Opening reception for ‘Self as Subject’ juried painting/drawing show, Friday, June 11, 5-7 p.m at East End Arts Council gallery, Riverhead. On view through July 16. 727-0900, eastendarts.org.
Riverhead Town Relay for Life, Saturday, June 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Stotsky Park, includes special Bark for Life noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners. Dog contests, including best owner look-like, best costume, musical sit, longest/shortest tail or ears, best tail wagger, hula hoop jump and minute-to-win-it. Contests 3/$10. Relay features games, face painting, music, survivors dinner, luminaria ceremony and more.
Luncheon and Fashion Show fundraiser, Tuesday, June 15, noon-4 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue, sponsored by Saddle Lakes Cancer Support Group, Riverhead. Proceeds benefit Through An Angel’s Eyes Foundation for Retinoblastoma and American Cancer Society. Event includes chinese auction, door prizes and raffle. Fashions by Renee’s of Mattituck. Tickets $40. RSVP: 369-2545.
Suffolk Community College Foundation’s 27th annual Charles F. Kelly Jr. Memorial Golf Classic, Thursday, June 17 at Great Rock Golf Club, Wading River. Tournament honoree is Donald P. Musgnug. Registration 8:30 a.m.; shotgun tee-off 10 a.m. Player registration $250; includes driving range, golf, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and buffet awards ceremony at Blackwell’s Restaurant. Reservations: 451-4846, [email protected].
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.
North Fork Community Theatre’s 2nd annual Building on Tradition Campaign Gala, Friday, June 11, 7 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead. Master of Ceremonies is actress Cathy Moriarty; award recipient Lee Davis. Tickets $75. [email protected], [email protected], 917-334-6639.
Original Voices at the Vail, Thursday, June 17, 7-11 p.m. Monthly night of music showcases Long Island songwriters and musicians with open mike and featured performers, at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead. Hosted by Jessie Haynes, Gregg Gennari, Rayman Record Co. and Friends. Doors open and sign-up 7 p.m.; music 7:30-11 p.m. Featured performance by Jack’s Waterfall at 9 p.m. Tickets, $5 at door. vail-leavitt.org.
Moose Races, Sunday, June 13, 3:30 p.m., hosted by Women of the Moose, Riverhead Chapter at 51 Madison St. Races start 4 p.m. Admission $10; includes buffet dinner, coffee and dessert. Reserve at 779-2694. Members and guests welcome.
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 and information: 722-4969.
Vegas Night, Saturday, June 12, 7 p.m.-midnight at Riverhead Moose Lodge. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Admission $5; includes snacks. 779-2694.
Fifty-sixth annual Mattituck Lions Club and Capital One Financial Strawberry Festival, Thursday-Sunday, June 17-20 at Strawberry Fields, Mattituck. Hulling Night Thursday, June 17, 5-9 p.m.; volunteers needed. Carnival and midway open 6:30-10 p.m. Ride bracelets $25, single rides available. 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.
Movie ‘Everlasting Moments,’ Friday, June 11, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Story of Maria Larsson in 1907 Swedish port who reinvents her confined world through lens of a camera. Free. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
Breakfast buffet, Sunday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Knights of Columbus, Cutchogue. Adults $8; children $4. 734-7338.
Annual luncheon hosted by Telecom Pioneers Aquebogue Chapter, Wednesday, June 16, at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue. Fee $25. RSVP: 878-0778.
Southern Fried Chicken Dinner, Saturday, June 12, noon-5 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church, Mattituck, sponsored by Mens Fellowship Ministry to benefit building fund. $15. 298-8669.
Pancake Brunch, Sunday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Southold. Adults $8; children 12 and under $5; tickets available at door or church office. Sponsored by church’s Youth Group to benefit July’s mission trip to Arizona reservation to help build houses. 765-2597.
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.
For All Ages
Girl Scout Day, Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Long Island Game Farm, Manorville. Theme “It’s Your Planet — Love It!” activities and more. T-shirts for sale; proceeds benefit Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. Advance tickets $10; purchase before June 10. Day of event regular admission: adults $17.45 + tax; ages 3-11 $15.45 + tax. Rain or shine. longislandgamefarm.com.
For Bargain Hunters
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.
Vendors wanted for Southold Fire Department’s annual Craft Fair slated for Saturday, June 19. Call 765-6913.
Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary: Dream Designs Sale, Friday, June 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in hospital conference room. Boutique items for all occasions. 477-5196.
