Coming Up This Week: St. Paddy's Day Parade; Family Fun Day

Here's what's happening the week of March 11 to March 17.

Here's what's happening the week of March 11 through 17.


Lenten Bible Study: In a video series, learn about scriptures, the story of Jesus, and Holy Week in a fascinating manner at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor at 6:30 p.m. Discussion follows.


Work Session: The East Hampton Town Board will hold its monthly work session in Montauk at 10 a.m.

Healthy Mind Healthy Mood: Learn a variety of meditation and relaxation techniques to restore your sense of health and well-being at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center. Offered through the Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Center, the class is led by certified holistic stress management consultant, Kathy Malfitani. It begins at 11 a.m.

Budget Work Session: The East Hampton Board of Education will hold a budget work session at 6 p.m.


Lenten Soup Supper: Lenten soup suppers followed by a hymn-sing and short worship service continue at 6 p.m. Communion will be served. The Rev. Andrew Blake, Pastor Emeritus at the St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church will preside. Free-will offerings at supper will go to One Great Hour of Sharing, which supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (active in Storm Sandy relief) and Presbyterian Hunger Program.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Support Group: This support group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month beginning March 13, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation. Telephone the group facilitator, Heather Kouffman, psychotherapist, for a confidential and free consultation and group registration. Click the hyper-link for more information.


Film Screening: Catch "Argo," Ben Affleck's 2012 dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. The East Hampton Library will show the film starting at 5 p.m. Register at the reference desk.

"Argo" in Montauk: The Friends of the Montauk Library are also screening "Argo" on Thursday night at 7. Free refreshments will also be served.


Village Board Meeting: The East Hampton Village board will meet for its regular meeting at the Emergency Services Building at 11 a.m.

Grand Marshal Luncheon: The Montauk Friends of Erin will honor Jack Perna, the grand marshal of the 2013 St. Patrick's Day parade, at Gurney's Inn in Montauk from noon to 3 p.m. Perna will be roasted and then presented with their parade sash, top hat and shillelagh. Price: $50 per person. Reservations are suggested. Email John Behan at sgtjlb@optonline.net or call him at (631) 668-2257.


Rummage Sale: The Women's Guild at the Montauk Community Church will hold a rummage sale with half-price sale on clothing and linens. It begins at 9 a.m.

Family Fun Day: The Montauk Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Family Fun Day for kids aged 6 to 11 at 1 p.m. Meet at the chamber for an exciting Treasure Hunt. Kids can register for this in advance at the chamber’s office by calling or emailing mcoc@montaukchamber.com.

The Met: Live in HD: Guild Hall presents The Met: Live in HD - Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini at noon. Price: $22, $20 members, $15 students.

Author Talk: Sonia Taitz will speak about her book, "The Watchmaker's Daughter: A Memoir" at the East Hampton Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

"Be Brave N' Fly" for Pediatric Cancer: Indoor cyclers are invited to join The Max Cure Foundation & Flywheel Sports for the first annual “Be Brave N’ Fly” national cycling event to support MCF in it’s mission to advance pediatric cancer causes. This first time event, which will take place between 2 and 4 p.m., will take place at more than 10 Flywheel studios from New York to Seattle on more than 500 bikes. All participants will start and finish the class together, regardless of location but as a national team riding for a cure. Price: $75

Walk: The Concerned Citizens of Montauk have organized a tour of The Big Reed Pond Nature Trails at Montauk County Park (formerly Theodore Roosevelt County Park) that runs adjacent to Big Reed Pond. The walk begins at 2 p.m. and will last about an hour. Vicki Bustamante and student interns will educate participants on winter trees along the trail.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner: The Springs Community Presbyterian Church will offer a St. Patrick's Day dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner with Potatoes, Carrots, Irish Soda Bread, a beverage, coffee, tea and dessert will be served. Price: $17 for adults, $12 for children. Take–out available.

Clam Chowder Dinner: St. Luke's Episcopal Church will hold a clam chowder dinner to benefit its scholarship fund. The dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.

Gala Cocktail Party: On the evening before the St. Patrick's Day parade, the Montauk Friends of Erin will hold a gala cocktail party at Gurney's Inn from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a food buffet, open bar and a live band with Billy and the Barfights. Price: $60 in advance, $75 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Becker's Home Center of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce or Atlantic Wines & Liquors in Amagansett.

Erin Go Mardi Gras Party!: Dance and party at Bay Street Theatre at this St. Patrick's Day party with a Mardi Gras theme (This is a rescheduled event as it was formerly the Mardi Gras party on Feb. 9 which was cancelled due to the weather). Dance to the music of Joe Lauro's HOODOO Loungers and Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks, starting at 8 p.m. Price: Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at the box office or online or $25 at the door. Beads and masks will be available for this special night of fun.


St. Patrick's Day Parade: The Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off at 11:30 a.m. Grand Marshal Jack Perna, the Montauk School Superintendent and Principal, will lead the parade.

Pancake Breakfast: The Springs Fire Department hosts a pancake breakfast at the firehouse from 7 to 11 a.m. Price: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children 6 and under.


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