Coming Up in Southold

Casino Night, Friday, Feb. 4, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Vineyards, Aquebogue. Slots, tables, chinese auction, music, food and prizes for top winners. Tickets $50; includes $50 in chips. All proceeds benefit Our Lady of Mercy Regional School. Tickets available at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe, Mattituck; Robert’s Jewelers, Southold, or e-  mail ticket requests/questions to [email protected]

Oysterponds Historical Society traditional craft series: The Art & Craft of Rug Hooking with Gale Horton, Saturdays, Jan. 22 and 29 and Sunday, Jan. 23, 2-5 p.m. Fee $65; register. Introduction to Knitting, with Doris Coniglio, Thursdays, Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24, 6-8:30 p.m. Fee $65; register: 323-2480.

Food and Drink
Family dinner, Friday, Jan. 21, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, Cutchogue. Chicken marsala; bar open until 8 p.m. Adults $15 or 2/$25; children $10. 734-7338.s
Make fresh mozzarella, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2-3 p.m. with Chef Rich at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue. Hands-on class; bring large mixing bowl. Sponsored by Friends of MLL. Register: 734-6360.
Beat the Mid-Winter Blues party, Friday, Feb. 11, 8-11 p.m. at Southold American Legion Hall. Open bar, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and dancing to music by DJ Joe. Tickets $32, advance only: 765-1786, 765-5122.

For Children
Southold Mothers’ Club’s Moms’ Safari Adventure, Riverhead, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m. Reduced admission for SMC members and 8 free tokens. Lunch and refreshments available. No RSVP.

Third annual Rockin’ for the Homeless, Saturday, Jan. 22, 7-10 p.m. at Polish Hall, Riverhead. Featuring bands Who Are Those Guys, Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks and Boot Scoot Boogie. Advanced tickets (until Jan. 20) $25; after and at door $35. Make checks payable to East End Lions Club, P.O. Box 1411, Mattituck NY 11952. Includes entry, food, door prize opportunity and dancing. Chinese auction and 50/50 require additional tickets. Tickets on sale at Barth’s Pharmacy, Riverhead; Tools, Flanders; Farm Country Kitchen, Riverhead; Love Lane Sweet Shoppe, Mattituck; Wayside Market, Southold; Karen’s Country Deli, Cutchogue. Information: 298-4145.
Piano Plus Concert Series, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. in Elizabeth Fox Overton meeting room, downstairs at Riverhead Free Library features violinist Elizabeth Fayette performing works by Robert Schumann, Beethoven and Brahms. Meet the artists reception and refreshments follow. Children under 10 must be with adult. Free. 727-3228.
Pianist Alexandria Le performs Sunday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, Orient, hosted by Orient Community Activities. Program of Fantasies features works by Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert. Free will donation to benefit hall’s new floor. 323-1378.

Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society’s What’s On Your Mind, Friday, Jan. 21, 6-8 p.m. for grades 7-12 at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Pizza and roundtable discussion of North Fork environmental issues, including endangered piping plovers and least terns. Register: 804-2713, [email protected]

A Window on Chinese Contemporary Culture: Poetry, Art and Film, Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Dr. Keming Liu reads poems in Chinese and in her own translation from her new book “Voices of the Fourth Generation: China’s Poetry Today,” with slides and film clips. Copies available for signing. Free. 477-0660.

Sports and Recreation
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, Saturday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cutchogue East Elementary School. No registration; prizes awarded. 298-4451.

Southold Drama Club presents ‘Lend Me a Tenor,’ Friday-Saturday, Jan. 21-22, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. in district auditorium, Oaklawn Avenue. Staged by Casey Rooney, featuring “hilarious hijinks of operatic proportions.” Adults $10; students/seniors $6; tickets available at Southold Free Library or at Southold High School guidance office. 765-5081.

The Written Word
Book discussion ‘Double Play’ by Robert B. Parker, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. with Bev Wowak at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. 298-4134, ext. 6.