East Quogue Community Notes, July 28

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“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy” … Baby birds abound and their hungry chirps are music to my ears. This week’s star of my garden is a beautiful brown thrasher mama who is working overtime feeding her chicks. And, yes, as usual, there is one that absolutely refuses to eat by himself!On a musical note, get ready to rock the night away at East Quogue’s premiere midsummer event. Our East Quogue Fire Department’s annual Seafood Party takes place in two weeks on Saturday, August 13, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the firehouse located at 465 Montauk Highway.

There will be mouth-watering morsels for every palate, as well as beer, wine and soft drinks. So come on down. Hang out with your friends and neighbors, kick back, relax and enjoy the fantastic food and toe-tappin’ music, courtesy of Studio G.

Our hometown heroes are always there for us, so please support their major fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the fire department and its many programs, which include awarding scholarships to graduating high school students, hosting the hamlet’s annual Memorial Day parade, and providing fire prevention education for our East Quogue Elementary School students.

Tickets cost $45 each and may be purchased at East Quogue Wines and Liquors on Main Street. You can also order tickets by sending an email to eqfdseafoodparty@gmail.com. Please note that the party is only for those age 21 and older. For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page.

Congrats go to our hamlet’s very own Tara Farrell who was the second female finisher, 12th overall, in the 26th annual Joe Koziarz 5K that took place last Saturday in Westhampton Beach. Two years ago, Tara won the women’s Long Island Marathon, running 26 miles in the incredible time of three hours, five minutes 58 seconds. Way to go, Tara!

Happy birthday wishes are winging their way to Scott Meyer from his wife Nancy—the “catch of his life”—and his son Cubby. Scott celebrates his big day tomorrow, Friday, July 29. Happy birthday, Scott!

Switching gears, for just a moment, the East Quogue Village Green Summer Concert Series ends on Tuesday, August 2, with Six Gun, Long Island’s premiere country music band, headlining. The show starts at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.

And, finally, over at OspreyZone.com, the East End’s very famous ospreys, George and Gracie, have three new chicks. The little ones need names so visit the website and enter your choices. The winner will receive some cool merchandise from the OspreyZone store.

On The Calendar

Monday, August 1: Eastern Long Island Audubon Society meets at 7:15 p.m. at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Veterinarian Jay Kuhlman headlines “Double Feature Night.” His talk on an elusive woodpecker will be followed by a screening of the documentary “Ghost Bird.” Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Thursday, August 4: Annie Falk, author of “Hamptons Entertaining,” signs her books from 3 to 6 p.m., at Tamara Comolli Fine Jewelry. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the Peconic Baykeeper. The jewelry store is located at 27 Main Street, Suite D, in Southampton.

Friday, August 5: A screening of “God’s in Heaven with Nixon” and an artist reception takes place at the Quogue Library. The film begins at 5 p.m., followed by the reception. The exhibit “Chris Murray: Images of Quogue” will be on exhibit in the art gallery throughout August. The Quogue Library is located at 90 Quogue Street in Quogue.

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