I have been out of town for over a week and had missed the snowstorm. By looking at future forecasts, it looks like we are in for one long cold winter. We will have to see what the groundhog says on Sunday. One thing about the time of year, it seems to pass slowly but when you put it in perspective, springtime is not really all that far away. Here are a few things to keep you going until then;Friday, at 7 p.m., the East Hampton Historical Society continues its “Voices From East Hampton’s Past” Winter Lecture Series with “Frozen in Hudson’s Bay: William King’s Log of The Whaling Barque Concordia, 1864–1865,” with Ken Collum (Mr. King) and Richard Barons, narrator. Free refreshments will be served before the lecture. The event is held at the Clinton Academy, at 151 Main Street. Call 324-6850 for more information.
On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, located at 2 Gingerbread Lane Extension, for a “Happy Hearts” Party for Kids. Valentine’s arts and crafts, cookie and cupcake decorating, games and refreshments. Special musical performance by Jim Turner at 11:30 a.m. Recommended for ages two to six. Admission is free, donations welcome. Reservations requested by Wednesday, January 29. Visit www.ewecc.org or phone 324-5560.
On Tuesday, from 3 to 4 p.m., for students in grades nine through 12, the East Hampton Library will have its monthly meeting for teen volunteers to plan upcoming community service projects. Please register in the Children’s Room, 324-0222 ext. 2, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and phone number.
On Thursday, at 7 p.m., the 7th and 8th grade chorus will sing songs of love at their Valentine Cabaret Show at the middle school auditorium. Tickets are $3 each.
It’s not too late to start. The library has begun its Adult Winter Reading Program, which will run through March 21. Every time you read a book, simply fill out and return an entry form. Each week, completed entry forms will be eligible for our drawing of special prizes. A prize will be raffled off at the end of each week. Forms are due by the last day of each week and winners will be notified. Simply sign up at the Adult Reference Desk and receive your Free Giveaway and Entry Form. You can call 324-0222 ext. 3, or email email@example.com.
Every Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m., you can learn how to download eBooks for free from the library database and learn how to follow the formats on your iPad, Kindle, Nook, Nexus 7. Visit the library’s website for all programming at www.easthamptonlibrary.org.
There are a few art shows that may catch your interest. Guild Hall has the Students Art Festival on display, with works from students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The Vered Gallery has a modern and contemporary show on view, and the Drawing Room is showing works by Christine Hiebert and Diane Mayo.
My annual art show, which is a big community event, has moved from Ashawagh Hall to Water Mill. I hope that this does not deter from the great response that the show gets every year. The 9th Annual Love & Passion: Walk on the Wild is a collaboration between myself, the Hampton Hang, and the Sara Nightingale Gallery. This year’s theme is ‘Walk On the Wild Side.’ The art will be on display in both galleries. The opening reception is February 15. Drop off of art is February 13. Sara Nightingale’s ‘Blind Date’ Music Lab series will continue between the galleries. ‘Blind Date’ brings together two or more musicians who have never met and will perform together in front of an audience. Contact me to see how you can be involved. firstname.lastname@example.org.