4 Things to do on Shelter Island (and nearby) this weekend: Feb. 12,13 & 14

(Credit: dmitrykouzov.com)

(Credit: dmitrykouzov.com)

Looking for something to do on Shelter Island this holiday weekend? Shelter Islander has you covered.

Here are 4 events to check out this weekend:

Scherenschnitte Paper Cutting Class – Adults are invited to come to the Shelter Island Library on Friday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. for an afternoon of crafting. Scherenschnitte means “scissor cuts” in German and is an old European form of paper cutting design. The art form was commonly used for silhouettes, valentines and love letters.

Come take this class in the ancient folk art with instructor Rachel Foster.  The Shelter Island Library is located at 37 N. Ferry Road on Shelter Island. For more information call (631) 749-0042 or visit silibrary.org.

Valentine’s Weekend at the Chequit – Shelter Island’s historic hotel opens it’s doors for a special Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb. 12 through 14. Nightly rates for the weekend start at $195 and include daily breakfast, free WiFi and parking.

Red Maple, the hotel’s restaurant, will also be open. Along with a winter menu, the restaurant has added two decadent main courses for the occasion; Baby Lamb Chops and Striped Bass. For dessert guests can indulge in confections like a chocolate whiskey tart or the whoopie pie flight.

Valentine’s Day dinner will be offered on Sunday Feb. 14 from 5 to 10 p.m., reservations are encouraged. The Chequit is located at 23 Grand Avenue in Shelter Island Heights. For more information or to make reservations call (631) 749-0018 or visit thechequit.com.

Chinese New Year Acrobatic Show – Hosted by the Shelter Island Library, acrobat Li Liu will give a special performance at the Greenport High School on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.

Liu’s performance will include hand balancing, plate spinning, trick cycling, ribbon dancing, and much more.

Registration is required, call (631) 749-0042  or email jlagasse@silibrary.org to reserve a spot. Greenport High School is located at 720 Front Street in Greenport.

A Valentine’s Day concert: Heart & Soul – The Shelter Island Friends of Music will present “Heart & Soul,” a concert performance featuring Russian cellist Dmitry Kouzov at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Kouzov will perform classics by Bach, Bethoveen, Debussy and many more. There will also be a post-concert reception. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated.

For more information call (631) 749-2251 or visit dmitrykouzov.com  The Shelter Island Presbyterian Church is located at 32 N. Ferry Road on Shelter Island.