Hampton Bays Community Notes, July 21

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Happy birthday to Deb Bennett! Deb’s special day falls next week on Wednesday, July 27. May your day be as special as you are, Deb.Let’s hear it for Nicole Gunther! Nicole has achieved the dean’s honor list for the spring semester at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Nicole is studying aeronautical engineering.

Toss a mortar board for Andrew Schultze and Michael Lopez! The boys have graduated from Ithaca College. Well done!

American Legion Post 924 welcomed home four delegates from the 2016 Boys State program at its monthly meeting. Johnny Nolan, Erik Morastitla, Gary Tetrault III and Mathew DiGiorgi each participated in the events at SUNY Morrisville where they learned how local and state governments function. Congratulations are also in order for Nikki Distefano, who recently returned from Girls State. Nikki was elected lt. governor in that program.

American Legion’s Boys and Girls State focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state that is complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government. Selection for the program serves as testimony to the participant’s character and leadership skills.

The Lioness Club of the Hamptons is offering a fun night of Bonus Bingo tonight, Thursday, July 21, at the American Legion Hall, at 55 Ponquogue Avenue. Admission is $10 and that includes refreshments and one Bingo packet plus a bonus blackout card.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the drawing will start at 7 p.m. For more info, call Mary at 631-375-7182. All proceeds benefit the Guide Dog Foundation and other Lioness charities.

Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free concert this evening, Thursday, July 21, from 7 until 8:45 p.m., on the grounds of the Hampton Bays Fire Department, along Good Ground Road.

Badlands Bruce Springsteen tribute band and the E-Street Band will perform. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Pack your chairs, or a blanket, and get set to rock your night away.

Members of the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society will be taking a drive along Dune Road on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Meet at the Shinnecock Inlet near the communication tower. Temporary parking permits will be available to non-Southampton Town residents.

Bring along binoculars, bug spray, and sunscreen. For further info, contact Eileen Schwinn at beachmed@optonline.net or give her a call at 516-662-7751 on the day of the trip.

Hamlet-dwellers Jim Slezak and Christina Stow have their photographs on display in the East End Photographers Group show, “Decisive Moments,” at The Water Mill Museum, located at 41 Old Mill Road in Water Mill.

There’s a reception to meet the artists on Saturday, July 23, from 5 until 7 p.m. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday; closed Tuesday. The exhibit runs through Sunday, August 14.

Family and friends of Eagle Scout candidate Gary Tetrault III are hosting a pasta buffet on Saturday, July 23, from 5 until 8 p.m., in the St. Rosalie’s Church Community Center, 31 East Montauk Highway.

August 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the “new” St. Rosalie’s Church. Although the church has been maintained over the last 20 years, many items have been breaking and are in need of restoration or replacement. Gary’s Eagle Scout Service Project will include restoring/replacing kneelers, book racks, book holders and statuary.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children/seniors, and $28 for a family of four. The meal includes salad, bread, a choice of four kinds of pasta, beverage and dessert. Take-out will also be available. For tickets, call Anne Marie Tetrault at 631-723-2445 or email tetraultam2@yahoo.com.

Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School begins next week, Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the church, which is located at 9 Terrace Drive.

VBS is free of charge to children in pre-K through sixth grade. All are welcome. Sign up online at coslchurch.org, call 631-728-3288, or register Monday morning, July 25, at the church.

On The Calendar

Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24: Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce annual Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Good Ground Pocket Park. Local and new artists will have their work on display and for sale.

Sunday, July 24: Gypsy Music: A Dazzling Journey, 2-3 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Acclaimed international concert violinist Dr. David Podles will take attendees on a musical tour through gypsy campgrounds. Call 631-728-6241 to reserve a seat.

Monday, July 25: Hampton Bays Civic Association will meet at 6 p.m. (please note time change), at the Southampton Town Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue. Guest speaker Dr. James M. Cervino will be speaking about “Nutrient Pollution and Herbicides and Its Effects on Long Island Marine Ecosystems and Human Health.” All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Friday, July 29: Dominican Sisters Family Health Services Cocktails at Sunset fundraiser, from 6 until 8 p.m., at Trumpets at the Gate, 56 South Bay Avenue in Eastport. Tickets are $75 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, open bar, live music, and auction prizes. To purchase tickets, call 631-728-0937, extension 13, or https://cocktailsatsunset.eventbrite.com. For further information, email events2@dsfhs.org.

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