South Fork News

Deacons Dinner

The First Presbyterian Church of East Hampton will hold its annual Deacons Dinner, “Jazz and Jambalaya,” from 6 to 8 PM on Saturday, April 6. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door for adults and $10 in advance or $12 at the door for children 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the church office at 631-324-0711.

Wild By Design

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will host the lecture “Wild by Design: Promoting Life in the Designed Landscape” by Maggie Ruddick at the Bridgehampton Community House on Sunday, April 7, at 2 PM.

Maggie Ruddick, a landscape designer and winner of the 2013 Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, will talk about strategies for creating multi-layered, rich landscapes featured in her book, “Wild by Design – Reinvention, Restoration, Conservation, Regeneration and Expression.” A book signing and refreshments will follow the lecture.

The lecture is free for members and $10 for non-members.

Recycling 101

Who doesn’t have questions about recycling? Exactly what types of tin and aluminum, plastics, and glass can be recycled? Do cereal boxes go with corrugated cardboard or with paper? What does the term “thin film plastic” include? How are co-mingled items separated and sold?

Did you know that the Town of Southampton has a complete guide to recycling? Find out what happens to your recyclables once you dispose of them, whether you take them to the transfer station yourself or have a carter collect them.

To have these questions answered and more, join the Hamptons League of Women Voters for a public forum titled “Recycling 101: With or Without a Carter” on Monday, April 8, 7 PM, at the Hampton Bays Community Center, located at 25 Ponquogue Avenue.

Discussing the recycling process in the town will be Christine Fetten, the town’s director of public works, and Joe Glorioso, a member of the town’s Sustainable Southampton Green Advisory Committee.

Kathleen Kirkwood, chair of the Recycling and Litter Committee for the Town of East Hampton, will describe advances in green entrepreneurship and recent improvements in the recycling process.

Call 631-324-4637 or visit for more information.

Rogers Library Talks

The Rogers Memorial Library and the Southampton History Museum will offer a talk, “The Tet Offensive: Lessons from the Vietnam War,” on Monday, April 8, at 5:30 PM at the library. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, a coordinated series of attacks across South Vietnam.

Tet, with its heavy casualties and shocking news coverage, played a vital part in weakening U.S. public support for the war. Historian Martin Levinson, Ph.D., will lead a discussion about this military operation and discuss the impact the war in Vietnam had on our nation. Register at or call 631-283-0774, ext. 523.

The library and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will offer “Healthcare on the East End: An Update,” on Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 PM at the library. Advances in technology, access to specialists and clinical trials are new benefits the partnership with Stony Brook Medicine affords East End residents.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer, Bob Chaloner, will explain how this collaboration works to cultivate a broader, stronger network of hospital services while retaining the compassionate care that a community hospital provides.

Register at or call 631-283-0774, ext. 523.

The Lure Of The Moon

Looking ahead, The Montauk Observatory will hold a free, educational event on April 12 from 7 to 8:30 PM at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.

William Francis Taylor, a senior educator at the observatory and NASA Solar System Ambassador, will present the lecture, “The Lure of the Moon and the Legacy of Apollo.” At the end of the discussion, weather permitting, there will be an opportunity to view the moon with telescopes operated by Montauk Observatory astronomers.

The event is suitable for adults and children 10 years and older. It is free, but to register, call the museum at 631-537-9735.

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