Notes from Bridgehampton

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I have to say it was really nice getting back home last week in time to see the forsythia ablaze and the daffodils blooming after having to endure the dying gasp of winter, including some mid-April snow swirling in the air, in Chicago.

My wife and I were in the Midwest to attend the wedding of the godson we have ignored for 20 years. In what I can only put down as a case of karmic revenge, I was stricken with internal bleeding, the result of having gobbled up too much ibuprofen to fend off the sciatic pain I’ve been suffering from as a result of a herniated disk.

The moral of this story is twofold: Write to your godchildren at least twice a year and stick with opiate derivatives to dull your pain.

I find it ironic that the upcoming month of May is also Older Americans Month (and God am I feeling older), and to celebrate it, the Southampton Town senior nutrition center in Bridgehampton will hold a number of special programs including a Senior Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 2, from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Looking ahead, the town will sponsor a bus trip to see “Home with … Nat King Cole” on Wednesday, May 14, at the Ward Melville Heritage Organization in Stony Brook. The bus will leave the Bridgehampton center at 9 a.m., and the cost is $42.

The Bridgehampton Association’s annual Mary Brennan Golf Tournament will be held at the Bridgehampton Club on May 14. The cost is $80 per person and includes 18 holes of golf and lunch. To register, call Diane Wade at 537-7859.

Leading up to the tournament, you will see volunteers at the Candy Kitchen, the Bridgehampton Post Office, Bob’s Country Market and the Sagg General Store on Saturday mornings selling raffle tickets for the drawings that accompany the golf tournament. Tickets are $2 each or you can buy a book of six for $10. All the proceeds from the organization’s fund-raisers are used to help local organizations, so be generous.

If your kids have been attending the month-long series of origami workshops sponsored by the Parrish Art Museum and held at the Hampton Library be warned that there will be a change of venue this Saturday. The final workshop will be held at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., with a tour of the exhibition and a reception for the participants and their families.

The library will present an Introduction to Word Processing on Friday, April 25, at 2 p.m. In this hands-on class, participants will learn the basics of word processing using the latest version of Microsoft Word. (Believe me, if you have recently bought a new personal computer loaded with the new program, this class will come in handy.) Basic computer experience and registration are required.

The library’s Craft Corner will teach participants how to make lavender filled pillows as gifts for their mothers, grandmothers or other special someone on Saturday, May 3, at 1:30 p.m. Join Amelia Greene to sew a small gift pillow for moms to use when relaxing or dreaming. The program is open for children 8 and older.

For more information about any of the library’s programs, call 537-0015.

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