Amagansett Community Notes, November 20

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The holiday season is upon us and we must remember to give thanks for all we have, and also think about helping others.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 holds mass Sundays at 9 a.m.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, across the street from the post office, holds 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.

The 4th annual Harvesting for Hunger Food Drive and Cranksgiving will be held on Saturday. November 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Middle School at 76 Newtown Lane. It will be rain or shine. This year it will be nationally covered by NBC’s the Today Show. It is a six-mile bike ride through East Hampton with stops at 4 local grocery stores to purchase food for the Harvesting for Hunger food drive. Registration is free. It is not competitive and it is for fun. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at EHMS. Riders will receive a route map, shopping list, and an envelope for receipts. The ride starts at 11 a.m. Just bring a bike, a helmet and a backpack to hold purchases, a lock for your bike and of course, money. If you don’t want to bike you can donate to the Harvesting for Hunger drive. This is a huge community event. Please join in any way you can. There will also be prizes and raffles. This year they will have a freezer ready to accept frozen items for Thanksgiving donations such as turkeys, chickens, cuts of meat and frozen desserts that will then be distributed to families in need for their holiday meal. For more information, please call 324-2300.

The Rotary Club of East Hampton will hold a food drive at the Amagansett IGA Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donations will go to the Springs food pantry.

Amagansett businesses owners can deck their 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.

OMAC (Old Montauk Athletic Club) will be having its annual awards dinner on Monday, December 1, at South Fork Country Club. This year’s selected award recipients are the following: Lori King will receive the OMAC Andy Niednig Athlete of the Year for her Catalina Swim among other distance swimming feats, Ed Cashin and Mike Bahel will receive the Athletic Community Service award for their African Bike race and other endeavors, and the Hall of Fame award goes, sadly and posthumously, to Annette MacNiven world class mountain biker and I-Tri coach and Hurricane Swimmers coach and so much more. Annette is truly missed by the community. The awards will be presented at the dinner from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information please contact Henrika Conner, henrika@optonline.net

At the Amagansett Free Library regular programs are the Story and Craft Time on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. 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. On Friday, November 21, at 4 p.m. is Hands on Science featuring Amazing Magnets.

For grades four to six on Sunday at 2 p.m. and November 23 and then on Monday, November 24, at 3:15 p.m. is a Create 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.

The Amagansett School will be having its annual Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 25. This is such a special event featuring Ms. Bianchi’s Pre-K Turkey Wobble and a great meal made together by each class. The PTA will be having a box top collection and drawing for a random prize. Remember to clip the box top coupons on your favorite foods and put your child’s name on the back.

Have fun, have a great week and I hope you have been enjoying the EHHS Soccer finals and Cross Country and other Bonac Sports.

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