Coming Up

The Arts

Call for artists, Old Town Art & Crafts Guild’s 2nd annual “Spring Awakenings” juried art competition and sale slated to open Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m., at Cutchogue guild. Juror is artist/illustrator/cartoonist Rob White. Information/application:


Items needed for chinese auction slated for Friday, April 15, 6 p.m. at Polish Hall in Riverhead, hosted by Peconic Bay Medical Center Walk Team for the LI2Day Walk to support the fight against breast cancer. Evening includes buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $30 advance, $40 at door. Call 548-6217, 548-6923, 548-6963.

Classes and Workshops

Marketing Your Own Business, Wednesday, March 30, 6-8:30 p.m., presented by SCORE at Riverhead Free Library. Register: 727-3228.


Craft vendors wanted for Riverhead High School NJROTC craft fair slated for Saturday, April 16 in gymnasium. Handcrafted items only. Information/reservations: 369-5575, [email protected].

Coiled Basket Making, Saturday, March 26, 9:30-11 a.m., for ages 12+ at Southold Indian Museum. Fee: $10 plus $2 materials fee. Registration appreciated but not required. 765-5577.


The Last of the Clean Comedians, Sunday, March 27, 2-3 p.m. with Glenn Anthony at Riverhead Free Library. All ages welcome.  Register: 727-3228.

Food and Drink

Anniversary Banquet for Pastor Tommy Edmond of Shiloh Baptist Church, Saturday, March 26, 3 p.m. at Polish Hall, Riverhead. Adults $50; children ages 5-10 $25. No tickets at door, advance only by March 12. Prime rib or chicken. Call 727-1969 or 765-3388.

Seventh annual Breakfast of the Stars, Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m., hosted by Kiwanis Club at Eagles Landing/Calverton Links Golf Course. Tickets $25, must purchase by March 28: 463-5811.

Snowball dinner dance, Saturday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., hosted by Riverhead Women of the Moose Chapter 1118 at 51 Madison St., celebrating their 56th anniversary. Chicken marsala, vegetable, dessert, coffee tea; dancing to Entertainer Ernie. Tickets $18 advance, $20 at door. Reservations required. 779-2694.

Flavors of Ireland, Monday, March 28, 7-7:30 p.m. with Margaret Johnson at Riverhead Free Library. Tasting fee $3; cheeses, soda bread and tea. Register: 727-3228.

Pancake breakfast, Sunday, March 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. hosted by Knights of Columbus Council #928 at St. Isidore School, Riverhead. Adults $8, children under 13 $4.

For History Buffs

Tea & Talk, Tuesday, March 29, 2 p.m., for “Edith Loring Fullerton: The Oft-Forgotten Equal Partner of Hal B. Fullerton,” with Dr. Natalie Naylor at Suffolk County Historical Society,  Riverhead. Admission $10. Advance registration required: 727-2881.

‘An Overview of the History of the Long Island Rail Road,’ Saturday, March 26, 1:30 p.m. in Suffolk County Historical Society education hall, Riverhead. Slide show and discussion by Robert Sturm. Free. 765-2757,

For Teens

The Loft at Riverhead Free Library: Teen Game Night, Friday, March 25, 4-6 p.m. Advance battle of the books, Tuesday, March 29, 6:30-8 p.m. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected].


Spoken Music Workshop, Saturday, March 26, 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport, features “The Geographical Fugue.” All ages and voice ranges welcome. Register in advance: 477-0660. Information: 477-8211, [email protected].

Grateful Dead tribute band Half Step performs Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead for Rex Foundation Musical Caravan fundraiser. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at door. Portion of proceeds benefits foundation’s programs.,

The Natural World

‘Save the Grange’ lecture series:, Friday, March 25, features “Tree Whispering: The Art of Healing Plants with Energy” given by Dr. Jim Conroy and Basia Alexander; Wednesday, March 30, “Labyrinths: Tools of Empowerment” given by Lisa Barrow, both 6:30 p.m. at the Grange, Sound Avenue at Church Lane, Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments by Peggy served. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected],


Celebrate Feast of St. Joseph, Friday, March 25, 7 p.m. at North Fork Italian American Club meeting at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic. Featured guest speaker Dr. Michael Boecherer discusses “The Italian Influence on the English Renaissance.” Refreshments served. 298-0020.

The Sciences

How to Buy and Use a Telescope, Saturday, March 26, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, with Jeff Norwood at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Bring equipment. Donation: $15; members $10; full-time students $5. Stargazing follows, weather permitting. 765-2626.

The Written Word

‘The Kids Are All Right’ author talk, Tuesday, March 29, 7-8 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library with award-winning journalist Liz Welch. Register: 727-3228.



The Arts
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.

Photographs by Karen George Mortimer on view through June 10 at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Ave., presented by East End Arts Council and Town of Riverhead. 727-0900.

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

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.

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.