Community Calendar

‘Cell Phone’ is served
Alan Stewart (from left) with Schmoupy Juntunen and Laura Pace in a scene from ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’ the Sarah Ruhl play that opens tonight at North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck, with performances continuing Thursdays-Sundays through Sept. 26. Check calendar listings for details.

Thursday, September 9

Book discussion ‘Howard’s End’ by E.M. Forster, 10:30 a.m., led by Caroline MacArthur at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.

Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ opens North Fork Community Theatre’s 53rd season, 8 p.m., Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck. 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. Opening Night Reception 7 p.m. Tickets $15: 298-NFCT,

Friday, September 10

Movie ‘Calendar Girls,’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Won British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film (2003), starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Twelve ordinary women find a compelling way to raise money for charity. Free. 298-4134.

“Meet the Artist” presents Steven Ceraso: Portrait of a Sculptor at Work, 4 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport. Mr. Ceraso discusses his current work “Stair Boat” and more. Wine and cheese reception follows. 477-3800.

Reception for ‘Scenes from a Book’ juried photography show, 5-7 p.m. at East End Arts Council Gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead. Live music by students from EEAC School of the Arts and refreshments. 727-0900. Rescheduled from Sept. 3.

Friday Nite @ the Movies features ‘Solitary Man’ (2009), 7 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. A car magnate’s personal and professional life crumbles due to his business and romantic indiscretions. Starring Michael Douglas and Susan Sarandon. Free. 734-6360.

North Fork Audubon’s Finding and Indentifying Shorebirds on Long Island, 7:30 p.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Avian expert Shai Mitra discusses how to distinguish look-alike species and more. 917-623-5373, [email protected].

Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’ 8 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday.

Friday Family Flicks features ‘Ramona and Beezus,’ 8 p.m. on Cutchogue Village Green. Special outdoor screening; all welcome. Free. Story based on Beverly Cleary’s popular children’s novels. 734-6360.

Saturday, September 11

North Fork birding expert Jody Levin leads late-summer bird walk, 9 a.m.-noon through woods and fields at Hallockville Museum Farm, Sound Avenue, Riverhead 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].

Car wash, 9 a.m.-noon, hosted by Greenport High School All-American cheerleaders on school’s circular drive, Front Street. Freewill donations. Proceeds help fund trip to Florida during Christmas vacation to cheer at Capital One Bowl in Orlando.

Bluegrass and Big Duck Country Music Festival and Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch, 1012 Flanders Road, 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 three barbecue styles: North Carolina pulled pork, Alabama-style smoked chicken or grilled vegetables, along with breakfast menu, salads, sandwiches, beverages and more. National anthem and 9/11 remembrance at noon. Information at Rain date Sunday, Sept. 12.

Flea market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. under Polish Town’s pavilion on Lincoln Street in Riverhead. Free Admission. 369-1616.

Fall yard sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Baiting Hollow Congregational Church, 2416 Sound Avenue. “Something for everyone,” over 50 vendors, antiques, clothing, housewares, baked goods, coffee, tea, soda and hot dogs. 258-8881. Rain date Saturday, Sept. 18.

Thirteenth annual Riverhead Snapper Tournament, 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.”

Fish Fry, noon-6 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, Middle Road, 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.

Fifth annual Card and Game Party, noon-3 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Riverhead, Main Street. 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.

Folk Art in Stone, 1 p.m., walking tour through historic Cutchogue Old Burying Ground, Route 25 at Harbor Lane with Jody Gillen, hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. Complimentary refreshments. Fee $5; limit 25. RSVP: 734-7442, 734-7122.

Twenty-fifth annual Shelter Island Benefit Beach Blast A-Go-Go! 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.

East End Lighthouses Maritime History Cruise 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, 406-6180.

Oysterponds Community Activities meets 4 p.m. with wine and cheese reception at Poquatuck Hall, Skipper’s and Village lanes, Orient. 323-2601.

Roller Disco! 1970s-80s roller skating party, 5-7 p.m. at Stotzky Park hockey rink, Riverhead, presented by Riverhead Recreation Department. Music, games and refreshments; $5 admission. All ages welcome. Register: 727-5744.

St. Agnes Has Talent, 7 p.m. in Parish Hall at St. Agnes Church, 523 Front St., Greenport. Coffee, tea and dessert followed by talent show at 7:30 p.m. Bring dessert to share. RSVP: 477-0048.

Youth Night for grades 5-8, 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.

Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’ 8 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday.

Sunday, September 12

Long Island Moose Classic Car Club’s 10th anniversary annual Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Capital One Operations Center, Main Road, 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 in rear of building. Awards, games for kids, food and refreshments, DJ music, raffles and more. 831-3547,

North Fork Reform Synagogue presents 4th annual North Fork Foodie Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from Riverhead to Orient. Pick up tour map at Peconic Land Trust’s Charnews Farm, Youngs Avenue, 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 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,

Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’ 2:30 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday.

Monday, September 13

Geraldine the Music Mouse, 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.

Southold Mothers’ Club book club, 7:30 p.m. at Kim’s house, Mattituck. Discussion of “The Beach House” by Jane Green. RSVP: [email protected].

Wednesday, September 15

Toy Tech, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead. Fun hands-on exhibit explores how toys work. Play with mechanical, optical and acoustic toys, make and test toys and invent a new one. Timed tickets may be required on certain days. Admission $8. 208-8000, Through Saturday, Oct. 9,

Book sale, 3-6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.

Classic Car Night, 6-9 p.m. in Greenport’s Mitchell Park, Front Street. Parking in park next to carousel. Open mic night and music. All welcome; free. Final night. 404-2507.

Thursday, September 16

Autumn Film Festival features ‘The Black Balloon’ (2008, Australia), 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Award-winning coming-of-age indie starring Toni Collette and Gemma Ward. Free. 477-0660.

Original Voices at the Vail, 7-11 p.m. Monthly night of music showcases Long Island songwriters and musicians at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Ave., 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.,

Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’ 8 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday.

Calendar Policy

In order to be listed in the calendar, events must be open to the general public and be not-for-profit, nonpartisan and nonsectarian in nature. The deadline for receipt of calendar listings is 5 p.m. Friday. To submit material: E-mail [email protected]; mail to Times/Review News¬­papers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952; or fax to 298-3287. Call 298-3200 for information.