East Hampton Community Notes, February 20

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I have only one thought as I start this week’s column. I am over it. Granted, I write these columns on Sunday morning, and as I look outside, all I see is 10 more inches of snow on the ground. Hopefully, by the time the paper hits the streets, it has rained and the snow is gone.This Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m., Charlie King is coming to East Hampton to share his music. This community event is an effort to bring people together in the depths of winter and reflect on the life and work of folk hero Pete Seeger. The late Pete Seeger called Charlie King “One of the best songwriters of our time.” The concert will take place at Windmill Village II, located at 219 Accabonac Road. There will be a suggested donation of $15. The money raised will go to the Whalebone Village Apartment’s Parenting Program, an exemplary community initiative. Please contact ellaengelsnow@gmail.com for further details.

On Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., Guild Hall and HIFF present a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” hosted by Alec Baldwin. Every 10 years, British Film journal Sight & Sound polls hundreds of critics, academics and film distributors to assemble their list of the 50 Best Films of all time. In 2012, after a 50 year run by Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane,” Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece “Vertigo” was named the Best Film of all time. Voices were raised, drinks were spilled, arguments ensued, as there was a new number one. Among Hitchcock’s many classics, the film stars Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in a tale of obsessive love set in San Francisco. “Vertigo” takes a number of unexpected turns in presenting a work that encompasses so many of Hitchcock’s recurrent themes. Presented by the Hamptons International Film Festival, in cooperation with Guild Hall, join host Alec Baldwin for this special screening. Tickets are available online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office three hours prior to curtain. You can also get tickets through theatermania.com or by calling (866) 811-4111.

Remember Guild Hall’s 76th Artists Members Exhibition is now accepting entrants for the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still offered. Visit GuildHall.org to download a registration packet. For more information, please contact Michelle Klein at michelle@guildhall.org or 324-0806.

On Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Guild Hall hosts its Table Talk series with “Poker Tips from a Pro with Frack Ackley.” This is a series of lively lectures and engaging discussions on fascinating topics by local experts. Held in the Boots Lamb Education Center at Guild Hall, the lectures are open to all and are free (however a $10 donation would be appreciated if you are so inclined). Meet, mingle, munch and learn while enjoying coffee and light refreshments generously provided by The Golden Pear. For more information, please contact Michelle at 324-0806 x19 or Jennifer at x25. If you have a hot topic worth talking about, please email program curator Judith Bresler at judithabresler@gmail.com.

On Monday, at 5:45 p.m., is a one-hour, full-bodied dance class offered on a donation basis by Jamie Lerner. There will be different music & dance styles each week at the Body Shop, located 26 Newtown Lane.

Many things had to be canceled due to this past weekend’s snowstorm.

The Shoreline Sweep beach cleanup, that was postponed for the past two weekends, is now planned for this Saturday, with a rain date of Sunday. Updates on the status of that event can be checked at ImaginationNature.com. Click on the Shoreline Sweep link.

My annual Love & Passion show also had been canceled, but will take place this Saturday, from 5 to 8 p.m., in Water Mill, between the Sara Nightingale and the Hampton Hang Gallery at 688 Montauk Highway.

Spring cannot get here soon enough. Enjoy.

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