Friends of Riverhead Free Library’s 46th annual photography contest; application and contest rules at welcome desk. All entries must be brought to library’s art gallery Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Contest reception Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. at library. 727-3228.
Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society’s Mallets & Merlot fundraiser, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m. on museum grounds, Mattituck. Croquet, chamber music, light fare & wine. Admission $30, members $25, children free. Wine by Peconic Bay Winery, food by Love Lane Catering. Croquet Tournament begins 2:30 p.m.; Mattituck mallet prize and kids prize. Tickets at local merchants or 734-8016, 765-9521, [email protected] or [email protected]
McGann-Mercy’s Booster Club‘s annual Golf Classic at Rock Hill Golf & Country Club in Manorville, Thursday, Sept. 29; registration starts 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. shotgun start, Hall of Fame induction and lobsterfest dinner 5:30 p.m. Alumnus and golf professional, Tom Patri will be honored. Player $225, foursome $800, dinner $75. Reservations: 727-5900, ext. 34 or www.mcgann-mercy.org.
Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch’s 12th annual Golf Experience, Monday, Oct. 3 at Baiting Hollow Club with dinner to follow at Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow Club, 100 Club Drive, Baiting Hollow. Schedule: 11:30 a.m. registration, open/lunch served; 12:30 p.m. shotgun start; 5:30 p.m. hors d’oeuvres; 6:30 p.m. dinner/awards & prizes. Foursome, dinner & tee sign $1,000; individual golfer, dinner $300; dinner (no golf) $90. www.timothyhillranch.org, 369-1234, ext 230.
Eastern Long Island Hospital’s Dream Green Extravaganza Tickets on Sale, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 24-25; 65 Cash Prizes, Grand Prize: $50,000. Tickets: $100, Drawing at Maritime Festival in Greenport, Sunday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m. 477-5463.
Zumba Fundraiser for Crohn’s & Colitis in honor of Doobee Hansen, Friday, Sept. 23, 6-9 p.m. at Southold Elementary School. Doobee is the honored hero for CCFA’s annual Take Steps Walk on Saturday, Oct. 1, and all proceeds go to that event. Donation S10 at door. Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle; craft station and face painting for kids available during Zumba portion of fundraiser.
Classes and Workshops
Workshop ‘Creating a Memory Book’ with book artist Mare Dianora, Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead. Special program presented by the SCHS in connection with 9/11 Memorial Exhibit. Materials $20. Pre-registration required. 727-2881.
Southold Indian Museum’s annual Craft and Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 765-5577. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 25.
Vendors wanted for 20th annual Fall Craft Fair & Chinese Auction, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on grounds of Aquebogue School, hosted by Aquebogue Parent Teacher Organization. $50 for 10×10 space. Call 998-3043.
Land and Sea Reception, Friday, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m., kick-off party for Greenport Maritime Festival, East End Seaport Museum. eastendseaport.org.
Greenport Maritime Festival, Saturday-Sunday, September 24-25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Parade starts 11 a.m. on Saturday. Vendors, roaming musicians, Village Blacksmith, Captain Kidd’s Alley, old-fashioned games, treasure chest, traditional arts and crafts demonstrations, Peconic Radio Club, pirate shows, Power Squadron, kayak derby, live music, whaleboat race, children’s snapper fishing contest, Eastern L.I. Hospital “Dream Green” drawing and more. Chowder contest, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Pick up a festival journal at Greenport merchants or visit eastendseaport.org.
Food and Drink
Chicken Francese family dinner, Friday, Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. Bar open until 8 p.m. Adults $15 or 2/$25; children, $10. 734-7338.
Dinner/dance, Saturday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., hosted by Riverhead Women of the Moose, Chapter 1118, 51 Madison St. Music by JB Music; salad, stuffed pork chops, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, dessert, coffee & tea. Reservations required by 9/21/11. Tickets $18 advance, $20 at door. 779-2694.
North Fork Audubon Society’s Family Barbecue, Friday, Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. celebrate Autumnal Equinox. 917-623-5373.
For Animal Lovers
Dog Park Party ‘Back to School Playdate,’ Saturday, Sept. 24, 1-3 p.m. at Southold Dog Park behind Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Monthly themed gathering for town residents. Admission free. Event rescheduled to next day, Sunday, in case of inclement weather. 765-5182.
Kent Animal Shelter and Martha Clara Vineyards present annual Wines & Canines 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead. Proceeds benefit new Kent Kennels Animal Shelter facility. Bring canine friend along on a leash. Includes dog agility demonstrations by All Fur Fun Agility, pet-related vendors, chinese auction and raffle. Food and wine available for purchase. Registration $25 minimum donation per person, children 12 and under free. Registration at 11 a.m., runners start at noon, walkers start course anytime before 1 p.m. Pre-register by downloading registration and pledge forms at www.KentAnimalShelter.com/winesandcanines/ or call 727-5731.
