Opening reception for SCCC Student Art Exhibit, Thursday, April 22, 4-6 p.m. at Lyceum Gallery in Orient Building, Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead. Works include portraits, landscapes, still lifes, abstraction and more. On view through May 14. 451-4256.
Reception for ‘Caribbean Vibe,’ photographs by Joan Larsen Wozniak, Tuesday, April 20, 7-8 p.m. at Riverhead Town Hall. On view through June 1. East End Arts Council curated show. www.photojoan.com.
Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary raffle; win new 2010 Jeep Patriot Sport from Mullen Motors or $10,000 cash. Tickets $50; limited to first 900 received. Winning ticket drawn Monday, May 10 at noon. Call 477-5463.
Second annual Casino Night to benefit Kim Haeg, Thursday, April 22, 7-11 p.m. at Raphael Vineyard and Winery, Peconic. Casino games, raffles, prizes, music, food, dancing, full bar and more. Tickets $75; table of 10, $700. Call 765-6856 or 729-1061.
Tall Ship Adventure with ELIH and The Twigs (hospital’s newest auxiliary), Saturday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. in Greenport Harbor. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on famous ship HMS Bounty from 1960’s movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” starring Marlon Brando. Includes live music and tours. Space limited; reservations required. Tickets $50; call 477-5164. Proceeds benefit patient services at Eastern Long Island Hospital.
Dominican Sisters Family Health Service benefit dinner, Sunday, April 25, at Meeting House Creek Inn, Aquebogue. Two sittings: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets $30 + gratuity; ages 12 and under, $15 + gratuity. Reserve at 728-0937.
Mattituck-Cutchogue PTSA Fashion Show, Thursday, April 29, 5:30-10 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue. Fashions by Renee’s and Chaps Corner, Erica’s of Hampton Bays, Dress Barn, Betsey Johnson and more. Event includes chinese auction. Tickets $48; available in Mattituck High School lobby Monday, April 12, 6:30-8 p.m.; Tuesday, April 13, 2:30-4 p.m.; Wednesday April 14, 5-7 p.m. 734-2718, 734-6321.
Southold Town 5th annual Relay For Life meeting, Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m. at Mattituck High School. 734-5050, [email protected]
‘Good Lessons From Bad Women,’ Sunday, April 18, 2 p.m. at Southold Free Library. Dorothy Leeds performs energetic, devilish romp. Free. 765-2077.
‘The Queen,’ Friday, April 16, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Rated PG; Dame Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II following tragic death of Princess Diana. Free. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
Flounder and chicken dinner with live jazz, Saturday, April 24, at Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Sittings at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Takeout available. Adults $17; kids under age 10, $7. For tickets call Mary at 734-6033 or email [email protected]
Italian Night, Sunday, April 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Aquebogue, to benefit school. Adults $12; seniors $10; under age 12, $6. Proceeds to be matched by Thrivent for Lutherans. Tickets at door or call 722-4000, ext. 10. Takeout available.
90th anniversary luncheon for Daughters of the American Revolution, Suffolk Chapter, Saturday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. at North Fork Country Club, Cutchogue. Lunch served at noon. All welcome. Tickets $32, available at 298-4090 before April 7. No tickets at door.
Chicken Dinner, Wednesday, April 21, noon-8 p.m., hosted by Rotary Club of Southold at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Tickets $18 + gratuity; available from any Southold Rotarian or at door. Proceeds benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Eastern Long Island Hospital, club’s high school scholarship program, holiday food basket program and other worthy endeavors. [email protected]
For All Ages
Folk dancing afternoon, Sunday, April 18, 2 p.m. hosted by East End Jewish Community Council at Temple Israel of Riverhead. Experts Natalie and Fred Weinstein entertain and teach folk dances; light refreshments. All welcome. 369-5997, [email protected].
For Bargain Hunters
Springtime Antiques Flea Market and Bake Sale, Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Old Town Art and Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. Free admission. Oldtownguild.com, [email protected]
Poetry Tea Party Just for Kids, Sunday, April 18, 1-3 p.m. at East End Arts Council, Riverhead, with Julie Sheehan. Fee $10; EEAC members $5. Register: 369-2171.
