Thursday, July 28
LEGO 2 and 3, 3 p.m. for grades 2-3 at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Registration required. 298-4134.
Board Game Night for all ages, 5-7 p.m. with Dana Bruey and Heather Bitka at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Film Festival: ‘The Harmonists’ (Germany, 1997) directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
The World of Reptiles and Amphibians, 6:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. For families. No registration. 298-4134.
Lecture Series features ‘Caleb Smith State Park: From Bull Story to Preserve,’ 7 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead, presented in connection with exhibit “Private Places Public Spaces: Suffolk County’s Elite Hunt Clubs & Regional Decoys.” Speaker is Linda Kasten. Reservations requested; $5 donation. 727-2881.
North Fork Community Theatre presents its summer 2011 Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ performance 8 p.m., Old Sound Avenue. Opening night reception 7 p.m. Tickets $20: 298-NFCT, NFCT.COM. Based on 1984 movie with high-energy dance numbers, well-loved songs and emotional storyline.
Friday, July 29
Skyping Stories, 11:30-12:30 p.m. for grades 1-2 with Heather Bitka and her friend Joanne in Wisconsin; an in-library traveling adventure featuring story over internet and craft, at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Movie ‘Inside Job’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Free. First film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. Free. 298-4134.
Greek Festival, 4-11 p.m. at Church of the Transfiguration of Christ, 1950 Breakwater Road, Mattituck. With vendors, flea market, traditional foods. Continues through Sunday.
Rock ’n Roll, 4:30 p.m. for students who have completed grades K-1 at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Registration required. 298-4134.
Riverhead summer concert series features Gilleece Twins & Chris Benedict, 7 p.m. on grounds of East End Arts Council, 133 E. Main St. Free.
Book Talk ‘The Spaces,’ J. Mudcat Miller, 7 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Registration requested. 734-6360.
Greenport Band presents outdoor concert, 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport, directed by Colin Van Tuyl. Bring lawn chairs. Free. 553-8443.
North Fork Community Theatre presents Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ performance at 8 p.m. See Thursday.
Saturday, July 30
Barn Sale, 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.
Yard sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., organized by Mattituck students on front lawn of school, Main Road. Proceeds help fund 2012 trip to Costa Rica.
Tepee Day, 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.
Troubleshooting in the Garden with Bill Sanok, 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.
OHS Kids, 10 a.m.-noon, “What’s Wampum?” workshop, Village Lane, Orient, where kids discover how native peoples made use of local shells to barter and 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]
Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show, 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.
Third annual Greenport Skate Park Festival & Fundraiser, 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.
Food Fun: Mexican Munchies, 10:30 a.m. for grades 2-6. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.
A Celebration of Amateur Radio with Great South Bay Amateur Radio Society, noon-midnight at Custer Institute & Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. Lectures and demos followed by refreshments and guided tour of night sky. Fee $15, members $10, students $5. 765-2626 or custerobservatory.org.
Greek Festival, noon to midnight at Church of the Transfiguration of Christ, 1950 Breakwater Road, Mattituck. With vendors, flea market, traditional foods and music.
A preview of the chairs from local artists, architects and designers to be auctioned at Oysterponds Historical Society’s summer bash, 4-6 p.m. at Webb House, Village Lane, Orient, on lawn, together with bake sale organized by community’s youngest supporters. 323-2480.
Lighthouse Cruise, 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.
Rotary Lobsterfest, 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.
LIGLBT Benefit, 6–9 p.m. at Bedell Cellars, 36225 Main Road, Cutchogue. Wines donated by several Long Island wineries, live music and hors d’oeuvres, watch sunset overlooking miles of uninterrupted vineyards and farmland. Tickets $100, visit: http://www.liglbtnetwork.org/content.php?pgID=805. All proceeds benefit The Long Island Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Services Network.
Hallockville Museum Farm’s annual barn dance, 6:30 p.m. in historic Naugles Barn, Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Chart Guthrie will call the dances with music by Dance All Night band. Bring picnic supper. 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.
Rockin’ on the River: Music Idol, 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]
Shoreham-Wading River Community Band’s ‘Music By The Ponds,’ 7 p.m. at Wading River Congregational Church, 2057 North Country Road, sponsored by SWR Community Programs. Admission free-will offering. Summer Youth Ministry will sell refreshments. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ performance at 8 p.m. See Thursday.
Sunday, July 31
Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Long Island Mineral & Geology Society at Riverhead High School. See Saturday.
Greek Festival, noon to7 p.m. at Church of the Transfiguration of Christ, 1950 Breakwater Road, Mattituck. With vendors, flea market, traditional foods.
Ice Cream Social to benefit Jamesport Meeting House, 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. Featuring Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. All proceeds support restoration and preservation of Meeting House. $5 children under 12, $7 adults.
North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ matinee at 2:30 p.m. See Thursday.
Monday, August 1
Wilderness Week Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 5, 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]
Moroccan Tile Painting, 4:30 p.m. for teens grades 7+ at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Paint Moroccan-inspired decorative wall tile. Registration required. 298-4134.
Back Over the Years: Mattituck Businesses at the Turn of the 20th Century, 7-8 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, 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.
Monday Night Dancing in the Park, 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Front Street, Greenport. No Request Band. Bring chairs or blankets.
Tuesday, August 2
Seventh annual Gridiron Golf Classic to benefit the Porters football team, 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]
Wednesday, August 3
Family Science at Long Island Science Center, 11 W. main St., Riverhead, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Build Your World! Explore, create and design, make a craft to take home. Different theme each week. All activities ongoing and self-directed, for all ages, Wednesday-Sunday, through Aug. 21. 208-8000.
Children are artists too, 3 p.m. for preschool to grade 6 at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Panini, 3 p.m. for those who have completed grades K-2, and Eat Like DaVinci, 4:30 p.m. for those who have completed grades 3-6 at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Registration required for both: 298-4134.
Sunset Visit to The Old Burying Ground with Melissa Andruski, meet 6 p.m. at entrance Southold Free Library, Main Road. Rain cancels. 765-2077.
Wednesday Night at the Movies, 6:30 p.m. for all ages, movie rated G or PG; bring snack, water provided, at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Summer Showcase Concert, 7:30 p.m. features The 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.
Thursday, August 4
Book Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m., led by Caroline MacArthur, “House on Salt Hay Road” by Carin Clevidence at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Film Festival: ‘Glass: Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts’ (USA, 2007) directed by Scott Hicks, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
Movie ‘The Scorpion King,’ 6-8 p.m. for teens ages 13-17 at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 112, [email protected]
Great Books Discussion: Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ 7-8 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Also meetings 8/9 and 8/11. Register at reference desk or 298-4134 ext. 5, and receive complimentary copy. Refreshments served. 298-4134.
North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage Production of ‘Footloose!’ performance at 8 p.m. See Thursday.
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