Around the Island

Island’s weekly calendar: Dec. 31 – Jan. 7


Here’s what’s happening around the Island from Thursday, December 31 to Thursday, January 7:

Alcoholics Anonymous, beginners’ meeting. Fridays, Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. Open discussion, St. Mary’s, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Al-Anon, Saturdays, 10 a.m., library, St. Mary’s.

American Legion, Friday night dinners, Chef Gunnar, 6 p.m. 749-1180.

Anime Club, for young adults, library. Meets December 18, 3 p.m.

Art Barnett Poetry Roundtable, Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Shelter Island Library.

Clase de Ingles, English class for Spanish-speaking adults, Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., library. Free.

Duplicate bridge group, Thursdays, 12:15 p.m., St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 749-0835.

Exercise classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m., Saturday, 9 a.m., Youth Center, $5/class. Maggie, 664-1476.

Karate classes, Recreation Department, Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m. (5- to 8-year-olds), 5 to 6 p.m. (8 years to adult). $30 month. Legion Hall.

Knitting Club, Shelter Island Library, Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Mah-jongg Club, library lower level, every Monday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Poker Table, Thursdays, 2 p.m., Senior Activity Center, 749-1059.

Scrabble Club, Thursdays, 3 p.m., library lower level.

Senior bowling, Tuesdays, 2 p.m., on hiatus.

Senior mah-jongg, Fridays and Mondays, 1:30 to 5 p.m., Senior Activity Center, SCAC, 749-1059.

Senior yoga, 749-1059. Classes closed.

Silver Circle Social Club, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Senior Activity Center, $10/week. Call Lois Charls at 749-1059 or 599-3711.

Story and a craft, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., Shelter Island Library.

Tai Chi, Recreation Department, Fred Soroka, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., school gym. $25 per month.

Toddler Story Time, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Shelter Island Library.

Youth Center, Thursdays and Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. Gym open Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m.

Zumba, Recreation Department, Wednesdays (Callie Atkins), 5 to 6 p.m., Youth Center, $5 per class.



Decorate your Door contest, for Island businesses, last day to vote at


Downton Abbey marathon, watch the show, play bingo and trivia, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shelter Island Library. Tea and scones served.


Cabaret concert, “Listen to My Heart,” singer Rusty Kransky, pianist Jeffrey Wentz and Dee Martin, Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m. Free; donations appreciated.

WCC meeting, guest speaker poet Virginia Walker, 12 noon, Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall. Bring a sandwich and mug; dessert provided. Non-perishable item for food pantry appreciated.

Movies at the Library, “The Major and the Minor,” 7 p.m., Shelter Island Library. Free.

Mashomack Preserve will be closed weekdays in January but will re-open on weekends. Call 749-1001 for more info.


(At Town Hall unless otherwise noted.)

January 1: All Town buildings closed.

January 5: Town Board work session.