My wildlife garden is certified as a Monarch Waystation by Monarch Watch but now it is truly a “multicultural” destination. Last week, a number of red admiral and painted lady butterflies descended en masse on my garden, feasting on my purple chive blossoms. And a few even alighted on me!
It seems like only yesterday that I wrote about a new arrival in our charming hamlet. Time certainly does fly. Jack Stalters will celebrate his second birthday this Friday, May 18. Helping him enjoy the festivities will be his big brother, Andrew, his mom and dad, Jessica and Tony, and his grandparents, Candice and Thomas DeCicco. Happy birthday Jack!
This week has been an exciting one at the Enright house! Shaun, a student in the Eastern Suffolk BOCES law enforcement program, graduated from the Suffolk Police Department’s Youth Police Academy and he was also inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Added to all of that, Shaun turns 17 on Saturday, May 19. Way to go Shaun!
Don’t miss the grand opening of the multimillion-dollar “green” Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex Visitor Center at the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley on Saturday, May 19. All sorts of interesting wildlife programs are planned for that day. For more information, visit www.fws.gov/northeast/longislandrefuges or call 286-0485.
A new yoga studio is coming to Hampton Bays. Leslie Pearlman’s Good Ground Yoga will open on Monday, May 21. The center will offer yoga classes, as well as specialty classes such as tai chi, belly dancing and Zumba. For more information, visit Leslie’s delightful and informative website at www.goodgroundyoga.com.
Becci Mendenhall is hosting a crafts fair on Saturday, May 26, at the community hall of the East Quogue United Methodist Church. Becci still has a few openings left for the right craftsperson or vendor. The cost of a table is $40 and that money will be donated to the East Quogue Adopt-a-Family program that’s chaired by Lois Holley. For more information, call Becci at 805-2005 or send an email to email@example.com.
Our hamlet’s premier August event—the East Quogue Fire Department’s 34th annual Seafood Party—takes place on Saturday, August 11. Tickets cost $40 if purchased by August 1, so be sure to get them early. For more information, call ex-chief Aaron Sacks at 871-9512 or shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On The Calendar
Saturday, May 19: Quogue Library Film Feast features “Fallen Idol.” The feast begins at 6:30 p.m., the film at 7:15 p.m. For information and reservations, call 653-4224 or visit www.quoguelibrary.org.
Monday, May 21: The East Quogue Homemakers will meet at the East Quogue Firehouse on Montauk Highway at 10 a.m. to work on their projects. New members are welcome.
Monday, May 21, Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23: Kindergarten screening takes place at the East Quogue Elementary School. For an appointment, call Mrs. Garvey, the school nurse, at 653-5210.