Quogue Community Notes

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Due to cloudy skies last Saturday, the “Great Nebula of Orion and other Wonders of the Winter Sky” program at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge was rescheduled for this Saturday, January 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Refuge Nature Center.

David Cohn, director of the Educational Projects Network working in cooperation with Custer Institute, will give a weatherproof tour of the night sky. Telescopes, binoculars and star maps will be provided, and orientation and twilight viewing of Venus will begin at 5:30. An indoor planetarium will be set up in the Nature Center for an indoor showing, so clouds won’t cancel.

Warm beverages will be served at this free program for adults and families, and so reservations are requested by calling 653-4771.

This past weekend, Quogue Elementary students Zoe Johnson, Aurora MacDonald, Micaela Zebroski, Aleki Lui and Jerry Lopez participated in the Hampton Music Educators Association (HMEA) Festival. These students rehearsed for over 15 hours with other East End musicians with their ensemble of Band, Chorus, or World Drumming. Their hard work and talent culminated in an excellent concert Saturday night.

“Man on a Wire,” a dazzling documentary about Philippe Pettit’s amazing feat of walking a high wire between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, will be the featured movie at this weekend’s Film Feast at the Quogue Library. The price of admission, as always, is a beverage to share and a dish that serves at least six, with the feasting set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and the film to be screened at 7:15 p.m. All cinéast gourmets, or gourmet cinéasts, are urged to make reservations by calling the library at 653-4224.

On Friday, crafty village residents might want to check out the new quilting class at the library at 3 p.m. Two experienced quilting instructors will be available to help with an existing project or guide participants through the basics of getting started with a new quilt.

All levels of experience are welcome to join the group. Sessions will also be held on February 13 and 27, also at 3 p.m.

As a special service project, the Quogue Library is sponsoring an ongoing campaign to collect used eyeglasses, jewelry, giftware and hearing aids. The donated glasses and other items will be sent to New Eyes for the Needy, a non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to improve the vision of the less fortunate in the United States and throughout the world.

For more information call the library at 653-4224, or visit New Eyes for the Needy on the web at www.neweyesfor­-
theneedy.org.

No new details as yet about the Quogue School PTA “Snow Ball” on January 30. If you know any of the particulars, please e-mail At Quaquanantuck. If you’d like to know more about it, stay tuned—or pester your friends in the PTA.

Meanwhile, Saturday, January 31, has been chosen as the date for this year’s annual “Winter Doldrums” celebration to benefit HUGS (Human Understanding Growth Seminars) and Village Business Improvements in Westhampton Beach. The party at Atlantica on the Ocean begins at 8 p.m. and runs “until…” according to organizers, and will feature plenty of heavy hors d’oeuvres (the finest kind); “dancing, dancing, dancing”; cash bar; DJ music; raffles; silent and Chinese auctions; prizes; and, apparently, “fun,fun,fun!” At Quaquanantuck felt compelled to remove two exclamation points after the third “fun” in the last quote.

Dress will be semi-formal, with black tie optional. Advance sale tickets are $50.00 per person, available at Lynne’s Cards & Gifts, Sydney’s “Taylor” Made Cuisine, Brunetti Hair and Beauty and Beach Bakery Café. For more information, call
Erin at 288-4722, or e-mail snowbalwhb@yahoo.com.

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