Painting classes at East End Arts Council: Watercolor workshop with Marilyn Gartelmann,Wednesday, May 12, 1-4 p.m. Fee $45; members $36. Botanical art with Barbara Stype, Thursdays, May 6-20, 6-8 p.m. Fee $90; members $72. Plein Air watercolor with Michael Killelea, Tuesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee $65; members $45. 369-2171.
Open House, Sunday, May 2, noon-3 p.m. at North Fork Animal Welfare League’s new shelter facility, Peconic, in celebration of Be Kind to Animals Week. Shelter tours, light refreshments. All welcome. Donations of peanut butter, canned cat food, blankets, liquid laundry soap, sheets, dishwasher soap, towels, dog biscuits and more appreciated.
North Shore Horse Rescue barn sale and open house, Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Baiting Hollow. Rain date Sunday, May 2. Music, pony rides and bargains. Proceeds benefit rescue program. 334-8258.
Winery event to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Friday, April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Clovis Point Winery, Jamesport. Donation $25; at door or in advance. RSVP to Lisa Azzato, 886-1357, [email protected]
Volunteers needed to make raffle baskets for Cutchogue Canine Classic slated for Saturday, May 15, at Castello di Borghese Vineyards. All proceeds benefit local animal rescue groups and Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. To donate time or items call 734-8052 or 903-9818.
Charity Golf Outing, Thursday, May 13 at Calverton Links Golf Course hosted by Mainstream House Recovery Homes for Men. Lunch, golf, clam bar hour and dinner. Fee $140; foursome $540. 764-3003.
Movie ‘Crude’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Epic story of controversial legal case. PG-13. Free. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
Culinary Tour, Wednesday, May 12, 5-6:30 p.m. features “Thailand/Bok Choy” with Paula Croteau at Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, 1450 South Harbor Road, Southold. Students learn how to use Asian greens in soups, salads and stir-fry dishes. Class fee $20; residents $15. 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.
Annual Ladies Luncheon, Saturday, May 8, noon-4 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue, hosted by St. Isidore School. Appetizer, salad, choice of entrÃ e, soda, coffee, tea and dessert; cash bar and chinese auction. Tickets $40; first 100 sold include free sheet of tickets for auction ($20 value). 727-1650, 369-4342.
Mother/Daughter Breakfast and chinese auction, Saturday, May 8, 8 a.m. at Polish Hall, Riverhead, hosted by Women’s Ministry Fellowship. Tickets $20. 369-3949, 208-3908, 283-0205.
Southold Free Library: Meet Mr. L’Hommedieu and Friends, Friday, April 30, 4 p.m. for grades 4-6; meet on steps of First Presbyterian Church for program at Old Burying Ground, led by Melissa Andruski. Rain date Friday, May 7, 4 p.m. 765-2077. Cinco de Mayo Salsa-making Program, Wednesday, May 5, 4-5 p.m. for grades 3-6, with Dana and Penny. Fee $4. 765-2077.
Spa Science, Saturday, May 1, 3-5 p.m. at Long Island Science Center, Riverhead. For Mom, Dad, caregiver and kids. Create your own soap, bath fizz and lip balm. Complimentary snacks and punch. Parent-child package $22; additional sibling/friend $18. Register: 208-8000.
Southold Mothers’ Club: Kites and Bubbles at Veterans Memorial Park, Mattituck, Friday, April 30, noon. Bring kites, pails, shovels and picnic lunch. Weather permitting.
Rock and Roll Boot Camp with The Contractors Band, Friday, April 30, 7-9 p.m. for ages 12-18 in Southold High School Auditorium. Jam with professional musicians, tips on vocal performance, how to compose a set list and more. Musical experience not required. Register by April 26: 298-7642.
Spring movie night features ‘The Blind Side,’ Friday, April 30, 5:30 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
Teen movie night features ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for grades 6+, Friday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. at Southold Free Library. Free. 765-2077.
