• There’s been a lot going on this week with regard to the Long Island Farm Bureau’s proposition to bring USDA sharpshooters to the East End. On Thursday night, USDA Wildlife Services explained the program to Southolders, while this afternoon, a protest against the cull is planned for 1 p.m. in East Hampton, beginning at the Hook Mill and continuing downtown to Herrick Park.
• The organizers of the new winter Riverhead Farmers Market are offering teasers of some of the offerings from vendors on their Facebook page. The market is slated to open Feb. 1.
• There will be an opening for an exhibit of Gail Miro’s works of acrylic, oil and pencil on paper at the Quogue Library from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today. Ms. Miro’s work reflects her life’s experiences, especially living and painting in the New England mountains and the coast of Long Island.
“Art is a dialogue within myself and the surrounding world. I embody my images… fish, mountains, birds etc… and paint and draw them in many different forms. These dream images flow throughout my drawings and canvases and are in constant flux exploring new surrounding planes. Horizon lines are ‘topsy- turvy’ where birds magically appear swimming below the ocean and fish flying throughout the vast openings of sky and mountains. My palette is especially important, for I use color as a means of intimate expression,” she says.
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