Southold Mothers’ Club is collecting gently used toys and children’s books for its Toy and Book Sale slated for Saturday, April 24, 8 a.m.-noon at West Mill Road, Mattituck. Call Linda at 433-4946 to arrange drop-off of items. Leftover toys will be donated to charity. SMC Events: Mom’s Enrichment Seminar: Healthy Living, Friday, April 16, 7 p.m., hosted by Cindy Cichanowicz at Southold Free Library. RSVP: [email protected] Safari Adventure Indoor Play in Riverhead, Monday, April 19, 12:30 p.m. Special prices for SMC members. RSVP: [email protected] Relay for Life Southold Town meeting, Monday, April 19, 7 p.m. at Mattituck High School. Join SMC team. RSVP: [email protected] Atlantis Marine World Aquarium in Riverhead, Wednesday, April 21, 11 a.m. RSVP: 734-2183, [email protected]
For History Buffs
Opening of ‘A Brief History of Dolls’ exhibit, Saturday, April 17, 1-4 p.m. in Mayne Gallery in Ann Currie-Bell House at Southold Historical Society. On view through May 30. 765-5500.
Spring Movie Night features ‘New Moon,’ newest Twilight installment, Friday, April 16, 5:30 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
In the Garden
Creating Raised Beds for the Vegetable Garden, Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m.-noon at Charnews Farm, Southold, hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Learn how to use a small backyard space to feed a family for 8 months. Program discusses organic principles of building soil fertility through double digging, composting and soil building, and more. Fee $5; Rain location inside barn. RSVP: 283-3195, [email protected] With Trust’s North Fork Stewardship manager Denise Markut.
Robbie K and Friends, Saturday, April 17, 2 p.m. at Cutchogue Elementary East School gym. Interactive, danceable concert for entire family. Sponsored by East End Education Enrichment Coalition (4EC). Free. 298-4134.
Song Swap, Saturday, April 17, 7 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, Orient, hosted by Oysterponds Community Activities. Local musicians share favorite traditional and contemporary songs in old-time hootenanny. Organized by Gideon D’Arcangelo and Anne MacKay of Orient. Admission $10. Light refreshments served; BYOB. Proceeds help fund renovation of floor in Poquatuck Hall.
The Natural World
With Peconic Land Trust: Birds and Botany, Saturday, April 24, 8:30-11 a.m. at Trust’s Wolf Preserve, Hogs Neck, Southold with noted orinthologist John Turner and marine botanist Steve Schott, who lead exploration of trails and wetlands. Bring binoculars to view migratory songbirds. Cosponsored by Trust and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. Fee $5; rain cancels. Limit first 25 respondees; reserve at 286-3195, [email protected] Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Indian Island County Park, Riverhead. Fun day for families; events included guided nature walks, fishing, birding, kayaking along Peconic River, trail clean-ups, live presentations with birds of prey, face-painting, entertainment and interactive exhibits hosted by local environmental organizations. Admission free. Refreshments available for purchase. Rain cancels. 854-4949.
Build a Nest Box! Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.-noon at Group for the East End, Southold. Learn how to attract native birds to your backyard including screech owls, woodpeckers and house wrens. Free; materials and tools supplied. Bring a hammer. Reserve at 765-6450, [email protected]
Tuesdays With Tom — Piping Plover Nest Sites on the North Fork, Tuesday, April 20, 8 a.m. Meet at North Fork Audubon’s Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected]
Uncovering Alcor’s Secret, Saturday, April 17, 8 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Presentation by Custer student member Neil Zimmerman about discovery of companion star to Alcor, familiar star in the Big Dipper. Suggested donation $13; members $10; full-time students $5. Refreshments and observing (weather permitting) follow. All welcome. 765-2626.
Sports and Recreation
Kayaking on Long Island, Monday, April 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Southold Free Library. Lecture and PowerPoint presentation by Nick DeNezzo. Free. 765-2077.
‘The Curious Savage’ by John Patrick performed by Mattituck High School students, Friday-Saturday, April 16-17, 7:30 p.m. in school auditorium. Comedic play about Ethel P. Savage, whose husband recently died and left her 10 million dollars. Admission $7; seniors/students $5. 298-8460.
Tours and Trips
Breakfast and casino trip hosted by St. Agnes R.C. Church, Saturday, April 17: bagels, coffee and tea at St. Agnes 8:30 a.m.; depart on Sea Jet 10 a.m., return 7 p.m. Fee $32.50; includes ferry transportation, motor coach connection, up to $33 Mohegan Sun casino bonus. Does not include ferry fuel surcharge. Reserve 2 weeks in advance. Stop by rectory in Greenport 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 477-0048.
The Written Word
Friends of Library Book Sale, Wednesday, April 21, 3-6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Poetry Slam, Sunday, April 25, 1 p.m., sponsored by North Fork Reform Synagogue and Congregation Tifereth Israel at Tifereth Israel, Greenport. Poets of all ages and languages are invited to read original work; limit 5 minutes each. Register: 477-6530, [email protected] or 765-6182, [email protected] Bring 5 copies of reading. No entry fee. Provide translation if language is not English.