Westhampton Community Notes, October 3

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The Westhampton Presbyterian Church, located at 90 Meeting House Road on Quiogue, is welcoming international peacemaker, the Reverend Boutros Zaour, and his wife, Waffa, to their house of worship this weekend.Rev. Zaour, who hails from Damascus, Syria, will be speaking with the church’s Youth Group on Friday evening and, on Sunday, attending a lunch before hosting a discussion at the Quogue Library that afternoon. He will be discussing the turmoil in Syria and the cultural similarities—and differences—between our two countries.

Please call the church at (631) 288-2576 or library at (631) 653-4224 for more details on their respective events and to reserve a seat.

Congratulations to the Westhampton Free Library. The team representing our local library took first place at a golf outing fundraiser benefiting New Yorkers for Better Libraries, a political action committee, and held at the Great Rock Golf Club in Wading River on September 12.

The winning team featured Karen Andrews, the vice president of the library’s Board of Directors, her husband, Chris, their son, C.J., and former board member Michael Lennon. They bested the team from the Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport, which has finished first in recent years. Nice job, folks!

The Westhampton Presbyterian Church will hold a scrap metal drive this Saturday, October 5. Bring your scrap steel, copper, aluminum, old appliances and even old cars to the church between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day. You can even arrange for the pick up of large items by calling (631) 288-2576.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host its annual “Blessing of the Pets” on Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m., on the lawn of the church. Animals of all denominations are welcome and a donation will be requested that will be given to the Southampton Animal Shelter.

The Peconic Bay Power Squadron, a local boating club, is offering a seminar titled “How to Use a Chart” on Tuesday, October 8, at the Westhampton Free Library. The seminar begins at 6:30 p.m. and will teach about chart symbols, navigation aids, latitude and longitude, true vs. magnetic north and much more. The cost is $45 per person. Call (516) 640-5612 or visit www.PBPS.us for more details and to register.

The Westhampton United Methodist Church, located at 116 Montauk Highway, will be giving out free clothing (adult and children sizes), as well as blankets, diapers, toys and food to those in need next month. Stop by the church on Saturday, October 12, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., if you or someone you know needs something for winter. There will also be free hot meals available.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westhampton will host its second annual Oyster Festival on Saturday, October 12, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., at the Westhampton Beach Marina, located on the corner of Library Avenue and Stevens Lane. There will be live entertainment, games, pumpkin and face painting for the kids, plus interactive educational activities. There will also be a chowder contest.

Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children. In case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, October 13.

The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Fall Arts and Craft Show from Saturday, October 12, until Monday, October 14. The show will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day on the Village Green, on the corner of Mill Road and Main Street. More than 65 artists and craftspeople will be in attendance. For more information, visit www.westhamptonchamber.com.

Quogue Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 will host its annual golf tournament on Tuesday, October 15, at the Rock Hill Golf and Country Club on Clancy Road in Manorville. The cost is $200 per player, which gets you 18 holes of golf with a cart, a continental breakfast, buffet dinner with a two-hour open bar, plus tons of prizes and raffles. For more information or to register, email Mike McMahon at boomie6607@aol.com or Gary Tetrault at vfwgarytet@yahoo.com.

Family Service League will host its fourth annual Harvest Wine Tasting on Friday, October 18, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue. There will be fine wines to taste, hors d’oeuvres to nosh on, live music to help get your groove on, and plenty of raffle prizes to win.

This event kicks off FSL’s Project Toy, a special holiday program that provides assistance to the less fortunate. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased by calling (631) 647-3100 or emailing tbiondo@fsl-li.org.

On The Calendar

Thursday, October 24: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island is teaming up with the Rotary Club of Westhampton and sponsoring a poker and blackjack tournament fundraiser at the Hotel Indigo, located at 1830 West Main Street in Riverhead. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the tournament at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $100 per player and that includes an open bar, food and entry fee.

Friday, October 25: The Westhampton United Methodist Church will host a barbecue, starting at 5:30 p.m., to raise money for its heating oil fund. There will be barbecue chicken, clam pie, meatloaf, homemade side dishes and dessert. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and younger. Call Pastor Bob at (631) 288-1478.

Saturday, October 26: Nancy Burner and Associates will hold the second annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s and fall festival at 9 a.m. on the Village Green in Westhampton Beach.

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