Explore the streets and soak up some local color as you learn the history and legends of our quaint village from Cutchogue native and local historian Jim Grathwohl. “History on Foot,” a walking tour of Cutchogue, begins at the Village Green at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 26. The program ends with an English tea and “sweets and savories” reception in the historic Red Barn on the green. Tickets are limited and reservations are required; call 734-2608. The suggested $5 donation will help support the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council’s educational programs.
Also on Saturday, June 26, a little east of the Village Green, the Old Town Art and Crafts Guild will host its summertime antiques fair and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Rain date: June 27.) Featured items include antiques and vintage estate finds, furniture, jewelry, books, nautical items, and other treasures for the home and garden, plus home-baked goods and free lemonade. Admission is free. Call 734-2373.
Congratulations to Jennifer Monahan, who recently completed the annual American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure 75-mile cycling event. As a volunteer road marshal, Jennifer rode the planned routes to help cyclists in need of assistance. About 1,500 riders raised approximately $200,000 for Long Island residents living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Shop ’til you drop! Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church will host a community yard sale on Saturday, July 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Maureen’s Haven homeless outreach program. There will be household items, small furniture, pots and pans, glasses and dishes, lamps, games, books, baby stuff, gently used toys and stuffed animals, fresh baked goods and refreshments. Help make a difference in the lives of those who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. Donated items (no clothing please!) will be accepted at 3 p.m. Friday, July 2, in the church parking lot. For information, call 727-6831 or 727-7973.
Hear Sister Pat Duffy speak about “Angels Knocking at Our Door: Growing in Awareness and Inner Peace” during a summer tea for women July 14 at 1 p.m. at the Duffy home on Nassau Point (flat shoes are suggested). Donation of $25 per person. To register send your name, address, phone and/or e-mail address with a $25 check payable to Renewal Resources, P.O. Box 155, Moriches, NY 11955. Directions will be sent upon registration. Call 395-1271 or contact [email protected] for more information.
This week at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library: intermediate Microsoft Excel class, Tuesday, June 29, 6-7:30 p.m.; and yoga with Rosemary, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. for 10 weeks starting July 1, $60 for series. Registration required. Stop by the mezzanine gallery to see work by local artist Henry Stasiukiewicz.
As we usher in summer, I leave you with the words of Sir John Lubbock: “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
Have a good week!