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10/28/19 2:00pm

KAITLYN GULLUSCIO PHOTO  The Kids Fun Run October 15 sponsored by the Shelter Island cross country teams. From left, Leron Carter, Jamel Saunder, Nathaniel Overstreet, Madison Sobejana, Makayla Cronin, Natalie Mamisashvili, Lily Potter, William Marshall and Liam Sobejana. Not pictured: Lucas Payne-Steinmuller, Rafael Carbajal, Brooke Kestler, Dachi Davlianidze, Alice Potter, Ella Fundora and Eliza McCarthy.

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Shelter Island varsity boys and girls cross country teams hosted their third annual “Kids Fun Run” at the Shelter Island Country Club under the leadership of Coach Bryan Knipfing. (more…)

10/24/19 2:00pm

Shelter Island Recreation and the Shelter Island Library present a haunted house at the library on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.



A closing reception for the Plein Air Art Exhibit featuring Taylor’s Island will take place on Friday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Shelter Island Town Hall meeting room. Light beverages and snacks will be served.


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The Shelter Island Historical Society is hosting an oyster tasting on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Havens Barn.



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 preferable to fill out the application online and download for signatures. Applications must be received by Nov. 4, 2019.


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Activities and events on Shelter Island.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.


(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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09/30/19 12:00pm

Olivia Overstreet, left, and Daria Kolmogorova, right, flanking an opposing runner, work together as they begin the climb up ‘Cardiac Hill’ at Sunken Meadow State Park on Sept. 28.

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Shelter Island varsity boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Indian Island County Park for their third league meet versus the Ross School. (more…)