Thursday, August 18
Bubblemania, 10-11 a.m. for all ages on Cutchogue Village Green, Main Road, hosted by Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. 734-7360.
Summer sale on all clothes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Good News Thrift Shop at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, Main Road. Women’s, men’s and children’s. Proceeds benefit church and community needs.
Book discussion ‘The Lace Reader’ by Brunonia Barry, 10-11 a.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-7360.
Family Science at Long Island Science Center, 11 W. main St., Riverhead, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Build Your World! Explore, create and design, make a craft to take home. Different theme each week. All activities ongoing and self-directed, for all ages, through Aug. 21. 208-8000.
Preserving it right! 1-3 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Griffing Avenue, Riverhead. Learn basics of home canning and preserving variety of fruits and vegetables. Class fee $20 (includes supplies). 727-7850, ext. 356 to register. Continues Thursday, Aug. 25.
Let’s Explore Italy! 1:30-2:15 p.m. for ages 6-8 at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-7360.
Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Family Festival, 6-11 p.m. at farm field on Route 250A, Wading River, opposite CVS. Rides, food vendors and more. Ride ticket packages available. Through Sunday, Aug. 21. 548-6021.
Silent auction ‘The Carver’s Art: Contemporary and Period Decoys,’ 6-8 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead. Contemporary and period decoys, featuring carvings by Ed Legg, Michael Yannelli, and Mark Vosburgh, and period decoys from the collection of Dick Richardson. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and music. Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door. 727-2881, ext. 100.
Starfish Ball, 6-10 p.m. at The Vineyard, Main Road, Aquebogue. Tickets $50; couples $90. Proceeds benefit The Guidance Center of Southold. 722-3200, theguidancecenterservices.org.
Film Festival: ‘Moulin Rouge’ (Germany, 1997) directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
East End School of the Arts presents ‘Can You See What I See?’ with Hector DeCordova, 6:30 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport. Discussion explores collaborative process between artist and viewer, investigating what viewer “sees” and how each viewer brings their own perspective to a painting, thereby joining artists in creative process. 369-2171.
Original Voices at the Vail, 7-11 p.m. Monthly night of music showcases Long Island songwriters and musicians with open mike and featured performers, at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Ave., Riverhead. Doors open and sign-up 7 p.m.; music 7:30-11 p.m.
Tickets, $5 at door. vail-leavitt.org.
Friday, August 19
Summer sale on all clothes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Good News Thrift Shop. See Thursday.
Back-to-school bingo, 10:30 a.m. for grades 3-6 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library., Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.
North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront; portion of sales benefits New Suffolk Waterfront Fund.
Movie ‘Rabbit Hole’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Couple finds their way back to love. Free. 298-4134.
Premiere tour and tasting at Castello di Borghese Vineyards, Route 48, Cutchogue, 3:45-5:30 p.m., sponsored by Peconic Land Trust. Led by owners Ann Marie and Marco Borghese, walk through vineyard, stop at fermentation room and in-depth description and tasting of wines, local hors d’oeuvres. Register at 3:34 p.m., tour begins 4 p.m. Fee $25. Reserve early, space limited. 283-3195 or [email protected] Rain or shine.
LEGO-Mania, 4-5 p.m. for ages 9-12 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-7360.
Family Dinner loin of pork, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. Bar open until 8 p.m. Adults, $15 or 2/$25; children, $10. 734-7338.
Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Family Festival, 6-11 p.m.; see Thursday.
Dune Grass group plays bluegrass, 6 p.m. in garden at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Bring picnic, blankets, all ages welcome. 477-0660.
Poolside Soirée benefit, 7-10 p.m. at Hotel Indigo, 1830 W. Main St., Riverhead, hosted by Charitable You and The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. Food, open bar, live entertainment, raffles and more. Tickets $100. All proceeds donated to PKD Foundation. Details on event website, pkdccc.myevent.com. 337-1603.
Riverhead summer concert series features Jerry Cardone “Brown Eyes Sings Ole’ Blue Eyes,” 7 p.m. on grounds of East End Arts, 133 E. Main St. Free.
Greenport Band presents outdoor concert, 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport, directed by Colin Van Tuyl. Bring lawn chairs. Free. 553-8443.
Free outdoor movie ‘Mars Needs Moms,’ 8 p.m. at the David Crohan Community Center, Flanders Road, Riverhead. Every youth who brings an adult will receive free popcorn. Snacks, drinks and ice cream for purchase, trivia contest, winner gets two tickets to Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. 702-2428.
Shelter Island Historical Society’s Friday Night Films Series features ‘Step into Liquid,’ 9 p.m., screened outside, projected onto side of Havens Barn, 16 South Ferry Road. Hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as the “best surfing documentary ever made” Bring flashlight and seating. Free, donations accepted. 749-0025.
Saturday, August 20
Greenport School Slow Food Garden will have table 8 a.m.-noon. at Greenport Farmer’s Market, First and Adams streets.
Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Riverhead Country Day School, 165 Columbus Ave. to raise money for school’s new Nature Explore Classroom. 727-3737.
Lighthouse Cruise, depart 9 a.m. from Greenport, cruise along Gardiner’s Bay and Long Island Sound to see famous lighthouses of the North Fork, including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, Latimer Reef and North Dumpling. Lighthouse trips include maritime history and lighthouse stories by local expert. Cruise vessel stops next to each lighthouse for photo ops. Fee $95 per person, $60 for teens/children. Price includes box lunch and complimentary glass of L.I. wine or bottle of water. Registration/information: eastendseaport.org, email [email protected], 477-2100.
