January 10, 2007
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Wednesday, January 10
East Hampton Town hosts dodge ball for adults at the Montauk Playhouse at 7:30 each Wednesday night.
The Wainscott School District Board of Trustees meets at 7:30 in the chapel. On the agenda is review of bids for the new facility and the organizational structure, particularly the disposition of the fourth grade, of the school.
Thursday, January 11
Call the Southampton Town Parks & Recreation Department to register for its new "Learn to Paint with Acrylics" program. Designed for adults, the classes will be held Thursdays beginning January 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No drawing experience is needed for the class, which runs thru February 22 at the town's Jackson Avenue Arts & Crafts Center in Hampton Bays. The fee is $85 for residents of Southampton Town, $95 for non-residents, plus a $15 materials charge. Phone 728-8585 to sign up.
Adults can get their salsa on with Latin Dance exercise, offered by Southampton Town from 8 to 9 p.m., also Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m., starting this week and running through February 10. Call 728-8585 to sign up. Course fee is $50 for residents; non-residents pay $10 more.
The Town of East Hampton Department of Parks and Recreation presents "Thursday's Child" through February 15. From 10 to 11:15 a.m. young ones aged six months to 18 months can enjoy explorative play and socialization. Held at the youth park on Abraham's Path in Amagansett, the program is offered free. Call 324-2417 to learn more.
The Town of East Hampton is sponsoring open basketball at the Montauk Playhouse for children ages 12 to 17 on Thursdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 668-1612 for more info.
Every Thursday night through February 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. the Amagansett Library hosts a creative writing workshop for teens 13 and older. "Creating Characters That Live" concentrates on techniques used in creating characters. Call 267-3810 for details.
Friday, January 12
All The King's Men, the 1949 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, will be the feature at Amagansett Library's Friday Night at the Movies. Show time is 7 p.m. Call 267-3810 for details.
Can you Camus? Yes, indeedy. Friday at the Movies at John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor screens Who's Camus Anyway? The free film commences at 6:30 p.m. and children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Town of East Hampton sponsors open basketball at the Montauk Playhouse for children (ages 12 to 17) on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 668-1612 for more info.
TGIF Toddler provides free arts and crafts, storytelling and imaginative play for two and three year olds, each Friday through February 16 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at the Amagansett Youth Park on Abraham's Path. The Town of East Hampton Department of Parks and Recreation sponsors the program. Got questions? Call 324-2417.
The Riverhead High School Key Club presents "The Key Club Talent Show," a fundraiser to help "Save the Children Darfur," starting at 7 p.m. The show will feature music, song, dance and comedy. Admission: $8. Call 727-0900 for more info.
Saturday, January 13
An antiques show and exhibit, featuring a certified appraiser who will lecture about identifying antiques will be held in Hampton Bays at the Red Creek Park Activity Center at 11 a.m. The show includes free appraisal, plus a prize for the person who brings in the most unusual item. Admission is $5 for Southampton Town residents, $10 for out of towners. Pre-registration is required. Call 728-8585.
Sarabelle Prince leads a journal writing workshop every week at 11 a.m. through February 17 at the John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor. Call 725-0049, ext. 27 for more information.
The Town of East Hampton sponsors open basketball at the Montauk Playhouse for adults (ages 18 & up) on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12 to 4 p.m. for children (ages 12 to 17). Call 668-1612 for more info.
Every Saturday evening, weather permitting, the folks at Custer Institute, Long Island's oldest public observatory located in Southold, offers guided observations from 6 p.m. to midnight. Call them at 765-2626 for more information.
Tone your bod at basic conditioning classes offered by the Town of Southampton Parks and Recreation Department from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. through February 3. Call 728-8585 for fees and to register.
Classes in Spiral Wave Poi, a form of juggling, will be given at the Amagansett Library through February 3, every Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for kids four and up. Call 267-3810 to learn more.
Tread a wooded trail along the shores of the Block Island Sound in Montauk. With luck, you'll see seals sunning themselves. Meet at Camp Hero Road in Montauk on the right about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch on Route 27 at 10 a.m. Ed Porco of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society hosts the hike. Call 668-2093 for more 411.
Custer Institute in Southold offers the first session in its Introductory to Astronomy Course. Six sessions in all will leave you versed in the night sky. Custer members pay just $45 for the full class, $10 per individual session. Non-Members come up with $60, with individual sessions running $13 each. Advance registration is required. Call 765-2626.
Experts from the Aikenkai Shotoh-kan Karatedo Federation will demonstrate protective strategies for teens at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton at 1 p.m. Registration is required, call 283-0774 ext.548.
