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Nov 7, 2011 12:24 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Eastport Community Notes, November 10

Nov 9, 2011 2:15 PM

I love clocks that set themselves to the new time when daylight-saving time ends. Of course, any Apple product automatically knows the new time, and so does the cable box. But as for the rest of the timepieces in our lives, we have to figure out how to change them manually!

I think the car is the hardest one and I can never remember how to do it. My cellphone was another challenge. The stove, coffeemaker and microwave were pretty easy. You almost have to be a rocket scientist to figure out those contraptions that turn your lights on and off at a certain time. I think I got it right after a few tries. I will know tonight at the new dusk time if I succeeded!

The Eastport South Manor Community for the Arts (ESMCA) is a relatively new group that’s dedicated to bringing theater productions back to the high school stage at Eastport South Manor. Both the spring and fall plays were cut out of this year’s school budget and ESMCA members have been working hard raising funds to help finance a spring musical. So far they have had several successful fundraisers, including a yard sale, a bake sale, a golf outing and a chalk festival.

Next up on the agenda are two events planned for this Sunday, November 13, at the high school. From noon until 3 p.m., ESMCA is hosting a Princess Tea Party and Pirate Scavenger Hunt at the high school. This event is open to elementary school-age children through the fourth grade.

It will be an afternoon of fun for all our local boys and girls. Our princesses will enjoy an afternoon of princess etiquette and other princess-theme activities and our young pirates will swashbuckle the afternoon away with a scavenger hunt and more. The cost is $15 per child and the fee includes lunch and fun goodies. All children are encouraged to come in costume.

Then on Saturday, November 19, from 8 a.m. until noon, ESMCA is hosting a pancake breakfast at the high school. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee or tea. Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students and children, and will be available for purchase from high school students or by request by emailing info@esmca.org.

There is information on the group’s website, www.esmca.org, about all upcoming events, as well as periodic updates regarding the progress that’s being made in keeping the arts alive at ESM. The goal is to fund a spring musical in 2012. ESMCA members gratefully thank the ESM community for their continued support.

Don’t Skip Breakfast: Eastport Fire Department members will continue hosting their famous buffet breakfasts all this month at the firehouse on Union Avenue. Breakfast will be served the next three Sundays—November 13, 20 and 27—from 8 a.m. until noon. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for kids. All proceeds will benefit the fire department. Make sure you stop by!

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