Riley Gerson would like to announce the arrival of her little sister, Avery Quinn Gerson, who was born on March 31 at Southampton Hospital. Avery weighed in at 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her proud parents are Tricia and Derek Gerson. Tickled pink grandparents are Martin and Carole Byrnes of Hampton Bays, and Gene and Sandy Gerson of Shoreham.
Happy first birthday to Jaidin who celebrated her special day on April 22. And happy fourth birthday to Justin who celebrates on Friday, May 9, with love from “G-pa” VanHelmond.
The Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons is hosting its 11th annual Silent Auction today, Thursday, May 1, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Indian Cove Restaurant. Tickets are $65 and include a three-hour open bar, hot and cold specialties, and pasta and carving stations. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 728-9453. All proceeds benefit the center’s efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife.
Members of the National League of American Pen Women will have their artwork and poetry on exhibit all this month at the Hampton Bays Public Library.
In addition, Bette Davis movies are in the spotlight this month at the library. Tomorrow’s film is “Jezebel” and it starts 2 p.m. Chef Charlie will share some recipes that don’t require cooking on Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m. There’s a program about rainforests and the butterflies that inhabit them on Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. And an introduction to crocheting class will be given on three consecutive Thursdays, May 8 through May 22, at 7 p.m.
To register for any of these programs, stop by the circulation desk or call 728-6241.
Want to learn some computer basics? The library is offering some free, hands-on computer classes. Registration begins this Monday, May 5. For more information or to sign up, call 728-6241.
Harry L. Hackett III and Kelli Lanino of Merrill Lynch are hosting a long-term care insurance seminar and dinner on Wednesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Villa Paul restaurant. RSVP to Zak Hennessey at 204-8666 before Thursday, May 8.
On Saturday, May 17, the Hampton Bays School District is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Celebration on the grounds of the elementary school. Hampton Bays businesses that are interested in having a booth at the event are asked to call Hilda at 255-7084.
In connection with the Centennial Celebration, RBC Wealth Management and the Hampton Bays Booster Club are sponsoring the first-ever 5K race/walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 17. Racers of all ages are welcome to participate. Give Rick Martel a call at 728-0066 for more information, or log on at hbschools.us for a race application.
The ladies at the Flanders United Methodist Church have asked me to announce that they are looking for vendors for the flea market that will take place on Saturday, May 24. A 10-foot-by-10-foot space costs $25. Call 727-2168 or 727-5374 to reserve a spot.
May is Older Americans Month. Are you looking for a chance to share your life story? “Listen to a Lifetime” is a program aimed at uniting the different generations. Come and share your hopes and dreams with a younger person. You can share how you overcame obstacles and achieved your goals. If you are interested in participating, please call Heather at 728-1235.
The Town of Southampton Senior Services is offering a couple of programs this week.
There’s a support group for adult children of aging parents on Wednesday, May 7, at 6:45 p.m. On Friday, May 9, at 11 a.m., State Assemblyman Fred Thiele is sponsoring an identity theft presentation. Call 728-1235 for more details or just stop in at the Southampton Town Community Center located at 25 Ponquogue Avenue.
The Southampton Town Youth Bureau is seeking employers to participate in its seventh annual Job & Internship Fair on Tuesday, May 13, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the Southampton Town Community Center on Ponquogue Avenue. Employer set-up will begin at 4:45 p.m. and a table and chair as well as donuts, coffee and soft drinks will be provided. For a registration form or more information, call Catherine at 702-2428.
The Youth Bureau is now accepting applications for its sixth annual Battle of the Bands, which is slated for Friday, June 13 over at Ponquogue Beach. Applications are available at area high schools, libraries, Hampton Music & Arts in Hampton Bays, Eastport Music Scene in Eastport and Long Island Sound in Southampton. Questions? Call 702-2428.
The Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a college-bound senior attending Hampton Bays High School. Interested? Write a 500- to 1,000-word essay in response to the following question: “Given the opportunity to open a business in the hamlet of Hampton Bays, describe what type of business you would open, where [it would be located], and why you think that your business would be a success.” Applications are available in the high school guidance office or at the Chamber office at 140 West Main Street. The deadline for submissions is June 6.
Here’s an interesting way to raise funds for college. Help a high school-aged student organize a community blood drive. Invite your friends and neighbors, family, teachers, co-workers and religious leaders to donate a pint. Collect 30 or more pints and your student will receive a scholarship. Participants must host their blood drive between June 23 to September 7.
For more information, send your name along with your student’s name, address, hometown, phone number, e-mail address and school name to LIScholarship@nybloodcenter.org. You can also call Natalie Barnofsky at 516-478-5006 for more details.