Amagansett Community Notes, October 24


The fabulous scarecrows lining streets in Amagansett are all part of a community, school and Amagansett PTA event. Halloween is Thursday October 31. Be sure to check out the Amagansett School Rag-A-Muffin parade through town at 2 p.m. It is a true tradition, and fun to see the children in their costumes.I have heard that the Trail of Terror walk at Groundwork’s (Hren’s) is fantastic. It will take place this again this weekend, Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. admission is $10.

This Saturday, October 26, the Amagansett Free Library will have a Halloween story and craft time for families at 3:30 p.m.

The library is joining with Cornell educators for research-based seminars for parents. The topic on Wednesday, October 30, is bullying, and on November 6 the topic is screen time, learning the effects and becoming media savvy. Both seminars start at 6 p.m.

This Sunday, October 27, at 2 p.m., the library will host a talk by “Barley” John Dunne, director of the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery. He will speak about “Oysters in our Backyard,” how they are grown and harvested.

Art workshops with the Parrish Art Museum for children in kindergarten through grade 6 will take place at the library on Saturday, November 2, at 3:30 p.m. and at the Parrish Art Museum on Saturday, November 9, at 3:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for these classes. Call 267-3810 to reserve.

A reminder: The library offers one-on-one technology classes by appointment, on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays from 1 to 8 p.m.

The First Monday book club will meet at the library on November 4 at 1:30 p.m. The book under discussion will be “The Reader,” by Bernhard Schlink.

The next Wednesday at One book club will be on November 13, and the book will be “11/22/63” by Stephen King. Pick up a copy at the circulation desk.

The library offers a lot of other fabulous programs for the young and not so young. Stop in or check out their website at

The Southampton Press is looking for nominees for this year’s Community First Award. Do you have a relative, friend or co-worker who is having an impact in our community? Write a brief story about him or her and say how their actions benefit the lives of others and the local community. One nominee will be honored with the Community First award and a profile will appear in the Hamptons Holiday supplement. Send nominations to: Kim Covell The deadline for submissions is this Friday, October 25.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett will have a yard sale to benefit the rebuilding of Scoville Hall on Saturday, November 9, on the church grounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please bring items you would like to donate on the morning of the sale. Donations of clothing in good condition, books (no textbooks), household items, china and toys (no stuffed animals) would be appreciated. Please note: whatever you donate must be taken away at the end of the day if it doesn’t sell. The church has no storage space.

Baked goods are also requested and refreshments, including hot chocolate and coffee, will be sold during the day. We are all looking forward to the completion of Scoville Hall.

The hall will be a community house, available for renting for meetings, parties, receptions and workshops not only to residents of Amagansett, but also to all communities on the East End. For more information, call 267-6404.

The newly founded drama club at the East Hampton High School will perform a Halloween show at the Marine Museum on Saturday, October 26. For more information, call the museum at 324-6850.

Sportime will be hosting a free Halloween Party on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m, There will be dodge ball, face painting, basketball, music and a costume contest.

It is also Hockey time at Sportime. Free youth open hockey takes place Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. An advanced hockey clinic for ages 8 to 14 takes place Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m., from October 21 to November 25. Six sessions cost $95 or drop in at a cost of $20. A Winter Hockey league for ages 7 to 10 and 11 to 15 takes place on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. from December 7 to April 5.

The East Hampton Middle School and the PTA will be hosting its annual Halloween Dance for grades 7 and 8 in the gym from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $5 per child. Costumes are optional but prizes will be given out for the best.

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

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