Fine Art and Antiques Auction, Saturday, June 19, 11 a.m. at Peconic Landing, Greenport, to benefit Oysterponds Historical Society. Guest auctioneer is Henry Broggi of South Bay Auctions. Preview Friday, June 18, noon-8 p.m. with wine and cheese, and on sale day 9-10:45 a.m. Offerings include 1830s mahogany secretary, Federal-style inlaid mahogany chest of drawers, Herter easy chair, antique glass, silver, nautical items, iron, quilts, china, paintings by North Fork artists Whitney Hubbard and William Steeple Davis, engravings by Rembrandt, fine art by local artists and more. 323-2480, oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org.
Oysterponds Historical Society Lottery has only 300 tickets at $100 each, with grand prize of $10,000. Drawing at North Fork Fresh Summer Sampling party at Web House lawn, Saturday, June 19; need not be present to win. Tickets at 323-2480 or Orient Country Store.
Casablanca Nights East End Hospice Summer Gala 2010, Saturday, June 26, 7-11 p.m. at Sandacres Estate, Quogue. Cocktails and dinner by Starr Boggs; music by The Sean Fleming Band; silent and live auctions, games of chance and more. Festive attire. Tickets $100-$500. RSVP by June 21. 288-7080.
East End Lions Club 12th annual Guide Dog Golf Outing fundraiser, Monday, June 28, at Island’s End Golf and Country Club, Greenport. Fee $150; includes lunch, shotgun start 1 p.m., cocktails and buffet 6 p.m., awards ceremony, 50/50 and raffle prizes. 291-1036, 734-6007.
Benefit dinner/chinese auction, Wednesday, June 30, at Eagles Landing Caterers at Calverton Links Golf Course, hosted by breast cancer survivor Lauren Gregory to benefit Susan G. Komen 3-Day For the Cure walk in Washington D.C. in October. Tickets $50; includes appetizers, glass of champagne, 3-course meal, beer and wine tastings, DJ, 50/50 raffle, chinese auction, prizes and more. 655-2764, eagleslandingfundraiser.weebly.com.
Dayspring Dance and Performing Arts production ‘Alice, Classic Twist II,’ Friday-Saturday, June 18-19, 7:30 p.m. at Living Waters Full Gospel Church, Aquebogue. Tickets: adults $15; seniors and children under 12, $12. 722-4969.
Ninth annual East End Voters Coalition’s Juneteenth Celebration!! Saturday, June 19, noon at Stotzky Park, Riverhead. Free barbecue picnic lunch, DJ, speakers, steel drum group, essay contest winners and more. Rain date Sunday, June 20. 284-3069, 369-4642, 369-0627.
Great Games Day, Saturday, June 19, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Southold Indian Museum grounds. Toys and games for the whole family; bring picnic and blanket. Ribbon wands, hoop games, bubbles, lacrosse target shoot, puzzles, tossing games, crafts and more. Admission $5. All proceeds benefit museum’s education and preservation programs. Coincides with opening of summer exhibit ‘Games: Here, There and Everywhere.’ Visitors who attend exhibit reception receive pass at admissions table. 765-5777, [email protected]
Fifty-sixth annual Mattituck Lions Club and Capital One Financial Strawberry Festival, Friday-Sunday, June 18-20, at Strawberry Fields, Mattituck. Friday, June 18, 5-11 p.m.: Daiquiris, shortcake and dipped berries, international food court, rides and amusements, arts and crafts, music, 6:30-10:30 p.m., fireworks 9 p.m. All admissions $2; ages 5 and under free. Ride bracelets $25, single rides available. Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.: Events include crowning of 2010 Strawberry Queen 3 p.m., fresh berry and plant sale. Adults and children 12+ $5; ages 5-11 $2; ages 4 and under free. Two pay-one-price bracelet plans $25. Sunday, June 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Big Buck raffle drawing 3 p.m. adults and children 12+ $5; ages 5-11 $2; ages 4 and under free. Ride bracelets $25, single rides available. No pets or alcohol allowed. mattituckstrawberryfestival.org.
‘The Blind Side,’ Friday, June 18, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. PG-13. Compelling true story about African-American teen taken in by rich white family in Tennessee. Free. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
North Fork Fresh Summer Sampling, Saturday, June 19, 5-7 p.m. at historic Webb House, Poquatuck Park, Village Lane, Orient, hosted by Oysterponds Historical Society. Local wines and specialty foods by North Fork Table, Catapano Dairy Farm, Orient by the Sea, A Taste of the North Fork, Salamander’s General Store, The Candyman, Southold Fish Market, Oysterponds Farm, Orient Inn, Young Widows’ Farm and Orient Shellfish Company. Tickets $65; attendance limited. Proceeds benefit society. 323-2480.
Potluck luncheon follows 11 a.m. Friends of Library meeting, Thursday, June 24, at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Open to public; all welcome. 298-4134.
For Bargain Hunters
Vendors wanted for Greenport Rotary Club’s 19th annual Art and Crafts Fair slated for Sunday, July 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Capital One Bank Parking Lot, Greenport. Rent space $50; must provide your own table. Set up 8 a.m. No rain date. 765-3609, [email protected]
Vendors wanted for Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society’s annual yard sale of antiques and collectibles slated for Saturday, July 3, on museum grounds in Mattituck. 298-0022.
