Quogue Community Notes, August 22

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 in Quogue is having its 10th annual Art, Craft & Gift Fair on the grounds of the VFW on Montauk Highway on Saturday, August 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, August 25.There will be 80 vendors, a Chinese auction, raffles, a 50/50, and a barbecue with indoor facilities at the VFW available. As always, all proceeds go to veterans assistance programs and scholarship awards for children in the local communities.

Tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow, August 23, at 5 p.m. are the final two performances for the Quogue Junior Theater Troupe younger company’s presentation of “How To Eat Like a Child” at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue.

This delightful series of charming vignettes is based on the book by Delia Ephron. Reserved seat tickets might still be available online at www.QJTTonline.org, but these shows very often sell out, and for good reason.

Quogue Chamber Music will wrap its 2013 season with the Escher String Quartet and guest pianist Xiayin Wang presenting a program of Smetana, Bridge and Brahms at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue.

The concert will be followed by a celebratory party for $100 ticket holders at the home of Mark Carbone. Also, on the morning of the concert, the artists will perform for the residents of the Westhampton Care Center.

The program being performed will include Bedrich Smetana, String Quartet #1 in E Minor “From My Life,” Frank Bridge, “Phantasie” for String Quartet in F Minor, and Johannes Brahms, Piano Quartet in F Minor, Op. 34.

Tickets for the concert only are $40 for adults and $5 for students; $100 for the concert and celebration immediately following. To purchase tickets, send checks made payable to “Quogue Chamber Music Inc.” to PO Box 1984, Quogue, NY 11959; visit the website www.quoguechambermusic.com; or go to the box office starting at 6:30 p.m. on the night of the concert.

Congratulations to Gregory Conway, one of the Quogue Volunteer Fire Department’s first junior firefighters, who will be heading to the University of Akron at the end of this month to pursue a degree in fire protection technology. Greg hopes to continue his dedication to the QVFD when he’s home during summer breaks.

Slightly belated (due to communications technology challenges) but extremely warm congratulations to Chris and Tara Hudson on the birth of their third child, Harper Grace, on June 4. The lovely Ms. Hudson the Youngest joins sister Bailey and brother Brady in the joyful Hudson clan.

At Quaquanantuck is guessing it’s only a matter of a few short years before the entire family will be entered as a team in the Quogue School fall classic Hudsy 5K, named for the late Joan Hudson, Chris’s mother.

Grace at Double Rainbow is reporting that the Jessup Avenue shop’s SoCo Creamery ice cream micro-batched in the Berkshires is getting fantastic reactions from customers, with many saying they like it better than Ben & Jerry’s and Häagen-Dazs.

Flavors include Dirty Chocolate (“like eating a truffle,” according to Grace), Espresso Cookie, Mint Oreo, Salted Caramel, Almond Joy (“just like the candy bar”), Banana Brownie and many others. Raspberry and mango sorbets are tasty on their own and are also going into smoothies with seltzer and fresh fruit.

Double Rainbow also features toys for outside or inside, from boogie boards to arts and crafts, building sets, puzzles, Hello Kitty and more. It’s one-stop shopping for all those who want to squeeze all they can out of the final weeks of summer.

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