Coming Up


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.


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].


Riverhead’s Got Talent, Friday, April 1, 7 p.m., hosted by Riverhead High School Key Club students at Pulaski Street Elementary School. Advance $6; at door $7. 463-5810.

Food and Drink

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.

For Bargain Hunters

Dorcas Chapter 74’s 11th annual chinese auction, Saturday, April 9, 1:30 p.m. at Riverhead Elks Lodge. Doors open at noon. Limited seating, only 125 tickets sold; adults only. Over 200 items, 50/50, door prizes, refreshments. Admission $7, includes 25 tickets and one 50/50 chance. Tickets/information: 727-4933.

Trash or Treasure giant indoor rummage sale, Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., sponsored by Polish Town Civic Association at its chalet headquarters in Riverhead. Admission free. To donate items call 727-0437. All proceeds benefit beautification of Polish Town USA and other charitable projects.

For History Buffs

Slide program “The Blessed Isle: Hal B. Fullerton and His Image of Long Island,” Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m., presented by SCHS director Wally Broege at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead. Admission $5. 727-2881.

In the Garden

Seed to Soil, Thursday, April 7, 7-8:30 p.m. with Paula Bivona at Riverhead Free Library. Register: 727-3228.

Lectures and Seminars

‘What is a Masterpiece?’ by Joyce Beckenstein, Friday, April 1, 6 p.m. at East End Arts Council Gallery, Riverhead. PowerPoint illustrated talk; free-will donation. 369-2171.


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.,

First Friday Open Mic Night, Friday, April 1, 7-10 p.m., part of The Music Project @ at Custer Institute and Observatory with host LiZa Coppola, Southold. 765-2626.

The Natural World

‘Save the Grange’ lecture series:, Monday, April 4, features “Biodynamic Farming” given by K.K. Haspel, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange in Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments served by Peggy. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected],

Volunteer String Fencing Day, Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. at Breakwater Beach in Mattituck, hosted by North Fork Audubon Society and NYS DEC. Pre-fencing two piping plover and least tern nesting sites, critical to these endangered birds. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected].

Two-day Green Guerilla class, Wednesday-Thursday, April 6-7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Nature Lyceum for Organic Horticulture, Spiritual Renewal Center at First Parish Church in Northville. Fee $448. Register:

The Sciences

Messier Marathon, Saturday, April 2, 7 p.m., lecture by Tom Hoffelder at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Bring telescope. Suggested donation $10; members and full-time students $. 765-2626.

Riley Avenue Elementary School’s annual science fair, Thursday, April 7, 5-6:15 p.m. for grades K-2, 6:30-8 p.m. for grades 3-4. 369-6804.


Riverhead High School Blue Masques presents ‘Once Upon A Mattress,’ Saturdays, April 2 and 9, and Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m. in Charles Cardona Auditorium. Directed by Jessica Guadagnino and Dena Tishim. Tickets $8 advance, $10 at door; seniors $5. 369-6750.

Striped Bass Challenge, Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Veteran fisherman Capt. Jerry McGrath presents lecture/slide show. Free. 298-4134.


Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.

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.