Community Calendar: The week ahead

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Friends Diane Knappe (from left), Cathy Goldfarb, both of Hampton Bays, and Doreen Wilk of Riverhead stopped in at McGann-Mercy High School last Wednesday afternoon to view the 40 foot-long by 20 foot-long Presepio on display on the second floor of the school.

Monday, December 27
Holiday Recreation Program, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at George G. Young Community Center, Main Road, Jamesport, for students grades 1-6 and teens grades 7-8, through Thursday, Dec. 30. Space limited to 25 per group each day. Fee $20 per day; register: 727-5744, ext. 25 or 722-4444, ext. 737. Offered by Town of Riverhead Recreation Dept. and Riverhead Youth Bureau.

Snow globes craft for grades K-6, 11 a.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport: Register: 477-0660,

Family Science at Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 30. Holiday break fun: discover how crystals and snowflakes are formed and inspect them under microscope, create edible crystals, make snowflake craft to take home, play and explore in exhibit area, bubbles, dino dig, glow station, science store and more. Children $5; adults free. 208-8000,

Tuesday, December 28

Teen Games ‘Magic: The Gathering,’ 3-5 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Bring you own cards. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12,

Hot dog and family movie night, ‘Despicable Me,’ 5:30 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. 477-0660,

Thursday, December 30

Craft for grades K-6: Festive New Year Party Hats, 11 a.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. RSVP: 477-0660,

Teen movie ‘The Last Airbender’ and light dinner, 4-7 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected].

Local award-winning filmmaker Christian Nillson screens original shorts, 8 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Ave., Riverhead to help fund his relocation to California for job with established commercial producer. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Films “Looney In a Strait Jacket” and “The Adventures of Demitri Jones.” Tickets, $10 advance, $12 at door. Advance tickets available at East End Arts Council, 133 E. Main St.,  Riverhead. 219-6996, 727-0900.

Friday, December 31

‘A Simple New Year’s Eve at Polish Hall,’ 7-10 p.m. includes steaks cooked to order, “famous” salad, side dishes, dessert, coffee and tea served family style, $20. Reservations: 727-9200.

Sixth annual New Year’s Eve Under The Stars, 8 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. Buffet includes finger foods, desserts and beverages; bring a favorite dish or dessert to share. Dancing to live R & B, jazz and favorites by Ahmad Ali and Friends. Champagne toast at midnight and more. Reservations required. Adults $30; members and their guests $25; students $15; children $5. 765-2626, [email protected].

Holiday Festival in Greenport: 8-10 p.m.—Cider and silent films at East End Seaport Museum. 477-2100, 10 p.m.—New Year’s Eve Party, Mitchell Park Carousel. Tickets $25, available at Jet’s Dream, The Market and Not Just Bows. Midnight—Fireworks and raising of the anchor, Mitchell Park. Full schedule at

Saturday, January 1
Southold Fire Department’s 19th annual New Year’s Day Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at firehouse, Main Road. Adults $8; ages 12 and under, $4; tickets available at door. Eggs, pancakes, home fries, bagels, bacon, coffee and more. 765-6912.

Sunday, January 2
Recital by Jacob Boergesson of Southold, 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Riverhead, 103 First St. features pianist William Roslak and singers Stephen D’Amico, Keara Galvin, Tess Leavay and Lauren Rowland. Admission free; donations accepted to benefit Jacob’s Hartt School of Music Choir’s tour/trip to Austria and Hungary in May 2011. [email protected].

Monday, January 3
Is That You, Winter? 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Story, frozen paint craft, cool cubes  and sensory table with rice, sand or macaroni. Register: 734-6360.

Wednesday, January 5
Book-To-Movie ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ 5:30-8 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Based on award-winning crime novel by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson Free. 727-3228.

Thursday, January 6

Book discussion ‘The Pearl’ by John Steinbeck, 2 p.m., led by Caroline MacArthur at Southold Free Library. 765-2077.

Sherlock Holmes Day, 4-6 p.m. for teens in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Movie, mystery and treats. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected].

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.