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. in Cutchogue. Juror is artist/illustrator/cartoonist Rob White. Information/application:

Call for artists, “East End Light” all-media juried art show at East End Arts Council Gallery, Riverhead, April 22-June 3. Drop off Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at gallery. Information: 727-0900.

Artists’ reception, Monday, April 11, 5-7  p.m. for annual Student Art Exhibit at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Mattituck-Cutchogue students grades 4-12 exhibit work from December 2010 student show at Parrish Art Museum. On view through April. 298-4134.

Classes and Workshops
Chess Workshop, Saturday, April 9, 1 p.m. for grades 2-6 with Jim MacLeod at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Call 298-4134 ext 4 to register.

Family Fun

Third annual Bagels with the Bunny, Saturday, April 9, 9-11:30 a.m. at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic. Bagels, cake, coffee and juice, meet the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, jelly beans in jar guessing game and more. Adults $5; children $3; ages 2 and under free. RSVP: [email protected]

North Form Reform Synagogue presents ‘Prime,’ Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, Main Road. Romantic comedy, two women get a new and unusual perspective on doctor/patient relationship, with Uma Thurman and  Meryl Streep. Suggested donation $5. Refreshments served. Discussion follows screening. 722-5712,

Food and Drink

Breakfast Buffet, Sunday, April 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus in Cutchogue. Adults $8; children $4. 734-7338.

McGann-Mercy High School Ethics and Leadership Club’s 2nd annual spaghetti dinner, Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m., Riverhead. Includes cake raffle and 50/50; proceeds help sponsor summer camp for inner city children. 737-5900, ext. 10. Play follows; see Theater events.

Southold Historical Society’s annual April Showers Dinner, Thursday, April 14, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Roast chicken, fish or vegetarian entree; Includes cash raffle. Tickets $20; raffle tickets $1 or 6/$5. Available at society’s headquarters in Prince Building, Main Road, Southold, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., or at door. 765-5500.

For Bargain Hunters
Indoor/outdoor antiques show, Saturday-Sunday, April 9-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Old Town Art & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. 734-6382.

For Children

Book Break, Monday, April 11, 4 p.m. for grades 2-3 at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Includes snack. Register: 298-4134, ext. 4.

For History Buffs
Grand opening, Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. of historic Lionel Visitor’s Center Toy Train Layout at Railroad Museum of Long Island’s Freeman Building in Riverhead. Admission free. 765-2757.

For Pet Lovers
Dog Park Party ‘Easter Bone Hunt,’ Saturday, April 9, 1-3 p.m. at Southold Dog Park behind Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Monthly themed gathering for town residents and canine friends. Admission free. Event will be rescheduled to next day, Sunday, in case of inclement weather. 765-5182.

Piano Plus concert features soprano Maria D’Amato, Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. “A Whole Bunch of Good Stuff,” with pianist John Eyre. 727-3228.

Singer/songwriter Hugh Prestwood performs Friday, April 8, 7 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Free. 477-0660.

The Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society hosts ‘Preserving Plum Island,’ Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing community center, Greenport, presented by John Turner and Stella Miller. 917-623-5373, [email protected]

The Sciences
Saturn Appreciation Night, Saturday, April 9, after dark, weather permitting, at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Suggested donation $5; children under 14 $3, members free. 765-2626.

Health and fitness
Grains for Great Health & Enjoyment, Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 p.m., with Shelley Scoggin from The Market in Greenport, at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Fee $5; register at circulation desk. 298-4134.

Sports and Recreation
Hike led by Barbara Terranova, Sunday, April 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Laurel Lake, Route 25, Laurel. Meet in parking lot. Distance 1.5-3 miles; pack snack and drink, bring camera and binoculars. Dress for weather; muddy, leaf-covered, footwear with traction recommended. For ages 9+, hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Dept. Fee $5. Registration required: 765-5182.

Spring Youth Drama Workshop ‘Cat-Tales: What the Alley Cats Learn About Bullies,’ Saturdays, April 9 and 16, 9-11:30 a.m.; performance Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m., at Creation Station, Cutchogue. To participate call 765-5667.

McGann-Mercy High School students present ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16, 7:30 p.m. in auditorium, Riverhead. Tickets $8.737-5900, ext. 10.

Riverhead High School Blue Masques presents ‘Once Upon A Mattress,’ April 8, 9 at 8 p.m., in Charles Cardona Auditorium. Directed by Jessica Guadagnino and Dena Tishim. Tickets $8 advance, $10 at door; seniors $5. 369-6750.

The Written Word
Walt Whitman: Songs of the People, Sunday, April 10, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Production by Mel Mendelssohn celebrates Whitman’s poetry. Free. 477-0660.

Book talk ‘Garden of Eve’ by Mary Agria, Friday, April 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.

Book Discussion ‘Night Fall’ by Nelson DeMille, Tuesday, April 19, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. This mystery’s characters re-investigate the tragedy of Flight 800. Call Bev Wowak, Reader’s Advisor for details at 298-4134 ext. 6.


Ongoing Events

The Arts

Oysterponds Historical Society’s ‘Fiber & Glass’ exhibit at Janet T. Swanson Gallery in Old Point Schoolhouse, Village Lane, Orient. Francoise and Yan Rieger’s colorful collection of tapestries and fused art glass. On view Saturday-Sundays, 2-5 p.m. through April 23. 323-2480.

Southold Junior/Senior High School student art exhibit at Southold Free Library, Main Road. On display through April. 765-2077.

Annual Student Art Exhibit at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck, features work by Mattituck-Cutchogue students grades 4-12 from December 2010 student show at Parrish Art Museum. On view through April. 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]om. 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.