East Hampton Notes 04.12.18

David E. Rattray


Farm Museum Opens

The festivities will start at 10 a.m. Saturday when the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum opens for the season. A sale of antique farm tools and furnishings will take place until noon, and there will be tours of the house, barn, and collection of wagons and buggies until 4 p.m. 

A team of workhorses and their handlers, who will talk about how animals powered farm machines in the days before engines, will be on hand. Country music, dancing, and refreshments are planned. A $5 contribution for the museum will be suggested.

Both swimming pools at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter will be closed from Sunday to Friday, April 20, for maintenance and refilling. The staff added that the building’s water pressure might be periodically reduced during that period.

The next Maidstone Hotel Ladies Lounge will be on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and include the directors of four South Fork cultural institutions.  Andrea Grover of Guild Hall, Matko Tomicic of the LongHouse Reserve, Helen Harrison of the Pollock-Krasner House, and Tracy Mitchell of the Bay Street Theater will take part. There will be food and drink specials.

Richard Barons, the former director of the East Hampton Historical Society, will speak about fascinating items in the collection on Saturday at 10 a.m., at the society’s annual meeting at Clinton Academy.

On April 21, the life and art of Mary Nimmo Moran will be the subject of a talk at Clinton Academy at 1:30 p.m. Reservations at info2@lvis.org or 324-1220 have been asked.

Two dentists — John F. French Jr. and Terry L. Jobe — have joined Dr. B. James Vaughan’s Gingerbread Lane practice. Dr. French attended East Hampton High School and the University of Pittsburgh, and has had a dental office in Sag Harbor for 14 years.

Dr. Jobe graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and has been in the Sag Harbor area for six years and has worked with Dr. French for about a year.

“Experiment in Terror,” a 1962 crime thriller starring Lee Remick and Ross Martin, will be the free movie tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. The Friday, April 20, film will be “Fitzcarraldo,” at 1 p.m.

Tennessee Walt returns on Saturday for a “Hanks a Lot!” tribute concert. The program includes Hank Williams country classics and underappreciated songs by a whole bunch of other Hanks, including Hank Snow, Hank Thompson, Hank Locklin, Hank Garland, Hank Cochran, Hank Williams Jr., and Hank Williams III. Showtime is 1 p.m.

A yoga program continues on Monday at 1 p.m. with Andrea Siegel. The class focuses on pain relief and includes seated postures.

On Tuesday, the library will hold a program on the Etsy online selling platform at 3 p.m. Etsy has built a huge global marketplace around the makers of handcrafts.

Wildflower seed “bombs” will be made in a workshop Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The ball-like earth nuggets can be broadcast to bring a bit of color to private lawns and woodsy property margins.

Next Thursday at 6 p.m., a New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services program on household disaster preparation will be held. Topics will include developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies, and registering for NY-Alert, a free statewide emergency system. Participants will receive a training certificate and a wallet-size “Z-Card” with emergency preparedness information.