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Provisions Expands To Water Mill

Provisions Natural Foods has expanded to Water Mill. The market will carry the same products as the Sag Harbor location, and will offer a juice bar, café, and doorstep delivery in the coming months. The market, which opened October 11, carries organic and local produce, organic meats and poultry, organic snacks and candies, raw foods, frozen foods, an array of gluten free products, vitamins, supplements, organic body care, and beauty products.

Similar to its Sag Harbor location, staff members can special order any hard to find items. It is open daily from 8 AM to 6 PM.

Mandala Book Club

On Thursday, October 17, at the Mandala Yoga Center in Amagansett, The Retreat hosts this month’s Mandala Book Club. The selected book is “Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island” by Regina Calcaterra. Copies are available for loan at the Amagansett Library and registration is available through the Mandala website,

Schneiderman Political Fundraiser

A cocktail party reception to re-elect Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman will be held at the Sebonack Golf Club on Friday, October 18, from 5:30 to 7 PM. The cost is $250 per person. Call 631-885-0067 for more

Foreign Policy Discussion

The East Hampton Library is hosting a foreign policy discussion, facilitated by Mario Stutterheim, on Friday, October 18, from 6 to 7 PM.

On Saturday, October 19, from 1 to 3 PM, Randy Johnston leads the second in a three-part series, from 1 to 3 PM at the East Hampton Library on Food Politics. The series is intended to create discussion of issues related to helping preserve our planet, leading heathier, environmentally friendly lives, and animal rights. Visit for these and other programs.

Rogers Memorial Library

On Saturday, October 19, at 10:30 AM, the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will offer a self-defense workshop for women with Grand Master Gene Perceval.

The Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library will present internationally acclaimed pianist Paul Verona in concert on Sunday, October 20, at 3 PM. He will perform works by Bach, Chopin, and selections from his recording of the “Iberia Suite” by Isaac Albéniz. There is no charge for this program.

The library will offer a discussion in a series produced by the Foreign Policy Association, “Great Decisions 2019,” monthly sessions about topics of global issues on Monday, October 21, at 11:30 AM at Cooper Hall. Dr. Martin Levinson, will moderate a session focusing on the United States/Mexico partnership.

On Monday at 2:30 PM, the library will screen the documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old.” Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there.

On Monday at 5:30 PM, it will offer “Understanding Your Medicare Options: Medicare Made Clear.” Andrea Rodriguez, a supplement specialist, will explore Medicare choices, including eligibility, coverage options, when to enroll, procedures to follow, and available resources.

Penn Hongthong will return to the Rogers Memorial Library for a cooking presentation of Indian recipes on Wednesday, October 23, at 5:30 PM. Hongthong will make meal of jeera cumin rice, tarka dal, and butternut squash with chickpeas. The fee is $5. Registration is required by October 21.

To register for any of the programs listed, call 631-283-0774, ext. 523 or visit

Port Of Missing Men

The Southampton History Museum will host An Evening of Spectre at the Port of Missing Men, a fundraising cocktail party, from 6 to 8 PM. A guided tour will be held at 5:30 PM for $1000 per guest, which includes admission to the party. Cost for the party alone is $500 per guest or $900 per couple.

The Port of Missing Men is one of the last surviving mansions from the Gilded Age whose interior is unchanged since the Roaring Twenties. It was built by H.H. Rogers, Jr. whose father was the wealthiest man in the U.S in 1910. The house was built on over 600 acres on the Great Peconic Bay as a hunting lodge. It was a place for men to entertain and get away from their families who summered on the Atlantic Ocean in Southampton hence the name “Port of Missing Men.” It remains a private residence in the Rogers family today.

Millicent Rogers, style icon to many fashion designers then and today, eventually owned the property and passed it along to her descendants. The “Port” was designed by architect John Russell Pope, who also designed many buildings in Washington, D.C. including the National Gallery and Jefferson

RSVP at 631-283-2494 or

Amagansett Free Library

Amagansett Free Library will host “Spiders! Story time and Project” on Saturday, October 19, at 11 AM, a program best for children ages three to six.

On Monday, October 21, at 4 PM, the library will host Stop Motion Animation Mini Club for kids ages eight to 12. Kids will make the elements and create their own short stop motion animation movies, teaming up or working solo, and using iPad technology to put it all together. Visit for more info and events.

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