Now that the Halloween craze is mostly over, folks are settling in, taking a breather and enjoying the fruits of the fall season before the next inevitable wave of holiday madness hits with the fast-approaching Thanksgiving and ultimately (gulp!) Christmas.
This is the last weekend to see the Hampton Theatre Company’s season opening play, Rose and Walsh, so be sure to check them out to get your Neil Simon fix. Learn how to treasure hunt one day and make a tie-dyed, foliage-themed T-shirt the next at Bridgehampton’s South Fork Natural History Museum and show up at Amagansett’s Stephen Talkhouse to support the Bonackers.
It’s worth it to remind that our mighty South Fork libraries not only boast a bounty of books but serve year-round as tiny little cultural hubs for the community. This weekend, look to them for plenty of goings-on, with most offering both festive fun and some seriously informative events. Pssst! Most of the events are free. You’re welcome.
Find treasures and tie-dye at SOFO
“Treasures of Sag Harbor,” an introduction to metal detecting and a look at the natural history of Trout Pond is at South Fork Natural History Museum this Saturday, November 4. Starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridgehampton locale, the program is led by Scott Tucker, of Relic Recovery, assisted by Layla Tucker. Program is free and for all ages. Also on Saturday, there’s “What’s in an Owl Pellet” with SOFO environmental educator Rob Gelling. $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 8 and up. On Sunday, November 5, Nikole Holowat leads a “Fall Foliage Tie-Dye” program at 10:30 a.m., which will have participants creating wearable works of art using spray tie-dye techniques. Bring a T-shirt or any other piece of fabric, otherwise T-shirts will be available at SOFO for purchase ($12). Participation in this event is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 and up. Registration is required. Call 631-537-9735 or click one of the corresponding links above.
Keep your houseplants happy this winter
Amagansett Library hosts a Zoom on “Happy Houseplants” today at 5:30 p.m., with participants learning how to keep their houseplants looking their best year-round. There will be tips for optimal care, pests and maintenance plus a quick run-down on which plants may be best for inside your home. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Click here to register.
Figure out Medicare, talk about the American Dream on Long Island at Hampton Bays Library
Adults ages 18 and up are welcome to join supplement specialist Andrea Rodriguez for “Medicare Made Clear” at Hampton Bays Public Library tonight at 7 p.m.. Our nation’s healthcare system is pretty scary and not always the easiest to navigate. Rodriguez can help you explore your choices, including eligibility and coverage options, as well as when to enroll, procedures to follow and other available resources. Her free presentation will help in understanding the basics of Medicare, advantage plans and prescription drug plans as well. Click here to register. On Saturday, November 4, all are welcome to join author Lawrence R. Samuel as he discusses his latest book Making Long Island: A History of Growth and the American Dream at 1 p.m.. at the library at 1 p.m.. Register here.
Take the kids to family fun day with the Kiwanis Club
Due to inclement weather, the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton rescheduled its 24th annual “Family Fun Day” for this Sunday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post in Amagansett. With a Halloween theme, expected fun includes a bouncy house, rides and slides, food, live music, a petting zoo, face painting, a fire juggler, and a costume parade plus some furry friends from the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF). Admission for both kids and adults is $5 per person and tickets are available at the door.
Train to be a babysitter in East Hampton
“Getting Ready to Baby-Sit” is at the East Hampton Library on Saturday, November 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.. The course, designed for kids ages 11 to 18 will help tweens and teens develop the skills necessary for the responsibility of being a sitter. Hands-on activities and course certification are included. Sign-up is required; click here to do so. Call 631-324-0222 ext. 2 with questions.
Listen to the ladies of Tu Presna Local at The Church
The ladies of Tu Presna Local, a Spanish-language, non-profit media organization, will be at The Church in Sag Harbor for “Knowledge Friday” tomorrow night. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Maria del Mar Piedrabuena and Juliana Holguín will be on hand to discuss the news organization, particularly its focus community-centered, high quality daily content concerning the East End. Tickets are $10, free for members. Get yours here.
Go to an author meet-and-greet at John Jermain
The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor hosts an on-site author event. Tijuana Fulford will be at the library from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight to discuss her latest book My Fabricated Truth: The Time My Mirror Deceived Me, a short novella about a privileged, pregnant white woman against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 election and racial tensions happening throughout the United States. This event is free and open to the public but you can register here.
Help out a local team and hear some tunes at the Talkhouse
Amaganett’s Stephen Talkhouse hosts “Bonac Baseball Bash” tonight at 7 p.m.. A fundraiser for a new grandstand and dugout renovation for East Hampton High School’s varisty baseball team, the bash will include a raffle and live music by Josh Brussell Band from 7:30 to 9 p.m.. $20 is the suggested donation at the door. For ages 21 and over. Make checks payable to Bonac Booster Club or buy your tickets here. Also at Talkhouse this weekend: Harriet Stubbs performs beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, November 3, with a $20 admission fee, followed by the ultimate 90s party at 10 p.m. ($10 cover). On Saturday, November 4, it’s the HooDoo Loungers at 8 p.m. ($30 cover) and The Last Class at 10 p.m. ($15 cover).
Bake a pie, look behind the scenes at the Montauk Library
Families are welcome to make an apple pie to take home at the Montauk Library this Saturday, November 4, starting at 1 p.m.. Everything is included, just bring a rolling pin (one per family). The bake will led by a baking coach. Space is limited so registration is required. On Sunday, November 5, it’s “Seen Behind the Scene,” with Emmy-nominated producer, writer and director Steven Taub providing an insider’s view on how independent films and television programs are made. Starts at 2:30 p.m. Call 631-668-3377 to register.
Catch some comedy in Southampton
Vanessa Hollingshead headlines “All-Star Comedy” at Sticks and Stones Comedy Club in Southampton tomorrow and Saturday night. Other featured acts will be from Bridget Kavanagh and Steve Rocco Parrillo. Hosted by Sag Harbor native Joe Winchell, aka The Millennial Stoner. Doors open at 6 p.m. and guests are welcome to enjoy a drink beforehand in the gallery with live music by KraMan. Both showtimes are at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $35.
Theater-go in Quogue
This weekend is the last chance to see Neil Simon’s Rose and Walsh at Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue. Tonight’s show starts at 7 p.m. as does tomorrow’s. For Saturday, November 4 there’s shows at 2:30 and 8 p.m. and on Sunday, November 5, there’s a show at 2:30 p.m. There will be a talk with cast members after Friday night’s performance. Tickets are $36, $31 for seniors, and $20 for students 25 and under.
Sketch some real life animals in Manorville
Long Island Game Farm, a wildlife park and children’s zoo in Manorville, is offering a chance for kids to get a close-up look at the animals for sketching on Sunday, November 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.. Sketch sessions will take place in Woodland Hall on the grounds of the Farm. Each session will have one to two animals to sketch. Bring a pad of paper and drawing tools. The open sketch session is presented by the Foundation for Wildlife Sustainability, Inc. and costs $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Free music plays at a few SoFo spots
Tim Skoldberg performs from 8 to 10 p.m. tonight at The Green Room on the third floor of the Sag Harbor Cinema. Also tonight, North Fork Dirt Band plays at Southampton Publick House starting at 9 p.m. No cover.