Southampton Community Notes, September 5


Even though it’s only September, it’s already time to get out the vote! Support local natural spa company, The Southampton Soap Company as it competes in the American Made contest sponsored by Martha Stewart.The contest is described as “…Spotlighting the maker, supporting the local and celebrating the handmade.” For those that have experienced the luxurious and natural products made by the Southampton Soap Company, you know they fit the bill to a T. You can vote for them at up to six times a day, through Friday, September 13. Finalists will be announced then, and I’m sure that with community support they will be a shoe-in for the grand prize of $10,000 to further their business, a trip for two to New York City to attend the American Made Workshop, and a feature on

King’s Chapel Pastor’s Aide Society will host its block party featuring a yard sale, tag sale, bake sale and fish fry on Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Hillcrest Avenue in Southampton. Get out there and enjoy some homemade food while finding some great gently used items for a good cause. For more information visit

Two of Southampton’s garden clubs are holding events this week. The Southampton Rose Society will host its member party and photography competition on Sunday, September 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. at a private Southampton garden. Tickets are $20 for guests of members and free for members. The rain date is Sunday, September 15. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting (631) 740-4732 or by visiting

The Olde Towne Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, September 9, at 1 p.m. at the North Sea Community House in North Sea. The evening will feature the talk, “Fall into Spring Gardening” with Garden Designer and Master Gardener Susan King. Call (631) 283-5228.

The second annual Keith Sea Greene Invitational Pig Roast and Horseshoe Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 14, from 1 to 8 p.m. at the North Sea Fireman’s Athletic Field in North Sea. The event aims to raise funds to benefit Avery and Aiden Sea Greene, the children of late local chef Keith Sea Greene.

The spirited afternoon will feature a pig roast, bouncy land, Chinese and silent auctions, 50/50 raffle. Music by DJ Vibe, DJ Biggie, DJ Cred and DJ Dan Barnes with live music by J Panama and Project Vibe with special guests Dollarman and Winston Irie. Tickets are $50 per person for tournament and food, $20 per person for pig roast only, and free for children under 12. Call (631) 451-1764 or visit

Laid-back vibes, good friends and good tunes are all a dedicated parrot head usually needs. A group of more than 50 very creative and handy Southampton parrot heads (Jimmy Buffett fans, if you are not hip to the lingo) stepped up their tailgating skills and brought their customized “Buffett Bar” to Jimmy’s annual Jones Beach concert recently. The converted camper boasts a beer tap, flatscreen TVs, a giant shark fin on the roof, plenty of Buffett music and a live sod lawn that the group brings with them!

Congratulations to the winners of The 27east Beefed-Up Backyard Barbecue Contest sponsored by Southampton food purveyor Catena’s Market. Lianne Alcon of Sag Harbor took home the first place prize of a $175 gift certificate, Jeff Miller of Quogue grilled his way into the second place prize of $125 and Southampton Village’s own Sean Gallagher came in third place and received a gift certificate of $75. Well done to all involved. Now if we can just get the prize winners together with the parrot heads, that would be a party!

At The Library

Jen Senft, MA, MFA, will lead a writing workshop in fiction and memoir writing at the Rogers Memorial Library’s Cooper Hall Board Room for eight Tuesdays, from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning September 10. There is an $80 fee for this class.

Yoga instructor Doreen Corwith Eckert will lead guided meditation in the yoga tradition for eight Tuesdays beginning September 10, from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Registration is for entire series; the fee is $45.

Local Southampton resident and expert cook Delaney Oser will visit the library to talk about some of her dishes from Thyme and Again on September 11, at noon.

Jim Nelan, a Certified Tai Chi Instructor, will teach Tai Chi with a Twist (for Millennials) for seven Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning on September 11. The class is designed for 18- to 30-year-olds. The fee is $30. He will also teach introductory Tai Chi on eight Thursdays, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. beginning September 12. The fee is $40. Registration is required.

Valerie diLorenzo will offer “iSimplified: Making the Most of Your Mobile Devices,” at the library on Thursday, September 12 and October 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The sessions will cover Apps, Mail, iBooks, and FaceTime. There is a $10 fee for this class.

Carol Goodale, MFA, will lead “Courage and Craft,” a three-part writing workshop at the library beginning on Thursday, September 12, from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. The sessions will cover putting fears to work; using the power of vision to strengthen writing; and writing with impact. There is a $25 fee for this series.

Larry Strickland will offer a series of classes for citizenship preparation on seven consecutive Thursdays at 7 p.m., beginning on September 12, in the library’s Cooper Hall classroom. No registration is required, but a $10 book fee will be collected at the door.

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