Coming Up

John Mendreski Memorial Golf Outing, Monday, June 27 at The Woods, Cherry Creek Golf Links, Riverhead. Entry fee $130. Includes day of golf, barbecue at noon, 2-hour open bar, buffet dinner. Dinner only $55. 288-5865, 512-5811.

A Night in Venice, East End Hospice summer gala, Saturday, June 25, 7-11 p.m. at Sandacres Estate, Quogue. Silent and live auctions, games of chance, music, dancing, dinner 8:30 p.m. Donation $50. RSVP 288-7080.

Sisters of St. Joseph’s 16th annual Golf Classic, Tuesday, June 21, at Baiting Hollow Club on Sound Avenue, honoring Dr. Michael Dempsey of Riverhead. Catering by Georgio’s. Information/reservation: 273-1187, ext. 25 or 26, Marie or Sister Rose.

North Fork Community Theatre’s  3rd annual Building on Tradition Gala, Friday, June 17, 7 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue. Theme is “Legends of the Theatre,” in tribute to past presidents of NFCT. Proceeds support group’s effort to purchase its Mattituck building. Performances by NFCT members, sit-down dinner, chinese auction, raffles, DJ music and dancing. Tickets $85; guests encouraged to reserve tables of 10-12. For tickets, call 298-NFCT(6328) or go to Information: 917-334-6639.

Classes and Workshops
Mid-Summer’s Bounty with certified aromatherapist Donna Penney, Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m. at Southold Free Library. $5 materials fee due at time of registration. Learn how to make fragrant flower-infused oils. Facts, folklore annd fun included. Register: 765-2077. Space limited.

Vendors wanted for Southold Fire Dept.’s craft fair, Saturday, June 18. Call 765-6913.

Family Fun
Solstice Family Scavenger Hunt and Beachside Barbecue, Saturday, June 18, 4-10 p.m., co-sponsored by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund and Peconic Land Trust. A family-friendly, local scavenger hunt through the village, barbecue, local beer, bonfire, music, dancing and games. Hunt $50 per family; food $20 at door, $18 online; under 12 free.

Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, Friday-Sunday, June 17-19. Arts and crafts, live music, food vendors, carnival, games of chance, crowning of Strawberry Festival Queen, fireworks, strawberries, strawberry shortcake and much more. Strawberry Field fairgrounds, Route 48, Mattituck. Event schedule and admission fees:

Film ‘Waiting for Superman,’ Saturday, June 18, 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. 2010 documentary film from director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott that analyzes failures of American public education by following several students through the educational system, hoping to be selected in a lottery for acceptance into charter schools. Discussion follows; refreshments by Cuvée Bistro. Free; register. 477-0660.

Food and Drink
Oysterponds Historical Society hosts North Fork Fresh, Saturday, June 25, 5-7 p.m. at Poquatuck Park, Webb House lawn, off Village Lane, Orient. Celebration of food and drink of North Fork, sample local seafood, farm produce, dishes from some of the area’s finest restaurants and inns, and local wines and beer. Proceeds support Oysterponds Historical Society. Tickets $75. Information/reservations/payment: 323-2480. Attendance is limited.

Old Fashioned Fish Fry, Sunday, June 19, 1-7 p.m. at Hanff’s Boatyard, Greenport, fundraiser to benefit Greenport American Legion skating rink. Fresh local fish, hash brown potatoes, cole slaw, dessert and more. Adults 420; under age 12, $10. Tickets at Costello Marine Contracting: 741-9994, 477-1456.

For All Ages
Friends of The Big Duck host 80th Birthday Party, Saturday, June 18, 1-4 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch in Flanders. Music, refreshments, games, prizes and surprises. The Big Duck is a historic landmark and this year marks 80th birthday of 1931 hatching. 727-0593. Admission free.

For Bargain Hunters
Maureen’s  Haven is looking for donations for annual yard sale in August, furniture, electronics, beds, bedding, appliances, exercise equipment, bicycles, tools, luggage, musical instruments, and gently used clothing. 727-6831.

North Fork Head Start hosts chinese auction, Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. in Southold, to benefit class of 2011’s family fun day. Admission $5 with two free tickets. Additional tickets 6/$5. 765-5684.

For Children
Southold Mothers’ Club Moms’ Night Out, Friday, June 17, 7 p.m. at Melissa’s house in Laurel. Sushi Night; fee $25. RSVP 298-1820.

In the Garden
North Fork Garden Tour, Saturday, June 25, noon-5 p.m., five garden locations, rain or shine. Tickets $75, only 300 tickets available. Self-guided tour with 60 participants at each location at any one time. Five different tour groups will travel simultaneously, each at a different starting location. Hosted by Long Island Nursery Landscape Association to benefit Peconic Land Trust. Food and wine tastings included. To register: go to, click on Garden Tour banner, select June 25 event, click on register icon to start the registration and payment.  Confirmation and receipt will be emailed;      tickets will be snail-mailed.

