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 sculptors, Peconic Landing and East End Arts Council’s 2nd annual outdoor sculpture garden exhibition at Brecknock Hall in Greenport, slated for June 11-Oct 1. Up to 3 pieces per artist. Applications must be postmarked by April 22. For full prospectus/application call 727-0900.


Crafts at Southold Indian Museum for ages 12 to adult: Introduction to String Beading, Saturdays, April 23 and 30, 9:30-11 a.m. Fee $18 plus $6 materials. Beginner Quilting, Saturday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee $40 plus $18 materials. Register: 765-5577.

Family Fun
Springtime at Hallockville, Saturday, April 16, 1-4 p.m. in Riverhead. Includes egg hunt for kids and adults, young farmer’s obstacle course, demonstrations, raising chickens 101, hoe-down and more. Admission $6, or $18/ family of 4; members $5 or $15/family of 4. Rain date Sunday, April 17. 298-5292.

Food and Drink

McGann-Mercy High School Ethics and Leadership Club’s 2nd annual spaghetti dinner, Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m., Riverhead. Tickets $12 or $10 each for 4 or more. Includes cake raffle and 50/50; proceeds help sponsor summer camp for inner city children. 737-5900, ext. 10. Play follows; see Theater events.

Family dinner baked ziti, Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus in Cutchogue.  Bar open until 8 p.m. Adults $15 or 2/$25; children $10. 734-7338.

Annual community flounder or chicken dinner at Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Seating at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.; take-out available. Includes green beans, potatoes, slaw and pie. Live music. Adults $17; kids under 10 $7; 734-6650.

Southold Rotary’s chicken & ribs or salmon dinner, Tuesday, April 26, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Take-out available. Tickets $20, available from any Rotarian or at door. Proceeds benefit club projects including scholarships for high school students and more.

Home Canning 101, Thursday, April 21, 6-8 p.m., with Mark Vosburgh at Riverhead Free Library. Register: 727-3228,

Pancake breakfast, Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m.-noon at Shiloh Baptist Church, Southold, sponsored by Saints of Shiloh. Donation $10. Eat in or take out. 765-3388.

For Bargain Hunters
Friends of the Library Book Sale, Wednesday, April 20, 3-6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Reading, viewing and listening materials all at bargain prices. 298-4134.

For Children
Southold Mothers’ Club’s moms’ night out, Thursday, April 21, 7-9 p.m. at Linda Stavrino’s house. RSVP [email protected] Springtime at Hallockville, Saturday, April 16, 1-4 p.m. in Riverhead. No RSVP.

Annual Egg Hunt at Orient Beach State Park, Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. in picnic area. Rain date Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. Spring Bunny on hand to award prizes. 323-2440.

Storytime with Diesel the Baby Donkey, Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m., at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Share donkey stories and see a real baby donkey. For the family. 298-4134.

In the Garden

Spring Gardening School 2011, Saturday, April 16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Riverhead Middle School, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk. Pre-registration required; advance payment $55; day of event $60. Bring soil and plant sample for testing. 727-7850, ext. 345.

Song swap organizer Gideon D'Arcangelo will lead an informal evening of eclectic music on April 16 at Poquatuck Hall in Orient. He and his fellow musicians are raising funds to support Oysterponds Community Activities and the ongoing maintenance of the newly refurbished hall.
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Song swap organizer Gideon D'Arcangelo will lead an informal evening of eclectic music on April 16 at Poquatuck Hall in Orient. He and his fellow musicians are raising funds to support Oysterponds Community Activities and the ongoing maintenance of the newly refurbished hall.

Second annual Song Swap at Poquatuck Hall, Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m., Orient. Proceeds benefit Oysterponds Community Activities for hall’s floor fund. Refreshments served, or bring some to share. Donation $10. 323-1234.

Acoustic guitarist Robert Bruey in concert, Saturday, April 16, 8-9:30 p.m., at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. With cellist Jonathan Preddice and violinist Leanne Preddice Strom, and guest artist G.P. Lane. Suggested donation $13; members $10; full-time students $8. 765-2626.

The Natural World
North Fork Audubon Society: Arshamomaque Preserve with Rick & Linda Kedenburg, Saturday, April 16, meet 8 a.m. at  Red House Nature Center, Greenport. RSVP: 734-7144, [email protected] Tuesdays with Tom: Piping Plover Places, Tuesday, April 19, meet 8 a.m. at Red House. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected]

Naturalist Mary Laura Lamont leads tour, Saturday, April 16, 9-11 a.m. through woods and fields of Hallockville and Hallock State Park Preserve. Fee $6; members $5. Heavy rain cancels. Registration required: 298-5292, [email protected]

‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features “Canning, Lactofermentation Pickling and Preserving Your Food” given by Flo Rewinski and Thea Fry, Friday, April 15, 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],

The Sciences
The Spring Break Project, week-long environmental science overnight camp, Sunday-Friday, April 17-22 for students ages 12-15 at Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead. Information: 727-7850, ext. 245.

Spring Recess Family Science, Monday-Friday, April 18-22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Long Island Science Center, Riverhead.  All activities ongoing. Admission $5. 208-8000,

Spring Youth Drama Workshop ‘Cat-Tales: What the Alley Cats Learn About Bullies,’ Saturday, April 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,’ Friday-Saturday, April 15-16, 7:30 p.m. in auditorium, Riverhead. Tickets $8.737-5900, ext. 10.

Mattituck High School Drama club presents ‘Lockdown’ and ‘The Audition,’ Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. in school auditorium, Main Road. 298-8460.

The Written Word

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.

Book discussion ‘Sag Harbor’ by Colson Whitehead, Monday, April 25, noon at Floyd Memorial Library, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing, both in Greenport. 477-0660.

Meet the Writers, Saturday, April 16, 1-3 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. With Robert Banfelder, Kimberly Collard, Teri Coyne, Tom Gahan and Margaret Johnson. Register:  727-3228, ext. 0,

Book talk and signing, Saturday, April 16, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. “The Last Whaler,” a historical novel by Capt. Nicholas Stevensson Karas of Orient. 477-0660.

Meet local author Tom Gahan, Sunday, April 17, 2 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. He examines the challenges of the English language and more. 298-4134.



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 Jr/Sr High School Students 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] 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.