Around the Island

Weekly Calendar: November 9 — November 19, 2017




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.

Operation Daffodil, Cub and Boy Scout packs 56 plant daffodils at Prospect Park. 11 a.m.

WiiU Super Smash, battle your friends in favorite games. 2:30 p.m., library.

Book bingo, be a winner in a favorite game with a surprise twist! 3 p.m., library.

Friday Night Dialogues, Jennifer Maxson presents “Writing Wrongs,” her one woman show. 7 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.


Library closed, in honor of Veterans Day.

Veterans Day observance, at American Legion Mitchell Post 281. Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Admission is free, donations accepted. Veterans Day ceremonies will follow out front at the flagpole at 10 a.m., led by Lt. Col. Peter McCarthy, USMC retired.

Stires-Stark Alumni Recital, by violinist Max Tan with pianist Cameron Richarson-Eames. 5 p.m., Perlman Music Program’s Clark Arts Center. Tickets $25 (free for ages 18 and under). Call (212) 877-5045 or visit to purchase.


“Family, Music and Fun!,” classical music, snacks and activities hosted by Perlman Music Program alumni Max Tan and Bethany Hargreaves. 11:30 a.m. Clark Arts Center. Free and open to all. Visit

Zenday Workshop, wreath making with Sarah Shepherd. 1 to 3 p.m. at Sylvester Manor Gatehouse. $50 adults, $35 teens. Includes material for one wreath. Register at

Historic crimes, award winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky talks about and signs copies of her book “Historic Crimes of Long Island: Misdeeds of the 1600s to the 1950s.” 3 to 5 p.m. Historical Society’s Havens barn. Learn more at

Classical concert, by Basically Baroque. Music of JS Bach, Haydn, LeClair, Hotteterre and Telemann. 3 p.m. Presbyterian Church. Free. Donations appreciated.


Book sale donations, accepted for upcoming sale. Drop off gently-used books at library Book Sale Room, lower level. Opens 9:30 a.m.

Singing bowls meditation, led by Maria Maier. 1 p.m.  Legion/Youth Center. $10. For ages 18 and up. Bring a mat if you have one. Register at (631) 749-0309.

Monthly meeting, Shelter Island Women’s Club. Ron Adler speaks on Maccabiah games and life in a kibbutz. Noon, Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Donation for the food pantry appreciated.

Coloring & snacks, relax after school with a creative project and something yummy! 3 p.m., library.

Book club, discusses “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Cookbook club, discusses “Thanksgiving Sides.” 6 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.


Senior trip, to visit Spirit’s Promise horse rescue in Riverhead. Leaves the Senior Center at 8:45 a.m. (631) 749-1059.

Plastic cup architecture, use the knowledge of ancient Greeks to build plastic cup creations. 3 p.m., library.


Thanksgiving ecumenical breakfast for senior citizens. 10 a.m., Presbyterian Church. $5. Reserve at (631) 749-1059.

Banana piano, use the Makey-Makey kit to build a banana keyboard. 3 p.m., library.

Ferry Writers, hone your writing skills with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.


Anime club, fans unite to watch and discuss favorite shows. 2:30 p.m., library.

Holiday cookie decorating, for grades K-5. 3 to 4:30 p.m., Youth Center. $10. (631) 749-0309.


Coffee and coloring for adults, 1 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Origami holiday ornaments, 3 p.m., library. Registration required. (631) 749-0042.


Ecumenical Thanksgiving Word Service, at St. Mary’s Church. 3 p.m. Refreshments.

Grants Celebration, Shelter Island Educational Foundation grant program. 4 to 5:30 p.m.


(At Town Hall unless otherwise noted)

November 13: Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board, 8:30 a.m.

November 13: MS4, 3 p.m.

November 13: School Board meeting, 6 p.m., School

November 13: Library Board, 7 p.m., library community room

November 13: Conservation Advisory Council, 7:30 p.m.

November 14: Town Board, work session, 1 p.m.

November 14: Planning Board, 7 p.m.

November 15: Town ZBA, hearing, 7:30 p.m.

