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Happy Almost Weekend! Well now. We like good causes. This weekend, the nonprofit Wellness In The Schools, which promotes healthy eating and fitness for kids in public schools, will host its annual Pro-Am Tennis Tournament (and picnic) at Sportime in Amagansett. These fit people pictured above are Patti Trainor-Wrazej and Nancy Easton, both of WITS, and Nate Emge, a Sportime pro, which means he plays better tennis than you.
The event, which starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, features tennis matches for adults plus kiddie activities and a silent auction. There will also be food provided by Almond (thank you, chef Jason Weiner) and a surprising number of adult beverages (from Wolffer Estate Vineyards and Long Ireland Beer Company), considering this is an event about wellness. No judgment. Interested? Details here.
Fun factoid: Kids spend about 12,000 hours in school, between kindergarten and graduation (which is why school is a great place to teach them about wellness). No wonder summer vacation always seemed so far away.
Did someone say meteor shower?
Tonight, in case you didn’t know, is the start of the Perseid Meteor Shower of 2016. This is going to be HUUUUGE. This year’s Perseids could feature an “outburst,” where meteors streak across the sky at twice the usual rates, apparently because of Jupiter, according to EarthSky. The prediction is for 200 meteors per hour, which seems like a lot of meteors. In case you forgot, because it’s been a while since your Earth Science class, meteors or “shooting stars” are flashes of light when debris (from comets and stuff) burns up in the atmosphere. To see some, head to the Ross School Tennis Center in East Hampton tonight, where the Montauk Observatory will host “a guided tour of the night sky” with telescopes, starting at 8:30 p.m. Also, make a wish.
More on tap for the weekend…
Omorovicza, the Hungarian beauty company, will host another pop-up (complete with “rose hydralifting” facials) at Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack, Friday through Saturday…
Elite athletes Laird Hamilton, Gabby Reece and Brian Mackenzie of XPT invite you to
drop some serious coin train with them while eating and playing at Surf Lodge in Montauk, Sunday through Tuesday. Local SUP company Paddle Diva and cycling studio Flywheel are also involved. Tickets are $4,200 per person for the “life-changing” experience. It damn well better be. Details here…
Manny at Manna! We like the alliteration. Local reggae musician Manny will play tonight at Manna, the Water Mill restaurant, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“This is what dreams and thighs are made of.” — South Edison restaurant in Montauk, posting this delicious photo of #friedchicken. Respect.
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Correction: An earlier version of this post misstated the name of the company founded by Laird Hamilton, Gabby Reece and others. It is XPT, not XTP.