Call for artists, Old Town Art & Crafts Guild’s 2nd annual “Spring Awakenings” juried art competition and sale slated to open Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m. in Cutchogue. Juror is artist/illustrator/cartoonist Rob White. Information/application: www.oldtownguild.com.
Call for sculptors, Peconic Landing and East End Arts Council’s 2nd annual outdoor sculpture garden exhibition at Brecknock Hall in Greenport, slated for June 11-Oct 1. Up to 3 pieces per artist. Applications must be postmarked by April 22. For full prospectus/application call 727-0900.
Crafts at Southold Indian Museum for ages 12 to adult: Introduction to String Beading, Saturdays, April 23 and 30, 9:30-11 a.m. Fee $18 plus $6 materials. Beginner Quilting, Saturday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee $40 plus $18 materials. Register: 765-5577.
Springtime at Hallockville, Saturday, April 16, 1-4 p.m. in Riverhead. Includes egg hunt for kids and adults, young farmer’s obstacle course, demonstrations, raising chickens 101, hoe-down and more. Admission $6, or $18/ family of 4; members $5 or $15/family of 4. Rain date Sunday, April 17. 298-5292.
Food and Drink
McGann-Mercy High School Ethics and Leadership Club’s 2nd annual spaghetti dinner, Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m., Riverhead. Tickets $12 or $10 each for 4 or more. Includes cake raffle and 50/50; proceeds help sponsor summer camp for inner city children. 737-5900, ext. 10. Play follows; see Theater events.
Family dinner baked ziti, Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus in Cutchogue. Bar open until 8 p.m. Adults $15 or 2/$25; children $10. 734-7338.
Annual community flounder or chicken dinner at Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Seating at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.; take-out available. Includes green beans, potatoes, slaw and pie. Live music. Adults $17; kids under 10 $7; 734-6650.
Southold Rotary’s chicken & ribs or salmon dinner, Tuesday, April 26, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Take-out available. Tickets $20, available from any Rotarian or at door. Proceeds benefit club projects including scholarships for high school students and more.
Home Canning 101, Thursday, April 21, 6-8 p.m., with Mark Vosburgh at Riverhead Free Library. Register: 727-3228, riverheadlibrary.org.
Pancake breakfast, Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m.-noon at Shiloh Baptist Church, Southold, sponsored by Saints of Shiloh. Donation $10. Eat in or take out. 765-3388.
For Bargain Hunters
Friends of the Library Book Sale, Wednesday, April 20, 3-6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Reading, viewing and listening materials all at bargain prices. 298-4134.
Southold Mothers’ Club’s moms’ night out, Thursday, April 21, 7-9 p.m. at Linda Stavrino’s house. RSVP [email protected] Springtime at Hallockville, Saturday, April 16, 1-4 p.m. in Riverhead. No RSVP.
Annual Egg Hunt at Orient Beach State Park, Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. in picnic area. Rain date Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. Spring Bunny on hand to award prizes. 323-2440.
Storytime with Diesel the Baby Donkey, Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m., at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Share donkey stories and see a real baby donkey. For the family. 298-4134.
In the Garden
Spring Gardening School 2011, Saturday, April 16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Riverhead Middle School, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk. Pre-registration required; advance payment $55; day of event $60. Bring soil and plant sample for testing. 727-7850, ext. 345.
Second annual Song Swap at Poquatuck Hall, Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m., Orient. Proceeds benefit Oysterponds Community Activities for hall’s floor fund. Refreshments served, or bring some to share. Donation $10. 323-1234.
Acoustic guitarist Robert Bruey in concert, Saturday, April 16, 8-9:30 p.m., at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. With cellist Jonathan Preddice and violinist Leanne Preddice Strom, and guest artist G.P. Lane. Suggested donation $13; members $10; full-time students $8. 765-2626.
The Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society: Arshamomaque Preserve with Rick & Linda Kedenburg, Saturday, April 16, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Greenport. RSVP: 734-7144, [email protected] Tuesdays with Tom: Piping Plover Places, Tuesday, April 19, meet 8 a.m. at Red House. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected]
Naturalist Mary Laura Lamont leads tour, Saturday, April 16, 9-11 a.m. through woods and fields of Hallockville and Hallock State Park Preserve. Fee $6; members $5. Heavy rain cancels. Registration required: 298-5292, [email protected]
‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features “Canning, Lactofermentation Pickling and Preserving Your Food” given by Flo Rewinski and Thea Fry, Friday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange in Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments served by Peggy. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected], spirit-renewal.com.
The Spring Break Project, week-long environmental science overnight camp, Sunday-Friday, April 17-22 for students ages 12-15 at Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead. Information: 727-7850, ext. 245.
Spring Recess Family Science, Monday-Friday, April 18-22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Long Island Science Center, Riverhead. All activities ongoing. Admission $5. 208-8000,lisciencecenter.org.
Spring Youth Drama Workshop ‘Cat-Tales: What the Alley Cats Learn About Bullies,’ Saturday, April 16, 9-11:30 a.m.; performance Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m., at Creation Station, Cutchogue. To participate call 765-5667.
McGann-Mercy High School students present ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ Friday-Saturday, April 15-16, 7:30 p.m. in auditorium, Riverhead. Tickets $8.737-5900, ext. 10.
Mattituck High School Drama club presents ‘Lockdown’ and ‘The Audition,’ Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. in school auditorium, Main Road. 298-8460.
The Written Word
Book Discussion ‘Night Fall’ by Nelson DeMille, Tuesday, April 19, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. This mystery’s characters re-investigate the tragedy of Flight 800. Call Bev Wowak, Reader’s Advisor for details at 298-4134 ext. 6.
Book discussion ‘Sag Harbor’ by Colson Whitehead, Monday, April 25, noon at Floyd Memorial Library, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing, both in Greenport. 477-0660.
Meet the Writers, Saturday, April 16, 1-3 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. With Robert Banfelder, Kimberly Collard, Teri Coyne, Tom Gahan and Margaret Johnson. Register: 727-3228, ext. 0, riverheadlibrary.org.
Book talk and signing, Saturday, April 16, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. “The Last Whaler,” a historical novel by Capt. Nicholas Stevensson Karas of Orient. 477-0660.
Meet local author Tom Gahan, Sunday, April 17, 2 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. He examines the challenges of the English language and more. 298-4134.
Oysterponds Historical Society’s ‘Fiber & Glass’ exhibit at Janet T. Swanson Gallery in Old Point Schoolhouse, Village Lane, Orient. Francoise and Yan Rieger’s colorful collection of tapestries and fused art glass. On view Saturday-Sundays, 2-5 p.m. through April 23. 323-2480.
Southold Jr/Sr High School Students art exhibit at Southold Free Library, Main Road. On display through April. 765-2077.
Annual Student Art Exhibit at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck, features work by Mattituck-Cutchogue students grades 4-12 from December 2010 student show at Parrish Art Museum. On view through April. 298-4134.
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.
Playdates with the Southold Mothers’ Club: Wednesdays at Cutchogue/New Suffolk Library, Pre-school Playgroup (19 months-5 years), 9:30-11:00 a.m. [email protected] Wee little Ones Playgroup (birth-18 months), 11:00-noon, [email protected] Weekend Toddler Playdate, 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.