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North Fork News




The Mattituck-Laurel Library

The Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a bus trip to Belmont Park on Thursday, June 20, at noon. The tickets, which are on sale at the circulation desk, are $90 per person and include round-trip transportation, tip, buffet lunch, gratuities, and admission to the racetrack.

The library will also host the 1819-2019 Whitman Bicentennial Celebration, “I Shall Be Good Health to You,” on June 20 at 6:30 PM. Jerry Matovcik will give a PowerPoint presentation
celebrating Walt Whitman’s life and poems.

The library will screen “The Mustang,” a new R-rated film that tells the story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs, on Friday, June 21, at 1:30 PM. The screening is free.

Sign up for children’s summer programs and reading clubs will start on June 24 at 9 AM. Register in-person only.

The library will host a Regents review for chemistry on June 24 from 6 to 7:30 PM. The program is free, but enrollment is limited and registration is required. Call 631-298-4134.

Shelter Island History Center

The Shelter Island Historical Society’s farmers market continues every Saturday through September 28 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM on the Havens House Museum grounds, rain or shine.

Artist Stephanie Frances Serayani has a new series of ceramic plates in her “Indigo Blue Series” on sale at the market. The farmers market also sells cheese, pickles, chocolates, local produce, flowers, fish, breads, and more.

For more information, visit www.shelterislandhistorical.org.

Long Islanders’ Sing Of The Sea’ Concert

The Southold Historical Society will host a “Long Islanders’ Sing of the Sea” concert at Horton Point Lighthouse on Sunday, June 23 at 1:30 PM.

Stephen Sanfilippo will bring music of the maritime folk tradition in a performance that will include guitar, Anglo concertina, five-string banjo, and harmonica. Sanfilippo will sing historic ballads a cappella and lead historic chanteys in the true unaccompanied call-and-response manner.

The concert will take place outside if weather permits. If it doesn’t, the concert will be held inside the Nautical Museum. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Suggested admission is $5 per adult; $10 per family. Proceeds will benefit the Southold Historical Society. For more information, visit www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.

gmkotz@indyeastend.com