Southampton Community News, May 15

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The 6th annual Waterfowl Hunter’s party, hosted by Ducks Unlimited to benefit the Eastern Suffolk chapter of DU, will be held on Wednesday, May 21, at the Water Mill Community Club. Eastern Suffolk DU is in the top 100 fundraising chapters of the more than 2,700 DU chapters in the United States. The event starts at 6 p.m., tickets are $35 and include a barbecue-style buffet, manned by locals Mark Borucke, Don Grodski and Randy Riess. Raffles will be available for decoys, firearms, hunting accessories and outdoor items. My house certainly does NOT need another duck print, duck call or anything detailed camo-style, but that definitely won’t deter my dad and brothers from trying to win at least one raffle item. Questions? Stephen Rempy is your guy, and his number is (631) 807-2395.The annual Bra Fashion Show and Auction, which benefits the “Heaven Can Wait” team for the LI2Day Walk, will be held this Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Social Club. All team proceeds benefit Lucia’s Angels, Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital and the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center. Tickets are $60, or $50 in advance. Call 204-9331 or email stacy@luciasangels.org for further information.

The ladies of the Southampton Elks will hold a Chinese Auction on Wednesday, May 21, at the Southampton Lodge on County Road 39. Proceeds benefit the many charities supported by the Lady Elks. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is $5. Hot dogs, sliders and more will also be for sale.

Mark your calendars! A wine tasting benefit for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will be held on Saturday, May 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Southampton Center on Jobs Lane. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Enjoy live music, snacks, and of course, a glass (or two) of wine.

Kites for a Cure is also coming up on Saturday, the 24th, at 4 p.m. at Coopers Beach, so keep that in mind as well. Kites for a Cure supports Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC). Community members come together annually to honor lung cancer survivors, remember loved ones who have lost the battle and raise funds to support the research needed. Since it was launched in 2007, Kites for a Cure has raised over 2.5 million dollars. Visit unitingagainstlungcancer.org for more information and to register.

And, lastly this week, EMS (Emergency Medical Services) week is approaching! Be on the lookout for open houses at your local ambulance barns as well as a few feature items in The Press in the coming weeks.

At The Library

The Rogers Memorial Library will offer a sing-along in memory of Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi on Thursday, May 15, at 6 p.m., with The Musical Suspects, featuring Terrry Sullivan, Dan Koontz and Bill and Ben Chaleff.

Pianist Misuzu Tanaka will perform at the library on Sunday, May 18, at 3 p.m.

The library will screen Philomena on Monday, May 19, at 3 p.m.

The library and Opera of the Hamptons will offer a lunchtime performance of songs from “Porgy and Bess,” on Wednesday, May 21, at noon, with baritone Richard Hobson, musical director Robert Wilson and artistic director Barbara Giancola.

Tickets are on sale for the library’s dinner and theater evening, featuring Yazmina Reza’s “God of Carnage,” presented by the Hampton Theatre Company, on Thursday, May 29. Patrons will meet at Stone Creek Inn at 5 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. performance at Quogue Community Hall. The fee of $53 includes a three course dinner, tax, tip and theater ticket. Reservations and payment required by May 23. Contact Hampton Theatre Company at 653-8955 or hamptontheatre@optonline.net for reservations and information.

To register for programs, go to www.myrml.org or call 283-0774.

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