Eastport Community Notes, November 7


Not one trick-or-treater on Halloween. And you know what that means: A whole bowl of Snickers bars staring me in the face. And I chose last week to be “sugar-free.” HELP!Actually, I did not waiver and did not eat a single Snickers bar! So what this means is that my co-workers will have to suffer through a whole bag of chocolate. I think they can do it. I did carve a pumpkin even though this was the first Halloween I did not have the kids home. I just could not let the day go by without having a jack-o-lantern flickering on the front porch. I took photos on my new iPad and sent them to the family.

Eastport Music Scene on Montauk Highway in Eastport, in conjunction with Fender Instrument Corp. and Unwanted NYC Pets, is hosting a special event at the shop on Saturday, November 16. The event is a fund-raiser for Unwanted NYC Pets.

Tom Peterson, owner of the shop, invites everyone to stop by for refreshments and to make a donation to the cause. Anyone who makes a donation will be eligible to win a Fender Stratocaster guitar!

Don’t forget to bring your guitar or bass for a “tune-up” and new strings. There will be free demonstrations and clinics throughout the day. Call (631) 325-6972 for more information or e-mail Tom at thescene@optonline.net. Unwanted NYC Pets is a nonprofit organization that rescues and finds homes for animals. Visit www.unwantednycpets.org for additional details about the organization.

The theater department at the Eastport South Manor High School will present Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” the weekend of November 15-17. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and there will be a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m. Tickets are now on sale through the school website, www.esmonline.org.

The ESM Music Boosters will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 12, at 7:15 p.m., at the junior-senior high school. All parents of high school music students are encouraged to attend.

The Eastport Fire Department is hosting its famous buffet breakfasts during the month of November at the Union Avenue firehouse, from 8 a.m. until noon on Sundays. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for kids age five to 12. Tickets will be available at the door and all proceeds will benefit the fire department.

The Westhampton Free Library is promoting a Toys for Tots program now through December 15. If you donate a toy you will be eligible to win four movie passes or a Lego set! The library, which is located on Library Avenue in Westhampton Beach, will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, November 11.

ESM celebrated Red Ribbon Week October 28 through November 1. Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign that promotes healthy choices and drug prevention. Each school within the district developed its own programs to engage students, keeping consistent with ESM’s comprehensive district-wide alcohol and substance abuse prevention program. Way to go, ESM!

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