Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, March 28

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It was the season-opener for the 10-year-olds baseball team, so we spent the entire weekend outside. The boys had a wonderful time and the parents froze.

I used to love winter. I enjoyed when the whole world looked like a Christmas card, or one of those old-fashioned photographs where everyone was bundled up and cheery, and the ice and snow transformed everything into a sparkling fairyland.

Of course, I was only 8 and didn’t have to dig a car out or drive anywhere. Still, I don’t recall it being this cold and dreary. That’s because I was probably playing in front of the fireplace or taking a nap.

Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older, but I cannot wait for winter to be over. I am actually looking forward to seeing mud.

Recently, I had one of those nights where the dinner I planned just didn’t sound all that appetizing. Fortunately, Scottie Hopson had mentioned that he and his band were playing at Agave’s in Westhampton Beach the same night. My family went out for a great Mexican meal and listened to some great classic rock.

Robert Nidzyn of Remsenburg is a member of the Level 10 boys team at Gym-Nest Gymnastics in Medford. The past weekend in Binghamton, the boys competed in the state finals and took home a first-place team award!

Level 10 is the highest level in USA Gymnastics competition. When the boys attain this level, they are ready to become elite gymnasts, while a select few compete internationally or train for the Olympics.

Robert, who has been competing in gymnastics since he was 2, and his parents have some tough choices to make!

“An Evening in the Wild,” a fundraiser that will benefit the Blessing In A Backpack organization, will be held on Friday, April 5, at 6:15 p.m. at the Westhampton Beach Elementary School on Mill Road. Come see the movie “Born to be Wild” and meet some of Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s animals. The cost is only $5 per person. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.

Though its annual Egg Hunt is full-up this year, you can still attend the refuge’s “Eggstravaganza” on Saturday, March 30. Children age 5 to 12 can decorate their hard-boiled eggs to take home for $5 per child. Call (631) 653-4771 to reserve a spot.

Paige Garrett of Remsenburg will be busy this weekend as she is part of the talented students who will be performing at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. These students are performing two one-act plays: “Drop Dead Juliet,” which is based on the famous Shakespearean tragedy “Romeo and Juliet,” and “All I Really Need To Know I Learned By Being In A Bad Play.”

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased at the PAC box office or by calling (631) 288-1500.

Spring is almost here and the Remsenburg Garden Club held its first meeting of the new year. On March 21, Lucille Forgione Hoell spoke to the members about four different types of shade gardens and the different plants suitable for each. She also said there will be fewer shade gardens this year as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Please, get to work on your shade gardens so I can convince the deer that visit my property to visit other gardens. (Just kidding!)

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