Lecture and Artist Talk, Sunday, June 27, 3 p.m. at Art Sites Gallery, Riverhead. Collaborative project with Guild Hall and North Fork Arts Project. PowerPoint presentation by NFAP director Joyce Beckenstein about landscape artists exploring man’s intrusion on nature; coincides with exhibition “Adam Straus: A Little Bit of Retrospection.” Following presentation, art critic/writer/filmmaker Amei Wallach speaks with Mr. Straus about his work. 591-2401.
North Fork Chamber of Commerce Juried Art Show 2010, Saturday, June 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mitchell Park, Greenport. All welcome. 734-8545.
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.
Classes and Workshops
Cameras, Computers and Downloading, Tuesday, June 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Learn how to archive and share digital photos. Offered by Southold Town Department of Recreation. Fee $50; residents $40. register at center’s location on Peconic Lane. 298-4134.
‘The Young Victoria,’ Friday, June 25, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. PG-13. Story of romance, intrigue and power based on courtship and early reign of England’s longest-serving monarch. PG. Free. 298-4134.
Family movie night, Friday, June 25, 4 p.m. for all ages, with Penny Kelley at Southold Free Library. Choose a favorite Disney film. 765-2077.
Food and Drink
Family dinner ‘seconds on us,’ Friday, June 25, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, Cutchogue. Fried chicken, baked macaroni, peas and mushrooms, dessert and coffee. Adults $15 or 2/$25; children $10. 734-7338.
For All Ages
Annual Peconic Amateur Radio Club Field Day, Saturday, June 26, 2-8 p.m. and Sunday, June 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Horton Point Lighthouse Park, Southold. Event is climax of week-long Amateur Radio Week, sponsored by ARRL national association for amateur radio. All welcome. 734-5121.
For Bargain Hunters
Community yard sale, Saturday, July 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Mattituck, to benefit Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach Program. Donation items may be dropped off at church parking lot Friday, July 2 after 3 p.m. and before 7 a.m. day of sale. No clothing. 727-6831, 727-7973.
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]
Old Town Art and Crafts Guild, Cutchogue: Antique show on lawn, Saturday, June 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain date Sunday, June 27. Snow fence show and sale on guild grounds, Saturday, July 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain date Sunday, July 4. 734-6382, oldtownguild.com.
Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society’s annual yard sale of antiques and collectibles, Saturday, July 3, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on museum grounds in Mattituck. Furniture, aeronautical magazines, handmade crafts, plants, herbs and baked goods. Donation $1 at entrance. Rain date Sunday, July 4. 298-1930.
Southold Mothers’ Club: Weekend new moms’ playgroup, Saturday, June 26, 10:30 a.m. at Beth Winter’s house. RSVP: [email protected] Brunch picnic weekend toddler playgroup, Sunday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.-noon at Tasker Park, Peconic. Bring food to share and blanket. [email protected]
For History Buffs
History on Foot, Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m.-noon, walking tour of Cutchogue Village begins at Village Green, led by local historian Jim Grathwohl in celebration of Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council’s 50th anniversary. Hear stories of legendary local characters and more. English tea reception with sweets and savories in historic Red Barn concludes tour. Donation $5 to support council’s educational programs. Tickets limited; reservations required: 734-2608.
A Stitch In Time –What We Wore 1776-1976 exhibit opens Saturday, June 26, 2-5 p.m. at Oysterponds Historical Society, Orient. On view Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. through Sept. 26. 323-2480.
In the Garden
Create a Patio Planter with Edible Plants, Saturday, June 26, 10-11:30 a.m. at Charnews Farm, Southold. Hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Bring 18 inch container; meet Walter Gaipa from Garden Fusion of East Marion who will provide certified organic soil, edible plants, herbs, vegetables and flowers. Fee $25 includes plants and soil. RSVP: 283-3195, [email protected] Rain or shine.
‘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.
Taste of Blues II benefit concert features The Sunnyland Jazz Band with Special Guests, Friday, June 25, 7-10 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead. Tickets $20 at vail-leavitt.org or at door. 727-5782. Proceeds support Riverhead Blues and Music Festival.
The Natural World
Paddle and Wildlife Search on Arshamomaque Pond in Southold,Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m.-noon with Group for the East End. Bring your own boat and binoculars; fun for entire family. RSVP: 765-6450, ext. 208, [email protected]
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.
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 4-5 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, July 22 and 29, 5:15 p.m. in community room at Congregation Tifereth Israel, Greenport. Final 2 sessions focus on “My Mother’s Sabbath Days” by Chaim Grade. Moderated by Rabbi Myron Fenster. All welcome. 477-0813.