Bridgehampton Community Notes, April 25

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What a week it was, starting with the terrible bombing in Boston, and ending with the bloody showdown that left one police officer dead and another critically wounded before one of the two suspects in the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon was finally captured. Everyone’s thoughts and prayers go out the victims and their families.
A week like that also makes one want to do something soothing for the soul. Here are two events that spring to mind. Tonight, April 25, the Friends of the Long Pond Green Belt will sponsor another in its series of evening full moon hikes, this one taking place on what is called the Pink Moon. The walk starts at 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s parking lot on the Bridgehampton Turnpike. After the walk, refreshments will be served and guitarist Leroy Klavis from Water Mill will perform moon mood music. For more information, call Jean Dodds at 599-2391.

On Sunday, handbell choirs from the Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Southampton Presbyterian churches will come together to perform in a concert called the “Spring Ring” at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. A collection will be taken for local food pantries.

The Bridgehampton Senior Center has invited all seniors to its monthly birthday celebration, to be held on Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. The party honors seniors born in April with a festive luncheon. The center also welcomes all seniors to join

the many activities offered throughout the week. Please call for luncheon reservations by April 25. There is a $3 suggested donation. For reservations, call 537-3027.

On Saturday morning, the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will present “Camellia Friends,” an informal discussion and exchange of cultural tips, moderated by Jim Jeffrey, at 10:30 a.m. in the Horticultural Library at the Bridgehampton Community House. Admission free.

If you’re in the mood for a slice of pizza and you stop at the Pizza Place on Montauk Highway, don’t be surprised if the shop’s longtime owners, Jed and Leslie Feldman, aren’t there. The couple let us know recently that they will be selling the shop and moving on to a new venture in the new future. “We owe a great deal of gratitude to the community for supporting us all these years,” Ms. Feldman said this week. Right back at you. The Feldmans have always been the kind of people you can count on to help out if you are organizing a school or church fundraiser, and they will be missed. Here’s hoping the place remains an affordable place for us locals to grab a bite to eat.

Looking ahead, the Hampton Library will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 3, at 3 p.m. with a fiesta for all ages, featuring Mexican crafts, a piñata, food, readings and, the local Tenochtitlan Dance Group, dancing on the back deck. For additional information, call 537-0015, email emily@hamptonlibrary.org or visit hamptonlibrary.org.

The Peconic Land Trust will hold its annual Peconic Family Fun Day at the Children’s Museum of the East End on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a variety of hands-on activities, including games, arts and crafts stations, a vegetable seed planting station, a marine touch tank, guided hikes and more. The event is free and co-sponsored by the Children’s Museum, the Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Peconic Estuary Program, Group for the East End, Ross School, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt. For more information, call the Children’s Museum at 537-8250.

The Bridgehampton Association’s annual Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at the Bridgehampton Club on Ocean Road. Anyone who wishes to get together a foursome may call Pat Mohlere at (631) 808-3102 to sign up. A tax deductible fee of $100 per person includes 18 holes of golf, buffet breakfast and lunch, and, with a bit of skill on the greens, a variety of prizes. In case of rain, the golf outing will be played the following day, May 23.

All the proceeds of the event go the Bridgehampton Association, a non-profit group of volunteers which raises money to support charitable, cultural and educational organizations serving the area.

The association also has a raffle in connection with the tournament. The winning tickets are picked out of the raffle cage at the end of the day. Volunteers will be selling chances on weekends before the event in front of the post office and the Candy Kitchen in Bridgehampton, the Sagg Store in Sagaponack and the Poxabogue Golf Center restaurant on the Montauk Highway in Wainscott. They hope non-golfers will support the association’s goals by buying a single chance for $2 or a book of six for $10. Raffle prizes have been donated by generous local merchants and restaurants. Raffle ticket buyers do not have to be present to win.

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