Instead of ringing in the New Year, I spent all of last week curled up on my couch fighting a nasty case of the flu. But luckily, I had my two favorite nurses taking very good care of me! Our sweet dog Truman kept a watchful eye on me while my husband Tim made sure there was an endless supply of soup, tissues, NyQuil and hot tea to keep me going. I hope it’s gone by next week and I’ll have more interesting news to report.If you are in good health head on over to the Southampton Fire House on the corner of Hampton Road and Narrow Lane on Tuesday, January 14, from noon to 7:15 and donate blood. Schmidt’s Market has generously donated hot chowder to refuel all those who donate. I suggest that you drink a lot of fluids beforehand and don’t forget to bring your ID.
The Southampton Colonial Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will screen “Ocean Frontiers” at its next meeting on Saturday, January 11, at 10 a.m. at the Southampton home of Kathleen Hendrickson, located at 75 Jennings Avenue. For additional information call (631) 283-6409.
Check out the Rogers Memorial Library’s January photography exhibition, “Off Island,” by Danielle Leef in the Madelle Hegeler Semerjian Gallery. An artists reception is planned for Friday, January 10, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Vocalist Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio will offer a winter evening concert on Friday, January 10, at 7 p.m.
Cross Island, featuring cellist Suzanne Mueller and pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas, with guest violist/violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma, will perform on Sunday, January 12, at 3 p.m.
Jennifer Ryan will offer a motivational lecture on creating order in the new year on Monday, January 13, at 5:30 p.m. She will cover managing time, money, environment and perspective.
Valerie diLorenzo will offer “Unpack Your Mac,” on Tuesday, January 14 and 21, at 6:45 p.m. There is a $15 fee for this class and registration is required.
Local chef and author Ellen Greaves will be at the library on Wednesday, January 15, at noon, to present a tasting of various salts and peppers, Parmesan cheeses, juices, chocolates, and more. Limited seating.
To register for any program, contact (631) 283-0774, ext. 523, or visit www.myrml.org.