East Quogue Community Notes, April 24

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Helping me in my continuing celebration of Mother Earth was a beautiful white cabbage butterfly that flitted through my garden on Easter Sunday. Along with the Eastern towhees that arrived on Saturday, they were truly welcome harbingers of the better weather to come.And, speaking of the amazing flora and fauna that grace our lovely planet, you can continue your Earth Day celebration at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge this Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

This free event is sponsored jointly by the refuge and the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society. The celebration will include guided nature walks, live animal presentations, environmental exhibitors and special crafts for the kids, as well as self-guided kayaking and canoeing on Old Ice Pond. No reservations are necessary for this rain or shine event.

Very happy birthday wishes are winging their way to Andrew Stalters who celebrates his sixth birthday today, Thursday, April 24. Joining in the happy celebration will be Andrew’s mom and dad, Jessica and Tony, as well as his brother, Jack.

East Quogue’s Bob Kandell is inviting one and all to a “charmed by charity” fundraiser benefiting the Southampton Day Care Center. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Alex and Ani located at 10B Jobs Lane in Southampton. Light bites and energy punch will be served.

Fifteen percent of all sales will go directly to the day care center. For more information, you can shoot Bob an email at kandellr@aol.com.

And, finally, the eighth annual Stan Wong 5K for Cancer will be held on Saturday, May 17, at the Newport Beach Marina in East Moriches. If you would like to participate, donate, volunteer or become a sponsor, please visit the foundation’s website at www.stanwongfoundation.org.

On The Calendar

Tuesday, April 29: Southampton Town Trustees and Southampton Town Board members will discuss the role and significance of the Trustees, the impact of recent court challenges and the protection of our beaches at 7 p.m. over at the Hampton Bays High School auditorium, 88 East Argonne Road in Hampton Bays. All are invited.

Tuesday, May 6: East Quogue Elementary School Board of Education budget hearing, 7:45 p.m., at the Central Avenue school.

Saturday, May 10: “Hampton Abbey High Tea” at the Church of St. Mary in Hampton Bays. There will be two seatings: one at 11 a.m. and another at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and available online via Paypal at www.stmaryshb.org. You can also contact Julie Sheehan at (631) 996-4421.

Tuesday, May 20: East Quogue Elementary School budget vote, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., in the gymnasium of the elementary school on Central Avenue.

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