Westhampton Community Notes, November 13

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I would like to wish a very happy birthday to one of my favorite people in Westhampton Beach. Florence Flood will celebrate her special day on Saturday, November 15. Florence, my fellow Scorpio, have a wonderful birthday and a great weekend!Congratulations go out this week to the Westhampton Beach Hurricanes PAL 10-year olds division football team. The players finished their 2014 season undefeated—quite the accomplishment! Your coaches and parents could not be prouder. Nice job, fellas!

The holidays are right around the corner and, if you are feeling a little stressed out, Yoga Shanti can help. The company is offering free yoga classes on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at 136-2 Main Street, in the Sexton Commons, in Westhampton Beach.

Yogi David Mogull will help you stretch, relax and forget about your worries for an hour. Space is limited, so make sure you sign up early at www.yogashanti.com/whb.

If the holidays are a tough time for you because you’ve recently lost a love one, the East End Hospice bereavement care team is here to help. They are offering sessions for both children and adults titled, “Coping Through The Holidays.”

The first session will be held on Tuesday, November 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Riverhead Library, 330 Court Street, and there will be sessions for both adults and children age 5 to 17. Then on Thursday, November 20, there will be a session for adults in the Bridgehampton National Bank community room, located at 2200 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton.

For more information about either session, or to sign up, call (631) 288-8400.

The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce will host a Networking Lunch on Wednesday, November 19, at the Buoy One restaurant, located at 62 Montauk Highway in Westhampton. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon.

Admission is $20 per person. Yan Baczkowski, president of the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be the guest speaker. Please RSVP by calling the chamber at (631) 288-3337 or by emailing info@whbcc.org.

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with Southampton Town Senior Services, will host its 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, 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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