Calendar: The week ahead

Thursday, January 12

Teen Art Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. for ages 13-17 at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected].

Block Island Seafood Company, 6:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck, demonstrates how to make seafood gumbo and linguine with white clam sauce. Register at circulation desk; space limited. Fee $5. 298-4134.

Clean Out Your Computer and Speed It Up, 6:30-8 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Christopher Winter leads workshop; ends with Q&A session. Free. Register at circulation desk. 298-4134.

Friday, January 13

Film ‘Tree of Life,’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950s, with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. Free. 298-4134.

Snow Angels, 3:45-4:30 p.m. for grades 2-4 at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Story and craft with Miss Dana. 765-2077.

Southold Mothers’ Club Family Night, 5-7 p.m. at Greenport Ice Rink, Front Street. Family night of ice skating. Dress appropriately. Fee $7, includes rental. No RSVP.

North Fork Audubon Society general meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Eileen Gerle and John Turner talk about sandhill cranes that arrive in Nebraska every March, the spectacle of their spring migration on banks of Platte River and avian mating displays (lekking) of greater prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse. 917-623-5373 or [email protected].

Saturday, January 14

Computer First Grade for Grown-Ups, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Sponsored by Friends of SFL. Free. Register: 765-2077.

Family Science Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead. Admission $5; for all ages. Hands-on crafts plus make bubbles, solve pizza mystery, see what glows in the dark, talk and listen with whisper tube and more. 208-8000, [email protected].

Exhibit ‘Clyde Phillip Wachsberger: Watercolors 1997-2011,’ 2-5 p.m. at Oysterponds Historical Society Schoolhouse, Village Lane, Orient. Skip recently lost his life to prostate cancer; his memoir “Into the Garden with Charles” with 13 watercolors by the author, reproduced in full color, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in April. 323-2480.

Year of the Dragon, 2 p.m. with George Wei at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Introduction to Chinese culture focuses on Chinese history with brief overview of key dynasties, classic stories, literature, classical Chinese dance (Shen Yun) and Chinese musical instruments. Free. 477-0660.

Sunday, January 15

Hike led by Barbara Terranova, 10-11 a.m. at Dam Pond Maritime Preserve, Route 48, East Marion. 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 Department. Fee $5. Registration required: 765-5182.

Sixth annual Family Scrabble Festival, 1-4 p.m. in community room at Congregation Tifereth Israel, 519 Fourth St., Greenport. All teen, preteen and adult players compete for fun and prizes and can also challenge master player John D. Williams Jr., executive director of National Scrabble Association. Entrance fee $8, children under 12 free. Prizes will include Scrabble game sets, dictionaries, and other Scrabble-related items. Light refreshments available and 50/50 raffle. with half of proceeds paid to winning number. 477-0232, 477-0813.

Birthday Party Brunch, 1-3 p.m. at East End Arts Gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead, kicks off EEA’s 40th anniversary celebration which continues through 2012. Champagne, birthday cake, party favors, entertainment, $50; reserve at 727-0900. Proceeds support EEA programs and services. Visit

‘Buddy’s Gift,’ one-man show written and performed by Jack Simmons, 2 p.m. at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Free. 765-2077.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program, 3 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Guest speaker Frances L. Brisbane, music by Living Temple Ministry Choir, free refreshments. Presented by East End Voters Coalition of Riverhead. 727-3228, 284-3069, 369-4642.

Poets and Community: What’s the Connection?, 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport with Maggie Bloomfield, Susan Dingle and Nina Yavel. Three clinical social workers share their poetry. 477-0660.

Monday, January 16

Southold Mothers Club book club, 7 p.m., discusses “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon. Information and directions at [email protected].

Tuesday, January 17

Tuesdays With Tom, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport. New York State Ornithological Association Annual Waterfowl Count (ducks, geese, swans, loons, grebes, etc.). NYSOA has conducted survey annually since 1955. RSVP [email protected] or 477-6456.

‘Crisis and Creativity: Music, Learning and Inspiration,’ 6:45 p.m. at Peconic Landing Community Center, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Multimedia presentation on how adversity leads to inspiration and creativity; speakers include Irving Roth “From Auschwitz to Educator” and the Rev. Nathaniel Heyward “Jim Crowism to the Music of Freedom.” A live 92nd Street Y simulcast, “Will to Live, the Will to Create: the Music of the Terezin with the Nash Ensemble” immediately follows. 477-3800, ext. 309.

Wednesday, January 18

Book Buddies Training with Miss Penny and special guest, 4-4:45 p.m. for grades 6+ at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Free. 765-2077.

Yoga K & 1 for grades K-1, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Free. Registration required. 298-4134.

Thursday, January 19

Book Discussion ‘Lightning’ by Dean Koontz, 10 a.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. No registration. 734-6360.

Tail Waggin’ Tutor for grades K-2, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Free. Registration required. 298-4134.

Southold Mothers’ Club’s Mom’s Night Out, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Zumba at JABS, 605 Pike St., Mattituck. Fee $10, no RSVP.

Third Thursdays Artist Talks, 6:30 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport. “Arts Education for Children: Why Bother?” Panel discussion with local arts education advocates, school administrators and faculty members of East End Arts at Brecknock programs, moderated by East End Arts’ Education Director Steve Watson., 369-2171.

Northeast Stage presents Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘night, Mother,’ 8 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church hall, 768 Main St., Greenport. Tickets $15 at door. [email protected].

Calendar Policy

In order to be listed in the calendar, events must be open to the general public and be not-for-profit, nonpartisan and nonsectarian in nature. The deadline for receipt of calendar listings is 5 p.m. Friday. To submit material: E-mail [email protected]; mail to Times/Review News-papers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952; or fax to 298-3287. Call 298-3200 for information.