Art Auction to benefit Southold Historical Society, Saturday, April 24, begins with preview at 4:30 p.m.; auction 6 p.m., at Clovis Point Winery, Jamesport. Features works by local painters, photographers and artisans. Entry donation $10, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. 765-5500, southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
Cross Pollination: an Artistic Collaboration — art exhibits and community events in downtown Riverhead, Saturday, April 24-Friday, June 4, at East End Arts Council and other locations. Gallery exhibits, botanical and plein air art classes and more. Opens Friday, April 23, 5-8 p.m. with reception for ‘Interpretive Flora’ exhibit at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead. featuring works by several contemporary female artists based on the flora of Peconic River, and prints of Peconic River wildflowers made from Oren Ryker collection. Information at 727-2881, eastendarts.org.
Ability Fair, Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Old Town Art and Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Exhibit of arts and crafts by individuals with developmental disabilities. 734-6382, oldtownguild.com.
Winery event to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Friday, April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Clovis Point Winery, Jamesport. Donation $25; at door or in advance. RSVP to Lisa Azzato, 886-1357, [email protected]
Volunteers needed to make raffle baskets for Cutchogue Canine Classic slated for Saturday, May 15, at Castello di Borghese Vineyards. All proceeds benefit local animal rescue groups and Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. To donate time or items call 734-8052 or 903-9818.
Dominican Sisters Family Health Service benefit dinner, Sunday, April 25, at Meeting House Creek Inn, Aquebogue. Two sittings: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets $30 + gratuity; ages 12 and under, $15 + gratuity. Reserve at 728-0937.
Mattituck-Cutchogue PTSA Fashion Show, Thursday, April 29, 5:30-10 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue. Fashions by Renee’s and Chaps Corner, Erica’s of Hampton Bays, Dress Barn, Betsey Johnson and more. Event includes chinese auction. Tickets $48; 734-2718, 734-6321.
Open Mic and Coffeehouse, Friday, April 23, 7-10 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Sign up: 298-4145.
Greenport Idol, Friday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. at Greenport High School auditorium. Tickets $10; proceeds benefit Dr. Claire scholarship fund, and funds in memory of Mike Brown and Corey Freeman. Tickets $10; on sale at school or at door on night of event. 477-1950.
Food and Drink
Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, April 24, 8 a.m.-noon at Shiloh Baptist Church, Southold, sponsored by Saints of Shiloh. Eat in or take out. Donation $10. 765-3388.
Flounder and chicken dinner with live jazz, Saturday, April 24, at Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Sittings at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Takeout available. Adults $17; kids under age 10, $7. For tickets call Mary at 734-6033 or email [email protected]
Family dinner “seconds on us,” Friday, April 23, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, Cutchogue, features chicken francese with tossed salad, mashed potatoes and peas and carrots. Bar open until 8 p.m. Adults $15 or 2/$25; children $10. 734-7338.
Breakfast, Sunday, April 25, 9 a.m.-noon, hosted by Women of the Moose at Lodge in Riverhead. Adults $8; children under 12, $4. 779-2694, 722-3293.
Spring Tea, Friday, April 23, 1 p.m. in historic Naugles Barn at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead. Afternoon of tea, food and stories; includes selection of sweets and savories. Richard Wines and Nancy Gilbert entertain with tales of scandal in old Northville. Auction of hand-knit pieces made by Hallockville Knitters. Tickets $25. Seating limited; reservations required. 298-5292. Proceeds support Hallockville’s educational programs.
For Bargain Hunters
Annual chinese auction, Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary of East Marion Fire Department. Refreshments and white elephant sale. 477-0539.
Southold Mothers’ Club: Toy and Book Sale, Saturday, April 24, 8 a.m.-noon at West Mill Road, Mattituck. Leftover toys will be donated to charity. 433-4946. Visit to Glass Greenhouse, Jamesport, Tuesday, April 27, 11:45 a.m. Wear appropriate clothing. RSVP: [email protected] Kites and Bubbles at Veterans Memorial Park, Mattituck, Friday, April 30, noon. Bring kites, pails, shovels and picnic lunch. Weather permitting.
For History Buffs
‘To Try and Fail: Tales from the Griffin Diaries’ by Fredrica Wachsberger, Saturday, April 24, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing Auditorium, Greenport. Lecture presented by Oysterponds Historical Society and Peconic Landing. Free; all welcome. 323-2480, 477-3800.
‘Moving Experience,’ Sunday, April 25, 2-3:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. PowerPoint presentation by Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society about step-by-step rescue and restoration of 1760 schoolhouse. Refreshments served. All welcome. 298-1930.
Youth Night for grades 5-8, Saturday, April 24, 7-9 p.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Pool, pingpong, indoor basketball and foosball. Snacks and refreshments available. Bring favorite CDs or iPod. Free to resident youth. 765-5182.
