East Quogue Community Notes, January 16

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Just before the big snowstorm hit, I received an email from Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services asking residents to sign up for Smart911. I did and I urge everyone to do so.It is a free service wherein we create our own safety profile, which then becomes immediately available to 911 responders. In an emergency, when seconds count, having already provided 911 with all the pertinent details concerning medical conditions, pets and bedroom placement could save your life. For more information, visit www.smart911.com.

Our kids are at it again! Congratulations go to East Quogue’s Grant Gappelberg and Max Pazera. Both boys medaled at the Long Island Classic gymnastic event held in Medford earlier this month.

Grant received his fifth place medal for vault, as well as a medal for all-around. Max won first place on still rings, vault, floor, pommel horse and parallel bars, as well as top honors in the all-around category. The boys train at Flip Flop Gymnastics in Westhampton Beach.

If you are looking for fun things to do to chase away those winter blues, the Quogue Library has three great events scheduled for this Saturday, January 18.

In the morning, East Quogue’s Eileen Schwinn, past president of the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, will discusses the “Birds of Winter” at 10 a.m. A field trip to a local pond to identify winter waterfowl will immediately follow the presentation.

In the afternoon, from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m., an artist’s reception for Gail Miro will take place. Gail’s works of acrylic, oil and pencil on paper reflect her life in the mountains of New England, as well as along the coast of Long Island. Her exhibit “Dream” runs in the Art Gallery through Thursday, January 30.

And, in the evening, the library’s Film Feast features the German drama “Barbara.” The feast begins at 6:30 p.m., and the film at 7:15 p.m. Admission is a beverage to share and a dish that serves at least six.

For information and reservations for all library events, call (631) 653-4224, or visit www.quoguelibrary.org.

And, finally, only 62 days to get through before spring arrives!

On The Calendar

Saturday, January 18: “Solar City” informational program at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge begins at 2 p.m. Call (631) 653-4771.

Tuesday, January 21: East Quogue Elementary School Board of Education meeting starts at 7:45 p.m. in the cafetorium of the school on Central Avenue.

Wednesday, January 22: East End Women’s Network progressive dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. at Baby Moon Restaurant, located at 238 Montauk Highway in Westhampton Beach.

Friday, January 24: Join several East Quogue artists at East End Arts, from 5 to 7 p.m., for the opening reception of the annual members’ art show, “The Muse.” The art gallery is located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead.

Monday, January 27: The annual meeting of the East Quogue Cemetery Association takes place at 7 p.m. at the East Quogue United Methodist Church parish hall on Montauk Highway. All stockholders and lot owners are welcome to attend.

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