03/04/16 6:05am
The bar at Coffee Pot Cellars.

The bar at Coffee Pot Cellars. The Cutchogue tasting room will host live music as part of Long Island Winterfest this Sunday.

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this Friday, Saturday or Sunday? LI Winterfest is still going strong, plus there is so much more.

Here are 5 events to check out this weekend. Or, as always, you can visit northforker.com/events.

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02/29/16 7:14am
Artist Kara Hoblin (from left), Poetry at Poquatuck organizer Yvonne Lieblein and poet Vivian Eyre hold up Hoblin's painting "Whale," which will be part of Saturday's event. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Artist Kara Hoblin (from left), Poetry at Poquatuck organizer Yvonne Lieblein and poet Vivian Eyre hold up Hoblin’s painting “Whale,” which will be part of Saturday’s event. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The old maxim “a picture is worth a thousand words” comes to mind when describing what happens at the annual Poetry at Poquatuck benefit in Orient.

Eleven local visual artists are paired with writers — most from the North Fork, some published and some not — to create poetry inspired by the artists’ paintings and images.

“Some poetry, just like some paintings, you just feel something by looking at it,” said organizer and participating poet Yvonne Lieblein, who began pairing writers and artists together for the event three years ago. (more…)