In General: Week of April 9

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This weekend the Springs School will be hosting an art show at Ashawagh Hall. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade will be showing their art. The community is invited to come see the artistic achievements of these budding young artists. The opening is this Saturday, April 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be refreshments and everyone is invited to participate in the creation of an art installation. The show will also be open Sunday, April 13, from 12 to 3 p.m.

Highlights from this year’s opera, “Playing the Game,” and the second- and third-grade LTV film festival will be on view with music from the opera CD “Face the Music.” So come on down and check it out. I will be helping hang the show, which, in spite of the work, is the fun part. For more information, you can contact me or Colleen McGowan at the school.

The Springs Fire Department will be serving up pasta and meatballs on Saturday, April 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. The dinner will help support the East Hampton girls softball team. There will also be a 50-50 raffle and take out is available.

Also at the firehouse this weekend, the Accabonac Protection Committee will be hosting a forum titled, “What Have We Lost, What Can We Save,” on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. The program will open with a video by Alec Hirschfeld called, appropriately, “Accabonac Harbor.” After the video, a number of topics will be discussed by various experts.

Arnold Leo, secretary of the Baymen’s Association and current East Hampton Town consultant on commercial fisheries, will be discussing the moving of the channel back in the 1950s. Kevin McAllister, the Peconic Baykeeper, will talk about runoff and vector control. Larry Penny, East Hampton Town director of natural resources, will address the value of restoring the Barbara Hale refuge into a meadow. Mike Bottini, author and environmental consultant, will address groundwater and public water issues. And Marian Lindberg of The Nature Conservancy will describe the process and value of listing the Accabonac Harbor area as a scenic area of statewide significance.

The committee will also be ?presenting its new poster featuring a painting by Ralph Carpentier depicting, surprise, Accabonac Harbor. Ten signed posters will be given away ?during the day. There will be a question-and-answer session after the ?lectures, followed by refreshments. For more information, contact Jorie Latham at 324-1267 or latham@optonline.net.

The Springs Improvement Society is still looking for donations to ?the building fund for Ashawagh Hall’s renovations, completed last year. ?Anyone interested in contributing ?can send a check to P.O. Box 537, ?East Hampton, NY 11937. They will ?also begin selling tickets for a 50-50 raffle to be drawn Saturday, November 1, at the Hall in conjunction with Bonac Tonic’s BYOA show. For more information, contact me at my above numbers.

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