Welcome to October in the hamlet. I share my birthday month with many of my favorite people, past and present. Happy birthday to Edwina VonGal, Maya Linn, Betty Kane, Clemens Bistrian Emptage, Brother Tom Piacentine, Pat Ryan, Jack Hantz, Buzz Farbar, Sophie McMaster, Rick McMaster, Susi Corona, Betsy Victoreen, Marie Littman, Kammy Ball, Sandra Kay Dellapolla, Annette Franey, Brendan and Kalie Hughes, Nan Potter, Stacey Bistrian, Soledad Hurst, Kathy Solomon, Linda Kuntz, Bruce Bistrian, Janine Balnis, James Robert Balnis, Liz Paris, Billy Segelken and Jay Chiat.Thank you to all in the community who came out to support the Amagansett School PTA Fall Fair on Saturday, September 28. The weather was beautiful and the fair was so much fun.
Tomorrow, Thursday, October 3, at the Amagansett School is the Wake up Amagansett assembly at 8:10 a.m. followed by Coffee and Conversation with Superintendent Ellie Tritt. Friday, October 4 is Student Council Spirit day, so be sure to wear your western gear.
Congratulations to our East Hampton Bonackers sports teams. Remember, October 12 is Homecoming weekend so mark your calendars to come out and support Bonac. On October 7 the girl’s varsity swim team has a home meet against Harborfields at 4:30. Please come and show your support.
Body Tech Health and fitness is happy to announce the 10th annual Serpents Back Dualthlon on Sunday, October 6, at Eddie Ecker Park in Montauk. The race is a 2.4-mile run, a 12-mile mountain bike and then another 2.4 mile run. Preregistration is available at Body Tech, Main Street Amagansett, and Body Tech in the Montauk Playhouse. Proceeds from the race benefit the construction of an indoor pool at the Montauk Playhouse. For more information, call 267-8222.
The final Stand-up Paddle Board race of the season for the Ocean Rescue Squad will take place on Saturday, October 12, from Lazy Point to Montauk. Come support the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad that kept you safe at all summer water events and helped with the Junior Lifeguard programs. The race is a 6-mile downwind course. For more information or to register, go to www.mainbeach.com or call Main Beach Shop at 537-2716. Thank you in advance for supporting this event.
The Amagansett Free Library will host a lecture Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m. on Oystering and Early Conservation on Long Island. Nicole Menchise, archivist of the Oyster Bay Historical Society and a member of the board of trustees for the North Shore Historical Museum, will speak about the decade of the 1880s when oysters were imperiled by demand and destroyed by spills of waste and refuse in the waters surrounding western Long Island. She will discuss the work of Eugene G. Blackford, Commissioner of Fisheries, who lobbied for cleaner waters and supported some of the earliest conservation legislation in New York. This is right on track, considering the recent brown tide in our waters. Call 267-3810 for a reservation because space is limited.
The First Monday Book Group will meet at the library on October 7 at 1:30 p.m. The book to be discussed is “Caleb’s Crossing.” by Geraldine Brooks, Pick up a copy at the circulation desk and join the group.
The Wednesday at One Book Club will take place on October 9. The book is “Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes; copiesare available at the circulation desk.
Story and Craft time for families continues on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. On October 5 the theme will be apples.
The library is joining with Cornell educators for research based-seminars.
Bullying will be discussed at a Parents Night on Wednesday, October 30, and on November 6 the subject will be Screen Time, its effects and becoming media savvy. Both start at 6 p.m.
The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service onn Sundays at 11 a.m. and all members of the community are welcome to attend. The sermons are led by Pastor Steven E. Howarth.
October 15 is anniversary of the devastating fire that destroyed Scoville Hall. Work has begun on repairs, but funds are still needed. Please donate to help bring the hall back to our hamlet. Mail a check payable to the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett to P.O. Box 764 Amagansett, NY 11930
St. Peter’s continues its 9 a.m. worship service through Christmas followed by coffee hour. The church is undergoing a major renovation and looks fabulous.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. It is located across the street from the post office and next to the Senior Housing Center.
St. Michael’s is home to the Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton food pantry on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations and volunteers are always welcomed. For more information, go to www.easthamptonfoodpantry.org.
The East Hampton Town Marine Museum, located at 310 Bluff Road in Amagansett, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until October 27. While you are there, check out the Community Boat Shop located behind the museum. For more information, call 324-6850.
The Town of East Hampton is offering a number of new sports programs for adults and youths. Go to www.easthamptonny.gov or stop by the Department of Parks on Pantigo Road behind the courthouse.
Fall is my favorite time in the hamlet, there is still time to swim in the ocean, walk on the beach or trails, go to our local stores and museums without all the crowds, and most all, just take the time to enjoy our lives here.
Have a great week and thanks for all your Amagansett news.