Artists’ Reception for The Collage Show, Friday, July 23, 5-7 p.m. at East End Arts Council, Riverhead. 727-0900.
East End Arts Council’s Summer Art Classes explore new mediums: oil painting on copper; painting in oil with palette knife; intro to china painting; glass bead workshop; hand-building with clay; felting flowers. Call for information, fees and registration: 369-2171, 727-0900.
2010 Young Artist Contest for ages 5-15 presented by Old Town Art and Crafts Guild. Submit drawing or painting, maximum size 9 x 12. Entries must be received by Aug. 13; winners announced Aug. 14. Call for information: 734-6382 or email [email protected]
Oysterponds Historical Society’s annual summer benefit, Saturday, Aug. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at members’ private residence in Orient. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raw bar and more overlooking Bug Light. Tickets $125. RSVP by July 30 to 323-2480.
Cocktails by the Bay, Sunday, Aug. 1, 4-6:30 p.m. at Shelter Island Yacht Club, to benefit San Simeon by the Sound Center. Tickets $125; includes hors d’oeuvres, unlimited cocktails and live music. 477-2110, ext. 252.
Family Fun for a Summer Evening, Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Interactive poetry reading and singing celebrates sea and shore. All welcome; free. 298-4134.
East End GreenFest, Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, July 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Strawberry Fields, Mattituck. Green living exhibits, local wineries, healthy and local food, green vendors, natural and handmade crafts, over 14 original bands and performers, hula hoopers, poi arts dancers, street performers, a contortionist and more. Adults $3; students with ID $1; ages 12 and under free. Bring non-perishable food item for CAST local food bank. 734-5894, eastendgreenfest.com.
Movie ‘Duplicity,’ Friday, July 23, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Julia Roberts and Clive Owen star as corporate spies and lovers in high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse. Free. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
The North Fork Bounty 2010 Eastern Long Island Hospital Gala, Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-8 p.m. at home of Luba and Louis Corso on Oregon Road in Cutchogue. Food prepared by North Fork’s “Top Chefs,” cocktails, raw bar, gourmet cuisine using fresh local produce, desserts by Blue Duck Bakery and Butta’ Cakes. Tickets $175; proceeds benefit Emergency Dept. at ELIH. Luxury raffle and auction prizes featuring fine jewelry and vacation opportunities. 477-5164, www.ELIH.org/Gala.
Lobster Fest 2010, Saturday, July 31, 5-8 p.m. at The Wharf House at Founders Landing, Southold. Music by The Wild Mangos until 9:30 p.m. Cash bar, wine, beer and soft drinks. Presented by Greenport and Southold Rotary Clubs. Advance $35; at gate $40; children 12 and under $7. Tickets available at Winter Harbor Gallery and Capital One Bank, Greenport; Bridgehampton National Bank and Ameriprise Financial, Southold; Suffolk County National Bank, Cutchogue; and from any Rotarian. Call 987-5264; 765-5100; 298-5868.
Family dinner, Friday, July 23, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, Cutchogue. “Seconds on us.” Bar open until 8 p.m. Adults $15 or 2/$25; children $10. 734-7338.
For All Ages
Eighth annual Barn Dance at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead, Saturday, July 31, 6:30 p.m. in historic Naugles Barn. Chart Guthrie will call the dance with music by the Dance All Night band. Bring picnic dinner; soda, wine and beer available for purchase. Tickets $20; members $15; under age 12 $5; at door or call 298-5292. Casual attire.
Community Day, Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at 301 North St., Greenport, presented by North Fork Housing Alliance. Free food, games including dunking booth and more. Rain date Sunday, July 25 at Lakeside Garden Apartments open field.
Classic Car Night, Wednesday, July 28, 6-9 p.m. in Greenport’s Mitchell Park. Parking in park next to carousel. Open mic night and music. All welcome; free. 404-2507.
