Westhampton Community Notes, July 28


Congratulations to Julie Rewinski who graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology and received a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and science from RIT’s school of individualized study. Nice job, Julie!You can catch Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio in the gazebo tonight in the next installment of the Westhampton Cultural Consortium’s Thursday Night concerts on the village green. You will enjoy jazz standards and soul classics like Aretha, Billie, Gladys and Ella. Next Thursday the crowd will be dancing on the green as The Swingtime Big Band comes to town.

The free concert gets going at 7:30 p.m. unless there is stormy weather; in that case you can still catch the performance in the Westhampton Beach High School auditorium on Lilac Road.

I don’t know about you, but even as a known “cat guy” I am excited for the Dog Dock Diving event this weekend. The Greater Westhampton Kiwanis Club and the Hurricane Educational Foundation teamed up to bring a really cool event to our village. The event will be held at the Westhampton Beach High School with a preview and practice on Friday, July 29, after 3 p.m. And the Big Air contest will be held on Saturday, July 30, with qualifying heats at 9 and 11 a.m., and 1 p.m., with the finals at 5 p.m. There will also be a speed retrieval competition on Saturday, July 30, at 3 p.m. Admission to watch is free but donations will be greatly accepted. For more information or to register your pup in the competition call Terrie Bauer at 631-288-1486 or you can visit the Facebook page, Hurricane Dock Diving, or the webpage, DockDogs.com.

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will host its annual house and garden tour on Friday, July 29, starting at 11 a.m. There are two packages available for this event: the self-guided tour and luncheon for $125, which includes lunch at the Quogue Club at Hallock House, or just the house and garden tour for $75. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.whbpac.org or call 631-288-1500.

The Knights of Columbus, Father Slomski Council, will host its seventh annual summer benefit dinner/concert featuring That 70s Band on Friday, July 29. The concert will be held at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center on Quiogue. Doors open for dinner at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m when general admission concert ticket holders will be admitted. Tickets for dinner and the show are $75, or if you just want to see the band, tickets are $25. There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets can be purchased at Lynne’s Cards and Gift or at Westhampton T-shirts. For more information call 631-288-4854.

“Back to the Future” will grace the screen at the Monday Night Movies on the Great Lawn on August 1. Catch Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in a great movie for all ages. Show starts when it gets dark enough and there is free popcorn to enjoy. So bring your beach chair or blankets and some insect repellant and enjoy a movie under the stars. On August 8 Rocky will be the film of the night.

The Kids on the Green sponsored by the Westhampton Free Library will have Irish Tunes for Kids with Johnny Cuomo performing for the first time in the gazebo on Tuesday, August 2, at 5:30 p.m. He promises to get your hands clapping and put a stomp in those feet.

The library has lots of other fun event from cooking classes to beginning bridge to family night out. So check out its website at www.westhamptonlibrary.net for more fun and educational events.

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