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Rogers Memorial Library

The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will offer a jam session for local musicians on Thursday, September 5, from 7 to 8:30 PM. Participants may bring their instruments. A Steinway piano and microphones are available.

There will be a five-hour DMV course for teens at the library on Saturday, September 7, and Saturday, October 5, at 11:30 AM. Attendees must bring their learners permit and $68 in cash, and will receive the MV-278 certificate upon completion.

Harry Mikkelson will host Dungeons and Dragons for people ages 17 to 35 years old at the library on Saturdays, September 14 and 28, and October 12 and 26, from 2 to 4 PM. For more information, visit

EH Trails Schedule

The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will have a two-and-a-half-mile hike on Amsterdam Beach Trail in Montauk on Saturday, September 7, at 10 AM. There will also be a three-and-a-half-mile hike through Grace Estate in Northwest Harbor on Sunday, September 8, at 10 AM.

There will be a two-mile hike to the fishing community of the Promised Land on Saturday, September 14, at 10 AM, where attendees can learn about the importance of bunker fish. For more information, visit

SH Democratic Club

The J.P. Spata Southampton Town Democratic Club will host a breakfast on Saturday, September 7, from 10 AM to 12 PM at Buckley’s Inn Between in Hampton Bays. Steve Skrynecki, the Southampton Town Chief of Police, will give an update on the Police Department’s initiatives at the breakfast. For more information, visit

Monarch Butterfly Talk

As part of the Sundays at Two series, John Potente will give a talk on “The Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly” at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center in Bridgehampton on Sunday, September 8, at 2 PM. Refreshments will be served. The event, which will feature video and photography as well, is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

HAH Lecture

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will host the lecture “Twenty Heirloom Varieties, Their Stories, and Why They Belong in Your Garden” at the Bridgehampton Community Center on Sunday, September 8, at 2 PM. Lee Buttala will share stories of his favorite heirloom varieties and explain why gardeners should grow these time-honored vegetables and flowers in their gardens. Buttala will also offer ways to create a diverse garden that ensures the security of our food supply. Admission is $10, and free for HAH members. For more information, visit

Qigong Class

There will be a free Qigong Class at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike on Sunday, September 8, at 12 PM. The class aims to enhance balance, posture, and health. For more information, visit

Neo-Political Cowgirls

The Neo-Political Cowgirls will host writing workshops at the Bridgehampton Community House throughout the fall, with the first workshop offered on Sunday, September 8, from 1 to 4 PM.

The first workshop will explore jealousy, while the following workshop, held on Sunday, October 13, will focus on finding sisterhood, and the final workshop on Sunday, November 10, will have the theme of “The Grass Under Our Feet.”

The workshops are recommended for women ages 17 and up. Each workshop is $65. For more information, visit

Catalanotto Fundraiser

There will be a campaign fundraiser for Craig Catalanotto, who is running for Southampton Town Council, at Brewology in Speonk on Monday, September 9, from 7 to 9 PM. Tickets are $50 at the door for Democratic Committee members. To RSVP, e-mail [email protected].

Peconic Land Trust

There will be a “Networking with Southampton Chamber” event at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton on Thursday, September 12, from 5 to 7 PM.

Attendees can network with members of the Southampton business community. Light refreshments will be served. The event is $15 and open to all. For more information, visit

Westhampton Library

As part of the Lunch and Learn series, Dr. Charles Guida will give a discussion on vaccines and disease prevention at the Westhampton Free Library on Friday, September 13, at 12 PM. Dr. Guida, of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, will speak about the science and history behind vaccines and discuss their importance for children and adults.

The Westhampton Free Library will have teens celebrate Friday the 13th by making “graveyard pudding” on Friday, September 13, at 6 PM.

The library will also have a program for kids in fourth through sixth grades to design and make simple fall wreaths to donate to the Westhampton Care Center on Monday, September 16, at 4 PM.

Historian Marty Schneit will host a discussion in a following Lunch and Learn series on Fred Astaire on Wednesday, September 18, at 12 PM. Using illustration and film footage, Schneit will discuss Astaire’s life, work, and his nine films with Ginger Rogers. For more information, visit

Modern Marbling Class

The Golden Eagle studio in East Hampton will host a modern marbling on silk workshop with Traute Worschech on Saturday, September 14, from 12 to 4 PM. The class is $175, which includes the materials. For more information, visit

Group For The East End

The Group for the East End will host “Tropical Fish of Shinnecock Bay” on Saturday, September 21, from 9 to 11 AM.

The group will lead attendees to wade with seines and dip nets in search of the southern visiting fish. The group asks that participants wear water shoes. The program is limited to 15 participants, so reservations are required. The program fee is $10 per person or $25 per family.

There also will be a “Migrating Monarchs and Merlins” meet on Dune Road in Hampton Bays on Saturday, September 28, from 1:30 to 4 PM. Participants will look for migrating swallows, hawks, dragonflies, and butterflies. Attendees are asked to bring binoculars. For more information, visit

Cocktails For The Cause

The Southampton Chamber of Commerce will host “Cocktails for the Cause,” a benefit for the new headquarters of the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance, at the Southampton Arts Center on Friday, September 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Junior tickets are $50, while individual tickets are $75. For more information, visit

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