I’m not a very “high maintenance” kind of girl. I’m much happier rolling up my sleeves and getting down to work than primping and pampering myself. But after a month straight of wearing my hair in a pony tail, I knew it was time for a cut. So on Saturday, I happily headed over to Revolve Hair Salon on Hill Street to get my unruly mane into shape for summer.
Completely out of ideas, I left my wavy tresses in the capable hands of Alicia Cook and the stylists at the salon and told them, “Do whatever you want, don’t be afraid to use my hair as an experiment.”
They did not disappoint! From the luxurious shampoo that has to be experienced to be believed to the expert precision haircut I got from Alicia, Revolve is by far the best salon in Southampton in this columnist’s humble opinion (and I have tried them all). The result: a vintage-inspired, asymmetrical graduated bob that looks as good curly as it does straight. Thanks ladies, you made my day!
Southampton Town is now accepting photographs for its annual Photography Contest open to area middle and high school students. Photographs can be submitted through May 13, must fit in with this year’s theme of “Street Art,” and can be black and white, color or digitally re-mastered. All photo entries must include the name of the photographer, their grade, address, phone number, email address and a brief explanation as to why they chose their image. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners by members of the Southampton Youth Bureau’s Youth Advisory Committee. For more information or to submit an entry, call (631) 702-2421 or visit southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau.
The North Sea Lions “Early Settlers” will host Walk For A Guide Dog in memory of Ted Rosko on Saturday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the North Sea Community House. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Entry is $15 per dog and walker. Each owner and dog pair will receive a T-shirt and bandana. The event will be held rain or shine. Call (631) 653-8792 for details.
The Flying Point Foundation for Autism will host its annual Generation Runway fashion show fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. at 230 Elm in Southampton. Rumor has it that the event is sold out but there might be a few seats still available. Tickets start at $30 and be purchased by calling (631) 466-4213.
Romi Sloan and Kym Smith of Hamptons Hurricane Relief will present a benefit evening of Kirtan, Percussion and Poetry with artists Brenda McMorrow and John deKadt on Sunday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southampton. A vegetarian potluck dinner will begin the evening at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share and participate in this special fundraiser. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling (631) 287-7664 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot off his amazing dance performance last week at the “Dancing With The East End Stars” event, Press News Group Executive Editor Joe Shaw will team up with investigative reporter, author, columnist and full professor of journalism at SUNY Old Westbury Karl Grossman to present a special evening of “Investigative Tips and Stories from the Field” on Monday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the offices of Hamptons online, located at 3 Flying Point Road. The event is the first time the Press Club of Long Island has come to the East End. Preregister for this insightful evening at pcli.org. For more information, call (917) 202-2412 or email email@example.com.
With the Women’s Open fast approaching at Sebonack this June, many of our summer charity golf outings normally slated for next month have been moved up. Kicking off the season, The Tuckahoe Educational Foundation will host its golf outing fundraiser featuring the “ten thousand dollar hole in one,” on Monday, April 29, at 8:30 a.m. at Sebonack Golf Course in Southampton. Call (516) 982-1124 or email Sean.firstname.lastname@example.org for entry fee and details.
The Long Island Pine Barrens Society will host its charity golf outing on Wednesday, May 1, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Sebonack. Entry is $1,000 per person or $3,500 per foursome, and includes golf, continental breakfast and awards luncheon. Registration is required to attend and can be made by calling (631) 369-3300 or by visiting pinebarrens.org.
Not to be left out, The Kiwanis Club of Southampton and the Southampton Fresh Air Home will host a charity golf outing on Thursday, May 2, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Sebonack. Entry is $800 per player or $3,200 per foursome which includes breakfast, golf, lunch, driving range, cocktails, and prizes. Tickets for non-golfers are $175 for luncheon and cocktails only. Call (631) 726-1993 or (631) 728-0066 to enter.
If golf is not your bag, come to “Step Up To The Season” in support of Southampton Village’s annual Septemberfest festival on Saturday, May 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Southampton Center, the former Parrish Art Museum in the village. The evening includes tastings from local restaurants, open bar from 7 to 8 p.m. and live music from Charles Certain and Certain Moves. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door and can be purchased at The Southampton Press, the Southampton Chamber of Commerce or Southampton Village Hall. Call (631) 287-4377 or visit sccarts.org to get your ticket.
Violinist Benjamin Pereira, a junior at Southampton High School, and other area students will be joined by Maxfield Panish on violin, Leo Panish on violin and Sam Kramer on piano at the 2013 Classical Students Benefit Concert for Katy’s Courage Fund on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Mendelsohn, Albeniz, and Beethoven will be performed. Admission is a suggested donation of $15. Congratulations Benjamin! More information on the concert and the foundation can be found at katyscourage.org.
The Red Knights Chapter XXV, the firefighter motorcycle club of the East End, will host its annual Bike Blessing and Ride to Montauk on Sunday, May 5, beginning at 9 a.m., at the North Sea Firemen’s Memorial Athletic Field. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, vendors, music, food, refreshments and blessing by Reverend Steve Howarth, the Red Knights chaplain. Proceeds benefit the Volunteer Firefighters’ Burn Center Fund at Stony Brook University Hospital. Tickets are $20 per bike, and $10 per person. Call (631) 725-8884 or visit redknightsny25.org for details.
The event is my favorite fundraiser of the spring, mostly because I live across from the field and I spend the morning with my dog Truman camped on our front porch watching the hundreds of gorgeous bikes roll down Noyac Road on their way to Montauk. Good luck to all the riders. May the sun shine always on your back, and the pavement always be dry.
At The Library
Glorian Berk will talk about how Cubans live today in the latest installment of the Rogers Memorial Library’s Armchair Traveler series, on Monday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m.
Kathleen Furey, educational leader for GMO Free New York, will speak in favor of labeling genetically modified foods on Thursday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m.
Sarabelle Prince, certified Journal to Self instructor, will offer a writing workshop designed to offer a quick, easy, and effective remedy for stress relief, on Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. This session will demonstrate how guided writing can shift one’s perception from chaos to calm. There is a $10 fee for this class and space is limited. Registration is required.
Violinist Marc Levine and pianist Alvin Novak will perform works by Bach, Schubert, and Franck on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale for the library’s bus trip to the New York Historical Society on Thursday, May 16, for a tour of the exhibit “World War II and NYC,” and as an added attraction, a visit to Audubon’s Aviary. The cost for this trip is $60, which includes bus, admission and tour. Lunch is not included. The bus will board promptly at 7:30 a.m. Registration is required.
Reservations are recommended for all programs, unless otherwise specified. Call (631) 283-0774, ext. 523, or visit myrml.org.