Thursday, October 27
Southold Mothers Club goes to Halloween Storytime Yoga, 1-1:45 p.m. at Expert Martial Arts Dojang No. 2, 1116 Main Road, Aquebogue. For ages 2-5; $8 per child, $3 each additional sibling. SMC discount available. Preregistration required; contact Mary Hasel at 516-807-1580 or [email protected]
Spider Spun Tales for grades 2-3, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Wii and Halloween Party, 4-6 p.m. for grades 4-6, hosted by Penny Kelley and Dana Bruey at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Wear costume, make spooky craft, eat snacks, and play Wii games. 765-2077.
Film Festival features ‘My Life as a Dog’ (Sweden, 1985) directed by Lasse Hallstrom, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
Documentary ‘Race to Nowhere,’ “Changing How We Prepare Our Children for Their Future,” 6:30 p.m. in Southold High School auditorium, Oaklawn Avenue. Stories of young people pushed to the brink, burned-out educators worried that students aren’t developing skills they need, parents trying to do best for kids, and silent epidemic in schools: cheating, disengaged students, stress-related illness and more. Dr. Alison Byers facilitates discussion following film.
Slow Food East End presents ‘Lunch Line, the Documentary,’ 6:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck, about the impact of politics and private interests on school meals. Free. 298-4134.
Great Books Discussion ‘My Antonia’ by Willa Cather, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.
Stirling Historical Society membership meeting, 7 p.m. at Greenport United Methodist Church, Main Street. Updates on Ireland House and Berger House. Light refreshments. 965-3598.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘Harvey’ by Mary Chase, winner of 1945 Pulitzer Prize for drama; performance 8 p.m., Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck. Tickets $15 at nfct.com or 298-NFCT.
Friday, October 28
ELIH Auxiliary Sterling Silver Jewelry Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in conference room at Eastern Long Island Hospital, 201 Manor Place, Greenport. Necklaces, bracelets, rings and more. 477-5196.
Whooose Picking Our Pumpkins, 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register 734-6360.
Movie ‘Around a Small Mountain,’ (NR) 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Artist returns after 15-year absence to small circus run by her father and learns to cope with his death. Free. 298-4134.
Special junior high drop-by, 2:45-6 p.m. for grades 7-8 at Southold Free Library, Main Road, hosted by Penny Kelley, Grace Bruer and Emma Alvarez. Watch “old-fashioned” scary movie clips and decorate cupcakes for Halloween. Costumes welcome but not required. 765-2077.
Special two-day sale of used children’s books, puzzles and toys, 3-5 p.m. at North Shore United Methodist Church, 260 Route 25A in Wading River. Everything must go. 929-8692.
Friday Family Flick ‘Spooky Buddies,’ (G) 4 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. No registration. 734-6360.
Fright Night, 4-6 p.m. for teens ages 13-17 at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
‘Dracula: Fiction & Reality,’ 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Discussion of origins and early evolution in recorded history, print, and film of one of English literature’s most recognized characters. 477-0660.
Halloween Spooktacular at Stotzky Park, 6-8:30 p.m. for all ages; under 18 must be with adult. Pumpkin carving, ghosts, candy apples, witches, trunk-or-treat, goblins, spooky stories, scarecrows and more. Wear a favorite scary or funny costume; hosted by Town of Riverhead Recreation Department. 727-5744.
Peconic Bay Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Auction, 6 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers, 978 Main Road, Aquebogue. Tickets $75, include five-hour open bar and dinner. RSVP: 484-7283.
Halloween covered dish party, 6 p.m. at Orient United Methodist Church, Village Lane. Adults, children, costumes.
Friday Night Movie ‘Jane Eyre,’ (PG-13) 7 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. No registration. 734-6360.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘Harvey,’ 8 p.m. See Thursday.
Saturday, October 29
Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Grange, Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Used, new, rare and out-of-print; proceeds go to Save the Grange Campaign to buy new stove. Hosted by Georgeann Packard and Lisa Acor Laurel. 516-673-1231, 608-3827.
Half-price tag sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at First Universalist Church, Main Road, Southold. Furniture, clothing, housewares, everything must go. Rain or shine. 765-3494.
Special two-day sale of used children’s books, puzzles and toys, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at North Shore United Methodist Church; see Friday.
Mad Science of Long Island workshops for ages 5-12 at Riverhead Town Human Resource/Senior Center, 60 Shade Tree Lane, Aquebogue. Dinosaurs, 10-11 a.m.; Bugs, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Fee: $10 each. Preregistration required: 727-5744. Sponsored by Town of Riverhead Recreation Department.
Children’s Sewing, 9:30 a.m.-noon; Beginner Knitting, 10 a.m.-noon; Tween Sewing, 1-5 p.m. at Southold Indian Museum, 1080 Main Bayview Road. Fee. Register: 765-5577.
The New Suffolk School Enrichment Fund Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 7605 New Suffolk Road, “spooktacular” event with games, contests, chinese auction and haunted “Ghoul School.” Wear costume. 734-8255 or [email protected]
Quilting: make Thanksgiving table runner, for ages 10 and up, 1-2:30 p.m. at Oysterponds Historical Society, Village Lane, Orient. Fee $50, $45 for members, plus $20 materials fee. Register: 323-2480, [email protected]
Jus B Cuz ‘Concert of Hope for Michael Hubbard,’ 4-7 p.m. at Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Road, Jamesport. Michael was badly burned by a gel candle; tickets $15, all proceeds donated to family to help with financial needs. 298-7232, 516-885-8020 or 516-885-8287.
