Amagansett Community Notes, April 25

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Spring is here and so is the traffic. Please drive safely and walk out for all the animals and children walking.

Montauk Rugby is having its first ever Casino Night on Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse. Please come and help support the team on its quest for a national championship. There will be a gourmet buffet, a 50/50 raffle and a massive Chinese auction. Prizes will include Golf for four at the South Fork Country Club, gift certificates to Body Tech and local restaurants and a lot of other goodies. Tickets are $60 in advance, $75 at the door. For more information or tickets, call Nick Finazzo at 631-335-0906 or email nfinazzo@yahoo.com and check out MontaukRugby.com or facebook.com.

The East Hampton Lions will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, April 29, from noon to 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion. Please come and give if you can. Please note, don’t forget your photo ID.

The East End Classic Boat Society is having a spring open house on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity to see the 2013 Goeller Dingy raffle boat that is currently under construction. The Marine Museum will also be open at no charge. The boat society will have its annual meeting that morning from 10 to 11 a.m. President Ray Hartjen will speak at the meeting. The Community Boat Shop is located at 301 Bluff Road right next to the Marine Museum. It is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. year-round. For more information, contact rhartjen@hamptons.com or better yet come to the annual meeting and join the society.

The Sunset over the Harbor Fundraiser Gala to benefit the Greater East Hampton Education Foundation will take place on Friday, May 3, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at East Hampton Point Restaurant. Tickets are $35 per person and include a full dinner buffet and dancing with DJ Mike. There will also be a silent auction and raffles. For more information, go to www.gehef.org. This is a great organization that brings many great programs and opportunities to our schools.

Cross Roads Music at 160 Main Street is hosting a Crossroads Coffeehouse on Saturday from 8 to 9:30 p.m. with community local bands musicians, clinics and more to benefit local charities in our area. This event will feature Mick Hargreaves and Pete Mancini of Butchers Blind on the last night of their East coast tour, Nashville bluesman Jake Lear and a member of the Crossroads Music team, Chris Clark. A recommended donation of $5 or more will be given to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. For more information please contact Michael D. Clark at 631-907-4838.

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Amagansett School, sixth-graders have put together a video called “Then and Now.” There will be a screening on Wednesday, May 8, for members of the community to attend, you must reserve your spot by May 1, and you can do so by contacting the school at 267-3572.

East Hampton High School seniors and Amagansett alumni Laura Gunderson, Jacqueline Smudzinski and L.B. Lownes visited the sixth grade students to talk about their science projects and to share their experiences in the middle and high school. Each student explained the long and complex process of planning, developing and implementing the projects and the perseverance necessary to complete them. It was so nice for our sixth graders to be reassured that they will be able to make an easy transition to middle school and that they will be well prepared. They also shared their fond memories of their days at Amagansett School.

Please save the date for the Amagansett Fire Department’s100th Anniversary Classic Car Show Benefit on Saturday, May 25. The rain date is May 26 at firehouse. For more information or to register your vehicle, call Steve Graboski at 726-9300 or send an email to promemod@aol.com. The show takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per person; children under 12 are admitted free. There will be firehouse chicken, pulled pork, chili, hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream and more for purchase. This is a fun day for the whole family.

The Amagansett Village Improvement Society has a new website, check it out.www.amagansettavis.com. They had a special cleanup for Earth day on Monday, April 22. I will keep you posted of more events they are doing in our community.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. The Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton food pantry open in the church on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations and volunteers are always welcome.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church holds masses at 9 a.m. on Sundays with a coffee hour to follow on the front lawn (weather permitting.)

The Amagansett Library will hold a story hour and craft time on Saturday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. The theme will be recycled jar lid magnets and a story as well, to commemorate Earth Day.

The library is holding two panel discussions. The first one is an author panel called “Curiouser and Curiouser,” which will take place on Saturday, May 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. Four authors will speak for 10 to 15 minutes each about how curiosity drives their research and inspires their creativity. The authors are Melvin and Gilda Berger; Kate and Jim McMullan; Erica Farber; and Maureen Sherry.

On Saturday, May 18, from 6- 7 p.m. there will be a children’s book review panel. The panel will discuss the importance of children’s literature and what really makes a children’s book. The panel will consist of Kaylee Davis, Todd Jackson, Renee McGrath and children’s Librarian Jeanne McDermott. Please register in advance for these events by calling 267-3810.

Congratulations to Sharon McCobb, who has been elected as the new president for the Old Montauk Athletic Club. OMAC supports and is behind all of our athletes and athletic teams on the East End of Long Island. Currently they are working with the East Hampton Middle School with the Bonac on Board for Wellness 5K on May 22. They have also developed applications, posters and more with the Springs Fire Department for the Labor Day Great Bonac Footrace.

Thanks for all your Amagansett news, have a great week.

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