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Coming Up: 'No Cull' Rally in East Hampton, Art Show in Springs

Find out what's happening this week around East Hampton Town.

Check out what's coming up the week of Jan. 13 to 19, including the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. 

MONDAY

Flash Story and Craft: Flash Story Time & Craft at the Amagansett Library at 2:15 p.m. is for children in nursery through pre-K.

School Board: The Springs School Board will meet at 7 p.m. A public hearing will also be held on using $60,000 from the Repair Reserve Fund as required for repair of the boiler, as well as playground repairs.

TUESDAY

LVIS Bargain Box and Books Sale: The annual sale at the Ladies Village Improvement Society's Bargain Box and Books will be held from Jan. 14 and 25. Shoppers will find 50 percent off women's clothing, shoes, bags, scarves, men's clothing, children's clothing, selected knick-knacks, and books, including collectibles. Also, $1 and up on linens and generous reductions on selected barn items. Store hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Work Session: The East Hampton Town Board will have a work session at the Montauk Fire Department at 10 a.m.

First Story Time: For caregivers and their children through 4 years old. Join the Amagansett Library at 10:15 a.m. for stories, flannel boards, puppets, songs, and tons of fun in a setting sure to promote early literacy skills. 

Presentation on the Affordabable Health Care Act: The Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton will hold a presentation on the Affordable Health Care Act at 12:30 p.m. 

School Board: The Montauk School Board meets at 4 p.m.

ZBA: The East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Tot HopPreschoolers play games and move with songs and rhymes in this directed program sure to help them burn some excess energy during the winter months. Held at the Amagansett Library at 2:15 p.m.

School Board: The Wainscott School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m.

Planning Board: The East Hampton Town Planning Board will meet at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

Bullying Presentation: New York Times best selling author, Jodee Blanco. Blanco, who wrote, "Stop Laughing At Me…One Woman’s Inspirational Story," will speak at the Springs School about combating bullying. The presentation, starting at 6 p.m., is being sponsored by the Springs School PTA. 


East Hampton Town Board Meeting: The East Hampton Town Board will hold a meeting at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Film Screening: "Enough Said," a romantic comedy starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will be shown at the Montauk Library at 7 p.m., courtesy of the Friends of the Montauk Library. The screenign is free with refreshments served.

FRIDAY

Shake, Rattle and Roll: For caregivers and children through 3 years old: Constructive play encourages early learning at the Amagansett Library at 10 a.m.

Village Board: The East Hampton Village Board will meet in the Emergency Services Building at 11 a.m.

SATURDAY

Kids Club: Hampton Kids in Wainscott offers structured “Kids Clubs” for every holiday and break observed by the local public schools. Over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, children are engaged in fun activities such as baking, science experiments and holiday crafts. Hampton Kids offers morning, afternoon and full day sessions.Price: Members: $30 per session, Non-Members: $40 per session, Full Day: Members - $70 Non Members - $100.

Pre-Owned Sweater Sale: The Springs Community Presbyterian Church will hold a pre-owned sweater sale, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Art Show: On Saturday and Sunday, fish-printer Annie Sessler, sculptor Sarah Jaffe Turnbull and photographer John Todaro will be showing their work at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The show will run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a reception on Saturday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Admission is free.

"No Cull" Rally & Demonstration: Protestors will convene at the Hook Mill, and walk single file on the sidewalks, to Herrick Park at 1 p.m. They will carry signs as they march, where they will stand facing Newtown Lane. 

Student Art Festival: The kindergarten through 8th grade exhibition at Guild Hall in East Hampton opens on Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a reception in the lobby and a live show on stage in the John Drew Theater featuring musical groups from the local elementary and middle schools. For 20 years, The Student Art Festival has helped nurture and encourage young talent on the East End. Over 5,000 students from kindergarten through high school from 11 participating public and private and home schools. The exhibition celebrates the artistic pursuits of our young people by exhibiting their work in a museum environment and salutes their teachers who cultivate and inspire the creative process. Museum Hours: Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.

Cow Moo-Schief: What are those cows up to now? Find out at the Amagansett Library at 3:30 p.m. with stories and a Cow-Jumping-Over-the Moon craft. 

St. Luke's Church Spaghetti Dinner: Spaghetti, salad, bread and beverages with dessert and coffee at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton Village, starting at 4:30 p.m. Price: $15 Eat In or Take Out

SUNDAY


Kids Club: Hampton Kids in Wainscott offers structured “Kids Clubs” for every holiday and break observed by the local public schools. Over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, children are engaged in fun activities such as baking, science experiments and holiday crafts. Hampton Kids offers morning, afternoon and full day sessions.Price: Members: $30 per session, Non-Members: $40 per session, Full Day: Members - $70 Non Members - $100.

Free Winter Film Series: "Teddy Bear," winner of Sundance Film Festival 2012 World Cinema Directing Award, will be shown at Guild Hall as part of the free winter film series in partnership with the East Hampton Library. The film starts at 4:30 p.m.
Conservative Underground January 13, 2014 at 06:38 AM
I would be curious to know if Patch will be covering the no cull rally and asking participants where they are from. It seems to me that a great deal of the outcry is coming from out of town. Also, thank you for the time and location, we'll know to avoid that area and stay away from stupid herd.
Lawrence S. Smith January 13, 2014 at 06:54 AM
I cant get the story, what am I doing wrong?
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) January 13, 2014 at 09:53 AM
Lawrence, what story are you referring to? Conservative Underground - I will be covering and I will ask the people I speak to where they are from, of course.
PJ Delia January 13, 2014 at 10:36 AM
I hope to be at the rally. It seems to me that most people who want the culling are from out of town.
Tony Ganga January 14, 2014 at 09:25 AM
I'm not sure where I land regarding a cull but I will say where culling was allowed It has made a impact in bring down herd sizes according to what I have been able to find. We have to watch where we get our information, it all depends on who's paying for the study and what they want it to show. If you dig deep enough you can find the truth of it. I see people complaining about the cost of a deer cull, $15,000.00 is East Hamptons end of it. Depending now how many deer are taken it is a cost effective way to take care of this problem. Contraceptives for deer birth control is expensive, NYS isn't the cheapest or the most expensive but It is about $500-$600per and could be much higher. To do this correctly a deer must be tagged to make some she is dosed, this is done by hand. In some cases, depending on what agent is used it requires a booster & or some type of maintenance. Just 250 deer at $500 is $125,000.00. According to The city of Bloomington and many others who have these control methods "Treated deer populations must be isolated, or closed, from adjacent populations. Deer immigration from adjoining properties would negate any fertility control efforts within the treated area, as new immigrants have not been exposed to the fertility agents." This reason alone makes the idea of contraceptives a pipe dream since trying to contain our deer population is incredibly hard. Ask anyone with bushes and flowers that keep getting eaten by these deer. I would be in favor of keeping the season open longer for our local hunters, it would accomplish the same thing and the cost would be negligible and in fact raise some funds, hunters could or would buy extra tags. I know a great many hunters here in town and everyone of them have a great sense of their town, this environment and what it means to them. Let the locals decide what they want to do with where they have lived for generations and keep the politics from up island and elsewhere around the country out of it.

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