North Fork artists are invited to submit work for juried art show sponsored by North Fork Chamber of Commerce Saturday, June 26, at Mitchell Park, Greenport. Deadline extended to June 1. Download prospectus at NorthForkChamber.org; contact Alex Ferrone at 734-8545.
Art auction and spontaneous poetry experience at Giving Room, Southold, Thursday, May 27, 7-10 p.m. to benefit The Retreat Domestic Violence Services. Raffle for portrait by William Steeple Davis artist-in-residence, Annie Wildey; silent art auction. 766-4081, givingroom.net; theretreatinc.org.
Reception for exhibit of works by Roxanne Panero and JoAnne Dumas, Sunday, May 23, 3-5 p.m. at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, Jamesport Manor Inn. Local wines and artisanal cheeses. Offered by East End Arts Council. 727-0900, eastendarts.org. On view through Aug. 4.
Opening reception for ‘First Cut — The Next Generation of Filmmakers,’ Saturday, May 22, 6-8 p.m. at deCordova Studio and Gallery, Greenport. Exhibit of sculpture, painting and film supporting East End Student Film Project. On view through June 27. 477-0620.
Southold Town 5th annual Relay For Life meeting, Monday, May 24, 7 p.m. in auditorium at Mattituck High School. 734-5050, [email protected]
Backyard barbecue bash, Saturday, May 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Islandia Pools Ltd., Riverhead, in partnership with BioGuard Splash for CF, nationwide fundraiser in support of cystic fibrosis patients and their local hospital care centers. Free hot dogs for contributors. 727-6312.
Car Show, Saturday, May 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead, to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. Pre-registerd show cars $15; spectators $5. Featuring 1909 Alco “Black Beast.” [email protected]
Vendors wanted for Southold Fire Department’s annual Craft Fair slated for Saturday, June 19. Call 765-6913.
Vendors wanted for Flea Market and Craft Fair slated for Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch, Flanders. Hosted by Friends of the Big Duck. Fee: $35 for 10 x 10 space. Reserve by May 15: 727-0593, [email protected]
Pressed Flower Candles workshop, Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m.-noon, with Gayle Wagner at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead. For ages 12-adult. Fee: $25; registration and payment due May 20. 727-2881.
East End Arts Council’s 14th annual Riverhead Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, Sunday, May 30, noon-5 p.m. in downtown Riverhead on Main Street between Roanoke Avenue and East Street, and on grounds of EEAC. Street painting, storytelling, musician’s showcase, drumming and dance circle, art activities, performances, artist sale and exhibit, face painting and more. Street painting squares available for purchase day of event: $20, includes materials.eastendarts.org. Rain date Monday, May 31, 2-5 p.m.
Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair, Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead. Co-hosted by Long Island Livestock company. Demonstrations of shearing, wool dying, spinning, weaving, sheep herding and other activities. Sheep, llamas and alpacas on display, workshops and fiber market. Adults $5; under age 12 free. hallockville.com.
‘Fantastic Mr. Fox,’ family movie, with Penny Kelley, Friday, May 21, 4 p.m. at Southold Free Library. 765-2077.
Food and Drink
Family Dinner, Friday, May 21, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, Cutchogue. Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and coffee, “seconds on us.” Adults $15 or 2/$25; children $10. 734-7338.
Scholarship Dinner/Dance, Thursday, May 27, 6:30 p.m., hosted by North Fork Italian-American Club at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue. Chinese auction, full-course meal, music and dancing. Tickets $40. To award $1000 scholarships to deserving seniors from five North Fork high schools. RSVP: 298-1145. All welcome.
Rotary Uncorked, Wednesday, May 26, 6-9 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead. Unique gourmet experience to benefit charities of the Rotary Club of Riverhead. Food from 16 area restaurants, including Farm Country Kitchen, Cooperage Inn and Hizir Baba as well as 12 vineyards and Greenport Brewery. Music by Grant Werner and Jim Hume. Tickets $75; call 727-5900, ext. 34.
Spaghetti Dinner, Friday, May 21, 5-8 p.m., hosted by Flanders Fire Department at firehouse. Tickets, $9; seniors and children under 12, $7. Raffle and door prizes available. 727-0758.
Saints of Shiloh chicken dinner Saturday, May 22, noon-6 p.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, Southold. Dine in, take out. $13. 765-3388.
For Bargain Hunters
Multi-family yard sale, Saturday, May 22, 8 a.m.-noon presented by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council on Cutchogue Village Green. Rain date Sunday, May 23. 734-7122.
Vendors wanted for Flea Market slated for Saturday, May 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Flanders United Methodist Church. Fee $30 for 10 x 10 space. Reserve: 727-2168. 727-5374.
Vendors wanted for community garage sale slated for Saturday, June 5, at First Presbyterian Church, Southold. Fundraiser for Youth Group’s mission trip to Arizona Reservation in July. Vendor tables $25. Call 255-8034, 433-7806.
Vendors wanted for St. Patrick Church’s sixth annual yard sale, Saturday, May 22, 8 a.m.-noon. Proceeds go to youth group’s summer retreat in Steubenville. Reserve space for $25 at 765-6576.
