Southampton Community Notes, August 8


Now that August is here in full force, there are only four more weeks left to get in all your summer fun! If the number of emails I received this week is any indication, there is no shortage of parties, fundraisers and activities to enjoy before Labor Day weekend is upon us.

Come out and support 3-year-old Drew Birdsall, son of Southampton High School graduate Danny Birdsall on Friday, August 9, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 230 Elm. Drew is battling leukemia and the fundraiser will help to pay his medical expenses. The event will feature a two hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, DJ, and Chinese auction. Tickets are $50 per person.

Lucia’s Angels will host its annual Bag Sale on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outdoors at St. John’s Episcopal Church on South Main Street. The sale features new, vintage and lightly used bags and costume jewelry. The foundation, created in memory of Lucia Terzi Bagan, helps women and families on the East End with the difficulties of battling late-stage women’s cancers. Visit

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation will host its “Strides For Life 8,” 3-mile fun run/walk on Sunday, August 11, at 7:30 a.m. starting at the Southampton Cultural Center. Entry is $40. Visit

The Peconic Baykeeper will host its “Celebration of Our Bays,” honoring Hudson Riverkeeper Emeritus and Senior Fellow at Pace and Clarkson universities, John Cronin and founding director of Peconic Baykeeper, Skip Tollefsen, on Friday, August 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The fourth annual celebration will be held at the historic hunting estate of Mrs. Peter Salm, “The Port of Missing Men” in North Sea.

Guests can partake of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, dancing and more. Tickets to the event are $125. Visit

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation will host its “Pink Apron Party,” hosted by Food Network’s Anne Burrell and honoring Iris Danker and Harold Freeman on Saturday, August 17, at a private Bridgehampton estate. Tickets start at $300. On Sunday, August 18, beginning at 9 a.m., the foundation will hold its “Ellen’s Run,” 5K run/walk beginning at Southampton Hospital. Advance registration is $30 or $40 on the day of the race. For information on either event visit

The hospital has another reason to celebrate this week. They were named “2013 Most Wired,” according to the results of Health Forum’s 2013 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

As a “Most Wired” hospital, Southampton has and will continue to implement patient privacy protections, security of patient data, and to check drug interactions and drug allergies when medications are ordered, as a major step in reducing medication errors.

At The Library

“Jazz on the Patio: Certain Moves” with Charles Certain, Abdul Zuhrl, Bill “Bang” Gaines, Randy London, and Wayne Hart, on Thursday, August 8, at 6 p.m.

Howard Oboler will discuss Rita Hayworth at the library on Monday, August 12, at 3 p.m. He will show clips of her films and talk about her life and career.

The Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library will offer an evening concert with pianist Marianne Koerner “Chasing Dreams and Placing Bets,” on Monday, August 12, at 7 p.m., followed by a reception.

The library and Southampton Historical Museum will offer a session on home canning with Certified Master Food Preserver Mark Vosburgh on Wednesday, August 14, at noon. Registration is required.

Seats are still available for the library’s bus trip to Coney Island for a baseball game between the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Vermont Lake Monsters on Saturday, August 17. Box seats and fireworks. A $20 fee includes bus, ticket, baseball cap, and fireworks. Payment due within one week of registration or seat will not be held.

Call (631) 283-0774 for more information and to register for programs.

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