3 things to do on Shelter Island this weekend: March 18-19

Jeanne Marie Merkel will perform an evening of Celtic music, poetry, and storytelling

Shelter Island resident Jeanne Marie Merkel will perform an evening of Celtic music, poetry, and storytelling. (Credit: Courtesy)

Looking for something to do on Shelter Island this weekend? Shelter Island by northforker has got you covered.

Here are three events to check out this weekend:

Friday, March 18

Landscapes of the Celtic Soul

Join Shelter Island resident Jeanne Marie Merkel for an evening of Celtic music, poetry, image and storytelling at the Shelter Island Library on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

Merkel will reflect on her May 2006 vision quest in Ireland and what she learned about the Celtic way of being in relationship to the earth, how it can enrich our lives and protect the landscapes we love.

This event is free. For more information call (631) 749-0042 or visit silibrary.org. The Shelter Island Library is located at 37 N. Ferry Rd.

Saturday, March 19

Free the Trees

Come out to Mashomack Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon and help remove Asiatic bittersweet, porcelain berry and other smothering vines that can kill trees. Winter is a great time to get out and eradicate invasive vines and other problematic plants. Bring work gloves. Water and snack will be provided. Call (631) 749-1001 to reserve a spot.

This event is for ages 12 and up and there is no fee. The Mashomack Preserve is located at 47 South Ferry Road. For more information visit nature.org

The Big House: Foundations and Human History in the Meadows

Go on a truck tour and short hike to discover the history of Mashomack’s meadows on Saturday, March 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Guides will find the foundations of buildings in Miss Annie Nicoll’s “Big House” area and tell stories of years past.

This event is free for members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.  For more information, call  (631) 749-1001 or email mashomackpreserve@tnc.org.

The Mashomack Preserve is located at 47 South Ferry Road.