Amagansett Community Notes, April 4

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Ihope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather and the Easter and Passover holidays in our hamlet. Things are picking up, and the flowers are finally in bloom.

Happy birthday to Jack Murphy, Marie Hand, Donna Turlinski, Moose Hochman-Golden, Kim Hren, Jack King, Leroy Newman, Kyle Leland, Marc Mathews, Colin Mathews, Tyler Mathews, Nicky Tulp, Pat Fromm, Levi Waxler and Declan Howie Balnis.

There will be a Sportsmen Expo on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Amagansett Firehouse. This is a great event for families.

Training and testing for the 2013 Junior Lifeguard program is taking place on Sundays through June 16 (except for April 21) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the YMCA RECenter Pool in East Hampton. The program is for children age 9 to 14. For more information, call John Ryan Sr. at 324-2787. The testing is free. Children must pass the swim test to be admitted into the Junior Lifeguard program for this summer. This is a fabulous program, and I highly encourage you to enroll your children in it. The Junior Lifeguard program begins Saturday, June 22, at Indian Wells, Ditch Plains and Main Beach.

The Amagansett Library has a great program lined up for Saturday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m. when it will team up with the South Fork Natural History Museum to offer children an opportunity to meet reptiles and amphibians. Crystal Possehl from SOFO will be at the library to introduce snakes and turtles, salamanders, and toads that live right in our backyard. This is a great event for families.

The next day, Sunday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m. there will be an Origami workshop open to everyone from children in grade school through adults.

On Saturday, April 13, at 3:30 p.m. the Cornell Cooperative Extension will join the library to bring science alive. Come learn about the life cycle of the chicken from an egg.

Saturday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m. there will be a mosaic story and craft time and April 27 at 3:30 p.m., children will learn how to use recycled jar lids as magnets. Please stop in the library to find out about these programs and many others as well.

Nancy A. Shenker, a nationally recognized social media trainer, will lead “Treats, Toys and Business Tools,” a free interactive e-marketing workshop on Thursday, April 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library. This workshop premiered at Microsoft’s corporate headquarters, and this will be the first time it is presented on the East End

The workshop is designed to simplify technology and explain e-marketing and social media in terms that a novice can understand. Ms. Shenker will introduce more than 10 new devices and apps that can lead to new sales and cost savings, while demonstrating how seasonal businesses can build a year-round customer base. All attendees will receive a free 60-day trial of Constant Contact and a 20-minute customized consultation for his or her business. The workshop will help participants use Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and the electronic devices they are on as well as introduce new techniques and tools to people who view themselves as more advanced users of technology. To register for the free workshop, call Ms. Shenker at (914) 969-2900, email her at nancys@theonswitch.com, or call the library at 267-3810.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church has reopened for the season. Masses are held on Sundays at 9 a.m. Both St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and the First Presbyterian Church hold their worship services at 11 a.m. on Sundays. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

Practices and games for all the spring sports have begun. Please take the time to come out and support our local teams and athletes.

Have a great week and thanks for all your Amagansett news.

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