Flanders, Riverside And Northampton Community Notes, May 30

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With Memorial Day weekend now history, the end of the school year will come fast and furious, with no more days off. So, if you have wonderful news to share about your student and his or her achievements, or have some exciting end-of-the-school-year activities planned, please email me all the details so I can share the news!
And best of luck to all of the graduates of the Class of 2013. Get those resumes together, grads!

Feel like kicking up your heels and having some fun with the family? Well, you can come down and have a fantastic family day on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the third annual Phillips Avenue Community Festival!

There will be carnival games, bouncy castles and other children’s activities, like face-painting. Local vendors and community groups will have booths and a variety of entertainment will take the main stage. There will be a children’s entertainer, Brady Rymer, and the BMX stunt show is always a crowd-pleaser. There will also be a fantastic and physical session of the newest hip-hop craze with “KerBoomKa” and Kershel Anthony.

Entry runs only $3 per person (tickets will be sold at the gate) and includes all of this entertainment and activities on the fields at the Phillips Avenue Elementary School. There will also be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. Volunteers will be working the grills, so remember to bring your appetites and some spending cash.

For more information, or to secure a vendor booth, please call (631) 369-6786.

There is a bunch of really great and entertaining events coming up in the next week or so at the beautiful and historic Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead.

First up is the Riverhead Faculty and Community Theater Variety Show that will take the stage on Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m. The show will include acts of all types, from music and dancing to hysterical comedy acts. It will showcase the talents of Flanders natives Glenn Abramowitz and Marion Stark, along with a cast of talented others from around the Riverhead community.

This is a show you won’t want to miss so be sure to order your tickets soon. Doors open at 7 p.m., and beer and wine will be sold. Tickets are $20 each and sales will support the group’s scholarship program. For tickets or more information, please call Jan at (631) 466-0838 or send an email to RFCT2003@aol.com.

The next show will be offered the very next night and it promises to keep your feet tapping. The fourth annual Sing East End festival will take the stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, and feature more than 30 singing acts. The show is guaranteed to knock your socks off.

Tickets are $25 each if purchased in advance; the price goes up to $30 if you buy them at the door. Proceeds will benefit East End Hospice, a wonderful organization. For tickets, call (631) 664-0983 or visit “Sing East End 2013” on Facebook.

The Southampton Town Youth Bureau would like to thank the Flanders community for coming together on April 13 to build a brand new playground at Iron Point Park. Special thanks to the Flanders-Northampton Volunteer Ambulance for helping with food and material donations, and the Flanders Fire Department for bringing over their new pumper truck to help mix cement. Both groups also had many volunteers on-site to help throughout the day.

We would also like to recognize the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association and Bay View Pines Civic Association for helping with the fundraising throughout the year, as well as having volunteers the day of the build. The Southampton Superior Officers Association and Panera Bread of Hampton Bays also provided food for all the volunteers and also made donations.

Thank you to all those out there who were able to volunteer their time to help get this awesome playground built!

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