Cutchogue-New Suffolk: Cinematic Series returns; a call to artists

What does the future hold for educating the students in Southold Town? Be part of a conversation involving business, civic and spiritual leaders, teachers, students and parents. On Monday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in the Southold High School auditorium, speaker Ian Jukes will facilitate the dialogue and encourage participants to find ways to engage, innovate and inspire. This program is co-sponsored by the five North Fork school districts and PTAs, the Lions Club and the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce.

It’s been said that the Mattituck Tuckers Class B Long Island basketball championship game had one of the greatest, most exciting finishes in high school basketball history. Seconds remained on the clock, and fans screamed in support as Steve Ascher sank the first free throw, taking the lead against Malverne 67-66. Steve’s second free throw bounced off the back rim. Cody Huntley rebounded and took a shot that ricocheted off the rim, setting Steve up for tipping the ball in as time ran out. Way to go, Tuckers!

Helen Krupski sends birthday wishes to her granddaughter Kimberly Krupski, who celebrates today, March 17.

Prayers of healing are being sent to Diane Graeb and Ralph Pugliese.

The Cinematic Series at North Fork Reform Synagogue returns Saturday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the social room at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church. This month’s feature is “Serious Man,” a distinctive serio-comedy of mid-life crisis set in the American midwest in the 1960s. All are welcome. Refreshments served. Suggested donation: $5 per person.

Call to artists: The Old Town Art & Crafts Guild announces its second annual “Spring Awakenings,” a juried art competition and sale. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Guild is pleased to have well-known artist/illustrator/cartoonist Rob White as its independent juror for this year’s competition. For information and applications, visit or e-mail [email protected]

Journey back in time at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library during the Civil War Sesquicentennial on Tuesday, March 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and explore the parallels to our world today. The program will be moderated by Richard Radoccia from Registration required. Refreshments served.

Also at the library: Wild and Woolly, Friday, March 18, 10-10:30 a.m., ages 2-3; Chicken Lego-Mania, Friday, March 18, 4-5 p.m., grades 3-6. Please register. “A Window on Chinese Contemporary Culture: Poetry, Art & Film,” Saturday, March 26, 2 p.m. Spring tea and refreshments. Reservations required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Pilates, Mondays, March 28-May 9, 6:30 p.m. $60 fee for eight-week session.

Have a good week!