Westhampton Community Notes, May 1


Elwood Dayton stopped by my office last week to inform me that his mother, Mary Dayton of Westhampton Beach, celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, April 30. Elwood, his sister Lorraine and the rest of the family would like to wish Mary a very happy 100th birthday!East End Hospice has opened registration for Camp Good Grief, which will be held at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River from August 18 to 22. There is no fee for children to attend because the costs are underwritten by proceeds from various Hospice events and thrift shop proceeds.

The camp is run on a first come, first served basis, though organizers would like to give preference to first-time attendees, so return campers might be placed on a waiting list. To register, please call Angela Byrne at (631) 288-8400.

Human Understanding and Growth Seminars (aka HUGS) will host its 12th annual Spring Fling Bowling Fundraiser this Friday, May 2, over at Wildwood Lanes on Lake Avenue in Northampton. Check-in will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $40 per bowler.

I’ll be there showing off my non-bowling skills, along with the crews from Westhampton True Value and Cow Palace (aka Justin’s Chop Shop). I hope to see you there, too. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (631) 288-9505.

The Westhampton Presbyterian Church, located at 90 Meetinghouse Road on Quiogue, will hold a rummage sale on Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. until noon, which is also their famous Bag Sale day.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host the eighth annual Seeds of Hope Tanzania Outreach Chinese auction at the Westhampton Beach church next Thursday, May 8, starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will provide funding for various projects, including maintaining an orphanage for 14 children in the African nation.

The Westhampton Beach Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 10, in the municipal parking lot at 85 Mill Road. There will be more than 40 vendors selling locally grown, caught or homemade items every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through November 22.

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will be holding its annual Garden Festival next month, from Thursday, May 8, through Sunday, May 11. There will be an assortment of plants and flowers sold on the Great Lawn here in Westhampton Beach, as well as the hospital’s new medical campus, located on Route 111 in Manorville, and the Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers are now selling $10 garden vouchers that can be redeemed for $15 worth of merchandise at the festival. The deadline to buy those vouchers is this coming Tuesday, May 6. Visit www.pbmchealth.org for more information.

International Fitness Instructor Oscar Gonzalez is offering a free 90-minute Master Class of Zumba and Body Barre on Saturday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. The class will take place at Dance Center of the Hamptons, 10 Mitchell Road in Westhampton Beach. There will also be a dietician and chiropractor on site to answer any health and fitness questions you may have.

For more information or to register for the class, please call Denise at (203) 536-1159 or you can email her at denisefreda@gmail.com.

The Fresh Air Fund is looking for local families to host children from disadvantaged communities for a week this summer. If you are interested, they will be holding an open house on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., at the Southampton Inn, located at 91 Hill Street in Southampton.

To RSVP or obtain more information, call (800) 367-0003, ext. 8969, or you can email dasirifi@freshair.org.

The Westhampton Beach Amazing Race will be held on Saturday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. and is being co-sponsored by the Hurricane Education Foundation, the Kiwanis Key Club and Rotary Interact. The cost is $100 for a team of two to six people, and prizes will be given to the top three teams.

You can email amazingrasewhb@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page for additional information.

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