Night at the Races, dinner 6-7 p.m., simulated horse racing 7-10 p.m. at American Legion Post 803, Southold. Admission $12, families welcome. Advance tickets 765-2276.
Shawn Widmyer presents ‘Celebrate Life,’ 6-9 p.m. at Terrence Joyce Gallery, 114 Main St., Greenport. Art exhibit and reception honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month; proceeds benefit Eastern Long Island Hospital’s digital mammography center. 477-0700.
Free Drive-In Movies hosted by Riverhead Town Recreation Department. Children’s movie “Monsters, Inc.” at 7 p.m. and “Poltergeist” for adults around 9 p.m. on giant inflatable screen at downtown riverfront. Adult supervision required for under 18. Bring chair, blankets or other seating. Call 727-5744, ext. 30, for rain/cancellation information.
Jupiter In Opposition and Stargazing, 7 p.m.-midnight (weather permitting) at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. View Jupiter and other celestial bodies through powerful telescopes. Suggested donation $5, children $3, members free. 765-2626.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘Harvey,’ 8 p.m. See Thursday.
Sunday, October 30
Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Grange in Riverhead. See Saturday.
Southold Elementary School Halloween Parade begins at noon at firehouse on Main Road and ends at school on Oaklawn Avenue for crafts and refreshments; sponsored by PTA. 765-5208.
Village Halloween parade and pumpkin sculpture contest hosted Greenport Village, Floyd Memorial Library and Greenport PTA; open to all children, adults and families. Parade starts 2 p.m. at school on Front Street and winds through village to library for refreshments, photos and judging of pumpkins in library’s backyard garden. Prizes awarded for most creative entries. Carve or construct pumpkin at home and bring to library after 1 p.m. on day of parade. No charge to enter contest. Festivities conclude at 5 p.m.
Musical Journey with Matthew, 2 p.m. at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Accomplished 18-year-old composer, musician, keyboardist and guitar player composes different genres of music. Sponsored by Friends of library. 765-2077.
‘The History of Whaling in America’ with author Eric Jay Dolin, 2:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing community center, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Dolin’s talk/slideshow takes audience on whirlwind tour of “Leviathan.” Long Island’s whaling history also highlighted and Dolin signs copies of his book. 477-3800.
North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘Harvey,’ 2:30 p.m. See Thursday. Final performance.
Recorder Orchestra of New York ‘The Unexpected Recorder,’ 3 p.m. at Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Road, Jamesport. Eclectic program includes Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, plus contemporary and swing selections. Donation $15, students $10. Refreshments after concert. [email protected]
Southold Cheerleaders host fundraiser at Krupski’s corn maze, 5-7 p.m. elementary students and family; 7-8 p.m. middle and high school students. Tickets $5 per student/child (accompanying parent free); available from any cheerleader or at Southold Pharmacy, or at corn maze on day of event.
Monday, October 31
Oysterponds Halloween parade starts at 2 p.m. at school on Main Road, down Village Lane to Orchard, east to Tabor, then up Tabor and back to school.
Jamesport Fire Department’s annual Halloween Parade begins 5 p.m. at firehouse on Manor Lane with refreshments for kids young and old. Parade starts 6 p.m., marches to Jamesport Community Center, where kids meet “the good witch of Jamesport.” Prizes awarded for best costume. 722-8048.
Cutchogue Halloween Parade, assemble 6 p.m. at Village Green, Main Road, march to Cutchogue Firehouse on New Suffolk Road for treats.
All Howls’ Eve with North Fork Animal Welfare League, 7 p.m. at A Lure Restaurant, 62300 Main Road, Southold. Tickets $95, includes three-course dinner, open bar with local wines; costumes optional. Proceeds benefit Southold Animal Shelter. Seats limited; RSVP: 765-1811.
Tuesday, November 1
Henna Designs with Eakta Ghandi, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for grades 6 and up at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Learn about origins and traditions of henna and leave with henna tattoo. Register: 734-6360. Southold Free Library patrons call 765-2077 to register.
Wednesday, November 2
‘New York’s Fifth Avenue: A Utopian Experiment’ with historian Ronald Brown, 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, sponsored by Southold Historical Society. In the 1820s Calvinists sought to transform New York City into a New Jerusalem modeled after John Calvin’s Geneva Christian Republic, and they pushed north from Washington Square along Fifth Avenue with homes, houses of worship, stores, hotels, private clubs, mansions and public buildings. Reserve: 765-5500.
Thursday, November 3
Book Discussion ‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Toibin, 10:30 a.m. at Southold Free Library, Main Road, led by Caroline MacArthur. 765-2077.
Art Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. for teens ages 13-17 at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
Heart to Heart for grades 4-6, 4:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Register: 298-4134, ext. 4.
East End Lions Dinner and Fashion Show, 5-10 p.m. at Giorgio’s Restaurant in Baiting Hollow. Fashions by Fandango of Hampton Bays and White House Black Market of Riverhead. Tickets $48, includes chinese auction, 50/50 and grand raffle. All proceeds support needy families and student scholarships. RSVP: 298-4012.
Film Festival features ‘Heartbreaker’ (France, 2010) directed by Pascal Chameil, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.
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