The Weekend Guide: Maritime Fest, Bluegrass at Big Duck and two 5K walks for good cause

JAY WEBSTER PHOTO | While most of the Maritime Festival events take place along the waterfront, some cause participants to end up in the water.

Looking for something local to do this weekend? The Riverhead News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar under the community tab on our homepage.

• Tonight there will be a Zumba Fundraiser for Crohn’s & Colitis in honor of Doobee Hansen, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Southold Elementary School on Oaklawn Avenue. 5-year-old Doobee is the honored hero for CCFA’s annual Take Steps Walk on Saturday, Oct. 1, and all proceeds go to that event. Tickets are $10 at door. There will also be a Chinese auction and  50/50 raffle; craft station and face painting for kids available during Zumba portion of fundraiser. Raffle tickets are $5 each. Call 765-3240.

• It’s homecoming weekend in the Riverhead School District. The parade kicks off at 12:30 p.m. and the varsity football game starts at 2 p.m. This year’s parade theme is board games. Come out to support the Blue Waves!

• This weekend is the annual Greenport Maritime Festival. The Parade starts at 11 a.m and the festival continues until 5 p.m. Saturday and will run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be vendors, roaming musicians, a 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 and a children’s snapper fishing contest. Pick up a festival journal at Greenport merchants or visit

• On Saturday there will be a Bluegrass Music Festival from noon until 5 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch in Flanders. Admission is $10, seniors/children under 12 are $5. Performers are Boot Scoot Boogie, Vinnie Chills, Carolyn Doctorow and The Steam Rollers, and Ron Rothman. Bring a chair or blanket for comfort. Refreshments will be sold. Call 258-6796 for more details.

• Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead and the North Fork Breast Cancer Coalition are sponsoring a 5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness at the West Main Street shopping center. Registration will be held from 7:30 until 8:45 a.m with an opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m.. The walk begins at 9 a.m. The fee is $25 day of event.

• Kent Animal Shelter and Martha Clara Vineyards will host the annual Wines & Canines 5K Run/Walk from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Sound Avenue vineyard in Riverhead. Proceeds benefit the new Kent Kennels Animal Shelter facility. Bring your canine friend on a leash. Includes dog agility demonstrations by All Fur Fun Agility, pet-related vendors, chinese auction and raffle. Food and wine will be 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. To pre-register download registration/pledge forms at or call 727-5731.

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