November 16: Water Quality Improvement Advisory Board, 6 p.m.

November 17: Town Board, 4:30 p.m.


Adult coed drop-in basketball, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.,  School gym.

After school arts and crafts, for grades K-5. One Friday per month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Legion Hall/Youth Center. $10. (631) 749-0309. Call for dates.

After school fun zone, for grades K-6. Mondays through Wednesdays, 2:45 to 5 p.m. Children accompanied by a recreational aide from school to the Legion Hall/Youth Center. $10. (631) 749-0309.

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

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

Alateen, for ages 11 to 18, Tuesdays, 3 p.m., Presbyterian Church, downstairs.

Alignment & Base Exercise, Wednesdays with Callie Atkins, 5:30 p.m., Recreation Department, Legion Hall, $5.

American Legion, Friday night dinners with Stephanie, 6 p.m. Legion Hall. For legionnaires, auxiliary members and boosters. (631) 749-1180.

Art Barnett Poetry Roundtable, Tuesdays, 4 p.m., library.

English as a New Language, Thursdays, 4 p.m., library. For adults. Free.

Essentrics with Laury, low-impact exercise. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m., Legion Hall/Youth Center. $5.

Family story time, Mondays, 11:15 a.m., library. (631) 749-0042. Call for dates.

Functional Fitness, with Maggie Davis. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. Legion Hall/Youth Center. $5/class.

Gatehouse at Sylvester Manor, Fridays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids yoga, Thursdays, 10:15 a.m., library. (631) 749-0042. Call for dates.

Knitting club, Thursdays, 5 p.m.,  library.

Mah-jongg club, Mondays, 10 a.m., library lower level. Instruction available. Stephanie Zinger (631) 749-8805.

Metropolitan Opera live at Guild Hall, tickets available at library circulation desk, $15. Call (631) 749-0042 for dates.

Open gym, for students in grades 6 through 12, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m., Shelter Island School. (631) 749-0309.

Pickle Ball, for all ages and levels, Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. Legion Hall/Youth Center. Free.

PiYo, Pilates/yoga based exercise with Julie Romanchuk-Weisenberg. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Legion Hall/Youth Center. $5. (516) 659-9155.

Poker table, Thursdays, 1:30 to 5 p.m., Senior Activity Center. (631) 749-1059.

Preschooler and parent drop-in gym, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Legion Hall/Youth Center. $3.25. (631) 749-0309.

Senior Mah-jongg, Fridays and Mondays, 1:30 to 5 p.m., Senior Activity Center, SCAC. (631) 749-1059.

Senior yoga, Fridays and Mondays, 10 a.m., Senior Activity Center, Fridays $5, Mondays free. (631) 749-1059.

Sensory exploration, young children play at multiple stations. Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m., library. Call (631) 749-0042 for dates.

Shelter Island All-Faith Youth Group, grades 8 to 12. Wednesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m., Camp Quinipet’s welcome center.

Silver Circle Social Club, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Senior Activity Center. Call (631) 749-1059 for details.

Snack Attack, young adults bring after school snacks and play games or make crafts. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Story and a craft, Saturdays, 11 a.m., library. (631) 749-0042. Call for dates.

Sylvester Manor Farm Fall CSA, à la carte pickups at The Gatehouse through November if available. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. $25 per week. Reserve email [email protected]

Teen Yoga, for ages 13 and up. Thursdays, 4 to 5 p.m. Legion Hall/Youth Center. $5. (631) 749-0309.

Yoga, with Kelci McIntosh. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. All levels. Legion Hall/Youth Center. $5/class.

Yoga story time, for children. One Saturday per month, 11 a.m. Call (631) 749-0042 for dates.

Youth Yoga, for ages 7 to 12. Thursdays, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.  Legion Hall/Youth Center. $5. (631) 749-0309.

Zumba, with Susan Binder, and Melanie Matz. Thursdays, 5:15 p.m., Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. and Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Legion Hall/Youth Center. $5/class.

Zumba Gold, with Susan Binder. Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Legion Hall/Youth Center. $5/class.