Amagansett Community Notes, August 21


Welcome to the last few weeks of summer. School starts September 9, and I am sure you are all getting ready with your back-to-school shopping.

Paddlers for Humanity is hosting a new event on Thursday, August 22, called “The Battle of the Bands” at the Surf Lodge in Montauk at 6 p.m. Competing bands will include “Hopefully Forgiven,” “The Montauk Project” and “Revel in Dimes.” The judges will be Katherine C.H.E, Brian Cosgrove, and Joe Delia. Tickets are $35 each and all proceeds go to the organization’s charities.

Their next event will be Sunday, August 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Big Albert’s Beach here in Amagansett. This is the Women’s and Girls 3-Mile Paddle. For more information or to register please go to

Paddlers for Humanity is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization based in East Hampton that raises money and awareness for local and global organizations dedicated to bettering children’s lives. They also support local families in crisis and award scholarships to local students. Thanks for taking your time to learn more about this organization and to support it, because as you know, children are our future.

At the Amagansett Free Library, the “Authors after Hours” series will conclude this Saturday at 6 p.m., with an appearance by Talia Carmer, the author of “Jerusalem Maiden.” This is a great event, so please make sure you reserve your spot ahead of time by calling 267-3810.

Today, Wednesday August 21, at 3:30 p.m. the library is having an event for families, “Making Ice Cream.” Registration is required. Please call 267-3810 to see if spaces are still available.

Saturday, August 24, at 3:30 p.m. there will be a puppet and craft show. Please register in advance. This will be a celebration of the end of summer.

Film Night continues for Tweens and families and the library provides the snacks. Today’s movie for Tweens will be “Brooklyn Castle.” Thursday, August 22, at 3:30 p.m. the movie for families will be “Rise of the Guardians.”

The East Hampton Food Pantry and Hamptons Drive-In continue their movie series at Indian Wells Beach on Wednesday at dusk. The suggested donation is $5 per person and snacks will be sold. Tonight’s movie is the 1979 version of “Superman.” On August 28, the 2012 version of “The Avengers” will be screened.

Wednesday is also movie night at Amagansett Square. Please go to to see tonight’s listing. This is a nice evening. Plan a picnic on the lawn or pick up something from Meeting House or Hampton Chutney., the Press News Group’s website, is looking for the boldest and best backyard barbecues in the Hamptons. Send your pictures of your fabulous backyard dining scene to The top three entries will win prizes. First prize is a $175 gift certificate to Catena’s in Southampton, second place $125 and third place is $75. Judging takes place August 26, just in time to enjoy your prize at a Labor Day barbecue. Please submit your entries as soon as possible and good luck. Make sure your picture includes yourself in action.

Craig Kitt and Peter Ludlow will perform solo classical pieces at a recital at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, September 1, at 3 p.m. They will close with a piano duet from Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony. This event is free with a goodwill offering and there will be cake and coffee afterward.

St Michael’s holds worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m.

It is also home to the Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry, which is open on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations and volunteers are always welcomed.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds worship service Sundays at 10 a.m. until September 2. It will then go back to fall worship time at 11 a.m. It is so nice to see work being done on Scoville Hall.

St Thomas Episcopal Chapel holds services at 10 a.m. through September 2. The church also has a Bible study on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. The church is a historical landmark located on the corner of Indian Wells Highway and Montauk Highway.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church holds services at 9 a.m. on Sundays followed by coffee on the front lawn.

The Amagansett Village Improvement Society would like to thanks all that came out to support the “Summer Splash” on Saturday, August 3. Remember, there are a few more Tuesdays to take advantage of the free tennis lessons for children at the Atlantic Avenue courts at 4 p.m. For more information please go to

I would like to take a moment to remind everyone about beach manners. Please do not bury your garbage. Deposit it in the cans provided and take out what you bring in. Please be kind to each other and enjoy these final days of summer in our beautiful hamlet.

Thanks for all your news and please send me any Amagansett news you would like to share.

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