College Acceptance, Monday, April 26, 6-7:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Dave Marcus, author of “Acceptance” and guidance counselor Gwyeth Smith share ideas on process of self-discovery and finding the best college fit. Signed copies of “Acceptance” available for purchase. Register in advance: 298-4134. Sponsored by 4EC (East End Education Enrichment Coalition).
At Riverhead Free Library: Pet Sitting: A Great Career! Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m.-noon with Vet Tech and librarian Joyce Rienzo. Register. Trevor Davison Recital by Students, Sunday, April 25, 2 p.m. Free. 727-328, ext. 0, riverheadlibrary.org.
In the Garden
Low Maintenance Gardening with Flowering Shrubs, Tuesday, April 27, 6-7:30 p.m. with “The Garden Lady” Lynn Thomson at Riverhead Free Library. Register: 727-3228, ext. 0, riverheadlibrary.org.
The Arts in Southold Town presents The Ramsey Lewis Trio, Saturday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. at Southold High School Auditorium. Composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis has been called “the great performer” for his sophisticated, superb jazz and other musical forms. Tickets $45; reserve (MasterCard and Visa) and information: 734-6320. Tickets also available for cash/check at Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery, Mattituck; Peconic Liquors, Cutchogue; Old Country Charm, Southold; JET’s Dream, Greenport; Barth’s Drugstore, Riverhead.
Music for Stargazing — Stories from the Golden Age of Rockets, Saturday, April 24, 8 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Live performance of works inspired by the heavens written by Long Island composer Thomas Mangano, who creates adventures in sounds using synthesizers, clarinet, acoustic bass and guitars to create “elemental soundscapes.” Suggested donation $13; members $10; full-time students $5. Refreshments and observing (weather permitting) follow. All welcome. 765-2626.
North Fork Chorale Spring Concerts presents Irish Aires, Patriotic Anthems, Show Tunes and Gilbert and Sullivan selections, Friday, April 30, 8 p.m. at Southold Presbyterian Church; Saturday, May 1, 8 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church; Sunday, May 2, 3 p.m. at Orient Congregational Church. 323-3523.
The Natural World
With Peconic Land Trust: Birds and Botany, Saturday, April 24, 8:30-11 a.m. at Trust’s Wolf Preserve, Hogs Neck, Southold with noted orinthologist John Turner and marine botanist Steve Schott, who lead exploration of trails and wetlands. Bring binoculars to view migratory songbirds. Co-sponsored by Trust and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. Fee $5; rain cancels. Limit first 25 respondees; reserve at 286-3195, [email protected] Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Indian Island County Park, Riverhead. Fun day for families; events included guided nature walks, fishing, birding, kayaking along Peconic River, trail clean-ups, live presentations with birds of prey, face-painting, entertainment and interactive exhibits hosted by local environmental organizations. Admission free. Refreshments available for purchase. Rain cancels. 854-4949.
Build a Nest Box! Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.-noon at Group for the East End, Southold. Learn how to attract native birds to your backyard including screech owls, woodpeckers and house wrens. Free; materials and tools supplied. Bring a hammer. Reserve at 765-6450, [email protected]
Sports and Recreation
Sixth annual Bi-Continental Cross Country 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, April 25, at Shoreham-Wading River High School, presented by Hope Children’s Fund and SWR H.S. Global Club. Entry fee $25; make checks payable to SWRSD/Global Club. T-shirts and medals awarded to all participants. Information: 473-1662, 821-8184, www.hopechildrensfund.org.
Alumni-Faculty Basketball Game, Saturday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. at Greenport High School gymnasium. Proceeds benefit funds in memory of Mike Brown and Corey Freeman. Tickets $5, available at door. 477-1950.
‘What Killed Marcelo Lucero,’ Friday, April 23, 7-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Southold. Social theatre play by Teatro Experimental Yerabruja created in response to last year’s murder of Ecuadorean immigrant in Patchogue. Appropriate for teens and adults. 477-0722 or [email protected]
‘Once Upon a Mattress,’ Friday-Saturday, April 23-24, 7:30 p.m., spring musical presented by McGann-Mercy High School Theatre Company, Ostrander Avenue, Riverhead. Tickets $8; seniors $5. 727-5900.
Riverhead Blue Masques presents musical ‘Fame!’ Friday-Saturday, April 23-24 and April 30-May 1, 8 p.m. at Riverhead High School. Admission charge TBA. 369-6727.
The Written Word
Poetry Slam, Sunday, April 25, 1 p.m., sponsored by North Fork Reform Synagogue and Congregation Tifereth Israel at Tifereth Israel, Greenport. Poets of all ages and languages are invited to read original work; limit 5 minutes each. Register: 477-6530, [email protected] or 765-6182, [email protected] Bring 5 copies of reading. No entry fee. Provide translation if language is not English.