37th anniversary Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pulaski and Lincoln streets, Polish Town, Riverhead. Over 250 booths with arts, crafts, ethnic foods, exhibits, Polish imports and more. Corn-husking contest, live music, presenting of Miss Polish Town USA, dance performances and polka dancing in Polonaise Park pavilion Saturday night. Street fair is free; admission fee for Polka Festival. Polish Town Civic Association, 369-1615 or polishtownusa.com.
Mattituck Cub Scout Pack 39 holds scavenger hike, 10-11 a.m. at Laurel Lake Preserve, Route 25, Mattituck. Cub Scout Registration available, contact [email protected] or 298.4281.
Southold Village Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Main Road in Village. Crafts, sidewalk sale, Historical Society house tour, pony rides, pirates, live music and more. Rain date Sunday, Aug. 21. 765-4100.
Summer sale on all clothes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Good News Thrift Shop. See Thursday.
North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront. See Friday.
Chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m., hosted by Greenport Fire Department Standard Hose Company #4 at Third Street Station. Tickets $20 at door, take out available. Call 477-8261.
Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Family Festival, 6-11 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m.; see Thursday.
Art, Strings & Wine, 7-9 p.m. at The Galley Ho on New Suffolk waterfront, hosted by New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. Live music and local wines. Northfork by Northfork Art Show on display. Free. 603-8456.
Photographing the night sky: tripod astrophotography, 8-9 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. Learn how to take different types of space photos from start to finish using basic equipment. Topics include star-trails, stitching, stacking, long-exposure and time-lapse photography. Presenter: astrophotographer Glenn Wester. Suggested donation: $5 Custer/ASLI members/students, $10 non-members. Admission includes stargazing afterward. 765-2626.
Sunday, August 21
Breakfast Buffet, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Holy Trinity Church, Main Street and Manor Place, Greenport. French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, coffee and tea. Adults $10, children under 12 $6, under 5 free; all proceeds go to parish. Tickets at door or call 477-0855.
Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; see Saturday.
North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront. See Friday.
Historian and author Russell Drumm signs copies of his book ‘The Barque of Saviors,’ 4 p.m. on grounds of Shelter Island Historical Society’s 1743 James Havens Homestead, 16 South Ferry Road, part of Sundays in the Barn Series. Mr. Drumm will speak about history of the cutter, christened “Horst Wessel” in Hamburg in 1936 in the presence of Adolf Hitler, and its journey to the U.S. Coast Guard, and share rare archival images of the ship. 749-0025.
CAST’s 5th Annual Seafood Festival and chinese auction, 6 p.m. at the Wharf House at Founders Landing, Southold. Tickets $50, includes complete clambake-style dinner with dessert and glass of wine or beer. Only 100 tickets sold. Call Katria 477-1717.
Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Family Festival, 6-10 p.m.
Monday, August 22
Southold Indian Museum’s annual Children’s Summer Program, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for grades 2-6 through Friday, Aug. 26, 1080 Main Bayview Road. Theme “Archaeology.” Five days $150, $125 for children or grandchildren of members. Register: 765-5577.
Monday Night Dancing in the Park, 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Front Street, Greenport. Second Shift, local musicians play hits from 60’s to present. Bring chairs or blankets.
Tuesday, August 23
Cornell Cooperative Extension hosts 2011 Fall Gardening Symposium, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hyatt Place Long Island Hotel, 451 E. Main St., Riverhead. Learn about Long Island’s native plants; discover alternatives to invasive ornamental plants and more. Tour in afternoon. Registration fee $65 (includes morning coffee break, lunch and handouts) 727-7850, ext. 337, for information or ccesuffolk.org.
Mystery book discussion ‘The Alienist’ by Caleb Carr, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. It’s 1896 in New York City, Teddy Roosevelt is police commissioner and a serial killer is on the loose. Call Bev Wowak, reader’s adviser, at 298-4134, ext. 6.
‘A History of Hallockville’ presentation/discussion by Herb Strobel, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society’s New Egypt Schoolhouse, Mattituck. Parking off Cardinal Drive. 948-0143.
Book discussion ‘A Year in Provence’ by Peter Mayle, 7-8 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. “Witty and warm hearted” account of author’s escape from Madison Avenue to realize his long cherished dream of buying farmhouse in remote area of France and moving there with his wife. 727-3228.
Teen Movie Night features Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds,’ gates open 7:30 p.m., movie begins 8:15 p.m. at Mattituck High School front lawn, 15125 Main Road. Admission $2, bring blanket or towel for seating; no drinks, food or backpacks allowed. Refreshments sold. Sponsored by North Fork Alliance and Mattituck Booster Club. 833-0609.
Wednesday, August 24
Southold Mothers’ Club’s Mom’s Night Out, 7 p.m. at Melissa Dechiaro’s house. Come for appetizer or dessert. RSVP Melissa 298-1820.
Summer Showcase Concert, 7:30 p.m. features Greenport Community Concert Band at Silversmith’s Corner, Town Green, Main Road, Southold. Bring blanket or chair. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church, Main Road. 208-6933.
Thursday, August 25
Preserving it right! 1-3 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Riverhead. See Thursday, Aug. 18.
North Fork premier of award-winning documentary ‘Rejoice & Shout,’ 6 p.m. at Greenport Village Cinema, Front Street, a “jubilant journey through Gospel music history,” introduced by Joe Lauro. 477-0660.
East End Arts hosts Peconic Paddler’s 2nd Annual 70th Birthday Paddle, starting 6 p.m. at Peconic Paddler, 89 Peconic Ave., Riverhead. Attendees participate in 2-hour paddle ride along Peconic River; following the ride, Peconic Paddler will treat participants to birthday party dinner, with food, Long Island wines, bottled beer and canned soda. Peconic Paddler will collect donations as entry fee, and all proceeds go to EEAC. Canoers, kayakers, rowers, and stand-up paddlers, of all levels, welcome to participate. 727-9895, 727-0900.
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