Westhampton Community Notes, October 17

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Congratulations go out this week to four Westhampton Beach High School students: Alexandra Fee, Luke Jurow, Katherine Pulsonetti and Connor Regan, all of whom were recognized for their musical ability. Alexandra, Katherine and Luke were selected to perform with the New York State School Music Association All-State performance ensemble in Rochester the weekend of December 5 through 8. Connor was chosen to perform in a National Association for Music Education All-National ensemble in Nashville from October 27 to 30. Congratulations to you all and good luck with your performances.Speaking of music, the Church of the Immaculate Conception will hold a musical concert celebrating 100 years of music in honor of the church’s 100th anniversary celebration. It will be held on Friday, October 18, in the church located on Main Road on Quiogue. There will be many varieties of chants and hymns, including Gregorian, Latin, Marian and Polish to enjoy.

Over at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located at 40 Main Street in Westhampton Beach, pianist Joan Rowland will perform a concert of Bach, Mozart, Liszt and Chopin on Saturday, October 19, at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, which includes a wine and cheese reception following the performance. Children and students will be admitted free of charge.

The 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 may be purchased by calling (631) 647-3100 or emailing tbiondo@fsl-li.org.

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

The Westhampton United Methodist Church will host a barbecue at the church on Friday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. Organizers are trying to raise money for the church’s heating oil fund. There will be barbecue chicken, clam pie, meatloaf, as well as homemade side dishes and dessert. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and younger. For more information, call Pastor Bob at (631) 288-1478.

Do you have a relative, a friend or a co-worker who is having an impact in our community? The Southampton Press wants you to hear about how their actions benefit the lives of others and the local community. To nominate someone, write a brief, compelling story about the individual, what distinguishes them from others and highlight how the nominee’s actions benefit the lives of others.

The Press will choose one nominee to honor with its Community First award and will profile that person in our Hamptons Holiday supplement and make a donation to the winner’s charity. Send your nominations to Kim Covell at kim@pressnewsgroup.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 25.

Nancy Burner and Associates will be holding its second annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26. The walk will begin and end on the Village Green here in Westhampton Beach, where the festival will be held until 5 p.m. It all kicks off at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, visit www.burnerlaw.com.

The annual fundraising dinner to benefit the local food pantry—hosted by the local altruistic trio of the Westhampton Rotary, Westhampton Kiwanis and the Father Slomski Council of the Knights of Columbus—will be held on Saturday, October 26. The Church of the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, located at 580 Main Road on Quiogue, will be the venue and the event will run from 5 until 8 p.m.

Dinner will be prepared by Sydney’s “Taylor Made” Cuisine, dessert will be provided by Shock Ice Cream and there will also be some delicious Hampton Coffee on hand. Tickets are $17 for adults if purchased in advance ($20 at the door) and $8 for children. A family discount is also available. You can purchase tickets at Lynne’s Cards and Gifts, Flowers by Rori, the Hentschel Agency and the Immaculate Conception rectory. If you attend, please bring a nonperishable food item to help stock the food pantry.

Quogue Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 has changed the date of its annual golf tournament to Tuesday, October 29. It will still be held at 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.

The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce, the Westhampton Beach Elementary School PTA, the Westhampton Beach Middle School PTO, the Quogue Elementary School PTA, and the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School PTO are collaborating to help put together the annual Westhampton Beach Halloween Parade. The parade will start at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, at the Westhampton Beach Elementary School and make its way down Mill Road to Main Street for trick-or-treating until 5 p.m.

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Friday, November 15: Human Understanding and Growth Seminars, Inc. (HUGS) will hold a conference about Strengthening Communities from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center located on East Main Street in Riverhead.

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