Around the Island

Weekly Calendar: March 8 — March 17, 2018




Tai Chi classes, for senior citizens. 11 a.m. to noon, Senior Center. Classes meet Thursdays through April 26. Free. Register by calling the Senior Center at (631) 749-1059 or the instructor at (631) 853-6472.

“Equal Means Equal,” a screening of a documentary about women’s rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. 7 p.m., Shelter Island Library. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island. (631) 749-0042.


Arts and crafts, for grades K through 5 with Bethany Ortmann. Fridays, 2:30 to 4 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $10 per session. (631) 749-0309.

Lenten dinners, St. Mary’s Church is hosting a supper program on Fridays during Lent called “Listen: Prayer in a Noisy World,” based on a book by Rueben P. Job. Light meal served at 6 p.m. with discussion to follow. A 40-day guidebook accompanies the program. Call the church office to reserve or for details, (631) 749-0770.

Friday Night Dialogues, learn about the efforts of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society to protect marine mammals and sea turtles. 7 p.m., library. Call for details (631) 749-0042.


Flower pot wind chimes, adult craft project with Casey Fehn. 11 a.m., library. $5 fee for supplies. Class limited to 12 people. Register at library circulation desk. (631) 749-0042.

Mashomack volunteers, monthly service day. Projects vary from invasive plant removal to trail work. 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Preserve. Call (631) 749-4219.

Coffee and coloring, for adults. Color away your stress! 1 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Annual Pinewood Derby, hosted by Shelter Island Cub Scout Pack 56. 2:30 p.m., American Legion Hall. Girl Scouts will also be running their own race. All are welcome.

Alumni recital, Perlman Music Program’s Stires-Stark series presents alum violinist Jinjoo Cho. 5 p.m., Clark Arts Center, followed by a meet-the-artist reception. Tickets are $25; free for those 18 and under. Call (212) 877-5045 or email [email protected] for more information.


Juniata College Concert Choir, presents its fifth annual performance at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. 1 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated.

Works in Progress, Perlman Music Program students present a free concert of classical masterworks. 2:30 p.m., Clark Arts Center. Virtuoso Society members may reserve seats, but for all others seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (212) 877-5045 or email [email protected]


Shelter Island Book Club, discusses “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Book sale donations, drop off books in good condition at the Book Sale room on the library’s lower level. 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Parrish Art Museum, trip for seniors, leaving Senior Activity Center at 8:45 a.m.


Youth yoga, for ages 6 to 12 with Kelci McIntosh. 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursdays. American Legion/Youth Center. Children are accompanied from school to the Youth Center by a recreation aide. $5 per class. (631) 749-0309.

Art history course, by Otis College of Art and Design sponsored by the library. Learn about the role of the French avant-garde in modern approaches to art in the 19th century. Four week program with video presentations and on-line reading. Second session, 5:15 p.m. in the lower level community room. Free, but registration required. Call (631) 749-0042 to register.


Oatmeal for dessert, for grades K through 5 with Bethany Ortmann. Friday, 2:45 to 4 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $10. (631) 749-0309.

Lenten dinners, “Listen: Prayer in a Noisy World,” based on a book by Rueben P. Job. Light meal at 6 p.m. followed by discussion. A 40-day guidebook accompanies the program. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Call the church office to reserve or for details, (631) 749-0770.

Friday Night Dialogues, watch “Portraits of a Lady,” a documentary about Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor sitting for 25 artists for a historic painting session. Movie producer and designer Walter Bernard will speak after the film. In partnership with Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. 7 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.


Book sale donations, drop off books in good condition at the book sale room in the library’s lower level. 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Off-trail woods walk, travel by truck then wander Blue Trail toward Coecles Harbor. See very large oaks and a huge glacial erratic. 10 a.m. to noon. Mashomack Preserve. To reserve, call (631) 749-4219.


Celebrity Chef Dinner, Seth Nathan from Isola prepares a three-course Italian menu. 6 p.m., Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. $30. (631) 749-0805 to reserve.


(At Town Hall unless otherwise noted)

March 12: Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board, 8:30 a.m.

March 12: Library Board, 7 p.m., library lower level

March 12: Conservation Advisory Council, 7:30 p.m.

March 13: Taylor’s Island Committee meeting, 9 a.m.

March 13: Town Board, work session, 1 p.m.

March 13: Planning Board, 7 p.m.

March 15: WQIPAB meeting, 6 p.m.


Adult coed drop-in basketball, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in soccer, Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in volleyball, Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., school gym. No charge.

After school fun, on full session school days only, 2:45 to 5 p.m. Students walk with Recreation aide to Youth Center for supervised play time. $10 per child/day.

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 Tybaert, Tuesdays with Michelle Beckwith, 6 p.m. For legionnaires, auxiliary members and boosters. (631) 749-1180.

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

Basketball, for ages 50+, Sundays noon to 2 p.m., Shelter Island School gym. Free.

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

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

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

Kids yoga, Thursdays, 10:30 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. (sign in by 8). School. (631) 749-0309.

PiYo, Pilates/yoga based exercise with Julie Romanchuk-Weisenberg. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 6 p.m. American Legion/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, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $3.25 (discount passes available). (631) 749-0309.

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

Senior Tai Chi, Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 24, 11 a.m. to noon, Senior Activity Center. (631) 749-1059

Senior yoga, Fridays and Mondays, 10 a.m., Senior Activity Center. (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, 11:15 a.m., library. (631) 749-0042. Call for dates.

Yoga, with Dawn Hedberg. Thursdays, 5 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

Yoga, with Lila Piccozzi. Fridays, 5:30 p.m. All levels. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

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

Zumba, with Susan Binder, and Melanie Matz. Saturdays, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and Mondays, 5:30 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

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

Zumba Kids, for ages 7 to 11 with Susan Binder. Thursdays, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.