Happy birthday wishes are going out this week to Bryan Schoerlin and his Dad, Christian, who share the same cake, candle and present day. Both will be celebrating on Sunday, September 18.
And happy birthday to Bob Oldeack! Bob’s special day is next Wednesday, September 21. Live it up, Bob!
Tumbleweed Tuesday may have come and gone, but there’s still plenty of action going on in our hamlet.
The Hampton Bays Lions Club is having its inaugural “Over the Bridge” 5K run/walk and 10K run over the Ponquogue Bridge on Saturday, September 17, starting at 9 a.m. Online registration can be done at www.islandrunning.net. Those who wait until the last minute to sign up can register between 7 and 8:30 a.m. on the day of the race at the Hampton Bays Secondary School on Ponquogue Avenue.
Participants are asked to park at the school as they will be bused over to Warner’s Park. The race ends back at the school ball field. There will be water stations along the route and fruit and water at the end of the race. All proceeds benefit the Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation, Dominican Sisters, scholarships, library, sports programs, local Scouts, etc. For further information, email@example.com.
Someone Say Picnic?: Bring your friends, neighbors and family and head on over to the Southampton Anti-Bias Task Force’s After Summer East End Community Picnic this Saturday, September 17, at Red Creek Park. The event runs from 1 until 6 p.m. There’ll be free food, music, dancing, games, arts and crafts, sports and lots of good fun. Bring along a potluck dish to share. In case of rain, the picnic will be held indoors, from noon until 3 p.m. Call 728-5558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is hosting a Family Bingo Night for those ages 8 and up on Saturday, September 17, at the church located at 165 Ponquogue Avenue. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the games begin at 7 p.m. sharp. Admission is $5 and includes one free game. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is having its second annual benefit on Saturday, September 17, from 6 until 10 p.m., at the Boardy Barn. The donation is $25 and the evening will include food, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and music performed by Vivian and the Merry Makers. Bring along a donation of dog or cat food for the food pantry. Call Linda at 728-7387, ext. 223, for more details.
The Reverend Bobby Lloyd, the executive director of the Long Island Citizens for Community Values (LICCV), will be speaking during the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday, September 18, at the Hampton Bays Assembly of God on Ponquogue Avenue. The LICCV is an alliance of organizations committed to reducing sexual violence against children, women and families.
The Long Island Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines, International will present a tribute to our armed forces, titled “Let Freedom Sing,” on Sunday, September 18, at 3 p.m., in the Hampton Bays High School auditorium. Special guests will include the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Idlers. Tickets are $15 and a portion of proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Call Thea at 267-6441.
Blood Drive Set: The New York Blood Center is having a blood drive on Monday, September 19, from 1:45 until 7:45 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library. Appointments are recommended, but not necessary. Blood reserves are down to a three-day supply, so please give the gift of life.
Members of the Rotary Club of Hampton Bays are inviting the community to attend their “Autumn Evening by the Sea” on Wednesday, September 21, from 6 until 8 p.m., at Oakland’s Restaurant on Dune Road. Admission is $45 and includes hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. To buy advance tickets, call Stan Glinka at 537-1000, ext. 7339. All proceeds benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, the Rotary Scholarship Fund and the Hampton Bays Food Pantry.
A Local Scholar: Tara M. Fallo recently earned her Bachelor of Art degree from SUNY at Cortland. Good job!
The Hampton Bays Adult Education Program is finalizing course offerings for the upcoming fall session. If you’re interested in teaching a class, call Eleni Fotopoulos at 723-2110, ext. 3208, or email her at email@example.com.
The Dominican Sisters Family Health Service is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Friday, September 23, from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m., at the Westhampton Country Club in Westhampton Beach. The event will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, an art sale and a silent auction. Dress is semiformal evening attire. Tickets are $250 per person. For reservations, call 728-0937 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t Miss This: Save the date for the Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual Chili/Chowder Contest. This tasty event will be held next Sunday, September 25, from noon until 4 p.m., at the Boardy Barn. Admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children.