Notes from Amagansett


The April showers really are bringing the May flowers, and to kick this off, the Amagansett Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale on Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at the firehouse. Not only do they have a huge assortment but it is perfect timing for your mom.

Eileen Hume-Hickey’s art opening takes place Saturday, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Prudential real estate office on Main Street. Hopefully, the obstacle course of roadwork will be near completion so folks can find a place to park.

I don’t know how you all feel but this past week has really put my driving skills to the test with the cone weaving and then, of course, the getting blocked behind the library, where I teach my class. I know it is all for good reason, but Danica Patrick I am not. Danica is the first female to win a NASCAR race. So cool.

Back at the library, the after-school program will begin again this week; check for a notice in your child’s backpack for specifics.

On Sunday, May 4, at 2:30 p.m., Sampawans Creek will perform in the library’s community room. This is a fun family event of traditional music from the 1800s. The duo will play jigs, reels and sea shanties that were sung by sailors and whalers to help them keep a steady rhythm while they rowed the whaleboats, hoisted the sails and swabbed the decks.

A four-week discussion on global warming will begin Wednesday, May 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This series of discussions will explore not only what it is but how we can help limit it. Also, the library is looking for old family photographs to add to the Local History Collection; for more information, please contact Cynthia at 267-3810.

Sunday, May 18, is the day of the Indian Wells Beach Clean-up. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Garbage bags will be provided. Just bring your own gloves and help remove the junk that has been discarded and washed up on the beach over the winter. The goal for the crew is to fill 50 bags. That should be no problem and I hope our summer visitors will help to keep it clean during the upcoming season.

This week at the school there will be parent-teacher conferences and it’s a good time to check up on those unanswered questions about your child’s school work. On Thursday, May 1, the Wake Up, Amagansett program will be held at 8:10 a.m.; Friday, May 2, is the Student Council’s Spirit Day so don’t forget to wear your tie-dye.

Dr. Judith Wooster will hold her “Coffee and Conversation” on Monday, May 5, at 9 a.m. in the school’s library. The PTA will hold its monthly meeting on May 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the library. Cindy Pierce Lee will speak specifically on cyber bullying, and then there will be an election at 9:30 a.m. for new officers. The PTA is now accepting donations for its tag sale, which will be held on Saturday, May 24. If you have anything you would like to donate, please contact a PTA officer or call Wendy Dellapolla at 267-3348.

This time of year is so busy, we are on to the next event before we finish the last. I must not forget to commend the Amagansett School teachers and board members for their “Grand Finale” performance at the Talent Show on April 17. Kelly White, director of programs, and Dr. Wooster began the finale with dueling steel drums followed by Señor Leslie Levi, the Spanish teacher singing, and quickly joined by the rest of the teachers on drums, and board member John Hossenlop singing and chanting and all dressed in Island apparel. I think even the students were impressed.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 7. All members are encouraged to attend; this will be the last dinner meeting of the year with elections to follow the feast that begins at 6 p.m.

A benefit lasagna dinner for the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, in Scoville Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal will be prepared by Ken Hallock and includes a salad bar, rolls and homemade desserts. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. Take-out dinners may be purchased as well.

The church’s buildings and grounds committee will meet on Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Yule Room. The first anniversary of the car crashing into the church is coming up so I am sure the progress of the church’s repair will be discussed; looks like it’s coming along.

The Reverend Steven E. Howarth will lead a discussion of Paul’s letters to the Corinthians at the Bible class today at 1 p.m. in the Yule Room. All are welcome to attend. The Reverend will also be participating and giving the blessing at the Red Knights annual Bike Blessing and Ride on Sunday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. The ride benefits the volunteer firefighters’ burn center at Stony Brook Hospital.

In baseball and softball news, the games have begun. Lucy’s Lookouts have their first game on Monday, May 5; I will be sure to give you a full report and will bring you others as we get into the season. The Grasshoppers won the other day and Elizabeth Bistrian really “whacked“ the ball, so stay tuned.

The girls teams all attended an amazing clinic on Saturday, April 26, given by the East Hampton middle and high school softball teams and coach McKee. It looked like they learned a lot and many thanks to the coaches and teams for their time.

Spring and sports are in full bloom. Don’t forget to hydrate your kids, pets and plants, and have a great week.

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