St. Rosalie’s Church recently celebrated the Feast of Mary Magdalene with a special service honoring the role that women have played, and continue to play, in the church and around the world.Four women, all of them “Women of Wisdom,” received Mary Magdalene medals. Congratulations to Sister Margaret Smyth, Sister Mary Harvey, Sister Mary Beth Moore and Sister MaryAnn McCarthy.
Hampton Bays native Rob Clemenz, of www.saintsforsinners.com, donated the medals for this special event. They are made in Italy and then hand-painted by artists in New Orleans, so that each one is unique. Incidentally, Bruce Springsteen and his wife, Patti Scialfa, have one of Rob’s medals.
Five Scouts from Hampton Bays Boy Scout Troop 483 have returned from a 10-day trip to the National Scout Jamboree, which took place at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia.
Troop members from Hampton Bays who were a part of the Suffolk County Council group were Andrew Hanna, Gary Tetault, Todd Anderson, Charlie Schneider and Collin Laureano.
The Jamboree is held once every four years and draws tens of thousands of Scouts from across the United States and around the world. Some of the activities that were available to the boys included rock climbing, whitewater rafting, zip lining and lots more. Sounds like a good time—and then some—was had by all!
Happy, happy birthday to Fran Oldeack. Fran’s special day falls on Saturday, August 10. And birthday wishes are being sent across the miles to Doris Fanning down south in Bluffton, South Carolina.
Pop a cork for Liz and Guy Constantopoulos! Liz and Guy will celebrate their wedding anniversary next week on Wednesday, August 14.
East End Hospice is pleased to offer Camp Good Grief during the week of August 19 through 23 at the Peconic Dunes in Southold. The summer program is for children of all ages who have experienced a loss.
There’s swimming, kayaking, nature walks, arts and crafts, lots of fun and a few surprises. There are no fees. For more information or to register, please call Sarah Zimmerman or Angela Byrns at (631) 288-8400.
The Flamingos are playing every Sunday, from 5 until 9 p.m., at the Beach Hut over at Meschutt Beach County Park. The trio play tunes from the 1970s to the present with Jennifer Roth on mandolin, guitar and vocals; Jan Hanna on guitar and vocals; and Alex Sarkis on drums and vocals. Check them out at www.flamhampton.com.
The Fabulous Greaseband will perform at the Hampton Bays Beautification Association’s “Concert Under the Stars” this Sunday, August 11, from 6 until 9 p.m., at the Ponquogue Beach pavilion. You will want to get there early because this event really draws the crowds. In case of rain, the concert will held on Friday, August 16, at the same time and location.
Saturday, August 10: Poets Rising group meets from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Public Library, Ponquogue Avenue. Poems, prose, or anything goes.
Saturday, August 10: St. Rosalie’s Church is hosting a free concert at 8 p.m. in the church. The Chamber Singers, the Contemporary Ensemble, the adult choir and children’s choir will all perform for your listening pleasure.
Sunday, August 11: The Long Island Teen Challenge Choir will be singing and sharing testimonies of their freedom from addiction during the 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. services at the Hampton Bays Assembly of God Church, 109 Ponquogue Avenue.
Wednesday, August 14: An Evening of Summer Reflection with guest speaker Sister Margaret Macye, 7:30 p.m., Church of St. Rosalie’s Community Center, East Montauk Highway. Sister Margaret works for the United Nations and is well-known for bringing faith-based considerations to issues of environmental importance.
Thursday, August 22: Maureen’s Haven Lobster Bash fundraiser, 6 to 10 p.m., Docker’s Waterside Restaurant and Marina, Dune Road, East Quogue. Tickets are $175 each and that includes dinner, drinks and country music. Visit www.maureenshaven.org or call (631) 727-6831 for details.