Calendar events on the horizon

04/13/2011 9:06 AM |

The Arts
Reception, Friday, April 22, 5-7 p.m., for exhibit “East End Light” at East End Arts Council gallery, Riverhead. On view through June 3. 727-0900.

Classes and Workshops
Create a Harmonious Home & Community, Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Representative from the L.I. Seaport Eco-Center leads workshop about making more eco-friendly and eco-efficient choices in our daily lives. Free. 298-4134.

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.

Crafters/vendors wanted for Craft Fair and Flea Market, Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch, Flanders. Fee $40 for 10×10 space; food vendors $100. Hosted by Friends of Big Duck; proceeds benefit Duck’s restoration. 727-0593,

Crafters/vendors wanted for Wading River Historical Society’s Duck Pond Day, Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 886-1014 for application/information, or email [email protected]

Family Fun
Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast, Saturday, April 23, 8 a.m. at Unity Baptist Church, Mattituck, sponsored by youth ministry. Tickets $10. 574-8837, 396-9426.

Family Game Night, Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m. at Mattituck High School, hosted by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Live Clue game, cards, board games and more. 298-8460.

Food and Drink
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.

Riverhead Garden Club Luncheon, Wednesday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. at the Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue. Boutique, raffles, guest speaker. Tickets. $40, call Lucie Mueller, 722-4288.

A Night in Italy spaghetti dinner, Friday, April 29, 5-8 p.m. hosted by Mattituck Athletic Booster Club in high school cafeteria. Food served by the athletes; includes 50/50 and chinese auction. Take-out available. Tickets $10; students/children $8; available at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe or at any varsity basketball game. Proceeds benefit baseball and cheerleading teams and fund to build a new dugout. 298-8460.

Fourth annual bake sale, Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., hosted by Mixed Nuts Relay for Life Team in front of Southold IGA, to benefit American Cancer Society.

Riverhead Women of the Moose, Chapter 1118, host dinner/dance, Saturday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. at 51 Madison St. Live music by Reflections, salad, roast beef, potato, vegetable, dessert, coffee/tea. Reservations required. Tickets $18 advance, $20 at door. 631-779-2694 or 631-766-2727.

For All Ages
Calvary Baptist Church’s Community Easter Celebration, Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Riverhead. Easter egg hunt, drama, music, food and more. Lunch provided. Free event open to children preschool-grade 6 and their parents. 727-4112.

For Children
Children’s Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 23, 1-2:30 p.m. at Charnews Farm, Southold. Chocolate egg hunt sponsored by Peconic Land Trust, for ages 3-8. Bring baskets; ribbon cutting 1:15 p.m. sharp to begin hunt for hidden treasures. Free, donations accepted. Children must be companied by adult; rain cancels. 283-3195, [email protected]

Burger Boy, Wednesday, April 27, 4-5 p.m. for grades K-1 at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Read “Burger Boy” by Alan Durant and create an unusual burger. Register in advance. 298-4134.

For History Buffs
Ship Wrecks of Eastern Long Island, Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society’s New Egypt Schoolhouse, Mattituck, presented by Bill Pfeiffer of Long Island Divers Association. Free. 948-0143.

Indie Teen concert at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Thursday, April 28, 7-9 p.m. features The Republic of Wolves and Hotel of the Laughing Tree.  Doors open 6:30 p.m.; tickets $5 advance at East End Arts Council in Riverhead or $6 at door. Information: [email protected]

The Natural World

First annual 5K Run/Walk for the RCFA Scholarship Fund, Saturday April 30, 9 a.m. at Riverhead Middle School. Participants pre-register at or on race day 7:30-8:45 a.m. Pre- registration fees $20 adults, $10 students.  Race day registration fees $25 adults, $15 students. 369-6757.

East Greenland’s Forbidden Coast Encounters Global Warming, Friday, April 22, 6:30 p.m., slide talk by Professor Doug Hardy at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Free. 477-0660.

Canines at the Farm, Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead. Enjoy guided tour of museum farm with your dog; In cooperation with Martha Clara Vineyards. All dogs must be on leash and owners should be prepared to ‘clean-up’ after their companion. Free. 298-5292.

‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features “Rudolph Steiner: His Influence Today” given by Steve Storch, Florence Rewinski and K.K. Haspel, Wednesday, April 27, 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],

The Sciences
It’s Not Magic, It’s Physics, Saturday, April 23, 8-9:30 p.m. with Dr. Helio Takai at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Demo/talk/Q&A. Suggested donation $13; members $10; full-time students $5. 765-2626.

