Fifth annual Spring Carnival at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Aquebogue, Friday, May 7, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, May 9, 1-5 p.m. All proceeds benefit Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach Program. Food, rides, music and more. POP (pay one price) bracelets $25, good for all 3 days. Moms ride free on Mother’s Day. Clothing exchange Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Bring gently-used garments to swap. 722-4000.
Annual chinese auction and dinner to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Friday, May 7, 5:45 p.m. at Polish Hall, Riverhead, hosted by Moriches Paquatuck Squaws. Tickets $40; includes dinner and auction. Raffle gifts include flowers, Mother’s and Father’s Day baskets, fishing and camping equipment, bicycle and more. Reserve: 878-4992.
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, American’s Vet Dogs and Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. To donate time or items call 734-5362 or 765-8844.
Sam Simeon by the Sound 14th annual Golf Benefit, Thursday, May 20 at Island’s End Golf and Country Club, Greenport. Cocktail hour and dinner at Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Fee $240; includes green fees, cart, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner. Foursome $1000. 477-2110, ext. 252, [email protected]
Charity Golf Outing, Thursday, May 13 at Calverton Links Golf Course hosted by Mainstream House Recovery Homes for Men. Lunch, golf, clam bar hour and dinner. Fee $140; foursome $540. 764-3003.
Annual Achievement Day and Craft Exhibit, Friday, May 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at George G. Young Community Center, Jamesport, hosted by Riverhead-Jamesport Homemakers Day Unit. Raffles of handmade items and theme baskets.; plants and cookies available for purchase. Refreshments served. All welcome. 722-4060.
Vendors wanted for Flea Market and Craft Fair slated for Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch, Flanders. Hosted by Friends of Big Duck. Fee $35 for 10 x 10 space. Reserve by May 15: 727-0593, [email protected]
Third annual Mattituck Idol, Friday, May 14, 7 p.m. in Mattituck High School auditorium. Tickets $10; available in attendance office or call 298-8471, ext. 3247.
First Friday Open Mic Night with LiZa Coppola, Friday, May 7, 7-10 p.m at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Come see stars of today and tomorrow; free admission, donations to support Institute’s programs appreciated. 765-2626.
‘Girl With a Pearl Earring,’ Friday, May 7, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Servant girl becomes subject of nasty rumors when she models for 17th century painter Johannes Vermeer. PG-13. Free. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
ELIH Auxiliary ‘Italian Nite’ Dinner, East End branch, Thursday, May 13, noon-9 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Choice of chicken Parmesan or spaghetti with meatballs. Eat in or take out. Tickets $18. RSVP: 477-2047. Proceeds benefit Eastern Long Island Hospital.
Super Smorgasbord Dinner, Saturday, May 15, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Greenport. Chef Dick Ward prepares classic, traditional Swedish dishes, including desserts; coffee and wine. All proceeds go to charity and community services. Donation $25; advance reservations required. 477-0855.
Culinary Tour, Wednesday, May 12, 5-6:30 p.m. features “Thailand/Bok Choy” with Paula Croteau at Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, 1450 South Harbor Road, Southold. Students learn how to use Asian greens in soups, salads and stir-fry dishes. Class fee $20; residents $15. Bring apron and $25 ingredient fee to class. Space limited to 15; register: 765-5182. Confirm prior to class: 765-6032, [email protected] Offered by Southold Town Recreation Department.
Annual Ladies Luncheon, Saturday, May 8, noon-4 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue, hosted by St. Isidore School. Appetizer, salad, choice of entrÃ e, soda, coffee, tea and dessert; cash bar and chinese auction. Tickets $40; first 100 sold include free sheet of tickets for auction ($20 value). 727-1650.
Mother/Daughter Breakfast and chinese auction, Saturday, May 8, 8 a.m. at Polish Hall, Riverhead, hosted by Women’s Ministry Fellowship. Tickets $20. 369-2949, 208-3908, 283-0205.
Annual Evening of Star Chefs, Friday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center, Riverhead. Signature hors d’oeuvres by Doug Gulija, Tom Schaudel, John Montgomery, Michael Meehan and Jim Carpenter. Three-course wine pairing dinner features award-winning wines by Pindar and Duck Walk. Dinner prepared and served by SCCC culinary students. Silent auction, special gifts and live entertainment. Proceeds help fund instructional supplies for college’s culinary labs. Tickets $75; reserve early, seating limited. 548-3701, [email protected]
Breakfast Buffet, Sunday, May 9, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Knights of Columbus, Cutchogue. Adults $8; children $4. 734-7338.
