Amagansett Community Notes, March 28

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It is a quiet week in the hamlet. This was supposed to be spring break, but the schools lost so many days to Hurricane Sandy that it has to be made up now. Many people went away anyway, but school is in session Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Amagansett School PTA held an egg hunt on Friday, March 22, and it will hold a pizza party lunch for the students today, Wednesday, March 27. The East Hampton Middle School PTA has been serving pizza to the kids this week as well. Parents should be on the lookout for plant sale flyers from your middle and elementary students soon. The plants will give us hope for spring.

Tomorrow Nadia Binozi turns 2, and happy birthday wishes go out to Charles Turlinski as well.

Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett with services at 7 p.m. Good Friday services will be held at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, there will be a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at Atlantic Beach and a regular service at 11 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend. For more information, please call 267-6404.

At St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, on Thursday, March 28, at 5 p.m. there will be a Seder service followed by Holy Thursday service. The Good Friday service and stripping of the alter will be held at 5 p.m. On Easter Sunday, the service will be at 11 a.m., followed by a children’s Easter egg hunt.

There is a new race in our town started by some Amagansett residents. The Brewery 2 Brewery Race takes place this Saturday, March 30, at 3 p.m. at the Brewery in Montauk across the street from Lion’s athletic field and playground. The relay race has a rather interesting format: The first leg is a beer chug. That is followed by a 20-kilometer bike, a 5,000-meter row, a 5-kilometer run and finally another chug. I am happy to report that whoever handles the chugging chores is not allowed to compete in any other parts of the race, or, for that matter, drive home. The teams must consist of between three and five members, at least one of whom is a woman. The first 10 teams to sign up are guaranteed a Concept 2 rower to use; additional teams must provide their own rowing machine. Helmets are required for the bike ride. The top three teams will win Easter baskets and all others will be surprised. Every entry receives a T-shirt and a beer tasting. For more information, please contact Caroline Cashin at 631-804-3863.

The training, testing and evaluation program for 2013 Junior Lifeguard program takes place on Sundays through June 16 (except for Easter Sunday and April 21) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the YMCA RECenter Pool. This program is for children between the ages of 9 and 14. For more information please call John Ryan Sr. at 324-2787. The program is free, but your child must pass the swim test in order to be admitted into the Junior Lifeguard program for this summer. This is a fabulous program, and I highly encourage you to bring your children to it.

At the Amagansett Library, there will be a “Bunny Hop” story and craft time on Saturday, March 30, at 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m., the library and the South Fork Natural History Museum will team up to sponsor a program to introduce children to reptiles and amphibians. Crystal Possehl will be at the library to introduce snakes, turtles, salamanders and toads that live right in our backyard. It will be like a reptile petting zoo. This is a great event for families.

Finally, on Sunday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m. the library will sponsor an Origami workshop for children in second grade right up to adults.

Hope you can make the time to check out the other workshops and as well as the books offered by the library.

Have a great week and happy spring.

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