Passers-by on Main Street have by now noticed that preparations for the Ladies Village Improvement Society’s annual lawn fair are well underway. Gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with a suggested donation of $5 for admission.
New at the fair this summer is a magic show, on-the-spot caricatures by Don Duga, a well-known cartoonist, and coloring books depicting East Hampton Village scenes, as drawn by Ernest Fox.
Among the raffle items is a bird house replica, above, of the one-room schoolhouse adjacent to Clinton Academy made by James Brooks of East Hampton.
The list for a silent auction fairly groans with choices, including lunch with the television and publishing personality Martha Stewart, cocktails with Ina Garten of “Barefoot Contessa” fame, and tickets to everything from a Met opera to a Justin Beiber concert, as well as trips abroad, and selections of wine, art, clothing, and fitness classes. Online bidding at lvissilentauction.com will remain open through noon tomorrow.
For the children, expect the usual games, face painting, pony rides, slides, and a carousel. A wide variety of food, preserves, and beverages will be on sale, as will be a selection of top-quality vintage clothing. Copies of a newly released history of the society will be available for $10.
From 4 to 7 p.m. the East Hampton Lions Club will serve up barbecued chicken — with the supply donated by Whole Foods. The cost is $8 for kids, $18 for adults. Takeout will be available upon request starting at 3. Upbeat music by Just Good Friends will be performed; dancing will be just fine by the ladies.