Fall has come to the hamlet and with that all the beauty of the changing leaves and tides. Please take your time to enjoy walks on the beach and trail rides, but still wear sunscreen.The Serpents Back Mountain Bike Duathlon will take place Sunday, October 5, at 10 a.m. This race is presented by Body Tech Fitness Center. This race takes place in Eddie Ecker Park at the end of Navy Road in Montauk. It is a 2.4 mile run a 12.5 mile mountain bike and then a 2.4 mile run. For more information or to pre register, please go to www.bodytechclub.com. All proceeds will be donated to Montauk Playhouse Foundation.
In church news, the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship services Sundays at 11 a.m. and all members of the community are welcome to attend.
St. Peters hold its mass Sundays at 9 a.m. It is located next to the school. Major renovations have been going on and the church looks beautiful; check it out.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church across the street from the Post Office holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m.
The Amagansett Satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. Donations and volunteers are always welcome.
The Amagansett Free Library has many great programs for children and adults. It’s Banned Book week until September 27. They have books covered with riddles on them to see if you can guess which book it is. I guessed Tropic of Capricorn and a few others.
On Saturday, September 27, there will be a story and craft time for families at 3:30 p.m. Join the library to read about the sun and make a solar craft print.
For adults, on Sunday, September 28, at 2 p.m., Jeff Nichols, author of “Caught: One Man’s Maniacal Pursuit of a Sixty Pound Striped Bass and His Experiences With the Black Market Fishing Industry,” will discuss his passion and addiction to bass fishing and his revealing account of the black market striped bass industry.
The Paws to Read program for children with Jazzy the dog and her owner Suki is back by popular demand. Jazzy will be at the library every Thursday at 4 p.m. (until they go to Florida for the winter). This is a great program to get your child to read aloud without feeling intimidated or judged. Jazzy listens attentively to all types of stories. Don’t miss this opportunity for a fabulous program and experience. Call the library at 267-3810 for more information.
There are two adult book clubs: Mondays at 1:30 and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Monday, October 6, the book will be “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy and Wednesday, October 8, will be “Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer. Please pick up your copies of the book at the library and join in the club.
The library is inviting new members to join; just bring a utility bill or proof of residency and your identification. They have great movies and books and even ipads you can check out.
The East Hampton Press is seeking nominees for its annual Community First Award. If you know someone who is having an impact on our community, please consider telling The Press about that person. It can be a neighbor, friend, relative or a co-worker. They want to hear about how their actions benefit the lives of others and the local community. It can be someone who has been nominated in the past but did not win. To nominate someone, write a brief, compelling story about the individual, what distinguishes them from others and highlight how the nominee’s actions benefit the lives of others. A donation will be made to an organization affiliated with the winner, who will be featured in the Hamptons Holiday publication. Email nominations, no later than October 24, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be no school Thursday and Friday this week in observance of the High Holy Days. Please pay respect and enjoy your time with your family and friends.
Have a great week and thanks for all your Amagansett news.