The time is drawing to a close to nominate a special someone for the Press’s annual Community First Award. If you know someone who is having an impact on our community, please consider telling The Press about that person. It can be a neighbor, friend, relative or a co-worker and we want to hear about how his or her actions benefit the lives of others and the local community. It can be someone who has been nominated in the past but did not win. To nominate someone, write a brief, compelling story about the individual, what distinguishes his or her from others and highlight how the nominee’s actions benefit the lives of others. A donation will be made to an organization affiliated with the winner, who will be featured in our Hamptons Holiday publication. Email nominations, no later than October 24, to firstname.lastname@example.org.LongHouse has posted its autumn hours. You can see the beautiful gardens in their autumnal splendor on Saturdays, October 18 through November 29 from noon to 3 p.m. LongHouse is also open by appointment on other days. Call 329-3568 to schedule an appointment. While there, ask to meet their horticulturist, Alex Feleppa, who will be on hand to answer questions on LongHouse plantings and offer tips on home gardening.
Townline BBQ has announced the return of its popular Quiz Night, every Thursday at 7 p.m. Each participant pays a $10 fee, which is put in the pot for the grand prize. Teams of five people may be formed in advance or will be formed at the event with single players. The topics will vary, with general trivia always a topic and other categories such as pop culture, food trivia, music art, geography, famous people and/or a picture round. Prizes will also be awarded throughout the evening. All saloon quiz participants will receive a 10 percent discount on non-promotional food to participants during the quiz.
On Friday, at 1 p.m., there will be a tour of the EH Recycling center, located at 260 Springs-Fireplace Road. Tours are by reservation only, so please reserve your spot today by contacting Deb Klughers at Keepinitgreen@optonline.net. You are asked to wear closed toe shoes, and, of course, dress for an awesome outdoor activity. The tours will take about an hour, and will be guided by the amazing recycling facilities experts.
Saturday, at noon, Guild Hall will have a half-hour lecture that accompanies The Met: Live in HD screening of Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro, where accomplished composer and dynamic speaker Victoria Bond reveals insights into the opera’s story and the artistry of the music. Victoria Bond, a major force in 21st century concert music, leads a dual career as composer and conductor. Her compositions have been praised by The New York Times as “powerful, stylistically varied and technically demanding” and her conducting has been called “impassioned” by The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Bond produces Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival in New York and is a frequent lecturer for the New York Philharmonic. Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office 3 hours prior to curtain; theatermania.com; or 1 (866) 811-4111.
Join Guild Hall, at 5:30 p.m., for the Opening Reception of two spectacular exhibitions: Mary Ellen Bartley: Leaning Above the Page, 19 photographic meditations from the Top Honors Winner in the 2012 Artists Members Exhibition, and New Additions to the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection 2010-2014. This includes artists Jennifer Bartlett, Victor Caglioti, Jack Ceglic, Chuck Close, Carolyn Conrad, Robert Dash, Rafael Ferrer, Eric Fischl, Cornelia Foss, Ellen Frank, Ralph Gibson, April Gornik, Bernard Gotfryd, Robert Harms, Mary Heilmann, Claus Hoie, Bryan Hunt, William King, Gloria Kisch, Barbara Kruger, Christa Maiwald, Jane Martin, Mercedes Matter, Thomas Moran, Jeff Muhs, Ruth Nasca, Costantino Nivola, Alfonso Ossorio, Betty Parsons, Joel Perlman, Joe Pintauro, Daniel Pollera, Larry Rivers, Clifford Ross, David Salle, Joel Shapiro, Drew Shiflett, Racelle Strick, Susan Vecsey, Esteban Vicente, Frank Wimberley, and Larry Zox.