East Quogue Community Notes, August 21

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It’s the August event that we’ve all been waiting for! The annual chicken barbecue at the East Quogue United Methodist Church is only a few days away and, as always, organizers have put together an absolutely mouth-watering menu: chicken, corn-on-the-cob, homemade salads, watermelon, rolls and drinks.Don’t miss this wonderful and delicious summer tradition that takes place under the old oak trees at the Montauk Highway church this coming Saturday, August 23, from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults. Chicken nuggets are also on the menu for children. Youth tickets (ages 4 to 10) cost $10 each; kids 3 and younger eat for free.

For additional information, make sure you give Peggy Sanders a buzz at (631) 834-4778.

And, speaking of epicurean delights, the lyrics to The Archies’ blockbuster 1969 hit song, “Sugar, Sugar,” kept happily running through my head when I visited Sugar Sugar in Quogue the other day: “Sugar, oh, honey, honey, you are my candy girl and you got me wanting you.”

The only difference is, instead of candy, the delectable sweet treats are divine cupcakes and beautifully decorated cookies, as well as scones, mini-pies and tartlets. And, yes, for candy lovers, there are marvelous chocolate truffles.

Sugar Sugar is located at 152 Jessup Avenue in Quogue. You can also get a sneak peek of their sweet treats at www.sugarsugarcustomcakes.com.

Accolades for our amazing collegians are still coming in and, this week, congratulations go out to Jennifer Marie Beglane who made the dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island. Way to go, Jennifer.

Switching gears, a strange thing happened to me the other day. My phone rang, and when I checked my caller ID, there, on the display screen, was my name and my telephone number. Of course, my curiosity was quite piqued and my impulse was to immediately pick up the phone but, fortunately, I had recently read about a scam known as “caller ID spoofing” and I did not answer.

Unbelievably, after some online research, I found out that there are simple apps for this telephone sleight of hand whereby callers can deliberately falsify the telephone number and name displayed on your caller ID information screen in order to disguise their true identity. It seems that identity thieves also replace their own names and telephone numbers with those from police departments, banks, credit card companies and government agencies to try to lure unsuspecting victims into giving them sensitive information, such as bank account or financial account numbers, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and mother’s maiden names.

So, please be extremely careful with whom you share your information.

Just in case you missed last week’s column, the highly regarded Hampton Theatre Company will host a benefit cocktail party this Sunday, August 24, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Quogue Field Club junior sports clubhouse on Club Lane in Quogue. The event is being held in celebration of the organization’s upcoming 30th anniversary. Organizers intend to announce that evening the lineup for the company’s 2014-15 season. Additionally, the event will feature live music and hors d’oeuvres from the finest East End caterers and restaurateurs, as well as wines from Long Island vineyards.

Tickets range from $150 to $1,000, with different reward incentives for different donor levels. For tickets and more information, please visit www.hamptontheatre.org or send an email to info@hamptontheatre.org. Checks payable to the “Hampton Theatre Company” may also be mailed to PO Box 400, Quogue, NY 11959.

On The Calendar

Saturday, August 23: The Quogue Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 will host its annual arts, crafts and gifts outdoor fair, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., at its headquarters, 125 Montauk Highway in Quogue. The event typically features approximately 90 vendors, and there will be a cash raffle and Chinese auction. The rain date is Sunday, August 24. Call (631) 728-1367 or (631) 653-9898.

Friday, August 29: Artists’ reception, starting at 5 p.m., for the invitational group show, “Clothing Optional,” at the Remsenburg Academy located at 130 South Country Road in Remsenburg. (Yours truly will be exhibiting a unique 400-piece stained glass panel.) Wine and cheese will be served and everyone is invited to attend this free event.

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