Walk from Tiana Bay to Flanders Bay with the Southampton Trails Preservation Society. To begin the seven plus mile Bay to Bay Blast, meet at Munns County Park on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. Tony Garro (725-5861) leads the way.
Sunday, January 14
Hike the last leg of the Paumanok Path, 8.5 miles that take you through Theodore Roosevelt County Park, the Point Woods Trail, and Camp Hero State Park in Montauk. The hike, led by Ken Kindler at 9 a.m. and sponsored by the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, ends with a short ceremony recognizing hikers who completed all 45 miles of the Path in East Hampton. Meet at the parking lot across from Kirk's Park at the western end of downtown Montauk. Phone 563-4354 for further information.
Perambulate the path in Flanders, checking out a pretty version of the Paumanok Path in the Pine Barrens. Meet at Spinny Road and Route 24 at 9:45 a.m. to embark on the seven-mile excursion, presented by the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference. For details call, 514-9487.
Hike both Tuckahoe Woods and Swamp with Ken Bieger (283-5432) of the Southampton Trails Preservation Society. The moderate paced amble covers three to four miles over a two hour period, beginning at 10 a.m. Meet at the intersection of Sebonac Road and North Magee Street in Southampton.
The Sunday service for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork will feature Sue Penny of the UUCSF worship committee. She'll lead a discussion entitled "The Native American Legend of Jumping Mouse." The morning program, which begins at 10:30 a.m., features an intergenerational service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision. Services are held at UU headquarters on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.
Slides offering a photographic tour of the lush gardens and historic landmarks of the English Lake District will be on the agenda for the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons's first lecture of the New Year. The group meets in the main auditorium of the Bridgehampton Community House at 2 p.m. Admission is free for Alliance members; $10 for non-members. Call 537-2223 for more information.
Monday, January 15
The Southampton Town Parks & Rec is now accepting registrations for its AeroAbs and advanced AeroAbs II exercise classes. Those questing for six-pack abs, as opposed to a six-pack of Bud, workout from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., for the moderate level class, and 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for the hard-core tummy toners. Call 728-8585 to register. There is a fee for the program, which is offered at the Arts & Crafts Center in the town's Jackson Avenue, Hampton Bays facility.
The beloved reverend Marvin Dozier of Southampton will preside over a Martin Luther King, Jr. program at the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will host its Fourth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast in the Morris Meeting Room at 10 a.m. After a buffet breakfast, the ELI Psalmist Community Choir will sing, and Reverend Ronald Richardson, Pastor, Queen of the Rosary Parish in Bridgehampton, will speak. Local teen Tramar Pettaway will lead a group song before closing remarks. Free, but reservations are required. Call 283-0774, ext. 523.
Tuesday, January 16
The Town of East Hampton sponsors open basketball at the Montauk Playhouse for adults (ages 18 & up) on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 668-1612 for more info.
A close — ahem! — knit group of dedicated needle work aficionados meets at John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor each Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 2:30 p.m. through the end of the month. Beginner to expert skill levels are welcome to participate in "Come Knit with us." Any kind of needlework is acceptable, too.
Only 10 students will be accepted to a SAT verbal prep course sponsored by the Town of Southampton at its Hampton Bays Community Center on Ponquogue Avenue every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. through March. Residents pay $225 for the course, non-residents fork over $250. Call 728-8585 for additional information.
Wednesday, January 17
A short, but athletic hike though Stony Hill begins at 10 a.m. with Jim Zajac of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society (324-2425). Meet off Red Dirt Road, about a quarter mile east of Accabonac Road.
Keith Kouris, the owner and master chef at The Blue Duck Bakery in Southampton, will be the Rogers Memorial Library's Memorable Meals guest at noon. Patrons should bring soup or a salad; Kouris will demonstrate bread-making techniques and offer samples of several kinds of fresh bread. Reservations are required. Call 283-0774 ext. 523.
And Don't Forget!
Call the Rogers Memorial Library at 283-0774 ext. 523 to reserve tickets for their Wednesday, January 24 trip to New York City to see Mary Poppins. Just $125 gets you a bus ride to the Big Apple, snacks and orchestra seats for the 2 p.m. matinee.
Register for a Hip Hop dance program for kids 8 to 12 years old that begins January 18 from 6 to 7 p.m., running through February 15 at the Jackson Avenue, Hampton Bays facility. The program, sponsored by the Southampton Parks & Rec, is $40 for residents, $50 for out of towners. Call 728-8585.