Opening reception for ‘Miniatures’ members’ show, Friday, Jan. 14, 5-7 p.m. at East End Arts Council gallery, Riverhead. On view through Feb. 25. 727-0900, eastendarts.org.
First Baptist Church of Riverhead hosts 26th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial breakfast, Monday, Jan. 17, 8-10:30 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Wind Watch Hotel & Hamlet Golf Club, Hauppauge. Keynote speaker is the Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, president, SUNY/Old Westbury. Tickets $50 or $500 table of 10. Proceeds benefit Family Community Life Center Inc. in Riverhead. Make checks payable to MLK, Jr. Breakfast, MLK Breakfast Committee, 1018 Northville Turnpike, Riverhead NY 11901. No tickets at door. 727-3446, firstbaptistchurchriverhead.org.
Ryan Hautsch Memorial Brunch, Sunday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Jamesport Manor Inn, Jamesport. Adults $30; teens $20; children $12. Coffee, tea and soda included. Reservations: 722-0500. All proceeds go to Ryan Hautsch scholarship fund.
Fifth annual Family Scrabble Festival, Sunday, Jan. 16, 1 p.m. in community room at Congregation Tifereth Israel, Greenport. Preteen, teen and adult players compete for fun and prizes and challenge master Scrabble player John Williams, director of National Scrabble Association. Entrance fee $5. Prizes include Scrabble-related items. Free refreshments; tickets for 50/50 raffle sold (half of proceeds paid to winning number). 477-0232, 477-0813.
Five Flights Down, Decades of Rock & Roll, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue. Sponsored by Friends of library. 734-6360.
Food and Drink
Snow Ball dinner/dance, Saturday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m., hosted by Women of the Moose, Riverhead Chapter 1118 at lodge, 51 Madison St. Chicken marsala; entertainment by Reflections band. Tickets $18 advance, $20 at door. Reservations required: 779-2694.
Sushi with Sonomi, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Workshop; cooked and vegetarian options available. Registration required: 477-0660.
Southold Mothers’ Club’s Moms’ Night Out, Tuesday, Jan. 18, free yoga, sculpting and meditation class at Arial Fitness, Riverhead. RSVP Linda, 433-4946.
Jump N’ Fun with Lucie B., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church parish hall, Cutchogue features professional jump ropers who demonstrate roping techniques and freestyle tricks. Sponsored by Floyd Memorial, Southold and Cutchogue-New Suffolk libraries. Register at home library. 477-0660, 765-2077, 734-6360.
Winter Camping PJ Storytime, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 6-7 p.m. for ages 3-8 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue, includes tent, campfire stories and s’mores. Register: 734-6360.
The Loft at Riverhead Free Library: Teen book club: ‘Fire and Ice’ by Julie Garwood, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 4-5 p.m. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
Lectures and Seminars
Thirtieth annual Long Island Agricultural Forum, Friday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m. at Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead Campus, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. Second of 2-day educational conference, trade show and banquet open to all agricultural professionals. Registration $45. 727-7850, ext. 341, www.ccesuffolk.org.
Third annual Rockin’ For The Homeless, Saturday, Jan. 22, 7-10 p.m. at Polish Hall, Riverhead. Featuring bands Who Are Those Guys, Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks and Boot Scoot Boogie. Advanced tickets (until Jan. 20) $25; after and at door $35. Make checks payable to East End Lions Club, P.O. Box 1411, Mattituck NY 11952. Includes entry, food, door prize opportunity and dancing. Chinese auction and 50/50 require additional tickets. Tickets on sale at Barth’s Pharmacy, Riverhead; Tools, Flanders; Farm Country Kitchen, Riverhead; Love Lane Sweet Shoppe, Mattituck; Wayside Market, Southold; Karen’s Country Deli, Cutchogue. Information: 298-4145.
Winter Benefit Organ Concert in memory of Don McNeil, Sunday, Jan. 16, 4 p.m. at Orient United Methodist Church, with organist Jason Cockerill. Classical music and hymn sing features historic 1900 Hook & Hastings Tracker pipe organ. Reception follows, refreshments served. Free will donation for Don McNeil memorial fund. 323-2555.
The Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society: The Birds and Mammals of Ecuador, Friday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. at Community Center auditorium, Peconic Landing, Greenport. Special viewing of DVD made by world-birders Keith and Janice Wiggers, introduced by Guy Tudor. 917-623-5373, [email protected], 477-3800, [email protected]landing.org. Tuesdays with Tom — Waterfowl Count, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 8 a.m.-noon. Meet at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport. Count ducks for NYS waterfowl census; walking and driving. Wear warm clothing and bring scope. Lunch in Greenport follows. RSVP 275-3202, [email protected]
Sports and Recreation
Hike led by Barbara Terranova, Sunday, Jan. 16, 10-11 a.m. at Orient Beach State Park; meet in parking lot. Distance 1.5-3 miles; pack snack and drink, bring camera and binoculars. Dress for weather; footwear with traction recommended. For ages 9+, hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Dept. Fee $5. Registration required: 765-5182.
ACT Out East All Children’s Theatre presents ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,’ Friday-Saturday, Jan. 14-15, 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead. Tickets advance $12; at door $15. 348-2142.
The Written Word
Book discussion ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ by Stieg Larsson, Saturday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.-noon at Riverhead Free Library. 727-3228, ext. 0.
Book discussion ‘Winter Solstice’ by Rosamunde Pilcher, Thursday, Jan. 20, 10-11 a.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue. 734-6360.