Hampton Bays Community Notes, March 6

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It is finally time to spring ahead! Daylight-saving time begins this Sunday, March 9. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before retiring on Saturday night.Another sure sign that spring is in the air is that the starlings have returned to my backyard.

It won’t be long now!

Here’s some great news. The Canal Café has reopened for the season. The restaurant is serving lunch and dinner on Thursdays, from noon until 9:30 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays, from noon to 10 p.m., and on Sundays and Mondays, from noon until 9 p.m.

Proprietors Paul and Parker Hodges would like me to let readers know that their two-for-one entrées are also being offered again on Mondays as well. I cannot wait to sink my teeth into a lobster roll!

Bill Deinzer over at Hampton Bay’s Pet Supply at 266 West Montauk Highway is pleased to announce that the shop has a new self-service dog wash/professional grooming room for your convenience. Bill will supply the room, the towels and the clean-up. You can bring along your own shampoo—or buy it there. Call (631) 723-3800 for more details.

Happy birthday to Dean and Deanna Devon. The twins will be celebrating their big day on Monday, March 10.

Alexandra Pandolfo is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence for the fall term at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

And Loyola University has announced that Kathryn Bulanowski and Lian McGarity have each achieved dean’s list acclaim for the fall semester at the campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Congratulations to all on a job well done.

The Hampton Bays Assembly of God is offering an instructional DVD teaching by Pastor Rick Warren called “Raising Your Kids Without Raising Your Blood Pressure.” The workshop begins this Sunday, March 9, and will be held every Sunday through March 23. The sessions will be offered from 3:45 until 5:30 p.m. at the church located at 109 Ponquogue Avenue.

The first session will address the topic of how to raise healthy kids; the second class is about how to bring out the best in your children; and the third session will deal with the subject of hope for hurting parents. Light refreshments and child care will be provided. If you’d like to attend, please call (631) 723-1847 to reserve a seat.

The Hampton Bays Public Library is offering one of its popular dinner/theater packages to see the Hampton Theatre Company’s performance of “The Foreigner” next Friday, March 14. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the play, it is a comedy written by Larry Shue and about an awkward and shy “foreigner” and his adventure in the wilds of Georgia.

Tickets are $50 and include a delicious dinner (with tax and tip) at 5 p.m. at 1 North Steakhouse, followed by the 7 p.m. show at the Quogue Community Hall at 125 Jessup Avenue in the village. Reservations and payment are required by Monday, March 10. Stop by the front circulation desk to sign up.

On The Calendar

Saturday, March 8: The Poets Rising group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. For more information, call Beverly Livernoche at (631) 728-4637.

Wednesday, March 12: “Cooking for a Healthy Cure with Jenny,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Learn what foods you can eat that will help you feel better. Call (631) 728-6241 to register.

Saturday, March 15: “Recipes to Die For!” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. John Smith will share his experience of when he went undercover for the federal government and lived among some notorious gangsters in the Witness Protection Program, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. To reserve a seat, call (631) 728-6241.

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