Tenth annual Harvest of the Arts features Patricia McCarthy at First Universalist Church, Southold. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 3, 7-9 p.m.; art show and sale, Saturday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 5, noon-5 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday includes 10:30 a.m. guest speaker Joe McKay “Objects of My Perception” and poetry reading 2-4 p.m. 765-5864.
Reception for ‘Scenes from a Book’ juried photography show, Friday, Sept. 3, 5-7 p.m. at East End Arts Council gallery, Riverhead. Live music by students from EEAC School of the Arts and refreshments. 727-0900.
Twenty-fifth annual Shelter Island Benefit Beach Blast A-Go-Go! Saturday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m.-midnight at Wade’s Beach. Featured performances by Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks, The Buzzards, George Gilmore and the Giblets, The Who Dat Loungers, Boogie Woogie Willie, Big Suga, Raffa Review, The World famous Teenie Wahinis, Sun Dance, Ghoul A-Go-Go and others. Ray Congdon’s “legendary” pig roast and barbecue available at popular prices. Bring beach chairs or blankets and sweaters. Admission $10 collected at beach entrance. All proceeds benefit Shelter Island’s Gift of Life Foundation, which provides support and services to patients with life-threatening illnesses. www.sibeachblast.com.
Thirtieth annual Southold and Greenport Rotary Golf Classic, Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Island’s End Golf and Country Club, Greenport. Lunch 11 a.m.; shotgun start 1 p.m. Donation $190; includes goody bag, green fees and golf cart, driving range and balls, beer, soft drinks, Bloody Marys, water and snacks on course, all club facilities, grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, one-hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, raffles and more. Make check payable to Southold Rotary. Information: 298-8026, 765-6085.
Fifth annual Card and Game Party, Saturday, Sept. 11, noon-3 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Riverhead. Donation $12, includes sandwiches, dessert, beverages, door and table prizes, chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Bring your own cards or games. Call for tickets: 369-7668.
Classes and Workshops
Computer classes forming at North Fork Women’s Resource Center, Cutchogue, in beginner Microsoft Word and intermediate PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel. Classes meet twice a week for 5 weeks. Fee $250 for group classes (6 students), or private classes $45 per class, scheduled according to student convenience. Information and registration: 734-4233.
Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild snow fence show and sale slated for 2 Saturdays, Sept. 18 and Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on guild grounds in Cutchogue. 734-6382, [email protected]
Vendors wanted for Southold Indian Museum’s annual Craft and Yard Sale slated for Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Space 10 x 10 available for a fee; call 765-5577.
Embroiderers’ Guild of America Peconic Bay Chapter meets Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m. in fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church, Southold. Stitchers of all abilities and experience welcome. Information: 765-8071.
World Mission Craft Sale, Friday, Sept. 3, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Greenport. Items made by artisans in developing regions of Africa, Asia and the Americas including jewelry, games, home furnishings, accessories, clothing and musical instruments. 730-3982.
Bluegrass and Big Duck Country Music Festival and Farmers Market, Saturday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch, Flanders. Eight different musical acts, Southern-style barbecue, gate prizes and raffle drawings. All proceeds benefit Big Duck Ranch. Admission $25; seniors/students $12.50; ages 5 and under free. Includes meal by Maple Tree Gourmet Caterers of Riverhead, choice of 3 barbecue styles: North Carolina pulled pork, Alabama-style smoked chicken or grilled vegetables, along with breakfast menu, salads, sandwiches, beverages and more. Information at bigduck.org.
Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church Polish Festival, Cutchogue, Saturday, Sept. 4, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 5, noon-5 p.m. Vendors invited.: 10 x 10 space $25 day or $40/2 days. 734-7088, [email protected]
Movie ‘Owl and the Sparrow,’ Friday, Sept. 3, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Ten-year-old Vietnamese runaway plays matchmaker while eluding authorities in urban Saigon. PG. Free. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
North Fork Foodie Tour 2010, Sunday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from Riverhead to Orient. Pick up tour map at Peconic Land Trust’s Charnews Farm in Southold. Self-guided day of tours, visits and events celebrating locally produced food and artisanal food producers, including organic vegetable farm, lavender farm, oyster farm, goat dairy, egg farm, boutique confectionery, special wineries and exotic micro-vegetables. Tickets $25; children under 12 free. Order in advance at northforkreformsynagogue.org. Tickets available at Gallery M, Greenport; Complement the Chef, Southold; Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery, Mattituck; Barth’s Drug Store, Riverhead. Also available day of tour at Charnews Farm or after 10 a.m. at any participating venue. 722-5712.
Dinner/dance, Saturday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. hosted by Women of the Moose Riverhead Chapter 1118 at Madison Street lodge. DJ entertainment by JB Music. Stuffed pork chops, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert and coffee. Fee $18 advance, $20 at door. Reservations required. 779-2694. Members and guests welcome.
All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, Sunday, Sept. 5, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. Adults $8; children $4. 734-7338.
Annual Fall Steak Nite, Saturday, Sept. 4, 6-9 p.m. hosted by Southold Fire Dept. Eagle Hook and Ladder Co. #3. Donation $30; tickets available at Polywoda Beverage and Southold Pharmacy in Southold. 765-3385.
For All Ages
Twenty-first annual Boy Scout Car Show, Saturday, Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Peconic Lane School, Peconic. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 5. Antique, steam, classic, collector, street rod, custom cars and trucks. Picnic area, refreshments and food. Trophies awarded. Cut-off date 1990. Pre-registration show car and driver $15; at gate $20. General admission $5; under 12 with parent, free. Presented by Troop 6 Committee to benefit troop. 298-5757, [email protected]
Classic Car Night, Wednesdays through Sept. 15, 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 History Buffs
Folk Art in Stone, Saturday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m., walking tour through historic Cutchogue Old Burying Ground with Jody Gillen, hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. Complimentary refreshments. Fee $5; limit 25. RSVP: 734-7442, 734-7122.
The Long Island Opera Company presents ‘A Puccini Gala,’ Saturday, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. at Jamesport Meeting House, Jamesport, featuring great opera arias and duets from ‘”Tosca,” “La Boheme,” “Madame Butterfly” and more, performed by tenor Marc Schreiner, sopranos Maryann Mootos and Joy Berta and baritone Ron Loyd, accompanied by Fabio Bezuti. Advance tickets $30; at door $35. 722-3416.
Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ opens North Fork Community Theatre’s 53rd season. Poetic fantasy in which the act of answering a dead man’s cell phone draws a woman into the mysteries of life, death and varieties of love. Performances Sept. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 12, 19, 26 at 2:30 p.m. Opening Night Reception 7 p.m. Tickets $15: 298-NFCT, nfct.com.
Tours and Trips
Bus trip to Kykuit and Philipsburg Manor, Wednesday, Sept 29, sponsored by Friends of Cutchogue-New Suffolk and Mattituck-Laurel Libraries. Kykuit is Hudson Valley home of four generations of Rockefellers and Philipsburg Manor is an 18th century milling and trading complex. Tickets $60, includes transportation, guided tour of Kykuit and Philipsburg entry; available at circulation desks. Bus departs Cutchogue 7:30 a.m. and Mattituck 7:45 a.m. and returns 7:30 p.m. 734-6360, 298-4134.
East End Lighthouses Maritime History Cruise, Saturday, Sept. 11, depart 3:30 p.m. aboard Peconic Star II from Greenport/LIRR Ferry Dock. Fee $95 all inclusive. 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. eastendlighthouses.org. 406-6180.
The Written Word
Book signing and discussion, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 4-5, 1:30-4 p.m. at Horton Point Lighthouse, Southold. Don Bayles’ new book “Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical Museum” features thorough history of lighthouse and its keepers. All welcome. Free. 765-5500.