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East Hampton Library Board Elections

The East Hampton Library Board of Managers recently announced the election of its new president, chair, officers, and board members.

Sara Davison, a longtime board member who had previously served as treasurer and assistant treasurer, was elected president of the Board of Managers. Sheila Rogers, who served as president since 2015, has been elected chairwoman of the Board of Managers. The board also elected Charles Soriano as second vice president, and Patti Ferrin as assistant treasurer. Christopher Corwin, James Pool, and Anne P. Thomas were elected as new members of the board.

East Hampton Eco Fair

The Town of East Hampton will host an Eco Fair at Town Hall on June 1 at 11 AM to 3 PM.

Attendees can learn about local environmentally friendly groups, businesses, and communities. The fair will feature organizations such as Concerned Citizens of Montauk, Clean Water East Hampton, Surfrider Foundation, East Hampton Litter Committee, and others. Visit www.ehamptonny.gov for more information.

The Rogers Memorial Library

The Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library will present pianist Solomon Eichner in concert on June 2 at 3 PM.

A national and international competition winner, Eichner will perform a program of Fauré, Debussy, Paderewski, and Chopin. There is no charge for this program.

The Rogers Memorial Library and the Southampton History Museum will offer the talk, “Slavery and the Making of America” on June 3 at 5:30 PM. Martin H. Levinson, Ph.D. will discuss the impact slavery had on America and the role it played in the formation of the United States as a nation.

The library will also offer a DMV 5-Hour Course for teens on June 1 from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Attendees will receive the MV-278 certificate upon completion. Attendees must bring their learners permit and $68 in cash. Call the Teen Department to register.

The library will also hold the “Teen Cookie Club,” at which students in grades 6 through 12 can earn community service time, on June 4 from 4 to 5 PM. Cookies will be served.

The library will also host a “Animal Lover’s Club” on June 6 at 4 PM. Students in grades 6 through 12 can learn how to assemble DIY Cat Tents out of t-shirts, cardboard, and hangers. For more information about library programs, visit www.myrml.org.

Thinking Forward Lecture Series

The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center will host a conversation on Alzheimer’s disease and communities of color on June 4 from 6 to 8 PM.

The talk, which is part of the “Thinking Forward Lecture Series: Well, Well, Well,” will talk about what Alzheimer’s and dementia is, treatment and clinical trials, the perspective of caregivers, and refreshments. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by June 1. Visit www.bhccrc.org for more information.

Celebrate Springs

Springs Community Presbyterian Church will host a “Celebrate Springs” family and community event on June 1 from 12 to 4 PM.

The day will include kid-friendly activities, live local entertainment, and vendor booths from artisans and groups. Tickets are $10, and proceeds will benefit the fund to repair and restore the Springs Church steeple. For more information, call 631-324-4791.

Hampton Library

The Hampton Library will screen “On the Basis of Sex,” the feature movie based on the early career of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, on June 2 at 2 PM.

The library will also hold “The Scoop on Seasonal Allergies” with Dr. Erin McGintee of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on June 10 at 6:30 PM. Dr. McGintee will discuss symptoms and treatments regarding the peanut allergy and alpha-gal, a meat allergy caused by a tick bite. Registration is requested. Visit www.hamptonlibary.org for more information.

Sag Harbor Custom House Opens

Sag Harbor’s Custom House, on Main and Garden Street, will open from Memorial Weekend through Columbus Day.

The house, which was the home of Custom Master Henry Dering and his family, also served as a federal office during George Washington’s administration. In June, the home will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM. In July and August, the home will be home Monday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM, and will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM for September and October.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for children ages 7 to 14. Visit www.preservationlongisland.org.

JP Spata Breakfast

The JP Spata Southampton Town Democratic Club will host a breakfast meeting to meet the Democrat candidates at the Shinnecock Community Center on June 1 from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Attendees will be able to meet Gordon Herr, who is the Southampton Town Democratic chairman and its candidate for tax receiver; Craig Catalanatto, who is running for town board; Andy Brosnan and David Mayer, who are running for town trustee; and Brette Haefeli, who is running for town justice. Incumbent County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Councilman John Bouvier, and Trustee Ann Welker will also attend.

Tickets are $21 for club members, $26 for non-members, and $15 for youths or registered students. An RSVP is requested. Information can be obtained at www.shedmclub.com.

Madoo Conservancy

Celebrating its 25th year, the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will host the Madoo Market on June 15 from 10 AM to 4 PM followed by the 9th annual Much Ado About Madoo Sunset Cocktail Party from 6 to 8 PM.

The garden cocktail party will feature a live auction that will include works by Robert Dash, Claire Potter, Frances Palmer, and others. The market will include shopping vendors and gourmet street food. “Madoo in Photographs: 25 Years as a Public Garden,” curated by Perry Guillot, will be on view in the summer studio.

Tickets are $300 for individuals, $250 for Madoo members, and $150 for those under 35.

The South Fork Natural History Museum

The South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) will offer “Looking for Nano Structures in Nature and Do Some Nano Science,” a nanoscience program on June 2 at 10:30 AM for children ages five and older.

The program, led by Melanie Meade of SOFO, will introduce nanoscience to participants. Children will observe natural occurrences, like the iridescence of peacock feathers and butterfly wings, and compare them to the biomimicry of some inventions like credit cards, e-screens, and sunscreen.

There is a $5 materials fee for those participating in the activity. The program is free for SOFO members. For non-members, there is an additional fee of $15 per adult (12 years and up) and $10 per child ages 3-12. Visit www.sofo.org for information.

Montauk Farmers Market

The Montauk Farmers Market will open June 13 and will run every Thursday in the summer season from 9 AM to 2 PM.

The market will sell fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet specialties, and local wines with 36 vendors participating. The fish market, which is organized and run by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, will donate some proceeds to the Montauk Food Pantry. The chamber donated $9,329 to the pantry last year.

The market will switch to Fridays during September 6 through October 4. Visit www.montaukchamber.com to learn more.

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will host weekly Tuesday morning maintenance hikes to keep trails clear and blazed throughout June at 8:30 AM. New volunteers are always welcome.

EHTPS will also host a hike for National Trails Day on June 1 at 10 AM. Hikers will meet on Napeague Harbor Road and hike 5 miles to Fresh Pond Landing in Hither Hills State Park.

The society will also have a shorter, 1.5-mile hike on Northwest Harbor on June 8 at 10 AM.

The society will host other hikes throughout June. For more information, visit www.ehtps.org.

Westhampton Free Library

The Westhampton Free Library will host a class on making water filters using a soda bottle on June 8 at 1:30 PM. Attendees are asked to bring their own bottles to use for the activity. Visit www.westhamptonlibrary.net.

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