What a busy and eventful summer we’ve had this year. Anybody else counting down the days until Tumbleweed Tuesday? I’m guessing I’m not alone …
Never fear, just because school is starting and the summer is winding down, there are still plenty of things to do between now and Labor Day weekend.
- Elements Fitness Studio and The Maidstone are hosting a SUP & SIP paddle session tomorrow, Thursday, September 3, from 2 to 4 p.m., launching at Hook Pond in East Hampton. The paddle session will be followed by refreshments at The Maidstone in East Hampton. Cost is $120 per person and reservations may be made by calling Elements Fitness Studio at (631) 604-5445 or online at www.elementsfitnessstudio.com or www.themaidstone.com.
- Dan’s Literary Festival will also be held tomorrow at Guild Hall in East Hampton, starting at 4 p.m. with a cocktail reception and gala in honor of the awarding of a $10,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction. The keynote speech will be delivered by National Book Award Winner Tom Wolfe. The inaugural address for Emerging Young Writers Prize will be given by Academy Award-winner Jules Feiffer. And the winning pieces will be read by journalist Pia Lindstrom. At 6 p.m, a number of celebrated sports authors will take the stage to meet fans and tell tales. Participants will include: Rudy Ruettiger, author of Rudy: My Story; Joe Pepitone, author of Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud; and Dwier Brown, author of If You Build It…. At 8:30, there will be a screening of And Everything Is Going Fine, a documentary-tribute to the life of monologist Spalding Gray. Learn more about the event at http://www.danspapers.com.
- Lastly, a SafeTALK training session will be held at the Montauk School from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The three-hour workshop is aimed for those who want to learn more about recognizing when persons may be at risk or thinking about suicide and how to connect them to suicide first aid resources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this free program.