East Hampton Community Notes, June 26

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Between images that are posted on Facebook and from my own personal observations, it seems many people are having late night beach fires. Which is fine, as long as you clean up your trash and take it with you.

The beaches are a precious ecosystem. Plastic bags and beer bottles do not belong there. I have been picking up trash that doesn’t belong to me and discarding it. I do not mind helping to keep the beaches clean, but there really shouldn’t be a need for me or someone else to clean up another’s mess.

Have some respect and be mindful.

There is lots of news of college graudations and academic honors:

John Gibson and Courtney Scioscia each earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Villanova University.

Samantha Young is on Cazenovia’s 2013 spring semester dean’s list.

Andrea Reyes was named to the dean’s list at University of Delaware.

Kelsi Sue Thorsen made the University of Connecticut’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

At Catholic University, Joe Quigley has been named the Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Senior Scholar Athlete. Quigley is a two-time All-Landmark honoree after finishing second in the 800 meters at the past two Landmark Championship meets. A two-sport student-athlete this year, Quigley also competed in indoor track for the Cardinals and finished third in the 800 meters at a conference meet in February. A four-year member of the track and field team, he also spent two seasons with the cross country team.

Elizabeth Anne Field was named to president’s list at Bryant University.

Fifteen students from East Hampton High School will travel to Senegal in West Africa in July to build a school in a small village in the Fatick region, 75 km southeast of Dakar. This will be the village’s very first school. The students will be staying in villagers’ homes and partaking in village life, one without electricity or running water. Read more about this venture at http://webuildon.buildon.org/ehhsstudents#sthash.prXvPGep.dpuf.

Tickets are now on sale for East Hampton Library’s ninth annual Authors Night benefit on Saturday, August 10. Tickets are $100 for book signing reception only, and begin at $250 for the dinners (includes entry to the book signing reception). Tickets and complete event information are available online at the Authors Night website, www.authorsnight.org, at the library and by phone at 324-0222.

The East Hampton Library has joined the Library Ideas network of public library websites that offers access to more than 3 million songs including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. The Freegal™ Music Service will allow East Hampton Library card holders to download three free music tracks in the MP3 format each week via the library website, www.easthamptonlibrary.org, or through free mobile apps available for iOS or Android devices.

On Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m., the library is offering Computer Class: 1st Grade for Grown Ups. In this class, you will learn how to work with text, including inputting, inserting, moving, and erasing, learn basic word processing skills and understand files and commands. Sign up at the Reference Desk, call 324-0222 ext. 3, or email reference@easthamptonlibrary.org.

On Monday, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., students in grades eight and up can join the Teen Community Service Club to plan and work on projects for the library. Please sign up in the Children’s Room, call 324-0222 ext. 2, or email lisa@easthamptonlibrary.org.

Tonight at Guild Hall, at 7 p.m., artist Eric Fischl talks with Phyllis Tuchman, a New-York-based art critic and journalist. Following the talk, Fischl will sign copies of his new memoir, “Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas,” described as a penetrating, often searing, exploration of his coming-of-age as an artist and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged New York art world in the 1970s and 1980s. I have read this book and it is excellent. If you like biographies as much as I do, this is a must read. Admission is free.

On Saturday, at 8 p.m., Guild Hall present the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, featuring Lauren Adams, James McCarthy, Patrick Noth and Alan Starzinski. The cost is $20 general admission / $18 members.

And on Sunday at Guild Hall, at 11 a.m., Roger Rosenblatt, who is the author of six off-Broadway plays and 16 books, including “Kayak Morning,’’ “Rules for Aging,” and “Children of War,” which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, will read from his work. Three of Rosenblatt’s national bestsellers will be among the books available for signing. Free admission.

On Sunday, at 8 p.m., in the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, will be the screening of “The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68.” The cost is $12 general admission / $10 members.

For Guild Hall information call 324-0806 or visit www.guildhall.org.

On Thursday, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the Ross School invites the public to attend its open house at Ross Upper School. Meet the administrators and tour the beautiful campus. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 907-5400 or email Kathleen Lattari at klattari@ross.org.

On Sunday, at 11 a.m., BookHampton presents Books We’re Talking About featuring “Transatlantic” by Collin McCann. Bring a coffee and listen in.

I will be having an opening at my gallery in Water Mill on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring local artists Maria Bacardi, Gabriele Raacke, Claire Watson plus Charles McGill, who is from Peekskill. The show is titled “Beyond Pigment: No Paint. No Canvas.” If you like golf, smoking pipes and leather, this show is right up your alley. The gallery is located at 688 Montauk Highway, behind Suki Zuki restaurant.

Next Friday, begins my Jackson Pollock drip painting workshops. The workshops run every Thursday and Friday, in July and August, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This is a family workshop, all ages are invited. Contact me at 329-2811 or karynmannix@optonline.net for registration and details.

Enjoy. Be safe and be mindful of nature.

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