Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m.-noon: Plant beach grass at Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Road, Orient. Join Group for the East End for this educational event to help reduce beach erosion and create habitats for wildlife. Families welcome. Information/reservations: Anita Wright, 631-946-4630, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m.: 5K family walk-run to benefit Eastern Long Island Hospital, Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Road. Prizes awarded. Check in: 7:15-7:45 a.m. 8 a.m.: 5K walk/run; 8:30 a.m.: 1/2-mile kids fun run. Raffles, refreshments, kids’ activities; medals for all kids. Proceeds will benefit the hospital’s behavioral health services, Quannacut inpatient and outpatient addiction programs and the inpatient adult psychiatry program. Ages 13 and over: $30; ages 6-12: $10; ages 5 and under, free.
Saturday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Boy Scout car show at Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane, Peconic. Antique, steam, classic, collector, street rod and custom cars and trucks, earlier than 1997. Trophies awarded. Picnic area, refreshments; bring a blanket. Show car and driver: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate; preregistered 1942, free. General admission: $5; children under 12, free with parent admission. Fee to sell a car, $20; auto-related vendors, $30. Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 2. Proceeds benefit Southold Troop 6. 631-298-5757; email@example.com.
Sunday, Aug. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.: Looking for animals and their tracks sponsored by Group for the East End at Hallock State Park, 6062 Sound Ave., Riverhead. Take a nature walk and look for evidence of animals, including tracks, nests, burrows, egg masses, scrapings and other signs. Families welcome. Information: Steve Biasetti, 631-765-6450, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Polish Town Fair in Polish Town, Riverhead. Food, refreshments, vendors, souvenirs, entertainment, Polish food,traditions and customs; Saturday, 5-11 p.m. Dance festival at Polonaise Park with music by Mike Costa and the Beat and Polka Method. Admission for dance festival: $13; children under 5, free. 631-369-1616, polishtowncivicassociation.org.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. : Southold Historical Society Quilt Festival, 55200 Main Rd. In cooperation with Eastern Long Island Quilters’ Guild, a celebration of quilts, old and new. Contemporary and antique quilts on display, some for purchase. Quilt appraiser to appraise your quilts, activities for children, demonstrations of techniques. Refreshments for purchase. Saturday, 3 p.m.: ($10 ticket) lecture by Paula Nadelstern at First Presbyterian Church of Southold, “Symmetry and Surprise: the Kaleidoscope As Design Inspiration.” Tickets: $10, one-day admission; $15, two-day admission; children under 12, free. 631-765-5500.
Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-noon: Mummichogs and mud crabs sponsored by Group for the East End at Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Rd., Orient. Wade with seines and nets in search of fish, crabs, shrimp, mollusks and other small creatures of the estuary. Catch and release only. Families welcome. Wear water shoes. Information: Steve Biasetti, 631-765-6450, email@example.com.