Long Island composer Thomas Mangano in concert, Saturday,  June 18, 8-9:30 p.m. at Custer Institute  and Observatory, Southold. New age works for cello and keyboard, with cellist Kelly Quinn. Magical evening of music and celestial contemplation;  much of music in program written especially for Custer and will debut at performance. Suggested donation $13, $10 Custer members, $8 full-time students. Includes stargazing session after the concert.  765-2626.

Original Voices at the Vail, Thursday, June 23, 7-11 p.m., Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead. Two stages, featured performers, open mic, all original music. Tickets: $5 (players and audience); all ages welcome. 727-5782,

Opera of the Hamptons, Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m. at Duck Walk Vineyards North, Southold. Best of Broadway, opera hit parade and more. Tickets $45; priority and at door $55;  728-8804, [email protected].

‘Songs We Love,’ Sunday, Saturday, June 18, 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 19, 2:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Riverhead, features Kelli Baumann, Bob Beodeker, Rusty Kransky, Dee Martin, Marion E. Stark and James Stevens, accompanied by Nancy Deegan and Pat Wall. Tickets $10 at door. Proceeds benefit North Fork Breast Health Coalition.

The Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society’s Tuesdays with Tom, Tuesday, June 21, Calverton Grasslands, meet at 8 a.m. in parking lot, Office Max, Tanger Outlet. Register at 477-6456 or [email protected].

‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features The Hollow Earth (Part 1) given by Jeff Frank, Wednesday, June 22 at the Grange, Sound Avenue at Church Lane, Northville. Doors open 6 p.m. with performance by Warren McKnight. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected],

Dayspring Performing Arts Showcase, Friday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. at Living Water Full Gospel Church, Riverhead. Students demonstrate what they learned this year and give performance relating to particular class, and teachers and former students demonstrate what they learned through years of dance and drama training. Tickets and information: 722-4969, ext. 204.

The Sciences
Hockey Science, Saturday, June 18, 2-4 p.m. at Long Island Science Center, Riverhead. Parent/child package $10; add friend or sibling $5 each. Register: 208-8000.

Sports and Recreation
Hike led by Barbara Terranova, Sunday, June 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Arshamomaque Preserve, Greenport. Meet in parking lot. Distance 1.5-3 miles; pack snack and drink, bring camera and binoculars. Dress for weather; footwear with traction recommended. For ages 9+, hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Dept. Fee $5. Registration required: 765-5182.

Shelter Island 10K Run, Saturday, June 18, 5:30 p.m., plus 5K race/walk and community fun walk. Rain or shine, at Shelter Island High School, 33 North Ferry Road. Fees: 10K Run $30, 5K Fun Walk (14 & over) $25; 5K Fun Walk (under 14) $15. Number pickup & in-person registration, Friday, June 17, 5:30-8 p.m.; day of race, noon-5 p.m. high school gym. 749-RUNS (7867), 774-9499.

Tours and Trips
‘Sound Avenue: My Favorite Road,’ special exhibit and trolley tour, Saturday, June 18 at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead. Opening reception at 1 p.m. with Newsday senior editor Steve Wick, whose writing yielded title of exhibit, and Bob Barauskas,  who discusses famous 1909 Sound Avenue car race. Trolley tour follows at 1:45 p.m., led by historian Richard Wines, covers entire length of Sound Avenue from Mattituck to Wading River, returns 4:30 p.m.  Jointly sponsored by museum and North Fork Environmental Council as part of its “SOS Ave.” (Save our Sound Avenue) campaign.  Exhibit runs  through Dec. 19 and features archival photos and artifacts related to history of Sound Avenue. Tour is $40 with proceeds to benefit Hallockville and NFEC. Advanced reservations essential, space limited. Call NFEC at 298-8880 for tickets.

The Written Word
Alison Hegeman and CAST, Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Alison Hegeman will speak on her work with Community Action Southold Town and sign copies of her book “Act III.” Donation; $10 tax deductible donation to CAST. 298-4134.

Book Discussion ‘China Lake’ by Meg Gardiner, Tuesday, June 21, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck.  This novel’s heroine, Evan Delaney, deals with murder and a dangerous religious cult. Call Bev Wowak at 298-4134 ext. 6.

Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.

The Arts
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.

Exhibit of work by East End Arts Council members Scott McIntire and Dianne Martin at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, second floor at Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. On view through Aug. 6. 727-0900, [email protected].

Artwork by Christine Dupuis at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Works on view through June. 765-2077.

Photographs by JoAnne Dumas on view through June at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, 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
Playdates with the Southold Mothers’ Club: Wednesdays at Cutchogue/New Suffolk Library, Pre-school Playgroup (19 months-5 years), 9:30-11:00 a.m. [email protected]. Wee little Ones Playgroup (birth-18 months), 11:00-noon, [email protected]. Weekend Toddler Playdate, for times and locations contact [email protected].

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.

Health and Fitness
Free beginner’s Hatha Yoga classes, Sundays, 3-4:15 p.m. at Mary Smith Recreation Center, Greenport. Bring non-skid, body-length mat. 765-3005.

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.