Thursday, August 11
LEGO 4-6, 3 p.m. for children who have completed grades 3-6 at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Register: 298-4134.
Great Comic Book Heroes (1938-1954), discussion with film clips, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Laurence Maslon’s projects have included films and books about “South Pacific,” “Some Like It Hot” and many others. His latest project is a new documentary about a “fascinating slice of life.” Free. 477-3800.
An International Celebration, 5-7 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport, hosted by 4EC Group, Southold Mothers’ Club and local libraries. Celebrate diversity of community and world, taste different cultures through food sampling, experiece music of African drums, native flutes, Irish tin whistle, fish printing, churn your own butter and play Japanese games. Rain location Greenport School cafeteria. 477-0660, 298-4134.
Feast for Felines, 6 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers, Main Road, Aquebogue. Fundraising dinner presented by SAVES Inc. features four-course dinner, chinese auction, music and 50/50 raffle. Tickets $45, available at JET’s Dream, Greenport; The Feed Bag, Cutchogue; Country Pet Boutique, Mattituck; Blue Door Gallery, Riverhead. 722-0015, [email protected]
Film Festival: ‘Stormy Weather’ (USA, 1943) with Lena Horne, directed by Andrew L. Stone, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
Lecture Series features ‘Suffolk Lodge,’ 7 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead, presented in connection with exhibit “Private Places Public Spaces: Suffolk County’s Elite Hunt Clubs & Regional Decoys.” Speaker: Richard Martin, director of Suffolk County Historic Services. Reservations requested; $5 donation. 727-2881.
Mattituck-Cutchogue Elementary PTA’s outdoor movie night fundraiser, 7 p.m. at Strawberry Fields, Route 48, Mattituck. “Rio,” rated G, shown at dusk. Tickets $4; ages 4 & under free. Bring blankets and chairs. Snacks and refreshments available for purchase. All proceeds go to PTA school sponsored programs.
North Fork Community Theatre presents its summer 2011 Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ performance 8 p.m., Old Sound Avenue. Tickets $20: 298-NFCT, NFCT.COM. Based on 1984 movie with high-energy dance numbers, well-loved songs and emotional storyline.
Friday, August 12
Who let the alligators out? 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road. Register: 734-7360.
‘Ice Cream : A Global History,’ 11 a.m. with Laura B. Weiss at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Book talk, signing, refreshing ice cream treat, history of ice cream sprinkled with fun factoids. 765-2077.
North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront; portion of sales benefits New Suffolk Waterfront Fund.
Movie ‘Another Year,’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Happy couple fends off neediness of friends. Free. 298-4134.
Riverhead summer concert series features Buddy’s Mandolin & Jazz, 7 p.m. on grounds of East End Arts Council, 133 E. Main St. Free.
‘Songs of the Railroad’ performed by Timothy Fitall and Dan Skabeikis, 7 p.m. at Southold Free Library, Main Road. real Americana program with banjo, jazz violin and other instruments and singing, sponsored by Friends of Library. 765-2077.
Family movie ‘Toy Story 3’ screened at dusk at Tasker Park, Peconic Lane, Peconic, hosted by Town of Southold Youth Bureau and Youth Advisory Council. Refreshments. Bring chairs and blankets. Rain date Friday, Aug. 26.
North Fork Audubon Society: Born Here: North Fork Native Plants with Polly Weigand, 7 p.m. at Red House, Inlet Pond County Park, 65275 Route 48, Greenport. Dessert and pre-meeting stroll around gardens at Red House to see how garden committee volunteers are creating “Pollination Destination” for bees, birds and butterflies. Lecture 7:30 p.m. by Polly Weigand, founder and coordinator of Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI), which focuses on encouraging use of genetically native plants. Limited selection of native plants available for sale to benefit LINPI. Info: Diana Van Buren at [email protected] or call 917-623-5373.
Greenport Band presents outdoor concert, 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport, directed by Colin Van Tuyl. Bring lawn chairs. Free. 553-8443.
North Fork Community Theatre presents Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ performance at 8 p.m. See Thursday.
Saturday, August 13
New Suffolk Waterfront 5K Race and Kids’ Run, 9 a.m. starts with 1K kids’ run at 8:15 a.m. Spend day at beach where race begins and ends, kayak in Cutchogue Harbor, or play volleyball. Bring picnic lunch. Hosted by NSWF to support acquisition of property for community. Fee $20; pre-register at newsuffolkwaterfront.org.
Maureen’s Haven’s annual yard sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 269 Main Road, Aquebogue. Furniture, electronics, beds and bedding, appliances, exercise equipment, bicycles, tools, luggage, musical instruments and gently used clothing. 727-6831.
North Fork Environmental Council’s 3rd annual Bike What’s Left: Two bike loops for all skill levels: 18-mile loop starts at 10 a.m. for experienced riders, biking from Matittuck to Horton’s Point Lighthouse and back through Route 25 to New Suffolk, 10-mile loop starts at 11 a.m. for families and more recreational riders and goes from Mattituck through New Suffolk. NFEC Members: $10, non-members $15. Reservations required: 298-8880. BBQ back at NFEC office, hot dogs and refreshments.
