Westhampton Community Notes, September 26

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It is always nice to be able to put a face to a name. I correspond with many people via email and telephone, especially for this column, who I have never actually met. On Friday night, I could finally place some faces with names I’ve known, in some instances, for years while covering the Peconic Bay Medical Center’s annual Benefit in Black & White at the Westhampton Country Club.Not only did I get to meet many of these nice people, it turns out that some are fans of this column, too. I just want to say that it was very nice to finally meet you all, and I look forward to helping promote your causes, and keeping the community informed about your events, to the best of my ability.

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 offer a seminar titled “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. 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 next Saturday, October 5. Bring your scrap steel, copper, aluminum, old appliances and even old cars to the church between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can even arrange for the pick up of large items by calling (631) 288-2576.

The Westhampton United Methodist Church, located at 116 Montauk Highway, will be giving out free clothing (adult and children sizes), blankets, diapers, toys and food to those in need next month. Stop by the church on Saturday, October 12, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. if you or someone you know needs something for winter. There will also be free hot meals available.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westhampton will host its second annual Oyster Festival on Saturday, October 12, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., at the Westhampton Beach Marina, located on the corner of Library Avenue and Stevens Lane. There will be live entertainment, games, pumpkin and face painting for the kids, plus interactive educational activities. There will also be a chowder contest.

Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children. If it rains, the event will be held on Sunday, October 13.

The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Fall Arts and Craft Show from Saturday, October 12, until Monday, October 14. The show will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day on the Village Green, on the corner of Mill Road and Main Street. More than 65 artists and craftspeople will be in attendance. For more information, visit www.westhamptonchamber.com.

Quogue Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 will host its annual golf tournament on Tuesday, October 15, at the Rock Hill Golf and Country Club on Clancy Road in Manorville. The cost is $200 per player, which gets you 18 holes of golf with a cart, a continental breakfast, buffet dinner with a two-hour open bar, plus tons of prizes and raffles. For more information or to register, email Mike McMahon at boomie6607@aol.com or Gary Tetrault at vfwgarytet@yahoo.com.

On The Calendar

Friday, October 25: The Westhampton United Methodist Church will host a barbecue, starting at 5:30 p.m., to raise money for its heating oil fund. There will be barbecue chicken, clam pie, meatloaf, homemade side dishes and dessert. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and younger. For more information, call Pastor Bob at (631) 288-1478.

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