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.
Artist’s Way, a spiritual path to higher creativity with June Shatken. Wednesdays, 4:30, library.
Caregiver class, Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Senior Activity Center. (631) 749-1059.
Crafting for kids, Saturdays, 11 a.m., Shelter Island Library. (631) 749-0042.
English as a Second Language, Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., library. For adults, free, with Teri Piccozzi.
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. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.
Kahootin’ Tuesday, for young adults, 3 p.m., Shelter Island Library. Quiz’s, trivia, fun.
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.
Lego challenges, for kids, Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. Shelter Island Library. (631) 749-0042
Mah jongg club, Monday at 10:00 a.m., library lower level. Instruction available. Stephanie Zinger (631) 749-8805.
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.
Watercolor class, with June Shatken. Thursdays, 10 to 11:30 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, 11 a.m.-noon. 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.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Got talent?, Shelter Island’s Got Talent, a talent show hosted by the Shelter Island PTSA, will take place at Shelter Island school at 6 p.m. All community members are welcome to sign up and perform or just come and watch the showcase of talent. Application forms are available at the front desk at the school. Details: [email protected]
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Free the Trees, 10 a.m. to noon. Join the crew at Mashomack Preserve to make a difference, help remove vines that kill trees. Bring work gloves. Water and snack provided. (631) 749-1001.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Masterpiece Theatre Tea Party, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Shelter Island Library. Anglophiles rejoice! Enjoy a spot of tea and some light refreshments as we screen the much-loved program “Home Fires,” which tells the story of a rural English town on the verge of World War II. As two powerful women struggle to put aside their differences in The Women’s Institute, a community learns to unite amidst the chaos and uncertainty of wartime. A story of courage, friendship, and holding onto light in our darkest moments. Reservations are required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Friday Night Dialogues, featuring fourth annual Battle of the Brains Trivia Contest at 7 p.m. at Shelter Island Library. Bob DeStefano is hosting this fun and popular event. Sign up at the Circulation Desk in teams of 4. Featuring refreshments for all and prizes for the top team.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Ice hockey lovers, of all ages are welcome to join the Shelter Island Rec Center for a bus trip to see the NY Islanders take on the Colorado Avalanche at Barclays Center. Bus leaves from South Ferry/North Haven at 9:30 a.m., game is at 1 p.m. Fee: $65 per person for residents, $75 for non-residents, includes ticket and bus. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (631) 749-0291.
Crafting, the basics of calligraphy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shelter Island Library. A class for anyone who would like to learn the basics of calligraphy as well as those who have previous experience. Emphasis will be placed on the Italic alphabet, different pen angles, slope of letters and proportions between capitals and lower case letters along with safe joins and spacing between individual letters and, finally, the completed word. Sign up is required and space is limited. Materials fee: $10.
Family Fun, build a bird feeder workshop, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Check out Mashomack Manor House and help our feathered friends by building a bird feeder. Enjoy hot chocolate, cider and doughnuts. (631) 749-1001.
All ages art, Happy Accidents, a Bob Ross paint-along at 2 p.m. at Shelter Island Library. Learn to paint like TV’s Bob Ross of the iconic “Joy of Painting” show. We’ll paint along with Bob (on a big screen) as he creates a wintry landscape. All ages are welcome but we must limit this program to 10 students ages 12 and up. Register at the Circulation Desk. We will be painting “Shades of Gray” which was done in a previous program. Free.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Book club, at 5 p.m. at Shelter Island Library to discuss “Prayers the Devil Answers” by Sharyn McCrumb. Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. The year is 1936 and her role is largely symbolic, except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner.
Documentary night, at 7 p.m. at Shelter Island Library featuring “Last Train Home” in honor of Chinese New Year (February 5th). Every spring, China’s 130 million migrant workers travel back to their home villages for the holiday. This exodus is the world’s largest human migration. Working over several years, Director Lixin Fan travelled with a couple who embarked on these annual treks for almost two decades. The New York Times described Last Train Home as “a beautifully shot, haunting and haunted large scale portrait.”
