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. in Cutchogue. Juror is artist/illustrator/cartoonist Rob White. Information/application:

Call for artists, “East End Light” all-media juried art show at East End Arts Council Gallery, Riverhead, April 22-June 3. Drop off Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at gallery. Information: 727-0900.

Reception, Friday, April 8, 7 p.m. for exhibit of work by Salvatore Gentile in Elizabeth Fox Overton Gallery at Riverhead Free Library. On view through April. 727-3228.

Artists’ reception, Monday, April 11, 5-7  p.m. for annual Student Art Exhibit at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Mattituck-Cutchogue students grades 4-12 exhibit work from December 2010 student show at Parrish Art Museum. On view through April. 298-4134.

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
Chess Workshop, Saturday, April 9, 1 p.m. for grades 2-6 with Jim MacLeod at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Call 298-4134 ext 4 to register.

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].

Family Fun
Third annual Bagels with the Bunny, Saturday, April 9, 9-11:30 a.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic. Bagels, cake, coffee and juice, meet the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, jelly beans in jar guessing game and more. Adults $5; children $3; ages 2 and under free. RSVP: [email protected].

North Form Reform Synagogue presents ‘Prime,’ Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, Main Road. Romantic comedy, two women get a new and unusual perspective on doctor/patient relationship, with Uma Thurman and  Meryl Streep. Suggested donation $5. Refreshments served. Discussion follows screening. 722-5712,

Food and Drink
Dinner/dance and chinese auction, Saturday, April 16, 6-11 p.m., hosted by Joy of Giving at Polish Hall, Riverhead. Proceeds go to school supplies, senor aid, pet food and other basic needs in community. Tickets $45. 727-1619, 727-4075.

Breakfast Buffet, Sunday, April 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus in Cutchogue. Adults $8; children $4. 734-7338.

McGann-Mercy High School Ethics and Leadership Club’s 2nd annual spaghetti dinner, Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m., Riverhead. Includes cake raffle and 50/50; proceeds help sponsor summer camp for inner city children. 737-5900, ext. 10. Play follows; see Theater events.

Southold Historical Society’s annual April Showers Dinner, Thursday, April 14, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Roast chicken, fish or vegetarian entree; Includes cash raffle. Tickets $20; raffle tickets $1 or 6/$5. Available at society’s headquarters in Prince Building, Main Road, Southold, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., or at door. 765-5500.

For Bargain Hunters
Indoor/outdoor antiques show, Saturday-Sunday, April 9-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Old Town Art & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. 734-6382.

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.

For Children
Book Break, Monday, April 11, 4 p.m. for grades 2-3 at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Includes snack. Register: 298-4134, ext. 4.

For History Buffs
Grand opening, Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. of historic Lionel Visitor’s Center Toy Train Layout at Railroad Museum of Long Island’s Freeman Building in Riverhead. Admission free. 765-2757.

For Teens
Teen craft: Go Green or Toxic, Wednesday, April 13, 4-5 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected].

For Pet Lovers
Dog Park Party ‘Easter Bone Hunt,’ Saturday, April 9, 1-3 p.m. at Southold Dog Park behind Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Monthly themed gathering for town residents and canine friends. Admission free. Event will be rescheduled to next day, Sunday, in case of inclement weather. 765-5182.

Piano Plus concert features soprano Maria D’Amato, Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. “A Whole Bunch of Good Stuff,” with pianist John Eyre. 727-3228.

Singer/songwriter Hugh Prestwood performs Friday, April 8, 7 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Free. 477-0660.

The Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society hosts ‘Preserving Plum Island,’ Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing community center, Greenport, presented by John Turner and Stella Miller. 917-623-5373, [email protected].

The Sciences

Saturn Appreciation Night, Saturday, April 9, after dark, weather permitting, at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Suggested donation $5; children under 14 $3, members free. 765-2626.

Health and fitness
Grains for Great Health & Enjoyment, Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 p.m., with Shelley Scoggin from The Market in Greenport, at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Fee $5; register at circulation desk. 298-4134.

Sports and Recreation
Hike led by Barbara Terranova, Sunday, April 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Laurel Lake, Route 25, Laurel. Meet in parking lot. Distance 1.5-3 miles; pack snack and drink, bring camera and binoculars. Dress for weather; muddy, leaf-covered, footwear with traction recommended. For ages 9+, hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Dept. Fee $5. Registration required: 765-5182.


Spring Youth Drama Workshop ‘Cat-Tales: What the Alley Cats Learn About Bullies,’ Saturdays, April 9 and 16, 9-11:30 a.m.; performance Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m., at Creation Station, Cutchogue. To participate call 765-5667.

McGann-Mercy High School students present ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16, 7:30 p.m. in auditorium, Riverhead. Tickets $8.737-5900, ext. 10.

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

The Written Word
Walt Whitman: Songs of the People, Sunday, April 10, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Production by Mel Mendelssohn celebrates Whitman’s poetry. Free. 477-0660.

Book talk ‘Garden of Eve’ by Mary Agria, Friday, April 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.

Book Discussion ‘Night Fall’ by Nelson DeMille, Tuesday, April 19, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. This mystery’s characters re-investigate the tragedy of Flight 800. Call Bev Wowak, Reader’s Advisor for details at 298-4134 ext. 6.