YMCA Hosts Free Classes, Find a 'Trail of Terror', and Quiz Night Coming Up

Find out what's ahead this week in East Hampton Town.

Trail of Terror
Trail of Terror
If you're lucky enough that you have Columbus Day off, your week may not start until Tuesday. Here's a jump start on the week ahead. 


Town and Village Hall, public schools closed

YMCA Open House: The YMCA is celebrating Family Health Month with an open house for children, teens and their families all week. The kick-off celebration starts Columbus Day with activities for everyone, including arts and crafts, fitness classes, family Zumba, silent auctions and more. The celebration continues until Oct. 19. Check the calendar for free classes all week. 


Town Board:
The East Hampton Town Board will hold a work session at 10 a.m.

First Story Time: For caregivers and children up to 4 at the Amagansett Library at 10:15 a.m.

School Board: The East Hampton School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m.


Add your events to our calendar. 


Film Screening: The East Hampton Library will screen “Kon Tiki," about a Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea to settle on Polynesian islands. The film will be shown from 5 to 7 p.m.

Trail of Terror: Groundworks @ Hrens is hosting a haunted walk at the garden center on Oct. 17 and 18, and then, again, next week on Oct. 25 and 26. The hours are 7 to 10 p.m.

TOWN BOARD: The East Hampton Town Board will hold a meeting at 7 p.m.


Shake, Rattle and Roll: For caregivers and children through 3 years old, Amagansett Library at 10 a.m.

Friday Night Take Out: Pork sandwiches, coleslaw, apple squares will be served at the Springs Presbyterian Church from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Price: $10

Trail of Terror: Groundworks @ Hrens is hosting a haunted walk at the garden center on Oct. 17 and 18, and then, again, next week on Oct. 25 and 26. The hours are 7 to 10 p.m.

Quiz Night: The East Hampton Neighborhood House will host a quiz night. Price: Cost is $50 per person or a table of 10 is $400, which includes dinner, drinks and a prize to winning team. 


Retirement Planning Discussion: Join Eric Goldberg of New York Life at East Hampton Library for a free seminar discussing the challenges retirees face when it comes to managing their retirement income. Free, open to all. It takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Surfing Safari: Discover how many animals live along the shore in the fall at Hither Hills State Park at 11 a.m. Fun for all ages. Parking is free. Price: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3 to 17, under 3 are free. Make reservations in advance.

Camp Hero State Park Hike and Seek: A two-hour hike through Camp Hero State Park, starting at 1 p.m. This hike is fun for the entire family. Make reservations in advance. Parking Fee: $8 Price: 4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3 to 17, under 3 are free. 

Author Talk: Helen Harrison will speak at East Hampton Library about her book, "The Subject Matter of the Artist:Writings by Robert Goodnough, 1950-1965." Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is an art historian, museum director and journalist who specializes in modern American art. The talk begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tween and Teen Read Week Celebration: The Montauk Library will host an event for kids in grades 3 to 12. Play games, make Lego creations, and talk about books you are reading at 2:30 p.m. Visitors and walk-ins welcome. Free of charge. 

Animal Adventures with Nature Nick: Want to meet a kangeroo? Or a spider monkey? A snake? Or bird of prey? Nature Nick brings 10 to 12 exotic animals to Amagansett and shares interesting facts about each. Perfect for families with children ages 4+. Register in advance.

Spaghetti Dinner: The East Hampton Rotary Club and Star of the East Lodge #843 will hold a Spaghetti Dinner at the Amagansett Fire Department to benefit community youth projects. Tickets are available at the door. Price: $15, kids $10. 

Movie By the Pond:  Bring a blanket to watch "The Wizard of Oz" outside on a big screen at Groundsworks @ Hrens at 6 p.m. Free for the community. 

Community Coffee House: The Montauk Community Church will hold a live acoustic music in a warm relaxing space. Featuring Jack Hoffmann, Ashley Riley, Lori Hubbard and other local talent. Free and open to the public. Starts at 7 p.m.

National Theatre Live: The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy at Guild Hall at 7 p.m. Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of AthensOne ManTwo Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet. Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair. Price: $18, $16 Members


East End CROP Walk to End Hunger: The annual East End CROP Walk to Fight Hunger will be held in Sag Harbor. Registration begins at Old Whalers Church at 12:15 p.m. The three-mile walk around the village begins at 
1 p.m. After the walk, all participants are invited to share in a light meal 
served at the church. Funds raised by CROP Walks are shared with food banks and community gardens across the U.S. Local organizers have the option of returning up to 25 percent of what their Walk raises to hunger-relief programs in their own area.

CCOM's 43rd Annual Meet the Candidates Forum: The Concerned Citizens of Montauk will hold a "Meet the Candidates Forum" from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Montauk Fire Department. Attendees will include candidates for East Hampton Town Supervisor, town board, town justice and trustees. 

Montauk Brewathalon by Paddlers for Humanity: Paddlers for Humanity will hold the inaugural Montauk Brewathalon at the Montauk Brewery at 1 p.m. Participants will recruit 2, 4 or 5 person teams to complete five legs of the race. Each team will need a starting chugger, a 5K runner, a 1.5-mile paddler, a 25K biker and an ending chugger. There is a $250 participation fee for each team. 

Maureen's Haven Second Annual Auction Benefit: The Maureen's Haven Auction Benefit at St. Luke's Episcopal Church from 4 to 6 p.m. to help help defray some of the costs associated with housing our homeless. The suggest admission fee is only one new pair of socks. There will be a bake sale, a silent auction with individual baskets of wonderful creative delights at remarkable prices as well as a live auction with goods and services, artwork and vacation packages graciously donated by local merchants and individuals. Live Auction begins 4:45 p.m. 


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