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…)
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…)
DON BINDLER PHOTO | Redstart and babies at Mashomack Preserve.
BIRDING AT MASHOMACK
Know the difference between cardinals and blue jays, but not much else? Like the outdoors and learning new things? On Sunday, April 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. Mashomack Preserve offers “Birding for Beginners.” (more…)
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Moderator and retired Foreign Service Officer Kirk Ressler exchanges ideas with Ann Brunswick at the May 26 ‘Great Decisions’ discussion.
From where we sit on eastern Long Island, sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the complications of the world’s social, political and economic realities. The evening news offers only a fleeting glimpse of what’s happening abroad — these days the circus-like atmosphere of national presidential politics gets far more airtime — and putting the wider world into context can be extremely difficult.