Biologist and outdoorsman Eric Powers will conduct a birding walk at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve on Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown on Saturday, May 13, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call (631) 265-1054.
The 15th Annual Junior Angler Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve, will take place on Saturday, June 10. Those interested must register by Saturday, June 3. There will be two groups fishing: ages 5-8 from 9-10:30 a.m. and ages 9-12, from 1-3 p.m. The fee is $10 per entry for anglers of Friends members; $15 for anglers of non-members. The entry fee includes bait, tackle, junior angler tee shirts, refreshments and goody bags for the morning group. Fishing rods are available if required. There will be three prizes for each age group. Call the Preserve office (631) 265-1054 for details.
Smithtown Township Arts Council is pleased to announce that the works of Smithtown artist Jim Guillot will be on view at Apple Bank, 91 Route 111, Smithtown April 17 through June 17, 2017. The exhibition, part of STAC’s Outreach Gallery Program, can be viewed during regular banking hours.
Jim has been a Smithtown resident for 35 years. He and his wife Elaine have both been officers at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal church of Smithtown for many years. Jim is also a Vietnam Veteran with two tours of duty, 1964 / 1965. He is currently employed by Cablevision / AlticeUSA where he has worked for the past nine years.
Jim’s unique art medium is NYS Lottery Scratch-off cards. “I create collages as ‘rural landscapes’ by cutting / pasting with Elmer’s school glue, to a one inch thick Styrofoam background /glued into wooden frames, usually 14” x 18”. The finishing surface coating is Modge Podge. The medium material usually works better with at least one large frame object as a central theme (house, church, bridge, etc.), surrounded by rural themes (trees, bushes, flowers, etc.) & trails to the central theme. All spaces must be covered by pieces of the cards - no exceptions, no holes/gaps.”