05/25/12 4:00pm
05/25/2012 4:00 PM

JOHN NEELY FILE PHOTO | Riverhead will once again be hosting the annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival this weekend.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Everyone’s talking about the Tall Ships arriving in Greenport, but there are other great events happening this weekend. Visit events.timesreview.com to view all of the events and stay with timesreview.com for complete coverage of the Tall Ships.

Memorial Day is a time for reflection and acknowledgement of servicemen and women who have fought for our country. Hope for the Warriors is having a 100-mile Relay Saturday. Read more about it here.

Another organization working to help support soldiers is the Wounded Warrior Project. They will be hosting a Car Show at Martha Clara on Saturday.

New Suffolk’s Annual Chowder festival is taking place at the New Suffolk waterfront on Saturday. They’ve got everything from chowder to live music and a sailboat auction.

Head down to Main Street, Riverhead for the 16th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival whether there are plenty of activities for adults and children.

Many organizations are having open houses, like the Long Island Antique Power Authority in Riverhead and Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. Check the events pages or pick up a copy of the Suffolk Times or Riverhead News-Review for more information.

Don’t forget about the Memorial Day parades. Here are the local parades with start times and locations:

Orient — 7:30 a..m., starting at Tabor Road.

Southold Town — 10 a.m., starting at Boisseau Avenue.

Riverhead Town — 10 a.m., starting at the corner of Pulaski Street and Osborne.

Stay safe and have a great weekend!

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05/18/12 1:00pm
05/18/2012 1:00 PM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | 'The King and I' opened at North Fork Community Theatre Thursday.

Still not sure what to do this weekend? Main Road Red is here to help you figure out your weekend plans.

‘The King & I’ starts this weekend at North Fork Community Theatre and Times Review’s own Lauren Sisson has one of the starring roles. Check here for time and ticket information.

Looking to shop til you drop? Try the Big Duck Craft Fair or the Relay for Life- Vendors Shopping Extravaganza.

Exercise for a good cause. Check out the North Shore Bike tour to benefit the N.Y. Organ Donor Network or the 3rd annual Healing Heart 5K to benefit the American Heart Association.

Want to see a Llama run an obstacle course? How about a sheep-shearing demonstration? Join Hallockville for their annual Fleece & Fiber Fair. Martha Clara will also be on-hand for wine tasting.

Waters Crest winery is hosting a Master Chef Challenge. The object: to create the best food pairing for the 2011 Waters Crest Dry Rosé. Which chef do you think will win?

Little kids love ducks. Take the kids to the annual Duck Pond Day in Wading River for face-painting, crafts and much more.

Riverhead Town Skate Park is hosting a “Huge Scooter Contest,” featuring scooter competitions and demonstrations, plus lots of giveaways and prizes.

Wait, you didn’t see your event listed on our events page? Then e-mail Main Road Red and she’ll help make sure that doesn’t happen again. And don’t forget to keep sending me your events, tips and tricks and don’t forget to follow/like me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

05/11/12 1:00pm
05/11/2012 1:00 PM

Riverhead Garden Club volunteers (from left) Kathy Banschback, Mary Rogers and Doramay Pearce, all of Aquebogue, on Thursday afternoon during the first day of the Peconic Bay Medical Center's 17th annual East End Garden Festival held this year in the Staples Shopping Center parking lot on Route 58.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! If you are scrambling to try to find that special place to take Mom, pick up a copy of the Suffolk Times, Riverhead News-Review or Shelter Island Reporter and check out the restaurant menus and specials. And check out events.timesreview.com to find other cool things to do with Mom this weekend.

There’s still time to pick up last minute plants for Mom. Peconic Bay Medical Center and Greenport PTA are running their annual plant sales through the weekend.

Riverhead School district is hosting the Art In Action Show tonight, featuring artwork from every student in grades K-12. An amazing effort that is sure to be a great event.

Want to hear some great music and support a great cause? Bishop Mc-Gann Mercy is hosting “Battle of the Bands for Ronald McDonald House.” Mattituck and McGann Mercy are just some of the local high schools participating.

Get up and go to the May Mile on Saturday morning! You can run the 5K or walk around the beautiful grounds at Peconic Landing. Stick around for the party afterwards.

The North Fork Education Initiative is hosting GROW: a fundraiser for the new Peconic Community School. A great event for children and families. Haven’t heard of the North Fork Education Initative? Read more about them here.