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Family games, at 2 p.m. at Shelter Island Library. Got cabin fever? Get out of the house and come play board games with us. Serge Pierro, Shelter Islander and editor of Game Night magazine will be here. We’ll have a selection of games for all ages and we’ll serve refreshments. Registration requested but not required.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Concert, Shelter Island Friends of Music presents The Shtrykov/Tanaka duo. Two sensationally gifted virtuosi and internationally acclaimed prizewinners at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. Reception to follow. Free, donations appreciated.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Cookbook club, at 5:30 p.m. at Shelter Island Library. It’s international night for the cookbook club, enjoy the varied and exciting cuisines of the world.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Kid’s Winter Break Workshop, at Mashomack Preserve, 2 to 3:30 p.m. What’s out and about in the “dead of winter?” Hike, look for tracks, learn how animals survive and make a snack. Grades K and up. (631) 749-1001.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Stress relief, breathing and movement for stress relief at 10:30 a.m. at Shelter Island Library. Cultivate space for positive transformation by releasing stress and tension in the mind and body. Class offers breathing exercises, gentle movements to encourage muscle relaxation and silent meditation with instructor Jennifer Squires. Bring a mat, sign up required. Fee: $5.
Friday Night Dialogues, 7 p.m. at Shelter Island Library featuring Christopher Verga, Ph.D. on “Civil Rights on Long Island.” Long Island’s role in the civil rights movement has been largely overlooked. In an illustrated lecture, Dr. Verga will trace Long Island’s civil rights history. Long Island had the largest slave population in the North, a large Ku Klux Klan presence, a history of disenfranchisement, as well as school and housing discrimination. Professor Verga will also explore the efforts of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in fighting racial barriers with civil disobedience. Professor Verga teaches American History at Suffolk County Community College. He earned his doctorate in education from St. John’s University. His upcoming book is entitled “Saving Fire Island from Robert Moses.”
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Classics book club, 11 a.m. at Shelter Island Library discussing “Giovanni’s Room” by James Baldwin. This 1956 novel focuses on David, an expatriate American in Paris who struggles with his love for both a man and a woman. This moving work explores the mysteries of love and passion and the tension between impulse and conventional morality.
Shakespeare in the community, 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Island Library discussing “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” This comedy is thought to be one of Shakespeare’s earliest works and is rarely performed. Themes of love, betrayal and disguise are woven through this tale of two friends in love with the same woman. Beck Cole leads the discussion. New members are welcome. Pick up copies of the play at the Circulation Desk.
Mashomack Point, a tour of the Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge, 1 to 4 p.m. Mashomack Point is open for a guided walk just once a year. Explore this unique area’s woodlands, kettles, and fields, culminating with a breathtaking view of Northwest Harbor. (631) 749-1001.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Mystery book club, 5 p.m. at Shelter Island Library discussing “Rough Country” by John Sandford. Virgil Flowers, thrice-divorced, affable member of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is fishing in Minnesota lake country when he is called to investigate a homicide at a nearby resort for women. A powerful advertising executive has been shot while canoeing. There are many potential suspects including her employees, the people at the resort and locals (including a popular country singer). Virgil discovers that this isn’t the first murder at the resort and suspects it may not be the last. Details: [email protected]
(At Town Hall unless otherwise noted)
January 14: Second school budget meeting followed by monthly Board of Education meeting in Board of Education conference room, 6 p.m.
January 14: Conservation Advisory Board, 7:30 p.m.
January 15: Town Board work session, 1 p.m.
January 16: ZBA work session, 7:30 p.m.
January 26: Shelter Island Library annual board meeting, at library, 7 p.m.
January 28: Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, Center Firehouse, 7:30 p.m.
February 5: Taylor’s Island Preservation and Management Committee Meeting, 10 a.m.
February 11: Shelter Island Library board meeting, at library, 7 p.m.
February 25: Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, Center Firehouse, 7:30 p.m.
March 2: Dering Harbor Board Meeting, Village Hall, 9 a.m.
March 12: Taylor’s Island Preservation and Management Committee, 9 a.m.
March 25: Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, Center Firehouse, 7:30 p.m.
April 9: Taylor’s Island Preservation and Management Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.
April 22: Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, Center Firehouse, 7:30 p.m.
May 13: Shelter Island Library board meeting, at library, 7 p.m.
May 14: Taylor’s Island Preservation and Management Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.
May 20: Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, Center Firehouse, 7:30 p.m.
June 10: Shelter Island Library board meeting, at library, 7 p.m.
June 11: Taylor’s Island Preservation and Management Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.
June 24: Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, Center Firehouse, 7:30 p.m.
July 8: Shelter Island Library board meeting, at library, 7 p.m.
July 9: Taylor’s Island Preservation and Management Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.
July 22: Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, Center Firehouse, 7:30 p.m.
August 12: Shelter Island Library board meeting, at library, 7 p.m.
August 13: Taylor’s Island Preservation and Management Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.
August 26: Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, Center Firehouse, 7:30 p.m.