Call for artists, design competition for East End Arts Council’s Harvest Gospel Concert Series in November. Submit original artwork that reflects joy and soul of gospel music. Winning design will adorn 25th Anniversary Harvest Gospel Concerts’ program book, poster, and commemorative hand fan. Select submitted images showcased at Rejoice & Shout: Celebrating 25 Years of Harvest Gospel Concerts event on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Riverhead, soul food dinner party and screening of newly released gospel music documentary “Rejoice & Shout.” Drop-off at EEAC Gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead, by Friday, Sept. 9, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All submissions clearly labeled with artist’s name and contact information. 727-0900.
Call for artists for 2nd annual North Fork Chamber of Commerce Art Show at Greenport 2011. Artist registration application due by August 19. Event in Mitchell Park Saturday, Sept. 10. Spaces allocated on first-come-first-served basis. Contact Alex Ferrone, 734-8545. Sponsored in part by Suffolk County National Bank.
Poolside Soirée benefit, Friday, Aug. 19, 7-10 p.m. at Hotel Indigo, Riverhead, hosted by Charitable You and The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. Food, open bar, live entertainment, raffles and more. Tickets $100. All proceeds donated to PKD Foundation. Details on event website, pkdccc.myevent.com. 337-1603.
Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s Art and Crafts Show, Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 734-6382 or oldtownguild.com.
Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival, Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 20-21, Pulaski and Lincoln streets, Polish Town, Riverhead. Over 250 booths with arts, crafts, ethnic foods, exhibits, Polish imports and more. Corn-husking contest, live music, presenting of Miss Polish Town USA, dance performances and polka dancing in Polonaise Park pavilion Saturday night. Street fair is free; admission fee for Polka Festival. Polish Town Civic Association, 369-1615 or polishtownusa.com.
Southold Village Fair, Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Main Road in Village. Crafts, sidewalk sale, Historical Society house tour, pony rides, pirates, live music and more. Rain date Sunday, Aug. 21. 765-4100.
Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Family Festival, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 19-21, 6-11 p.m. at farm field on Route 25A, Wading River, opposite CVS. Rides, food vendors and more. Ride ticket packages available. 548-6021. Fireworks Saturday, Aug. 20, 9:30 p.m. Sunday hours 6-10 p.m. 548-6021.
Food and Drink
Premiere tour and tasting at Castello di BorgheseVineyards, Friday, Aug. 19, 3:45-5:30 p.m., sponsored by Peconic Land Trust. Led by owners Ann Marie and Marco Borghese, walk through vineyard, stop at fermentation room and in-depth description and tasting of wines, local hors d’oeuvres. Register at 3:34 p.m., tour begins 4 p.m. Fee $25. Reserve early, space limited. 283-3195 or [email protected] Rain or shine.
Breakfast Buffet, Sunday, Aug. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Holy Trinity Church, Greenport. French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, coffee and tea. Adults $10, children under 12 $6, under 5 free; all proceeds go to parish. Tickets at door or call 477-0855.
Preserving it right! Thursday Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Riverhead. Learn basics of home canning and preserving variety of fruits and vegetables. Class fee $20 (includes supplies). 727-7850, ext. 356 to register.
Family Dinner loin of pork, Friday, Aug. 19, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. Bar open until 8 p.m. Adults, $15 or 2/$25; children, $10. 734-7338.
Chicken barbecue, Saturday, Aug. 20, 4-7 p.m., hosted by Standard Hose Company of Greenport Fire Department. Tickets $20, take out available. Call 477-8261.
CAST’s 5th Annual Seafood Fest, Sunday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m. at the Wharf House at Founders Landing, Southold. Tickets $50, includes complete clam bake style dinner with dessert and glass of wine or beer. Only 100 tickets sold. Call Katria 477-1717.
For Bargain Hunters
Vendors wanted for flea market, Saturday, Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Flanders United Methodist Church. 10×10 space $30. Reserve at 727-2168 or 727-5374.
