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Southold Historical Society

The Southold Historical Society will host an “April Showers Dinner” at O’Mally’s Restaurant in Southold on April 11 from 12 to 8 PM.

The dinner includes an entrée of roasted chicken, salmon, or a vegetarian option, salad, coffee or tea, and dessert, with a take-out option also available.

Tickets are $30 with gratuity included. Tickets can be purchased at the society office in the Prince Building at 54325 Main Road in Southold through April 10, or at the door the day of the dinner.

The event includes a 50/50 raffle.

For more information, call 631-765-5500 or visit

The society will also offer “What Makes a Quilt a Quilt” on March 21 at 2 PM. Master quilter JoAnne Maddalena will touch on quilting techniques, design, and materials in this presentation that will include samples of her own creations. Guests are encouraged to bring along their own pieces to share and discuss during her talk.

The event takes place at the Ann Currie-Bell House at the museum complex on the Main Road in Southold. Reservations are required. Call 631-765-5500 by March 18.

Mattituck-Laurel Library

The Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a Senior Singles Meet and Greet on Thursday, March 7, at 11 AM. Seniors can meet for coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation as a way to meet more friends. Family members may accompany the adult for support. The event is free, but registration is required.

The library will also have an informational session on starting a business on March 7 from 6 to 7:30 PM. A SCORE mentor will teach the basics, including legal structuring, paying taxes, keeping financial records, developing a business plan, marketing, and financing. The event is free, but registration is required.

An eight-session yoga series for all levels starts on Saturday, March 9, at 9 AM. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel. The fee is $70 for the eight sessions, or $15 for a walk-in. Those interested can register at the circulation desk.

“Songs of Irish History,” a concert of Irish ballads, will be held at the library on Sunday, March 10, at 2 PM. Historian Mike McCormack (the Bard) and baritone John Corr (the Busker) will present traditional ballads accompanied by guitar, banjo, tin whistle, and the bodhran, a traditional frame drum. The event is free.

The library will host basketball for toddlers and young children on Tuesday, March 12. A session for toddlers ages 18-35 months, with a caregiver, will be held at 2 PM, while a session for kids ages three to five will be held at 3 PM. Another session for kids in kindergarten and first grade will be held at 4 PM. The event is free, but registration is required.

A chair aerobics and strength training session with Laurie Short will be held on March 13 at 9 AM. The eight-week session will feature non-impact aerobic movement patterns while seated in a chair, followed by functional strength training. Attendees are asked to bring three to five-pound dumbbells and water. The fee is $40, and those interested can register in advance at the circulation desk.

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