Thursday, June 16
Book discussion ‘Sag Harbor’ by Colson Whitehead, 10 a.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Good News Thrift Shop Father’s Day Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, Main Road. Half price on all men’s clothing and accessories (except jewelry). All proceeds benefit church missions and community needs.
Hulling Night, 5 p.m., Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, Strawberry Fields fairgrounds, Route 48, Mattituck. Help turn fresh strawberries into ingredients for shortcake and daiquiris for guests. Complimentary snacks and beverages, door prizes. Carnival rides 6:30-10 p.m.; one-price ride bracelet, $20; single-ride tickets available. mattitucklionsclub.org.
Spring Film Festival features ‘Micmacs’ (France, 2009) directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Satirical look at global arms trade, starring Dany Boon as Bazil, who rallies his friends to take down weapons manufacturers responsible for his father’s death. Free. 477-0660.
East End Arts Council School of the Arts presents ‘Third Thursdays,’ 6:30 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, Brecknock Road, Greenport. “Pre-Walk-Talk” features artists, poets, gallery owners and “artistes” of all disciplines; a sneak preview of series and prelude to 2011 Greenport Gallery Walk, as well as networking opportunity for art lovers. 727-0900.
Friday, June 17
Krazy Kangaroos, 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3 at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.
Good News Thrift Shop Father’s Day Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; see Thursday.
Film ‘The Illusionist’ (PG-13), 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Intriguing tale of magic, rivalry and star-crossed lovers. Free. 298-4134.
Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, 5-11 p.m. features strawberry daiquiris, shortcake and dipped berries, International food court, rides and amusements, arts, crafts and music by Southbound on Main Stage, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Fireworks 9 p.m. All admissions: $2 adults and children ages 6+; ages 5 and under free. Ride bracelets: $25; Single-ride tickets available. mattitucklionsclub.org.
North Fork Community Theatre’s 3rd annual Building on Tradition Gala, 7 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers, Main Road, Aquebogue. Theme is “Legends of the Theatre,” in tribute to past NFCT presidents. Proceeds support group’s effort to purchase its Mattituck building. Performances by NFCT members, sit-down dinner, chinese auction, raffles, DJ music and dancing. Tickets $85; guests encouraged to reserve tables of 10-12. For tickets, call 298-NFCT(6328) or go to nfct.com. Information: 917-334-6639.
Dayspring Performing Arts Showcase, 7:30 p.m. at Living Water Full Gospel Church, 24 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead. Students demonstrate what they learned this year and give performances relating to particular class; teachers and former students demonstrate what they have learned through years of dance and drama training. Tickets and information: 722-4969, ext. 204.
Saturday, June 18
North Fork Head Start hosts chinese auction, 9 a.m. in Southold, to benefit class of 2011’s family fun day. Drawing at noon. Admission $5, with two free tickets. Additional tickets 6/$5. 765-5684.
Good News Thrift Shop Father’s Day Sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; see Thursday.
Humans and Sculpture/Birds and Nests, 10 a.m. nature workshop, 11 a.m. art-making by sculptor Diane Giardi, at North Fork Audubon Society’s Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Unique hands-on workshop led by Audubon educators and artist Diane Giardi. Create a unique, place-based sculpture in conjunction with exhibition “Beyond Spheres: Landscapes.” Using natural materials gathered nearby, design and build a large nest-like form, integrating wrapping and weaving plus the addition of inspirational text. Process involves creating, assembling and final display outside in garden/woods area. 917-623-5373
Southold Fire Dept.’s craft fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Main Road. 765-6913.
Orient East Marion Park District’s annual Spring/Summer Beach Cleanup, 10 a.m.; bring rakes, grabbers etc. Gloves and trash bags provided. Rain date Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m.
Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fresh berry and plant sale, music by Who are Those Guys, on Main Stage 11 a.m.-3 p.m., crowning of Strawberry Queen 3 p.m., Liza Coppola acoustic rock 4-6 p.m., Dead Ahead blues/rock 6:30-10 p.m., fireworks 9 p.m. Event schedule and admission fees: mattitucklionsclub.org.
