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What’s happening this week?
Friday, September 23
Book sale, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island. 924-6400.
Buddy Merriam’s Mandolin Experience, 7 p.m. at North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham. Buddy Merriam is the founder and lead musician of Buddy Merriam and Back Roads, a bluegrass band that has been entertaining folks on Long Island and beyond for over 30 years. In this concert, Buddy’s original music will be performed with twin mandolins in harmony with acoustic guitar and bass, selections from Buddy’s six CDs along with some new compositions. Free. 929-4488, ext. 230.
J. Faith Entertainment and the Inc. Village of Port Jefferson host the 6th Port Jefferson American Music Festival, noon-6 p.m. through Sunday, Sept. 25.. This free festival will feature over 25 performers scheduled throughout the event on multiple stages. The festivities kick off with a Friday night performance by Gary US Bonds. The event will also provide a special Kidzone with various rides and hands-on activities for the little ones. Go to the website for complete schedule. Information: 473-1414.
‘The Pajama Game,’ 1954 musical by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, based on the novel “7 1/2 Cents” by Richard Bissell, where love blossoms between foes during labor troubles in a pajama factory, 8 p.m. at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. Hit parade of songs including “Hey There,” “Hernando’s Hideaway,” and “Steam Heat.” A rollicking classic from the Golden Age of Broadway. Tickets $21-$28. theatrethree.com.
Saturday, September 24
Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen Inc. (SASI) presents 40th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, at DEC Co-op Property, Randall Road, Ridge. All day family-oriented event with free admission, free parking, pony rides, petting zoo, balloons, face painting, popcorn, archery lessons, raffles, horse show, falconry exercises, plus many displays, events and demonstrations throughout the day, including black powder demos and a cavalry troop. 744-1689.
Book sale, 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island. 924-6400.
Marine/Atmospheric Sciences Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences on the south campus. Fish-printing and face-painting, a touch tank, environmental mural painting, research boat tours, a marine electronics wizardry exhibit, morning and afternoon public lectures, marine-theme costumed actors, a weather forecast exercise, environmental quiz show games, laboratory tours and research exhibits, information on marine and atmospheric sciences as a career, and an “Ask the Expert” booth. Rain or shine. Visit www.somas.stonybrook.edu/ for updates and directions. Contact Bill Wise at [email protected] or Kim Knoll at [email protected] or call 632-8656 with questions.
7th annual Museum Day at Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook. The museum will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from Smithsonian.com. Museum Day is a celebration of the dissemination of knowledge to anyone and everyone interested, without a price tag, emulating the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities. The Museum Day Ticket is available to download at www.smithsonian.com/museumday. The exhibitions in this year’s Smithsonian Museum Day event include Long Island Masterworks in Wood, featuring three Long Island artists who create wooden sculptures, each in a unique style, and William Sidney Mount Faces the Issues, exploring Mount’s commentary through painting on social and political issues of the 19th century. Visit longislandmuseum.org or call 751-0066. A list of participating museums is available at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/. Visitors who present the official pass will gain free admission for two people to participating museums and cultural venues. One ticket is permitted per household, per e-mail address. For more information about Smithsonian magazine Museum Day 2011 and links to participating museums’ and supporters’ sites, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
15th Annual Breast Cancer Victory Day, noon at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson. Hundreds of breast cancer survivors and their supporters will gather at Mather Hospital to share their experiences and support one another. The event will feature keynote speaker Pat Battle, anchor/reporter for WNBC 4 New York, who last fall went public with her breast cancer, and singer/songwriter Kate Corrigan, who uses her music to help newly diagnosed patients deal with their breast cancer. Victory Day is free and lunch is provided to all participants. Registration required. Visit www.matherhospital.org/victory, or call 686-7878.
6th Port Jefferson American Music Festival, noon-6 p.m., features Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys who perform free concert on PJ Ferry Dock. If visitors to the Village still want more music, they can hop on “The Kerry Ferry” Blues Cruise, featuring blues-rocker Kerry Kearney & special guests. 473-1414.
