East Hampton Community Notes, November 14

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This Saturday, you can help keep East Hampton Village beautiful. The LVIS is calling all members and friends to help with the semi-annual Cleanup Day, from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Please bring a broom or a rake and a dust pan and help clean up in the Business District.Meet promptly at 9:45 a.m., at Herrick Park, on Newtown Lane, across from the middle school for your assignments, and pick up your plastic gloves and trash bags. Pam Cataletto and Cathy Humphrey will lead the brigade and give all needed instructions. There is no rain date.

The holidays are coming and it is the season of giving. Every Monday, the East Hampton Library hosts the Teen Knit Lit group, which invites everyone to join in on this community service project for the holidays. Knit (or buy) hats, mittens, and scarves and hang them on the tree, which will be set up in the library’s lobby the day after Thanksgiving. Items will be donated to the Retreat. Teens may join the group on Mondays,from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and adult knitters meet on Mondays, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The library is also designated to be the official Toys for Tots drop-off spot. Please leave your donated toys in the collection box in the main lobby of the library. Donated toys should be new and unwrapped. Donations will be collected until Wednesday, December 4.

This Thursday is the start of a four-week workshop, “Meandering in the mind of Nabokov,” with author Kara Westerman, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the library.

The workshop will have you reading and discussing ‘Lolita,’ the book Nabokov called, “A highly moral affair.” On the third Thursday, Kubrick’s masterpiece adaptation of the book will be screened. The participants will discuss language, point of view, and translation from text to the texture of film.

Kara Westerman has been a writer and editor for more than 15 years. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NYU in 1985 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in creative writing. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Ohio Review, the anthology, Submerged: Tales From the Basin, and The East Hampton Star. Sign up at the Reference Desk, call 324-0222 ext. 3, or email reference@easthamptonlibrary.org.

The East Hampton Historical Society has re-issued a limited edition of Claus Hoie Holiday Cards. The cards were produced with the help of the Helen & Claus Hoie Charitable Foundation. One of the Hoie paintings is of Town Pond with skaters. The other is a view of Mulford Farm, the Hook Windmill, and Home Sweet Home in a perfect snowstorm with a golden light in just one window of the farmhouse.

Proceeds benefit the education committee of the East Hampton Historical Society and the price is $25 for a box of 12 cards, 6 of each design. Cards can be purchased at the society’s office, 101 Main Street, and at several participating merchants in the village. For more information, call the office at 324-6850.

On Friday, at 6:30 p.m., is the return of the Lantern Tour, where East Hampton Village Historian Hugh King and his wife, Loretta Orion, will reenact the life and lore of the accused witch, Goody Garlick. While visiting her haunts along East Hampton’s Main Street. Participants will meet actors portraying Lion Gardiner, Elizabeth Howell, Thomas Baker, and John Winthrop Jr., all major characters in the Goody Garlick witchcraft case that roiled the town in 1657. The tour will last about an hour and a half. Meet at Clinton Academy Museum. Admission is $15 by reservation only at 324-6850.

On Sunday, at 2 p.m., the winner of the 73rd Annual Guild Hall Members Exhibition (2011), Christa Maiwald, will lead a tour of her exhibition “Short Stories and Other Embroideries.”

For the past 13 years, Christa has used fiber in the form of embroidered imagery to tell her narrative. Her work focuses on people, whether young adolescents, comedians, blue-chip artists or notorious dictators. The images are embroidered on bedspreads, pillows, embroidery hoops, lampshades, chair seats or simply framed. They make various social statements and tell their story in a unique, often tongue-and-cheek way. Christa Maiwald has a B.F.A. in Painting and Sculpture from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, 1971 and an M.F.A., in Sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1973. Ms. Maiwald is an East Hampton-based artist who has lived and worked here for the last 30 years. Gallery Talk is free with museum admission. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, January 5. $7 Suggested Admission. Enjoy.

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