Artist’s Reception for exhibit of paintings by Nella Khanis, Saturday, Aug. 7, 3-5 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. On view through August. 298-4134.
Old Town Art and Crafts Guild art show and sale and chinese auction, Saturday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Village Green in Cutchogue. Call 734-6382 or email [email protected] Rain date Sunday, Aug. 8.
Presentation by oil collage artist John Haubrich, Saturday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at East End Arts Council, Riverhead. Fee $25; members $15; advance registration required. 369-2171.
Call for entries for 45th annual Photography Contest sponsored Friends of Riverhead Library. Open to all photographers. Limit 2 entries, $3 per photo; ages 18 and under and college students $1. Works due at library’s art gallery Saturday, Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Reception Friday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. Call for prospectus: 727-3228, ext. 106.
Call for artists for East End Arts Council’s “Scenes From a Book” juried photography show slated for Sept. 3-Oct. 8 in EEAC’s Riverhead gallery. Guest juror Ann Chwatsky. All photography, digital traditional, manipulated or not. Limit 3 works; $20 per piece or 3/$55. Call for prospectus: 727-0900 or email [email protected] Submissions due Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 26-28.
Oysterponds Historical Society’s annual summer benefit, Saturday, Aug. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at private residence in Orient overlooking Bug Light. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raw bar and more. Tickets $125. RSVP by July 30 to 323-2480.
Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild snow fence show and sale slated for Saturday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on guild grounds in Cutchogue. Shop open until 6 p.m. Call 734-6382 or email [email protected] Rain date Sunday, Aug. 29.
Family Farm Day! Saturday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Charnews Farm, Southold, hosted by Peconic Land Trust and Southold Mothers’ Club. Kid-friendly activities, farm animals, arts and crafts, face painting, straw doll-making, tug-o-war, three-legged race and more. Bring picnic lunch; beverages and baked goods available for purchase. Free. Rain cancels. 283-3195, [email protected]
Movie ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ Friday, Aug. 6, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Directed by Tim Burton, from Walt Disney Pictures. Free; all welcome. 298-4134.
Flicks at the Farm: Thursday Night Movies at Charnews Farm, Southold, at dusk, hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Thursdays, Aug. 12, 19 and 26. Bring picnic supper and blanket or chair; reserve at 283-3195. Free; rain cancels.
Amei Wallach introduces her acclaimed documentary ‘Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine,’ Sunday, Aug. 8, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Free; all welcome. 477-0660.
Food and Drink
Southold Historical Society’s annual Ice Cream Social, Saturday, Aug. 7, 1-4 p.m. at Maple Lane Museum Complex. Hershey’s ice cream, chocolate syrup, children’s games, face painting, hay rides, live music, tours and more. Grilled hot dogs, soda, lemonade and specially-made baked goods available. Entrance to grounds free; food and games require tickets available for purchase on site. 765-5500, southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
Fourth annual Summer Barbecue Extravaganza, Saturday, Aug. 7, 3-8 p.m. at the Corso residence overlooking Long Island Sound, Cutchogue, hosted by The North Fork Animal Welfare League. Hors d’oeuvres, barbecue, cocktails, live music and dancing. Tickets $95; RSVP: 765-1811. Casual attire.
The North Fork Bounty 2010 Eastern Long Island Hospital Gala, Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-8 p.m. at home of Luba and Louis Corso on Oregon Road in Cutchogue. Food prepared by North Fork’s “Top Chefs,” cocktails, raw bar, gourmet cuisine using fresh local produce, desserts by Blue Duck Bakery and Butta’ Cakes. Tickets $175; proceeds benefit Emergency Dept. at ELIH. Luxury raffle and auction prizes featuring fine jewelry and vacation opportunities. 477-5164, www.ELIH.org/Gala.
Fourth annual Seafood Fest to benefit CAST, Sunday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. at the Wharf House at Founders Landing, Southold. Tickets $50, includes complete seafood dinner and complimentary glass of wine or beer. RSVP: 477-1717.
For All Ages
Classic Car Night, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 6-9 p.m. in Greenport’s Mitchell Park. Parking in park next to carousel. Open mic night and music. All welcome; free. 404-2507.
Art and Craft classes for ages 7-14, Saturday, Aug. 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m., features Project Runway Fashion Show; kids model their creations. Taste If You Dare, Thursday, Aug. 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; dry and package your own dip mixes using fresh herbs, flowers and spices at Old Town Art and Crafts Guild, Main Road, Cutchogue. Fee $12; must be received prior to class. 734-6382.
