Southampton Community Notes, June 13


What a soggy start to the summer! The heavy rains have definitely put a damper on many weekend events and consequently, my inbox is full of messages from community groups rescheduling and hoping that they can pull off their fundraisers despite Mother Nature trying her best to put a stop to them.

The opening celebration for the new Shellfish Hatchery at the Conscience Point Historic Site in North Sea has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. The project is a collaboration among Southampton Sea Scout Ship 908, the Southampton Historical Museum, and the Town of Southampton. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Call (631) 283-2494.

The Southampton Rose Society had to cancel its Rose Show at the Rogers Memorial Library on Saturday, June 8 and is looking at possible dates in September.

The society will hold an opening reception and inauguration for its newly planted organic garden at the Southampton Cultural Center on Friday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley and Rose Society President Hal Goldberg will speak at the event. The reception will also coincide with the Cultural Center’s latest exhibition “The Flower Show.” Hopefully, Mother Nature doesn’t crash the party this time! Call (631) 740-4732.

The Christopher Lesta Fund, Inc. will hold a Chinese Auction fundraiser on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Sea Community House, located on the corner of Straight Path and Noyac Road. Come out and show some support for this local charity. Call (516) 263-5422.

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University and the New York City and Long Island Chapters of the American Meteorological Society will host an open house and seminar on Monday, June 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the campus of Stony Brook Southampton.

The Rogers Memorial Library Foundation will hold “An Evening Of Cabaret” on Sunday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. The evening, a benefit for the library, will be hosted by KT Sullivan and features a musical tribute to Mabel Mercer and Bobby Short by Natalie Douglas, T. Oliver Reid and Eric Yves Garcia. Tickets to the celebration are $100. Call (631) 283-0774 for tickets.

At the event, Dr. Joshua Wurman and Dr. Karen Kosiba of the Center for Severe Weather Research will discuss “Running the Wrong Way: Chasing Tornadoes and Hurricanes for Science,” and tours of the Doppler on Wheels will be given. The open house and seminar kicks off an experimental field study using the Doppler on Wheels to study storms and other phenomena on Long Island this summer. Admission is free. With all the buzz about extreme weather this is a great chance to learn about this exciting field.

I would like to wish a very happy 32nd birthday to Jim Robbins of Southampton Village who celebrated on Wednesday, June 12. Jim is the extremely talented bassist of Southampton/Sag Harbor band Turnaround B*tches, and is an excellent baker, gardener and all-around great guy.

Congratulations to Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” and Mr. Lee Jagger Nugent on the occasion of their 65th wedding anniversary. Mr. Nugent and Ms. Boeckmann, as she was known at the time, met when Dot was invited out from Brooklyn by the Dalston family of North Sea to live with them for her senior year of high school. The sweethearts graduated from Southampton High School in 1944 and were married on June 5, 1948.

Mr. Nugent went on to join his family business, Nugent & Potter, Inc, which is now in its fourth generation of serving Southampton customers. The happy couple have since retired and relocated to Englewood, Florida, where they celebrated their anniversary with daughters Judy Poremba and Connie Essay, and their granddaughter, Kerry Kaiser.

At The Library

Joan Roberts, Ph.D., a professor at Fordham University, will offer a discussion about cataracts and macular degeneration, on Friday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library.

Author and expert kayaker Kevin Stiegelmaier will discuss all of the ins-and-outs and do’s-and-don’ts of kayaking, and will share some of his favorite secret spots, on Saturday, June 15, at 10:15 a.m.

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” will screen for free on Monday, June 17, at 3 p.m. This documentary is rated PG and runs for 81 minutes.

The library will hold its board of trustees meeting on Monday, June 17, at 5 p.m. in the Cooper Hall boardroom.

The library and Southampton Historical Museum will offer a screening and visit with Jake Gorst, the director of “Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island,” on Monday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Call (631) 283-0774, ext. 523 to make a reservation for any library program.

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