Each Halloween, there is no place better or scarier than Elm Street in the village. And it’s no mystery that treating all those Halloween guests who arrive on Elm Street is an expensive endeavor. This year, you can help defray some of the candy costs by donating candy at Village Hall or police headquarters—drop off a bag or two of the sweet stuff. Your Elm Street neighbors will appreciate it!
In the spirit of Halloween, the annual Southampton Chamber of Commerce Ragamuffin Parade and Pumpkin trail will be held on Sunday, October 30, at 1 p.m. The parade begins at Agawam Park and will proceed through the streets of Southampton Village, followed by a trick-or-treat “Pumpkin Trail.” Local merchants will distribute special treats to children in costume. Participating merchants will be designated by a paper pumpkin in their windows.
The African-American Museum of the East End will host the sixth annual Black Film Festival on Thursday, November 3, through Saturday, November 5. A special screening of “Dear Daddy” with Janks Morton will be held on Thursday, at 7 p.m., at the Cultural Center on Pond Lane. Friday’s event will be spoken word and live jazz by Touché and flutist and vocalist Argarita Johnson at the Cultural Center at 7 p.m. An all-day film festival will be held on Saturday at the Parrish Art Museum on Jobs Lane. Films will include family, classic, short and feature films. Admission is $10 for a day pass, which includes films and refreshments. For more information, call Brenda Simmons at 873-7362, Nancy Stevens-Smith at 369-6163, or Cheryl Buck at 897-0384. More information also can be found by logging on to www.aamee.org.
The Southampton United Methodist Church and the North Sea Fire Department Juniors will host a spaghetti dinner on Friday, November 11, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the church on Main Street. The event will benefit the UMC Youth Fellowship Mission Outreach Ministry and the Craig Robinson Scholarship Fund. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 2 to 10, free for those younger than 2 years old, or $25 for a family of four (two adults and two children under the age of 10). The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, bread, dessert and beverages.
The Southampton Historical Museum on Meeting House Lane will host curator David Bunn Martine on Saturday, October 29, at 4 p.m., where he will discuss his exhibit “10,000 Years of Hunting and Fishing in Southampton.” This is the last day of the show, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 283-2494.
A Harvest Dance will be held at the United Methodist Church on Main Street on Friday, October 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. The night will feature Contra dancing with Dick and Elizabeth Haie. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served.
At The Library
“Remembering Southampton Village, Part II,” with Barbara Lord, John Holden and Ed Koral, and hosted by Penelope Wright, will be held at the Southampton Historical Museum on Thursday, October 27, at 11 a.m. The group will talk about Southampton in the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s. Space is limited; call the museum at 283-2494 to register.
Russian native Olga Vinokur, a prize-winning pianist, will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin in a concert presented by the Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library on Sunday, October 30, at 3 p.m.
Gregory Murphy, a Manhattan-based playwright whose first play, “The Countess,” was performed off-Broadway, will discuss his first novel, “Incognito,” on Wednesday November 2, at noon.
Certified diabetes educator Judy O’Connell, MSN, ANP, will offer a presentation on diabetes prevention and treatment options on Thursday, November 3, at 1 p.m.
Literary critic Fred Volkmer will talk about novelist, short story writer and diarist Dawn Powell, who was the woman who actually said many of the things for which Dorothy Parker is credited, on Thursday, November 3, at 7 p.m.
Howard Oboler will present highlights from Oscar-winning films from the Depression era through World War II, on Friday, November 4, at 1 p.m.
For reservations and information on library programs, call 283-0774, extension 523, or log on to www.myrml.org.