East Hampton Community Notes, September 19

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As you may have heard, the Golden Eagle arts supply store has found a new home. After being in business for more than 10 years at the location on Gingerbread Lane, storeowner Nancy Rowan the had lost her lease, because someone offered more money.

Like anywhere else, there is a major problem with integrity in this small town and people who stand by their word. I found myself in the same situation last year when I had been negotiating a lease for gallery space in Bridgehampton. When I went in to sign the papers, the landlord informed me that someone else stepped up and offered more money, so I did not get the lease. I really do not know how people live with themselves. I have to laugh when one complains about the city people. The locals are not much better.

Anyway, the new location will be on Newtown Lane right next to the UPS Store with, hopefully, an opening date of October 1. The space is smaller than the location on Gingerbread Lane so I am not sure if there will be classes. But, the ladies at the store are super creative and something good will definitely come from this move. Good luck, Nancy.

On Saturday, at the library from 1 to 2 p.m., is an Author Talk with Marina Gottlieb Sarles, author of “The Last Daughter of Prussia.” Then, from 2 to 3 p.m. the library has a workshop for kids called “Green Safari: Recycled Animals.” Please register for this workshop in the Children’s Room or call 324-0222 ext.2 or email childrens@easthamptonlibrary.org with your child’s name, age, a contact phone number and your town of residence.

From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., is another Author Talk with Laura Wainwright, author of “Home Bird: Four Seasons on Martha’s Vineyard.”

For the adult lectures, please sign up at the adult reference desk or call 324-0222, extension 3.

This Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m., in an effort to know the concerns of the people of the Town of East Hampton, the Democratic candidates, Larry Cantwell for supervisor, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and Job Potter for seats on the Town Board will hold their next “Listen In” in the village at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, located at 120 Main Street. In the tradition of the other “Listen-Ins” held in Springs, Montauk and Amagansett, all are welcome and there is an open mike for all to voice their concerns.

On Saturday, at 8 p.m., the John Drew Theater and The Watermill Center present CollaborationTown’s “The Momentum,” a “self-help-sploitation” that asks: “Unhappy? Listless? Broke? Alone? Depressed? Shoeless? Let its Laws of Attraction pull you into the Gaping Hole of Momentum.” The cost is $20 for general admission, $18 members, and $10 for students.

On Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m., the John Drew Theater and the Naked Stage present a Staged Reading of “Where We Are,” by Kristen Lowman, featuring Sam Underwood, Georgia Warner, Nick Fondulis, Claire Karpen, Jason Scott Quinn, and Rosie Macquire. Admission is free for this event.

Call Guild Hall at 324-0806 or visit www.guildhall.org for information and ticket purchases.

Rowdy Hall will hold its Oktoberfest festival on Saturday, from 3 to 5 p.m. The restaurant will be converted into a traditional German beer garden for the Oktoberfest Festival with picnic tables in the courtyard and communal dining tables in the dining room. German bar snacks will be offered such as fresh baked pretzels with mustard ($3), knockwurst, bratwurst and bockwurst platters ($10).

Bavarian music will play from 3 to 5 p.m. in the courtyard, weather permitting, alongside a WEHM live broadcast with Anthony. Oktoberfest beer specials will be available in a Rowdy Hall commemorative pilsner glass ($8) with discounted refills ($4). An Oktoberfest tasting flight will also be available ($10).

Enjoy the lovely weather.

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