Have a great weekend. Get out and enjoy the sunshine and warm temps.

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04/27/12 11:00am
04/27/2012 11:00 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Coach Spinelli and Riverhead girls basketball team were honored at Riverhead Town Hall last month.

Get set to put on your jackets and head outside this weekend.Where to, you ask? Main Road Red has got some great suggestions for you during these chilly days of spring.

First up, Riverhead. This town is a sporting place to be this weekend. There’s the highly anticipated parade down Main Street for the L.I. Champion Blue Waves girls basketball team Sunday. We’ve also got Riverhead Little League’s opening day Saturday. The league will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in style with an expected appearance by former Mets legend Mookie Wilson. And don’t forget the annual fundraiser for the Riverhead High School baseball team.

East End Arts Council and the Suffolk County Historical Society are taking on an interesting topic: death. (Wouldn’t this be more appropriate for fall?) Click on those links more information about their shows.

For animals lovers, the Riverhead Move the Animal Shelter group will be present at two events: the opening of the town’s first dog park and a Hogs and Hot Rods –Rock the Shelter fundraiser. And if you still can’t get enough of the pooches, try Mutts and Mimosas at Palmer Vineyards

Have you ever been to the Custer Institute in Southold? The institute offers great family-friendly events enjoyable for science buffs young and old.

This week the focus is on Saturn. Check them out.

Join JABS and other organizations for the 2nd annual Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser in Honor of Camryn Koke. Camryn is seven years old, and those involved in the efforts are hoping to raise money for a drug that could mean a huge breakthrough for Camryn and others with her type of CF.

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04/20/12 3:00pm
04/20/2012 3:00 PM

Main Road Red has some great picks for you this weekend. Keep an eye on the weather forecast, as many of the Earth Day events this weekend are outside. You may also want to call ahead.

Tonight is the grand opening of Vines and Branches, a new olive oil & exotic vinegar tasting room. Should be a delicious evening.

Have you ever wanted to be a Colonial Soldier for a day? Participate in a reenactment!

Celebrate Earth Day. Cleanups are happening in Riverhead, New Suffolk and Orient. Get out there and help the environment.

Spring = baseball, and some of our local Little Leagues are celebrating their season openers this weekend. Check out the events happening in Flanders and Mattituck (And stay tuned for more information about Riverhead’s Little League opener next week, with some VERY special guests).

Martha Clara is hosting a fundraiser, Johanna’s Hope for a Cure to raise awareness of cavernous angiomas. Johanna is an amazing girl and you can follow her progress on her Facebook page.

With the current drought situation, it’s a good time to become a volunteer firefighter. Check out this fire department open house, happening at the East Marion Fire Department

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04/13/12 1:00pm
04/13/2012 1:00 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Try one of Main Road Red's picks for things to do on the North Fork.

Haven’t figured out what you’re doing this weekend?  Here are some suggestions.

There’s a fundraiser for the IRIE therapeutic Horseback riding program tonight, which helps kids with special needs. Ticket information available here.

Clovis Point is having a Wine and Chocolate pairing Saturday and Sunday. While you’re at Clovis Point, pick up a copy of the latest Long Island Wine Press and read about Wine and Chocolate — “The new wine and cheese.”

Spring is in full swing and there are a number of nature walks happening.  Check out this one, starting in Riverhead and this one, taking place at Hallockville Farm.

There’s a beach cleanup taking place at Reeves Beach in Riverhead on Saturday morning from 7-11. Sponsored by the East End Surf and Fishing club.

Want to participate in a tradition dating back to the early 1900s, while supporting a great cause?  Check out the Great Waiter Race. You can enter a team, sponsor one or just go to watch. Signed regulation sheet and entry fee of (a minimum) $50 dollars must be received no later than 5 p.m. Saturday by The Market at 44 Front St., Greenport.

Looking for more fun things to do?  Check out our Events page

04/06/12 11:00am
04/06/2012 11:00 AM

SUFFOLK TIMES FILE PHOTO| The 2011 Easter egg hunt at Unity Baptist Church in Mattituck.

Here are some of the events you don’t want to miss this weekend.

Bookhampton is opening at a new Love Lane Location. It’s nice to see the long-standing South Fork chain  make its way to the Mattituck.

There are a couple more egg hunts happening in Mattituck, Flanders, Southold and Orient. Try to fit one in before the Bunny arrives.

