Quogue Community Notes, March 28

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With Easter coming up this Sunday, things are really boiling in the egg world.

On Saturday, March 30, the annual Quogue Fire Department Easter Egg Hunt gets started promptly at 10 a.m. All parents are encouraged to get the little hunters to the firehouse early, and to have their cameras ready to snap pictures of their children with a special cotton-tailed guest.

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will host two sessions of an “Eggstravaganza” for children age 5 to 12 on Saturday, March 30. Session I will run from 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Session II goes from 2 to 2:45 p.m.

The young “eggstroverts” will inspect the refuge egg and nest collection for ideas to create their own fun nest craft. If history is any guide, the word “craft” suggests that participants would be wise to bring along a smock or an old shirt.

“Nests” will be decorated and hard-boiled eggs will be transformed into works of art to take home. The cost of this program is $5 per child, and remember that reservations are required, as space is limited. All are asked to dress appropriately, as the program may be moved outdoors.

Such is the popularity of the QWR egg hunt scheduled the next day, on Easter Sunday, that the two separate hunts are already full up, and no more hunters can be accommodated.

If you’ve noticed some school-age young folks hopping around the village this week, it’s because the Quogue School has released its charges for their annual spring recess. School will still be closed on Monday, April 1 (perhaps to allow for recovery from Easter basket overindulgence?), and will reopen on Tuesday, April 2.

It’s not too early to start thinking about the 2013-14 school year, especially since the prekindergarten screening for the Quogue School is coming up on Monday, April 29. Parents can call Ms. Lily at the school for more information.

At Double Rainbow on Jessup Avenue, Grace is focusing on—what else?—Easter. The shop has Gund plush bunnies and lambs, as well as chocolate Easter bunnies, milk and dark chocolate carrots, chocolate flip flops and more. The featured chocolate getting a lot of attention is dark chocolate caramel with sea salt.

In the toy department, Grace is stocking up with Hello Kitty, Lego, Playmobil and other popular playthings.

On Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, this week’s culinary tour at The Inn Spot on the Bay down by the Ponquogue Bridge will transport diners to Great Britain. On Sunday morning, the Inn Spot will be offering Easter breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon, and Easter dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. Menus are available at www.TheInnSpot.com.

Once all the “eggs-citement” has subsided, the Quogue Library will be offering “More of the Golden Age of Baseball” on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. Marty Adler, founder of the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame, is coming back to the library to share some more interesting stories from baseball’s Golden Age.

Baseball fans and even those with little or no interest in the game will find much to take away from this engaging, free presentation that not only looks at the New York Yankees, New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, but also the history of the Borough of Brooklyn, including its celebrities, etymology of its street names, and the forces that made it one of the nation’s most interesting and talked-about locales.

On Sunday, April 7, Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister will offer a free talk on “Long Island Bays: Bounty or Bust” at the library at 2 p.m. Registration is requested (653-4224) for this discussion of the state of our local waters and future actions necessary to preserve a healthy ecological balance.

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