Old Town Art and Crafts Guild annual open house, Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cutchogue. Free refreshments. 734-6382.
Grants At Your Fingertips workshop, Thursday, May 20, 4 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library, hosted by East End Arts Council Foundation Center. Free; register: 369-2171. Rescheduled due to flood damage.
Mattituck High School Student Art Exhibition opens Tuesday, May 18, 3:30-9 p.m., first floor at school. Drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, fashion illustration and photography by 24 juniors and seniors who participated in NYSATA Portfolio Assessment. On view through May 25. All welcome. 298-8460.
Bikers for Barkers, Saturday, May 15; registration 9-10 a.m. at North Fork Animal Welfare League, Southold. Motorcycle “Poker Run” to benefit NFAWL, hosted by Dog Town Day Care. RSVP: 765-8844. Poker run begins 10 a.m. and covers North and South forks, ending up at Claudio’s Clam Bar, Greenport. Early registration $25; day of event $35. Map available; call 765-8844.
Cutchogue Canine Classic, Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Castello di Borghese Vineyards. Raffles, food, music and craft vendors. Canine registration begins 9:30 a.m. Fun-filled dog show includes 12 “unique and silly” competitions including Best Mutt, Best Purebred, Best Rescue, Best Trick, Aged to Perfection, Simply Irresistible, Best Pet and People Look-alike and Best Lap Dog over 60 lbs. Registration $10 per competition; grounds admission: adults $5; children $3. Register and tickets online: cutchoguecanineclassic.com. All proceeds benefit local animal rescue groups, American’s Vet Dogs and Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. Bring raffle basket. 734-7865, [email protected]
Sam Simeon by the Sound 14th annual Golf Benefit, Thursday, May 20, at Island’s End Golf and Country Club, Greenport. Registration and lunch 11:30 a.m.; tee-off 1 p.m.; cocktail hour and dinner at Raphael Vineyard, Peconic 6 p.m. Fee $240; includes green fees, cart, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner. Cocktails and dinner only, $125. Foursome $1000. 477-2110, ext. 252, [email protected] Proceeds benefit new Adult Day Health Care facility.
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]
Craft For a Cause and Help a Mother Out! Saturday, May 15, 1-4:30 p.m. at Garden of Eve Organic Farm, Riverhead. Suggested donation $7 per child, or bring package of diapers, newborn-size 5 to benefit mothers in local shelters. All proceeds go to purchasing essentials not covered by existing programs in shelters. naturallyeducational.com.
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.
‘Madonnari’ street painting demonstrations, Saturday, May 15, noon-3 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards and Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead. Preview for 14th annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival on May 30. Presented by East End Arts Council. Artists Bryan DeLuca and Lianne Alcon at Martha Clara; artist Joanne McGiveron at Atlantis. Free; all welcome. 727-0900, ext. 305.
‘Shattered Glass,’ Friday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Journalist’s downfall. PG-13. Free. 298-4134.
Film and Faith Movie Night features ‘Moonstrck,’ Friday, May 14, 7 p.m. at Creation Station behind Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Starring Cher and Nicolas Cage. Discussion led by John Agria follows. Admission free; refreshments served. 734-6033, [email protected]
Food and Drink
Women’s Spring Luncheon, Monday, May 17, noon in social hall at Mattituck Presbyterian Church. Bring main dish or salad to share; dessert and beverages provided. Featured speaker Kathy Taylor discusses her recent mission visit to Nepal. Invite a friend. Free-will offering. RSVP: 765-3174, 727-1244.Childcare available with advance notice.
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.
Scholarship Dinner/Dance, Thursday, May 27, 6:30 p.m., hosted by North Fork Italian American Club at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue. Chinese auction, full-course meal, music and dancing. Tickets $40. Proceeds to award $1000 scholarships to deserving seniors from 5 North Fork high schools. RSVP: 298-1145. All welcome.
Rotary Uncorked, Wednesday, May 26, 6-9 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead. Unique gourmet experience to benefit charities of the Rotary Club of Riverhead. Food from 16 area restaurants including Farm Country Kitchen, Cooperage Inn and Hizir Baba as well as 12 vineyards and Greenport Brewery. Music by Grant Werner and Jim Hume. Tickets $75; call 727-5900, ext. 34.
Annual Spring Luncheon, Tuesday, May 18, noon-3 p.m., hosted by Cutchogue Homemakers at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue. Information: 734-8409, [email protected]
For All Ages
Jamesport Fire District’s annual Inspection and Memorial Service, Friday, May 14, begins 6 p.m. with inspection of trucks; firefighters 7 p.m. Memorial Service at Jamesport Meeting House. Buffet follows at firehouse. All welcome. 722-3817.
For Bargain Hunters
Relay for Life yard sale, Saturday, May 15, 7 a.m.-noon, hosted by Cutchogue Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary at firehouse. [email protected]
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.
Southold Mothers’ Club visits Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, Thursday, May 20, 11 a.m. Check website for prices. RSVP: 734-2183, [email protected]
For History Buffs
Celebrated War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX, America’s Privateer, sails into Greenport’s Mitchell Park Marina, Friday, May 14, 3 p.m. and fires salute from main battery of 6-pounder carronades. Dockside tours and pubic adventure sails from Greenport, Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16 and Tuesday-Thursday, May 18-20. Boarding at Mitchell Park Marina. Tours: adults $5; family $10; children 12 and under free. Adventure sail: adults $65; children 12 and under $35. LYNX was hired to train cast and crew of hit movie “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Reservations: 866-446-5969, privateerlyynx.org.
