Water Mill Community Notes, November 6

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We were left scratching our head early in the evening last Friday when our huge bucket of Halloween candy was still half full. In the past, at that time of night, we would be panicking and thinking about heading out for a refill, but this year it was very quiet. A few dozen groups of kids and a couple of lone kids with their parents somewhere in the darkness of the yard knocked on our door. We loved seeing them all, especially those out for their very first trick-or-treat in their adorable costumes.Here’s a heads-up about a truly fun event staged by the Water Mill Community Club: Gather some friends, fill up the gas tank, and head out for an evening of competitive fun, the annual adult and teen (16 and older) Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, November 15. Members and guests are welcome and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. The committee who puts this together puts a lot of work into writing the riddles and sending participants on a merry ride around the area in search of crazy items.

Come prepared with paper, pens and pencils, flashlights, digital camera and a cell phone. Some big brains will help too. Check in at the Community House at 5:30 p.m. where a light supper and beverages will be served before the 6:30 start. Dessert will be served after the hunt.

Registration must be done in advance. Email Kristin White, kristincwhite@hotmail.com with your team name (comprising four to six adults) not later than November 13. There is a limit of 15 teams and the cost is $5 per person if you’re a member of the WMCC or $10 for guests. You can also call Kristin at (516) 380-5543.

Please take note of other upcoming WMCC events:

The covered dish supper and board elections will take place on December 3. Anyone interested in serving on the board should contact Pat Sliwienski by November 30. Christmas on the Green is set for Sunday, December 7.

Water Mill photographer Gary Beeber has posted some lovely photos of the Halsey Farm he has taken for a project he’s working on. He’s also part of an international juried exhibition at Punch Gallery in Seattle.

A belated happy birthday goes out to my neighbor Gary Aldrich. Thanks to Facebook, I learned that he was sent to the NASCAR race in Talledega and rode the track in the pace car before the race. I imagine his son Matt, who works at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in North Carolina, had a little something to do with that super fun perk.

The Parrish Art Museum will hold a program called Community Scrollathon: Repurpose, Reuse, Upcycle on Sunday, November 9, from 10:30 to 2 p.m. Families are invited to create and collaborate in this program of art, music, and dance featuring exhibiting artists Steven and William Ladd, Bash the Trash, The Watermill Center’s artist-in-residence: El Colegio del Cuerpo, and educators from the Children’s Museum of the East End.

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