Relay for Life of Southold Town informational meeting, Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m. in Southold High School Auditorium. 734-5050, relayforlife.org/southoldny.
Coiled Basket Making, Saturday, March 26, 9:30-11 a.m., for ages 12+ at Southold Indian Museum. Fee: $10 plus $2 materials fee. Registration appreciated but not required. 765-5577.
Food and Drink
St. Patrick’s Parish and CYO Dinner Dance, Saturday, March 19, 6-11 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Tickets $40, includes cash bar, chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit church outreach and CYO program. Tickets available at church office, Southold Pharmacy or call 765-2417 or 323-2763.
Riverhead Lions Club St. Patrick’s dinner, Saturday, March 19, 6 p.m. at Riverhead Polish Hall features the Inishfree School of Irish Dance, directed by Sean Reagan. Adults $20; seniors $16; children $12. 357-3593.
Southern Fried Chicken Dinner, Saturday, March 19, noon-6 p.m. at Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church, Greenport. Donation $15. 477-0144, 697-1026.
Simulcast of the 92nd Street Y Live from NYC, Wednesday, March 23, 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, Greenport. Featuring The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, food celebrity and Food Network personality. Tickets $10 at door. Reservations/information: 477-3800.
Anniversary Banquet for Pastor Tommy Edmond of Shiloh Baptist Church, Saturday, March 26, 3 p.m. at Polish Hall, Riverhead. Adults $50; children ages 5-10 $25. No tickets at door, advance only by March 12. Prime rib or chicken. Call 727-1969 or 765-3388.
For All Ages
Creation Station Cafe, Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Creation Station, behind Cutchogue United Methodist Church on Main Road. Coffee, conversation and company. 765-5667.
For Bargain Hunters
Chinese auction, Saturday, March 19, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic, fundraiser for Southold Indian Museum. Admission $5, includes 15 tickets. Light lunch available for purchase. 765-5577.
For History Buffs
Opening reception, Friday, March 18, 5-7 p.m. for “Edith Loring Fullerton: Lady of the Garden” exhibit at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead. On view through April. 727-2881.
Grateful Dead tribute band Half Step performs Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead for Rex Foundation Musical Caravan fundraiser. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at door. Portion of proceeds benefits foundation’s programs. ticketleap.com, vail-leavitt.org.
Organ Expo 2011, Saturday, March 19, 1 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church. Admission free. Demonstrations, musical game and prizes, pizza and other refreshments, information about local scholarships and more. RSVP by March 14 to 298-9427.
The Natural World
Starting Vegetable Seedlings for the Home Garden, Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.-noon at Agricultural Center, Charnews Farm in Southold, hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Fee $5; reservations requested. 283-3195, [email protected] Rain or shine.
North Fork Audubon Society: Endangered Species program meeting, Wednesday, March 23, meet 7 p.m. at Red House Nature Center, Greenport. Protecting piping plovers and other species. 734-7144, [email protected]
‘Save the Grange’ lecture series, Friday, March 18, features “Biodynamics” given by Steve Storch, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange, Sound Avenue at Church Lane, Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments by Peggy served. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected], spirit-renewal.com.
Dog Park Party ‘Spring Games,’ Saturday, March 19, 1-3 p.m. at Southold Dog Park behind Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Monthly themed gathering for town residents. Admission free. Event will be rescheduled to next day, Sunday, in case of inclement weather. 765-5182.
Sports and Recreation
Hike led by Barbara Terranova, Sunday, March 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Arshamomaque Pond Preserve, Route 25, Southold. Meet in parking lot. Distance 1.5-3 miles; pack snack and drink, bring camera and binoculars. Dress for weather; footwear with traction recommended. For ages 9+, hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Dept. Fee $5. Registration required: 765-5182.
Northeast Stage presents: Cafe Shakespeare, Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 6:30-7:45 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 3-4:45 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, Greenport. Free. Shakespeare: In the Company of Players, scenes and speeches, Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 5 p.m. at Brecknock Hall. Free; donations appreciated. 208-6933.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ March 18, 19 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 20 at 2:30 p.m. Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, directed by Ken Rowland; produced by Margaret Motto; musical director Brian Dornicik; choreographer Michael Disher. Tickets $20; 298-6328, nfct.com.
The Written Word
Book discussion ‘The Virginian’ by Owen Wister, Monday, March 28, noon at Floyd Memorial Library, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing, both in Greenport. 477-0660.
Family Reading and Discussion program, Sunday, March 20, 3-5 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. For ages 9-11 and parents/caregivers. Books and snacks provided. Space limited; registration required. 477-0660.
Paintings by Charles Wildbank and photographs by Fred Vanderwerven on view through May 4 at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. Presented by East End Arts Council and Jamesport Manor Inn. 727-0900.
Paintings by Judie Lizewski in the mezzanine, through March at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Judy McCleery’s photo exhibit “The North Fork: A Natural Beauty” in gallery, through March at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Duplicate bridge with Kathy Fibkins, Tuesdays, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Open to all; 734-8096.
Mah-jongg, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Food and Drink
Community supper, free soup kitchen for all in need, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Agnes R.C. Church parish hall, Sixth Street, Greenport. 765-2981.
Free lunch, Almuerzo Gratis for ages 6-18, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 130 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead. 727-3338.
Playdates with the Southold Mothers’ Club: Wednesdays at Cutchogue/New Suffolk Library, Pre-school Playgroup (19 months-5 years), 9:30-11:00 a.m. [email protected] Wee little Ones Playgroup (birth-18 months), 11:00-noon, [email protected] Weekend Toddler Playdate, for times and locations contact [email protected]
Crafts for Kids at Southold Indian Museum, Sundays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1080 Main Bayview Road. Fee: $5 per child per craft; must be accompanied by adult. Registration appreciated but not required. 765-5577.
Health and Fitness
Free beginner’s Hatha Yoga classes, Sundays, 3-4:15 p.m. at Mary Smith Recreation Center, Greenport. Bring non-skid, body-length mat. 765-3005.
Every Saturday, dusk to midnight: Stargazing at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. 765-2626. To arrange group visits, e-mail [email protected]
The Written Word
The Yellow Barn at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. open for book purchases Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 727-3228, ext. 0.