Call for artists, East End Arts Council’s juried print media exhibit “The Print Show,” guest juror Craig Zammiello. Entries accepted Thursday-Saturday, July 14-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at EEAC Gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead. “Best in Show” winner will be one of seven artists to participate in “Winners’ Show” in fall of 2012. Print Show on view July 22-Aug. 26, opening reception Friday, July 22, 5-7 p.m. 727-0900, [email protected]
Reception ‘Travels in Watercolor,’ Sunday, July 10, 3 p.m., paintings by Marla Milne at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. 477-0660.
Introduction to the printmaking press with Rosamaria Eisler, Saturday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at East End Arts Council School of the Arts, Riverhead. EEAC printing press donated by artist Bob Berks; learn components of press, correct set up for plates and which papers to use. Participants (adults) receive certificate of approval for use of EEAC printmaking press on a scheduled basis. Cost per session: $25 member, $40 nonmember. Register: 727-0900.
Southold Historical Society’s 8th annual Summer Gala fundraiser, Saturday, July 9, 5-8 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, Greenport. Live music, wine and beer bar, finger foods, buffet dinner and silent auction of antiques, fine art, and decorative objects. Tickets $75, available at Southold Historical Society office, 54325 Main Road, Southold, opposite Rothman’s department store. Also available at door day of event. 765-5500.
Dinner and chinese auction fundraiser, Thursday, July 14, 7-11 p.m., to benefit IRIE Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program, at Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead. Tickets $50; includes dinner, music and more. 871-1916.
The Big Duck’s 80th Birthday Gala, Saturday, July 9, 230 Elm, Southampton. Bill Wilkinson & the Long Island “Sound” Swing Band, refreshments, raffles, dance/’30s costume contest, birthday cake and more. Donation $50. Reservations: Bigduck.org.
Evening For the Horses, Friday, July 8, 7:30-11 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead, benefit for North Shore Horse Rescue. Southern-style barbecue, chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and live music. Tickets $45. 334-8258.
Classes and Workshops
Basic pastel overview, Tuesdays, July 12-26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at East End Arts Council Carriage House, located behind Gallery, Riverhead. Fee $75 member, $113 nonmember. Instructor Gina Lento. Class geared for artists already experienced with another medium, interested in pastels. Register: 369-2171 or [email protected]
Japanese Fish Printing class (Gyotaku), Saturday, July 16, 1-2:30 p.m. at Southold Indian Museum’s Center for Traditional Crafts. All supplies provided. Program taught by artist Jack Schwartz. $20 plus $10 materials fee. Registration limited, advance registration required. 765-5577, [email protected]
Vendors wanted for Rotary Club of Greenport’s 20th annual Art & Craft Fair, Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Capital One Bank parking lot, Main Street, Greenport. 765-3609 (message), 734-6800.
Love Lane Street Fair, Saturday, July 9, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by Mattituck Chamber of Commerce. Little Miss and Mr. Mattituck contest, live music, arts and crafts, merchandise and food vendors; raffle and more. Rain or shine. 298-9400, mattituckchamber.org.
Food and Drink
Annual Chicken Barbecue, Saturday, July 9, 4:30-7 p.m. at Old Steeple Community Church, Aquebogue. Tickets $15 adults, $12 children under 12, call 722-4171 or email [email protected] Chicken, corn, potato, cole slaw, roll and watermelon. Eat in or take out. 722-3070.
‘Catch a Star’ Literary Luncheon, Thursday, July 14, noon, Soundview Restaurant. Sponsored by the Daughters of Israel of Congregation Tifereth Israel, Greenport. Guest speaker, winner of literary scholarship from Greenport High School, raffles. Tickets $35. Call Paula Shengold, 477-6530.
Sunset Grill and Groove, Thursday, July 14, 6-10 p.m., fundraiser sponsored by Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue. Barbecue, coffee, dessert, raffle baskets and raffle of 50 bottles of wine. Music by Debra Liso Band with Prentiss McNeil. Tickets $45. RSVP: 548-6021.
Chicken Barbecue, takeout only, Saturday, July 9, 4-6:30 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, Route 25 and Sound Avenue. Tickets $15. 298-8276, 298-9192.
Barn Dance and Barbecue, Saturday, July 16, 5 p.m. at Charnews Farm, Southold, with live music, beer, wine. Hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Advance $50, children $15; at door $60, children $20. 283-3195, ext. 19.
For Animal Lovers
Dog Park Party ‘Fun in the Sun,’ Saturday, July 9, 5-6:30 p.m. at Southold Dog Park behind Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Monthly themed gathering for town residents and their dogs. Admission free. Event will be rescheduled to next day, Sunday, in case of inclement weather. 765-5182.
For Bargain Hunters
Donations wanted for La Leche League of Greenport’s 3rd annual fundraiser yard sale, Saturday, July 9, 8 a.m.-noon at 421 2nd St., Greenport. Seeking items in good condition. Call Liz Morrison at 477-5914 or email [email protected]
Chinese auction, Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church parish hall in Greenport. Admission $5, includes six tickets. Drawing at 1:30 p.m. 477-9777.
