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(Photo courtesy of Buckskill Winter Club)

There’s light at the end of this winter tunnel, folks. The countdown to spring is on with less than a month to go! The days are getting noticeably longer, and although February may seem to be dragging, here on the South Fork there are plenty of ways to stay energetic and entertained. Close out this month’s last weekend strong with this guide on what to do to keep those pesky winter blues at bay.

(Photo credit: Christopher Drukker)

Listen to some jazz at the Parrish

Latin music meets jazz at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill this Friday night, February 24th, with Colombian-born pianist Carolina Calvache performing as part of the Hamptons Jazz Fest Winter Series. Tickets for the 6 p.m. show are $20 for the general public, $15 for members, and $10 for students. Buy your tickets in advance here.

Hear the B Street Band as they honor The Boss

Check out the original tribute band for Bruce Springsteen at The Suffolk this Friday night. With nearly 6,000 shows under their belts, the B Street Band’s, been playing for over 40 years, with its members born in the heart of the Jersey shore. This Friday night, February 24th, they’re coming to the Main Street Riverhead locale for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets range between $47 and $63 and doors open at 7 p.m..

Skate for a cause at Buckskill

(Photo courtesy of Buckskill Winter Club)

East Hampton’s Buckskill Winter Club hosts the 11th Annual Skate-A-Thon beginning this Saturday afternoon, February 25th, to benefit Katy’s Courage. Starting at 12:15 p.m., there’s a kids hockey game followed by puck throw, where participants purchase a puck which they then throw on the ice—closest puck to the designated target wins a prize. Folks can enjoy public skating time from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.. At 6:30, there’s a special figure skating performance from Ice Theatre of New York and a raffle drawing is at 7:45 p.m. This skate-all-day event culminates with an adult hockey game at 8 p.m. Pre-registration for both the kids and the adult hockey games is required. Register by emailing [email protected] or call 631-324-2243.

Catch a glimpse of Montauk’s topography

The Warhol Nature Preserve presents an art and science workshop for all ages this Saturday morning (February 25th) to educate participants on the glacial history of Long Island, titled “Between the Glacier and the Sea.” Led by visual artist Patricia Maurides and climate scientist Dr. Karina Yager, the workshop begins at the Montauk Library at 11 a.m. and then travels to the nearby preserve to explore and examine the Montauk Moorlands. The Moorlands are notorious for rich rock deposits, boulders, gravels and sloping planes. Ends at 1:30 p.m.. To sign up, email [email protected].

Go to an open call for dancers at The Church

This Saturday and Sunday, The Church in Sag Harbor is seeking community volunteers thrilled by the idea of becoming a dancer for the day. Resident artist Margaret Garrett will lead the project, which focuses on choreographed ritual dances inspired by the four elements: earth, water fire, and air. As part of her video collage project, Garret will be filming individuals at the sessions. No prior experience is required as the dances are designed to be simple and easy to learn. Each session starts with a brief warmup and participants are asked to wear one color, besides white. On February 25th, the session is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on February 26th, it’s 1 to 4 p.m.. Participation is free, but your RSVP is required.

Walk the Long Pond Greenbelt with SOFO

(Photo courtesy of Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt)

The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton hosts a three to five-mile walk along the Long Pond Greenbelt with Dai Dayton (Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt president) on Saturday morning. Starting at 10 a.m. all are welcome to explore four ponds along a portion of the 1,100 acres that make up the Greenbelt, with views of Crooked Pond, Long Pond, Little Long Pond and Deer Drink Pond. Meet at 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Call 631-537-9735 or email SOFO at [email protected] for reservations and more information.