Babysitting Workshop, Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Register: 298-4134.
In the Garden
ELIH Auxiliary annual plant sale; order by Saturday, May 1, pick up Saturday, May 8, 9-11 a.m. at The Opportunity Shop, Greenport or Latham’s Farm Stand, East Marion. Hearty flowering annuals, flats of geraniums or regular impatiens, hanging baskets and more. 477-2047.
The No Doubt World Famous Monday Night Band, Sunday, May 2, 2 p.m. in Howard Hovey Auditorium at Pulaski Street School, Riverhead. 2010 Scholarship Winners Concert features Louis Lafata on clarinet; Angelina Modica on flute; Sara Rice on bassoon; performing works by Henry Fillmore, Percy Grainger, Flank Loesser, John Philip Sousa and more. Musical director John Eyre. Free. Donations gratefully accepted. 727-6538.
The Arts in Southold Town presents The Ramsey Lewis Trio, Saturday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. at Southold High School Auditorium. Composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis has been called “the great performer” for his sophisticated, superb jazz and other musical forms. Tickets $45; reserve (MasterCard and Visa) and information: 734-6320. Tickets also available for cash/check at Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery, Mattituck; Peconic Liquors, Cutchogue; Old Country Charm, Southold; JET’s Dream, Greenport; Barth’s Drugstore, Riverhead.
North Fork Chorale Spring Concerts presents Irish Aires, Patriotic Anthems, Show Tunes and Gilbert and Sullivan selections, Friday, April 30, 8 p.m. at Southold Presbyterian Church; Saturday, May 1, 8 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church; Sunday, May 2, 3 p.m. at Orient Congregational Church. 323-3523.
The Natural World
North Fork Audubon’s Tuesdays With Tom, Tuesday, May 4; meet 8 a.m. at Mattituck Shopping Center parking lot. All day birding trip to Jamaica Bay and Fort Tilden. Dinner in Howard Beach. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected]
Movers in the Sky: Comets, Meteoroids and Asteroids, Monday, May 3, 7-8:30 p.m. at Southold Free Library. Presentation by former NASA consultant Kevin Manning. 765-2077.
Are We Alone in the Universe? Saturday, May 1, 8 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Discussion with Dr. Urszula Golebiewska. Suggested donation $13; members $10; full-time students $5. Refreshments and observing (weather permitting) follow. 765-2626.
Sports and Recreation
Tucker Bowl, Friday, April 30, 7-9 p.m., sponsored by Mattituck High School SADD Club. Competition between students and faculty; volleyball, paintball, dodgeball and scooter relays; student entertainment. Proceeds help fund CAST and prevention activities for students. All welcome. 298-8460.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘110 in the Shade,’ May 13-30. Musical based on Nash play ‘The Rainmaker” with songs by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Evening shows 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m. Free pre-performance reception Thursdays, 7 p.m. Tickets: 298-NFCT, nfct.com.
Riverhead Blue Masques presents musical ‘Fame!’ Friday-Saturday, April 30-May 1, 8 p.m. at Riverhead High School. Tickets $10; seniors $5. 369-6727.
Northeast Stage presents ‘Edward Albee’s Occupant,’ Saturday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. at Creation Station Black Box Theater behind Cutchogue Methodist Church. Staged reading by Jere Jacob and Thomas DeWolfe. Donation $10; all proceeds benefit Shakespeare-in-the-Park program. 477-2972, 208-6933, [email protected] Reservations optional.
The Written Word
Book discussion ‘Founding Mothers’ by Cokie Roberts, Thursday, May 6, 10:30 a.m. at Southold Free Library. Led by Caroline MacArthur. 765-2077.
Alyson Richman reads from her book ‘The Mask Carver’s Son,’ Friday, April 30, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing’s Brecknock Hall, part of East End Arts Council’s cultural programming. Fee $10; EEAC members $5. Register: 369-2171.