East Quogue Community Notes, April 16

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Happy Earth Day. Please do something extra special for our planet on Wednesday, April 22. And remember that’s the same day that Southampton Town’s ban on single-use plastic bags takes effect.Speaking of Earth Day and all things environmental, the members of our East Quogue Citizens Advisory Committee invite everyone to join them in the Great East End Cleanup. The volunteer-based program aids in the removal of litter and waste from Southampton Town’s roadsides, parks, trails and beaches.

So, join your friends and neighbors on Sunday, April 19, at 9:30 a.m., at the Village Green on Montauk Highway. For more information, such as the area they plan on cleaning up this year, shoot an email to Joyce Roper at joyroper@optonline.net.

On a different note, Tom Mendenhall is “the man”—the man, that is, with tickets for Long Island Ducks games.

The East Quogue United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to the game on Friday, July 3, when our local boys of summer go up against the Somerset Patriots. There will be lots of fireworks both on the field and in the sky.

The game starts at 6:35 p.m. at the Bethpage Ballpark located at 3 Court House Drive in Central Islip. For ticket prices and more information, email Tom at andhow@aol.com.

Please mark your iCalendars. The ambitious members of East Quogue Cub Scout Pack 261 have planned two simultaneous fundraisers for Saturday, May 2. Both events will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., on Bay Avenue, just south of Montauk Highway.

The East Quogue Post Office serves as the venue for the first fundraiser: a special flower and plant sale that is guaranteed to put a smile on your mom’s face. And, at the second event, our Scouts will be hard at work across the street washing cars in the back parking lot of the East Quogue Firehouse.

So, please be as generous as you can. All of your donations will be used to fund interesting and educational trips and adventures for our Scouts.

Switching gears, Ron Campsey over at the New Moon Café is planning a very special surprise to help our hamlet celebrate the 375th anniversary of Southampton Town. The East Quogue Historical Society is spearheading the festivities that will take place all over our hamlet on Saturday, July 11, and has promised to keep me abreast—so stay tuned.

If you would like to help with the revelries, please send an email to eastquoguehistorical@gmail.com, or call Marilyn Aldrich at (631) 653-5517.

By the way, for information on the many anniversary celebrations that will be taking place throughout our town, pink-and-white pamphlets detailing the events are available at all of our libraries.

On The Calendar

Saturday, April 18: The Quogue Library Film Feast features a special screening of “Gosford Park,” the 2001 film written and directed by Julian Fellowes, the creator of “Downton Abbey.” The feast begins at 6:30 p.m., and the film at 7:15 p.m. For information and reservations, call (631) 653-4224, or visit www.quoguelibrary.org.

Sunday, April 19: Generation Runway, the fabulous mother-daughter fashion show and fundraiser benefiting the Flying Point Foundation for Autism, takes place at 4 p.m. at 230 Elm in Southampton. Tickets cost $55 for adults and $35 for children. To purchase yours, visit www.fpf4autism.org and click on “special events.”

Monday, April 20: Meeting of the East Quogue Homemakers, 10 a.m., at the East Quogue Firehouse on Montauk Highway. Afterward, members will work on their projects. New members are welcome.

Monday, April 20: The Hampton Bays Civic Association meets at 7 p.m., at the Southampton Town Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays. Hampton Bays Schools Superintendent Lars Clemensen and financial administrator Larry Luce will discuss this year’s proposed school budget. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (631) 723-2239.

Wednesday, April 22: The East Quogue Elementary School Board of Education meets at 7:15 p.m. in the cafetorium of the Central Avenue school. In addition to holding their regular meeting, board members are scheduled adopt the school’s 2015-16 budget.

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