Spring is in the air! The green leaves of daffodils are sprouting higher each day and my evergreen Oregon grape holly (Mahonia aquifolium) has finished flowering. Its abundant seeds will soon become bright purple berries, providing food for my songbirds at a time of year when there is not a lot of food around. I could not be happier!
Even the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society is in its springtime-mode with a presentation at this month’s meeting entitled “Soil Makes a Garden Grow.” Master gardener and Green Guerilla graduate Roxanne Zimmer will discuss ways to improve soil vitality, as well as the quality of our air and water. For details, see “On The Calendar” below.
And more good news: Dockers Waterside Restaurant and Marina opens for its 23rd season on Friday, March 16, with Friends and Family Night. Drinks are $5 and a fantastic three-course dinner for $24.95 will be served. For information, visit www.dockerswaterside.com.
Congratulations go out to Amanda Britton who was named to the dean’s list at Boston University.
Get your tickets early for the best event in town. The East Quogue Fire Department is hosting its second annual “A Night of Comedy” on Saturday, March 31. Tickets for the fundraiser cost $40 per person and include dinner and the show. A 50/50 raffle will add to the fun. For more information, call 653-5101 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, finally, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge has several fantastic events scheduled for the upcoming week. “Zima,” the embracing of nature and winter by the professional acting and dance troupe the Neo-Political Cowgirls, takes place on Saturday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m. The Full Moon Night Hike begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 8. And Earth Yoga with Amy Hess is set for every Wednesday in March, starting at 9 a.m. For information on these events, please visit www.quoguewildliferefuge.org.
On The Calendar
Friday, March 2: World Day of Prayer starts at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 580 Main Road om Quiogue. Call Ginny Bennetter at 591-3825 for more details.
Saturday, March 3: “An Evening with Medium Jim Fargiano,” 7 p.m., at Georgio’s, 100 Fox Hill Drive No. 2 in Calverton. Tickets cost $75 each if bought online and $90 if purchased at the door. For information, visit www.jimfargiano.com.
Monday, March 5: The East Quogue Homemakers meet at the East Quogue Firehouse on Montauk Highway at 10 a.m. to work on their projects.
Monday, March 5: The Eastern Long Island Audubon Society meets at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. The nature chat starts at 7:15 p.m., followed by the main program at 8 p.m. For information, visit www.easternlongislandaudubonsociety.org.
Sunday, March 11: “Generation Runway,” a fabulous mother-daughter fashion show featuring clothing from local boutiques, takes place at 4 p.m. at 230 Elm in Southampton. Proceeds benefit the Flying Point Foundation for Autism. Tickets cost $50 for adults and $25 for children under 12 years of age. For information, visit www.generationrunway.eventbrite.com.