Quogue Community Notes, May 29

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While many consider Memorial Day weekend the starting line for the summer “season,” the real cognoscenti around these parts all know that the real world social scene, the kind that truly knits this lovely community together, gets under way with the Quogue School PTA Chicken Dinner.This year’s evening of delicious food, great music, splendid raffle prizes, decadent sundaes, outstanding silent auction items, and all kinds of fun and games for young and old alike will unfold like a blooming rose on Friday, June 6, at the Quogue Elementary School on Edgewood Road.

The silent auction items include electronics, golf, professional sports tickets, restaurant packages and more. Tickets are $20 for adults or $10 for kids; raffle tickets are $10 for a book of six. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (917) 693-9406.

The PTA is also offering local businesses and families the opportunity to support Arts in Education programs at the Quogue School by underwriting elements of this annual major fundraiser. Sponsors who provide underwriting and donors of silent auction items will be helping to create and support the kind of opportunities linked to exposure to the arts that enrich and enhance the extensive curriculum the Quogue School embraces.

For more information about sponsorship and silent auction donations, call (917) 693-9406. Checks made out to “Quogue School PTA” may also be mailed to PO Box 1491, Quogue, NY 11959; All donations are tax deductible.

It has been a good spring so far for Emily Hubbard of Quogue. First she was named to the dean’s list at Champlain College, having posted a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Then the graphic design and digital media major was one of 476 graduates who were awarded diplomas and degrees at the Champlain College commencement at Edmunds Field in Burlington, Vermont, on May 3.

Congratulations on all counts, Emily.

Tonight, Thursday, May 29, starts the second week of performances for the Hampton Theatre Company production of “God of Carnage,” Yasmina Reza’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning comedy about two sets of parents squaring off over an altercation between their 11-year-old sons.

Audiences at the first four performances last weekend seemed delighted to laugh at the unraveling of civility and maturity as the two couples reveal their darker sides and what they consider truly important as initial efforts to compete for the high moral ground devolve into a free-for-all.

Shows are on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through June 8. For ticket information or reservations, visit www.hamptontheatre.org or call 1-866-811-4111.

Speaking of theatrical experiences, the Quogue Library is offering one this weekend, “The Class of Life” with Paul Failla, on Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m.

“The Class of Life” takes the audience on a journey that explores one man’s life, beginning on the last day of his distinguished career as a police officer. Through his reminiscences, the audience learns about his motivation to become an officer, the pride he feels in his Italian heritage, his upbringing and his married life.

The emotional roller coaster of “The Class of Life” draws on a blend of humor, drama, song, dance, and life experience. To reserve seats, call the library at (631) 653-4224, ext. 101.

In the Coming Up Soon department, At Quaquanantuck notes with glee that the Quogue Chamber Music classical music concert series and educational outreach program will be offering its next performance on Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the Quogue Community Hall.

The guest artists for this concert, back by popular demand, will be the Amphion String Quartet, performing the music of Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven. In line with tradition, there will be a post-concert celebration at the home of a patron. Visit www.quoguechambermusic.com for more information.

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