04/29/2010 12:00 AM |

Try out for ‘Julius Caesar’

Open auditions for Northeast Stage’s summer 2010 production of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” will be held Wednesday, May 12, and Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 768 Main St., Greenport. All roles are open. Rehearsals start in late May for performances Aug. 6, 7 and 8 in Mitchell Park. Contact director A.D. Newcomer at 208-6933 or [email protected]

Congressman to speak at Greenport synagogue

Congressman Tim Bishop, who represents eastern Suffolk County, will speak at Congregation Tifereth Israel synagogue in Greenport on Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m. After reviewing local and national issues, he will invite questions from the audience.

Mr. Bishop, who was first elected in 2002, was provost of Southampton College prior to his election as congressman. He serves on the House Budget Committee, the Education and Labor Committee, and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The synagogue is located at 519 Fourth St., just south of the intersection of Fourth and Front streets. Call 477-0230.

Forum on teen depression

Dale Camhi of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will address parents and teens about this critical issue on Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center. Rachel Priest will share her personal story. Sponsored by the Southold Youth Bureau.

Tennis instructor wanted

The Southold Town Recreation Department seeks an experienced tennis instructor to conduct group tennis lessons at Tasker Park in Peconic for age groups ranging from 8 up. Salary is $30 per class; classes begin in May and continue through June 23. For details, call 765-5182.

Artist-in-residence sought

William Steeple Davis Trust of Orient is accepting applications, due June 30, for an artist-in-residence for the period Oct. 15, 2010, through Oct. 1, 2011. The program offers “a temporary place of abode for persons of good character.” Past recipients have included painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, poets and musicians. Interested parties should contact the trust at P.O. Box 371, Orient, NY 11957.

Early education open house

Our Lady of Mercy Regional School in Cutchogue will hold an open house on Thursday, April 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. for the parents of prospective enrollees in its early childhood education programs: nursery (3-year-olds), pre-K (4-year-olds) and kindergarten.

The open house will take place in the pre-K classroom. For information call 734-5166 or e-mail [email protected]

Be a Film Fest programmer

Greenport Film Festival is celebrating its tenth season at Floyd Memorial Library with a special invitation to the public to join in the programming process for the eight-week summer session. Eight films will be selected from nominations submitted in person by those wishing to participate in a meeting at the library Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m.

Each participant may nominate one classic, foreign or independent film not in the library’s DVD collection and not likely to be exhibited on local screens, and will “pitch” his or her selection to other participants. Everyone suggesting a film will participate in the voting.

The summer festival will run eight Thursdays at 6 p.m. starting July 8. For more information, contact Poppy Johnson at 477-0660.

Be part of the Mosaic

The ever-popular downtown Riverhead Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival is set for May 30. The 14th annual fest will include the traditional sidewalk painting, as well as music, storytelling, and more. The East End Arts Council invites professional artists and craftspeople to submit photos of their work for an outdoor art sale and street painters of all experience levels to sign up to transform a piece of Main Street. Applications for both are available for download at or for pickup at EEAC’s office at 133 E. Main St., Riverhead.

EEAC also needs volunteers to work one-hour shifts between noon and 5 p.m. assisting with face painting and other festival activities. To volunteer, call coordinator Jean Caiola at 727-0900, ext. 307, or stop by the council.

Parenting workshops offered

Cornell Cooperative Extension will sponsor three parenting workshops next month at its headquarters at 423 Griffing Ave. in Riverhead.

On Tuesday, May 4, Tim Jahn will present “Mean Kids: What parents need to know about bullying” including “ways parents can help both victims and bullies.”

On Wednesday, May 5, Alysa Ferguson will explain why “Food and Fitness Matter,” address the causes and consequences of childhood obesity and offer practical tips on promoting healthy weight.

On Monday, May 10, Kerri Kreh Reda will discuss “Temper Tantrums: Yours and Theirs,” the causes and how to minimize them.

All sessions meet from 7 to 9 p.m. and carry a $5 fee. To register, call Laurie Wells at 727-7850, ext. 340.

Women’s support group

The North Fork Women’s Resource Center is sponsoring an evening support group for women in transition. Call 298-5376 for details.

Sign up for kindergarten

Kindergarten registration and screening for children entering Southold and New Suffolk public schools will take place on May 20, 21, 24, 25 and 26. Children who will turn 5 by Dec. 1, 2010, are eligible for kindergarten in September.

Parents must provide the child’s birth certificate, two documents indicating district residency, and a health history that shows immunization against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and Hib. Proof of residential custody is required for legally separated or divorced parents.

Stop in at Southold Elementary School on Oaklawn Avenue to schedule an appointment and pick up a registration packet. Call 765-5208 for more information.

Preschool screening set

Preschool speech and language screenings will be given by Katherine Gallagher on Friday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Southold Free Library. Sessions will run 10 to 15 minutes. Release and permission forms, which must be signed prior to screenings, are available at the circulation desk. Call 765-2077.

EELHA offers scholarships

East End Livestock and Horseman’s Association is offering two $800 scholarships. Eligible applicants are graduating high school seniors (John M. Appelt Scholarship) or college students (Robert Krudop Scholarship) from any of the five eastern Long Island towns who are studying or planning to study veterinary medicine or any program associated with care or management in animal-related fields.

Applications, which are due by May 18, may be obtained at and should be submitted to the association at P.O. Box 102, Peconic, NY 11958.

SCCC open houses scheduled

All three campuses of Suffolk County Community College will welcome prospective students and their families at an open house on Thursday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The Eastern Campus in Riverhead will host visitors in the Peconic Building.

Faculty and administrators will be on hand to provide information about more than 65 programs of study; financial aid representatives will be available to discuss grants, loans and scholarships; and members of the admissions staff will offer guidance.

Film program seeks instructor

The East End Student Film Project has announced that its summer programs will begin the week of July 6, with the annual film festival planned for the third week in August. A full curriculum and program applications will be forthcoming soon.

The group is currently seeking an experienced filmmaking instructor to begin work mid-June for the summer programs. Unpaid volunteers are also sought.

Interested candidates should call 477-1226 for additional details.