Hampton Bays Community Notes, July 18

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Have you seen Sandy? Sandy is a 3-year-old cockapoo. She has white fur and green eyes, and wears a red collar.The dog was last seen on Saturday, July 6, in the vicinity of 6 Old North Highway in Hampton Bays. Sandy is a bit timid, so if you see her, please call the Southampton Town Animal Shelter at (631) 728-7387, or owner Janice Lieberman at (917) 685-8155. Thank you so much!

Let’s give a big shout-out to Dr. Teresa Meekins! Dr. Meekins won the 2013 Pet Philanthropy Circle Award for Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Meekins is the veterinarian over at the Shinnecock Animal Hospital and also volunteers her time as the clinical director of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.

The Hampton Bays Nutrition Center is sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” pharmaceutical take-back event today, Thursday, July 18, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the center, located at 25 Ponquogue Avenue.

All prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as covered hypodermic needles, will be accepted. By turning in unused medications, you will keep them out of the hands of children and help protect our groundwater from contamination that is caused by improper disposal of such drugs.

Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church is hosting its Vacation Bible School next week, from July 22 through 26, from 9 a.m. until noon each day, for kids age 3 to 11. This year’s theme is “The Wild West” and there will be songs, skits, games, crafts and Bible stories. Admission is free. Call Pastor John Kenreich at (631) 728-3288 for details.

Dune Local will be playing at The Great South Bay Music Festival this Saturday, July 20, at 12:30 p.m., at the Shorefront Park in Patchogue. The group won the WEHM Real Band Battle on June 29 and the prize was the slot to play at the festival, along with the likes of the Doobie Brothers, Electric Hot Tuna and Dark Star Orchestra, to name just a few. How cool is that?

For those of you who do not know, The Great South Bay Music Festival is the largest three-day “American-themed” music, art and cultural family event on Long Island. To check out the lineup of entertainment and ticket prices, log on at www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com/tickets.

Kick that habit! The Hampton Bays Public Library is offering a free six-week “Learn to be Tobacco Free” smoking cessation program. The class starts next week on Monday, July 22, at 6 p.m. and will run through September. To register, call (631) 728-6241 or stop by the circulation desk at the Ponquogue Avenue library.

Boston University has announced that Christopher R. Bickford earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine in dentistry, magna cum laude; Stephanie L. Madison received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication; and Jessica L. Stellmann received a Bachelor of Arts degree in geophysics and planetary sciences, cum laude. Well done!

On The Calendar

Saturday, July 20: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the church at 165 Ponquogue Avenue.

Saturday, July 20: The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center’s 16th annual Auction to Benefit Wildlife, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Quogue Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 125 Montauk Highway. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Register online at www.wildliferescuecenter.org/events.html. For more information, call (631) 728-9453.

Sunday, July 21: “Sundays at 7” concert in the backyard of the St. Rosalie Church Parish Center, East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. Project Vibe will perform at 7 p.m. A free-will offering is appreciated.

Monday, July 22: Project Vibe and Dune Local will perform at 7 p.m. over at the Ponquogue Beach pavilion on Dune Road. Rain cancels the event.

Tuesday, July 23: Southampton Town Youth Bureau “Tuesdays on the Go” trip to United Skates of America in Seaford. Cost is $15. Bus departs at 5:15 p.m. from the Hampton Bays High School. Permission slips are required and you can print one out at www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau. Preregister by Monday, July 22.

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