Montauk News & Notes

Stephanie Diamond of Schwab Charitable, a donor-advised fund, speaking, with Andrew Stern of YorkBridge Wealth Partners in Bridgehampton and Loretta Davis, the executive director of the Retreat domestic violence programs, at a business leaders’ conference held at Gurney’s Resort in Montauk on Monday. David E. Rattray

Sarah Conway will sing at the Montauk Community Church’s coffee house on Sunday at 7 p.m. The show is open to the public, and admission is free.

There will be hikes to the seal haul-out site at Montauk State Park on Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at noon, organized by the Montauk State Park. Both will begin at the lighthouse concession stand. There is no cost for the three-mile excursion, but reservations are required at 631-668-5000. Participants should arrive 10 minutes before the hikes begin. The cost is $4 for adults and children under 3 are free.

Montauk residents can purchase tickets at the Montauk Library’s circulation desk to the Met: Live in HD broadcast of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca,” on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Guild Hall. Tickets cost $15 and will be distributed at Guild Hall 30 minutes before show time.

“Loving Vincent,” an animated film about the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh, done in the style of his paintings, will be the Wednesday night movie at the library. Showtime is 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Frank Masterson, a Suffolk County senior citizens advocate, will be on hand at the library on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. to offer advice about a range of programs available to older residents, from Medicare and Medicaid, home health services, home heating oil assistance, and other services. Appointments are not necessary.

On Friday, Feb. 2, there will be free AARP tax return assistance with one-hour appointments between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Registration is required, and people have been asked to take last year’s tax returns.

At this week’s Tech Tuesday session, the subject will be accessing Live-Brary online services. The session begins at 10:15 a.m. Space is limited, and registration is required.

The Montauk Chamber of Commerce will be at booth 958 at the 15th annual New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Sunday. The chamber will promote Montauk as a top getaway destination for travelers from the New York City area.

Mark your calendars: On Saturday, Feb. 10, Camp SoulGrow will hold its fourth annual Mardi Gras fund-raiser at the Shagwong Tavern from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and include unlimited Cajun food, beer from the Montauk Brewing Company, live music by Revel in Dimes, and other Mardi Gras loot.