Railroad Museum of Long Island presents children’s book launch, signing and train ride, Saturday, June 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Riverhead. Meet Heather Hill Worthington, author of “Miles of Smiles — The Story of Roxey the Long Island Rail Road Dog.” Board LIRR Greenport Scoot for trip to Greenport Railroad Museum and back, with costumed characters including President Theodore Roosevelt and mysterious Parasol Lady. Admission and train ride limit 100 people: reserve at 765-2757. Admission: adults $9; ages 12 and under $3.50. Rain date Sunday, June 13.
Southold Mothers’ Club: Mom’s Night Out, Friday, June 11, 5-8:30 p.m. at Peconic Bay Winery, Peconic. Live music by One Mo’ Time; free cheese fondue and 10% off all goodies. RSVP by June 8 to [email protected]. Book club at Lori’s house, Monday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. discusses “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield. RSVP: [email protected]. Father’s Day Craft, Tuesday, June 15, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. RSVP: [email protected].
Youth Night for grades 5-8, Saturday, June 12, 7-9 p.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Pool, ping-pong, indoor basketball and foosball.¬ Snacks and refreshments available.¬ Bring favorite CDs or iPod. Free to resident youth.¬ 765-5182.
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.
Vocal students of Lucille Field in recital, Friday, June 12, 1 p.m. at Jamesport Meeting House, corner of Main Road and Manor Lane. 722-5170.
Taste of Blues concert, Saturday, June 12, 7-10 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead, to raise funds for 2010 Riverhead Blues and Music Festival. Featured performers: Who Are Those Guys and the Bobby Nathan Blues Band. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20; available online at vail-leavitt.org or at door. 727-5782.
The Natural World
North Fork Audubon: Annual Meeting and Bumblebee Program, Friday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport. Winners of Birding Marathon announced. Presentation by beekeeper Laura Bavaro. All welcome. 477-0553, [email protected]. Tuesdays with Tom — Mashomack Preserve, Tuesday, June 15, 8 a.m. Meet at Red House Nature Center and carpool to ferry. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected]. Riverhead Area with Jody Levin, Thursday, June 17, 4:04 p.m. Meet at Red House Nature Center. Stops TBA; northforkaudubon.org, 734-7144.
Hiking Long Island, Monday, June 14, 7-8:30 p.m., slide show/lecture by author Lee McAllister at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Free; all welcome. 298-4134.
Peconic Land Trust, Saturday, June 12, 10-11:30 a.m.: Healthy Bays, Healthy Bodies on New Suffolk waterfront. Informative discussion with Cornell Cooperative extension Marine Division’s Kim Tetrault about ongoing active shellfish restoration, water quality monitoring, education and stewardship programs and more. Fee $5; rain or shine. Register: 283-3195, [email protected]. Medicinal Herbs with Donna Penney at Downs Farm Preserve, Cutchogue. Discussion includes energetics, ancient use, folklore and current remedies. Bring picnic lunch and explore preserve after presentation. Fee $5; rain or shine. Register: 283-3195, [email protected].
Long Island Native Grass Initiative Plant Sale, Friday-Saturday, June 11-2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus greenhouse, Riverhead. Over 26 species of native grasses, flowering plants and shrubs, produced from seed collected from native plant populations across Long Island and Staten Island. 727-2315, ext. 3, [email protected].
Pine Barrens Discovery Day, Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus, Riverhead. Nature walks, kids camp games and activities, presentations and educational workshops for entire family. Exhibitors include Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Learning Center, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Eastern Long Island Audubon Society and others. RSVP: 653-4771. Rain date Sunday, June 13. pbdiscoveryday.org.
Greenport Fire Department’s annual memorial service for fallen firefighters, Sunday, June 13, 7 p.m. at Station #1, Third Street. All welcome.
Sports and Recreation
Bike to Breakfast, Sunday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. Meet at Stotsky Park, Riverhead; ride begins 9 a.m. Bike to Briermere Farm for delicious pastries. Families welcome. Waiver required. All riders must wear helmets. Fee $3, includes choice of pastry and beverage. Register: 727-5744.
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.
Peconic Bay Fishing Tournament, Saturday, June 12, dawn-5:30 p.m. Post-tournament barbecue at Strong’s Marine, Mattituck. Entry fee $75; includes commemorative T-shirt, hat, raffle ticket and barbecue. Barbecue only, $25. Registration required: 292-181878, peconicbayfishing.org. All proceeds benefit The Lyme Disease Association for research and education.
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.
The Written Word
Friends of Library Book Sale, Wednesday, June 16, 3-6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Books, videos, music, games and more at bargain prices. 298-4134.