Coming Up

The Arts

Artist’s Reception, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. at Riverhead Town Hall, featuring photographs by Riverhead artist and East End Arts member Sue Romano. Runs through Dec. 1. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres served. 727-3200.

Opening Reception for Winners’ Show exhibit, Friday, Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m. at East End Arts Gallery, featuring work of best-in-show artists from EEA’s 2010 juried shows. 727-0900.

Third Thursdays Artist Talks at Brecknock Hall, Greenport, Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. “Inspiration: Spirit Within Art” with Terrence Joyce. Philosophical discussion of how art is inspired, featured speaker, local painter Isabelle Haran-Leonardi. Hosted by Greenport Art Galleries and East End Arts School of the Arts. Free; no registration. 369-2171.

Call for Artists: East End Arts’ Holiday Market, starting Nov. 29 through December, hand-made ornaments, one-of-a-kind jewelry and wearables and unique ceramics and crafts at East End Arts Gallery in Riverhead. For information contact Jane Kirkwood, 727-0900 or [email protected]

Call for artists and craftspeople, “Taste of American Arts & Crafts, With a Side Dish of Antiques and Collectibles” fundraiser for new Parish Hall stage curtains at Holy Trinity Church, Greenport. Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee: $25; plus 10 percent of sales go to church. Handmade by artist only, no imports, no buy and sell. Contact Laura Wilson, 724-953-3382, [email protected]

Call for artists: South Street Gallery’s 10 x 10 = 100 art show and sale to benefit North Fork Environmental Council. Gallery will provide artists with 10-inch-square cradled birch plywood boards; each piece will be sold for $100; 25 percent to gallery; 75 percent split between artist and NFEC. Pick up boards at Greenport gallery weekends noon-5 p.m. Finished works due by Sunday, Nov. 20. 477-0021.


Fundraiser in memory of Rick Terry, Sunday, Oct. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead. All proceeds benefit Emma Wheeler Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Food, silent auction/chinese auction, live music, door prizes, cash bar. Tickets $40; purchase at Lobster Roll Restaurant, Riverhead, mail checks payable to foundation to 3174 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901 or call 680-7655. Tickets also available for pickup at door.

Southold’s annual Crop Walk for Hunger, Sunday, Oct. 16, 1-4 p.m. Registration at noon at First Presbyterian Church. Walk, run, bike or skate to Southold Methodist Church. $15 pledge. Proceeds benefit CAST and Church World Services’ efforts to end hunger. 765-2597, 765-3449.

Car wash, Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverhead Middle School, hosted by Middle Masques to fund upcoming productions. Cars $6, trucks/SUVs $8.

Classes and Workshops

Loom Beading, Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22, 9-11 a.m. at Southold Indian Museum. Fee. Register: 765-5577.


Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s Art and Crafts Show, Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6382 or

Food and Drink

A Supper from the Soil & Sea, plus tours of historic Webb House, Saturday, Oct. 15, 4-7 p.m. at Poquatuck Park in Orient. Hosted by Group for the East End, supporters of environmental protection on the East End, chef Noah Schwartz of Noah’s, Greenport. 75 tickets only at $150 each (2/3 tax deductible). Purchase online at or call 765-6450. Proceeds benefit Group for the East End.

Annual Chili Night competition to benefit North Fork Environmental Council, Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead. Admission $40 advance, $45 at door, includes glass of wine, chili, cornbread, dessert, raffle, music by Tom Damiani, The Singin’ DJ. 298-8880.

Chicken dinner eat in/take out, Saturday, Oct. 15, noon-6 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, Southold, sponsored by Saints of Shiloh. Donation $13. Half chicken, mashed potatoes, string beans, roll and dessert. 765-3388.

Fall Luncheon of the Women’s Association of Mattituck Presbyterian Church, Monday, Oct. 17, noon, downstairs in church social hall. Guest speaker Kathy Taylor recently returned from missionary trip to Rwanda. Good will offering to benefit missions. Bring covered dish, desserts supplied. 298-4145.

Scallop Dinner, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., hosted by Rotary Club of Southold at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Donation $25; proceeds benefit club projects. Takeout available.

Night at the Races, Saturday, Oct. 29 at American Legion Post 803, Southold. Admission $12, includes dinner 6-7 p.m., simulated horse racing 7-10 p.m. Families welcome. Advance tickets 765-2226.

For Animal Lovers

Dog Park ‘Halloween Costume Party,’ Saturday, Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m. at Southold dog park behind Town Recreation Center on Peconic Lane. Admission free. Rain datre: Sunday, Oct. 16. 765-5182.

For Automobile Enthusiasts

Antique Car Show, Saturday Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Village Green in Cutchogue, hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. Rain date Sunday, Oct. 16. Pre-World War II cars, food, raffles, historic buildings open for tours. General admission $5, children under 12 free with adult. Admission for show cars: $10 with driver and passenger ($15 on show day). Register online at Contact [email protected] or 734-8044 for more information.

For Children

Southold Mothers’ Club’s Mom’s Night Out, Sunday, Oct. 16, see a movie and have drinks at Doolittle’s. RSVP to [email protected] Time and movie to be determined.

For History Buffs

Civil War Series 1861-1865, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. First of three lecture/DVD meetings led by expert Richard Radoccia, featuring local Civil War memorabilia. Future sessions, 11/16 and 12/21. Free, no registration required. Refreshments. 298-4134.

