Westhampton Community Notes, February 27

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I hope you were all able to enjoy the beautiful weather we had this past weekend. It was so nice to get out of the house and take walks on Rogers Beach on Saturday and Lashley Beach on Sunday. Unfortunately, I know the warm weather was just a tease as we are supposed to get another taste of the frigid “Polar Vortex” very soon.Is it just me or have we gone straight from freezing temperatures to summer hot spells these past few years? I hope Mother Nature doesn’t skip spring again this year and, if possible, cooperates a bit and gives us a few weeks of nice weather for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day parades. Fingers crossed.

Congratulations go out this week to Casey Sheren of Westhampton who was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Nice job, Casey!

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westhampton will hold its annual Kiwanis Casino Night this Saturday, March 1, from 7 until 11 p.m., at the Ocean Resort at Bath and Tennis, 231 Dune Road in Westhampton Beach.

Tickets cost $95 per person and come with $500 in playing chips so you can try your luck at poker, craps, blackjack or roulette. There will be live music by the band Heat Wave, as well as raffles featuring plenty of great prizes, and tasty hors d’oeuvres and desserts catered by Sydney’s “Taylor” Made Cuisine.

All proceeds from this event will go toward various Kiwanis programs, including their summer camp and pediatric trauma centers. And, as always, they will continue assisting those families in need in our community.

You can purchase tickets by calling Greg at (631) 905-4869, or by stopping by Flowers by Rori in Quogue, or Lynne’s Cards and Gifts in Westhampton Beach.

The Westhampton Presbyterian Church is hosting a World Day of Prayer service next Friday, March 7, at 4 p.m. All are welcome to join participants from many area churches in this service, which will focus on Egypt, as well as its culture in terms of worship, dance, music and food.

The Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 8, from 7 until 11 p.m., at Agave’s on Mill Road in the village. The cost is $20 to get in the door, where there will be plenty of passed appetizers, loads of raffles (including the big $100 per ticket raffle with large prizes) and, new this year, a live band as well as a DJ spinning tunes.

The Rotary Club of Westhampton will host the Harlem Wizards on Friday, March 14, from 7 until 10 p.m., in the Westhampton Beach High School gymnasium. The Wizards will take on an all-star cast of alumni, teachers and local business leaders, and will also put on a halftime show for the ages. You can also bring your photos or even basketballs for the players to autograph or you can buy souvenirs.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and there is no charge for children age 6 and younger. You can purchase tickets at Lynne’s Card and Gifts or the Bridgehampton National Bank, both here in Westhampton Beach, and, of course, from any Rotarian. For more information, please visit www.westhamptonrotary.org.

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

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