4 things to do on and nearby Shelter Island this weekend: March 4, 5 & 6

Looking for something to do on or near Shelter Island this weekend? ShelterIslander has got you covered.

Here are three events to check out this weekend:

What a Long Strange Trip – Two Separate & Distinct evenings of the Grateful Dead

Celebrate the Grateful Dead this weekend with concerts on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Each night’s performance will highlight specific songs from the Grateful Dead’s collection of hits.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of the concert. The shows start at 8 p.m.

To purchase tickets call (631) 725-9500 or visit baystreet.org.  The Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor.

Free the Trees Cleanup

Help clean up brush and bramble in Mashomack Nature Preserve on Saturday, March 5.

Winter is a great time to get out and eradicate invasive vines and other problematic plants. Bring work gloves and come make a difference from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no fee to attend and water and snacks will be provided.

For more information call (631) 749-1001. Mashomack Preserve is located at 79 South Ferry Road on Shelter Island.

Defensive Driving Course

The Shelter Island Library will host a six-hour defensive driving class on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This DMV-approved course is for drivers of all ages. The cost of the course is $45 per person, payable in cash or by check to instructor John Wallace on the day of the class.

Call (631) 749-0042 to register or sign up at the circulation desk. The Shelter Island Library is located at 37 N. Ferry Road.

Celebration of Life

The 16th Annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” Community Cockail Party will take place on Saturday, March 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ram’s Head Inn.

Enjoy live music, open bar, light fare, a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. The event benefits the Island Gift of Life Foundation, a non-profit charity, that provides financial assistance and other services to people on the East End with life threatening illnesses. The foundation was the life’s dream of Shelter Island resident Cheryl Hannabury, who died of non-hodgkins lymphoma in 2002.

Tickets to the event are $40 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. To purchase online go to islandgiftoflife.org. The Ram’s Head Inn is located at 108 Ram Island Drive.