This is a busy time in our hamlet. Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away.In Amagansett school news, there was no school yesterday for Veterans Day. Friday, November 14, is National Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Day and Saturday, November 15, is the annual PTA Fundraiser cocktail party at South Fork Country Club. All members of the community are welcome to attend. The price is $75 per ticket and includes music, hors d’oeuvres a cash bar and wait until you see the silent auction list. Tickets and raffle tickets are available by calling Vicki Littman at (631) 831-6466. Some of the silent auction items, include a Universal Studio in Orlando package for 4, Giants tickets, a golf package, a chef prepared dinner for 8 in your home, a birthday party at CMEE (Children’s museum of the East End) and a botox party for 5 including a half a case of wine.
At the Amagansett Free Library, the Wednesdays at One Book Club will be reading Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri today, Wednesday, November 12.
Also today, Wednesday, November 12, at 6 p.m. for grades 3 and up will be Stars and Myths followed by Stargazing. This is an illustrated presentation by Professor Tvelia of SCC and Montauk Observatory that discusses the origins of astronomical mythology and how these stories were shared by diverse cultures. Stargazing with telescopes will follow the presentation (weather permitting).
On Saturday, November 15, at 3:30 p.m. for grades 1 and up there will be a presentation on endangered species and success stories. This will be an illustrated, hands-on lecture with Sue Krause, wildlife educator.
On Monday, November 17, at 4 p.m. for grades one to six, will be Amaryllis planting. Children will have the opportunity to plant bulbs and watch them grow. Please register for all these special programs by calling 267-3810.
Regular programs are the Story and Craft time on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. This is for families. November 22 is Turkey, Turkey and November 29 is Grandmother’s House.
The Lego Club for kindergarten through grade four takes place on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Older children are welcome as building partners and can receive community service. Call 267-3810 for more information.
Fridays at 4 p.m. is Hands on Science, November 14 is Easy Engineering, and November 21 is Amazing Magnets.
For Grades four to six, Sundays at 2 p.m., November 16 and November 23 and then on Monday, November 24 at 3:15 p.m. is Create An Activity Sheet Workshop. Children can create activity sheets for other children to use. Join the library to make maps, puzzles and activity sheets for younger children and your peers.
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. Peter’s holds its mass on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 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. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.
OMAC (Old Montauk Athletic Club) will be having its annual awards dinner on Monday, December 1, at the South Fork Country Club. This year’s selected award recipients are the following: Lori King will receive the OMAC Andy Nieding Athlete of the Year for the Catalina Swim among other distance swimming feats. Ed Cashin and Mike Bahel will receive the Athletic Community Service award for the African Bike race and other endeavors and the Hall of Fame award goes sadly and posthumously to Annette MacNiven, world class mountain biker, I-Tri Coach, Hurricane Swimmers coach and so much more. Annette is truly missed by the community.
For Amagansett businesses—deck your halls for the first annual Amagansett Chamber of Commerce Holiday Window Decorating Contest! They are looking for windows and outdoor displays to contribute to the festive atmosphere of the holidays and to demonstrate pride and community spirit.
This year’s theme is “Holidays Around The World.”
Judges will be looking for general holiday appeal, creativity and pedestrian impact. Windows must use lighting to make them visible at night and must be completed by December 1 to be considered. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges and by a People’s Choice and will be announced on December 6. Check them out on Facebook and get all the details.
The Town of East Hampton is offering Youth Clinics at Sportime Arena. They have flag football, inline skating clinics, a roller hockey clinic, baseball, dodge ball, soccer, basketball and floor hockey. Please register at Sportime at 320 Abrahams Path or go to www.ehamptonny.gov for more information.
The leaves are just about gone. Take the time to cherish your favorite trees and be grateful for all the hamlet has to offer, especially great lifetime friends.