Westhampton Beach Community Notes, July 11


Let’s start this week’s column by congratulating a couple of Westhampton residents: Morgan Wilcox and Justin LaGrasse. Morgan, who attends SUNY at Cortland, and Justin, a student at the University of Hartford, both made the dean’s list for the spring semester at their respective colleges. Nice job, folks!Local musicians Jim Hulme and Grant Werner, also known as The Boomers, will perform tonight, Thursday, July 11, on the Village Green as part of the 24th annual Gazebo Summer Concert Series. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and, as always, don’t forget your blanket or beach chair and bug spray. In case of rain, the concert will take place in the Westhampton Beach High School auditorium.

If by chance you miss them on Thursday night, the Boomers are often heard playing Saturday mornings, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., over at the Westhampton Beach Farmers Market.

The Westhampton Presbyterian Church, located at 90 Meeting House Road on Quiogue, will host its annual Summer Treasure Sale on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the church. There will be household items for the summer, jewelry, linens, children’s books, board games and even baked goods. Stop by and see what treasures you can find.

The Westhampton Beach Historical Society will hold its Second Historical House Tour on Friday, July 12, from noon until 4 p.m. Tickets are $75 each and all proceeds will go toward the restoration of the Foster-Meeker House on Mill Road, a future heritage education center for all ages.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Lynne’s Cards and Gifts on Main Street here in Westhampton Beach, or from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the day of the tour at the Tuthill House Museum, located at 101 Mill Road. For more information, call (631) 288-1139.

The Family Service League will host its annual summer gala, “South Beach Comes To Westhampton Beach,” on Saturday, July 13, from 7 until 11 p.m., on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. Linda Bohlsen and Scott Skorobohaty are the co-chairs for this event, which will honor Donald Eversoll with the Fay J. Linder Humanitarian Award, DiCarlo Food Service with the Corporate Leadership Award, Barbara Page with the Vaughan Spillsbury Family Advocacy Award and State Senator John J. Flanagan with the Government Leadership Award.

There will be dinner, dancing, and tons of auctions and raffles. Tickets are $250 each and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For details, call Tricia O’Hare at (631) 288-1954, ext. 249, or visit www.fsl-li.org.

The Joe Koziarz Memorial 5K is set to take place on Saturday, July 20. Check-in at the Village Green will begin at 7 a.m., with the race starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a 1K fun-run for the youngsters right after the start of the 5K.

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will be offering glucose and cholesterol screenings before the race. For more information, call (631) 288-3337 or email digg@optonline.net.

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will host its seventh annual “Wild Night for Wildlife” gala on Saturday, July 20, from 7 until 10 p.m., at the Quogue home of Paul and Jane Dietche. There will be cocktails, plenty of hors d’oeuvres, live music, dancing, auctions and raffles. Tickets start at $175 and can be purchased by calling (631) 653-4771 or by visiting www.quoguewildliferefuge.org.

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will host the Zoppé Circus once again this year, but with a special added bonus this time around: air conditioning!

The performances will take place on the Great Lawn at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, and Friday, July 26, at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. Tickets are $29 for children and $54 for adults. They are also offering a VIP package for $2,500, and that gets you tickets for four adults and 10 children, reserved parking, a workshop with the circus stars on Saturday, July 27, a post show reception under the big top and more. For tickets or more information, please call (631) 288-1500.

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