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Shelter Island Reporter calendar of events: July 22


AA meetings: Keep It Simple & Early Birds Meeting in person at 7 a.m, Monday through Friday. Also Wednesdays and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church. If vaccinated, masks are not required, otherwise please wear a mask.

Art/Rich Poetry Roundtable: Tuesday, 4 p.m., Library.

CoreSyn with Trent: Tuesdays and Saturdays, at 8 a.m. at Fiske Field basketball courts. In bad weather, at the Legion Hall.

Functional Fitness with Susan on Zoom: Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 9 a.m. Email [email protected] to sign up and receive zoom link.

Havens Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., History Center.

Intermediate French Conversation: Thursdays, 4 p.m., Library, Zoom.

Knitting Club: Thursday, 4:30 p.m. In person at the library, masks required. Register at

Music Trivia & Light Movement: Mondays, 11-11:45 a.m., Senior Center via Zoom, [email protected][email protected]

Seated Functional Fitness: Thursdays, 11-11:45 a.m., Zoom, Senior Center, [email protected].

Seated Zumba Gold: Wednesdays, 11-11:45 a.m. on Zoom, [email protected].

Shelter Island History Center: Guided Tours, Wednesday through Friday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 11:30am. Reservations required; use this link:

Silver Circle: Wednesdays, Senior Activity Center, Zoom, [email protected].

Social Circle Club, crafts, games: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Zoom, [email protected].

Sylvester Manor Farmstand: Wednesdays to Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tai Chi with Denise Gillies: 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Library, Zoom.

Yoga with Dawn: Thursdays 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. at the Legion Hall.

Zumba with Susan on Zoom: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. Email [email protected]com to sign up and receive zoom link.

For events on Zoom below, register at least 30 minutes in advance.


Shelter Island Scavenger Hunt – A Family Adventure, through August 31. You can pick up your booklet at the library, or visit to register. Complete the mini-quest at each location listed and then visit the library to pick up your prize.

STORY THYME with Sara at the Farmstand, every Saturday in July at 10:30 a.m. No need to register. Parents are welcome to bring their own blanket if they feel more comfortable being more socially-distanced.


Temporary Henna Tattoos, Pick up this kit for everything you need to create your own temporary Henna-style tattoos. These tattoos should last for 2-3 weeks (depending on placement) so be as creative as you want. Register at Tent Week for additional children’s and adults’ programs at the library.



Great Decisions – Struggles Over the Melting Arctic, 5:30 p.m. (Zoom)

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed purchasing the large island nation of Greenland, reflecting the changing opinion within the U.S. government toward engagement with the Arctic region.  With Russia and China already miles ahead with their Arctic strategies, can the U.S. catch up?


Friday Night Dialogue: Trent Preszler: “Little and Often,” 7 p.m. When Trent Preszler’s father died, he left his semi-estranged son a toolbox. Knowing nothing about the tools, working and learning step-by-step, Preszler handcrafted a canoe. The process helped him reconcile with the past and become a fine boatbuilder. In person under library tent, register at


The Shelter Island Historical Society presents, A HILL OF BEANS, a musical by Lisa Shaw and Tom Hashagen. 5:30 p.m. At History Center. Tickets at; $40.00 per person. Rain Dates: July 30, 31 & August 1.


Shakespeare in the Community, 12:30 p.m. (Zoom) Henry IV, Part 2 is the only “sequel” in Shakespeare’s canon. As in Part 1, it features Prince Hal, son of Henry IV and his witty tavern-dwelling friend, Sir John Falstaff. Register at[email protected]


IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ALLOWED IF FULLY VACCINATED. Contact Town Clerk’s Office at 631-749-1166 or [email protected] for Zoom invites.

Green Options Committee, Thursday, July 22, 9 to 10 a.m. Email [email protected] for zoom link

Fire District Monthly Meeting, Monday, July 26, 7:30 p.m., Main Firehouse

Town Board Work Session, Tuesday, July 27, 1 to 3 p.m.ZBA Hearing, Wednesday, July 28, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.