Southold Mothers’ Club: Weekend play date at Teresa’s home, Cutchogue, Saturday, May 22, 10:30 a.m. [email protected] SMC Yard Sale, Saturday, May 29, 8 a.m.-noon at 6800 Alvah’s Lane, Cutchogue. Household items, furniture, clothes, shoes, books and more. Sale benefits SMC; 10 percent of proceeds donated to SMC’s Relay for Life team to benefit American Cancer Society. Clean items in good condition wanted: 734-2670, [email protected]
For History Buffs
Illustrated talk on historic ‘James Port’ painting, Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m. at Jamesport Meeting House.Presented by Fred Bender and Richard Wines. All welcome. 722-5170.
Civil War PowerPoint presentaton, Tuesday, May 25, 7 p.m. at New Egypt Schoolhouse, Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society, Mattituck. Judy Hallock reads excerpts from letters of young Confederate soldier from Alabama to his wife. 298-1930.
Senior Health and Wellness Fair Wednesday, May 26, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Southold Town Senior Services, Mattituck. Free information, fun, raffles. 298-4460.
The South Shore Syncopators perform Saturday, May 22, 8 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, Orient, a re-creation of a 1930 radio broadcast performed by 1920s-1930s 10-piece dance orchestra with five vocalists. Presented by Oysterponds Community Activities at Poquatuck Hall, Orient. Tickets, $30 per person, available at Orient Country Store, but seating is limited. For information, call 323-2720.
Heart for Haiti — Music to Move the Soul benefit concerts, Saturday, May 22, 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 23, 3 p.m., in Sanctuary at Mattituck Presbyterian Church. Cast includes musicians from Haiti, Jamaica and the East End. Free-will offering; seating first come, first served. All proceeds help fund relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti. Event features sales of original art by Haitian and local artists before and after the show. 298-4145.
Downtown Dance Party, Saturday, May 22, 8-11 p.m., organized by East End Arts Council at 121 E. Main St., Riverhead, in conjunction with its Storefront Gallery Exhibit. Live music by Center Stage. Advance $15 (until May 20); at door $20. Pub food by Digger O’Dell’s Fine Food and Spirits; cash bar. 727-0900, eastendarts.org.
Vocalist/songwrter Jeanine Cullen performs Saturday, May 22, 8 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Jazz, neo-soul and pop. Duggested donation $10; members $8; full-time students $5; Refreshmengts and observing follow (weather permitting). 765-2626.
The Natural World
Field trip to Jamesport State Park and Hallockville Farm Fields, Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m., with MaryLaura Lamont. Hosted by Eastern Long Island Audubon Society. Peak migration time for neotropical birds including thrushes vireos, warblers and more. Fee $5 to benefit Hallockville Museum Farm. 298-5292.
North Fork Audubon’s Tuesdays With Tom — Orient Point County Park, Tuesday, May 25; meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport. Look for late migrating birds and signs of early nesting. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected]
St. Agnes Parish Council’s walk at North Fork Audubon Society, Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. Meet at at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport. Twenty-minute walk to beach, spiritual reflection with Father Tom and walk back to parking lot. Dress appropriately; wear hat and bring water. 477-0048.
Group for the East End: Invasive Species Hunt/Hike through Arshamomaque Pond Preserve, Southold, Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Key card and map provided. Families welcome. RSVP: 765-6450, ext. 211, [email protected] Fifteenth annual Fauna-Thon, Saturday, May 22, all day and part of night, entire East End. Group staffers and friends seek out and list mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and dragonflies. Join a team or make one, or pledge a donation. All proceeds support Group’s environmental education programs. 765-6450, ext. 205, [email protected]
Peconic Land Trust: Guided Woodland Walk at Sabin Preserve, Riverhead, Saturday, May 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Dr. Ron Abrams leads exploration of physiography and ecology of wetland and surrounding buffer. Light box lunch offered following walk, courtesy of Tanger. Fee $5; limit 20 attendees. Reservations required: 283-3195, [email protected] Heavy rain cancels. Shellfisher Preserve Tour and Tasting, Saturday, May 22, 3-4:30 p.m. with manager Greg Rivara. Tasting of Peconic Pearl oysters with local wine follows tour. Fee $10; limit 20 attendees. Reservations required: 283-3195, [email protected] Chowder Festival at the Beach, New Suffolk, Saturday, May 29, noon-2 p.m. Meet at old Galley Ho for samples of locally prepared chowder, barbecue, live music and children’s activities. Donations accepted. Co-sponsored by New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. Rain date Sunday, May 30. 283-3195, [email protected]
Sports and Recreation
Soccer Fun Night Friday, May 21, for girls and boys grades 6-12. Drills, friendly competition, prizes refreshments; coaches to discuss Mercy soccer program. Mercy soccer fields and stadium, Riverhead. 727-5900.
Riverhead Youth Soccer Clinic, Saturday, May 22, 2-6:30 p.m. at Stotzky Park.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘110 in the Shade,’ throughMay 30. Musical based on Richard Nash play “The Rainmaker,” with songs by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m. Free pre-performance reception Thursdays, 7 p.m. Tickets $20. 298-NFCT, nfct.com.
Tours and Trips
Newport Flower Show and Tour of Elms Mansion, Saturday, June 26, sponsored by Friends of Cutchogue-New Suffolk and Mattituck-Laurel libraries. Orient ferry departs 8 a.m.; return on 5 p.m. ferry. Fee $80, includes transportation, entrance fees, mansion tour, lunch and gratuities. Tickets available at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. 734-8067.