Southampton Community News, April 16

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On Friday, March 27, 32 Southampton High School students and 6 chaperones departed the United States from JFK and headed to Spain, where they would spend the next 17 days touring the country and spending a portion of their time with a host family. This enriching experience offered these students the ability to solidify their Spanish language skills and expand their global intelligence in a way that would never be possible inside the classroom. I’m told highlights of the trip included going to the beach, as the weather was very warm (90 degrees one day!), taking Sevillanas dance lessons and attending the famous Thursday night Holy Week processions on April 2. The photo was taken on a bridge located in La Plaza de España—which literally means the “Spain Square”—in Seville.The Southampton Cub Scouts Den 6 of Pack 14 recently visited The Press eastern office, here in Southampton, for a tour and to learn about the ways in which we receive information and inform the community about breaking news and community events. After the tour, the boys walked over to the Village Police Station, next door, and were awarded their Webelos Badges by Officer McMahon. Thanks for visiting, boys, and congratulations on receiving your badges!

The Southampton School District will host its third Community Science Night of the school year on Wednesday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southampton High School on Narrow Lane. Come solve the special Earth Day mystery! Tables will be set up with activities, which will offer clues to solve the crime. Plus, the planetarium will offer shows at 6:10, 6:45, and 7:20 p.m. For more information, call (631) 591-4600 or email kmilton@southamptonschools.org.

Speaking of Earth Day, which is also Wednesday, April 22, the Southampton Trails Preservation Society will participate in the Great East End Cleanup, which will be held this Saturday, April 18, at 9 a.m. The focus will be on cleaning up the entrance to Elliston Park in North Sea and the entirety of Millstone Brook Road. To register, contact Susan Colledge at (631) 283-0071. Garbage bags will be provided, but participants should bring their own gloves and wear appropriate clothing.

Alternatives for Children will offer a bilingual child development music group for kids age 3 to 5 on Thursdays, beginning this week, at 3:30 p.m. at the school on Hill Street in Southampton. For more information, call (631) 283-3272 or visit www.alternatives4children.org.

At The Library

Hilary and Eric Woodward will be at the Rogers Memorial Library on Monday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m., to talk about their travels in Maui. They will give tips about hiking trails, drives, beaches, surfing and more on “The Valley Isle.” Register at www.myrml.org or call 283-0774, ext. 523.

Richard Wines, Ph.D., director of Hallockville Museum Farm, will be at the Southampton Historical Museum on Thursday, April 23, at noon to discuss the battle for the Eagle, a U.S. revenue cutter. Reservations are appreciated. Call 283-2494 for more information.

The Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library will offer a concert by Russian-born pianist Gleb Ivanov on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. He will perform a concert of works by Johannes Brahms and Frédéric Chopin. Register at www.myrml.org or call 283-0774, ext. 523.

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