OHS Kids ‘Water, Water, Everywhere! workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Village Lane, Orient. Kids tour Oysterponds Historical Society’s summer exhibition “Oysterponds’ Changing Face: The First Millennium” before workshop. For ages 7-12, $2 per workshop per child (parents welcome), Reservations requested: 323-2480 or email [email protected]
The Business of Show Business, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with Kathleen Furey, SAG, AFTRA at East End Arts Council’s Carriage House, behind School of the Arts, 141 E. Main St., Riverhead. Designed for parents of children in the performing arts and for adult performers: practical, intensive course that covers agents, unions, pay scales, managers, contracts, headshots, resumes, portfolios, do’s & don’ts, getting the most mileage for your investment, and detailed overview (the “anatomy & physiology”) of performing arts industry. For those who are planning a career as performers, the professional seeking the edge to break into next level and/or those who are considering possibilities. Mature kids/teens encouraged to attend with parent(s). $50 members EEAC/$75 nonmembers. Register: 369-2171 or email [email protected]
2nd annual Family Day at the Farm, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Ag Center at Charnews Farm, Youngs Avenue, Southold, hosted by Peconic Land Trust, along with Southold Mothers’ Club and 4EC. Meet farm animals and watch professional sheep shearing demonstration, take a pony ride and listen as educators from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge display various birds of prey and discuss their care. Arts and crafts, face-painting and husk-doll making, three-legged and sack races. Slow Food educators offer tastings. Beverages and baked goods available for purchase. 283-3195.
Greenport Fire Department Standard Hose No.4 holds Chili Cook-off, 11 a.m. at Greenport Farmers Market, First and Adams Streets. Free. 566-2350.
North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront. See Friday.
North Fork Audubon Society 5th Annual Family Dragonfly Day, 1-4 p.m. at Skipper Horton Wentworth Park, 72250 Main Road, Greenport. Rain date Sunday, Aug. 14. Annette Oliveira will help you identify local “odonates” (dragonflies and damselflies) that breed and feed at ponds here. Leave with personal dragonfly and damselfly checklist of species you’ve seen. For adults and children of all ages. Crafts, storytelling, refreshments. $5 per person; $20 for families of 4 or more, includes a one year membership to NFAS. Information: northforkaudubon.org or contact Diana Van Buren at [email protected] or call 917-623-5373.
‘Playdate’ by Thelma Adams, book reading and signing, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
Riverhead United Methodist Church’s annual Chicken BBQ, 4-6 p.m., 204 E. Main St. Eat in or take out. Menu: half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, cole slaw, and dessert. Tickets $15 adults, $9 children under 12; family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children under 12) $42. Tickets or information call 727-2327.
32nd annual Douglas Moore Music Festival on Cutchogue Village Green: 5 p.m. — Community picnic, bring chairs, food and beverages. Prizes awarded for unique picnic spreads. 6:30 p.m. — oboist Adam Dart of Peconic performs “Metamorphoses After Ovid.” 6:45 p.m. — The Moore Family Singers performs “Kiss Me, Naomi, My Restaurant Queen.” 7 p.m. — Picnic and raffle prizes awarded. 7:30 p.m. — 32nd Annual Douglas Moore Concert by Sound Symphony, “Comedy Tonight!” conducted by Dorothy Savitch. Also the 55th anniversary of the first performance of Mr. Moore’s “Ballad of Baby Doe,” which starred an ingenue named Beverly Sills. Admission free; collection will be taken to help defray costs. 734-7503.
ELIH Annual Summer Gala, 5-8 p.m. at McCall Vineyard & Preserve, Cutchogue. Continuous bounty of Native American cuisine overlooking the vines. Tickets $175, featured guest Terry Wallace, American art historian and author. Luxury raffle and live auction. Reserve online at ELIH.org/gala or call 477-5164. Proceeds benefit Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport.
Johnny Cuomo in Concert, 6-7 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold. Native Long Islander and international musician, author, storyteller and folk-flavored acoustic roots artist with influences in rock and traditional Irish music, which he plays on variety of contemporary and traditonal instruments. Formerly lead singer for folk-rock band, “Voice of the Turtle,” he has played solo across the U. S. and Ireland, opening for such bands as the Ramones and The Bogemen. Suggested Donation $13, $10 members, $8 full-time students. Includes stargazing session later (weather permitting). www.custerobservatory.org. 765-2626.