Sea Stories and Crafts with Mira Dougherty-Johnson at East End Seaport Museum, Third Street at Ferry Dock, Greenport: Sea Stories for Tots ages 3-6, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. and for ages 7-9, 1 p.m. features Lighthouses. Class fee $3; includes take-home craft. 477-2100, [email protected]
Jazz Improv evening with masters Billy Johnson and Teddy Charles, Thursday, Aug. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. upstairs in East End Arts Council’s Carriage House studio, 133 East Main St., Riverhead. Fee $10 at door; members and music students free. 369-2171, eastendarts.org.
Summer Showcase Concert Series on Town Green at Silversmith’s Corner, Southold, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. features Rich Stein and the Counter Clockwise Ensemble. Bring seating. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church. Free; donations appreciated. All welcome. 765-3598.
The No Doubt World Famous Riverhead Summer Band’s Twilight Concert Under the Stars, Monday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. on front steps of Pulaski Street School, Riverhead. Marches, Broadway, classical, pops, big band and more. Music director John Eyre. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and insect repellent. Rain location inside. Admission free. 727-6538.
First Friday Open Mic Night With LiZa Coppola, Friday, Aug. 6, 7-10 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. For all ages. Musicians, comics, poets, magicians and storytellers. Hosted by singer/songwriter LiZa Coppola. Free; donations accepted. 765-2626.
The Natural World
North Fork Audubon’s family nature walk led by Bev Prentice, Saturdays through August, meet 9 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Walk through woods to pond and Sound shore, identify trees, wildflowers, ferns, mammals and birds. Weather permitting. No registration; info at 793-0113. Suggested donation $5 family group. [email protected]
What’s In The Water? summer science/nature study program for ages 13-15, Monday-Thursday, Aug. 16-19, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. hosted by North Fork Audubon at Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport. Use scientific methodology and laboratory-quality testing materials to explore freshwater pond habitat, set up experiments, analyze pollutants and more. Bring lunch, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, pencils and camera. Fee $100 for 4 days. Register: 765-9227, [email protected]
Sports and Recreation
New Suffolk Waterfront 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Run, Saturday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m. at New Suffolk Avenue. Registration 7:30 a.m. Pre-race yoga session 8:15 a.m.; race begins 9 a.m. sharp, runs through narrow country roads and ends at waterfront. Awards ceremony 10:30 a.m. Bring family beach gear, kayak and picnic for day at beach. Information/registration: newsuffolkwaterfront.org, 917-961-3014. Co-sponsored by Peconic Land Trust and New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. All proceeds benefit conservation of waterfront.
Northeast Stage presents Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar,’ Friday-Sunday, Aug. 6-8, 7 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport. Directed by A.D. Newcomer, costumes by Joan Chambers, performances by local cast, visual production by local artists. Admission free; bring lawn chair or blanket and cooler. 208-6933, [email protected] Rain location Greenport High School.
‘Twelfth Night By Two,’ Saturday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, Orient. All 12 characters of Shakespeare’s play performed by Aleda Bliss and Rosa Palmeri, directed by Peter Gould. Tickets $15; children $5. [email protected]
North Fork Community Theatre presents 2010 Youth on Stage production ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ through Sunday, Aug. 8. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Evening performances 8 p.m.; matinee 2:30 p.m. Tickets $20; 298-NFCT, wwwNFCT.com.
Tours and Trips
East End Lighthouses Off Shore Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, Aug 7, visits all 12 area lighthouses in New York and Connecticut. Depart 9 a.m. Greenport/LIRR Ferry Dock. Light breakfast and buffet lunch served. Fee $99 all inclusive. Tour approximately 8 hours. Wear casual attire, boat shoes or sneakers; bring windbreaker or sweater for evening comfort. Pre-registration required: mail check payable to East End Lighthouses, Inc., P.O. Box 21, Greenport, NY 11944 and indicate date of cruise and number of participants. Credit card payment on website. www.eastendlighthouses.org. 406-6180.
The Written Word
Book discussion’The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ by Stieg Larsson, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 4 p.m., led by Bev Wowak at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Rescheduled from Aug. 3. Copies available. 298-4134, ext. 6.
This I Believe, Mondays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 4-5:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing, Greenport. Workshop led by Keith Wheelock for ages 55 and older. Listen to personal beliefs of others and explore your own. Register at Floyd Memorial Library or Peconic Landing. 477-0660.
Book sale at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue: Friday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (dealers welcome 8 a.m.); Saturday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m-4 p.m. (bargain buys 3 p.m.). 734-7569.