East Hampton Community Notes

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East Hampton resident John Goodman, who coached outstanding girls and boys tennis teams at East Hampton High School over a career that spanned three decades, will be given a lifetime achievement award at an alumni-student tennis round-robin tourney at the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club on the night of Friday, February 6.

The long list of high school players will include Molly Nolan, East Hampton’s number-one, an all-county player; and Henry Lee, an all-county player. Nadia Smergut of the Ross School will be there, too. Anybody who wants to play can call Matt at 537-8012.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at East Hampton Indoor Tennis at 175 Daniel Holes Road.

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee is hosting an Honest Abe Lincoln Birthday Party honoring the original Republican’s 200th birthday. The bash takes place tonight, Wednesday, February 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Michael’s Restaurant. All are welcome to enjoy birthday cake and fun. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres and cheese-and-crudités tables, with a Happy Hour-priced cash bar. Admission is $40 a person, or $75 a couple, and can be paid at the door. For information on paying by credit card or making a donation, please contact Don at 329-1327.

East Hampton Town’s Department of Human Services’ Family Resource Center and Division of Youth Services will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events. All events will be held at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center at 128 Springs-Fireplace Road.

On Friday, February 6, local African-American residents Rosa Hannah Scott and Bertha Hopson will talk about local black history and share stories about the 20th century in East Hampton. Also, Town Crier Hugh King will talk about Thomas Jefferson Davis and St. Matthew’s Chapel.

On Friday, February 13, the PBS special presentation, “Black Hollywood,” will be shown. On Friday, February 27, members of the Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor will share stories about the history of Eastville and why it is on the National Register for Historical Places.

Light refreshments will be served. These events are free and open to all residents of the Town of East Hampton. For further information, contact Theresa Lawrence, coordinator of the Family Resource Center, at 324-4947.

Enjoy a pot roast dinner, dessert and coffee, to eat-in or take-out, next Sunday, February 15. You can do it at the First United Methodist Church of East Hampton, past Hook Mill on Methodist Lane. Donna Brown of the church says seatings will be at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets, at $16, can be purchased at the door.

There will be a Health Fair at the East Hampton Healthcare Center on Pantigo Lane, on Friday, February 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free testing, heart disease prevention tips, glucose and cholesterol screening, blood pressure testing, sexually transmitted disease testing and information, mammography scheduling, child health care information, HEAP/Project Warmth information, hearing exams, and a representative of the federal food stamp program will be on hand for questions. The fair is free. Lines do get long, so plan ahead.

On Saturday, February 7, East End Books, on The Circle in East Hampton, will have an artists’ reception and book-signing from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Meet photographer Jake Rajs, who will be on hand to sign copies of his new book of photos, “Cherry Blossoms,” and Joyce Tenneson with images from her book, “Flower Portraits.” The show continues through March 9.

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