Hampton Bays Community Notes, May 30

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Did you know that the Church of St. Rosalie has a support group for parents of children with special needs? Well, it does and the group was originally started to serve Spanish-speaking parents. Now they want to include all parents in the community.
The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. For more information, please call Sister Mary Beth at (631) 728-5558.

The Seaside Gift Shoppe has reopened for the season. The shop has a beautiful selection of southwestern jewelry and unique gift ideas. The store is located at 39 West Montauk Highway, behind Krieg’s Bakery and next to All Points Marine Supplies. Stop by Thursday through Saturday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Beach Hut over at Meschutt Beach County Park is open again, too. Hours of operation are weekends right now, weather permitting of course. They open full-time after Father’s Day weekend, June 16.

Local photographer Corinne Lavinio has her photographs on display at the Hampton Bays Public Library on Ponquogue Avenue. Ms. Lavinio captures the life of the East End through her lens in a show titled “Local Aperture.”

The Dominican Sisters Family Health Service is sponsoring a “Cocktails at Sunset” fundraiser on Thursday, June 20, from 6 until 8:30 p.m., at the Westhampton Yacht Squadron, which is located at 9 Yacht Club Drive in Remsenburg.

Tickets are $90 per person and that includes an open bar with a buffet dinner, jazz music, silent auction and a cash raffle drawing. For reservations, please call (631) 728-0937.

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is having its “Get Wild” benefit on Saturday, June 22, from 6 until 8 p.m., at the home of Ellen and Chuck Scarborough in Southampton.

The evening’s festivities will include music by 4 AM and DJ Theory and vegetarian cuisine created by chefs Peter Ambrose and Jonas Oahlbom. Ticket prices begin at $300 and all contributions are tax-deductible. You can register online at www.wildliferescuecenter.org.

For the second year, Austin Ferreira and Dereck Rey have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Students who achieve this academic distinction must maintain a 90-plus grade average, have excellent attendance and be nominated by their teachers.

Air National Guard Airman Anthony E. Layman has graduated with honors from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. A 2007 graduate of Hampton Bays High School, Anthony is the son of Deborah Layman of Hampton Bays.

Christian Erik Hansen graduated cum laude, with a bachelor of arts degree in communication, from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

And Kaitlyn S. Hatzel was awarded a master’s degree in international relations from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. Well done!
On The Calendar
Saturday, June 1: Hampton Bays Assembly of God Yard Sale/Car Wash/Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 109 Ponquogue Avenue. All proceeds go to help the church’s teens who attend the summer camp. Rain date is Saturday, June 8.

Saturday, June 1: Hampton Bays Beautification Association’s annual Garden Party and Silent Auction, 1-4 p.m., Cowfish Restaurant, East Montauk Highway. Admission is $40 per person and that includes wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, a light buffet, dessert and coffee. Tickets are on sale at Fandango, Erika’s and Village Real Estate.

Sunday, June 2: St. Rosalie’s Holy Name Society/Youth Group Pancake Breakfast following all the Masses in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 31 East Montauk Highway. Adult admission is $5, children pay $3 and kids under age 2 eat for free.

Sunday, June 2: “Magical Pairings: Around the World with Flute and Guitar,” 2-3 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, Ponquogue Avenue. A musical tour of the continents performed by guitarist Francisco Roldan and flutist Sally Shorrock. Call (631) 728-6241 to reserve a seat.

Wednesday, June 12: “Do Your Own Thing” bus trip to New York City. The McCarney Tours bus leaves from St. Rosalie’s back parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and picks up at 6 p.m. at Bryant Park for the return trip home. Non-refundable tickets are $23. Register at the front circulation desk at the Hampton Bays Public Library.

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