Hampton Bays Community Notes, September 26

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Happy anniversary to Fran and Bob Oldeack! Fran and Bob celebrate their special day today, Thursday, September 26.And raise a glass for Kathy and Jamie Hummel! Kathy and Jamie’s wedding anniversary falls on Monday, September 30. Cheers!

There’s a new kid in town. Liz and Guy Constantopoulos, and their son, Matthew, are celebrating the grand opening of their restaurant, Moe’s Southwest Grill, today, Thursday, September 26, over in the Wild By Nature shopping center.

Hours of operation are 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day except for Sunday, when it closes at 9 p.m. Stop in and try the “Homewrecker” burrito and wish them luck in their new endeavor.

The Hampton Bays Beautification Association recently held elections for the 2014 and 2015 terms. President Susan von Freddi is pleased to announce that Madeline O’Keefe was elected as vice president, Marianne Murphy was chosen as treasurer, and Charles Shields, Monica Freeman, Michael Daly and Jean Waters were selected as directors of the organization. Kathleen Rossini will continue in her post as secretary until next year. Congratulations!

The Hampton Bays Public Library’s Children’s Room and Teen Department are collaborating on a fundraiser that will benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.

From now until Friday, October 25, patrons are encouraged to go in and sponsor a shelter animal. There’s a binder for cats and dogs in both the kids’ and teens’ departments. Sponsors need to pledge to raise at least $10 but, of course, they can raise more. And in appreciation, sponsors will receive a bracelet with their animal’s name on it.

Additionally, when children and teens in fifth through the 12th grades raise $10 or more, they will be able to attend a party featuring a deejay, dessert, crafts and an animal trainer. How cool is that? Stop by the library on Ponquogue Avenue and check it out.

Grab your cowboy boots and hat, and gallop on over to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church for a “Wild Wild West” wine tasting event this Saturday, September 28. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and will run until 10 p.m. at the church, which is located at 165 Ponquogue Avenue.

Attendees will enjoy good food, music and wines from the “Old West.” There will be raffles, a 50/50 and lots of door prizes. Tickets are $35 per person in advance and $40 at the door. You can purchase them online at www.stmaryshb.org or visit www.LocalWineEvents.com. For more information, give Jennifer a call at (631) 728-0776.

The Hampton Bays High School Class of 1981 is having its reunion next Saturday, October 5, from 7 until 11 p.m., at Oakland’s Restaurant over on Dune Road. The evening will feature a one-hour cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, coffee and cake, and a deejay.

Tickets are $85 per person in advance and $100 at the door. For tickets or more details, email Jennifer Phillips at jpfam@optonline.net, Susan Padavan at sjpada826@yahoo.com, go to Facebook and look for Hampton Bays Jr.-Sr. High School Class of 1981 Reunion Group, or log on at www.Hb81reunion.org.

The After School Art Club has returned to the Hampton Art Space every Thursday, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at The Space at 21 West Montauk Highway. Children age 5 and older are welcome to attend six classes for $175, 12 classes for $325, or you can just stop in for $35 per class. Call (631) 594-3120 or email jackie@hamptonartspace.com.

Dominican Sisters Family Health Service is looking for volunteers to work once a week for a three-hour shift in the thrift shop. If you would like to lend a hand, please call (631) 728-0937.

On The Calendar

Friday, September 27: Southampton Town Senior Services “Mocktail Party,” 5 to 7 p.m., Southampton Town Senior Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue. Admission is $5 and that includes hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages and music performed by Randy Berliant.

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