Southold Indian Museum’s annual Children’s Summer Program, Monday-Friday, Aug. 22-26, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for grades 2-6. Theme “Archaeology.” Five days $150, $125 for children or grandchildren of members. Register: 765-5577.
Southold Mothers’ Club’s Mom’s Night Out, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. at Melissa Dechiaro’s house. Come for appetizer or dessert. RSVP Melissa 298-1820.
For History Buffs
‘A History of Hallockville’ presentation/discussion by Herb Strobel, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society’s New Egypt Schoolhouse, Mattituck. Also general membership meeting. 948-0143.
In the Garden
Cornell Cooperative Extension hosts 2011 Fall Gardening Symposium, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hyatt Place Long Island Hotel, 451 E. Main St., Riverhead. Learn about Long Island’s native plants; discover alternatives to invasive ornamental plants and much more. Tour in the afternoon. Registration fee $65 (includes morning coffee break, lunch and handouts) 727-7850, ext. 337, for information or ccesuffolk.org, gardening calendar for brochure.
Lectures and Seminars
Photographing the night sky: tripod astrophotography, Saturday, Aug. 20, 8-9 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Learn how to take different types of space photos from start to finish using basic equipment. Topics include star-trails, stitching, stacking, long-exposure and time-lapse photography. Presenter: astrophotographer Glenn Wester. Suggested donation: $5 Custer/ASLI members/students, $10 non-members. Admission includes stargazing afterward. 765-2626.
Riverhead summer concert series features Jerry Cardone “Brown Eyes Sings Ole’ Blue Eyes,” Friday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. on grounds of East End Arts Council, 133 E. Main St. Free.
Poquatuck Hall in Orient hosts second of two-concert series featuring Steven Blier, renowned pianist and artistic director of The New York Festival of Song. Saturday, Aug. 27: Steven Blier offers a program of Spanish and American songs with young artists Corinne Winters, Wallis Giunta, and John Brancy. Admission: $30 ($50 for series) or $50 for limited front row seats ($90 for series). Concert at 8 p.m., proceeds benefit ongoing renovations at Poquatuck Hall. Information and reservations call Jane Smith at 323-1378 or email [email protected]
Summer Showcase Concert, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. features Greenport Community Concert Band at Silversmith’s Corner, Town Green, Main Road, Southold. Bring blanket or chair. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church, Main Road. 208-6933.
Sports and Recreation
Jamesport Fire Department’s 13th annual 10K run, Sunday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m., Iron Pier Beach to South Jamesport Beach. Fee: $20 pre-registered (postmarked by 8/22/11, first 400 guaranteed a T-shirt); $25 race day. Awards to top male and female runners and top 3 in each category, male and female. Also awards to top 3 fire department and peace/police officer finisher. Race entry includes T-shirt, post-race raffle (must be present to win) and award ceremony, use of South Jamesport Beach for day for swimming, water stops (1,2,3,4 and 5 miles), food and refreshments, medical aid and music along the way. Contact Robert Sikora, [email protected], 807-4055.
Tours and Trips
Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, Aug. 20, 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. Cruise vessel stops next to each lighthouse for photo ops. Fee $95 per person, $60 for teens/children. Price includes box lunch and complimentary glass of L.I. wine or bottle of water. Registration/information: eastendseaport.org, email [email protected], 477-2100. Groups welcome.
The Written Word
Mystery book discussion ‘The Alienist’ by Caleb Carr, Tuesday, August 23, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. It’s 1896 in New York City, Teddy Roosevelt is police commissioner and a serial killer is on the loose. Call Bev Wowak, reader’s adviser, at 298-4134, ext. 6.
Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.
Paintings, ‘The Creative World of Marilyn Uhl-Utz,’ on view through August at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Gyotaku prints by Jack Schwartz at The Southold Indian Museum, 1080 Main Bayview Road, Southold, through mid August. 765-5577.
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.
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.