Hampton Bays community notes


I was very sorry to learn of the death of “Grandma” Christina Holzman. My condolences go out to her family.

Happy birthday to Terri Klager. Terri celebrates this Saturday, March 12. Enjoy your day, Terri!

Happy 10th birthday to Justin Strecker, celebrating his big day on April 16. With love from mom, dad and Jared.

The Hampton Bays Mystery Players will perform a hilarious mystery dinner play, titled “Hi-Jinks on the High Seas,” this Friday, April 11. The show starts at 6:45 p.m. in the Anderson-Warner Parrish Hall.

Captain Horatio Headwind—aka Bruce King—skippers the cruise ship, USS Albatross, on an exciting and mysterious adventure that ends in murder. Come and see if you can solve the mystery before Detective Alberti does. Compete with other tables to win the evening’s prize.

Tickets are $18 for general admission, or $8 for children age 12 and younger, and that includes salad, pasta, chicken Parmesan, garlic bread and dessert. Take-out orders will be available from 5:30 until 6:15 p.m. by reservation only. For tickets, call 728-0515 or 728-1660.

And while I’m on the subject of plays, Hampton Bays residents Mark Strecker and Joe Pallister are performing in “True West,” a play written by Sam Shepard, at the Southampton Cultural Center on Pond Lane. The play runs from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 27, with performances on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 287-4377 or log on at scc@southamptonculturalcenter.org.

Let’s see, there are a few things going on over at the Hampton Bays Public Library. A Tony Curtis film, “The Vikings,” is being shown this Friday, April 11, at 2 p.m. A computer card-making workshop is being offered on Friday at 6 p.m. On Sunday, April 13, Jerry Cardone and his wife, Kathy, will be singing Frank Sinatra songs at 2:30 p.m. And over in the craft corner, Irene will show you how to paint a candle and dish on Monday, April 14. There is a $15 non-refundable fee for the workshop.

An AARP 55 Alive/Mature Driving Course is coming up on Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, from 10:15 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. both days. Attendance is required for both sessions. The cost is $10. Register at the front circulation desk, or call 728-6241 for more information about any of these programs.

The Group for the East End will be taking an early morning wildlife search along Dune Road on Sunday, April 13, from 8 until 10:30 a.m. Bring your binoculars. For more information or to make a reservation, call 537-1400, ext. 15, or e-mail sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

St. Rosalie’s Readers will be gathering for wine and cheese on Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. The book to be discussed is “The Glass Castle: A Memoir” by Jeannette Walls. If you plan on attending, give Barbara a call at 730-8514.

Mike and Aubrey Cannuscio are participating in the Boston Marathon, which takes place on Monday, April 21. They are running to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation for Cancer Research. If you would like to contribute, log on at AubreyMikeRun.com. A donation as small as $1 will get Aubrey and Mike to the finish line and help find a cure for cancer. Thank you!

The Hampton Bays Civic Association’s next general membership meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Town Community Center.

Registration is now open for the Our Lady of the Hamptons preschool program, for 3- and 4-year-olds, at St. Rosalie’s in Hampton Bays. Interested parents are asked to call 283-9140.

In conjunction with the Hampton Bays School Centennial celebration, the Hampton Bays Booster Club and RBC Wealth Management are sponsoring a 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, May 17. The race will kick off at 9 a.m. from the Hampton Bays Elementary School and finish up at the new middle school. The race registration fee includes a spaghetti dinner on Friday, May 16, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., at the Boardy Barn.

Following the dinner, there’s going to be a cocktail party to celebrate the anniversary of our school. Admission for the party is $20. All proceeds will enable the booster club to contribute toward a “steeplechase” for the track at the high school. For more details, contact Rick Martel at 728-0066 or log on to hbschools.us for a race application.

Congratulations to Hayley E. Curtis, who has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.

Jennifer Siegel has been named to the dean’s list at Hofstra University in Hempstead. Jennifer is currently studying psychology.

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