First Baptist Church of Riverhead hosts day of antiques appraisals, Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with Aaron of Aaron’s Auctions and Antique Valuations of Mattituck. Bring in merchandise for appraisal at nominal fee. Information: 516-658-4459.
Southold Mothers’ Club hosts babysitter meet & hire, Friday, July 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. [email protected]
For History Buffs
Sunset Heritage Block Walk with Melissa Andruski, Wednesday, July 13, 6 p.m., meet at entrance, Southold Free Library. Rain cancels. 765-2077.
Katagami and Katazome class, Thursday, July 14, 4:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, for students grades 7-12. Japanese silk screening. Free. 298-4134.
In the Garden
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program, Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., self-guided tours of three private gardens in Cutchogue and Mattituck, to benefit Conservancy. Fee $5 per garden; children under 12 free. No reservations required; rain or shine. Special highlights include arbor covered with clematis and other vines, views of nearby vineyards, formal knot garden and various garden rooms, and collection of tropical and exotic container plantings. Begin at any of these locations: garden of Manfred and Roberta Lee, 26850 Main Road, Cutchogue; garden of Maurice Isaac and Ellen Coster Isaac, 4835 Oregon Road, Mattituck; or garden of Dennis Schrader and Bill Smith, 120 East Mill Road, Mattituck. Visit opendaysprogram.org or call Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1-888-842-2442.
Open House hosted by Cornell Gardeners from Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center in Riverhead, Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Guided tour through display garden, wagon ride tour of research farm, new victory garden, basics of dahlia growing, children’s project and more. All activities free. 727-3595.
Lectures and Seminars
Lecture Series features ‘Ducks Unlimited and Hubbard County Park,’ Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead, presented in connection with exhibit “Private Places Public Spaces: Suffolk County’s Elite Hunt Clubs & Regional Decoys.” Speaker is Craig Kessler. Reservations requested; $5 donation. 727-2881.
Summer Showcase Concert, Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. features Robert Bruey & Special Guests at Silversmith’s Corner, Town Green, Main Road, Southold. Bring blanket or chair. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church, Main Road. 208-6933.
The No Doubt World Famous Riverhead Summer Band’s ‘Concert Under the Stars,’ Mondays, July 11, 25 and Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. on front steps of Pulaski Street School, Riverhead. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and insect repellent. Marches, Broadway, classical, pops, soundtracks and more. Concert moves indoors in case of rain. Admission free. 727-6538.
For Families: Darlene Graham Concert, Wednesday, July 13, 11 a.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Free. 298-4134.
The Natural World
Green Guerilla Class, Wednesday-Thursday, July 13-14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. offered by Nature Lyceum for Organic Horticulture at Spiritual Renewal Center at First Parish Church, UCC, Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Information: spirit-renewal.com.
Viewing and Attracting Hummingbirds, Monday, July 11, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Presentation includes advise on feeders, flowers that attract hummingbirds and more 298-4134.
Tours and Trips
Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, July 9, depart 9 a.m. from Greenport, return 3 p.m. Cruise along Gardiner’s Bay and Long Island Sound to see famous lighthouses of the North Fork, including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, Latimer Reef and North Dumpling. Lighthouse trips include maritime history and lighthouse stories by local expert. Cruise vessel stops next to each lighthouse for photo ops. Fee $95 per person, $60 for teens/children. Price includes box lunch and complimentary glass of L.I. wine or bottle of water. Registration/information: eastendseaport.org, email [email protected], 477-2100. Groups welcome.
New Suffolk Waterfront House Tour benefit, Saturday, July 16, 3-6 p.m., six homes on Jackson Street. Hors d’oeuvres, gourmet treats, North Fork wines, music. Proceeds help repay acquisition loan for New Suffolk Waterfront site, protected in cooperation with community of New Suffolk, Town of Southold and Peconic Land Trust, and recently sold to New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. Tickets limited, $150, $250/couple. 603-8456.
Southold Town Recreation Department sponsors bus trip to see NY Mets take on Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, July 16, depart recreation center in Peconic at 12:30 p.m. for 4:10 p.m. game. Ticket/transportation $62. Nonresidents welcome. 765-5182.
The Written Word
Great Books Discussion: ‘The Odyssey’ by Homer, July 12 and 14, 7-8 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, led by Jerry Matovcik. Register at reference desk or call 298-4134, ext. 5, and receive complimentary copy. Refreshments served.
Notes from ‘The Lyons Den,’ book reading and signing with Jeffrey Lyons, Saturday, July 9, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.
Folk Art, East End Arts Council’s juried all-media show at 133 E. Main St., Riverhead. On view through July 15. 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]
Exhibit of photographs by Howard Stevens at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead. On view through Sept. 10. 727-3200.
‘Rocky Splendor,’ photographs by Fran DePetris on view through July at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.
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.
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.
Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council gives guided tours of buildings on Cutchogue Village Green through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Hours are Saturday-Monday, 1-4 p.m. All tours begin at Carriage House adjacent to parking area. Children must be accompanied by adult. Admission free, donations welcome. Group tours by appointment only. 734-7122.
Sail the Seven Seas, new exhibit at East End Seaport Museum, Third Street at Ferry Dock, Greenport. Meticulously hand crafted ship models replicating famous seagoing vessels of the last four centuries. Open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Group tours available. 477-2100.
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.