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Spooky Spirits At Rogers Mansion

For the month of October, Wednesdays to Saturdays through November 2, from 11 AM to 4 PM, the Rogers Mansion in Southampton will be taken over by the spooky spirits of Halloween. For a $5 fee, guests can explore the exhibits and learn about Southampton’s past. Be on the lookout for ghouls and ghosts of previous occupants. Was that a creaky old floorboard or the footsteps of Captain Albert Rogers getting ready to leave on a whaling trip? You will have to stop in to find out!

The history of the Rogers Mansion starts in 1648 when it was a one-room farmhouse built by the pioneering William Rogers family. Hundreds of Rogers family descendants were born, raised, and died on this property.

Dog Yoga

Celebrate Shelter Dog Adoption Month at the Westhampton Free Library with a free “Doga Class” on Saturday, October 5, at 10:30 AM for small dogs up to 22 pounds, and at 12 PM for dogs over 12 pounds. The classes will take place at Main Street Park, Westhampton Beach and are led by a certified yoga/dog instructor from For more information and to register, call 631-288-3335 or visit

EH Trails Preservation Society

On Tuesdays, at 9 AM, Maintenance Hikes will be hosted by the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. The hikes range from two to four miles, weather permitting, Maintenance hikes prepare for other hikes on the society’s schedule and keep as much trail as possible clear and blazed. No experience is necessary, and new volunteers are always welcome. Bring a lopper, trimmer, or handsaw if available. Contact Carol at [email protected] or 631-725-3367 for more information.

On Saturday, October 5, at 10 AM, take on Chatfield’s Hole Loop, which is 4.5 miles. Meet at Chatfield’s Hole Preserve on Two Holes of Water Road, off Swamp Road. Contact leader Laurie DeVito at 631-813-6988.

On Monday, October 7, at 7:30 PM, a general membership meeting will be held. The society welcomes new old and prospective members to attend. Refreshments will be served, and doors open at 7 PM at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. Email [email protected] for more information.

America’s Four Gods

Open to the public at Southampton History Museum, on Sunday, October 6, at 12 PM and Sunday, October 13, at 12 PM there will be a book discussion on “America’s Four Gods.”

To what extent does God interact with and judge the world? Based on responses to these questions, the authors, Paul Froese and Christopher Bader, posit that Americans believe in one of four gods — or none at all. How we imagine God and the role that God plays in our lives and society shapes our daily lives and relationships, from family life to science and politics. Join for this two-part discussion. Call 631-283-2494 to find out more.

The Rogers Memorial Library

The Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will present Mambo Loco in concert on Sunday, October 6, at 2 PM. They will perform an hour of Afro-Cuban, old-school Latin music. There is no charge for this program.

The library will present “Drawdown: An Introduction” on Monday, October 7, at 10:30 AM followed by “Drawdown: Solutions” at 11:30 AM. Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown, a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming, focuses on the opportunities for change involving energy use in the lives of individuals and within the community. Local group leaders will discuss the project as well as topics and action lists substantive to reverse global warming. These two programs are part of a series which will continue on Monday, October 28.

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

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