5 Things to do on the North Fork this weekend: March 11, 12 & 13

Cutchogue's St. Patrick's Day Parade returns on Saturday March 12 (Credit: Katherine Schroeder)

Cutchogue’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns on Saturday, March 12 (Credit: Katherine Schroeder)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this Friday, Saturday or Sunday?

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

Live Music at Hotel Indigo

Michael Ducas will perform live on from 7 to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead.

Ducas’ acoustic adaptations of cover songs range from Elvis and the Beatles to the Black Eye Peas, Usher, Mumford & Sons and Adele.

There is no cover charge.

For more information call Hotel Indigo at (631) 369-2200 or visit indigoeastend.com. Hotel Indigo is located at 1830 West Main Street in Riverhead.

Maker Faire & after party

A Maker Faire, which celebrates the maker movement and highlights creativity, innovation and resourcefulness, will be held on Saturday, March 12 at Riverhead Charter School.

The event, which is hosted by Peconic Community School and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free. All kinds of makers from the Tri-state area will be highlighted, from music makers to welders to beermakers. The Riverhead Charter School is located at 3685 Middle Country Road in Calverton.

Then Greenport Harbor Brewing Company will host an after party from 7 to 10 p.m. in Peconic.

Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks will perform live. Tickets are $30 and include a free pint of beer or glass of wine. There will be a fishbowl auction plus additional beer, wine and food available for purchase.

All proceeds from the after party will benefit Peconic Community School. For more information call (631) 477-1100 or visit greenportharborbrewing.com. Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is located at 42155 Main Road in Peconic.

Museum Exhibit Opening

The Suffolk County Historical Society will host an opening reception for its exhibit “When the Broadbill was King on Great South Bay” on Saturday, March 12 at the Riverhead museum.

The exhibit is a look back at Long Island’s waterfowl history during the period when hundreds of thousands of broadbill ducks were hunted on big broadbill rigs. The exhibit includes folk art, historic photographs, a scooter boat and a documentary film.

There will be a free opening reception at 1 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit runs through August 27.

For more information call (631) 727-2881 or visit SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org. The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main Street in Riverhead.

Watercolor Painting Class

The Cutchogue Library will hold a watercolor painting class on Saturday, March 12 in Cutchogue.

Enjoy an afternoon of introductory watercolor instruction. The class runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and each participant will take a watercolor painting home at the end of class. All supplies are provided and refreshments will be served. There is a material fee of $5 and registration is required.

The Cutchogue Library is located at 27550 Main Road in Cutchogue. For more information and to register call (631) 734-6360 or visit cutchoguelibrary.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 12th Annual North Fork Chamber of Commerce/Cutchogue Fire Department St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off on Saturday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m.

The parade will start at Cox Lane and end at Griffing Street. For more information call (631) 765-3161 or e-mail info@northforkchamber.org.