When Harry “Hap” Dawson Bowditch agreed to speak at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues, he didn’t know where to begin. As a lifelong Islander and a descendant of one of the original Shelter Island families, he is an authority on the history of Shelter Island. He’s also an expert on the Island’s development because of his career working for his contractor father and for the Highway Department.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Parent/Teacher conference supervised play, students will be picked up by Recreation Department aide at school and brought to Youth Center. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10 per child. Bring a bagged lunch. Space is limited. Register at (631) 749-0309.
Half day movie: viewer’s choice, school’s out early, children invited to enjoy snacks and a film. 11:30 a.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)
HISTORICAL SOCIETY UPDATE
The Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House Museum is currently closed for repairs and upgrades, including HVAC and climate control installation. As part of the continued construction of the new Shelter Island History Center addition, the climate control measures will ensure the proper care and preservation of the museum collection. (more…)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Book in the Woods, “Sugarbush Spring” by Marsha Wilson Chall. Take half-mile walk and read a story as you go. Through February. Mashomack Preserve.
Spoon collection, of Anne DeStefano on view in the display case at Shelter Island Library through February. (631) 749-0042. (more…)