carols and Cookies at Jamesport Meeting House, corner of Manor Lane and Main Road, 6:30 p.m. features the East End Arts Council chorus conducted by Anne Webb with Lea Kendall on piano (newly restored 1922 August Forster baby grand) and guest musical appearance by Sal Diliberto. Singalong of popular carols followed by cookies and cider in lecture room. Opportunity to purchase fine art prints by local artist Fred Bender; all proceeds support Meeting House. Suggested donation $5 adults. 722–5170.

Poet Tim Wood reads from his new collection ‘Otherwise Known as Home,’ 7 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. 477-0660.

Share the Spirit PTA Talent Show, 7 p.m. in Greenport High School auditorium, Front Street. Adults $8; students/seniors $5; tickets available at elementary school office. Proceeds help fund sound system for auditorium. Snack concession and 50/50 raffle. 477-1950, ext. 211.

Saturday, December 18
Half price sale on everything, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Good News Thrift Shop. See Thursday.

Holiday Festival in Greenport: 11 a.m.—Santa comes to Floyd Memorial Library. Registration required: 477-0660, 11 a.m.-noon—Children’s films about tolerance, “Confection” and “Peace Tree,” East End Seaport Museum, Third Street at Ferry Dock. 477-2100, 1-3 p.m.— Visit Santa at Little Red School House, Front Street, near Marina, plus food and toy collection for local families in need via the Food Pantry and The Wish Factory. 1-3 p.m.—Winter Games, Mitchell Park, Front Street. Full schedule at

Free holiday day dinner, 12:30-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cutchogue, Route 48, for all who may be alone or in need. Hot turkey dinner with all the trimmings. 897-1942.

Friends’ annual Holiday Concert features Dunegrass Band, 2 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Hot cider and cookies served. Admission free. 734-6360.

Live music by George Barry and Holiday Road, 2-6 p.m. to benefit North Fork Animal Welfare League/Southold Animal Shelter, at Jason’s Vineyard, 1785 Main Road, Jamesport. Donation of cat food appreciated. 765-1811.

An Afternoon of Music, 2-4:30 p.m. at Spiritual Renewal Center at First Parish Church, 5267 Sound Ave., Riverhead, featuring Terence Purtell, Valerie Griggs and Jay Loomis. Guitar and piano playing, singing and display of flutes. Food served; gift items sold by the Basketweavers. Free will offering $12. 608-3827,

Concert by Cellist Andrew Smith and pianist Alexandria Le, 5 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper’s Lane, Orient, presented by Oysterponds Community Activities. Program features works by Stravinsky, Ginastera and Rachmaninov. Complimentary wine and cheese. Suggested donation $10. 323-2601.

Women of the Moose Christmas Dinner/Dance, 6:30 p.m. at 51 Madison St., Riverhead. Ham dinner includes sides, dessert and coffee. Music by The Reflections. Tickets $18 advance, $20 at door. Information/reservations: 799-2694.

Films about tolerance at  at Central Gallery, 45925 Main Rd., Southold. “Peace Dreams” animation, 7 p.m.; “Saint Monica’ with special Christmas musical performance. Presented by Greenport Maritime Festival. 525-8100.

The New York Holiday Singers, 8-9 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. A cappella holiday carolers. Suggested donation $12; members $10; students $8. Stargazing follows 9 p.m.-midnight, weather permitting. Suggested donation $5; children under 14 $3; members free. 765-2626.

Sunday, December 19
Holiday Festival in Greenport: All day, free hot chocolate for kids at Front Street Station. 1-2 p.m.—Firehouse Santa Parade (rescheduled from Dec. 12). Santa Claus escorted through streets of Greenport by Greenport Fire Department; parade ends at Third Street firehouse where Santa greets children. 1-3pm—Greenport Historic Walking Tour (free brochures at Village Hall). Full schedule at

Strut Your Mutt in Greenport Holiday Parade with North Fork Animal Welfare League; lineup 12:30 p.m. in Greenport High School parking lot, Front Street. Cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and other furry friends welcome. [email protected].

Sunday with Friends offers tickets to ‘A Christmas Carol — The Musical’ for 2 p.m. performance at Patchogue Theatre, available at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Adults $40; students up to age 25, $26. Transportation not provided. 298-4134.

Monday, December 20
Book discussion ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro, 10-11 a.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.

Southold Mothers’ Club goes to Gingerbread University, 3225 Sound Ave., Riverhead at 1 p.m. to decorate gingerbread houses, gingerbread men or jumbo gingerbread cookies. Fee $9.95-$27.50 (discounted SMC price). RSVP by Dec. 16 to [email protected].

Teen Advisory Board/Holiday Celebration, 6-7 p.m., led by Penney Kelley for grades 7+ at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.

Tuesday, December 21
Total Lunar Eclipse, 1:32 a.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. Weather permitting. Totality extending 2:40-3:53 a.m., eclipse concluding at 5:02 a.m. 765-2626.

Jazz Legends Live with masters Ben Riley, Billy Johnson and Teddy Charles, 7-8 p.m. upstairs in East End Arts Council’s Carriage House studio, behind School of the Arts, 141 E. Main St, Riverhead. Q & A performance/discussion features works of Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. Suggested  donation $5-$10. 369-2171,

Riverhead High School Concert, 7:30 p.m. in auditorium, 700 Harrison Ave. 369-6723.

Calendar Policy
In order to be listed in the calendar, events must be open to the general public and be not-for-profit, nonpartisan and nonsectarian in nature. The deadline for receipt of calendar listings is 5 p.m. Friday. To submit material: E-mail [email protected]; mail to Times/Review News­papers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952; or fax to 298-3287. Call 298-3200 for information.