East Hampton Community Notes, September 11, 2014

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Let alone having gorgeous weather, we can now make left turns! What a wonderful weekend in the Hamptons. This is the best time of year. Even though the weekends tend to get more crowded, it is nothing compared to August crowds.The East Hampton Library is looking for volunteers to assist senior citizens in preparing Income Tax Returns. You will need to commit four hours a week from February 1 to April 15, 2015. There will be three days of computer training and three days of tax law training, generally in January.

The only experience you will need is having completed personal Fed and NYS Income Tax Returns in the past. If you are interested, call Ray at 331-9273.

Tonight at the library, from 6 to 7 p.m., the Mystery Book Group will meet to discuss “The Caller” by Karin Fossum.

On Saturday, from 1 to 2 p.m., join the library for a discussion of “The Solar System” conducted by Solar System Ambassador William Taylor, who was recently nominated by noted author Dava Sobel. The Solar System Ambassadors Program is a public outreach program designed to work with motivated volunteers across the nation. These volunteers communicate the excitement of space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities.

The library is looking for donations of used Legos for their new Lego Club. The program will meet on Mondays, starting September 22, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This program is for kindergarten through grade 5. Contact Alexandra in the Children’s Department if you have any questions, call 324-0222 ext. 2, or email alex@easthamptonlibrary.org. For adult programs, please register at the Adult Reference Desk, call 324-0222 ext. 3, or email reference@easthamptonlibrary.org.

Guild Hall has posted its new fall workshops for children. On Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m., from September 18 to November 13 (No class October 9) will be Comedy Improv Boot Camp, for ages nine to 15. Through exciting games, students of every level will develop unique characters and comic timing, build confidence, learn to work in a team, and have fun. The class will culminate with a performance that includes audience participation in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Instructor Jenna Mate is a teaching artist and founding member of the Nantucket Comedy Improv Troupe. She has studied improv with Gary Austin, founder of LA’s premiere improv group The Groundlings.

Kate Mueth and The Neo-Political Cowgirls present Cowgirls Theater Company, for girls age eight to 15. The workshop will meet on Saturdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., on October 4, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22 and Sunday, November 23. Students create and direct personalized dance theater pieces developed through journaling and improvisational movement games. Individuals share to whatever extent they desire while telling their stories through dance, gesture, movement and text put to music. This process is deeply personal yet private and safe for exploration within a group. The workshop culminates in a performance on Monday, November 24, at 7 p.m.

To register for the either workshop, contact Jennifer at 324-0806 x25 or jennifer@guildhall.org.

At Guild Hall on Saturday, at 7 p.m., is Instant Wine Cellar: A FUNdraiser to Bring the Bard to the Drew!

Your ticket to enter is either $20 or a $20-or-more bottle of wine. Buy raffle tickets inside to win every single bottle brought that night. Wine tastings, delicious nosh, and live entertainment culminate in the final drawing. For tickets and information, e-mail RoundTableTC@gmail.com.

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, Mike Bottini, naturalist and author, will lead a Georgica Pond Nature Paddle. Last year, 2013, was not a good year for Monarch butterflies. How will they do in 2014? Learn about the life history of this fascinating creature as you paddle to the Georgica Pond “gut” to look for Monarchs. This paddle is timed to coincide with peak Monarch migration. Participants must call 537-9735 for reservations and information about meeting places. Reservations are required for all events.

Enjoy.

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