Lots of “Spring Break” programs happening next week. Check out ones at Long Island Science Center, Cutchogue New-Suffolk LibrarySuffolk County Historical Society, East End Arts Council, and this one through the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

We also provide an extensive listing of all religious services taking place over the weekend. Click here for details.

Enjoy the Holiday weekend and have a great Spring Break if you’re off next week.

04/05/12 1:00pm
04/05/2012 1:00 PM

Since our first redesign of the website we have been asking the community for their feedback on formats and features.

One of the most requested features from the community was an interactive calendar of events online.  Well here it is.

Times/Review Newsgroup now has a self-service events page at  events.timesreview.com.

You can add your own events, mark events you’d like to attend or follow posted events.  Here are two easy steps to get you started.

REGISTER

Click register in the upper-right hand corner of the site.  You will be prompted to create a username and put in your email address.

A temporary password will be emailed to you.  (Make sure you check your spam folder).

Once you receive the temporary password, login with the username you created, change your password and you will be ready to post.

POSTING

Adding the event: Click the link on the right, where it says “add an event.” Once in the event screen, create a name and a description for your event. Add the date and time of the event, and indicate if the event repeats.  Select a category.

Entering the venue: Venues are populated by Google Maps, so your venue may come up automatically. If it doesn’t, you can add the venue name and address.

Finishing the event entry: Enter the contact name, email, phone number and website.  Add a photo to make your event stand out. Click submit and your event will show up under the date selected.

Have fun and we look forward to your feedback.  If you have any questions or comments on “Events,” email us.

Preliminary dos & don’ts:  No open houses, no yard sales or merchandise ads, no “2 for 1” specials every Friday night.  This event section is for community events that offer a unique experience.  Profitable businesses are allowed to post.  Use common sense and if you have a question about whether an event is appropriate or not, email us.  We reserve the right to remove any event that doesn’t meet our guidelines.  

10/06/11 8:00am
10/06/2011 8:00 AM

PHOTO BY WWW.FAIRYHOUSES.COM | Youngsters will participate in a fairy house workshop Thursday at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. The workshop is based on the book 'Fairy Houses' written by Tracy Kane.

Want to help out a magical fairy? Why not build them a house?

The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, located on Main Road in Cutchogue, will hold a fairy house workshop Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Chris Zaneski, the library’s head of circulation, said she decided to hold the workshop after reading “Fairy Houses,” written by Tracy Kane.

Ms. Zanekski said participants will bring in driftwood, stones, sea shells and twigs. But pieces of wood ripped from a live tree or materials purchased in a store won’t do.

“The rules are based on the book,” she said. “Fairies want you to use natural materials found on the ground.”

The workshop is geared toward students in grades 3 to 6. Registration is required.

For more information, call (631) 734-6360.

Here’s a few more events happening today:

Book Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m. at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Led by Caroline MacArthur; “A Beautiful Mind” by Sylvia Nasar. 765-2077.

Pink Rock Classic Takes a Swing Against Breast Cancer at Blackwells and Great Rock Golf Club, 141 Fairway Drive, Wading River. All proceeds go to The Fund for Uninsured Women at The Fortunato Breast Health Center and Breast Cancer Treatment Services at Mather Hospital. Event includes golf play (registration begins 11:30 a.m.), 11:30 a.m. lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun tournament, 5 p.m. cocktail hour and 6 p.m. grand buffet dinner. Reservations for individual golfers $275, a foursome $1000, or dinner and cocktails only, $125. Register: 476-2723 or visit thepinkrock.org.

Our Redeemer Lutheran School’s 6th annual Golf Outing at Cherry Creek Golf Links, Riverhead. Registration 11 a.m.; lunch at noon; shotgun start 1 p.m.; reception/dinner/awards 6 p.m. 722-4000, ext. 10.

Film Festival features ‘Bottle Rocket’ (USA, 1996) directed by Wes Anderson, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.

[email protected]

05/16/11 6:51pm
05/16/2011 6:51 PM

The “Musicians for a Cure” Relay for Life team, organized by local band Lesus Mor, will host a fundraising event on Saturday, May 21, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Southold American Legion Hall on Main Road. In addition to Lesus Mor, acoustic duo Maribeth & Anthony, blues rock band The Black Petals and progressive rock group Deep Rising will perform. There will also be a cash bar with appetizers.

Tickets are $20 and proceeds will support the relay team and the American Cancer Society. To purchase tickets or make a donation, contact [email protected]