Hampton Bays Community Notes, October 3

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“Welcome to Moe’s!”Many thanks to Liz, Guy and Matthew Constantopoulos for the invite to their VIP grand-opening party last Wednesday at Moe’s Southwest Grill. We saw lots of friends and neighbors out enjoying their meals. Among them were Liz’s parents, Fran and Bob Oldeack, Bob’s sister, Wendie Oldeack, Frank and Gerri Silecchia, and Roseann and Ron Browne, to name just a few.

Best of luck in your new venture!

Julie Ratner, the president of The Ellen Hermanson Foundation at Southampton Hospital, is pleased to report that they had a great year. The net income for the Pink Apron benefit and Ellen’s Run was (drum roll please), $223,134.09!

To all of you who participated, Julie is grateful for your friendship, support and hard work.

Marilyn Gartlemann, a self-proclaimed “loose watercolorist,” will have her paintings on display this month at the Hampton Bays Public Library on Ponquogue Avenue. Marilyn has won many awards and teaches intermediate art classes at several libraries on the East End.

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. Call (631) 594-3120 or email jackie@hamptonartspace.com.

The Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce’s third annual San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons takes place this Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. both days, on Good Ground Road.

A parade will kick off the festivities at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday from the staging area at the Suffolk County Water Authority building on Ponquogue Avenue, and then wind its way through the center of town.

The event will feature more than 100 food and non-food vendors, live bands, a deejay, a carnival, and a Grucci fireworks display on Saturday night (around 8:30 p.m.) The rain date for that is Sunday, October 6, at the same time.

There’s also a raffle to win a new Fiat and you can purchase tickets for $100—only 250 tickets will be sold—and the drawing will be held on Sunday at dusk. The winner need not be present.

All proceeds from the San Gennaro Feast go to support Maureen’s Haven, the Coalition for Women’s Cancer at Southampton Hospital and the Hampton Bays High School Scholarship Fund. For more details, log on at www.sangennarofeastofthehamptons.com.

The Hampton Bays United Methodist Church Thrift Shop is chock-full of Halloween merchandise. Business hours are 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Stop in and take a look around at the pumpkin displays, crazy candles and other decorations.

The 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.

St. Rosalie’s Church Youth Group is always open to teens who want to hang out with others who share their interests. Anyone between ages 13 and 18 can join. If you’re interested, give Eileen a call at (631) 728-9248 or email her at rfeileen@optonline.net.

On The Calendar

Wednesday, October 9: Breast Health Series—Healing Circle, 6:30 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library on Ponquogue Avenue. Liz Lattuga, a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor, will help participants explore various healing therapies such as meditation, chair yoga and reiki. There is no charge to attend. Call (631) 728-3241 or email scollins@southamptonhospital.org to sign up.

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