Around Riverhead: Ongoing, Upcoming and Special Events

Upcoming Events

Annual  Principal’s Dinner, Saturday, March 12, 6 p.m. at Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow, hosted by McGann-Mercy Junior/Senior High School, Riverhead. Event honors Kevin O’Connor, president of Bridgehampton National Bank, who will receive the Principal’s Award; Father Henry Leuthardt; and Dr. Steven Cheeseman. Proceeds benefit McGann-Mercy tuition assistance fund. Tickets $125: 727-5900, ext. 21.

Eleventh annual Oceans of Hope fundraiser, Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m. at Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead. All proceeds go to Riverhead Foundation’s Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Tickets $150; sponsorships available $500-$10,000. Call 369-9840.

North Form Reform Synagogue presents ‘Hester Street,’ Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church. Among the first releases of the new wave of independent films of the 1970s, writer/director Joan Micklin Silver’s portrait of turn-of-the-century New York is important for its unflinching portrait of women’s issues. Suggested donation $5. Refreshments served. Discussion follows screening. 722-5712,

Food and Drink
Annual steak night, Saturday, Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m., hosted by Orient Fire Department. Tickets $30, available at Orient Country Store, The Candyman or from any OFD member. 323-2445.

Pancake breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 27, 8-9:30 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Aquebogue, hosted by Our Redeemer Youth in support of “Love Hungry” 30-hour famine. All funds donated to World Vision for world hunger and poverty relief. Call for information: 765-4755.

Fifteenth annual Cutchogue Fire Department Chiefs’ Steak Night fundraiser, Saturday, March 5, 6-9 p.m. at firehouse. Tickets $28, includes steak dinner, salad, dessert, soda, beer and wine donated by Jason’s Vineyards, and 50/50 raffle. Limit 300 people; tickets available at firehouse or from any Cutchogue firefighter. [email protected].

Cabin Fever Potluck, Saturday, Feb. 26, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at East Marion Firehouse, hosted by East Marion Community Association. Bring a dish that serves six. Beverages provided. RSVP: 477-2819, [email protected].

For Bargain Hunters
Donations wanted for chinese auction slated for Saturday, March 19, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic, fundraiser for Southold Indian Museum. New items only, including gift certificates, offers of services, household appliances, tools, stationery, books, games, plants, gardening supplies and more. Drop items off at museum Sunday afternoons by March 13. 765-5577.

For Partygoers
Valentine’s Dance Party, Saturday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., hosted by Perry Day Care Center parents at American Legion Hall, Southold. DJ music, raffles, homemade food and dancing. Tickets at door: men $15, women $10. Information: 477-2931.

For Teens
Mad Wii for Tweens, Tuesdays, March 1 and 8, 4-5:30 p.m. at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.

Teen Yoga with Mary Hasell, Tuesday, March 1 and 8, 4-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.

Musical Talent Show & Concert, Friday, March 4, 7 p.m. in district auditorium at Southold High School to benefit junior class and offset cost of prom tickets. Features local rock band GRECO. Tickets $5 plus can of food for local food bank. 765-5081, [email protected].

The Natural World
‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features “Messages from Water” given by Susun Friedman, Friday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange, Sound Avenue at Church Lane, Northville. Doors open 6 p.m. with banjo playing by Warren McKnight. Refreshments by Peggy served. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected],

Lifetime Learning Lecture Series presents ‘Managing the Fear Factor,’ Friday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, Greenport, given by Priscilla Lewis. New tools and strategies for calming public fears and countering the manipulation of fear. 477-3800.

Sports and Recreation

Riverhead High School class of 2013 hosts John Mendreski Memorial Student/Teacher Badminton Tournament, Tuesday, March 1, 3-6 p.m. in gymnasium. Entry fee $10 per team (one student and one teacher from high school or middle school). All proceeds go to class of 2013 and scholarship fund in memory of John Mendreski for Long Island students involved in scholastic rowing programs. Spectator admission $1. Information: 369-6818.

North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ March 3, 4 ,5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, March 6, 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, directed by Ken Rowland; produced by Margaret Motto; musical director Brian Dornicik; choreographer Michael Disher. Tickets $20; 298-6328,

Tours and Trips
Do As You Please bus trip to NYC, Saturday, March 5, hosted by Riverhead Free Library. Bus departs Staples parking lot 8 a.m.; 3 drop-off points in city. Pick-up 6 p.m. for return trip. Fee $22. Reserve: 727-3228.

Belleayre Mountain ski and snowboard bus trip, Sunday, March 6, hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Dept. Must be age  7 and older; under 18 must be with adult. Fee $95; residents $85. Lessons included in ticket price. Equipment rentals $25 additional. Depart 4 a.m. from Southold Town Recreation Center on Peconic Lane. Depart Belleayre Mountain 4:30 p.m. Register: 765-5182.

The Written Word

Book discussion ‘The Lacuna’ by Barbara Kingsolver, Thursday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., led by Caroline MacArthur at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077

Ongoing Events

The Arts

Winners Exhibition, on view until March at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Ave. Works from 2010 Downtown Riverhead Summer  Photo Contest. Hosted by East End Arts Council and Town of Riverhead. 727-0900.

