Water Mill Community Notes, May 1

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Water Mill residents are smart. The very fact that we live here is proof. Some of those smarts were put to the test on Saturday evening when the Water Mill Community Club held its very first, hopefully to become annual, Trivia Night on Saturday, April 26. All teams in attendance enjoyed competing in six rounds of general knowledge questions and two rounds of theme-based questions designed to the test the participants’ knowledge of company logos and country flags. Congratulations to the team comprising Bob Burden, Marilyn Burden, Louise Kelly and Bob Kelly for winning first place in the trivia competition. A tip of the hat to committee members Eileen Noonan, Cindy Corwith, Danny McKeever and Pat Sliwienski for organizing the event and adding something new to the WMCC calendar.Next up on that calendar is the annual Covered Dish Supper and Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. at the Community House. All members are invited to attend and partake in a delicious dinner of homemade dishes and to hear an update of the club’s activities for 2014. If you do plan to attend, please email Pat Sliwienski, psliwiensk@aol.com, by Monday, May 5.

Paul and Shelley Lindenauer sent word that they have returned to our lovely hamlet after wintering in Florida (and this was a good one to do that!). They are thrilled to be home and they’ve brought some news with them: On April 12, the entire family was blessed to be together in Miami Beach at Temple Beth David Synagogue to celebrate the bas mitzvah of their first granddaughter Zoe Weiss. Zoe is the daughter of Jessica and Howard Weiss who reside in Potomac, Maryland, and, incidentally, they were married at the same Temple Beth David 16 years ago. Dinner followed at Perricones in Miami and the Weiss family left the next day to celebrate on a vacation in Costa Rica.

Opportunities to country line dance at the Water Mill Community Club are dwindling. This Saturday, May 3, is the second to last and it will feature Bob Isaacs calling the moves to the music of the Barnburners.

Head on down and bring your family and friends, and a snack to share (and wear soft soled shoes).

The last dance (sounds so ominous) is June 7 with Dick Haile calling the moves. Dancing will resume in October.

This Saturday, the Watermill Center invites the public to its new Saturdays @ WMC, which will include a tour of the center building and grounds, a movement class taught by New York City-based dancer and teacher Blakeley White-McGuire, and a workshop creating recycled material gardens led by local artist Laura Rozenberg in partnership with OLA of Eastern Long Island. Adults and children are welcome to participate in both workshops. The afternoon will conclude with a showing of work by Watermill Resident Artists Fanni Futterknecht and Marianne Vlaschits. Staged on the grounds of the center, their work in progress, titled Metamorphic, is an animated garden performance installation.

Admission to the workshops and the tour are free but reservations are required. Go to www.watermillcenter.org for details.

On a personal note, I am old enough to remember how far into the future the changing of the millennium (don’t get all technical with me on the year) seemed. And so that is why it is utterly mind-boggling to me that my millennial baby, Jack, is now 14. He celebrated the day by going to school on Tuesday, April 29. Oh, and yes, cake and presents with the family after dinner. Happy birthday, Jack!

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