Congratulations go out this week to Kylie and Tracy Cast, and Kim Cooke, all of Westhampton, who were honored on Saturday, September 7, at the Westhampton Yacht Squadron Commodore’s Dinner. They were presented with the Gordon B. Dudley Memorial Trophy for being the overall winners of the three-race Labor Day series. Kylie, who just started racing, was also awarded the Beinecke Beginner Cup. Nice job, folks!Next, I want to wish a couple of ladies a very happy birthday. Today, September 19, Westhampton Beach resident Nancy St. John—a woman who seems to defy the laws of aging—will celebrate her big day. And then on Monday, September 23, my “sister from another mother,” Rachelle Kiselyak Eldridge, will be serenaded and enjoy some birthday cake. Happy birthday, ladies!
Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will host its annual Black & White Benefit this Friday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m., over at the Westhampton Country Club on Potunk Lane in Westhampton Beach. There will be dancing, great food and a silent auction.
Tickets are still available and cost $250 each. Call (631) 548-6080 or visit www.pbmchealth.org to purchase them.
The second annual Beach Family 5K Pedal, sponsored by the Beach United Methodist Church on Mill Road in Westhampton Beach, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 21. Organizers are trying to raise money to finance some needed church renovations.
The entry fee is $15 per person, or $40 per family. Registration and check-in will be held prior to the start. Visit www.beachumchurch.com for more information and to print out a registration form.
The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is looking for savvy senior citizens, 65 and older, to take part in its fall session of “Melodies and Memories.” This nationally recognized, original performing arts program, now in its fourth year, strives to help seniors develop the skills and knowledge needed for creative expression and help improve their quality of life.
Participants will meet every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning on September 24, on the main stage and learn skills taught by professional teaching artists. At the end of the eight-week, $80 program, attendees will perform for the public on Sunday, November 17. To register or obtain more details, call Julienne Penza at (631) 288-2350, ext. 114, or email her at email@example.com.
Human Understanding and Growth Seminars (HUGS) will hold its 11th annual golf outing on Tuesday, October 1, at the Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club in Westhampton. The cost is $275 per player and that includes 18 holes of golf (with check-in at 10:45 a.m. and a scramble start at noon), as well as a cart, range balls, a barbecue lunch, cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert. There will also be an auction, raffles and prizes. Call (631) 288-9505 for tickets.
The Peconic Bay Power Squadron, a local boating club, will hold a seminar on “How to Use a Chart” on Tuesday, October 8, at the Westhampton Free Library. The seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will teach attendees about chart symbols, navigation aids, latitude and longitude, true vs. magnetic north and much more. The cost for this seminar is $45 and you can call (516) 640-5612 or visit www.PBPS.us for more information and to register.
The Westhampton Presbyterian Church, located at 90 Meeting House Road on Quiogue, will be holding a scrap metal drive on Saturday, October 5. Bring your scrap steel, copper, aluminum, old appliances or even old cars to the church between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can even arrange for pick up for large items by calling (631) 288-2576.
Saturday, October 12: The second annual Greater Westhampton Oyster Festival at the Westhampton Beach Village Marina, on the corner of Stevens Lane and Library Avenue. Rain date is Sunday, October 13. There will be a $6 admission fee.
Saturday, October 12 through Monday, October 14: The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show on the Westhampton Beach Village Green, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Visit www.westhamptonchamber.com.
Tuesday, October 15: Quogue Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 will host its annual golf outing at the Rock Hill Golf and Country Club, Clancy Road, Manorville. The cost is $200 per player. For more information or to register, email Mike McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gary Tetrault at email@example.com.