Works by young art students of Diane Alec Smith, on view through February at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.

Youth Art Exhibit: Students View American Still Life,’ at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Artwork from Greenport students grades K-12 in response to Parrish Art Museum’s fall 2010 exhibit. On view through Feb. 27. 477-0660.

Photography by Monica Agosta on view through February at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.

Paintings by Charles Wildbank and photographs by Fred Vanderwerven on view through May 4 at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. Presented by East End Arts Council and Jamesport Manor Inn. 727-0900.

Works by Mary Van Deusen on view through February in Elizabeth Fox Overton Gallery at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. 727-3228.

Paintings by Diane Alec Smith on view through February at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.

Brain Games

Duplicate bridge with Kathy Fibkins, Tuesdays, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Open to all; 734-8096.

Bingo, Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Moose Lodge, Riverside Drive, Riverhead. Gaming begins 7:30 p.m. 727-6667, 779-2694.

Mah-jongg, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.

Food and Drink
Community supper, free soup kitchen for all in need, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Agnes R.C. Church parish hall, Sixth Street, Greenport. 765-2981.

Free lunch, Almuerzo Gratis for ages 6-18, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 130 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead. 727-3338.

For Children

Play dates with Southold Mothers’ Club: Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m.—Open play at Fun-N-Fitness, Southold. No registration. SMC members $6, second child $3 additional. Thursdays, 10 a.m.—Toddlers’ playgroup at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-2183, marygraceef@, [email protected]. New Moms Group; for times and locations contact [email protected].

Crafts for Kids at Southold Indian Museum, Sundays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1080 Main Bayview Road. Fee: $5 per child per craft; must be accompanied by adult. Registration appreciated but not required. 765-5577.

Health and Fitness
Free beginner’s Hatha Yoga classes, Sundays, 3-4:15 p.m. at Mary Smith Recreation Center, Greenport. Bring non-skid, body-length mat. 765-3005.

For History Buffs

Exhibit ‘Who Are Our Brethren: Documents of Slavery from the Archives of the Suffolk County Historical Society,’ on view through Feb. 28, Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead. 727-2881.

The Sciences

Every Saturday, dusk to midnight: Stargazing at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. 765-2626. To arrange group visits, e-mail [email protected].

The Written Word
The Yellow Barn at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. open for book purchases Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 727-3228, ext. 0.

Special Events

At the wineries

Diliberto Winery, Jamesport
• Pizza in the Piazza, Saturday, Feb. 19, 1-5 p.m.
• Notte di Sabato, Saturday, Feb. 19, 6-9 p.m. Music by Jeannine Cullen; bring food.

Sherwood House Vineyards, Jamesport
•  Live Music: Robert Bruey, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2-6 p.m.

Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead
• Cheese fondue with The Village Cheese Shop, Saturday, Feb. 19, noon-4p.m. Half-hour sessions; $30 per couple. RSVP.
• Live Music: Keith Maguire, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2-5 p.m.
• Live Mic, Tuesday nights 7 p.m.

Duck Walk Vineyards, Southold
• Live Music: Paula Atherton and Joe Caggiano, Saturday, Feb. 19, 1-5 p.m.
• Live Music: Paula Atherton, Sunday, Feb. 20, 1-5 p.m.

Corey Creek Vineyards, Southold
• Live Music: Bryce Larson and Nick Kerzner, Thursday, Feb. 17, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m.

Castello di Borghese Vineyard, Cutchogue
• Friday Night Flights, 5:30-7 p.m., piano bar happy hour with live music.

Sparkling Pointe, Southold
• Live Music: M. Stuck on Jazz, Saturday, Feb. 19, 1-5 p.m.
• Live Music: Gravity, Sunday, Feb. 20, 1-5 p.m.

Peconic Bay Winery, Cutchogue
• Live Music: Michael Jazz Trio, Saturday, Feb. 19, 1-5 p.m.
• Live Music: George Agnew, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2-4 p.m.

Jason’s Vineyard, Jamesport
• Live Music: Bruce McDonald, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2-5 p.m.

Shinn Estate Vineyards, Mattituck
• Complimentary tasting for Southold and Riverhead town residents, once per month, through April 1.

Winterfest Jazz On the vine
• Winterfest 2011: The East End Arts Council presents a lineup of premium jazz performances at the 4th Annual Long Island Winterfest, which runs weekends through March 20th across the East End. The program features renowned jazz musicians, local and otherwise, performing at winery tasting rooms and other venues every weekend afternoon over the six-week period. For more information and a schedule of performances, visit

• Clients and Architects Thinking Together, Saturday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m. at Art Sites, 651 W. Main St., Riverhead. Panel discussion with Karen A. Franck and Teresa von Sommaruga Howard to celebrate “Design Through Dialogue: A Guide for Clients and Architects” (Wiley, 2010). 591-2402.

• Screening of 2009 HBO ‘Grey Gardens’ movie, Thursday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m. at The Green Earth Café, 50 E. Main St., Riverhead. 369-2233.

These are events that do not meet Times/Review Newspapers’ requirements for calendar listings.