Seventh annual Gridiron Golf Classic to benefit the Porters football team, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Islands End Golf and Country Club in Greenport. Fee $175, includes barbecue lunch, driving range, greens fee, golf cart, beverage cart, open bar and full buffet dinner with awards and prizes. $55 for dinner only. Limit 75 golfers, contact Barbara Thorp at 477-6114, 626-3816 or [email protected]
Oysterponds Historical Society’s elegant summer bash, Saturday, Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at bayside home in Orient. Silent art auction and live auction of “chairs” from local artists, architects and designers. Fee $125, call 323-2480 for ticket information. RSVP by July 28. A preview of the chairs to be auctioned, Saturday, July 30 on lawn at OHS together with bake sale organized by community’s youngest supporters.
Food and Drink
Rotary Lobsterfest, Saturday, July 30, 5-9 p.m. at The Wharf House, Founders Landing, Southold. Adults $35 advance, $40 at door. Child’s menu $7. Hosted by Southold/Greenport Rotary Club. Call 765-5100.
Ice Cream Social to benefit Jamesport Meeting House, Sunday, July 31, 2-4 p.m. at Meeting House, corner Main Road and Manor Lane. All-you-can-eat sundaes, seasonal flavors and toppings, specialty ice cream, old-fashioned lawn games & prizes. All proceeds support restoration and preservation of Meeting House. $5 children under 12, $7 adults.
Baiting Hollow Congregational Church’s annual Chicken BBQ, Saturday Aug. 6. Tickets $18 advance, $20 at door, kids under 12, $12 advance, $14 at door. Half-chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans, rolls, watermelon and more. Call Sandy at 369-4318 for info or tickets. Takeout available. Rain date Sunday, Aug. 7.
North Fork Animal Welfare League’s Summer Barbeque Extravaganza, Saturday, Aug. 6, 3-8 p.m. at the Corso residence overlooking Long Island Sound, 13451 Oregon Road, Cutchogue. Hors d’oeuvres, barbecue, cocktails, live music and dancing. Casual attire. Tickets $95; reserve tables available for parties of ten or more. RSVP requested 765-1811. Detailed information, directions and downloadable RSVP card athttp://www.nfawl.org/events/summer-barbeque-extravaganza.
For All Ages
Hallockville Museum Farm’s annual barn dance, Saturday, July 30, 6:30 p.m. in historic Naugles Barn. Chart Guthrie will call the dances with music by Dance All Night band. Bring picnic dinner. Soda, wine, and beer available for purchase. Tickets $20, $15 for Hallockville members; $5 children under 12, at door or call 298-5292. Proceeds support programming at farm. Casual attire recommended.
Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show, Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Long Island Mineral & Geology Society at Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave. Profits help sponsor children on school science trips, purchase of school equipment and scholarships. Featuring exhibits and sales of minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary, jewelry makers, repairs and wire wrapping, precious and semi-precious beads, pearls, amber, antique jewelry and geode cracking. Grand door prize is large fluorite crystal cluster. Donation: $5 adults; under 12 free with adult. limineralandgeology.com.
For Bargain Hunters
Yard sale, Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., organized by Mattituck students on front lawn of school. Proceeds help fund 2012 trip to Costa Rica.
Barn Sale, Saturday, July 30, 8 a.m.-noon, hosted by Southold Presbyterian Women at historic barn on Wells Avenue behind Bank of America, Merchandise includes crystal, glassware, china, Harry Potter games, household collectibles, jewelry and more. All proceeds contributed to East End Charities.
Donations wanted for Maureen’s Haven’s annual yard sale in August, Furniture, electronics, beds and bedding, appliances, exercise equipment, bicycles, tools, luggage, musical instruments and gently used clothing. 727-6831.
Tepee Day, Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.-noon at Downs Farm Preserve, Main Road, Cutchogue. Help “Tipi” Ted build a full-sized tepee, touch buffalo skins and bones, play drums and bone games, and make necklace. Trails open for hikes, for all ages. $5/single, $10/family. Co-sponsored by Peconic Land Trust and Town of Southold. RSVP 283-3195 or email [email protected] Heavy rain cancels.
OHS Kids, Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.-noon, “What’s Wampum?” workshop where kids discover history, explore and create. Discover how native peoples made use of local shells to barter & trade, make shell creation to take home. Kids tour Oysterponds Historical Society’s summer exhibition “Oysterponds’ Changing Face: The First Millennnium” before workshop. For ages 7-12, $2 per workshop per child (parents welcome), Reservations requested: 323-2480 or email [email protected]
For History Buffs
Back Over the Years: Mattituck Businesses at the Turn of the 20th Century, Monday, August 1, 7-8 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Reference librarians Jeff Walden and Jerry Matovcik take walk down Love Lane, along Pike Street, west to Factory Avenue, east to Wickham Avenue and visit Mattituck Village 100 years ago, through vintage photographs and ephemera in this PowerPoint presentation. Free. 298-4134.
Moroccan Tile Painting, Monday, Aug. 1, 4:30 p.m. for teens grades 7+ at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Paint Moroccan-inspired decorative wall tile. Registration required. 298-4134.
In the Garden
Troubleshooting in the Garden with Bill Sanok, Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.-noon at Peconic Land Trust’s Ag Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Ave., Southold. Walk through the Learning Garden with Bill Sanok, retired agriculture specialist from Cornell Cooperative Extension, as he identifies ways to improve production, discusses problems, challenges and opportunities and answers questions. Program suitable for all levels. RSVP: 283-3195 or email [email protected] Fee $5; rain cancels.
