The Weekend Guide: Chili for charity, a skating extravaganza and the Snowflake Regatta returns

GARRET MEADE PHOTO St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip eight woman crew team competed in the 5th annual Snowflake Regatta held last year on the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead.

Looking for something local to do this weekend? The Suffolk Times weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar under the community tab on our homepage.

The annual Snow Flake Regatta will once again kick off on the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead Sunday. The day-long event starts at 8 with the last heat at 2:50 p.m. Rowers travel east from downtown along a 3,200-meter course that runs under the County Road 105 bridge and back.

A Frisbee Dog Show will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the New Suffolk School ball field. Ed Jakubowski  will present the event which will include frisbee-catching stunts of ability and speed. No registration needed. 734-6360, 765-2077, 477-0660, 298-4134.

The Riverhead Skate Park Extreme Extravaganza 2011 will be held this weekend starting at 2 p.m. Saturday in Stotzky Park. The first-ever scooter competition will be held at 6 p.m. with skateboarding jam session under the lights for competitors ages 13 and over. All registrations must be in advance; entry fee is $15 per contest. Call 727-5744 for contest details. The fun continues Sunday at 1 p.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.

A Peconic Bay Scallop Dinner will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Hanff’s Boatyard in Greenport. Proceeds will benefit the Greenport American Legion Building Fund. Donation is $25; with limited tickets available from Greenport Legionnaires and Costello Marine Contracting.

A chili cook-off and tasting will be held at First Universalist Church in Southold Saturday from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The entry fee is $7 and includes a variety of chilis: beef, turkey, vegetarian, spicy or mild, plus cornbread. Beverages and desserts will be available for sale. Call 734-2616 for more info. Proceeds help buy needed bedding and supplies for the church’s program of hosting Maureen’s Haven.

A presentation by archeologist Jo-Ann McLean will be held at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library in Cutchogue 2 p.m. Sunday. The event is hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. Ms. McLean  will share her Village Green findings made during site excavations last year for construction of Village Garage. Refreshments will be served. The event is free. Call 734-7122.

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