Quogue Community Notes, January 30


Anyone in the village who is looking to get her or his resume in shape might want to check out the Quogue Library workshop tonight, Thursday, January 30, at 6 p.m., on creating resumes using Microsoft Word.The workshop will include an introduction to a variety of templates available within MS Word and from Microsoft’s template collection online. Participants should bring resume information, education history and reference contacts. This program is free for Quogue Library cardholders, $5 to all others; call (631) 653-4224, ext. 101, to register.

With February upon us, it’s time to start thinking hearts and flowers. On Saturday, February 1, at 2 p.m., the lovers at the Quogue Library are hosting a Valentine Floral Arrangement workshop led by the very talented and award-winning floral designer Claire Penney.

All are asked to bring garden clippers to the workshop; the fee is $25, due upon registration. For more information or to register, call the library at (631) 653-4224, ext. 101.

Parents and students interested in taking advantage of the next batch of enrichment programs at the Quogue School can get started by signing up next Tuesday, February 4, either after the morning meeting or at 2:45 p.m. that day.

All enrichment programs will begin on Monday, February 24, the students’ first day back after the one-week mid-winter recess from February 17 to 21.

On Wednesday, February 5, there will be an 11:30 a.m. dismissal, in order to accommodate parent-teacher conferences on the topic of student performance over the last marking period at the school.

Speaking of enrichment, every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Quogue Library, children age 5 to 12 are invited to come “rock the blocks” in a special Legos at the Library program. Legos will be provided. For more information call (631) 653-4224, ext. 101.

This weekend marks the opening of the February exhibition at the Quogue Library Art Gallery, “Natural Elements: Landscape Oils by Mary Laspia.”

Ms. Laspia is inspired by the endless landscapes found on the East End of Long Island. She has captured these views by choosing palettes that reflect a particular mood, which she says expresses her personal interaction with the area and invites a shared, familiar experience with the viewer.

Light and mood are predominant features of Ms. Laspia’s work. Over the past 15 years she was mentored by Janet Jennings and other accomplished artists in the area and has developed a unique style of representing the famous light of the East End.

She has shown her work on eastern Long Island and in New York, including at Karyn Mannix Contemporary in Southampton, Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, Guild Hall in East Hampton, Ashawagh Hall in Springs, and Pen and Brush in New York City.

Art Gallery committee member Doreen Ceglia is chair for this show, which will be on display from February 1 through 26. An artist’s reception is scheduled on Saturday, February 15, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The Hampton Theatre Company production of “Heroes” closed on Sunday after a successful run, with director Andrew Botsford expressing his gratitude to all those who came out to see it. Next up from HTC at the theater will be Larry Shue’s delightful comedy, “The Foreigner,” opening for a three-week run on Thursday, March 13. Stay tuned for details.

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