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 sculptors, Peconic Landing and East End Arts Council’s 2nd annual outdoor sculpture garden exhibition at Brecknock Hall in Greenport, slated for June 11-Oct 1. Up to 3 pieces per artist. Applications must be postmarked by April 22. For full prospectus/application call 727-0900.

Chinese auction, 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].

Crafts at Southold Indian Museum for ages 12 to adult: Introduction to String Beading, Saturdays, April 23 and 30, 9:30-11 a.m. Fee $18 plus $6 materials. Beginner Quilting, Saturday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee $40 plus $18 materials. Register: 765-5577.

Fourth annual Talent Show, Friday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. at Riverhead Charter School, Calverton. Students and faculty perform. Tickets: 369-5800, ext. 2250.

Family Fun
Springtime at Hallockville, Saturday, April 16, 1-4 p.m. in Riverhead. Includes egg hunt for kids and adults, young farmer’s obstacle course, demonstrations, raising chickens 101, hoe-down and more. Admission $6, or $18/ family of 4; members $5 or $15/family of 4. Rain date Sunday, April 17. 298-5292.

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, senior aid, pet food and other basic needs in community. Tickets $45. 727-1619, 727-4075.

McGann-Mercy High School Ethics and Leadership Club’s 2nd annual spaghetti dinner, Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m., Riverhead. Tickets $12 or $10 each for 4 or more. Includes cake raffle and 50/50; proceeds help sponsor summer camp for inner city children. 737-5900, ext. 10. Play follows; see Theater events.

Home Canning 101, Thursday, April 21, 6-8 p.m., with Mark Vosburgh at Riverhead Free Library. Register: 727-3228,

For Teens

The Loft at Riverhead Free Library: Drop-in craft, Tuesday, April 19, 1-5 p.m.; Magic: the Gathering, Thursday, April 21, 3-4 p.m. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected].

In the Garden
Spring Gardening School 2011, Saturday, April 16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Riverhead Middle School, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk. Pre-registration required; advance payment $55; day of event $60. Bring soil and plant sample for testing. 727-7850, ext. 345.

Second annual Song Swap at Poquatuck Hall, Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m., Orient. Proceeds benefit Oysterponds Community Activities for hall’s floor fund. Refreshments served, or bring some to share. Donation $10. 323-1234.

Acoustic guitarist Robert Bruey in concert, Saturday, April 16, 8-9:30 p.m., at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. With cellist Jonathan Preddice and violinist Leanne Preddice Strom, and guest artist G.P. Lane. Suggested donation $13; members $10; full-time students $8. 765-2626.

The Natural World

Naturalist Mary Laura Lamont leads tour, Saturday, April 16, 9-11 a.m. through woods and fields of Hallockville and Hallock State Park Preserve. Fee $6; members $5. Heavy rain cancels. Registration required: 298-5292, [email protected].

‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features “Canning, Lactofermentation Pickling and Preserving Your Food” given by Flo Rewinski and Thea Fry, Friday, April 15, 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],

The Sciences
The Spring Break Project, week-long environmental science overnight camp, Sunday-Friday, April 17-22 for students ages 12-15 at Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead. Information: 727-7850, ext. 245.

Spring Recess Family Science, Monday-Friday, April 18-22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Long Island Science Center, Riverhead.  All activities ongoing. Admission $5. 208-8000,


McGann-Mercy High School students present ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ Friday-Saturday, April 15-16, 7:30 p.m. in auditorium, Riverhead. Tickets $8.737-5900, ext. 10.

The Written Word

Book discussion ‘Sag Harbor’ by Colson Whitehead, Wednesday, April 20, 7-8 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. Sign up and copies at reference desk., 727-3228,

Meet the Writers, Saturday, April 16, 1-3 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. With Robert Banfelder, Kimberly Collard, Teri Coyne, Tom Gahan and Margaret Johnson. Register:  727-3228, ext. 0,

Meet local author Tom Gahan, Sunday, April 17, 2 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. He examines the challenges of the English language and more. 298-4134.



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.