Suffolk County Historical Society’s exhibition and public program coordinator Kathy Curran discusses her choices as juror for current East End Arts Council Folk Art Show, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at EEAC Gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead, and displays samples of folk art from her personal collection. Attendees welcome to bring one small folk art treasure of their own to discuss. Suggested donation $5. 727-0900, [email protected], eastendarts.org.
East End Voters Coalition sponsors 10th annual Juneteenth Celebration, noon-4:30 p.m. at Stotzky Park, Riverhead. Free picnic, DJ music and games. Rain date Sunday, June 19. 369-2457.
Friends of The Big Duck host 80th Birthday Party, 1-4 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch in Flanders. Music, refreshments, games, prizes and surprises. The Big Duck is a historic landmark, and this year marks the 80th anniversary of 1931 hatching. Admission free. 727-0593.
‘Sound Avenue: My Favorite Road,’ special exhibit and trolley tour at Hallockville Museum Farm, Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Opening reception at 1 p.m. with Newsday senior editor Steve Wick, whose writing yielded exhibit title, and Bob Barauskas, who discusses famous 1909 Sound Avenue car race. At 1:45 p.m., trolley tour, led by historian Richard Wines, covers entire length of Sound Avenue from Mattituck to Wading River; returns 4:30 p.m. Jointly sponsored by museum and North Fork Environmental Council as part of its “SOS Ave.” (Save our Sound Avenue) campaign. Exhibit runs through Dec. 19 and features archival photos and artifacts related to history of Sound Avenue. Tour is $40 with proceeds to benefit Hallockville and NFEC. Advanced reservations essential, space limited. Call NFEC at 298-8880 for tickets.
Film ‘Waiting for Superman,’ 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. 2010 documentary film from director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott that analyzes failures of American public education, by following several students through the educational system, who hope to be selected in a lottery for acceptance into charter schools. Discussion follows; refreshments by Cuvée Bistro. Free; register. 477-0660.
Hockey Science, 2-4 p.m. at Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead. Explore the science behind velocity, momentum, friction, ice and gravity, make and enjoy ice cream. Parent/child package $10; add friend or sibling $5 each. Register: 208-8000.
YES (Youth Engaged in Services) program hosts community graduation and summer kickoff bash, 4 p.m. at Fifth Street Beach in Greenport, henna tattoos, airbrushed t-shirts, food and beverages. There will be one last basketball tournament between Greenport, Southold and Mattituck high schools, with prizes awarded to winning team.
Solstice Family Scavenger Hunt and Barbecue, 4-10 p.m., co-sponsored by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund and Peconic Land Trust. A family-friendly, local scavenger hunt through the village, barbecue on the beach, local beer, bonfire, music, dancing and games. Hunt $50 per family; food $20 at door, $18 online; under 12 free. newsuffolkwaterfront.org.
Shelter Island 10K Run, plus 5K race/walk and community fun walk begins 5:30 p.m. at Shelter Island High School, 33 North Ferry Road. Fees: 10K Run $30, 5K Fun Walk (14 & over) $25; 5K Fun Walk (under 14) $15. Registration closes Thursday, June 16, but in-person registration and number pickup also available in high school gym Friday, June 17, 5-8 p.m. and day of race, noon-5 p.m. Call 749-RUNS (7867), 774-9499. Rain or shine.
Opera of the Hamptons, 7 p.m. at Duck Walk Vineyards North, Main Road, Southold. Best of Broadway, opera hit parade and more. Tickets $45; priority and at door $55; 728-8804, [email protected], operaofthehamptons.org.
Long Island composer Thomas Mangano in concert, 8-9:00 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold, followed by stargazing 9:30 p.m.-midnight. New age works for cello and keyboard, with cellist Kelly Quinn. Magical evening of music and celestial contemplation; much of music in program written especially for Custer and will debut at performance. Suggested donation $13, $10 Custer members, $8 full-time students. 765-2626.
