East Hampton Community Notes, October 19

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Thank you to all who helped to make the 7th annual Birdhouse Auction a success again this year. It was planned to be the final auction, but due to popular demand, another year will be added. So artists, get your birdbrains started with new creations for next year.

Today, October 19, at 5 p.m., the Jewish Center of the Hamptons will host a congregational and religious school potluck dinner. For more information, call the Jewish Center at 324-9858.

There will be a defensive driving course offered at East Hampton High School on October 19 and 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This class qualifies principal drivers for a 10 percent reduction in liability and collision auto insurance premiums for three years and reduces points from a driver’s moving violations. There is no test and the fee is $55 for all students; both sessions are required. Call 725-1485 for information and registration.

On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet the East Hampton Democratic candidates at the home of Claire Pasternack, located at 81 Hog Creek Road.

Head over to the Child Development Center of the Hamptons on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where there will be a Fall Festival featuring a bouncy castle, face painting, raffles and more. The admission is $5 per person, children under two are free.

At the Ross School on Saturday at 7 p.m., will be a program hosted by the Montauk Observatory. Tom Madigan, professor of astronomy and staff astronomer at the Cradle of Aviation Museum will give a “tour” of the fall sky and lead a lecture. Call 907-5555 for more information.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m., or by appointment, the Fireplace Project will have an exhibition of one-of-a-kind Edward Joseph scarves made from a combination of the highest quality natural fibers. These unique creations are made from silk, cashmere, and hand-dyed wool. Edward Joseph is a contemporary designer collection of hand knit scarves by Patrick McDonough. Call 212.343.9880 or email patrick@edwardjosephnyc.com for appointments or questions.

On Sunday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., meet the Democratic candidates with guest speaker Tim Bishop at Babbette’s Restaurant, located on Newtown Lane.

The fifth annual Festival of Frights and Haunted Farm opens Tuesday, October 25, and will continue through Saturday, October 29.

The spooky week starts on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with a cemetery tour led by “Count” Hugh King. Bring your own flashlight. Admission is $10 and children under 14 must bring an adult. Meet at Home Sweet Home, located at 14 James Lane. Reservations are required.

The week continues with “Bumps in the Night: Real Ghost Stories for Adults from the Eastern End of Long Island,” “Spooky Tales for Kids,” and the haunted Mulford Farm’s “Trail of Terror!”

Call the East Hampton Historical Society to reserve space and for more information at 324-6850.

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