“Meet the Artist” presents Steven Ceraso: Portrait of a Sculptor at Work, Friday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, Peconic Landing, Greenport. Mr. Ceraso discusses his current work “Stair Boat” and more. Wine and cheese receptions follows. 477-3800.
Peconic Bay Medical Center’s 5th annual ‘Benefit in Black and White,’ Friday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. at Westhampton Country Club, Westhampton Beach. Proceeds benefit PBMC’s Emergency Center, a NYS Dept. of Health designated Stroke Center. Gourmet dining, dancing to DJ music, silent auction and raffle with grand prize of $10,000. Tickets $225; raffle $50/ticket or 3/$100. Call PBMC Foundation at 548-6080 or purchase in medical center’s gift shop.
25th annual Shelter Island Benefit Beach Blast A-Go-Go! Saturday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m.-midnight at Wade’s Beach. With 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. Bring chairs or blankets and sweaters. Admission $10. Proceeds benefit Shelter Island’s Gift of Life Foundation. sibeachblast.com.
Soldier Ride – North Fork, Saturday, Sept. 18 to benefit Wounded Warrior Project initiative that provides adaptive cycling opportunities to help restore physical and emotional health to wounded soldiers. Start location Mitchell Park, Greenport. Registration 7-8:30 a.m.; opening ceremony 8:30 a.m.; ride begins 9 a.m. Choice of 5-, 15-, 30- or 50-mile loop: Greenport-Southold-Mattituck-Orient-Greenport. Registration $50 online, $65 day of event. SoldierRide.org or call 298-7252.
Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild snow fence show and saleslated 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. 10 x 10 space available for a fee; call 765-5577.
Movie ‘Calendar Girls,’ Friday, Sept. 10, 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Won British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film (2003), starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Free. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
North Fork Reform Synagogue presents 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, northforkreformsynagogue.org.
‘Day of Wine and Roses’ luncheon hosted by Southold Town Garden Club, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m. at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue, in celebration of club’s 50th anniversary. Guest speaker Harvey Feinstein discusses roses. Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets $35. Send checks to Dora DiFrancesco, 400 Ship’s Drive, Southold, NY 11971. Information: 765-3961.
Fish Fry, Saturday, Sept. 11, noon-6 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, Southold, sponsored by Saints of Shiloh. Fresh fish, corn on the cob, potato salad, string beans, cornbread, dessert and soda. Donation $15. Eat in or take out. 765-3388.
For All Ages
Long Island Moose Classic Car Club’s 10th anniversary annual Car Show, Sunday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Capital One Operations Center, Mattituck. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 19. Preregistered vehicles $15, must be mailed in by Sept. 3; day of show registration $20. Spectators $5; ages 12 and under free. Judged show for cars and trucks 25 years and older. Free parking rear of building. Awards, games for kids, food and refreshments, DJ music, raffles and more. 831-3547, LIMooseClassicCarClub.com.
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.
Youth Night for grades 5-8, Saturday, Sept. 11, 7-9 p.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Various Wii games, pool, pingpong, indoor basketball and foosball.¬ Snacks and refreshments available at reasonable price.¬ Bring favorite CDs or iPod. Free to resident youth.¬ 765-5182.
Original Voices at the Vail, Thursday, Sept. 16, 7-11 p.m. Monthly night of music showcases Long Island songwriters and musicians at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead, hosted by Jessie Haynes. Doors open and sign-up 7 p.m.; featured performer Last Charge of the Light Horse, 9 p.m.; open mic before and after. Tickets, $5 at door. Black Box Mini Fest features acoustic performances, free coffee and more, 7-11 p.m. vail-leavitt.org.
The Natural World
North Fork birding expert Jody Levin leads late-summer bird walk, Saturday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-noon through woods and fields at Hallockville Museum Farm and Jamesport State Park. Fee $6; Hallockville members $5. Bring binoculars; wear appropriate apparel and sturdy footwear. Heavy rain cancels. Registration required: 298-5292, [email protected].
North Fork Audubon’s Finding and Indentifying Shorebirds on Long Island, Friday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport. Avian expert Shai Mitra discusses how to distinguish look-alike species and more. 917-623-5373, [email protected].
Sports and Recreation
Third annual ‘Let’s Make History’ bicycle ride, Sunday, Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m., presented by Suffolk County Historical Society. Two round-trip routes of either 50 miles (half century) or 25 miles through North Fork farms, vineyards and villages. Food and beverages provided at all stops. Free T-shirts to first 200 registrants. Proceeds benefit society. Advance registration $25; day of event $30. Meet at municipal parking lot at intersection of Osborne Avenue and Court Street in downtown Riverhead behind society’s building. Children under 15 ride free; riders under 18 must be with adult. Register at suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org events page or active.com. Information: 727-2881, [email protected].
Thirteenth annual Riverhead Snapper Tournament, Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Riverhead Town Dock on Peconic riverfront. Rules discussed and instruction given 10:30 a.m. at registration tent. Entry fee $13 adult division; $8 junior division, ages 15 or under and accompanied by adult. Raffle for various fishing tackle including rods and reels, lures and other items. Free T-shirt to first 100 registrants. Proceeds benefit Town of Riverhead Recreation Department’s summer scholarship program. Information: 625-525-7987, 727-5744. Tournament will be filmed as episode of TV show “Adventures in Fishing.”
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. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 12, 19, 26 at 2:30 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. Preregistration 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 sale, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 3-6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Southold Mothers’ Club book club, Monday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. at Kim’s house. Discussion of “The Beach House” by Jane Green. RSVP: [email protected].