The Sylvester Manor Farmers will gather for a summer contra dance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The band DuneGrass, with Dave Harver as caller, will lead the traditional barn dancing with fiddles, mandolins, and old-time calls. This musical event for the whole family will take place on the lawn of Sylvester Manor, at 80 North Ferry Road on Shelter Island. Admission is $10, and $5 for students.
On Aug. 10, Janet Jennings will hold a plein-air painting workshop on the manor’s grounds. In it, Ms. Jennings will help beginners and advanced painters capture the scenery in watercolor, oil, or acrylic paint. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $75, or $60 for students and senior citizens. Participants have been advised to take their own lunches, materials, and insect repellent. Registration is available on the workshop’s Web page at brownpapertickets.com.