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See works inspired by Shelter Island by Kelly Carmody at opening this Saturday at the Grenning Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Grenning Gallery)

For this coming Sunday it should really be about Mom and whatever she wants to do. But if brunching isn’t really her bag (although we got all the deets on where to wine and dine Mama Bear right here) there’s all sorts of cool stuff happening this weekend across the South Fork.

If she’s a cocktail gal, look no further than Sagaponack Farm Distillery, where Springs resident and bartending maven Jarhn Blutstein will be leading a mixology class on Saturday. If she’s an artsy girl, there’s an opening party at Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor featuring a duo of female artists showcasing their absolutely delightful still life pieces.

If you need a couple of yuks, head to one of two comedy shows at Southampton’s Sticks and Stones Comedy Club tomorrow or Saturday night.

Obviously, any and all of these fantastic and festive happenings can be enjoyed by all. So, if you’re not doing the Mother’s Day thing this weekend hit ‘em up yourself and soak up all the South Fork sun that supposedly is coming our way.

Jarhn Blutstein will be at Sagaponack Farm Distillery for a hands-on cocktail and bartending training session. (Photo credit: Doug Young)

Learn how to make cocktails, with help from a pro

Sagaponack Farm Distillery hosts its first mixology class with cocktail expert Jarhn Blutstein, owner at East End Mixology, on Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m.. The 90-minute class will cover bartending basics with participants learning how to create three cocktails using the spirits made at the distillery. Head distiller Matt Beamer will be on-hand to introduce the spirits and participants will receive a 10 percent discount on bottle sales at the event. Tickets are $175 in advance. Email [email protected] to snag yours!

See an exhibit opening in Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor’s Grenning Gallery has a new exhibit opening this Saturday evening featuring works from artists Kelly Carmody and Emily Persson. Opening at 5:30 p.m., “Carmody | Persson” celebrates the textural palette knife paintings of Australian Persson juxtaposed with Carmody’s bayscapes, inspired by the quiet season on Shelter Island. The exhibit will be on view through June 9 and both artists will be present on Saturday’s opening.

Attend a lecture for the bays at Kidd Squid

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s marine program Back to the Bays will hold a brewery lecture series offering participants help on how to give back to our local waters. The first one of four is tonight at 6 p.m. at Kidd Squid Brewing Co. in Sag Harbor where the talk will be on oyster reefs. To register for this free lecture, click here.

Take in some history in East Hampton

“Blowin’ in the Wind: The Hidden Hands of East Hampton” is a master’s thesis slated to be presented by scholar Laini Farrare this Saturday at 11 a.m. at the East Hampton Library. Farrare is a scholar from the University of Delaware’s Winterthur program in American Material Culture and her illustrated lecture will delve into the intricate landscape of East Hampton during the late 18th and 19th century, in particular the 1975 Gardiner’s Island windmill built by Nathaniel Dominy V. Farrare will discuss the link to black and indigenous laborers, the “hidden hands” actually responsible for building the windmill, as well as the life and work of freed black man Isaac Plato, who lived and worked in East Hampton during this time. Presented in collaboration with the library’s Long Island Collection, this event is free but advanced registration is appreciated. Do so here.

See a two-night Mother’s Day-themed comedy special at sticks and Stones Comedy Club in Southampton. (Photo courtesy of Sticks and Stones Comedy Club)

Make Mom laugh at Sticks and Stones

“Mom’s Weekend Party!” is at Sticks and Stones Comedy Club in Southampton starting tomorrow night at 7 p.m.. Featuring the comedic stylings of Sabrina Manglaviti, Rosanne Sorrentino, Michelle Schwartzman and Bridget Kavanagh, the night is the perfectly hilarious kick-off to celebrate mothers, especially the funny ones. General admission is $35 and doors open at 6:30 p.m.. On Saturday night Sticks and Stone presents “The Comedy Motherlode,” with Angela LaGreca singing and slinging jokes alongside Joy Behar, Sorrentino and Kavanagh, with a portion of the night’s proceeds supporting the Ellen Hermanson foundation. Tickets are also $35 for general admission. Both nights will be hosted by Sag Harbor’s own native comic Joe Winchell.

Hear some string tunes at The Church

“Boyd Meets Girl” is at The Church in Sag Harbor this Saturday night. Rupert Boyd, an Australian classical guitarist will perform with American cellist Laura Metcalf in a concert beginning at 6 p.m.. The musical duo has toured the world and plays everything from Debussy and Bach to Radiohead and Beyoncé. Tickets are $30, $25 for members and doors open at 5:30 p.m..

Tapas and mini-golf in Hampton Bays

All are welcome to the Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd annual “Tapas Par-Tee” tomorrow night from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Library. Sure to pack fun for all ages, there will be mini-golf, passed small plates, beer and wine, raffles and music all on the library’s lawn. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. All proceeds benefit the library.

A benefit for Springs resident Kayla Kearney is at The Clubhouse this Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of WordHampton)

Support a local in need at Clubhouse

A benefit to support Kayla Kearney and her family is at The Clubhouse in Wainscott this Saturday night from 6 to 9 p.m.. Kayla, a 20-year-old local from Springs, has undergone several emergency surgeries after complications from a removal of a rare brain tumor on her pituitary gland back in January, so the benefit, dubbed #KKStrong, is an attempt to help ease the financial burden. The event will feature a cash raffle/auction, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and live music by JJ Sprout and the One Night Band featuring Josh Brussell. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple at the door or in advance and will include free mini golf for the kids and a 20 percent discount off dining. Call Silvia at 516-429-1088 for advance ticket purchase.

Pick up litter, learn to salsa at the library

The Hampton Bays Public Library invites all to join librarian Sara today from 10:30 a.m. to noon as she guides participants on a local walk while picking up litter found along the way. Will also be held on June 6 and June 20. Garbage bags and trash pickers will be provided.  Tomorrow at the library it’s “Let’s Learn to Salsa,” a gradual approach instructional session from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.. No partner necessary!!