Art Auction to benefit Southold Historical Society, Saturday, April 30, 6 p.m. at Castello di Borghese Vineyard, Cutchogue. Preview begins 4:30 p.m. Entry donation $10, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. Visit southoldhistoricalsociety.org and click “auction of fine art” to view works for sale. 765-5500.
The Old Town Art and Crafts Guild, Cutchogue presents ‘Historical Art Collections of the North Fork,’ Friday, April 29-May 6 with book signing Saturday, April 30 by author Terry Wallace. Art paintings for sale featuring some of North Fork’s past and senior artists. 734-6382.
Black tie gala luncheon, Thursday, May 5, noon-4 p.m. at Calverton Links to benefit Aid to the Developmentally Disabled Inc. Music and dancing. Information/tickets: 727-6220.
Students from local area high schools Rock On at McGann-Mercy Battle of the Bands for Japan, Friday, May 6, 7 p.m. in Riverhead. Sponsored by McGann-Mercy Key Club. Thirteen bands scheduled to compete; tickets $8 at door. Top three bands presented with cash prizes. All proceeds will be donated in support of relief efforts in Japan. For information call 727-5900, ext. 32.
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, bigduck.org.
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]
‘Inside Job,’ 2011 Oscar-winning documentary film, Saturday, April 30, 2 p.m. at First Universalist Church, Southold. 765-3494.
Food and Drink
Steakhouse Gala, Friday, May 6, 6:45 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center, Riverhead. Raw bar, carving stations, vegetables, dessert. Third annual fundraiser, tickets $75, reservations required. Includes silent and chinese auctions with prizes including sky diving, weekend getaway and more. RSVP 548-3701.
Pasta night, Friday, April 29, 7 p.m. at monthly meeting of North Fork Italian American Club, at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic. Volunteer members will bring favorite dishes to share. 298-0020.
Culinary Tour, Wednesday, May 11, 5-6:30 p.m. features “Rome — The Pasta Capital” with Paula Croteau at Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, 1450 South Harbor Road, Southold. Students learn to make homemade rustic pasta. Bring apron and $25 ingredient fee to class. Space limited to 15; register: 765-5182. Confirm prior to class: 765-6032, [email protected] Offered by Southold Town Recreation Department.
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.
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.
The Fish are Jumpin’ at the Library! Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. The Block Island Seafood Company returns to demonstrate making clam rolls and fish tacos. Refreshments served. Fee: $5 per person. Register in advance at the Circulation Desk. 298-4134.
Third annual Spring Tea at Hallockville Museum Farm, Friday, April 29, 1 p.m., in historic Naugles Barn. Social event features a selection of sweets, savories, and teas. Wear a favorite hat! Tickets $25; proceeds support Hallockville’s educational programs. Seating for the Spring Tea is limited, reservations required: 298-5292.
Cub Scouts of Pack 51 in Greenport host annual chicken dinner fundraiser at Soundview Restaurant, Wednesday, May 4, 1-8 p.m. Tickets $17; eat in or take out.
For Bargain Hunters
Chinese auction, Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary of East Marion Fire Dept. at EMFD hall. Tables of prizes, refreshments, 50/50 raffle, white elephant and more. 477-0539.
Yard sale, Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Old Steeple Community Church, Aquebogue, rain or shine. 722-3070.
Barn sale, Saturday, April 30, 8 a.m.-noon, hosted by women of First Presbyterian Church of Southold at historic barn on Wells Avenue, behind Bank of America; rain or shine. New merchandise including glassware, china, household goods, collectibles, jewelry and more. All proceeds contributed to East End charities.
Southold Mothers’ Club’s Mothers Day craft, Thursday, May 5, 11:30 a.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. RSVP [email protected]
The Gardiner Quartet performs Saturday, April 30, 8-9:30 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. With Linda Sinanian, Ted Hoyle, Lisa Casal-Galietta and Kristen Sawyer. Suggested donation $18; members $15; full-time students $10. 765-2626.
North Fork Chorale Diamond Jubilee 1936-2011, concert celebrations Friday, April 29, 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Southold; Saturday, April 30, 8 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church; Sunday, May 1, 3 p.m. at Orient Congregational Church. Tickets $10 at door or call 323-3523.
The Recorder Orchestra of New York performs in concert, Sunday May 1, 4 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, sponsored by Friends of Mattituck-Laurel Library. Admission free. 298-4134.
The Natural World
‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features Q&A on past seminars with panel of instructors, Friday, April 29. 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.
Annual Riverhead Litter Cleanup Day, Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m.-noon; meet at Riverhead Town Hall. Volunteers will be provided with bags, safety vests, and gloves. Information: George Bartunek, 727-3097.
Sports and Recreation
First annual 5K Run/Walk for the RCFA Scholarship Fund, Saturday April 30, 9 a.m. at Riverhead Middle School. Participants pre-register at www.islandtiming.net 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.
Hike led by Barbara Terranova, Sunday, May 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Dam Pond Maritime Preserve, Route 48, East Marion. Meet in parking lot. Distance 1.5-3 miles; pack snack and drink, bring camera and binoculars. Dress for weather; footwear with traction recommended. For ages 9+, hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Dept. Fee $5. Registration required: 765-5182.
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.
Tours and Trips
Trolley Trip — Visit the Past, Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., presented by Friends of Riverhead Free Library. Richard Wines leads tour of various sites in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Northville. Drinks served at library at tour’s conclusion; bring lunch. Tickets $27; members $20; space limited. Register at welcome desk in library. 727-3228.
The Written Word
Book Discussion Group ‘Let the Great World Spin’ by Colum McCann, Thursday, May 5, 10:30 a.m., led by Caroline MacArthur at Southold Free Library. 765-2077.
Author talk by Mary Agria, Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m. at Southold Free Library. Mary reads from her newest novel “Garden of Eve,” sequel to “Time in a Garden.” 765-5667.
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.
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.
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]optonline.net. 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.
Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.