East Hampton Community Notes, June 12

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I guess we are in the calm before the storm. I walked around the village this weekend, maybe because it was beach weather, but it seemed the village was somewhat empty. It was easy to park and grocery shop.In comparison to what will hit us on July 1, I took advantage of it. This is a beautiful village. Window shopping and people watching can be very enjoyable.

There are a few things happening around the village. As the season progresses, there will be so much to do, you will need a stop watch to make sure you come and go from all the events in time, so as not to miss the next one. Let us enjoy it while we can.

On Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m., the East Hampton Library will have a film screening of “My Brother Anastasia” (1973) an Italian film with English subtitles. The movie is about a priest that comes to New York from Italy, and doesn’t realize that his brother is the head of the notorious crime syndicate, Murder Inc.

On Saturday, at 1 p.m., join the library for “Tea and Poetry Readings” by local featured poets Chester Kane, Michael J. Grabell, Margaret Barbour Gilbert, Vivian Eyre, Richard Lynn and Jody Mitchell.

The adult summer reading program at the library has begun. If you have not registered, you can register at the Adult Reference Desk. The club runs through September 7.

You can now borrow a tablet from the library. Through a grant from New York State, the East Hampton Library is happy to offer Google Nexus 7 tablets for borrowing. Tablets can be checked out for one week on an adult East Hampton Library card. For more information, see the circulation desk.

During the summer, you can help your child learn a second language. MUZZY Online is an award-winning language program for children. It’s an interactive and fun way to learn a second language, with eight different languages to choose from. There are stories, activities and games in Muzzy Online’s self-directed program. It is available on the children’s computers in the library and you can also use it on your home computer or any mobile device. All you need is your bar code.

For any of the above workshops/lectures, register at the reference desk or call 324-0222 extension 3, or email reference@easthamptonlibrary.org.

On Thursday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will host a Sunset and Moonrise Paddle on Goose Creek. Join in on a leisurely paddle through one of the most scenic tidal creeks on the east end—Goose Creek, also known as the Maze. This is timed to overlap with a nearly full moon rise and sunset. Bring a snack and beverage for a rest stop at Dayton Island. Life vests are required! Kayak and SUP rentals are available.

Contact Mike Bottini for rentals and for more information e-mail questions.mike@peconic.org or call 267-5228.

On Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m., the East Hampton Historical Society will host a wonderful evening at one of the loveliest summer colony houses in East Hampton. There will be drinks and hors d’oeuvres inspired by Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey, as well as music by Peter Martin Weiss, Jane Hastay, and Friends. Single tickets cost $200 and space is limited. To buy tickets, go to easthamptonhistory.org/events.php.

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, is celebrating 43 years of dance and culture. Led by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the company will perform Sortijas (Rings), a newly commissioned work by dynamic and groundbreaking Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto, on Saturday, June 14, at 8 p.m. at the John Drew Theater. The work is a duet that celebrates Latino tradition by representing the circular ties of family and friends that link communities together over generations. Check GuildHall.org for more information. Tickets can be purchased online at GuildHall.org or at the Box Office by calling (631) 324-4050. You can also go to theatermania.com or call (866) 811-4111. Orchestra and balcony tickets are $20, or $18 for members; prime orchestra is $60, $58 for members. Students are admitted free. The John Drew Theater is in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937. The number is (631) 324-0806.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) is holding a series of classes for dogs of every age. Visit www.arfhamptons.org to see what category your pooch may fit into.

High school classes end on Thursday, and final exams begin on Friday. Sorry kids, you’re almost there.

On Friday, beginning at 8:45 a.m., is John Marshall Middle School’s second grade Flag Day presentation, and at 10 a.m., begins JMMS’s Field Day. I never liked Field Day myself.

Enjoy.

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