Westhampton Community Notes, October 9


The folks at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, located at 90 Meeting House Road on Quiogue, invites the community to welcome their new director of music and organist, William Roslak.Mr. Roslak is a 2013 graduate of the Westminster Choir College and a native of the North Fork. He will perform his inaugural concert tonight, Thursday, October 9, starting at 7 p.m., at the church. His performance will feature works by Bach, Vierne, Tournemire and Liszt.

Mr. Roslak replaces Linda Howard-Kloepfer, who led the church’s choir and played the organ there since 1976. Admission is free and all are welcome to tonight’s performance.

Next weekend, the Westhampton Presbyterian Church will host its famous Rummage and Bag Sale, as well as its annual scrap metal drive. The rummage sale runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, October 17, and the church’s famous “Bag Sale,” when you can fill up a bag of goodies for only $5, runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 18.

The scrap metal drive will be held on Saturday, October 18, and runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. also at the church. You can stop on down between those hours and drop off all of your scrap metal, including steel, copper and aluminum, as well as old appliances, such as air conditioners, for donation. For more information about these events, please call the church at (631) 288-2576.

The inaugural Dune Road Walk for Parkinson’s Research will be held this Saturday, October 11. The almost half-marathon begins at 8 a.m. at Rogers Beach, located at 105 Dune Road in Westhampton Beach, and participants will head west on Dune Road to Cupsogue Beach before returning to Rogers, for a grand total of 12 miles. If you wish to walk, you can register by emailing DuneRoadWalkForParkinsons@gmail.com.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westhampton will host its third annual Westhampton Beach Oyster Festival down at the Westhampton Beach Marina this Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The main objective of the festival is to raise awareness about protecting our local waterways—though attendees can also enjoy some seafood delicacies and have some fun! There will be live music, a pirate show, pumpkin painting, a chowder contest, craft beer and more.

Admission to the festival is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Donations will go to the preservation of our local waterways. If it rains, the festival will be held on Sunday, October 12, at the same time. Visit www.WHBOysterFest.com for all of the details.

Also happening this weekend is the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show on the Village Green. The show runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, and Sunday, October 12. More than 60 artists and craftspeople will be in attendance, selling everything from furniture to photographs.

To help you get around the village a little easier throughout the day on Saturday, there will be a free shuttle bus—called the Hampton Hopper—to take you around to all the different activities.

Also happening on Saturday, October 11, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will host the second annual Family FilmFest. The program will include live action and animated shorts that are perfect for children age 5 and older. Showings will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the PAC, and there is no charge. Visit www.whbpac.org for more information.

The Friends of the Westhampton Free Library will hold its annual book sale over Columbus Day weekend to help support library programs. Stop by the library this Friday, October 10, between 5 and 9 p.m., Saturday, October 11, between 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 12, from noon until 4 p.m. They will have a large collection of popular fiction, cookbooks and gardening books.

The Westhampton United Methodist Church, located at 116 Montauk Highway, will host a chicken dinner and gospel concert on Friday, October 17. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years of age and younger. The free concert, featuring the Glorification Singers, will start at 7:30 p.m. There will be free on-site babysitting for those in need. Call (631) 288-7746.

The third annual Walk for Alzheimer’s Disease and Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 18, in Westhampton Beach. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. on the Village Green, opening ceremonies will commence at 9 a.m., and the walk will start at 10 a.m. Following the walk, there will be a fall festival held on the green, with lunch and entertainment. Visit www.adrcinc.org for details.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located on the corner of Main Street and Potunk Lane in the village, will host pianist Joan Rowland for a concert on Saturday, October 18. The show starts at 4:30 p.m.

Ms. Rowland will perform piano favorites from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Schumann—to name a few. Tickets are $20 each and will be sold at the door; there is no charge for students and children. A wine-and-cheese reception will follow the performance. Need more info? Call (631) 288-2111.

The Southampton Business Alliance will hold a networking event at Starr Boggs, located on Parlato Drive in Westhampton Beach, on Wednesday, October 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kevin Law, president and CEO of the Long Island Association, will be the special guest and speak about the LIA’s current projects and initiatives. Wine and appetizers will be served. The cost is $35 per person. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 16, at www.southamptonalliance.org, if you plan on attending.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and the Rotary Club of Westhampton will host their annual East End Poker and Blackjack night on Thursday, October 23, at the Hotel Indigo, 1830 West Main Street in Riverhead. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $100 per player, which gets you entered in the poker or blackjack tournaments, as well as dinner and an open bar. If you don’t play cards, tickets cost $65 for dinner and drinks. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register, visit www.bbbsli.org and click on the “East End Poker and Blackjack” link.

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