Hampton Bays Community Notes, May 8

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Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers and mothers-to-be. Enjoy your day in the limelight, ladies!The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Center is once against hosting its Mother’s Day Plant Sale. The sale begins today, Thursday, May 8, and runs through Sunday, May 11, at the facility at Munn’s Pond County Park, 228 West Montauk Highway.

All proceeds go to help the center in its efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured wildlife.

The Hampton Bays Fire Department is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, May 10, from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Substation 1 at 106 Ponquogue Avenue. If you are 16 or older and in good health, please give the gift of life. Those under the age of 17 must get parental permission.

Looking for summer or year-round employment? Head on over to Southampton Town Youth Bureau’s Summer Job and Internship Fair next week on Tuesday, May 13, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., in the Town’s Community Center located at 25 Ponquogue Avenue.

Youths between the ages of 16 and 25 are invited to attend. Bring along your resume or history of employment because many businesses will be hiring on the spot. Questions? Call (631) 702-2421 or log on at www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau.

SUNY at New Paltz has announced that Julie Healy was named on the dean’s list for the fall term. And Stephen Garcia earned a spot on the President’s List at Farmingdale State College. Nice going!

Attention all seniors at Hampton Bays High School! The Hampton Bays Civic Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a full-time resident of Hampton Bays.

To qualify, applicants need to write a one- to two-page essay reflecting their vision of the future of “Hampton Bays In The Year 2024.” Essay requirements and an application form can be obtained from the school’s guidance office and the deadline for entries is at noon next Thursday, May 15. For further information, email info@Hbcivic.org or give Marion Boden a call at (631) 728-0051.

Residents who do not attend the high school here in Hampton Bays should have their school’s guidance office contact Marion Boden at (631) 728-0051 for a copy of the application and contest guidelines. Good luck!

Are you in a band? Well, then hop on the bandwagon for Southampton Town Youth Bureau’s Battle of the Bands contest on Friday, June 13, over at the Ponquogue Beach pavilion.

If you’d like to get your group entered into the competition, log on to www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau for an application form and more information. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 16, at 4 p.m.

Camp Invention, a nationally acclaimed summer enrichment program, will be visiting Hampton Bays this summer during the week of July 14-18. It will be held at the Hampton Bays Middle School.

The week-long day camp, for students entering grades one through six, offers hands-on problem solving using math, science, engineering and technology in a creative and fun atmosphere. To learn more about that, log on to www.campinvention.org.

On The Calendar

Saturday, May 10: Poet’s Rising group, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Call (631) 728-6141 or (631) 728-4637.

Saturday, May 10: “Hampton Abbey Tea” in the Fireside Room of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 165 Ponquogue Avenue. There are two seatings: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and available online at www.stmaryshb.org or by calling Julie Sheehan at (631) 996-4421.

Saturday, May 10: Metropolitan Opera’s live simulcast performance of “La Cenerentola,” 12:55 p.m., United Artists Theater, 119 West Montauk Highway. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $19 for children. An encore will be shown on Wednesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, visit the box office or go to www.Fathomevents.com.

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