Hampton Bays Community Notes, September 12

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Tumbleweed Tuesday has come and gone, but there’s still lots of good stuff going on around here.The Hampton Bays Lions Club’s “Over the Bridge” 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk is this Saturday, September 14, and begins at 9 a.m. Participants will meet at the middle school on Ponquogue Avenue and take a bus to the starting line at Warner’s Park on the east side of the Ponquogue Bridge.

Entry is $25 for adults if you preregister, and children age 14 and younger pay $10. You can also register at the school between 7 and 8:30 a.m. on the day of the race for $30. Awards will be given to the top male and female runners, and the top three finishers in the following age categories: 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and older.

All proceeds benefit the Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation, Canine Companions, Dominican Sisters, scholarships, sports programs, Scouts and local churches. For more information and to sign up, log on at www.hblions.org/4.html or www.islandrunning.net.

The Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society is hosting a “Clovis and Canvas” fundraiser on Saturday, September 14, from 4 until 7 p.m., at the Prosper King House at 116 West Montauk Highway.

Local artists will have their work on display and up for sale, and wine tastings will be provided by Clovis Point Wines from Jamesport. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call (631) 728-0887 for details.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s fourth annual benefit also takes place on Saturday, September 14, from 6 to 10 p.m., over at the Boardy Barn on Montauk Highway.

The evening will include both Chinese and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, a food buffet and discounted cash bar. Vivian and the Merrymakers will perform.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Please bring along a dog or cat food donation. Log on at www.southamptonanimalshelter.com, or call Linda at (631) 728-7387, ext. 223, for tickets and more information.

The New York Blood Center is hosting a Super Community Blood Drive on Monday, September 16, from 1:45 until 7:45 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library on Ponquogue Avenue. All donors will be entered into a sweepstakes and could win a pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII! Donors must be in good health and age 16 (with parental consent) or older. Please bring along a photo or signature ID.

The Hampton Bays United Methodist Church Thrift Shop is having a Housewares Sale and all those items will be 50 percent off. The shop is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 1 and 3:30 p.m., and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Hampton Bays High School’s Class of 1981 is looking for classmates to attend a reunion in celebration of their 50th birthdays. The get-together is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, at Oakland’s Restaurant on Dune Road. The cost is $85 per person.

For more information, email Susan Padavan at sjpada826@yahoo.com, look for the Hampton Bays Jr.-Sr. High School Class of 1981 Reunion Group on Facebook, or visit www.hb81reunion.org. To RSVP, please send your payment to: HBHS Class of 1981 Reunion, c/o Patrice (Tuozzo) Willmott, 33 Squiretown Road, Hampton Bays, NY 11946.

Congrats to Anthony Rodriguez—aka A-Rod! A-Rod made the dean’s list at SUNY at Delhi for the spring semester. Your parents are very proud of your achievement.

On The Calendar

September 14-November 2: “Rock Solid 1” eight-lesson Bible Study group, 9-10:15 a.m. every Saturday, Hampton Bays Assembly of God, 109 Ponquogue Avenue. Call (631) 723-1847 to sign up and reserve a workbook.

Saturday, September 14: Reception to meet artists Beverly Livernoche and Mike Meehan, 2-4 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, Ponquogue Avenue.

Thursday, September 19: Rotary Club of Hampton Bays Autumn Evening by the Sea, 6-8 p.m., Oakland’s Restaurant, Dune Road. Tickets are $45 per person. For more information and tickets, call Susan LaVista at (631) 728-6241, ext. 101.

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