Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, February 27

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One hardly expects to see an article on spring cleaning while skimming an “in-flight” magazine. This was the last thing I wanted to think about during our trip to escape the cabin fever that had crept up on our family during this long winter. Still, I figured I would give the article a chance since the first suggestion was to allow the kids to jump on the bed while someone else vacuums up dust. The way I see it, this could become a popular chore in my house.But the ensuing suggestions were average at best, and some were even a tad depressing. Somehow, the article listed 40 shortcuts on cleaning! I was no way near the halfway point when I discovered a more vacation-oriented article.

After all, I learned all I ever need to know about cleaning from Erma Bombeck when she said: “My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.”

For some unusual entertainment, join the folks at Quogue Wildlife Refuge for “Zima! Winter Production in the Woods” on Saturday, March 8, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This will be the third year that this unique production of humans, sculptures and displays will decorate the paths of our favorite refuge.

As guests walk through the forest a story will unfold featuring fairies and dancing sprites. Participants will be asked to help solve a riddle. This show is produced by the Neo-Political Cowgirls, an award-winning, East End dance group that enjoys doing the unexpected.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children, which includes refreshments near a campfire. Advance registration is suggested although walk-ins will be accommodated. In case of rain the performance will be held on Sunday, March 9. For more information or reservations, please call (631) 653-4771.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westhampton is holding its annual Kiwanis Casino Night this Saturday, March 1, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Ocean Resort at Bath and Tennis on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. Tickets cost $95 each and there will be a live band, raffles with prizes, hors d’oeuvres and dessert, with the catering provided by Sydney’s “Taylor” Made Cuisine.

Tickets are available by calling Terrie at (631) 288-1486, or stopping at Flowers by Rori in Quogue, or Lynne’s Cards and Gifts in Westhampton Beach.

The Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 8, from 7 to 11 p.m., at Agave’s on Mill Road in Westhampton Beach. The cost is $20 per person and that includes passed appetizers, loads of raffles and a live band. You can pay at the door.

The Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day parade will start at noon from the Westhampton Beach Middle School on Mill Road in the village on Saturday, March 15. The theme of this year’s parade is “Dream Green” and the festivities will be led by 2014 Grand Marshal Donna Conti.

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