Wolfstock 2011, Long Island’s largest backyard BBQ begins 3 p.m. at SUNY/ Stony Brook. Food, fun, and football featuring Stony Brook vs. Lafayette at 6 p.m., fireworks after the game. Visit www.stonybrook.edu/wolfstock.
‘The Pajama Game,’ 8 p.m. at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. See Friday.
Sunday, September 25
Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Port Jefferson Village, east side of Main Street by Lainie’s Way parking lot. Local produce, honey, bread & baked goods, seafood, international specialities, plants, flowers and live music, in open air, waterfront market. Through November.
Broadway Beginnings, 2 p.m. at Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island. Salute to the show music of the twenties and thirties through song and story. The Second Chance Players perform music of Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart and Jerome Kern. Call for tickets: 924-6400.
6th Port Jefferson American Music Festival ‘Country Dance,’ 5-8 p.m. at Port Jefferson Village Center. Band ”Grand Central” sponsored by Matty T’s of Deer Park. Tickets $25. Cash Bar, ‘Grub’, line dancing, wheel of fortune and more. Tickets at chamber office: 473-1414.
Monday, September 26
Little Book Shop at Mt. Sinai Congregational Church, 233 North Country Road. Mt Sinai, open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. New books, old books and best selling books. All proceeds from sales go directly to church’s emergency food pantry which serves families in the community. Books priced from 25 cents to $3. 473-1582 for more information.
Port Jefferson Documentary Series presents ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams,’ 7 p.m. at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. Guest Speaker: Dr. John Shea, Professor of Anthropology, Stony Brook University. Special introduction by Dr. Richard Leakey, Professor of Anthropology, Stony Brook University; Chair, Board of Directors, Turkana Basin Institute. Tickets: $5, SUNY Students free.“They were here!” These words underscored a glorious moment for caver Eliette Burnel Deschamps. In the Ardeche region in southern France, her team of expert cavers, followed an air current from a cliff and dug into a hidden cave that had been sealed tight for 30,000 years. What they discovered become known as the Chauvet Cave paintings, the earliest paintings known to man. Before their eyes, undulating on bulging limestone walls, were rich, vibrant paintings of mammoths, seemingly-moving horses, cave lions, cave bears, and multiple red palm prints flowing from one chamber to the next, bridging the distance between our lost human past and our present. The year was 1994 and the French government immediately took custody of the cave, allowing limited entry only to researchers. Then, in 2010, Werner Herzog, noted documentary filmmaker, persuaded the government to allow his tiny crew to join the researchers to film “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.” Adhering to precise restrictions, Herzog was allowed six shooting days of four hours each. Not permitted to touch any part of the cave’s walls or floor, the crew was confined to a 2-foot wide walkway, wore special suits and used only battery- powered equipment. With Herzog as our guide through this beautiful, haunting documentary, we wonder, “Who were these people? Why did they paint in caves? How did Chavet Cave, so remote and inaccessible, become home to the most ancient visual art created by man?” Film was selected as a New York Times Film Critics’ Pick. 473-5220, gpjac.org.
Tuesday, September 27
Nighttime Book Discussion, 7 p.m. at Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island. Join moderator Andy Bloom for a discussion of Plato’s classic, “Phaedo.” The last days of Socrates are described from the perspective of one of his students, Phaedo of Elis. Socrates is sentenced to death by an Athenian court for not believing in the gods and for corrupting the city’s youth through his teachings. In this dialog, Socrates puts forth his theories of the afterlife. Books available at circulation desk. Registration not required. 924-6400.
Wednesday, September 28
Origami Fun for grades 4-6, 7 p.m. at Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island. Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with Athena Wong. Register: 924-6400.
Thursday, September 29
Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Port Jefferson Village, in the Steamroom/PJ Frigate parking lot, produce only; through November.
Friday, September 30
Fall Story Festival for grades K-3, 7 p.m. at Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island. Register: 924-6400.
‘The Pajama Game,’ 8 p.m. at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. See Friday, Sept. 23.
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