Gurney's Inn
April 25, 2007



Wednesday, April 25

East Hampton Town hosts dodge ball for adults at the Montauk Playhouse every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon meet at noon. East Hampton Village Mayor Paul Rickenbach will be the guest speaker. The event will be held "in the footprint of the village," as the mayor is fond of saying, at the 1770 House Restaurant and Inn. Fee: $45, with a cash bar. RSVP to the Chamber at 324-0362.

Thursday, April 26

The Town of East Hampton offers free explorative play and socialization for youngsters six months to 23 months. Caregivers or parents should plan to stick around for the session, which runs from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at the Amagansett Youth Park.

Discipline is not a dirty word! The Family Resource Center of the East Hampton Town Department of Human Resources presents a workshop series for parents of kids 10 and under. This week is the last installment of the three part series on discipline. It will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Amagansett Public School. The series is based on the seven principles of discipline used in the Cornell Cooperative Extension curriculum. Call 324-4947 to learn more about the free program.

Friday, April 27

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.

It's TGIF Toddler at the Amagansett Youth Park brought to little kiddles and their caregivers by the East Hampton Town Department of Parks and Recreation. Two and three year olds, accompanied by an adult, enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling and imaginative play from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Call 324-2417 to learn more.

The Crazy Monkey Art Festival at Ashawagh Hall in Springs benefits the Children's Museum of the East End. It opens tonight with a special champagne reception and preview of works by local artists from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $25 at the door. Saturday, the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m.; admission is free. Sunday sees the festival continue, with hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a special art tour and children's activity from 1 to 2:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from all art sales will be donated to CMEE. Call 537-8250 to learn more.

The last lecture in the East Hampton Historical Society's series on East End Disasters culminates with a talk by author Tom Clavin. He'll expound on his latest tome The Pelican Disaster Off Montauk Point at 6:15 p.m. in the Clinton Academy Museum on Main Street. The event is free; arrive early for the best seats. Call 324-6850 with questions.

Saturday, April 28

Every Saturday is story time for two and three year olds at the Amagansett Free Library from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Call 267-3810 to learn more.

Bring out yer dead! Hugh King leads a tour through East Hampton's famous coffin-shaped cemetery at 10 a.m. Meet at Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village. Advance reservations are requested. Call 324-6850. Fee: $10.

Valerie King and David Jones of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society lead a hike of Fresh Pond at 10 a.m. Plan to cross a small inlet at the end of the hike, so wear appropriate shoes or boots. Meet at the Fresh Pond parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett. Call 267-3024 with questions.

Sunday, April 29

The folks from the Southampton Trails Preservation Society cross over into East Hampton with a four-mile walk through the Northwest Woods. Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Road in East Hampton, about three tenths of a mile from the Alewife Brook Road intersection at 10 a.m. Glorian Berk is your guide. Call 283- 2638 for details.

Monday, April 30

The Town of East Hampton hosts teen dodge ball at 7 p.m. at the Montauk Playhouse each week. Call 668-1612 for details.

The East Hampton Rotary Club meets every Monday night at 5:30 at CoCo Restaurant in the Maidstone Arms on Main Street. Call 238-5257 to learn more.

Tuesday, May 1

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.

Caregiver support groups sponsored by the Town of East Hampton Department of Human Services are held in Montauk, the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the library. Call Linda Norris at 324-0467 to learn more. The group is open to town residents who are primary caregivers of an elderly family member.



Wednesday, April 25

Docent-led tours are offered for every exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton Village on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. The tours are free with museum admission. Call 283-2118 ext. 48.

The Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons hosts its 10th annual silent auction from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Oasis Restaurant on Noyac Road in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $20 and include hors d'oeuvres. There will be a cash bar. Want to know more? Call 728-WILD.

It's "Too Marvelous for Words." Shirley Mole will present a lunchtime cabaret tribute to Johnny Mercer at noon at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. Admission: $3 at the door. Reservations are recommended. Call 283-0774 ext. 523.

Thursday, April 26

Bring your two- to four-year-old to the Quogue Library for Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes from 10:30 to 11 a.m. No registration required. Just drop in.

Older kids, aged two to seven, can don their jammies and head to the Quogue Library at 6:30 p.m. for an evening story time. BYO stuffed teddy.

Friday, April 27

Katherine Addleman's series of talks on the great composers at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton continues at noon with a discussion of Modeste Moussorgsky. Bring a bag lunch, the library will provide cookies and coffee. Reservations are appreciated. Call 283-0774 ext. 523.

Mommy and Me Storytime at the Quogue Library is held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. The theme-based story time is geared towards kids two to four and a half. Call 653-4224.

Attention shutterbugs!! The Quogue Library is hosting a photography club for kids in grades 4 to 6 at 3:30 p.m. call 653-4224 to join.

