Artist’s reception, Saturday, March 12, 2-4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, features Judy McCleery’s photo exhibit “The North Fork: A Natural Beauty” in gallery. 298-4134.
Annual Principal’s Dinner, Saturday, March 12, 6 p.m. at Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow, hosted by McGann-Mercy High School, Riverhead. Event honors Kevin O’Connor, president of Bridgehampton National Bank, who will receive the Principal’s Award; Father Henry Leuthardt; and Dr. Steven Cheeseman. Proceeds benefit McGann-Mercy tuition assistance fund. Tickets $125: 727-5900, ext. 21.
Eleventh annual Oceans of Hope fundraiser, Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m. at Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead, honoring Mark Miller of Miller Environmental Group. Tickets $150; sponsorships available $500-$10,000. Dining, cocktails, dancing and silent auction. All proceeds go to Riverhead Foundation’s Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Call 369-9840.
Friends of Bill Smith benefit, Saturday, March 12, 5-9 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Tickets $50; students $20; includes light buffet, music, raffles and chinese auction. Tickets at JET’s Dream and Brewer Yacht Club in Greenport; Jeni’s Main Street Grill, Southold Pharmacy and The Giving Room in Southold. 477-9594, 765-1710.
Classes and Workshops
Digital photography workshop, Saturday, March 12, 11 a.m., with Richard Mizdal at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Register in advance: 477-0660.
Fiber Arts Workshop series at Hallockville Museum Farm features needle felting with Irene Heckle-Volpe; 3 classes beginning March 14, 6:30 p.m. Information/registration: 298-5292, [email protected] Proceeds support education programs at museum.
‘Evan Almighty,’ Friday, March 11, 7 p.m. at the Creation Station, Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Family film starring Morgan Freeman and Steve Carell; refreshments served. Donations appreciated. 765-5667.
Food and Drink
Soup Supper, Sunday, March 13, 5-7 p.m. at Old Steeple Community Church, Aquebogue. Soups, bread, dessert and beverage. Adults $10; children under 12 $7. Tickets: 722-3580.
East End Lions Club’s 57th annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, Wednesday-Thursday, March 16-17, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Advance $18; at door $20. Available at Hart’s Hardware and Robert’s Jewelers in Southold, Peconic Liquors in Cutchogue or call 734-7136 or 734-6742.
Spaghetti and meatballs dinner, Saturday, March 12, 6-9 p.m. hosted by Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad at fire station #1 on Third Street. Tickets $15; take out available. Reserve at 477-2047, or purchase at door.
Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Wednesday, March 16, lunch noon-2 p.m., dinner 4-8 p.m., hosted by the Rotary Club of Riverhead at Polish Hall. Take out available. Lunch tickets $10; seniors $8; ages 3-12 $6; dinner tickets $12; seniors $10; children $8. All proceeds benefit local charities. Tickets available from any Rotarian or at door. 208-9571.
Seventh annual Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, March 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at First Universalist Church, Southold, to benefit Maureen’s Haven. Fee $7, includes tasting menu of 10 chili recipes and cornbread. Soda and beer available. Questions or to volunteer: 734-8401.
For All Ages
Seventh annual Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Saturday, March 12, hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Cutchogue Fire Department. To participate call Joe Corso at 734-5959.
For Bargain Hunters
Donations wanted for chinese auction slated for Saturday, March 19, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic, fundraiser for Southold Indian Museum. New items only, including gift certificates, offers of services, household appliances, tools, stationery, books, games, plants, gardening supplies and more. Drop items off at museum Sunday afternoons through March 13. 765-5577.
For History Buffs
‘Medicine on the High Seas: The Tribulations of East End Sailors, 1700-1900’ with Robert T. Bramson, Saturday, March 12, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, Greenport, hosted by Oysterponds Historical Society. 477-3800.
‘Historic Shipwrecks: Exploring Long Island’s Underwater Treasures,’ Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m. in community room at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, presented by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. Bill Pfeiffer offers glimpse into world of undersea archeology. Refreshments served. Reservations suggested. 734-7122.
Breaking into TV and Film, Monday, March 14, 6:30-8 p.m. for grades 6+ at Southold Free Library, with Rona Madri. Snow date Monday, March 21. 765-2077.
Evening of Traditional Irish Music, Wednesday, March 16, 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, Greenport, featuring Aileen O’Connell, Eamonn O’Rourke and Irish Step Dancers. 477-3800.
Sing East End 2011 Open Karaoke to benefit East End Hospice, Saturday, March 12, 7-11 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead, features 40+ singers ages 7-70. Advance $25; at door $30. Food, chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. Tickets available at CK’s Deli and Farm Country Kitchen, Riverhead, and www.vail-leavitt.org/events.htm. 664-0983, [email protected]
Spoken Music Workshop, Saturdays, March 12 & 26, 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Features “The Geographical Fugue.” All ages and voice ranges welcome. Register in advance: 477-0660. Information: 477-8211, [email protected]
The Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society: Orient Point County Park with Rick & Linda Kedenburg, Saturday, March 12, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Greenport. 734-7144, [email protected] Tuesdays with Tom: Arshamomaque Preserve, Tuesday, March 15, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Greenport. Dress for warmth, wear waterproof footwear. Register: 275-3202, [email protected]
‘Save the Grange’ lecture series, Friday, March 11, features “Spirituality in the Garden, Preparedness for the Future” given by John Macfarland, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange, Sound Avenue at Church Lane, Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments by Peggy served. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected], spirit-renewal.com.
Save the Piping Plovers, Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m. presented by North Fork Audubon Society at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, in conjunction with Judy McCleery’s photo exhibit in gallery. Free. 298-4134.
Long Island Native Plant Symposium, Friday, March 11, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead Campus. Information/registration: 727-2315, ext. 3.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ March 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, March 13, 20 at 2:30 p.m. Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, directed by Ken Rowland; produced by Margaret Motto; musical director Brian Dornicik; choreographer Michael Disher. Tickets $20; 298-6328, nfct.com.
Paintings by Judie Lizewski in the mezzanine, through March at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Judy McCleery’s photo exhibit “The North Fork: A Natural Beauty” in gallery, through March at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Paintings by Charles Wildbank and photographs by Fred Vanderwerven on view through May 4 at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. Presented by East End Arts Council and Jamesport Manor Inn. 727-0900.
Duplicate bridge with Kathy Fibkins, Tuesdays, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Open to all; 734-8096.
Mah-jongg, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
Community supper, free soup kitchen for all in need, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Agnes R.C. Church parish hall, Sixth Street, Greenport. 765-2981.
Free lunch, Almuerzo Gratis for ages 6-18, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 130 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead. 727-3338.
Play dates with Southold Mothers’ Club: Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m.—Open play at Fun-N-Fitness, Southold. No registration. SMC members $6, second child $3 additional. Thursdays, 10 a.m.—Toddlers’ playgroup at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-2183, [email protected] yahoo.com, [email protected] New Moms Group; for times and locations contact [email protected]
Crafts for Kids at Southold Indian Museum, Sundays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1080 Main Bayview Road. Fee: $5 per child per craft; must be accompanied by adult. Registration appreciated but not required. 765-5577.
Health and Fitness
Free beginner’s Hatha Yoga classes, Sundays, 3-4:15 p.m. at Mary Smith Recreation Center, Greenport. Bring non-skid, body-length mat. 765-3005.
Every Saturday, dusk to midnight: Stargazing at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. 765-2626. To arrange group visits, e-mail [email protected]
The Written Word
The Yellow Barn at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. open for book purchases Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 727-3228, ext. 0.