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Understanding Alzheimer’s: Effective Communication Strategies, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

An education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Fri, October 25, 2019

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

at The East Hampton Library, register at Eventbrite



Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Presented by The Alzheimer’s Association


It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

This activity is funded in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s. The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors. Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms. Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Fri, October 18, 2019

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

click the Eventbrite link below to register

Food Politics: How both ethics and choices impact Earth and its inhabitants

Food Politics: How both ethics and choices impact Earth and its inhabitants

Conducted by Randy Johnston

This three-part series is intended to create discussions of issues related to: helping preserve our planet for future generations; food ethics and politics; leading healthier lifestyles environmentally; food supply issues; and animal rights. The series is intended to be discussion based.

Topics will include:

Politics and the Food Industry

Genetically Modified Foods in the United States (and in other countries)

Processed Food Ingredients in the United States (and in other countries)

Fisheries Depletion, Fisheries By catch, and Fish Mislabeling

Processed Food Mislabeling

Water Pollution (ocean, river, lake, stream)

Food Choice and Human Health

Food Choice and Environmental Health

Food Choice and Animal Health

Food and Food Packaging Waste

Randy Johnston taught accounting and business ethics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at five universities. Randy has left business school education to pursue creating awareness of environmental issues as well as animal and human rights issues. His motivation to pursue this was driven by student feedback regarding topics that were covered in his ethics classes, topics which changed the lives of many students as well as the lives of many of their friends and family members. He was involved with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s original draft of the sustainability reporting standards applicable to the meat, dairy and poultry industries as well as the processed food industries. He earned a Master of Education degree from St. Lawrence University, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting from Clarkson University, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. He received teaching awards at the University of Colorado Boulder and The Pennsylvania State University.

Saturday 10/19, 10/26, and 11/2

1-3 PM at The East Hampton Library
register by calling (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or by clicking the Eventbrite link below

Film Screening: “Maiden” Documentary Film

“In 1989 Tracy Edwards leads the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race, a gruelling yachting competition that covers 33,000 miles and lasts nine months.” (Google summary)

5 PM

Oct 15th at The East Hampton Library

Free Screening, register by calling (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or at the Eventbrite link below:

Very Truly Yours, Gilbert & Sullivan, performed by a quintet of singers with piano accompaniment

For enduring appeal, the comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan rank second only to Shakespeare in the history of English-language theater. But how did W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan create the operas that have linked their names in fame for more than a century? The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island answers that question in Very Truly Yours, Gilbert & Sullivan, coming to the East Hampton Library, Saturday October 5th at 1 PM. Written and directed by Gayden Wren, with music directed by and accompanied by Thomas Z. Shepard, Very Truly Yours, Gilbert & Sullivan tells the story of the Victorian masters through their own diaries and correspondence, as well as contemporary reviews and memoirs, plus at least one song from each of the 14 Gilbert & Sullivan operas, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado.

The show includes both famous favorites and delightful rarities, making it a splendid evening for seasoned Savoyard and complete novice alike, and for audiences of all ages. The cast includes five singers, each a veteran of many company productions—the Light Opera Company is 63 years old, but the five singers have well over 100 years’ cumulative experience. Kara Vertucci of Lindenhurst is the soprano, Terry Hochler of East Meadow the mezzo-soprano, Jonathan Quarant of Oyster Bay the tenor, Ben Salers of Northport the baritone and Martin Fuller of Oceanside the bass, with David Groeger of Long Beach serving as narrator. “The story of Gilbert & Sullivan is as rich in drama, humor and human interest as any of their operas,” Wren said. “These were the greatest playwright and the greatest composer of the late Victorian era, working together to create masterpiece after masterpiece—but they were also human beings with human strengths and weaknesses. Gilbert’s correspondence is as funny as his operas, but he was also arrogant and hard to get along with. Sullivan was universally beloved, but was a womanizer and a gambler who drove Gilbert crazy by his unwillingness to do anything until the last possible moment. “This show offers a peek into their working methods, drawing on their correspondence as they wrote the operas,” he continued. “They were geniuses, but they didn’t always get everything right the first time, and the show reflects that. Most of all, though, it’s an inspiring story of two proud, ambitious men slowly coming to realize that together they are greater than either is capable of becoming individually.

There’s a lesson there for all of us.” Very Truly Yours, Gilbert & Sullivan will be presented on Saturday October 5th at The East Hampton Library, 159 Main St, East Hampton NY 11937. Admission is Free. To register call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or click the eventbrite link below…

The cast of Very Truly Yours, Gilbert & Sullivan includes (from left) narrator David Groeger, baritone Ben Salers, soprano Kara Vertucci, bass Martin Fuller, mezzosoprano Terry Hochler, tenor Jonathan Quarant and music director Thomas Z. Shepard. (Photo by Christine Dentato. Copyright 2019 The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island.)

Rhonda Denet & the Silver Fox Trio – HAIL TO THE QUEEN: A tribute to Aretha Franklin

HAIL TO THE QUEEN: A tribute to Aretha Franklin

Songs from the 1960s through the 80s — celebrating the music of Aretha Franklin. Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio pay homage to the “Queen of Soul” by performing some of her most successful hits. These are the songs that firmly keep as her one of the most celebrated female artists of all time. The song list includes: “Respect,” “Natural Woman,” “Think,” “Until You Come Back To Me,” and “Freeway of Love.”
Friday Sept 20th
6-7:30 PM
call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or register at the Adult Reference Desk, registration is also available at Eventbrite…

Movie – Rocketman

An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.


6-8:30 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:…

Film Screening: A Midwinter’s Tale – Kenneth Branagh, Joan Collins

A group of theater actors plays “Hamlet” in a provincial village, faced with their own temptations, disappointments, and joys. Stars Jennifer Saunders, Julia Sawalha, Michael Maloney, Richard Briers, Joan Collins, written and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Weds Sept 11th
5-7 PM
register at The Adult Reference Desk, or call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or Eventbrite…

“Picturing Activism” hosted by The Robert Giard Foundation

A panel discussion in celebration of a new exhibition of Robert Giard’s portraits of LGBTQ+ writers, featuring Lola Flash, Carlos Sandoval and Katheryn Szoka & facilitated by Rabbi Jan Uhrbach.

Sunday 9/8/19

5-7 PM at The East Hampton Library

159 Main St East Hampton NY

to register call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or register at The Adult Reference Desk or by clicking the Eventbrite link below…

The Robert Giard Foundation was formed in 2002 to preserve Giard’s photographic legacy of some 600 portraits of notable LGBT authors and to support emerging and mid-career artists dealing with LGBT issues and issues of gender and human sexuality.

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