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10/19/19 7:35pm

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Mashomack Preserve’s Manor House is the site of the Souper Sunday event.

The Souper Sunday event scheduled for tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. occurs at the Manor House at Mashomack Preserve, not the Manor House at Sylvester Manor as incorrectly appeared in Thursday’s paper. Guests will hike the six-mile green trail and stop at the halfway point at Mashomack Preserve’s Manor House for a cup of homemade soup.

10/18/19 10:00am

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Journalist Karl Grossman will give a presentation on Gardiners Island on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead.

Journalist discusses ‘time capsule’

For residents of Shelter Island, who regard Gardiners Island as a distant, somewhat mysterious cousin, there can be few guides as well-acquainted with this 3,300-acre jewel as Karl Grossman, a journalist who first ventured there almost 50 years ago. Mr. Grossman, who has covered Long Island for more than four decades, writes the Suffolk Closeup column that appears weekly in the Reporter. He first met Robert David Lion Gardiner, the self-described “16th Lord of the Manor,” when he covered a large campout of Boy Scouts hosted by Mr. Gardiner in 1971.

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10/17/19 10:00am

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Activities and events on Shelter Island.

EVERY WEEK 

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, 7:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

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10/11/19 4:15pm

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The final concert of the 2019 Shelter Island Friends of Music season will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church.

THIS WEEK

GRANTS AVAILABLE

The Shelter Island Education Foundation accepts grant requests twice a year from students, teachers and programs that inspire participants and enrich their futures. Projects must provide, or make possible, educational experiences beyond those available in the normal school curriculum and budget. Applications for grants became available Oct. 8 at shelterislandfoundation.org and at the Shelter Island School. It is prefer- able to fill out the application online and download for signatures. Appli- cations must be received by Nov. 4, 2019.

FALL FIELDS

Mashomack Preserve presents Fields in the Fall on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. Join grassland enthusiast Clark Mitchell and walk through the north and south fields of the preserve while in their fall color splendor.

BULB PLANTING

Sylvester Manor invites the public to Spring Bulb Planting on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Manor Gardens. Come and help plant an assortment of bulbs including vari- eties based on Horsford and Fiske documentation. We welcome any donations of bulbs given to the community by Mrs. Fiske. Free. sylvestermanor.org.

CELLO CONCERT

The Shelter Island Friends of Music presents “Four Cellos, A Global Musical Journey,” a four-virtuosi collaboration on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. Ani Kalayjian, Laura Met- calf, Andrew Lee and Caleb van der Swaagh will perform music by Bach, Mozart, Wagner, Bartok, Schubert, Piazzolla and others. A meet-the-artists reception will follow the concert. Free, donations accepted. shelteris- landfriendsofmusic.org, facebook. com/SIFMconcerts.

SCALLOP DINNER

The Shelter Island Lions Club is hosting its 64th annual scallop din- ner on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Pridwin Hotel. Tickets are available at the Shelter Island Public Library and are $35 for adults and $15 for youth. Profits from the dinner go to support worthwhile causes on the Island. For more information, reservations or group purchases, call 631-209-7452 or email [email protected] terislandlions.org. A chicken dinner alternative is also available.

PMP CONCERT

The Perlman Music Program kicks off its fall concert series with a Chamber Music Concert on Mon- day, Oct. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Clark Arts Center on the Perlman campus. Free, no RSVP required. perlmanmu- sicprogram.org.

STAR STUFF

The Shelter Island Library hosts “Road Map to the Stars: The Night Sky” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. When you wish upon a star, wouldn’t it be good to know which star it is and what constellation it lies in? Objects in the night sky can be pinpointed with a little understanding of the celestial sphere and its coordinates. Astronomer Kevin Manning returns to the library to present an unforgettable program suitable for the whole family (ages 8 and up). The program will include hands-on activities using star charts. Register at the circulation desk.

NEXT WEEK

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM

Friday Night Dialogues presents a screening of “The Bullish Farmer” on Friday, Oct. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shelter Island Public Library. It is a feature-length documentary on sus- tainable agriculture. It journeys into the life of a Wall Street investment banker-turned farmer as he struggles to build and run a farm that feeds his family and his community. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Jocelyn Craig, Windmill Field manager at Sylvester Manor. This film is co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest and the Shelter Island Public Library. Free.

OYSTER TASTING

The Shelter Island Historical Society is hosting an oyster tasting on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Havens Barn. Join Mashomack shellfish enthusiasts at the Shelter Island Historical Society’s annual Oyster Event. Learn about the biology of this tasty mollusk. Admission: $60. shelterislandhistorical.org/oyster- tasting2019. RSVP by Oct. 12.

CELEBRITY CHEF

Fall Celebrity Chef returns to the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church featuring Chef Joe from the Ram’s Head Inn on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. The menu features a first course of cauliflower and roasted garlic soup with mushroom popover; a second course of braised beef short rib with potato gallette, broccolini and natural jus; and a dessert of apple crumb pie with bourbon butterscotch, pecans and vanilla gelato. $30 per person.

COMiNG Up

PMP CONCERTS

The Perlman Music Program presents a Stires-Stark Alumni Recital on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Clark Arts Center on the Perlman campus. Violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova present a dynamic preview of their Carnegie Hall debut. Admission: $25; free for students and Virtuoso Society members. Then on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m., PMP offers a Works in Progress concert in the Clark Arts Center. Free, no RSVP required. perlmanmusicprogram.org.

