Coming Up

The Arts
Teen Art Show and Reception, Friday, March 11, 5-7 p.m. in Elizabeth Fox Overton Gallery at Riverhead Free Library. On view through March, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4:30p.m. 727-3288, ext. 119.

Artist’s reception, Saturday, March 12, 2-4  p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, features Judy McCleery’s photo exhibit “The North Fork: A Natural Beauty” in gallery. 298-4134.

Annual  Principal’s Dinner, Saturday, March 12, 6 p.m. at Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow, hosted by McGann-Mercy 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, honoring Mark Miller of Miller Environmental Group. Tickets $150; sponsorships available $500-$10,000.  Dining, cocktails, dancing and silent auction. All proceeds go to Riverhead Foundation’s Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Call 369-9840.


Fiber Arts Workshop series at Hallockville Museum Farm features needle felting  with Irene Heckle-Volpe; 3 classes beginning March 14, 6:30 p.m. Information/registration: 298-5292, [email protected] Proceeds support education programs at museum.

‘Evan Almighty,’ Friday, March 11, 7 p.m. at the Creation Station, Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Family film starring Morgan Freeman and Steve Carell; refreshments served. Donations appreciated. 765-5667.

Food and Drink
Soup Supper, Sunday, March 13, 5-7 p.m. at Old Steeple Community Church, Aquebogue. Soups, bread, dessert and beverage. Adults $10; children under 12 $7. Tickets: 722-3580.

East End Lions Club’s 57th annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, Wednesday-Thursday, March 16-17, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Advance $18; at door $20. Available at Hart’s Hardware and Robert’s Jewelers in Southold, Peconic Liquors in Cutchogue or call 734-7136 or 734-6742.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Wednesday, March 16, lunch noon-2 p.m., dinner 4-8 p.m., hosted by the Rotary Club of Riverhead at Polish Hall. Take out available. Lunch tickets $10; seniors $8; ages 3-12 $6; dinner tickets $12; seniors $10; children $8. All proceeds benefit local charities. Tickets available from any Rotarian or at door. 208-9571.

Seventh annual Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, March 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at First Universalist Church, Southold, to benefit Maureen’s Haven. Fee $7, includes tasting menu of 10 chili recipes and cornbread. Soda and beer available. Questions or to volunteer: 734-8401.

For All Ages
Seventh annual Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Saturday, March 12, hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Cutchogue Fire Department. To participate call Joe Corso at 734-5959.

Rockin’ 50s Party, Saturday, March 12, 7-9:30 p.m. at Riverhead Human Resource/Senior Center, Aquebogue. Blast from the past for all ages. Pre-registration $5, family of 4 $15; at door $10, family of 4 $30. 727-5744.

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 through March 13. 765-5577.

Donations wanted for chinese auction, Saturday, March 12, hosted by Shoreham-Wading River junior class. 821-8140, ext. 1023, [email protected] or 312-2085, [email protected]

For History Buffs
‘Medicine on the High Seas: The Tribulations of East End Sailors, 1700-1900’ with Robert T. Bramson,  Saturday, March 12, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, Greenport, hosted by Oysterponds Historical Society. 477-3800.

‘Historic Shipwrecks: Exploring Long Island’s Underwater Treasures,’ Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m. in community room at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, presented by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. Bill Pfeiffer offers glimpse into world of undersea archeology. Refreshments served. Reservations suggested. 734-7122.


Evening of Traditional Irish Music,  Wednesday, March 16, 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, Greenport, featuring Aileen O’Connell, Eamonn O’Rourke and Irish Step Dancers. 477-3800.

Shoreham-Wading River Community Band presents ‘March Out of Winter’ concert, Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. in SWR High School auditorium. Admission free. 821-8116.

Sing East End 2011 Open Karaoke to benefit East End Hospice, Saturday, March 12, 7-11 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead, features 40+ singers ages 7-70. Advance $25; at door $30. Food, chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. Tickets available at CK’s Deli and Farm Country Kitchen, Riverhead, and 664-0983, [email protected]

Spoken Music Workshop, Saturdays, March 12 & 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]

The Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society: Orient Point County Park with Rick & Linda Kedenburg, Saturday, March 12, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Greenport. 734-7144, [email protected] Tuesdays with Tom: Arshamomaque Preserve, Tuesday, March 15,  meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Greenport. Dress for warmth, wear waterproof footwear. Register: 275-3202, [email protected]

‘Save the Grange’ lecture series, Friday, March 11, features “Spirituality in the Garden, Preparedness for the Future” given by John Macfarland, 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],

Save the Piping Plovers, Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m. presented by North Fork Audubon Society at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, in conjunction with Judy McCleery’s  photo exhibit in gallery. Free. 298-4134.

Long Island Native Plant Symposium, Friday, March 11, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead Campus. Information/registration: 727-2315, ext. 3.

North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ March 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, March 13, 20 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,

Riley Avenue Elementary School presents ‘Cinderella,’ Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m., at Riverhead High School. Produced by Jim Schaeffer. Tickets $7, advance only. 369-6723.


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.
Paintings by Judie Lizewski in the mezzanine, through March at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Judy McCleery’s photo exhibit “The North Fork: A Natural Beauty” in gallery, through March at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. 298-4134.

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.