Southold Town Youth Advisory Council clean up at Goldsmith’s Inlet, Peconic, Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. Spruce up beach entrance at Long Island Sound. Register: 765-5806.
At Southold Free Library: Eat Dirt, You Worm! Wednesday, May 19, 5-6 p.m. for grades 6+, with Judy Wilson. Learn about worms and composting and make your own wormery. Bring 24 oz. glass jar. iMusic Swap, Thursday, May 20, 6:30-8 p.m. for grades 7+. Bring library card, iPods, CDs and more. Refreshments. 765-2077.
Spring movie night features ‘Bandslam’ (2009), Friday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.: new kid in town assembles fledgling band. At Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
In the Garden
Annual spring plant and baked goods sale, Friday, May 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by Riverhead Garden Club at Riverhead Free Library. Plants, shrubs, flats and baked goods; white elephant sale. Rain date Saturday, May 15.
Concert by Legacy, Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m. at Southold Free Library. Bluegrass, gospel and patriotic music on guitar, piano and vocals, including works by Irving Berlin and others. Free; all welcome. 765-2077.
Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead: Guest renter Scientific Sound presents Witchdoctor with special guest Hot Buttered Toast, Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m.; showtime 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 at door. witchdoctornow.com. Original Voices at the Vail, Thursday, May 20; monthly night of music showcases Long Island songwriters and musicians with open mike and featured performers. Hosted by Jessie Haynes, Gregg Gennari, Rayman Record Co. and Friends. Doors open and sign-up 7 p.m.; music 7:30-11 p.m. Tickets, $5 at door. vail-leavitt.org.
Downtown Dance Party, Saturday, May 22, 8-11 p.m., organized by East End Arts Council at 121 E. Main St., Riverhead in conjunction with its Storefront Gallery Exhibit. Live music by Center Stage. Advance $15 (until May 20); at door $20. Pub food by Digger O’Dell’s Fine Food and Spirits; cash bar. 727-0900, eastendarts.org.
The Natural World
Medicinal Tea Presentation, Sunday, May 16, 1 p.m. at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead. Certified aromatherapist Donna Penny shares information on healing virtues of herbal teas and how to create a tea garden, as well as history and lore surrounding herbal teas. Tickets $5. Reservations: 298-5292.
North Fork Audubon: May General Meeting — Spring Migration: Watching Warblers, Friday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. at Red House Nature Center, Greenport. Screening of documentary “Watching Warblers” by filmmakers Michael Male and Judy Fieth. Discussion with warbler enthusiast Patrick Hanly follows. 477-0553, [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 e-mail to [email protected] by 6 p.m. Refreshments 6 p.m. at Red House, Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport. Winners posted on website and prizes awarded Friday, June 11, at Annual Meeting. Entrance donation $20, or sponsorships. Information: 765-9432, [email protected] Tuesdays With Tom — Laurel Lake, Tuesday, May 18; meet 8 a.m. at Mattituck Shopping Center. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected]
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]
Greenport Tree Day and Arbor Day, Thursday, May 20, 10 a.m. at Third Street playground. Tree planting and dedication to celebrate lives of Michael Brown and Corey Freeman. Tree dedicated to Jeremy Hamilton planted at Fifth Street Park. All welcome. Presented by Village of Greenport Tree Committee.
Peconic Land Trust: Fort Corchaug Day, Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Down’s Farm Preserve, Cutchogue. Meet “Tipi Ted” and learn about original settlers, Native Algonquins, experience and handle daily use items of wood, bone and stone, story by Tim Caufield and more. All ages welcome. Fee $5; children under 10 free. Refreshments provided. Register: 283-3195, [email protected] Vegetable Gardening — the Real Health Care Reform, Saturday, May 15, 10-11:30 a.m. at Charnews Farm, Southold. Bill Sanok discusses planning for 3-season harvest at Trust’s “Learning Garden.” Fee $5; rain cancels. Register: 283-3195, [email protected]
Sports and Recreation
Second annual Family Bike Day, Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m., sponsored by Riverhead Youth Bureau Advisory Board. Bring bike to Riverfront and choose ride to match your skill; 3 levels. Must wear a helmet; register at Stotzky Park and Riverfront. Fee $10; family of 4 or more $30. Includes wristband, water stops, snacks, lunch and T-shirt. 727-3200, ext. 253.
Paddling the Peconic River: 8-Mile Guided Tour, Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by Suffolk County Historical Society. Mark Gehrke, author of “Kayaking Long Island’s Harbors” leads excursion through Pine Barrens. Advance registration: 727-2881, www.active.com.
Oysterponds Faculty Association’s annual 5K Fun Run/Walk, Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m.; registration begins 9 a.m. at school. All proceeds benefit Charles Woznick Memorial Scholarship Fund. 323-2410, ext. 100 or 101.
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.
ACT Out East Presents Seussical, Jr! Sunday, May 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead. Advance $10; at door $15. 348-2142, actouteast.com.
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
Book discussion ‘The River of Doubt by Candice Millard, Tuesday, May 18, at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, with moderator Bev Wowak. 298-4134. Friends Book Sale, Wednesday, May 19, 3-6 p.m. at library. Books, music, videos and games at bargain prices. 298-4134.