Quogue Community Notes, October 10

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Southampton Town Historian Zach Studenroth will be on hand to discuss the benefits and significance of historic districts at an open meeting of the Steering Committee for Preservation in Quogue to be held on Saturday, October 12, at 2 p.m., in the courtroom of the Quogue Village Hall.The committee is proposing to honor Quogue’s wonderful history by creating two historic districts and applying for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Committee members have said, perhaps in an effort to allay the fears of property owners interested in flexibility when it comes to renovations and remodeling, that designating a house as a “contributing” property in a listed historic district is purely honorific and will impose no restrictions whatsoever on residents’ ability to make changes on their property as they deem appropriate.

Save the date: The Quogue Historical Society will hold a Holiday House Tour fundraiser on Saturday, December 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. Details to come; for information about the QHS, email info@quoguehistory.org or visit www.quoguehistory.org.

Readers are asked to keep in mind that volunteers are needed to help with the Spooky Walks and Enchanted Forest programs coming up very soon at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Adults, families and teens 16 and up who are interested in volunteering should contact the Nature Center right away, as everyone participating must fill out an application and volunteer assignments need to be arranged by Tuesday, October 15.

The QWR needs more than 100 volunteers ready to serve as actors, guides, ticket takers, decorators, security, parking lot crew, builders, artists, photographers, and set-up and clean-up crew. Call the refuge at (631) 653-4771 to see how you can help out and to schedule a volunteer meeting.

Village residents are reminded to stay alert on the roads on Monday, October 14, when the Quogue School will be closed in observance of Columbus Day. On Tuesday, October 15, the fall enrichment program at the school will get under way. And on Thursday, October 17, there will be a “Folk & Pie” Harvest Festival at the school at 6:30 p.m. for students in grades one through six.

Over at the Double Rainbow store on Jessup Avenue, it’s that time of year—in spite of the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having—when the ice cream is gone and Godiva chocolates are taking over the spotlight in the sweet treats department, right next door to the specialty toys and games.

This week, according to Grace, Double Rainbow’s charming proprietress, the store will be getting in the dark chocolate assortment boxes and the milk, dark and white chocolate Godiva gold ballotin assortments. Next week: truffles.

Alan Pederson, well-know songwriter, performer, speaker, entertainer and bereaved parent, will be bringing his Angels Across the USA tour to Hampton Bays for a Compassionate Friends concert at Red Creek Park from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 18. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door; make checks payable to “The Compassionate Friends” and mail to Karen Corley, PO Box 998, Miller Place, NY 11764.

The concert is being presented by the Twin Forks Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, an international organization offering understanding and support to families following the death of a child. The Twin Forks Chapter of this 40-year-old organization was founded eight years ago and meets on the third Friday of the month at the United Methodist Church in East Quogue.

For more information about The Compassionate Friends or the October 18 concert, call Karen at (631) 473-0862 or Pamela Rae at (631) 275-0460.

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