Quick hits


Minds Over Matter 5K

The fifth annual Minds Over Matter 5K run will take place in Sag Harbor on Saturday, May 10, at 9:30 a.m. The race will begin along West Water Street and Long Island Avenue. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Gwen L. Kosinski Foundation, which funds brain tumor research. For more information, log on to glkfoundation.org.

Hampton Bays 5K

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. In connection with the 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. Call Rick Martel at (631) 728-0066 for more information, or visit hbschools.us for a race application.

Hall of Fame Nominations

The Southampton School District Athletic Department is seeking nominations for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Nominees can be former athletes, coaches, administrators, officials or anyone involved in a sports-related category, such as media or sports medicine. Nominees should have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in their field over a long and distinguished career with their accomplishments worthy of statewide recognition. For more information or to nominate someone, contact Southampton Athletic Director Darren Phillips at 591-4614.

Moriches 5K

The seventh annual Moriches Community Center 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, June 21, at 9 a.m. with check-in from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. The race will begin at Neville Park on Canal Street in Center Moriches. The cost is $15 for runners who register before June 1 and $20 for runners who register after that date. The fee for walkers is $10. All proceeds will benefit the Moriches Community Center Building Fund and other projects. For more information, please call (631) 878-3267.

Christopher’s Run

The first Cristopher’s Run 5K in memory of Christopher Lesta will take place on June 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center. The fee is $25 for preregistered runners and $30 for those who register after June 1. Race day registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program at the Duke University Medical Center and the special education program at Southampton Elementary School. Christopher was born with Hunter Syndrome, a rare and untreatable genetic disorder. He died in December 2007 due to an infection.

Group for the East End Explorations

On Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the Group for the East End will conduct a North Street cleanup in Greenport. The Group for the East End is currently working with village officials, Southold Town and Suffolk County to restore the Silver Lake area, including North Street, to a healthy natural setting. As proposed, plans include walking and bike trails, educational signs and habitat restoration. Collection bags will be provided. Please bring gloves. For reservations or more information, please contact Jeremy Samuelson at (631) 537-1400, extension 12, or jsamuelson@eastendenvironment.org.

On Sunday, May 4, from noon until 5 p.m., the Group for the East End will host a Peconic River paddle in Riverhead. Participants will learn about the Long Island River Otter Project and view the alewife fish ladder on a paddle down Long Island’s longest river. Dinner afterwards in Riverhead is optional. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. For reservations or more information, please contact Mike Bottini at (631) 267-5228, or mike@peconic.org.

On Friday, May 9, from 7:30 until 9 a.m., the Group for the East Ed will visit the Quogue Wildlife Refuge for bird watching. In May, neotropical migrants are on the move, and they’re wearing their finest outfits: bright red and black-winged scarlet tanagers, sky-blue indigo buntings, warblers galore (30-odd species) wearing most of the colors in the Crayola box. The Group offers three successive Friday-morning searches for these beautiful songbirds. Binoculars are required. For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at (631) 537-1400, extension 15, or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

On Friday, May 16, the second bird watching session will take place at Trout Pond in Noyac at the same time and on Friday, May 23, the third session will take place at Chatfield’s Hole in East Hampton, also at the same time.

On Sunday, May 8, the Group will conduct a beach cleanup at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Plenty of volunteers are needed. Garbage bags are provided. Please bring your own gloves. For more information, please contact Jeremy Samuelson at (631) 537-1400, extension 12, or jsamuelson@eastendenvironment.org.

On Sunday, May 18, the 13th annual Fauna-thon Fund-raiser will take place across the entire East End. Group staffers and friends will wander far and wide, searching for mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, and dragonflies trying to beat the record of 266 species. Participants can join a team or make their own team or pledge a donation. For more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at (631) 537-1400, extension 15, or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

Youth Soccer Clinics

Spring signups have begun for Southampton Soccer Youth Soccer Skills Clinics, which will take place at Flying Point Park in Southampton on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10:30 a.m. until noon starting on May 4. The clinics are open to boys and girls age 5 to 15. All coaches are licensed by the Long Island Junior Soccer League and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. For more information, call (631) 786-9511 or visit southamptonsoccer.info.

Hamptons Triple Crown

The Joe Koziarz 5K—the first leg of the Hampton Triple Crown—will take place on Saturday, July 19, at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $20 for runners who register by June 30 and $25 after that date. Proceeds benefit the Southampton Town PAL, the Koziarz Hurricane Scholarship Fund and Peconic Bay Medical Center Emergency Room.

For more information, visit whbcc.org or call Hank Beck at (631) 288-7954.

The other two legs of the Triple Crown will take place in the fall, with the Hudsy 5K, starting at the Quogue School, taking place on Saturday, October 4, and the Hurricane Educational 5K taking place in Westhampton Beach on Saturday, October 11.

Golf Leagues at Montauk Downs

The pro shop at Montauk Downs is offering a variety of new golf leagues for men and women, as well as a two-player team event called the Hamptons Cup.

Participating in the men’s or women’s leagues entitles participants to discounts and reduced fees on carts, range balls, lessons and more. For more information or to register, contact the pro shop at 668-1100.

Guild Hall Fund-Raiser

On Monday, May 12, Guild Hall’s annual golf outing will take place at ?the Maidstone Club in East Hampton. Proceeds from the outing will benefit Guild Hall programming and participants will receive a buffet lunch prior to play and a dinner buffet afterwards where prizes will be awarded.

Golfers and sponsors can register at www.guildhall.org or by contacting Nancy at 324-0806. Those wishing to participate must register no later than Thursday, May 1.

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