It may be winter, but there is still plenty to do on the North Fork this weekend. And 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.
• Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport Saturday. There will be an introduction to Chinese culture and Chinese history with a brief overview of key dynasties, classic stories, literature, classical Chinese dance (Shen Yun) and Chinese musical instruments. The event, which kicks off at 2 p.m., is free. Call 477-0660 for more info.
• For nature lovers, a hike led by Barbara Terranova will be held at Dam Pond Maritime Preserve in East Marion from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Sunday. Hikers should meet in the preserve parking lot. The distance is 1 1/2 to 3 miles so pack a snack and drink, bring a camera and binoculars. Dress for the weather, and footwear with traction is recommended. This event, for ages 9 and up, is hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Department. The fee is $5 and registration is required. Call 765-5182 for more info.
• East End Arts will kick off its 40th anniversary with a Birthday Party Brunch at the East Main Street gallery at 1 p.m. Sunday. The celebration continues through 2012. There will be champagne, birthday cake, party favors, entertainment. Tickets are $50. Call 727-0900 to reserve. All proceeds support EEA programs and services. Visit eastendarts.org/events/40thBirthday.html. If you miss it, don’t worry. Times/Review will be there taking photos to capture the fun.
• The Riverhead Free Library will host its Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program, 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Frances L. Brisbane, professor and dean at Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare. Living Temple Ministry Choir will perform. The event is free and refreshments will be served. The program is presented by East End Voters Coalition of Riverhead. Call 727-3228, 284-3069 or 369-4642 for more info. (And don’t forget, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Jan. 16.)