It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend once again and there is plenty to do over the coming days, from winery entertainment and a stress management workshop to registration for your little leaguer.
1. On Friday at 6:00 pm, Friday Night Dialogues at the Shelter Island Public Library presents "1st Things First" with special guest, New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele. Since Jan. 1, Assemblyman Thiele has represented Shelter Island in New York State’s newly-formed lst Assembly District. He will discuss issues directly affecting Shelter Island and Islanders. Assemblyman Thiele sits on a number of New York State Assembly committees, including Ways and Means, Education Election Law, Environmental Conservation, Oversight, Analysis & Investigation, Transportation and the Majority Steering Committee as well as the Assembly’s Aviation Caucus. Admission is Free. Registration requested. Call 631-749-0042.
2. Lieb Cellars Hosts Mark and Mike on Friday Nights: Mark Anderson, Director of Lieb Cellars Tasting Rooms, along with Miek Hogan will be playing your favorite tunes every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lieb Cellars Oregon Road in January and February. Glasses and bottles of wine will be available for purchase as well as local, tasty bites prepared by our In-House Epicurean, Alicia Valle.
3. Mattituck-Cutchogue Little League Registration: On Saturday at 12 p.m., little league registration is open at Cutchogue-East Elementary School to all boys and girls ages 5-12 who are residents of Mattituck, Laurel, Cutchogue, and New Suffolk. Registration is also available on line mc-littleleague.com. The deadline is Feb. 2, cost is $70.
4. Second Annual Tete de Cuvee Grand Tasting Event at Sparkling Pointe: If you love sparkling wine and champagne, you do not want to miss this event on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. A "tete de cuvee" represents the most meticulously selected, most expensive, and presumably the highest quality champagne or sparkling wine in a house's range. You will be tasting domestic tete de cuvees from California and New Mexico, Champagne tete de cuvees from Champagne, France, and Sparkling Pointe's own tete de cuvee, Brut Seduction, in a vertical tasting of 2003, 2002, and 2001 vintages. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at www.sparklingpointe.com.
5. Sylvester Manor Presents Della Mae: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm is kicking off their 2013 arts programming with a bluegrass concert on Saturday at 7:30pm at the Shelter Island School Auditorium. The concert will feature local East End band DuneGrass and Boston-based Della Mae. The concert is made possible through support from the Shelter Island Town Recreation Department. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/304267.
6. Free Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic at Southold Town Animal Shelter: The North Fork Animal Welfare League will be offering a free spay and neuter clinic on Sunday in the parking lot at Southold Recreation Center in Peconic. Ferals will have their ears clipped. Call 631-523-6074 or 631-379-8554 for a required reservation. Cats must be delivered by 9 a.m. an you will be called for pickup.
7. Stress and Pain Management Workshop at the Giving Room: This two-hour workshop on Sunday at 3 p.m. includes discussion on approaches to stress and pain management, reflective meditation, and practical tools to ease stress and pain. Join Caron Hunter, Associate Director of the Division of Neurology and Integrative Pain Medicine at proHEALTH Care Associates, as she teaches tools to compassionately transform stress and pain. She guides her clients to connect with and understand the inner self, ease their suffering, and chart a course to embrace their essential nature while supporting their peace. Cost is $20.
8: Inauguration Simulcast at Bedell Cellars: The folks at Bedell Cellars have a reason to celebrate during the presidential inauguration on Monday — their very own 2009 merlot will be served at the inaugural luncheon, one of many agricultural products from New York State to be featured on the presidential menu. So, Bedell is inviting the community to a viewing of the historic event held on Martin Luther King Day this year on Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Complimentary inaugural-themed appetizers will be served along with the 2009 merlot, the first New York State wine to be served at an inaugural luncheon. The event will be shown on a 52-inch plazma TV.
What are you doing to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? Tell us in the comments.