THURSDAY, JULY 6
Fundraising party, to benefit the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch for veterans in New Mexico. 5 p.m. on the lawn at South Ferry. Cocktails and canapes served. Ferry cruise aboard the M/V Lt. Joe Theinert follows with dinner and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Register at jjtmf.org or call (631) 835-6503. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | 1907 ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ by Klimt
RECOVERING LOOTED NAZI ART
Raymond Dowd, an attorney specializing in recovery of art looted by the Nazis, will be the next guest speaker at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues program on June 30. Mr. Dowd’s talk begins at 7 p.m. and he will share details about how looted art bankrolled the Nazi war machine and about legal efforts to return art to the rightful owners, despite opposition from some of the world’s most prominent museums and art collectors. (more…)
THURSDAY, JUNE 29
Great Decisions, monthly discussion of today’s important world affairs. “Conflict in the South China Seas.” 5:30 p.m., library. Call Jocelyn, (631) 749-0042 for details. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Pets on parade — a first this year.
A beautiful Saturday morning more than made up for last year’s rain at the annual Blessing of the Pets at Our Lady of the Isle Church. Father Peter DeSanctis led the invocation, which touched on the different ways animals improve the quality of life for humans.
More than 50 pets and critters showed up for the blessing. Some were more than a handful, while others were no bigger than a handful. All of them had a wagging good time — except maybe the caterpillar.
Eric Ivers came closest to guessing the number of goldfish in the bottle with 2,010; there were 2,141. Cornelia Carragher won the dog bones contest with a guess of 350, closest to the actual count of 368.