Art From the Heart live and silent auction, Saturday, Aug. 28, 3-7 p.m. at Victor Ozeri’s canal front home in Aquebogue. Auctioneer is radio and talk show host Bonnie Grice. Over 40 local and international artists, original works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, sculpture and more. Bidding starts at $200. Ample parking or come by boat; limited slips available. Proceeds benefit Have A Heart, which provides direct emergency aid to East End residents. Tickets $25 at door or $20 on PayPal. 477-0620, 287-1666, [email protected], [email protected]
The Retreat’s 3rd annual Hamptons Pursuit Car Rallye, Sunday, Aug. 22, begins 8:30 a.m. at The Retreat Boutique, Bridgehampton Commons, with pre-race continental breakfast by Hampton Coffee Company prior to shotgun start. Participants cruise back roads, following clues to checkpoints and answer trivial questions. Finish at waterside home for lunch and prizes. Fee $125, includes driver, navigator and lunch. All proceeds benefit The Retreat, the East End’s only domestic violence agency. Registration required: 329-4398, [email protected]
Thirtieth annual Southold and Greenport Rotary Golf Classic, Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Island’s End Golf and Country Club, Greenport. Lunch 11 a.m.; shotgun start 1 p.m. Donation $190; includes goody bag, green fees and golf cart, driving range and balls, beer, soft drinks, Bloody Marys, water and snacks on course, all club facilities, grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, 1-hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, raffles and more. Make check payable to Southold Rotary. Information: 298-8026, 765-6085.
Southold Village Craft Fair, Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. includes solar telescope set up by members of Custer Institute and Observatory’s staff. Admission free. Rain date Sunday, Aug. 22.
Vendors wanted for Southold Indian Museum’s annual Craft and Yard Sale slated for Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Space 10 x 10 available for a fee; call 765-5577.
Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild snow fence show and sale slated for Saturday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on guild grounds in Cutchogue. Shop open until 6 p.m. Call 734-6382 or email [email protected] Rain date Sunday, Aug. 29.
Thirty-sixth annual Polish Town Street Fair and Polka Festival, Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 21-22 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Riverhead. Free admission; food and beverages available, including famous kielbasa sandwiches and pierogi. Events include Polish Mass at St. Isidore R.C. Church, petting zoo, pony rides, flag-raising ceremony, re-enactment of traditional Polish wedding, polka music, corn-husking contest and more. Polka Festival Saturday, 5 p.m.-midnight in Polonaise Park Pavillion, with music by John Gora Band and Polka Family. Admission $13; ages 12 and under $5. Food and beverages available. 369-1616, polishtownusa.com.
Movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ Friday, Aug. 20, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Starring Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt. PG-13. 298-4134.
Flicks at the Farm: Thursday Night Movies at Charnews Farm, Southold, at dusk, hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Thursday, Aug 26 feature is “Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit.” Bring picnic supper and blanket or chair; reserve at 283-3195. Free; rain cancels.
Family Movie Nite in Tasker Park, Friday, Aug. 20 at dusk, sponsored by Town of Southold Youth Bureau. Bring blanket and chairs. Information: southoldtown.northfork.net.
Michael Zweig introduces his award-winning documentary ‘Why Are We In Afghanistan?’ Saturday, Aug. 21, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. 477-0660.
Food and Drink
Family dinner, Friday, Aug. 20, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, Cutchogue. Pulled pork, dessert, coffee tea; bar open until 8 p.m. Adults $15 or 2/$25; children $10. 734-7338.
Fourth annual Seafood Fest to benefit CAST, Sunday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. at the Wharf House at Founders Landing, Southold. Tickets $50, includes complete seafood dinner including lobster, clams, mussels corn on the cob, dessert, coffee and complimentary glass of wine or beer. RSVP: 477-1717.
Greenport Standard Hose Company’s 33rd annual chicken barbecue, Saturday, Aug. 21, 4-7 p.m. at Third Street Firehouse #1. Take-out orders available. Tickets $20, available at firehouse or from any member. 477-1943.
For All Ages
Country Barn Dance at Charnews Farm, Southold, Saturday, Aug. 21, 7-11 p.m., hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Country, folk, contra, squares, waltz and circle dancing taught by Dick and Bess Haile of Long Island Traditional Music Association; no partners needed, singles welcome. Bring picnic supper. Adults $5; children free. Reservations required: 283-3195, [email protected]
Art and Craft classes for ages 7-14, Summer Memories, Thursday, Aug. 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Old Town Art and Crafts Guild, Main Road, Cutchogue. Make handmade book of your summer art. Fee $12; must be received prior to class. 734-6382.
