BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Riley Avenue Elementary School students presented 'Cinderella' March 12 at Riverhead High School. The prince, played by R.J. Stueber, leads stepsisters (from left) Michael Cunningham, Ryan Keane, Jacob Nitti and Michael Krulder in a dance at the ball.
Thursday, March 17
Grand reopening of thrift shop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Baiting Hollow Congregational Church, 2416 Sound Ave.; open Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 727-6141.
Book discussion ‘Olive Kitteridge’ by Elizabeth Strout, 10-11 a.m.-at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
East End Lions Club’s 57th annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Route 48, Greenport. Advance $18; at door $20. Available at Hart’s Hardware and Robert’s Jewelers in Southold, Peconic Liquors in Cutchogue or call 734-7136 or 734-6742.
March Madness for kids 18 months-age 5, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Jump Brunch. Register: 298-4134.
Winter Film Fest features ‘Mildred Pierce’ (1945), starring Joan Crawford, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ 8 p.m., Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck. Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, directed by Ken Rowland; produced by Margaret Motto; musical director Brian Dornicik; choreographer Michael Disher. Tickets $20; 298-6328, nfct.com.
Friday, March 18
Wild and Wooly, 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Movie ‘Waiting for Superman,’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Provocative and cogent examination of the crisis of public education in the United States. (PG). Free. 298-4134.
Teen Games: Dance-Off with Kinect, 4-6 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
Movie ‘Matilda,’ based on book by Roald Dahl, 4 p.m. for all ages at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Lego for grades K-1, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Register: 298-4134.
Chicken Lego-mania, 4-5 p.m. for grades 3-6 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Opening reception, 5-7 p.m., for “Edith Loring Fullerton: Lady of the Garden” exhibit at Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead. On view through April. 727-2881.
‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features “Biodynamics” given by Steve Storch, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange, Sound Avenue at Church Lane, Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments by Peggy served. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected], spirit-renewal.com.
Northeast Stage presents Cafe Shakespeare, 6:30-7:45 p.m., and Shakespeare: In the Company of Players, scenes and speeches, 8 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, Brecknock Road, Greenport. Free; donations appreciated. Reservations suggested. 208-6933.
Creation Station Café, 7:30 p.m. at the Creation Station, behind Cutchogue United Methodist Church on Main Road. Coffee, conversation and company. 765-5667.
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ 8 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday.
Saturday, March 19
Food drive, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by Riverhead Girl Scout Troop 1159 outside of Walmart, King Kullen, Stop and Shop and Waldbaums in Riverhead.
Sixth annual Northeast Reef Aquarium Conference, 8:30 a.m. at Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, Riverhead. Day-long event features world-renowned speakers covering topics including coral, invertebrates, latest techniques and research on marine aquarium fish and more. Fee $35. Register at www.neracvi.com.
Grand opening, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. of thrift shop at North Shore United Methodist Church, 260 Route 25A, Wading River. 929-8692.
Learn to raise a backyard poultry flock, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Talmage Farm Agway, 1122 Osborne Ave., Riverhead. Poultry experts from Suffolk County Farm, 11 a.m. presentation “Basics of Raising Chickens for Homeowners” by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Dr. Mark Bridgen. Free. 727-3100.
Starting Vegetable Seedlings for the Home Garden, 10 a.m.-noon at Agricultural Center, Charnews Farm in Southold, hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Fee $5; reservations requested. 283-3195, [email protected] Rain or shine.
Pet Drama/Meet-n-Greet, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Riverhead Human Resource/Senior Center, 60 Shade Tree Lane, Aquebogue. Transportation provided for seniors if needed. First ever pet drama followed by meet-and-greet the pet actors, including Chiquita Banana the Golden Retriever. Free pizza lunch. Pre-registration required: 727-5744.
Chinese auction, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic, fundraiser for Southold Indian Museum. Admission $5, includes 15 tickets. Light lunch available for purchase. 765-5577.
Southern Fried Chicken Dinner, noon-6 p.m. at Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church, 614 Third St., Greenport. Donation $15. 477-0144, 697-1026.
Dog Park Party ‘Spring Games,’ 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 will be rescheduled to next day, Sunday, in case of inclement weather. 765-5182.
Organ Expo 2011, 1 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, Main Road. Admission free. Demonstrations, musical game and prizes, pizza and other refreshments, information about local scholarships and more. RSVP by March 14 to 298-9427.
St. Patrick’s Parish and CYO Dinner Dance, 6-11 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Route 48, Greenport. Tickets $40, includes cash bar, chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit church outreach and CYO program. Tickets available at church office, Southold Pharmacy or call 765-2417 or 323-2763.
Riverhead Lions Club St. Patrick’s dinner, 6 p.m. at Riverhead Polish Hall, Marcy Avenue features the Inishfree School of Irish Dance, directed by Sean Reagan. Adults $20; seniors $16; children under $12. 357-3593.
Northeast Stage presents Café Shakespeare, 6:30-7:45 p.m. and Shakespeare: In the Company of Players, 8 p.m. at Brecknock Hall. See Friday.
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ 8 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday.
Sunday, March 20
Hike led by Barbara Terranova, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Arshamomaque Pond Preserve, Route 25, Southold. 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 Dept. Fee $5. Registration required: 765-5182.
Spring Into Jazz, 2-3:30 p.m. with Shenole Latimer at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Free. Light refreshments served. 727-3228.
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ 2:30 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday. Final performance.
Family Reading and Discussion program, 3-5 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. For ages 9-11 and parents/caregivers. Books and snacks provided. Space limited; registration required. 477-0660.
JOHN NEELY PHOTO | Drew Dyal traveled from Kent, Conn., to sing Elvis' 'Viva Las Vegas' for the second annual Sing East End karaoke benefit at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall Saturday night. The event raised funds for East End Hospice. 'Elvis' was a huge hit with the audience.
Tuesday, March 22
Relay for Life of Southold Town informational meeting, 7 p.m. in Southold High School Auditorium, Main Road. 734-5050, relayforlife.org/southoldny.
Wednesday, March 23
First meeting of New York Agri-Women, Suffolk County chapter, noon at Laurel Lake Vineyards, 3165 Main Road, Laurel. Opportunity for women in agriculture to network, share views and potential solutions to common concerns, business information and more. Short introduction by founder Cari Rincker, Esq. Membership not limited to women. Light lunch served, wine tasting and cheese pairing, $25. RSVP: 516-845-8088. Information: www.newyorkagriwomen.com.
Stirling Historical Society’s 35th annual chicken or fish benefit dinner, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Route 48, Greenport. Tickets $17.50; take out available. 965-3598.
Clay Creatures with artist Joyce Raimondo, 4 p.m. for grades 2-3 at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Register: 298-4134, ext.4.
Teen book club, 4-5 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
Starting and Growing Your Own Business, 6-8:30 p.m., program presented by SCORE at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228.
‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features “Organic Horticulture” given by Angeliki Davis, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange, Sound Avenue at Church Lane, Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments served by Peggy. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected], spirit-renewal.com.
Pampered Chef fundraiser to benefit New Suffolk School, 6:30 p.m. in school’s all-purpose room, 1295 4th Street, New Suffolk. Cooking demo/tasting; school receives 20% of sales. RSVP: [email protected] Information: 849-2888.
North Fork Audubon Society’s Endangered Species program meeting, 7 p.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Protecting piping plovers and other species. 734-7144, [email protected]
Simulcast of the 92nd Street Y Live from NYC, 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Featuring The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, food celebrity and Food Network personality. Tickets $10 at door. Reservations/information: 477-3800.
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