Bake sale, Saturday, May 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at WalMart, Riverhead, hosted by Dayspring Dance and Performing Arts Center.
For Bargain Hunters
Vendors wanted for Flea Market slated for Saturday, May 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Flanders United Methodist Church. Fee $30 for 10 x 10 space. Reserve: 727-2168. 727-5374.
Youth Night for grades 5-8, Saturday, May 8, 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.
In the Garden
Greenport PTA’s annual plant sale, Friday, May 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, May 8, 9 a.m.-noon at main entrance of Greenport School, Front Street. Large selection of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables, courtesy of Colorful Gardens in Jamesport and Calverton.
ELIH Auxiliary annual plant sale; pick up Saturday, May 8, 9-11 a.m. at The Opportunity Shop, Greenport or Latham’s Farm Stand, East Marion. Hearty flowering annuals, flats of geraniums or regular impatiens, hanging baskets and more. 477-2047.
‘Night Song,’ Friday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. at Creation Station Cafe behind Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Opening night features guitar, keyboard and vocals by singers/songwriters Bill Cooper and Bette Kron. Music, snacks and fun. All welcome; free-will donation. 734-6033.
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.
The Natural World
North Fork Audubon: Moore’s Woods with Jody Levin, Saturday, May 8, 8 a.m. Meet at Red House Nature Center, Greenport. 765-1746, [email protected] Tuesdays With Tom — Moore’s Woods, Tuesday, May 11, 8 a.m. Meet at Red House. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected] Inlet Pond with Jody Levin, Thursday, May 13, 8 a.m. Meet at Red House. 765-1746, [email protected] Annual Spring Migration Birding Marathon, Saturday, May 15, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Teams of 3-4 pick areas of North and South forks and Shelter Island, birding and listing species of birds. Return list to Red House or via email to [email protected] by 6 p.m. Refreshments 6 p.m. at Red House. Winners posted on website and prizes awarded Friday, June 11 at Annual Meeting. Entrance donation $20, or sponsorships. Information: 765-9432, [email protected]
With Group for the East End: Friday Morning Birds: Arshamomaque Preserve, Southold, Friday, May 14, 7:30-9 a.m. Search for migrating songbirds; bring binoculars. RSVP: 765-6450, ext. 218, [email protected] Hiking and Birding in David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve, Riverhead, Sunday, May 16, 8-10:30 a.m. Peak spring migration time; look for Brown Thrashers, Blue-winged Warblers, Field Sparrows and more. Bring binoculars. RSVP: 765-6450, ext. 218, [email protected]
The Dark Side of the Universe: The Search for the Invisible, Saturday, May 8, 8 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Chiaki Yanagisawa, Ph.D. discusses research on dark matter in astrophysics. Suggested donation $10; full-time students and members $5. Refreshments and observing (weather permitting) follow. 765-2626.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘110 in the Shade,’ May 13-30. Musical based on Richard Nash play ‘The Rainmaker” with songs by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m. Free pre-performance reception Thursdays, 7 p.m. Tickets $20. 298-NFCT, nfct.com.
Northeast Stage presents ‘Edward Albee’s Occupant,’ Saturday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. at Creation Station Black Box Theater behind Cutchogue Methodist Church. Staged reading by Jere Jacob and Thomas DeWolfe. Donation $10; all proceeds benefit Shakespeare-in-the-Park program. 477-2972, 208-6933, [email protected] Reservations optional.
Tours and Trips
Do-As-You-Please bus trip to Manhattan, Saturday, May 15, 8:15 a.m., sponsored by Friends of Mattituck-Laurel and Cutchogue-New Suffolk libraries. Departs 6 p.m. from NYC. Roundtrip $25; tickets available at circulation desk. 298-4134.
The Written Word
Memoir Writing workshop, Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 8, 5-6:30 p.m. with Teresa Taylor at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Fee $50; register: 477-0660.
Book discussion ‘The River of Doubt by Candice Millard, Tuesday, May 18 at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, with moderator Bev Wowak. 298-4134.