Summer Children’s Program, Monday-Friday, Aug. 23-27, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for grades 1-6 at Southold Indian Museum. Kids explore archaeology and games of Native Americans through projects, stories and games. Fee $150; register: 325-8272.
Southold Mothers’ Club End of Summer Flyswatter Painting at Gabriella’s house. Dress for mess. RSVP: [email protected]
For History Buffs
‘Chairs: Antique and Unique’ exhibit, Saturday-Monday, 1-4 p.m. 2 weekends only: Aug. 21-23 and 28-30 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council in Schoolhouse on Village Green, Cutchogue, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. 734-7122. Admission free. Lecture ‘Let’s Be Seated’ by Doug Constant, Saturday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue. Fee $5 includes refreshments. 734-7122.
‘Feel the Beat’ Teen Drum Circle, Friday, Aug. 20, 5-7:30 p.m. for grades 6+ at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Develop rhythmic patterns and explore tones of the drum. Register: 298-4134.
An Evening of Song with Steven Blier and Friends, Saturday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, Orient. Singers Sasha Cooke, Kelly Markgraf and John Brancy join pianist Steven Blier in performance of songs by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Granados, Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Steven Sondheim and others. Tickets: general $30; students $15; limited reserved seats $50; call 323-1378.
Summer Showcase Concert Series on Town Green at Silversmith’s Corner, Southold, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. features The Greenport Band. Bring seating. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church. Free; donations appreciated. All welcome. 765-3598.
The Natural World
Birding Walk and Mist Netting Demonstration, Thursday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-noon at Dam Pond Maritime Reserve, East Marion, hosted by Peconic Land Trust with George Rowsom and Jody Levin. Fee $5; space limited to first 25 registrants: 283-3195, [email protected] Bring binoculars or scope for birding, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants for tick control. Rain cancels.
Goldsmith Inlet Cleanup, Saturday, Aug. 21, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Southold, with Group for the East End and Group to Save Goldsmith Inlet. Bring gloves; light snacks provided. RSVP: 765-6450, ext. 211, [email protected]
‘Next Generation Nepal’ presented by Hallie Tamez, Friday, Aug. 20, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, Greenport. Inspiring program outlining mission and activities of non-profit NGN, dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families in war-torn Nepal. Free. 477-3800.
North Fork Animal Welfare League director Gillian Pultz presents program on new shelter facility and league’s service to community, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society’s New Egypt Schoolhouse, Mattituck. Free; all welcome. Refreshments served. 298-1930.
Sports and Recreation
Vintage Base Ball Game, Saturday, Aug. 21, 1 p.m. at Poquatuck Park, Orient, sponsored by Oysterponds Historical Society. Bring chairs and blankets and watch game played by 1864 rules. Free. 323-2480.
Hallock’s Bay Paddle and Barbecue, Friday, Aug. 20, 5-9 p.m. with Group for the East End. Search for wildlife from the water, sunset feast; bring drinks (must be transported in your kayak or canoe). Fee $25; under 12 $15. Single kayaks rented for $30, doubles $50. RSVP: 765-6450, [email protected]
Jamesport Fire Department’s 12th annual Long Island Sound to Great Peconic Bay 10K Run, Sunday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. from Iron Pier Beach to South Jamesport Beach. Pre-registration by Aug. 16, $20 (first 400 guaranteed a T-shirt); day of race $25 (7-8:30 a.m.). Post-race raffle award ceremony, use of South Jamesport beach for the day, water stops at 1,2,3,4,5 miles, food, refreshments, medical aid and music along the way. Rain or shine. 369-4950, [email protected], JFD10KRUN.com..
Tours and Trips
East End Lighthouses Maritime History Cruise, Saturday, Aug 21, depart 3:30 p.m. aboard Peconic Star II from Greenport/LIRR Ferry Dock. Fee $95 all inclusive. Tour approximately 4-5 hours. Wear casual attire, boat shoes or sneakers; bring windbreaker or sweater for evening comfort. Pre-registration required: mail check payable to East End Lighthouses, Inc., P.O. Box 21, Greenport, NY 11944 and indicate date of cruise and number of participants. Credit card payment on website. www.eastendlighthouses.org. 406-6180.
The Written Word
Summer Lunch Break Story Theater for adults, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Bring lunch and listen to reader performing short story, in new garden space or indoors. All welcome. 477-0660.
This I Believe, Monday, Aug. 23, 4-5:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing, Greenport. Workshop led by Keith Wheelock for ages 55 and older. Listen to personal beliefs of others and explore your own. Register at Floyd Memorial Library or Peconic Landing. 477-0660.
Meet the Author: August Franza, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Pick up one of his books and join in discussion. 298-4134.