Village Notes

Community news and events

Those who wish to document their lives, for themselves or their loved ones, will have a chance to learn how at the Hampton Library, beginning Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m., and continuing weekly through May 8. The workshop involves reading, group discussion, research techniques, writing exercises, and marketing information. People of all ages and all levels of writing ability have been invited. The fee for six sessions is $70.

Egg Hunt
The Hampton Library’s annual egg hunt is planned for Saturday at 10 a.m., for children 8 and under, who are asked to take their own baskets. The event will begin with a story time, followed by a hunt on the library’s back lawn. The rain date is April 7.

The South Fork Natural History Museum has announced a time change for the nature photography workshop to be held there on Saturday. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the adult program will welcome those 12 years of age and older to learn from Jim Levison, a nationally recognized photographer. Mr. Levison will discuss introductory digital imaging and composition with participants, who have been asked to take a camera, and a tripod if they have one. A $7 fee for nonmembers will be collected.

At Bridge Gardens Scot Medbury, the president of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, will give a lecture on sustainability Sunday at Bridge Gardens from 1 to 3 p.m. The talk is free for members; a $15 donation will be requested from non-members. Seating is limited, and reservations have been suggested via e-mail at events@ Sunday is also opening day for the gardens, which will be open on weekends only through May, with new plants, vegetables, and bed designs to explore.

Singing Benefit
Children 7 to 15 will sing songs by the Beatles on Sunday to benefit Katie’s Courage Fund and Go 4 the Goal. The benefit will begin at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist meetinghouse.

Tonight from 5 to 7, the Southampton Chamber of Commerce will gather at the Publick House for networking. There will be door prizes, a raffle, appetizers, and a cash bar. The guest charity in attendance will be Kites for a Cure, and the entry fee is $15.

Short Stories
An evening of storytelling will take place at the Rogers Memorial Library on Monday at 7 p.m. Those interested in telling a tale have been asked to choose an experience that can be shared in five minutes or less. On Wednesday at the library at noon, Rudy Horenstein of Hampton Bays will share details about his teenage life in Warsaw, during the city’s bombing in 1939 at the beginning of World War II. Reservations are requested for all events at the library and can be made by phone or online at

Grant Just In
Southampton Hospital has announced a $50,000 grant that has been awarded to provide “state-of-the-art medical records management” at the Shinnecock Indian Health Clinic. The grant comes from the Long Island Community Foundation, which includes the Greentree Foundation and the Henry Shepard Fund. The hospital has worked with the satellite facility for the Shinnecock Nation since 1995, to provide health care and dental services, and said it felt that their paper records were inefficient. The community foundation identifies current and future community needs, and with generous donors, builds permanent endowments to address these needs.

Collectors Gather
The Springs Historical Society has invited people with collections — as the society puts it, hobbyists, collectors, and yard sale junkies — to talk about their obsessions at Ashawagh Hall on Sunday. The free program starts at 2 p.m. Those who collect decoys, coins, playing cards, stamps, books, autographs, or other items have been asked to take along a few samples or photos. Refreshments will be served.

On the Shelves
Recent additions to the Springs Library’s collection include “Catch Me” by Lisa Gardner, “The Translation of the Bones” by Francesca Kay, “Victims” by Jonathan Kellerman, “Ghost Hero” by S.J. Rogan, and “Celebrity in Death” by J.D. Robb.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the Amagansett outpost of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton, will hold a Palm Sunday service at 9 a.m.

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary is laying down the welcome mat on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in becoming a member. The ladies will hold their regular monthly meeting and welcome any new or possible members.

New books to borrow this week at the Amagansett Library include “Stay Close” by Harlan Coben, “All There Is: Love Stories From Storycorps” edited by Dave Isay, “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller, “Blue Monday” by Nicci French, and “That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor” by Anne Sebba.

At the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, palms will be distributed during the 11 a.m. Palm Sunday service. Next Thursday, Maundy Thursday, washing of feet will take place at the church’s 7 p.m. service. And Good Friday, Friday, April 6, there will also be a service at 7 p.m.

Palm Sunday observance at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church will take place at the 11 a.m. service. A Maundy Thursday seder will be held at 5 p.m. next Thursday with a communion service at 6, and a Good Friday service will be at 5 p.m.