For Bargain Hunters
Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild art show and sale and chinese auction slated for Saturday, Aug. 7 on Village Green in Cutchogue. Call 734-6382 or email [email protected]
La Leche League yard sale fundraiser, Saturday, July 24 at 421 Second St., Greenport. 477-5914.
Southold Mothers’ Club: Ice Cream and Carousel Ride, Friday, July 23, meet 10 a.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. For grades K-3. Registration required; call Joe Cortale, 477-0660. Mr. Mouse and the Little Drop of Water puppet show, Wednesday, July 28, 11 a.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Visit to Greenland Family Farms, Cutchogue, Thursday, July 29, 11 a.m. for a wagon ride, then have lunch and play date at Gabriela’s house. Weather permitting. RSVP groovychicka2bluemail.ch. Hike Laurel Lake, Friday, July 30, 11 a.m.; pack picnic lunch. RSVP [email protected]
Allegri String Trio with Wendy Fogel, Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Works by Schubert, Mozart, Richard Strauss and Ernst von Dohnanyi. Suggested donation $10; members $8; students $5. 765-2626.
Summer Showcase Concert Series on Town Green at Silversmith’s Corner, Southold, Wednesday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. features The Sopranos, ‘Peas in a Pod’ with Lauren Sisson and Maribeth Mundell, accompanied by Lea Kendall. Bring seating. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church. Free; donations appreciated. All welcome. 765-3598.
The No Doubt World Famous Riverhead Summer Band’s Twilight Concert Under the Stars, Monday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. on front steps of Pulaski Street School, Riverhead. Marches, Broadway, classical, pops, big band and more. Music director John Eyre. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and insect repellent. Rain location inside. Admission free. 727-6538.
2010 BNY Mellon Wine Press Concert Series begins Saturday, July 24, 6-8 p.m. with music by New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band at Sparkling Pointe Vineyard, Southold. Tickets $15 advance; at gate $20. 727-0900, eastendartscouncil.ticketleap.com or at EEAC Gallery, Riverhead.
NoFo Rock and Folk Fest, Saturday-Sunday, July 31-Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the fields at Peconic Bay Winery, Cutchogue. Artists include Jorma Kaukonen, Mountain featuring Leslie West and Corky Laing, The Subdudes, Richie Havens and others. Bring blanket. Wine, beer, food vendors, arts and crafts. Fun for entire family; children 12 and under must be with adult. Rain or shine. Tickets: 1 day $45; weekend $80; students/seniors 1 day $40; weekend $70. 888-277-1905, [email protected] Portion of proceeds benefits youth music instruction programs at East End Arts Council.
Basically Baroque, Saturday, July 24, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Keyboardist Virginia Jones, flutist William Packard and cellist Jeannie Woelker perform works by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Gaubert. Free; all welcome. 477-0660.
The Natural World
The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful: Insects in our Landscapes, Saturday, July 24, 10-11:30 a.m. at Charnews Farm, Southold, hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Presentation by Cornell Cooperative Extension entomologist Daniel Gilrein. Includes Q and A. Fee $5; register: 283-3195, [email protected]
Sports and Recreation
Kayaking instruction with Nick DeNezzo, Monday, July 26, 7-8:30 p.m. at Southold Free Library. Hands-on instruction using mock paddles. 765-2077.
North Fork Community Theatre presents 2010 Youth on Stage production ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ through Sunday, Aug. 8. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Evening performances 8 p.m.; matinee 2:30 p.m.; ice cream nights, July 29 and Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets $20; 298-NFCT, wwwNFCT.com.
The Written Word
Book discussion at Mattituck-Laurel Library: ‘A Drink Before the War’ by Dennis Lehane, Wednesday, July 27, 4 p.m. Led by Bev Wowak. Copies available. 298-4134, ext. 6.
Book Club, Thursday, July 29, 5:15 p.m. in community room at Congregation Tifereth Israel, Greenport. Second of 2-part discussion of “My Mother’s Sabbath Days” by Chaim Grade. Moderated by Rabbi Myron Fenster. All welcome. 477-0813.