Southold Fire Department’s annual Craft Fair, Saturday, June 19. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in main house. 765-6913.
Southold Mothers’ Club: Meeting/playdate, Friday, June 18, 12:30 p.m. at Tonya’s house to plan 10th annual SMC Auction. Bring bags lunch; kids may have picnic outside, weather permitting. RSVP: [email protected] Tour of Southold Fish Market, Tuesday, June 22, 11:30 a.m. RSVP: [email protected] Beach play date, Thursday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.-noon at Goose Creek Beach, Southold. Bring towels umbrella, toys and sunblock. Parking permit required. [email protected]
For History Buffs
Opening reception for ‘Best Seats in the House: The Chairs of Hallockville,’ Friday, June 18, 5-7 p.m. in Trubisz Little House, Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead. Exhibit presents view of social and cultural history 1771-1900s as told through chairs, curated by Richard Wines, Nancy Gilbert and Mary Anne Huntington. Includes a chair “treasure” hunt in the Homestead. All welcome. 298-5292, hallockville.com.
Indians of Long Island, Tuesday, June 22, 7 p.m., illustrated talk by Dr. Strong of Southold Indian Museum, at Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society New Egypt Schoolhouse, Mattituck. Free; all welcome. 298-1930.
Lectures and Seminars
Intro to the Mac, Thursday, June 24, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Lecture/demo covers elements of the computer, tools, toolbars, how to get online and more. Fee $5; register at circulation desk. All welcome. 298-4134.
‘Radio Nights: The Big Broadcast of 2010,’ Sunday, June 27, 3 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead, presented by the Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island. Features music of 1920s-1930s performed by 15 vocalists and the South Shore Syncopators 10-piece dance orchestra, and an authentic “radio announcer.” Evening of music, comedic banter and hot jazz includes songs made famous by Al Jolson, Paul Whiteman, the Boswell Sisters and others. Tickets $20; students/seniors $15. Available at 516-795-7745, gilbert-and-sullivan.net and at door if not sold out. All proceeds benefit Opera Company.
Opera of the Hamptons presents ‘From Opera to Broadway,’ Saturday, June 19, 7 p.m. at Duck Walk Vineyards North, Southold. Features soprano Maria Ciccaglione, mezzo soprano Hayden DeWitt, tenor Benjamin Michael Sloman and baritone Richard Hobson. Music director Atarah Hazzan; artistic director Barbara Giancola. Tickets: advance $45; priority $55; at door $55. 728-8804, [email protected], operaofthehamptons.org.
Performance Works by percussionist and composer Rick Sacks, Friday-Saturday, June 18-19, 7:30 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, Orient, presented by Oysterponds Community Activities. Admission at door $20; seating limited. Proceeds benefit restoration of Poquatuck Hall. 323-1378.
Sports and Recreation
Riverhead Cardboard Boat Races, Sunday, June 27, 10 a.m. at Peconic Riverfront behind East End Arts Council building. Registration 10 a.m.; races begin at noon. Sponsored by Riverhead Business Improvement District. Cardboard, duct tape and paint only; complete rules at riverheadBID.org. Awards for prettiest boat, best costumed crew, ugliest boat, best captain, best theme and more. All boats must have a name; all participants must wear approved life jacket/PFD at all times. 727-0048, 208-8159. Rain or shine.
Thirty-first annual Shelter Island 10K Run and 5K Walk, Saturday, June 19, at Shelter Island High School, 33 North Ferry Road. 10K race time 5:30 p.m.; 5K walk time 5:40 p.m. Free Kids Fun Race 4 p.m. Fees: 10K $30; 5K (ages 14+) $25; Fun Walk (under age 14) $15. In-person registration and number pickup at school, Friday, June 18, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 19, noon-4 p.m. Legendary marathoners Joan Benoit Samuelson and Bill Rodgers will run race and greet participants. Awards ceremony follows. Post-race party 7 p.m. at Island Boat Yard features free barbecue for all registered runners and music. Weekend festivities begin Friday, June 18, 5:30-8 p.m. with Pasta Buffet at American Legion Hall; meet and greet world class runners Kim Jones and John Sinclair 7-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit East End Hospice, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch and Shelter Island charities. shelterislandrun.com.
Tours and Trips
East End Lighthouses’ Lighthouse and Maritime History Cruise, Saturday, June 26, depart 3:30 p.m. on Peconic Star II. Fee $95 (members $85) all inclusive. Ages 13-18, $41.25; under age 12 free. Special group rates for 50 or more. 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.
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.
The Written Word
Book discussions at Mattituck-Laurel Library: ‘The Unlikely Spy’ by Daniel Silva, Tuesday, June 29, 4 p.m.; ‘Death at La Fenice’ by Donna Leon, Tuesday, July 13, 4 p.m.; ‘A Drink Before War’ by Dennis Lehane, Wednesday, July 27, 4 p.m. Led by Bev Wowak. Copies available. 298-4134, ext. 6.
Book Club, Thursdays, June 24, July 22 and 29, 5:15 p.m. in community room at Congregation Tifereth Israel, Greenport. June 24 session devoted to Isaac Bashevis Singer’s novel “Shosha”; final 2 sessions focus on “My Mother’s Sabbath Days” by Chaim Grade. Moderated by Rabbi Myron Fenster. All welcome. 477-0813.