Westhampton Community Notes, November 6


I have a love/hate relationship with the month of November. I love it because I get to take some time off from work to celebrate my birthday and Thanksgiving with family and friends. But I am not a fan of turning the clocks back to standard time.For the next five months, it will be dark by the time I close the office at 5 p.m. and, with that, usually comes a noticeable drop in temperatures. So, here’s to celebrating the holidays, staying warm and looking forward to March when we spring the clocks ahead.

The Cadette Girl Scout Troop 333 of Westhampton will be selling nuts and candy at the Westhampton Beach Farmers Market this coming Saturday, November 8. They will be at the market, held in the municipal lot off Mill Road, from 9 a.m. until noon that day and raising money for their respective Silver Award projects. (The girls have not yet decided what they will be undertaking for their awards.)

Also, please note that there are only a few weeks left to enjoy the Westhampton Beach Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The final market of the year will be on November 22, giving you just enough time to stock up for those Thanksgiving meals.

Westhampton Beach High School thespians will be performing the play “The 39 Steps” three times over this coming weekend. Showtimes are as follows: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 9.

All performances will be in the auditorium of the high school on Lilac Lane. There is no charge for tickets and all are welcome—just make sure you get there early if you want a good seat.

The Westhampton Free Library, located at 7 Library Avenue in Westhampton Beach, will host a book signing for former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy next Saturday, November 15. Mr. Levy will be signing copies of his new book, “Bias in the Media,” starting at noon. He will also discuss highlights of the book during a question-and-answer period. There is no charge to attend.

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with Southampton Town Senior Services, will hold their fourth annual performance of “Melodies and Memories” on Sunday, November 23. The performance begins at 3:30 p.m. and there is no charge to attend; as always, tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

This year’s theme is “Hooray for Hollywood” and senior citizens from around the area will perform some of Hollywood’s most unforgettable songs, like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Moon River” and “Hooray for Hollywood.” They will also be telling stories of love, loss and lives well lived. For more information, please visit www.whbpac.org.

The Westhampton Presbyterian Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea at the church, located at 90 Meeting House Road, on Saturday, December 6, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. Silver tea will be served. There will also be baked goods as well fresh green wreaths, jewelry and gift items available for purchase. Call (631) 288-2576 for more information.

The annual Westhampton Beach Holiday Winterfest will also be held on Saturday, December 6. The festivities start at 10:30 a.m. with holiday movies for the kids at the Hampton Arts Twin Theater by the traffic circle. (It’s weird not to type “Six Corners” anymore.) Then, starting at noon, shops around the village will host craft and holiday treat stations, all while offering special discounts.

You can also visit Santa in the gazebo on the Village Green from noon until 3 p.m., and Mrs. Claus will be reading stories at the Westhampton Free Library, over on Library Avenue, starting at 3 p.m.

Also scheduled that evening is Westhampton Beach’s annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting ceremony, which is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. on the Village Green. Members of the Westhampton Beach High School Chorus and the Hampton Synagogue’s Youth Choir will be singing some festive songs. And don’t forget to grab a free hot cocoa and cookies while waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus, who will leave his sled at home and arrive on a fire truck that evening. Visit www.whbcc.org for additional details on that day’s festivities.

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