‘Charles Henry Miller: Painter of Long Island,’ lecture by Ruth Ann Bramson Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. in auditorium at Peconic Landing, Greenport. Hosted by Southold Historical Society. One of Long Island’s best known artists, Charles Henry Miller sketched and painted in nearly every corner and hamlet of his adopted home. Bramson, the artist’s great-granddaughter, will discuss his life and works. 765-5500.


A Little Piano Music with Cello, Sunday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m., Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Pianist Charlotte Day and cellist Ted Hoyle perform light classical favorites. Free.  298-4134.

‘The Hollywood Oscar’ with singer Lisa Winters and pianist Manny Mendelsohn, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m., Southold Free Library. Sing along to award-winning songs from the greatest 20th century Hollywood films. Sponsored by Friends of Library. Light refreshments. 765-2077.

Spoken music workshop, Toch’s ‘Geographical Fugue,’ Saturdays, Oct. 15 & 29, 2 p.m., Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. 477-0660.

The Natural World

North Fork Audubon Society’s Project Puffin and the Hog Island Audubon Camp, Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. NFAS president Diana Van Buren spent a week at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine. She will discuss how and why the Atlantic puffin now thrives off the Maine coast and how you can spend a week at Hog Island next summer. Information: 917-623-5373 or [email protected]

Toxics in your backyard: what you need to know, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:30-7 p.m. at Group for the East End’s Southold office. Learn how and where to spot areas impacted by toxic pollution, what you should do and who to contact to help protect your health and the natural environment. Reservations/information: Jenn Hartnagel, 765-6450, ext. 211, or [email protected]

North Fork Audubon’s Enchanted Trails, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Red House, Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport. Gnome homes, hobbit habitats and fairy houses, magical weekend of creation and exploration. Fee $5, $20/family. Proceeds benefit NFAS. 477-6456. Tuesdays with Tom, Oct. 18, All-day field trip to Lighthouse Point, Conn. Meet 8 a.m. at Red House, car pool to Conn. ferry and drive to Lighthouse Point. Bring Lunch. Watch for migrating hawks. Register: [email protected] or 477-6456.

Sports and Recreation

Jamesport Fire Department’s 10K race, Saturday, Oct. 15, registration begins 7 a.m. at Jamesport Town Beach; race begins 9 a.m. at Iron Pier. Fee $20 pre-registration and $25 day of race. See or email [email protected] for more information.

KanJam Tournament, Saturday, Oct. 15, at Stotzky Park in Riverhead. Pre-register by 10/11. $33 per 2-person team. Three age brackets (11-13, 14-17, 18 and over), 3 games guaranteed. Hosted by Town of Riverhead Recreation Department. 727-5744, ext. 28.

12th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m., Crescent Beach. Proceeds benefit Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital and North Fork Breast Health Coalition. Raffle to benefit Lucia’s Room, new comfort and caring room at Southampton Hospital. Pre-registration $25 before October 13. Register online at; $25 before Oct. 13. Children 14 and under $10. Race day registration, $30. Free T-shirts and medals for first 500 registrants, stretch clinic, therapeutic massages, chili and barbecue. 774-9499.


North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘Harvey’ by Mary Chase, winner of 1945 Pulitzer Prize for drama.  Tickets $15 at or 298-NFCT. See Calendar pages for details.

Tours and Trips

Cutchogue Homemakers’ day trip to Essex, Conn., Monday, Oct. 17, aboard old-time train with riverboat ride on Connecticut River and lunch at famous Griswold Inn. All-inclusive cost, $84. Bus leaves Cutchogue Methodist Church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Contact Mary Pedersen at 765-9243.

Bus trip to NYC Tenement Museum & 9/11 Memorial site, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8:45 a.m., sponsored by the Friends of Mattituck-Laurel Library. $75 (nonrefundable) includes bus fare, guided tours, lunch, tips. Sign up at circulation desk. 298-4134.

Bug Lighthouse Excursion, Saturday, Oct. 15, shuttle trips on Peconic Star leave Greenport railroad dock (behind East End Seaport Museum) at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Reservations: 477-2100 or Fee $30, $20/EESM members; no children under 10.

The Written Word

Book discussion ‘Hard Stop’ by Chris Knopf, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. This mystery is set in the Hamptons. Call Bev Wowak for details, 298-4134, ext. 6. Friends of Library Book Sale, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3-6 p.m. on lower level. Reading, viewing and listening materials at bargain prices.

‘Dracula: Fiction and Reality,’ Monday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., Southold Free Library. Gary Lutz discusses one of English literature’s most recognized characters. 765-2077.

Book discussion: Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ at Riverhead Free Library, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7-8 p.m. Gripping true account of 1959 murders of a Kansas farm family. Sign up at reference desk. 727-3228.

Book fair, Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 17-18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Southold Elementary School. Proceeds benefit PTA.

Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.

The Arts

Sculpture Garden at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport. On view through November. 477-3800.

The Artists of Manor Hill Art Studio, through October at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.

Southold Historical Society, Main Road and Maple Lane presents fall exhibit ‘The Versatile Reverend–The Photographs of Loren A. Rowley,’ little known photographer who served as minister at East Marion Baptist Church while working as a professional photographer. Exhibit open Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. through Oct. 9.

Photography exhibit by Patrick Haggerty “Heads Up,” through October at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.

East End Arts members Patricia Feiler and Bob Miller exhibit series of paintings depicting North Fork landscape at Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane in Jamesport. On view through Nov. 2. 727-0900.

Brain Games

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.

Bingo, Tuesdays, noon-3:30 p.m. at Southold American Legion, Main Road. 765-2276.

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.

For Children

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.

The Sciences

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.