THURSDAY, JULY 27
Farewell party, for Garth Griffin, longtime Recreation Director for the Town of Shelter Island. 4 to 7 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10. Cash bar.
Great Decisions, monthly discussion of today’s important world affairs. Topic: “Saudi Arabia in Transition.” 5:30 p.m., library. Call Jocelyn, (631) 749-0042 for details. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Rita Braver.
For decades, Rita Braver has covered the news — quite a bit of it. She started out in the trenches, working as a beat correspondent for CBS News back in 1972 and moved on to covering stories about law, politics and the White House as her regular bread and butter. (more…)
THURSDAY, JULY 20
Ferry Writers, join in writing exercises with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
FRIDAY, JULY 21
The Examined Life, a philosophy discussion group led by Wendy Turgeon. 1 p.m., library. Read and discuss essays from “The Stone Reader.” (631) 749-0042.
Friday Night Dialogues, Callie Atkins and Glenn Waddington discuss their circumnavigation of the entire Island on foot. 7 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (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…)
FRIDAY, JUNE 23
Endless Summer cocktail party, in support of the 60th annual Shelter Island Fireworks. 6 to 9 p.m., Sunset Beach. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music and raffles. $75 in advance, $100 at the door. Details at shelterislandfireworks.com. (more…)