Coming Up

The Arts

Call for artists, Old Town Art & Crafts Guild’s 2nd annual “Spring Awakenings” juried art competition and sale slated to open Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m. at Cutchogue guild. Juror is artist/illustrator/cartoonist Rob White. Information/application:

Classes and Workshops

Digital Camera Workshop, Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m.-noon, with Judy McCleery at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic. Bring camera, manual, empty memory card and battery. Fee $18; residents $15. Register: 765-5182.


Craft vendors wanted for Riverhead High School NJROTC craft fair slated for Saturday, April 16, in gymnasium. Handcrafted items only. Information/reservations: 369-5575, [email protected].


Old Fashioned Variety Show, Sunday, April 3, at Greenport School auditorium; proceeds benefit Greenport American Legion building fund. Instrumental numbers, dancers, singers and more. Tickets at door, adults $10, children $5. Information: 834-0106.

Food and Drink

Culinary Tour, Wednesday, April 6, 5-6:15 p.m. features “Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Ribs & Beans” with Paula Croteau at Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Southold. Class fee $20; residents $15. Bring apron and $25 ingredients fee to first class. Space limited to 15; register: 765-5182. Confirm prior to class: 765-6032, [email protected]. Offered by Southold Town Recreation Department.

For Bargain Hunters

Trash or Treasure giant indoor rummage sale, Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., sponsored by Polish Town Civic Association at its chalet headquarters in Riverhead. Admission free. To donate items call 727-0437. All proceeds benefit beautification of Polish Town USA and other charitable projects.

‘Jewels and More’ boutique sale, Friday, April 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary in conference room at ELIH, Greenport. 477-5196.

For History Buffs

Slide program “The Blessed Isle: Hal B. Fullerton and His Image of Long Island,” Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m., presented by SCHS director Wally Broege at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead. Admission $5. 727-2881.

‘Schooner Rigged and Rakish: The Story of Orient’s Lavinia Campbell’ by Ret Millis, Saturday, April 2, 4-5 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, Greenport, presented by Oysterponds Historical Society and Peconic Landing. Admission free. 323-2480.

In the Garden

Richard Corbin of Clawflowers discusses “Spring Arrangements,” Wednesday, April 6, 1 p.m. at Southold Free Library, followed by Southold Town Garden Club meeting. Free; refreshments served. 765-2077.

Seed to Soil, Thursday, April 7, 7-8:30 p.m. with Paula Bivona at Riverhead Free Library. Register: 727-3228.

Lectures and Seminars

‘What is a Masterpiece?’ by Joyce Beckenstein, Friday, April 1, 6 p.m. at East End Arts Council Gallery, Riverhead. PowerPoint illustrated talk; free-will donation. 369-2171.


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.,

Songs from the Great American Song Book, Sunday, April 3, 2:30 p.m., with Susan and David Dingle at Creation Station, behind Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Refreshments. Donations appreciated. 765-5667.

Narrow River Singers’ 13th spring concert, Saturday, April 2, 4 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, Orient. Suggested donation $15. 477-5075, 323-2601.

First Friday Open Mic Night, Friday, April 1, 7-10 p.m., part of The Music Project @ at Custer Institute and Observatory with host LiZa Coppola, Southold. 765-2626.

The Natural World

‘Save the Grange’ lecture series:, Monday, April 4, features “Biodynamic Farming” given by K.K. Haspel, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange in Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments served by Peggy. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected],

Volunteer String Fencing Day, Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. at Breakwater Beach in Mattituck, hosted by North Fork Audubon Society and NYS DEC. Pre-fencing two piping plover and least tern nesting sites, critical to these endangered birds. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected].

Two-day Green Guerilla class, Wednesday-Thursday, April 6-7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Nature Lyceum for Organic Horticulture, Spiritual Renewal Center at First Parish Church in Northville. Fee $448. Register:

The Sciences

Messier Marathon, Saturday, April 2, 7 p.m., lecture by Tom Hoffelder at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Bring telescope. Suggested donation $10; members and full-time students $. 765-2626.

Riley Avenue Elementary School’s annual science fair, Thursday, April 7, 5-6:15 p.m. for grades K-2, 6:30-8 p.m. for grades 3-4. 369-6804.

Sports and Recreation

Hike led by Barbara Terranova, Sunday, April 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Goldsmith’s Inlet Park in Peconic. Meet in parking lot. Distance 1.5-3 miles; pack snack and drink, bring camera and binoculars. Dress for weather; sandy; footwear with traction recommended. For ages 9+, hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Department. Fee $5. Registration required: 765-5182.


Striped Bass Challenge, Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Veteran fisherman Capt. Jerry McGrath presents lecture/slide show. Free. 298-4134.

The Written Word

Family reading and discussion program, Sunday, April 3, 3-5 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. For ages 9-11 and parents/caregivers. Books and snacks provided. Space limited; registration required. 477-0660.

Book discussion ‘River of Doubt’ by Candice Millard, Thursday, April 7, 10:30 a.m. at Southold Free Library, led by Caroline MacArthur. 765-2077.



The Arts

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.

Brain Games

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.

For Children

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.

The Sciences

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.