Sports and Recreation
Peconic Landing’s May Mile & 5K, Saturday, May 7, begins 8:30 a.m. with registration and stretching. Race/walk around campus begins 10 a.m. followed by awards ceremony, barbecue lunch, music by Mambo Loco, safety demonstrations by Greenport Fire Department. Pre-register by Friday, April 29 to receive a T-shirt. Information: 477-3800.

The Written Word
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.
Yellow Barn opens, Monday, April 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on grounds of Riverhead Free Library. Donations of gently used materials accepted Sunday, April 24, in bins in lower parking lot. 727-3228.

Ongoing Events

The Arts
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.

Photographs by Karen George Mortimer on view through June 10 at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Ave., presented by East End Arts Council and Town of Riverhead. 727-0900.

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.

Brain Games

Duplicate bridge with Kathy Fibkins, Tuesdays, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Open to all; 734-8096.

Bingo, Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Moose Lodge, Riverside Drive, Riverhead. Gaming begins 7:30 p.m. 727-6667, 779-2694.

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.

For Children
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.

The Sciences
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.



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  • What portion of that $4 million balance will be used towards offsetting the proposed 22% increase in school taxes that the Flanders residents are being asked to pay? …do I hear crickets????? thought so.

  • In the Riverhead Central School District they have 3 Townships.Your Tax rate depends on the STATE EQUALIZATION rate for each township.and should equalize taxes on full valuation between towns.
    It is NOT the school district that sets your rate ….
    Maybe Flanders would rather go back to Southampton school District?I don’t think it would be any better..

  • Thanks for the clarification Laurie. I think people often forget about equalization.

  • Your Welcome..the thing that bothers me is the mandated pension Riverhead school District .The Teachers Retirement System and the Employees Retirement system lost a lot of money through Wall Street.So now we the taxpayer has to fill in that gap.The increase in this budget for 2011/2012 is 39% or 2,126,928 over last year.State Aid is being reduced by 14.2% or 2,674,432 .Between the two of those things with out other contract increases and other mandates increases the tax Levy by 5.7% or 4,939,546…
    From what I see the District did very good to bring in a low budget however ..I’m struggling how much more can I take even if it is a low increase..I’m not sure how much longer I can keep standing…..

  • Believe me we are all painfully aware of the equalization rate, but if there are 3 townships in RCSD then why do only Riverhead Town residents benefit from the $4million balance? A move to become a feeder district was visited a few years ago, but RCSD wouldn’t let us go. I love Riverhead Schools but anyone would have to admit that the tax increases over the last 3 years for Flanders residents are astronomical. Assemblyman Fred Thiele is proposing legislation, but we all know that will take a while…Just wondering why the district wouldn’t want to ease the tax burden for all residents of its district?

  • Flanders tried to join Hampton Bays 10 years ago. Where were you? Riverhead will not release the land of the golden eggs.

  • Don’t think it was the systems that lost money, rather the districts’ portions that have to be contributed. Oh, tell me this. How come the Riverhead school district doesn’t issue tax free bonds to finance their growth/improvement issues as many school districts do throughout NY state?

  • I was right there…..It was my understanding that Hampton Bays has no room for Flanders and They wont put it up for a vote.If you leave the District ,The district wouldn’t have to add on any schools.What I have got out of the school board meetings the last 11 years is the District is fine with Flanders going.
    The school district has nothing to do with equalization…the state sets it.Southampton assesses
    every year .So the more your house value goes up the more the equalization is higher.What Thiel is asking for is ..He wants a district like ours with more than one Town in it to have the same equalization.So one side doesn’t pay more than the other.In our case if this happens Riverhead will end up with Paying more and yours would drop.We probably would meet some where in the middle.
    If you really are concerned and feel my answers aren’t correct you can call our Superintendent Nancy Carney or email her [email protected] or call her she will get back to you.

  • I am unable to answer your question However I will see if I could find the answer for you.
    Or you can call and ask yourself..
    Have a nice evening

  • The tax increase is partially due to the fact that southamptom incorrectly used cpf funds to epp the rate artificially low for a few years. This will not be paid back by residents, but the increase is the result of catching up.

  • On the other hand your taxes previously were very low because the Riverhead side was paying a larger portion which was not fair to us.