Southampton Community Notes, May 2

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There are a handful of things that can turn me from a normal, responsible, mature adult into a goofy little kid. If you know me, ice cream in general will make me happy, but the promise of ice cream—really good ice cream—for free will illicit a happy dance complete with a little song.

So when I got a text from my good friend George that last Thursday, April 25, was free Junior Cone Day at Carvel, I was psyched to say the least. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one excited about the possibility of free ice cream.

A group of six of my fellow Southampton Press co-workers joined me for the trip from our Windmill Lane office to Carvel after I sent out an all-points bulletin and announced it over the company loudspeaker. I also got word that the Southampton Intermediate School’s seventh and eighth grade track team ran over to claim their free cones, followed by the high school track team. According to Carvel employee Allison, word spread quickly throughout the village and they served a staggering 418 free cones from 3 to 8 p.m. at their location alone. Thanks for the much needed treat! I have a feeling they will be seeing a lot of me this coming season. I wonder if they offer a frequent buyer discount.

Stop in to Southampton Town Hall this month and view the splendid paintings and color enhanced photography of East End artist Jo-Ann Corretti. A portion of all sales from Ms. Corretti’s work will benefit the Southampton Fresh Air Home. Call (631) 786-3467 for details.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation was represented by two young scouts, Carlin and Keegan Byrne on Tuesday, April 23, at Town Hall, where the foundation was the recipient of a grant awarded by the Southampton Youth Services Bureau, for the second year in a row! Carlin is a member of Boy Scout Troop 58 and Keegan is a member of Cub Scout Pack 14 in Southampton.

The foundation will use the grant to build a fenced-in outdoor visitation area at the shelter. There are a lot of pets that need a good home there and an outdoor area for potential adoptees to interact with the pets is a fantastic idea.

Violinist Benjamin Pereira, a junior at Southampton High School, and other area students will be joined by Maxfield Panish and Leo Panish on violin and Sam Kramer on piano at the 2013 Classical Students Benefit Concert for Katy’s Courage Fund on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Mendelsohn, Albeniz, and Beethoven will be performed. Admission is a suggested donation of $15. Congratulations Benjamin! More information on the concert and the foundation can be found at katyscourage.org.

The Red Knights Chapter XXV, the firefighter motorcycle club of the East End, will host its annual Bike Blessing and Ride to Montauk on Sunday, May 5, beginning at 9 a.m., at the North Sea Firemen’s Memorial Athletic Field. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, vendors, music, food, refreshments and a blessing by Reverend Steve Howarth, the Red Knights chaplain. Proceeds benefit the Volunteer Firefighters’ Burn Center Fund at Stony Brook University Hospital. Tickets are $20 per bike, and $10 per person. Call (631) 725-8884 or visit redknightsny25.org for details. Good luck to all the riders. May the sun shine always on your back, and the pavement always be dry!

The upcoming North Sea Community Yard Sale, slated for Saturday, May 25, will be discussed along with regular business at the next meeting of the North Sea Community Association on Monday, May 6, at 8 p.m. at the North Sea Community House on the corner of Noyac Road and Straight Path in North Sea. Call (631) 283-3858 for details on how you can donate items to the sale.

The Southampton Colony Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Olde Town Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, May 13, at noon at the Southampton Historical Society’s Rogers Mansion in Southampton. Museum Director Tom Edmonds will speak about Captain George White, Southampton’s first preservationist. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call (631) 283-6409 for more information.

The Southampton Intermediate School’s Annual Career Fair will be held on Friday, May 10. The fair aims to introduce students to a variety of careers and help them understand the importance of college and career readiness. It’s nice to see the school take an active role in preparing kids for the world beyond our very affluent borders. Growing up on the East End its easy to lose perspective, and instilling a little work ethic in our teenagers never hurt anyone.

Presenters will engage students as they learn about different careers that interest them. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in participating in the Career Fair, please contact Patsy Germain at (631) 591-4706 or Jorgine Buccio (631) 591-4722 as soon as possible.

Tuckahoe School will host its second annual Community Fair on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will offer free health screenings, fitness classes, a computer class, games, and a senior citizen/ community book discussion with brown bag lunch of Sarah Addison Allen’s “The Girl Who Chased The Moon.” Children’s activities will be available throughout the day. Kids can also learn about the community garden and sign up to become a member gardener. Call Wendy Myer, Tuckahoe’s school nurse at (631) 283-3550 ext., 313 for details.

The Southampton Historical Museum will host its “An Insider’s View” house tour of five Southampton homes, the 1708 House and St. Andrew’s Dune Church on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 6 p.m. A champagne reception sponsored by Sant Ambroeus and art exhibit preview at the Rogers Mansion on Meetinghouse Lane will follow. Tickets are $75 in advance, or $90 the day of the tour.

I have covered the tour for The Press in the past and if that year was any indication of what architectural treats are in store, this is one house tour not to be missed! Call The Historical Museum at (631) 283-2494 or visit southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org for tickets and information.

At The Library

Kathleen Furey, educational leader for GMO Free New York, will speak in favor of labeling genetically modified foods on Thursday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library.

Sarabelle Prince, certified Journal to Self instructor, will offer a writing workshop designed to offer a quick, easy, and effective remedy for stress relief, on Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. This session will demonstrate how guided writing can shift one’s perception from chaos to calm. There is a $10 fee for this class and space is limited. Registration is required.

Violinist Marc Levine and pianist Alvin Novak will perform works by Bach, Schubert, and Franck on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Medicare supplement specialist Andrea Rodriguez will help clarify the basics of Medicare on Monday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m.

Music and literary critic Fred Volkmer will give a talk about Frances Partridge, a fascinating diarist and memoirist who was the last living member of the Bloomsbury group, on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m.

Exercise and kinetic therapist Gail Pudaloff will lead a four-part workshop in balance, posture and alignment on four consecutive Fridays, beginning May 10, at 10:15 a.m. Registration and a $20 fee are required.

Rachel Foster will lead a workshop making a no-bake cheesecake just in time for Mother’s Day at the Rogers Memorial Library on Saturday, May 11, at 10:15 a.m. Registration and a $10 fee are required. Tickets are now on sale for the library’s bus trip to the New York Historical Society on Thursday, May 16, for a tour of the exhibit “World War II and NYC,” and as an added attraction, a visit to Audubon’s Aviary. The cost for this trip is $60, which includes bus, admission and tour. Lunch is not included. The bus will board promptly at 7:30 a.m. Registration is required.

Reservations are recommended for all programs, unless otherwise specified. Call (631) 283-0774, ext. 523, or visit myrml.org.

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