The Women's Association of The First Presbyterian Church of Southampton holds an indoor/outdoor yard sale from 4 to 6 p.m. in the recreation room at the church on South Main Street in Southampton. The next day stop back from 9 a.m. 'til noon for a bag sale. Proceeds benefit the church's mission project.

Saturday, April 28

Long Island's poet laureate Dan Moran, along with local poets read at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor at 2 p.m.

Hike Elliston park with the Southampton Trails Preservation Society from 10 a.m. 'til noon. Howard Reisman (283-5376) leads the way. Meet at the park entrance on Millstone Brook Road in Southampton. Same time, west of the canal: take a horseback ride with Dai Dayton. Ring her up for the 411: 537-0660.

Learn to recognize a bird by its song as the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton presents a lecture series on birding from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each lecture includes a slide presentation and includes a wine & cheese reception. This week's program, offered by renowned birder Joe Giunta, is entitled An Ear for Birding: How to recognize birds by their calls and songs." Admission is free for SoFo members. Non-members pay $25 per lecture, or $60 for the three part series. Call 537-9735 for more information.

Sit! stay! The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will offer the first trimester of Obedience 101 on Saturday mornings beginning this week, with classes at 9 or 10 a.m. The cost for the five-week program is $125 in advance. ARF adopters enjoy a discounted rate of $100. Classes are held at the ARF adoption center on Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott. Call 537-0400 ext. 201 to register.

Sunday, April 29

Gain insight into "The Belle of Amherst," as John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor hosts a presentation on Emily Dickinson at 2 p.m.

Lotus position lovers can bend and stretch for a good cause during a 12-hour Yoga-thon at Ross School to raise money for Mia Bella Zingarelli. A resident of Bridgehampton baby Mia was born with a rare metabolic disorder. A benefit for her will be held Saturday night at The Talkhouse in Amagansett (see Coming Attractions for details), and for the entire month of May, the Windswept hair salon in Water Mill and Ananda Yoga in Southampton will donate a percentage of their proceeds to Miracle for Mia, Inc. Call Windswept at 726-6410 and call 204-1219 to participate in the Yoga-thon.

Monday, April 30

The Hampton Bays Public Library on Ponquogue Avenue offers a fun and fitness for 50s and up exercise class from 10:15 to 11:15 each Monday morning through May. Call or stop in to register.

The Noyac Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Noyac School House.

Tuesday, May 1

Give them the needle. The needlework group meets at the John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor at 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Beginners to expert aficionados are welcome. No specific needle discipline is the focus. So bring your knitting, crocheting, crewel or unusual crafts.

Wednesday, May 2

Early Afternoon Elves, AKA kids two to five gather with their caregivers at the Quogue Library from 1 to 1:45 p.m. for stories and a craft. Call 653-4224 to learn more.

CACs in Hampton Bays and Sagaponack hold their monthly meetings. The latter gathers at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Bridgehampton National Bank. The former meets at the Hampton Bays Library at 7 p.m.


North Fork

Wednesday, April 25

Lee McAllister, author, naturalist and veteran hiker, offers a talk on hiking Long Island at 7 p.m. at the Mattituck Library.

Chair aerobics are offered at the Mattituck Library through May 30. Fee: $40 for eight weeks of core strengthening. Stop by the circulation desk to sign up.

Join the Southold Mothers' Club every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for a play date at Veteran's Memorial Park in Mattituck. Weather permitting.

The Southold Board of Ed. holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Friday, April 27

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques present their production of the classic musical Guys & Dolls. The curtain rises at 8 p.m., with performances on Saturday night as well. Tickets are just $8 for adults in advance, $10 at the door. Seniors pay $5. Call 369-6750.

The Southold Mothers Club hosts a Spring walk at Jean Cochran Park in Peconic at 10 a.m. meet at the circular track across the road from Tasker Park on the west side of Peconic Lane.

Saturday, April 28

How does novelist Catherine Creedon find inspiration for her books? She'll reveal her muse during a chat at the Mattituck-Laurel Library at 11 a.m. Call 298-4134 with questions.

The Southold Town Recreation Center holds a free youth fitness seminar, sponsored by 4EC. Call 765-5182 for information.

Jody Levin of the North Fork Audubon Society leads a birding excursion at Dam Pond at 8 a.m. Meet for carpooling at the red house at Inlet Pond County Park on Route 48 in Greenport, or join the group at Dam Pond. Fee: $5 for non-members. Call 765-1746 for information.

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques present their production of the classic musical Guys & Dolls at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults in advance, $10 at the door. Seniors pay $5. Call 369-6750.

Tuesday, May 1

The Southold Mothers Club hosts Bike Fun at Jean Cochran Park in Peconic at 11 a.m. Youngsters can ride their trikes around the track while moms walk and talk. Pack a lunch and picnic across the street at Tasker Park afterwards. Weather permitting. Call 298-4910 for additional info.

Wednesday, May 2

The Southold Board of Education holds a regular session at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

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