If there was any doubt cast by this past winter that spring would make an appearance, it was shed this past weekend with the incredible, almost summer-like weather we had. I had a great weekend, chock-full of outdoor activities, including the Katy’s Courage 5K and a hike on Shelter Island. This was my first year participating in the Katy’s Courage run and it was the perfect day for it, with temperatures nearing the high 60s by the end of the race!Though Sunday offered cooler temperatures, I still took advantage of the beautiful sunshine and traveled to Shelter Island and walked the 6-mile loop at the Mashomack Preserve. If you haven’t been, go! It’s such a great way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors. I have to say, the highlight of my weekend occurred at Dockside, in Sag Harbor. As I was sipping my cucumber jalapeño margarita—which was delicious by the way—Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, and his wife walked in. The comedian and late night show host sat with his back to the restaurant and flew mostly under the radar. He seemed just as cool and friendly as you’d expect from a guy who effortlessly makes people laugh on a nightly basis. Needless to say, it was a pretty great Sunday.
On opening day of the Southampton Hospital’s Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center, Dr. Rashmi Sharma had the privilege of performing the first two procedures in the center’s new hybrid endovascular suite. Dr. Sharma, who practices with Hamptons Vein and Vascular, has been working for the past eight months with the hospital’s Director of Radiology Keith Unruh to build an endovascular program at the hospital. Both Dr. Sharma and Mr. Unruh also worked with RN Nurse Manager Kathleen Anderson to bring together a team that would provide unprecedented care and services to hospital patients. The hybrid suite is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology which will offer sophisticated and minimally invasive surgical procedures to patients in need. Congratulations, Dr. Sharma, on being the first to perform surgery in the new endovascular suite.
Recently, members of Girl Scout Troop 536 of Southampton held a Cookie Booth Sale at the Smith Haven Mall. The girls certainly have been busy this spring. In addition to selling cookies all over, to raise funds for their troop, they also participated in the annual East End Cleanup on Saturday, April 18. Sarah Moyka, Jaeley Rice, Laine Yastrzemski, Cece Ginsberg, Emma Cervone and Allison Rishel were all very busy picking up garbage at Coopers Beach to help with the cleanup efforts. After the beach was clean, the girls decided to make a day of it by staying and enjoying the beautiful weather! Thank you girls, for your dedication to our community.
The Tuckahoe Parent Teacher Organization will host the fifth annual Taste of Tuckahoe—an event that brings local restaurants, breweries and wineries together for a night of food, drinks and fun—on Friday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at 230 Elm in Southampton. The evening will also include Chinese and silent auctions and music by DJ Chris Cenzoprano. Special VIP hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 or $60 for VIP. For tickets and more information, call (631) 433-2967 or visit www.tasteoftuckahoe.com.
Students from Southampton High School will stage the play “Annie” on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Additional performances will be held on Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, at 2 and 7 p.m. For ticket prices and more information, call (631) 591-4600.
The Parrish Art Museum will host its annual spring benefit, Spring Fling, on Saturday, April 25, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the museum in Water Mill. Enjoy an evening of live music, open bar, passed appetizers, silent auction and more. Call (631) 283-2118 or visit www.parrishart.org.
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.
Cultural and film historian Howard Oboler will be at the library on Monday, April 27, at 2 p.m., to discuss the life and work of actress Elizabeth Taylor. He will also show clips from “Life with Father,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Butterfield 8” and “Giant.”
Marilyn Carminio will be at the Southampton Historical Museum on Wednesday, April 29, at 11 a.m., to talk about popular culture in the Roaring Twenties. She’ll discuss the history, music, fashions, fads, and follies during the period between the Great War and the Depression. Call 283-2494 for reservations.
Call 287-0774 or visit www.myrml.org to register for any program.