The South Fork Natural History Museum, in Bridgehampton, presented its 29th Annual Summer Gala Benefit on Saturday, July 14, to benefit educational and environmental programming and initiatives at the museum. The event honored Courtney Ross, founder of the Ross Institute, Ross School, and the Ross Learning System; Don Church, President of Global Wildlife Conservation; and Russell Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer of GWC. Chairs were Sammi and Scott Seltzer and Patsy and Jeff Tarr, with co-hosts Leslie Clarke, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Debra Halpert.
The Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a bus trip to Belmont Park on Thursday, June 20 at noon. The tickets, which are on sale at the circulation desk, are $90 per person and include round-trip transportation, tip, buffet lunch, gratuities, and admission to the racetrack. The library will also host the 1819-2019 Whitman Bicentennial Celebration, “I Shall Be Good Health to You,” on June 20 at 6:30 PM. Jerry Matovcik will give a PowerPoint presentation celebrating Walt Whitman’s life and poems. The library will screen “The Mustang,” a new R-rated film that tells the story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs, on Friday, June 21 at 1:30 PM. The screening is free. Sign up for children’s summer programs and reading clubs will start on June 24 at 9 AM. Register in-person only. The library will host a Regents review for chemistry on June 24 from 6 to 7:30 PM. The program is free, but enrollment is limited and registration is required.