North Fork News

State of the Town

Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith will give the 2019 state of the town address on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 PM in Riverhead Town Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

Shelter Island Library

The Shelter Island Library will host tai chi on Wednesday, April 3 and 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Denise Gillies will lead attendees in a moving meditation practice. Registration is required, and there is a $7 fee.

Looking ahead, the library will also screen Frederick Wiseman’s “Ex Libris” documentary on April 13 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM in celebration of National Library Week.

The library will also host “Easter Egg Art” on April 16 at 3 PM. School-age kids can design and decorate Easter eggs to take home. Registration is encouraged, as supplies are limited. Call 631-749-0042.

Golf Raffle

Eastern Long Island Hospital has opened its raffle for a foursome at the Hamptons Golf Club, which will be drawn at the 2019 Golf Classic on June 10.

The tickets are $100 each. For more information, call 631-477-5164.

Peconic Landing Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities recently awarded Peconic Landing five-year accreditation.

Peconic Landing in Greenport is the only CARF accredited continuing care retirement community on Long Island. The Shores, a full-service nursing center, was also awarded accreditation for person-centered care for the third time.

Southold Rotary Pasta Dinner

The Rotary Club of Southold will hold its annual fundraising “Pasta Dinner” on Monday, April 8, at Touch of Venice Restaurant in Cutchogue from noon until 8 PM.

The meal will include salad, a choice of four entrees, and a dessert made by Chef Brian Pennacchia and his staff. The proceeds will go toward various Rotary projects, such as scholarships for Southold and Mattituck High School students, Maureen’s Haven, Laundry Love, Eastern Long Island Hospital, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Southold Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and more.

Tickets are $25 per person. A take-out option is also available. Gratuities are not included.

Tickets can be bought in advance by contacting Walter Kruspki at 631-298-8026 or by emailing [email protected]. They are also available at the door.

Whalebone Fashion

The Suffolk County Historical Society will host a free opening reception for “When Women Wore Whales: The Story of How Whalebone Shaped 19th-Century Fashion” on April 13 from 1 to 3:30 PM.

The exhibition, which will run through December 21, will look at how 19th-Century fashion was possible due to the whale’s baleen, which is used by the mammals to filter their food from water. It was used by clothing designers for corsets and other women’s wear. Curated by Richard Doctorow, the display features fashion magazine plates, whaling tools, corsets, parasols, and dresses showing the changes in fashion from 1820 to 1920.

Light refreshments will be served.

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