The Mashomack Preserve birding club will gather at the Mashomack Manor House for birding on Saturday, Jan. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Never gone birding? No problem. This is a casual meet-up open to anyone interested in learning more about local species. The group will gather on the first Saturday of each month. Coffee will be provided.
Shelter Island School is celebrating Spirit Week from Jan. 6 to 10. Each day faculty and students can dress up following special themes. Monday: Pajama Day; Tuesday: Twin Day; Wednesday: Student Choice (by popular vote); Thursday: Throwback Thursday; Friday; Blue & Gray Day.
FRIDAY NIGHT DIALOGUES
Friday Night Dialogues will feature P.A.T. Hunt discussing a history of Taylor’s Island at the Shelter Island Library on Friday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Registration is appreciated.
FULL MOON FUN
Visit Mashomack Preserve for a full moon fields walk on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Walk the meadows of the preserve on a calm winter night. Bundle up and enjoy the open grasslands and a view of Shelter Island Sound by the light of the full moon. Enjoy the stars and listen to nature’s nightlife.
Here comes the book bus! On Friday, Jan. 17, Anthony Zutter, Shelter Island Library’s former children’s librarian, will be pulling up at the library in the new Suffolk Cooperative Library System’s mobile service outlet, AKA the SLED (Suffolk Libraries Empowering Discovery). The bus is full of state-of-the-art technology and a wide variety of fun things to explore! Those curious about the way the upcoming census will work will find plenty of information available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Activities for children will be offered after 2:30 p.m.
The Shelter Island Library offers a new guided discussion program called Great Works of Philosophy on Fridays, Jan. 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7 at 12:30 p.m. Philosophy Professor Wendy Turgeon will lead a discussion of foundational works of Western Philosophy ranging from ancient Greece to nineteenth-century America. All are welcome. Registration required.
BOOK SALE SPECIAL
The Shelter Island Library is offering a special sale in the Book Sale Room on Saturday, Jan. 18. The library will accept donations of gently used books on Saturday, Jan. 11 and Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Winter bluegrass concert featuring Damn Tall Buildings presented by Sylvester Manor takes place at Shelter Island School on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $45 and are available at sylvestermanor.org/music.
The Mashomack Preserve birding club will gather at the Mashomack Manor House on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Never gone birding? No problem. This is a casual meet-up open to anyone interested in learning more about local species. Coffee will be provided.
ACROSS THE MOAT
The Manhattan Film Institute returns with free films at the Greenport Theatre.
6:30 p.m.: “Jumanji (1995)” (PG)
7 p.m.: “Big Night” (R)
6:30 p.m.: “Wolf Children” (PG)
7 p.m.: “Sideways” (R)
6:30 p.m.: “Enchanted” (PG)
7 p.m.: “Serpico” (R)