Southold-Peconic: An ice cream social, a fair and craft show, and a Summer Showcase concert

July ended with another beautiful weekend of fun activities. We should all be primed for the steamy days of August after experiencing the scorching temps we endured in July.

A locally popular summertime event is Southold Historical Society’s ice cream social, which will be held this Saturday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at its Main Road complex. Bring the family and enjoy grilled hot dogs, lemonade, ice cream and goodies from the famous “Cupcake Truck.” Jamie Davis of Maritime pirate fame will be on hand to entertain the children, and tours of the historic buildings will be given. Admission is free, but tickets will be sold for games and refreshments.

Community suppers will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening through Oct. 25 at Southold Presbyterian Church’s Christian Education building. All are welcome.

The Southold Village Merchants and the North Fork Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual fair and craft show on Saturday, Aug. 20. Vendor spaces may be reserved by calling 765-4100.

Thirty-two students recently passed the New York State Boater’s Safety exam presented by the Peconic Bay Power Squadron. Special thanks to Bridget Hodgson for assisting with the program.

Happy birthday to Ed Rudder and David Surozenski Sr. on the 6th; Rusty Ackroyd and Tom Schade on the 8th; and Chris Hall and Bob Koster on the 9th.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic supper, if you wish, to the Summer Showcase concert series on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. On Aug. 10, pop jazz quartet The IS Ensemble will take the stage. As a special treat for children, Brady Rymer will perform on Tuesday, Aug. 9. at 6 p.m. This show is sponsored by East End Libraries.

Another fun activity for kids is Southold Indian Museum’s summer program, scheduled for Aug. 22-26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The cost is $150 for the week or $125 for children or grandchildren of museum members. Call 765-5577 for details.

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