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Island calendar: September 27, 2018


Activities and events on Shelter Island.


50+ drop-in basketball, Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.

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 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

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., St. Mary’s.

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

Art/Rich Poetry Roundtable, Tuesdays, 4 p.m., library.

Duplicate Bridge, Thursdays, 1 p.m. Arrive at 12:45 p.m. to set up. St. Mary’s Church. All levels welcome. (631) 749-2321.

English as a Second Language, Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., library. For adults, free. Terri Piccozzi (631) 379-4378.

Essentrics, low impact workout with Laury Dowd, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

Functional Fitness, with Maggie Davis. Mondays and Fridays at 8 a.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

Golf ladies scramble, Fridays, 8:45 a.m., Shelter Island Country Club. Open to the public. Regular fees apply for non-members.

Knitting and crocheting club, Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Senior Activity Center. (631) 749-1059.

Knitting club, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., library.

Mah jongg club, Mondays at 10:30 a.m., library lower level. Instruction available. Stephanie Zinger (631) 749-8805.

Men’s Ad Hoc Golf, Thursdays, 9:30  a.m. Shelter Island Country Club. Open to the public. Regular fees apply for non-members.

Open gym, for grades 6 through 12, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m. (sign in by 8). School. (631) 749-0309.

Pickle ball, at the school courts, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. 

PiYo, Pilates/yoga based exercise with Julia 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.

Senior Mah jongg, Fridays and Mondays, 1:30 to 5 p.m., 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.

Sylvester Manor farm stand, Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 21 Manwaring Road.

Watercolor class, with June Shatken. Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Senior Activity Center. Call (631) 749-1059 for details.

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

Yoga, hatha flow with Lila Piccozzi. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. All levels. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

Yoga, with Leith. Tuesdays, 7 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.

Youth Yoga, for ages 6 to 12 with Kelci McIntosh. Thursdays, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

Zumba, with Susan Binder and Melanie Matz. Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. and Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

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



Artist talk, Shelter Island Library, 7 p.m. Artist August Mosca lived here until his death in 2003 and there is a great deal of his work that hasn’t been shown here. Linda Betjeman will speak about the artist’s life and work, which will be on view in the Community Room for September.


Mashomack Point paddle, adults and children ages 12 and up are welcome to explore Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge in canoes and kayaks from 9 a.m. to noon. $45 for a boat includes all necessary equipment. Rain date is Sunday, September 30 at 9 a.m. For details call (631) 749-4219 or email [email protected]

Fall crafting, Shelter Island Library, 10 a.m. Join Casey Fehn to create beautiful fall leaf votives. Registration is required, 12 person limit. $5.

2018 House Exhibition, “A Place in Pictures: Sylvester Manor: Landscape, Memory & Magic.” Public guided tours available noon to 3 p.m., Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. $25. To reserve call (631) 749-0626 or visit

Shakespeare, in community discussion at the Shelter Island Library at 12:30 p.m. Join writer Becky Cole to discuss “Pericles, Prince of Tyre.”

Can of beans, the saga of a can of beans, a whaler and a ghost ship is being presented by the Shelter Island Historical Society at Havens Barn from 4 to 6 p.m. Come listen to Dr. Frank Turano share the tale of Captain James Buddington and the crew of the George Henry when they happened upon the eerily abandoned HMS Erebus. Refreshments will be provided, $8 donation suggested.


LWVSI cocktail party, the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island is hosting its annual cocktail party on Sunday, September 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. The meeting is open to everyone and will feature Shelter Island School Superintendent Dr. Christine Finn. Invitees include all town elected officials and school board members. The event will take place at the home of Nancy Jaicks at 100 S. Midway Road. No fee, donations appreciated.


Feed the birds, offers bird lovers the opportunity to learn how to attract and identify birds at Mashomack Preserve from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.. For details call (631) 749-4219 or email [email protected]


Over the Hill, a softball game fundraiser for the Shelter Island Little League teams will be played at Fiske Field at 2 p.m. All those 35 years or older interested in playing can call Ed Brown at (631) 749-0964 or Chuck Kraus at (631) 749-0924. SALT and the Flying Goat Restaurant are sponsors. The Shelter Island Lions Club will be sponsoring a free BBQ for the players and the fans. Rain date is Monday October 8.

Violin/piano concert, Shelter Island Friends of Music presents Jolente de Maeyer on violin and Nikolaas Kende on piano in performance, 3 p.m. Presbyterian Church. Free, but goodwill donation appreciated. For details, visit


Spooky Crafts, at the Shelter Island Library at 2:30 p.m. Visit the library to assemble some Halloween inspired crafts that you can take home or use to help decorate the youth area.

Poetry group, the Art/Rich Poetry Roundtable gathers at the Shelter Island Library at 4 p.m.

Library book club, gathers at the Shelter Island Library at 5 p.m. to discuss “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson. “Gilead” is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in fiction and is the story of John Ames, a 77-year-old pastor who is writing an account of his life and his family history to leave to his young son after he dies.


Sensory exploration, at the Shelter Island Library ofers kids the opportunity to dress for a mess and play with multiple tactile and sensory stations.


Game zone, offers long games or quick games at the Shelter Island Library. Get your game on and be competitive with our massive amount of board games at 2:30 p.m.

Knitting club, at 4:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Library.

ESL, English as a second language is offered at the Library at 5:30 p.m.

Great Decisions, moderated discussion of today’s important world affairs. This month’s topic: “Global Health Issues.” 5:30 p.m., library. New members welcome. Call Jocelyn, (631) 749-0042 for details.


Friday fun, gives kids the opportunity to battle their friends and reign supreme in Super Smash Bros and other Wii games at 2:30 p.m. at the Library.

Friday Night Dialogues, will feature librarian Nola Thacker with Three Dog Nights. Ms. Thacker will take a light-hearted look at the role canine companions play in some memorable romance novels. Thacker herself is a prolific author.


Colorful Cutouts, will feature Henri Matisse. See amazing swimmers, acrobats and more in colorful abstract cutouts by HMatisse. Then create large scale collages using colorful cutout paper shapes. Capture your happiness in art. Registration required, $5 for materials.


Fall foliage truck tour, offers a truck tour of Mashomack’s fields and forests for adults and children ages 12 and up from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For details call (631) 749-4219 or email [email protected].

Annual oyster event, in Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens Barn. Guests will enjoy oysters on the half shell, oysters Rockefeller, a cheese truck, crudités and live music. Local oyster memorabilia will be on display. 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 at (631) 749-0025 or


(At Town Hall unless otherwise noted)

September 28: Town board, meeting, 4:30 p.m.

October 2: Town board, work session, 1 p.m.

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

October 9: Town board, work session, 1 p.m.

October 9: Planning board, 7 p.m.

October 15: Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board, 8:30 a.m.