Summer is here and the heat is on, so just a reminder about animal safety in the heat: if it is too hot, leave the pooch at home. There is no need to take your pet out shopping with you or to the beach. And there are new rules about pets at the beach, anyway. It’s best to just leave your pet at home.
Remember that in a car on a 78 degree day, even if the car is parked in the shade, the temperature will rise to 90 degrees, and in the sun to 160 degrees. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that an animal or human cannot survive this for very long. Be mindful and respectful to your pet. They depend on you to do the right thing for them.
In school news, Dylan Sanicola graduated from Berklee College of Music. Cody Filardi made the dean’s list at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Beverly Keyes graduated from Gettysburg College. Caroline McGowan made the dean’s list at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Austin Rowey was named to the University of Hartford’s dean’s list. Elizabeth Anne Field was named to the president’s list at Bryant University.
Congratulations to all!
It’s July 4th weekend and it will be easy to fill your calendar.
The St. Luke’s Summer Fair will be held on Saturday, July 6, at 11 a.m. This is a fun-filled summer fair with pony rides, games, music, face painting, balloons, toy raffles, cotton candy, hot dogs, burgers, clams, lemonade, ice cream, and a dunking booth where the public can dunk the church rector and the town’s mayor. For additional information, call 329-0990, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.stlukeseasthampton.org. Admission is $20.
On Saturday, the 5th annual Pride in the Hamptons fundraiser will feature a night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and a silent auction to benefit Live Out Loud’s educational programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The event will take place at the waterfront home of Bruce T. Sloane. Event chairs for the evening include Mitch Draizin and Philippe Brugere-Trelat, Ray Lord III, Rainey Miller and Bruce T. Sloane.
Sponsors of the event include Deutsch Inc., Laurence Boschetto and Steven Kinder, Communispond, Frank Selvaggi and Bill Shea, Kevin G. Kelly, Douglas Petri, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars of Greenwich, and Selma and Leon Sloane.
Tickets to attend the fundraiser start at $195 ($325 for the dinner afterward). To purchase tickets, contact Jeff Hagan at (212) 651-4218, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit liveoutloud.info.
Live Out Loud is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBTQ youth by connecting them with successful LGBT professionals in their community.
This Friday, at 10 a.m., begins the Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop. All ages can enjoy the grounds and studio of Jackson Pollock, followed by a hands-on painting workshop with yours truly. The fee is $30 per person. Call 329-2811 or email me at email@example.com for reservations. The workshop meets every Thursday and Friday in July and August at 10 a.m., rain or shine.
On Friday, at 11:30 a.m., a Jewish Center of the Hamptons annual summer luncheon will be held at East Hampton Point Restaurant. Barbara Zucker is the honoree. For information about registering, contact 324-9858, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost of this event is $250.
In other JCOH news, “A Journey to a Temple in Time” will be held at the center on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Professor Susan Pashman will conduct a series of seven non-denominational discussions about Sabbath-keeping. The series continues every Monday from July 8 through August 19.
Also on Mondays, at 6 p.m., take the Twilight Tour at LongHouse Reserve. What better way to entertain houseguests, begin an evening with someone special, or unwind and connect with the abundant beauty of the gardens, than to enjoy a Twilight Tour? Limited to a small group of 15, tours are conducted by a member of the LongHouse Garden Committee.
On Saturdays at LongHouse, at 8 a.m., join Samuel Owen who leads a sound meditation workshop, rain or shine. There is a $20 contribution; LHR members $18. Visit longhouse.org for ticket purchase and reservations.
On Friday, at 8:30 p.m., please join the East Hampton Historical Society to enjoy the trials, tribulations and terrors of the exploits of a more daring branch of preservationists in “Jurassic Park.” Sponsored by Guild Hall and the East Hampton Historical Society, this event will take place outdoors on the lawn of the Mulford Farm Museum. Bring your blanket and a picnic. Admission is $5 per person; children under 5 will be admitted for free. Snacks will be available. The film is rated PG-13. If rain is predicted, the event will be moved to Monday, July 8.
On Tuesday, from 10 to 11 a.m., a healing circle will be held at East Hampton Senior Center. Join certified yoga instructor Liz Lattuga, RN, for a healing circle open to anyone in the community. The program is brought to participants by Southampton Hospital’s Wellness Initiative in partnership with the East Hampton Department of Human Services. For more information and reservations, call 728-WELL. This event is free to the public.
Here is a list of numbers that should be cut out and placed in the appropriate spot for easy access in an emergency:
East Hampton Town Police headquarters in Wainscott, 537-7575.
East Hampton Village Police headquarters, 324-0777.
East Hampton Village Fire Department, 324-0124.
East Hampton Village Ambulance, 324-6868.
In the event of an emergency, remember, though, call 911.
East Hampton Veterinary Group, 324-0282.
Wild Animal Rescue and Removal, 377-6555.
Animal Control, 324-0085.
Marine Patrol, 329-3078.
Long Island Power Authority, 755-6900; power outage, 800-490-0075.
Suffolk County Water Authority, 288-1034.