11/16/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

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EVENTS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Ecumenical breakfast, for senior citizens. 10 a.m. Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. $5. Reserve at (631) 749-1059. If possible, bring a food item or monetary donation for the food pantry.

Banana piano, use the library’s Makey-Makey kit to build a banana keyboard. 3 p.m., library. (more…)

11/15/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Emerging from the frigid waters during the inaugural plunge in 2010.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Emerging from the frigid waters during the inaugural plunge in 2010.

Calling all turkeys … and gorillas and clowns and superheroes! The 8th annual Turkey Plunge is Saturday, November 25 at 11 a.m. sharp at Crescent Beach.

For the uninitiated, the Turkey Plunge, a brief, but frigid dip into the waters of the bay, is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition in these parts. Sponsored by Friends of the Shelter Island Library, costumes are highly encouraged while plunging and money raised from entry fees and fundraising efforts benefit library programming all year long.

It’s a tradition that began back in 2009 when Peter and Gail Vielbig’s daughter and grandchildren were visiting for Thanksgiving.  (more…)

11/09/17 10:00am
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EVENTS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Cell phones for soldiers, in honor of Veterans Day drop off used cell phones at FIT Center for program that recycles them and provides pre-paid calling cards for soldiers. Open 6 a.m. to noon and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Veterans Day bus trip, to Long Island Aquarium for students in grades K-8. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Youth Center. Bring a bag lunch. $30 ($33 non-residents). (631) 749-0309. (more…)

11/05/17 3:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jennifer Maxson

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jennifer Maxson

If you are thinking about becoming a writer, you might want to wait until you’ve heard “Writing Wrongs,” Jenifer Maxson’s one-woman performance at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues on November 10. She will discuss in a “tongue in cheek” manner, her basic rules for how not to become a writer.  (more…)