Southampton Community Notes, October 31


Happy Halloween Southampton! If you didn’t have a chance to get in on the early holiday festivities, don’t worry, there are still plenty of parties and activities to get your ghostly grooves on this week.The village does a great job of getting into the haunted holiday spirit and blocks off Elm Street every year so kids of all ages can safely go trick-or-treating. The “Nightmare on Elm Street” starts this afternoon at 3 p.m. I hear the village has expanded the “nightmare” to include several of the surrounding blocks and some of the neighborhood hot spots are even getting in on the action and passing out candy.

Teens can take a break from candy gathering and head on over to the Rogers Memorial Library on Windmill Lane for a Costume Party and Contest from 4 to 5 p.m. Admission is free and there will be plenty of fun and treats to be had. Call for details at (631) 283-0774.

Grown-ups can head on over to the Southampton Publick House for its annual Halloween Party hosted by WEHM’s DJ Anthony, tonight, starting at 9 p.m. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded for best costume and the evening will feature $3 Pumpkin Ales, drink specials and more. $10 admission gets you in the door. My husband and I are attending a house party nearby and I have a sneaking suspicion that the whole shindig will end up on the front porch of the Publick House before the night is over.

Don’t put those costumes away just yet! 230 Elm will host its own Nightmare on Elm Street Costume Party on Saturday, November 2, starting at 10 p.m. DJ, costume contest with prizes and more. Get there early; admission is $10 before midnight and $15 afterward.

After all the Halloween fun is over it’s time to get back to business, and this week it’s all about politics.

Get out to vote on Tuesday, November 5! This is your chance to make your opinion count and pick the candidates that you feel will represent you and your best interests for the next couple of years. From finding an affordable place to live, to the health and safety of our waterways and beaches or whether or not your fall leaves get collected, these men and women are your voice, and every decision they make affects your daily life in this town. As evident by the previous Bishop v. Altschuler races and this year’s Conservative Party primaries, every vote counts, so cast your ballot!

The North Sea Community Association will hold a meeting on Monday, November 4, starting at 7 p.m. at the North Sea Community House on the corner of Straight Path and Noyac Road in North Sea. At the meeting an open discussion of the group’s upcoming Christmas fundraiser and a discussion of their own slate of officers for 2014 will be held.

Southampton Hospital always offers a wealth of programs to keep the community happy and healthy and this week is no exception. Adults can avoid the long lines at the doctor’s office and get a free flu shot on Friday, November 8, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parrish Hall next door to the hospital. Even if you are one of those lucky people that never seem to get hit by the flu, you can be a carrier and can get others in your house or office sick. Get yours before its too late.

At The Library

Carol O’Connor will lead a workshop making beaded eyeglass lariats at the Rogers Memorial Library on Saturday, November 2, at 3 p.m. There is a $10 fee for this class.

Croatian-born pianist Dalia Lazar will perform a concert of works by Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin on Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. Praised for her “noble and poetic playing,” Miss Lazar has performed extensively worldwide as a soloist and a chamber musician.

Travel agent/world traveler Ben Pastore will talk about seven less-famous but must-see places to visit that span seven continents on Monday, November 4, at 5:30 p.m.

Larry Strickland will offer a series of classes for citizenship preparation on six Tuesdays at 7 p.m., beginning on November 5, in the library’s Cooper Hall classroom. No registration is required, but a $10 book fee will be collected at the door.

Valerie diLorenzo will lead Mac computer users through a review of the basics of their computer in three classes beginning on Thursday, November 7, at noon. The classes will cover a tour of the Mac, emailing, using the internet, and more. There is a $15 fee for this class.

Doreen Corwith Eckert, yoga/holistic wellness instructor, will offer a talk about getting better sleep on Friday, November 8, at 10:15 a.m.

Certified Kripalu yoga instructor Mary Sammon will teach an introduction to chair yoga on Saturday, November 9, at 1 p.m. Vinyasa yoga instructor Vinnie McGann will conduct an introduction to yoga for men at 3 p.m. Both classes are free.

Alice Yaker, director of community outreach for the New York State Department of Health, will present the basics of the newly formed Health Plan Marketplace choices on Thursday, November 7, at 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday, November 9, at 10:30 a.m.

To register for any program, contact (631) 283-0774, ext. 523, or visit

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