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The Shelter Island Lions Club presents its annual Snapper Derby on Saturday, Aug. 31.
LONG LIVE THE KING
The Shelter Island Library presents Richard Zoglin discussing his new book “Elvis in Vegas” during the next Friday Night Dialogue on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior and eventually his fatal overdose. But in Elvis in Vegas, Richard Zoglin takes an alternate view, arguing that Vegas is where the King of Rock and Roll resurrected his career, reinvented himself as a performer, and created the most exciting show in Vegas history.
ARTSI celebrates its 10th birthday this year.
The Artists of Shelter Island group celebrates its 10-year anniversary with its annual open studio tour on Aug. 17 and 18, from noon to 5 p.m. Sixteen local artists of various disciplines and styles will welcome visitors to their studios and show their latest works.
The Full Moon Arts Center in East Moriches has announced its first exhibit featuring the work of 14 artists, including Island artist Janet Culbertson, in the collective.
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Maeve Kyne-Purcell interacts with the DIMONscape of Havens House.
A painting that takes 300 years of history and makes it into a single work of art will be open to the public at The Shelter Island Historical Society on Sunday, July 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. during the exhibit’s opening reception.
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Sculptor Mary Anne Moy and her African parrots Ito and Faust.
As I sat soaking up the sun last week at Shell Beach, I heard some rustling around the wrapping on my sandwich. Some small pooch was trying to have a snack. Before I could complain, the dog’s owner came by and apologized. I rose from my beach chair and noticed that she was camped out some 100 feet from me with two parrots.