Riverhead summer concert series features Gilleece Twins & Chris Benedict, Friday, July 29, 7 p.m. on grounds of East End Arts Council, 133 E. Main St. Free.
Rockin’ on the River: Music Idol, Saturday, July 30, 7 p.m. at Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead. Orchestra starts at 6. With performers ages 10-18. Sponsored by Riverhead Business Improvement District, Riverhead Chamber of Commerce and L.I. Aquarium. Free. Email [email protected]
Summer Showcase Concert, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. features Dennis Raffelock Duo at Silversmith’s Corner, Town Green, Main Road, Southold. Bring blanket or chair. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church, Main Road. 208-6933.
The Natural World
Wilderness Week Day Camp, Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Downs Farm Preserve, Main Road, Cutchogue, sponsored by Peconic Land Trust. With Tipi Ted, for ages 7-12, teenagers welcome. Learn woodland survival skills, campfire safety, and how to use bow and arrow; help build a wigwam, make arrowheads, create crafts, tools and toys from wood, stone, shells and plants. Fee $50/one day, $90/two days, $120/three days, $140/four days and $150/all five days. Days do not have to be consecutive. Reserve at 722-4645, or email [email protected]
A Celebration of Amateur Radio with Great South Bay Amateur Radio Society, Saturday, July 30, noon-midnight at Custer Institute, Southold. Lectures and demos followed by refreshments and guided tour of night sky. Fee $15, members $10, students $5. 765-2626 or custerobservatory.org.
Sports and Recreation
Third annual Greenport Skate Park Festival & Fundraiser, Saturday, July 30, registration 10:30 a.m., event at noon. Fee $10 to participate in skateboarding events. For ages 7-young adult. Helmet mandatory. Free to attend, donations welcome. Raffles, prizes, bands, vendors. All proceeds benefit Greenport Skate Park renovation project. 484-3536, [email protected], greenportskateparkfestival.blogspot.com. Rain date Sunday, July 31.
North Fork Community Theatre presents its summer 2011 Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ July 29-31, Aug. 4-7 and 11-14, evening performances 8 p.m., Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m. Tickets $20: 298-NFCT, NFCT.com. Based on 1984 movie with high-energy dance numbers, well-loved songs, and emotional storyline.
Tours and Trips
Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, July 30, depart 4 p.m. from Greenport, return 9 p.m. Cruise along Gardiner’s Bay and Long Island Sound to see famous lighthouses of the North Fork, including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, Latimer Reef and North Dumpling. Lighthouse trips include maritime history and lighthouse stories by local expert. Fee $95 per person, $60 for teens/children; includes box lunch and beverage. Registration/information: eastendseaport.org, email [email protected], 477-2100.
The Written Word
Book Talk ‘The Spaces,’ J. Mudcat Miller, 7 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue. Registration requested. 734-6360.
Great Books Discussion: Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Thursday, August 4, 7-8 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Also meetings 8/9 & 8/11. Register at reference desk or 298-4134 ext. 5, and receive complimentary copy. Refreshments served.
Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.
Paintings, ‘The Creative World of Marilyn Uhl-Utz,’ on view July-August at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Exhibit of work by East End Arts Council members Scott McIntire and Dianne Martin at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, second floor at Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. On view through Aug. 6. 727-0900, [email protected]
Work by Mario Tomiatti on view through August on main level at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Sculpture Garden at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport. On view through November. 477-3800.
Exhibit of photographs by Howard Stevens at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead. On view through Sept. 10. 727-3200.
‘Rocky Splendor,’ photographs by Fran DePetris on view through July at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Duplicate bridge with Kathy Fibkins, Tuesdays, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Open to all; 734-8096.
Bingo, Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Moose Lodge, Riverside Drive, Riverhead. Gaming begins 7:30 p.m. 727-6667, 779-2694.
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.
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.
Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council gives guided tours of buildings on Cutchogue Village Green through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Hours are Saturday-Monday, 1-4 p.m. All tours begin at Carriage House adjacent to parking area. Children must be accompanied by adult. Admission free, donations welcome. Group tours by appointment only. Exhibit ‘The American Child’ on view in Schoolhouse on Village Green, through Aug. 20. 734-7122.
Southold Historical Society summer exhibition ‘A Quarter Century of Embroidery,’ featuring several dozen examples of the art, in cooperation with Peconic Bay Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Location 54325 Main Road; on view 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays through end of August. 765-5500, southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
Oysterponds Historical Society: Oysterponds Changing Face: The First Millenia, in Old Point Schoolhouse; Orange Webb House Maritime Tour; Thursday, Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m., Village Lane, Orient. Admission free. 323-2480, oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org.
Sail the Seven Seas, new exhibit at East End Seaport Museum, Third Street at Ferry Dock, Greenport. Meticulously hand crafted ship models replicating famous seagoing vessels of the last four centuries. Open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Group tours available. 477-2100.
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.
Community Drum Circle, Wednesday nights, 6:30-7:30 p.m. throughout July and August at East End Arts Council’s Carriage House located behind the School of the Arts, 144 East Main Street, Riverhead. Led by master drummer Jerome Liggon, participants learn traditional West African hand drumming and chant in drum circle setting. Participants instructed in proper hand use and technique to produce variety of sounds from single skin of Djembe drum. Drums are provided for on-site use. For ages ten and up. Donations accepted. 369-2171.