‘Songs We Love,’ 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, Main Street, Riverhead, features Kelli Baumann, Bob Beodeker, Rusty Kransky, Dee Martin, Marion E. Stark and James Stevens, accompanied by Nancy Deegan and Pat Wall. Tickets $10 at door. Proceeds benefit North Fork Breast Health Coalition.
Sunday, June 19
Hike led by Barbara Terranova, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Arshamomaque Preserve, 1105 Chapel Lane, Greenport. 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.
Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See Friday. Music by Souled Out, noon-4 p.m. on Main Stage; “Big Bucks” raffle drawing 4 p.m.
Car wash hosted by Riverhead Girl Scouts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Chase Bank in front of Walmart, Riverhead. Fee $5; all proceeds go to Michael Hubbard’s family (Michael was badly burned recently) to help with expenses. 727-2655.
Father’s Day cookout, noon-2 p.m., hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council on Village Green, Cutchogue. Celebrate construction of new Village Garage; photo ops on 1926 Model T pickup truck. Free hot dogs, chips, lemonade and iced tea. 725-7122.
Old Fashioned Fish Fry, 1-7 p.m. at Hanff’s Boatyard, 190 Sterling St., Greenport. Fundraiser to benefit Greenport American Legion skating rink. Fresh local fish, hash brown potatoes, cole slaw, dessert and more. Adults 420; under age 12, $10. Tickets at Costello Marine Contracting: 741-9994, 477-1456.
Remembrances program, 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Share personal stories; register: 477-0660.
Alison Hegeman and CAST, 2 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Alison Hegeman will speak on her work with Community Action Southold Town and sign copies of her book “Act III.” $10 tax-deductible donation to CAST. 298-4134.
‘Songs We Love,’ 2:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Riverhead. See Saturday.
Monday, June 20
Local author Robert Banfelder presents ‘Making Money Writing About What You Already Know,’ 6-8 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228.
Tuesday, June 21
North Fork Audubon Society’s Tuesdays with Tom. Calverton Grasslands, meet at 8 a.m. in parking lot at Office Max, Tanger Outlet, Riverhead. Register at 477-6456 or [email protected] northforkaudubon.org.
Tai Chi with Sal Minardi, 11 a.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Classes Tuesdays through July 26, outside in garden, weather permitting. Register: $25. 477-0660.
Sisters of St. Joseph’s 16th annual Golf Classic at Baiting Hollow Club on Sound Avenue, honoring Dr. Michael Dempsey of Riverhead. Catering by Georgio’s. Day of golf with all-you-can-eat brunch, lunch cocktail hour and lobster bake dinner, all served with top shelf liquor. VIP $1200, individual golfers $250. Information/reservation: 273-1187, ext. 25 or 26, Marie or Sister Rose.
Book Discussion ‘China Lake’ by Meg Gardiner, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Novel’s heroine, Evan Delaney, deals with murder and a dangerous religious cult. Call Bev Wowak at 298-4134, ext. 6.
Lifestyles group meets 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Talk by archeologist Jo-Ann McLean, 7 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council meeting in Old Schoolhouse on Village Green in Cutchogue. Ms. McLean speaks about artifacts found during excavation for Village Garage. 734-6571.
Wednesday, June 22
Comedy Writing class, 4 p.m. with Jack Simmons at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. First of 4 classes; 477-0660.
‘Save the Grange’ lecture series, 6:30 p.m. features, “The Hollow Earth” given by Jeff Frank at the Grange, Sound Avenue at Church Lane, Northville. Doors open 6 p.m., with performance by Warren McKnight. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected], spirit-renewal.com.
Thursday, June 23
Mid-Summer’s Bounty with certified aromatherapist Donna Penney, 7 p.m. at Southold Free Library., Main Road; $5 materials fee due at time of registration. Learn how to make fragrant flower-infused oils. Facts, folklore and fun included. Register: 765-2077. Space limited.
Teen Art Club, 4-6 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
Home Staging and Decor Workshop with Diane Valentine, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
Original Voices at the Vail, 7-11 p.m., Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Ave., Riverhead. Two stages, featured performers, open mic, all original music. Tickets: $5 (players and audience); all ages welcome. 727-5782, vailleavitt.org.
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