Poquatuck Hall in Orient hosts first of two-concert series featuring Steven Blier, 8 p.m., renowned pianist and artistic director of The New York Festival of Song. Darius de Haas and Mr. Blier offer songs from their new album on Bridge Records, “Quiet Please.” Admission: $30 ($50 for series) or $50 for limited front row seats ($90 for series). Proceeds benefit ongoing renovations at Poquatuck Hall. Information and reservations call Jane Smith at 323-1378 or email [email protected]
Howard Oboler presents ‘Hollywood Dances,’ 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Film series lecture on solos, duets, ensemble numbers and ballets from Hollywood’s golden era musicals, with focus on Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” Shirley Temple and Bojangles in “The Little Colonel,” Ginger Rogers in “Gold Diggers of 1933” and Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in “An American in Paris.” Free. 477-3800.
North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ performance at 8 p.m. See Thursday.
Sunday, August 14
The Back Room huge tag sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., hosted by The Daughters of Israel, sisterhood group of Congregation Tifereth Israel, at synagogue, 519 Fourth Street, Greenport. Housewares, garden supplies, tools, dishes, silver, games and puzzles, bric-a-brac, toys, books, paintings, jewelry, small appliances, sporting goods, serving pieces, leather goods, and other household items. Information: 917-957-4964 or e-mail [email protected]/.
North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront. See Friday.
Shelter Island Historical Society presents Sundays in the Barn Series, 2 p.m., Bill Clark III presents history of South Ferry from late 1700s when Samuel G. Clark came to Shelter Island from Connecticut and opened a ferry to Greenport, to present day operation that connects the island to South Fork. Free, donations accepted. Talk takes place on grounds of 1743 James Havens Homestead at 16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 749-0025.
North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ matinee at 2:30 p.m. See Thursday. Final performance.
Riverhead Elks Lodge annual Lobster Chicken BBQ, 3-6 p.m., 1239 E. Main St. Lobster, chicken, shrimp, potato salad, baked beans, cuke salad, corn on the cob, watermelon, beer, wine and 4 different raffles. Tickets $40. [email protected] 727-2027.
Monday, August 15
Booreguita and the Coyote, 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-7360.
Monday Night Dancing in the Park, 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Front Street, Greenport. Winston Irie reggae/roots music. Bring chairs or blankets.
Tuesday, August 16
North Fork Audubon Society’s Tuesdays With Tom – Cedar Beach, meet 8 a.m. at Red House, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. View shorebirds, whimbrels, dowitchers, and willets during migration. Bring sunblock and water. Register 477-6456 or [email protected]
Wednesday, August 17
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Family Show, 11 a.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. No registration required. Performance followed by hot dog picnic at noon, sponsored by Friends of Library. 298-4134.
Family Science at Long Island Science Center, 11 W. main St., Riverhead, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Build Your World! Explore, create and design, make a craft to take home. Different theme each week. All activities ongoing and self-directed, for all ages, Wednesday-Sunday, through Aug. 21. 208-8000.
Friends of Library Book Sale, 3-6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Books, music, videos, games and much more at bargain prices. 298-4134.
‘The Educated Taxpayer’ lecture, 6 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-7360.
Stega Nona, 6-7 p.m. for ages 3-8 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-7360.
Walk to God’s Acre old burying ground at First Presbyterian Church, 6 p.m., meet at Southold Free Library entrance, Main Road. 765-2077.
Summer Showcase Concert, 7:30 p.m. features Eastbound Freight bluegrass at Silversmith’s Corner, Town Green, Main Road, Southold. Bring blanket or chair. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church, Main Road. 208-6933.
Thursday, August 18
Bubblemania, 10-11 a.m. for all ages on Cutchogue Village Green, Main Road, hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. 734-7360.
Book discussion ‘The Lace Reader’ by Brunonia Barry, 10-11 a.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-7360.
Preserving it right! 1-3 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Griffing Avenue, Riverhead. Learn basics of home canning and preserving variety of fruits and vegetables. Class fee $20 (includes supplies). 727-7850, ext. 356 to register. Continues Thursday, Aug. 25.
Let’s Explore Italy! 1:30-2:15 p.m. for ages 6-8 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-7360.
Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Family Festival, 6-11 p.m. at farm field on Route 25 A, Wading River, opposite CVS. Rides, food vendors and more. Ride ticket packages available. Through Sunday, Aug. 21. 548-6021.
Silent auction ‘The Carver’s Art: Contemporary and Period Decoys,’ 6-8 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead. Contemporary and period decoys, featuring carvings by Ed Legg, Michael Yannelli, and Mark Vosburgh, and period decoys from the collection of Dick Richardson. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and music. Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door. Reservations requested by Aug. 11: 727-2881, ext. 100.
Starfish Ball, 6-10 p.m. at The Vineyard, Main Road, Aquebogue. Tickets $50; couples $90. Proceeds benefit The Guidance Center of Southold. 722-3200, theguidancecenterservices.org.
Film Festival: ‘Moulin Rouge’ 1952) directed by John Huston, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
East End Arts Council School of the Arts presents ‘Can You See What I See?’ with Hector DeCordova, 6:30 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport. Discussion explores collaborative process between artist and viewer, investigating what viewer “sees” and how each viewer brings their own perspective to a painting, thereby joining artists in creative process. 369-2171.
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