For Bargain Hunters
Roanoke Avenue Elementary School’s 2nd annual Fall Harvest Sale, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on school grounds. Mums, pumpkins, cornstalks and more decorations for home and Halloween.
For History Buffs
3rd annual Historic Jamesport House Tour, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring 12 houses from late 1700s to early 1900s, including sea captains’ homes, bayfront cottages, farmhouses, quaint bungalows and former school houses, none visited in previous tours. Tickets $40 advance, $50 at door. Combined tickets for pre-tour cocktail party on Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m. at bayfront home in Aquebogue and tour $100. Last year’s tour raised over $12,000 for Jamesport Meeting House Preservation Trust. 902-5848, jamesportmeetinghouse.org.
Illustrated talk on Ships and Sailors of Orient by Dr. Clyde Melinger, retired sea captain, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at Old Egypt Schoolhouse, Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society, Main Road., Mattituck. Free. 948-0143.
Lectures and Seminars
Simulcast of the 92nd Street Y Live from NYC featuring Paul Krugman and Sylvia Nasar, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Paul Krugman is a journalist for the New York Times and professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University. Sylvia Nasar is a professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and bestselling author of “A Beautiful Mind.” Tickets $10 at door. Reservations/information 477-3800.
Rejoice & Shout: Celebrating 25 Years of Harvest Gospel Concerts, Saturday, Sept. 24, in Riverhead, soul food dinner party at Dark Horse Restaurant at 5:30 and screening of newly released gospel music documentary “Rejoice & Shout” at 7:30 at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead. Dinner and movie, $75; movie only, $25 in advance, $30 at door. 727-0900 or visit eastendarts.org/events/Rejoice.html.
Bluegrass Music Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, noon-5 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch, Flanders. Admission $10, seniors/children under 12 $5. Performers are Boot Scoot Boogie, Vinnie Chills, Carolyn Doctorow and The Steam Rollers, and Ron Rothman. Bring chair or blanket for comfort. Refreshments sold. 258-6796.
The Natural World
Hallockville Bird Walk with Jody Levin, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. North Fork birding expert Jody Levin leads search for early fall birds through woods and fields surrounding Hallockville, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead. Registration required: 298-5292 or email [email protected] Fee $5 Hallockville members, $6 non-members. Bring binoculars, wear appropriate apparel and sturdy footwear. Heavy rain cancels.
33rd Annual Astronomy Jamboree begins Friday, Sept. 23 with poetry reading 7:30-8:30 p.m. and concert 8:30-9:30 p.m.; refreshments served, at Custer Institute & Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road., Southold. Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m.-midnight, day of speakers and seminars. Suggested donation: $5 adults, $3 children under 14, members free. Check weather first, 765-2626 or custerobservatory.org.
Sports and Recreation
5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, Sunday, Sept. 25, sponsored by Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead. Registration, 7:30-8:45 a.m, opening ceremony 8:45 a.m., walk begins 9 a.m. Fee $25 day of event.
Tours and Trips
Do-As-You-Please Bus Trip to Manhattan, Saturday, Sept. 24, co-sponsored by Friends of Mattituck-Laurel and Cutchogue New Suffolk libraries. Bus departs Cutchogue 8 a.m., Mattituck 8:15 a.m. Depart NYC 6 p.m. $25/roundtrip, includes tip. Tickets (nonrefundable) available at either library. 293-4134, 734-6360.
Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, Sept. 24, depart 4 p.m. from Greenport, return 9 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.
The Written Word
Book discussion ‘Consequence’ by Penelope Lively, Monday, Sept. 26, noon at Floyd Memorial Library, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing, both in Greenport. 477-0660.
Sculpture Garden at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport. On view through November. 477-3800.
‘A Passion for Paint’ – Paintings by Patricia McCarthy; In display case: Fish Carving by Mark Vosburgh, through September at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Red Dot Exhibit Competition for Art Collectors, on view through Oct. 7 at East End Arts gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead. 727-0900.
Southold Historical Society, Main Road and Maple Lane presents fall exhibit ‘The Versatile Reverend–The Photographs of Loren A. Rowley,’ little known photographer who served as minister at East Marion Baptist Church while working as a professional photographer. Exhibit open Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. through Oct. 9. southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
Photography exhibit by Patrick Haggerty “Heads Up,” through October at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
East End Arts members Patricia Feiler and Bob Miller exhibit series of paintings depicting North Fork landscape at Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane in Jamesport. On view through Nov. 2. 727-0900.
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.
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.