Hampton Bays Community Notes, November 7

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Do you love the opera? Well, now’s your chance to see the Metropolitan Opera live, via satellite simulcast, right here in Hampton Bays at the United Artists Theater at 119 West Montauk Highway.According to my Google resources, the original idea for presenting opera in this way came from the general manager of the Met, Peter Gelb, in 2006. “The Met: Live in HD” is a unique opportunity for people to experience world-class opera in their local community at affordable prices that the whole family can enjoy.

“Tosca,” an Italian opera by Giacomo Puccini, will air this Saturday, November 9, at 12:55 p.m. General admission is $25, senior citizens pay $23 and children’s tickets cost $19. If you miss the live performance, you can still catch it on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. Call (631) 728-8251 or stop by the theater for more details and a listing of future shows.

Congratulations to “Puppy Penitentiary,” aka “The Chain Gang!” Members of this group took first place in the 13th annual Little Lucy’s Pet Parade that was recently held in Southampton Village.

Leaders of the pack include Molly, Harley, Stella and Bella. They were accompanied by Jim Ryan, Jean Stubelek, Carol Boye and Madeleine “Leiney” Piro, all of Hampton Bays, and Isabella Moschetta of Southampton. Pat Hurley, owner of Little Lucy’s Canine Couture, donated all proceeds from the event to the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.

And while I am on the subject of our animal shelter, the Hampton Bays Public Library’s Teen and Children’s departments hosted several events throughout the months of September and October to raise money for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. The kids presented them with a check for $2,125. Wow!

Happy birthday to Pastor John Kenreich. John’s big day is today, Thursday, November 7. Jay Baucum’s day to shine is tomorrow, Friday, November 8. And Bob Costanzo will be enjoying his day sailing out on the bay on Saturday, November 9.

Saoria and Caelinn Scully were so successful with this fundraiser last year that they decided to hold it again this year. The girls are hosting a Family Trivia Fundraiser on Saturday, November 9, from 3 until 5 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 31 East Montauk Highway. The donation is $10 per person and all proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

There will be photo questions, audio questions, word puzzles and general trivia questions at different levels, so children of all ages will be able to participate. To register your team, call Liz Scully at (631) 728-7737 or email etromble@optonline.net. Kids helping other kids—how great is that!

The East End Hospice Bereavement Care Team is offering a free “Coping Through the Holidays for Adults and Children” program on Wednesday, November 20, from 5:30 until 7 p.m., at the Riverhead Free Library at 330 Court Street in Riverhead.

The children’s session is for ages 5 through 17 and that will be held on the main level of the library, in the Children’s Room. The adult session will be offered in the Stage Room on the lower level. You can register by calling (631) 288-8400 or by sending an email to ddifolco@eeh.org.

On The Calendar

Saturday, November 9: Poets Rising Group, 1-3 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Call (631) 728-4637 or (631) 728-6241.

Saturday, November 9: Eastern Long Island Audubon Society annual seed sale, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the Nature Center at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road in Quogue. Bay Gardens will be selling bird-related gift ideas for the ornithologist in your life.

Tuesday, November 12: The League of Women Voters program on “The Changing Role of Women in the Military: Viet Nam to Afghanistan,” 6:45 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Guest speakers are LWV board member Susan Wilson and Susan Soto, the commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7009 in Southampton.

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