East Hampton Community Notes, August 1


What we all need is patience to get through this next month. It will take three times as long to get to our destination, we will have to clean up after others on the beach and on the street, we will have to wait in line anywhere and everywhere we go and drive in circles to find a parking space. Serenity now.

This Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., is St. Luke Episcopal Church’s Best of the Hamptons Fair, featuring “feasts and treasures” for everyone. For additional information, call 329-0990, e-mail tower18@stlukeseasthampton.org or visit www.stlukeseasthampton.org. Admission is free.

Also on Saturday, don’t miss the 67th annual Clothesline Art Sale at Guild Hall. Since 1946, Guild Hall has hosted this community event that showcases original works by East End artists. Nearly 400 artists enter the sale each year, with their work attracting thousands of art lovers. Works range in price from $50 to $2,000, with all proceeds split 50/50 between the artist and Guild Hall. Admission is free.

A number of workshops are scheduled at the library. Today, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the East Hampton Library will hold the second session of its College Application Essay Workshop run by retired English teacher Linda Fuller. This three-part workshop is for students entering grade 12 in the fall and this session will focus on topic selection, getting organized, finding voice, sentence structure and revision. Session three will be held on Friday at the same time.

Tonight, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library is a meeting of the Sci-Fi Book Club, which will discuss “The Lathe Of Heaven” by Ursula K. Leguin. In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality.

On Thursday, from 2 to 3 p.m. for ages eight and up, is Decoupage Jewelry, where you can transform colorful illustrations into jewelry pieces.

On Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m., the film “Scott Joplin” (1977) will be screened.

On Friday, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., is “Wild About Watercolor,” an art program for ages four and up (must be accompanied by an adult if under the age of 7). In this workshop, children will discover fun-filled watercolor techniques to create special effects when they paint an outdoor scene.

On Saturday, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., is an Author Talk and book signing with David Rothenberg. Mr. Rothenberg’s multilayered life thrust him into Broadway’s brightest lights, prison riots, political campaigns, civil rights sit-ins, and a Central American civil war. In his memoir, “Fortune in My Eyes,” his journey includes many of the most celebrated names in the theater: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Sir John Gielgud, Charles Boyer, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, Charles Laughton, Alvin Ailey, and numerous others. He also produced an Off-Broadway prison drama, “Fortune and Men’s Eyes, which reshaped his life.

For information about library programs, call 324-0222.

A reminder that tickets are now on sale for the Author Night set for August 10. Among the celebrity authors will be Gwyneth Paltrow, who will be signing copies of her new healthy recipe book, “It’s All Good.” Visit authorsnight.org.

Sunday is the last chance to see “EVE,” with the Neo Political Cowgirls, whose mission is “to create work in the voice of the feminine.” For tickets and other information about the show, visit www.npcowgirls.org.

On Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., LongHouse Reserve will host a spectacular evening of art and music. The evening will celebrate the opening of two anticipated exhibits: internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist and dissident Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold” and top emerging Cuban sculptor Yoan Capote’s “Rerum Alter Natura.” The Voxare Quartet will perform. The event is $20 for non-members and $10 members. Call 329-3568 for more information.

On Friday, at 8:30 p.m., Films at the Farm outdoor screenings will show “The Sound of Music,” on the lawn of Mulford Farm. The rain date will be Monday. The fee is $5 per person; children under 5 are free. Bring your blanket and a picnic. Snacks will be available. Sponsored by Guild Hall and the East Hampton Historical Society.

On Saturday, at 10 a.m., Historical Society Director Richard Barons will lead a walk around Town Pond focusing on local history and architecture. The tour will last about an hour. Reservations are required and admission is free. Limited to12 people. Meet at Mulford Farm Museum, located at 10 James Lane.

Every weekend, you can see how Hamptons ancestors lived during colonial times in live exhibitions at Mulford Farm (circa 1680). On Saturdays at 11 a.m. is a colonial cooking demonstration; at 1 p.m. is tea in the garden; at 3 p.m. is a tour of the Mulford Farm gardens. You can also tour the gardens on Sundays at 3 p.m.

Enjoy. Be safe. Have patience.

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