Springs Community Notes, October 23

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As we move into the full swing of autumn, our hamlet couldn’t be lovelier. Everywhere I go, the gorgeous colors, along with the freshness of each new day lift me up and renews my gratitude for having been blessed with one of the nicest places on earth to call home. I hope everyone is having a similar experience.In fact, it has been so balmy that some of my more avid clamming buddies are still reaping the joyous rewards of this pastime from the most breathtaking venues that the Hamptons has to offer right here in the Springs.

A reminder to those who clam: the Springs Community Presbyterian Church would really appreciate donations to freeze for their exciting “Clams Every Which Way” dinner coming up in December. That sounds like a fabulous dinner event, so I’m hoping that our local clammers will have extra bounty to spare! To donate, please call 324-4791 or email springschurch@optonline.net.

There is nothing like the approach of Halloween to bring out the child in us all. To help spur us into the groove of some devilish fun, the Springs School PTA is sponsoring a special family event, “Into the Woods,” this Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bundle everyone up and be sure to bring a flashlight for a guided Halloween Walk across Pussy’s Pond Bridge. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please park on the school campus and not along School Street. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday. Be sure to visit the school’s website www.springsschool.org for updated info on this event. Even though my little goblin is all grown up, I’m tempted to check this one out myself!

This weekend at Ashawagh Hall promises to be a special treat with a solo show by local artist Gabriele Raacke, from October 24 to 26, featuring the work she is most noted for—her stunning reverse paintings on glass. A reception will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. It sounds like an intriguing show. Hope you can make it!

Please support our local Fire Department located on Fort Pond Boulevard by dropping in to see them this Sunday morning from 7 to 11 a.m. for the best breakfast in town. This hearty meal includes a choice of pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausages, home fries, and hot beverages at only $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for children. These breakfasts will be running through November 30, with Sunday, November 9 free to all veterans. It’s an easy and delicious way to stay connected to our community!

For those looking for something positive to add to their routine, check out the Springs Church website at www.springscommunitypc.org. A variety of yoga classes is offered by Yoga Alliance Certified instructors at $15 a class, and new this fall, are Jamie Lerner’s CorePlus/Stretch classes. All details can be found on the website. Getting in shape has never been easier!

It’s that time of year again when things start to slow down. For a fuller column, I really rely on readers to send me news. So, please don’t be shy. For now, it’s short and sweet from me. Happy week all!

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