DRIVER SAFETY

The Shelter Island Senior Center is hosting an AARP Driver Safety Course on Monday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 44 South Ferry Road. Register: 631-749-1059. Par- ticipants may be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance premiums. Consult your insurance company for further details. Fee: AARP members, $20; nonmembers, $25. Class is good for a period of three years.

ACROSS THE MOAT

TEA & TALK

The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum presents “Tea & Talk: Gardiners Island” on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. with Karl Gross- man, a Reporter columnist and professor of journalism at SUNY/ Old Westbury. Mr. Grossman will describe visiting Gardiners Island and speak about his long connection as a journalist to Robert Da- vid Lion Gardiner, who described himself as the island’s 16th Lord of the Manor. Mr. Grossman will also screen a segment of a documenta- ry series, “Can Suffolk Be Saved?” which he wrote and hosted in 1974. Admission: $25, includes fancy finger sandwiches, teas and sweets. Register by Oct. 12, 631- 727-2881, ext. 100, suffolkcounty- historicalsociety.org.

10/10/19 2:00pm

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Activities and events on Shelter Island.

EVERY WEEK

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, 7:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in tennis: Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m., school courts. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in volleyball: Wednes- days, 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.

English class: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Shelter Island Library.

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.

Golf: at Shelter Island Country Club. Ladies Scramble 10 a.m. on Fridays, Men’s Golf 10 a.m. on Thursdays. All levels welcome. Reg- ular 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.Lego challenges/ marble madness: For kids.

The events alternate on Mondays at 2 p.m., library. 631-749-0042

Mah jongg club: Monday at 10 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 American Legion Hall, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.

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.

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

Yoga: Gentle flow with Dawn Hedberg. Sundays, 8 a.m. 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.

Zumba Gold: Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the rec center with Susan Binder.

EVENTS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
Vote: The Shelter Island Library hosts voter registration at 2 p.m.

Kid fun: The Shelter Island Library presents Build It! for kids at 3 p.m.

ESL: The Shelter Island Library presents a free English as a second language class at 5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
Farm stand: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm’s farm stand is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 13.

Kid fun: The Shelter Island Library hosts Fun Friday at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Farm stand: Sylvester Manor EducationalVFarm’s farm stand is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 13.

Nature: Mashomack Preserve presents Fields in the Fall from 10 a.m. to noon. Join grassland enthusiast Clark Mitchell and walk through the north and south fields of the preserve while in their fall color splendor.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
Farm stand: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm’s farm stand is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 13.

Farming: Sylvester Manor invites the public to Spring Bulb Planting from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Man- or Gardens. We are looking forward to spring already. Come and help us plant an assortment of bulbs including varieties based on Horsford and Fiske documentation. We welcome any donations of bulbs given to the community by Mrs. Fiske. Free. sylvestermanor.org.

Scallops: The Shelter Island Lions Club is hosting its 64th annual scallop dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Pridwin Hotel. Tickets are available at the Shelter Island Public Library and are $35 for adults and $15 for youth. Profits from the dinner go to sup- port worthwhile causes on the Island. For more information, reservations or group purchases, call 631-209-7452 or email din- [email protected] A chicken din- ner alternative is also available.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
PMP: The Perlman Music Program offers a Chamber Music Concert at 4:30 p.m. at the Clark Arts Center on the PMP Campus. Free, open to the public. perlmanmusicpro- gram.org.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
Stars: The Shelter Island Library hosts “Road Map to the Stars: The Night Sky” at 6:30 p.m. When you wish upon a star, wouldn’t it be good to know which star it is and what constellation it lies in? Objects in the night sky can be pinpointed with a little understanding of the celestial sphere and its coordinates. Astronomer Kevin Manning returns to the library to present an unfor- gettable program suitable for the whole family (ages 8 and up). The program will in- clude hands-on activities using star charts. Register at the circulation desk.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Tai chi: Join instructor Denise Gillies to learn tai chi at the library at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $7.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

Seniors: Shelter Island Rec hosts the “Out to Lunch Bunch” at Fairway Restaurants from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seniors ages 60 and up will take a break and enjoy lunch while visiting res- taurants off Shelter Island. Space is limited so sign up early. Must be able to step in and out of the van. Register with Bethany Ortmann at 631-749-0309. Van will depart from Shelter Island Legion Hall. Fee: $6/$7 non-residents plus your individual lunch cost.

Decisions: “Great Decisions: The State of the State Department” takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Library. Proposed bud- get cuts and an exodus of career diplomats have experts wondering whether the State Department can remain relevant as Amer- ica’s role in the world changes. Great Deci- sions starts with a short film followed by a group discussion facilitated by Kirk Ressler.

MEETINGS

(At Town Hall unless otherwise noted) Oct. 11: Town Board meeting, 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 12: Dering Harbor Board, Village Hall, 9 a.m.

Oct. 16: Town Board work session, 1-3 p.m.

Oct. 16: Zoning Board of Appeals work ses- sion, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Oct. 17: Water Quality Improvement meet- ing, 6 p.m.

Oct. 21: Community Preservation Fund Ad- visory Board, 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 21: Water Advisory Committee, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22: Town Board Work session, 1-3 p.m.

Oct. 23: Zoning Board of Appeals hearing, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Oct. 24: Green Committee hearing, noon. Oct. 24: Community Housing Board, 7 p.m. Oct. 29: Town Board work session, 1-3 p.m.

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