East Quogue Community Notes, October 3

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This week, my column is definitely going to the birds!On Wednesday, October 16, at 6 p.m., the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society will host its annual celebration dinner at the beautifully renovated Suffolk Theater on Main Street in Riverhead. Guest speaker Norman Smith will share his “passion for snowy owls.”

Tickets cost $50. For more information, visit the group’s website at www.easternlongislandaudubon.homestead.com. You can also call Sally Newbert at (631) 281-6001 or Evelyn Voulgarelis at (631) 727-0471.

And, speaking of our feathered friends, if you preorder your seeds from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, the birds will thank you all winter long with their melodious songs and flights of fancy. Order forms must be in no later than Wednesday, October 23, and are available at the refuge and on the following websites: www.quoguewildliferefuge.org and www.easternlongislandaudubonsociety.org.

Once ordered, you can pick up your seeds at the annual seed sale fundraiser that will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the Nature Center of the refuge. All proceeds will benefit this wonderful facility, as well as the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society.

And, on another note, two of my favorite organizations—the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce and the East End Women’s Network—are cosponsoring a not-to-be-missed networking event. “Nibbles and Networking” takes place on Thursday, October 10, at 6 p.m., at the always fabulous Stone Creek Inn, located at 405 Montauk Highway in East Quogue.

Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at the door. You can also purchase tickets in advance by visiting the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce on Facebook. All you have to do is scroll down the middle column and click on the “Nibbles and Networking” link.

Before the networking event begins, chamber members will hold their monthly meeting at 5 p.m. at the Stone Creek Inn.

On The Calendar

Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5: Fall Rummage Sale at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, 90 Meeting House Road on Quiogue. The sale begins at 9 a.m. on both days and ends at 3 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Monday, October 7: The East Quogue Homemakers meet at the East Quogue Firehouse on Montauk Highway at 10 a.m. Members will work on their projects. New members are welcome.

Wednesday, October 9: The East Quogue Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the library of the East Quogue Elementary School on Central Avenue.

Wednesday, October 9: The Speonk-Remsenburg Civic Association will host a Candidates Night at the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School, located at 11 Mill Road in Remsenburg. Coffee and refreshments will be served. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., so come early to meet the candidates before the program begins.

Saturday, October 12: The Westhampton United Methodist Church will be assisting those in need from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. New and gently used clothing will be available, as well as food, blankets, diapers and toys. A free hot breakfast will be served. The church is located at 116 Montauk Highway in Westhampton. Call Audrey at (631) 996-2509 or send her a text at (631) 445-3586 for more information. You can also send an email to whumcoutreach@gmail.com.

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