East Hampton Community Notes, September 26

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It seems priorities shift a little come autumn. We are all getting ready for the long winter ahead of us, which is predicted to be a bit of a cold one. In the meantime, enjoy the gorgeous temperatures we have right now. We have only one more major event this year that may crowd up the village a bit: The Hampton International Film Festival, which runs from October 10 to 14. You can start to research what films you would like to see by visiting www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.

Today, from 1 to 5 p.m., the East Hampton Library will offer “Intro to Computers 1,” a hands-on workshop that is for the computer novice who needs to learn the basics. From turning a computer on/off, using the desktop and working the mouse, opening and closing programs to understanding windows and troubleshooting, this is a very basic course. Seating is limited, so register in advance to ensure yourself a seat.

On Saturday, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., is the Saturday Book Discussion on “The Razor’s Edge” by W. Somerset Maugham. It about the spiritual odyssey of young American Larry Darrell.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, is an Author Talk with Art Donovan. As an artist and curator, Mr. Donovan discusses his book, “The Art of Steampunk,” now in its second edition. Discover a world in which steam power and technology intertwine to create machines that are not only functional and practical, but unique and striking.

Sign up at the Reference Desk for any library program by calling 324-0222, ext. 3, or email reference@easthamptonlibrary.org.

For children at the library, on Thursday, from 4 to 5 p.m., is “Autumn Story Time & Craft,” for children age four to six, who must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in the Children’s Room or call 324-0222, ext. 2, or email childrens@easthamptonlibrary.org with your child’s name, age, a contact phone number and your town of residence.

The library is hiring. All positions are open in the circulation and interlibrary loan departments. See the job descriptions and requirements on the library’s website, www.easthamptonlibrary.org.

Curator Janet Goleas’s “The Moby Dick Project” will be on view at the Mulford Farm, from September 27 through October 6. The Moby Dick Project is an exhibition of contemporary art interpreted from the text and spirit of Herman Melville’s American novel. The project supports the East Hampton Historical Society and a few of the featured artists are Don Christensen, Joe Pintauro, Dennis Oppenheim, Steven B. Miller, plus many more. The opening reception is on Saturday, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Mulford Farm is located at 10 James Lane. For more information visit themobyproject.com.

This Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m., is the Hamptons Half-Marathon, which will take place on the roads back in the Springs. Water will be supplied at hydration stations located at mile intervals on the course. Several hydration stations will have Gatorade as well. There will be port-a-johns stationed at every mile along the course.

All Half-Marathon finishers receive a fabulous finisher’s medal and are eligible for age group awards. Custom-designed plaques will be awarded in each division.

For more information, visit www.hamptonsmarathon.com/HalfMarathon.cfm. Good luck Lori Schultz, who is running the marathon.

On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Guild Hall will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live. Experience the current exhibitions featuring the recent works of Chuck Close and sculpture by Joel Perlman. A nationwide event, Museum Day Live offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. The tickets are available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. For more information about Museum Day Live 2013 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

Get your tickets, which are limited, for the Real Men Wear Pink Cocktail Party next Saturday, October 5. A benefit for the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital, Lucia’s Angels and the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, the benefit will offer cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and a silent auction. The event will take place at the Maidstone Club tennis house on Maidstone Lane. The cost is $100 per person. For ticket info contact 324-0803.

Enjoy. Happy autumn.

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