I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving in the hamlet. Welcome December and all its festivities and birthdays. Happy birthday to Trish Erickson, Nick Pucci, Liz Pucci, Bob Pucci, Declan Bistrian, Barry Bistrian, Vanesa Bentacur, Samantha Merritt, Tom Connors, Marcie Angel, Rose Littman, Johnny Ryan, Shelia Wenz, Susan Disunno, Zach Meyers, Marilee Talmage, Matt Brierley, Jackie McGovern, Kelly White, Morgan Segelken, Jenna and Lydia Budd and Aldi Binozi.The site of the old Lacarruba’s on Main Street is looking for vendors to join in the Holiday Craft Sale event. Homemade foods, handmade crafts and artists and writers are invited to share their crafts and talents with the community. The cost is $35 per table and you must bring your own table. The fair will be held on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Computer Shop on Main Street by One Stop Pet is a dropoff point for Toys for Tots. Please donate an unwrapped toy.
On Saturday, December 6, at 8 a.m., Lululemon will be having an Ugly Holiday Sweater run and sneaker drive for all ages and abilities. For more information, call 324-4192 or email email@example.com. This will be a fun, festive run and used sneakers will be donated to the Max Cure Pediatric Cancer fund.
At the Amagansett Free Library on Sunday, December 7. at 2 p.m.. will be Songs of the Seasons for families. Robin Greenstein and Stuart Marcus will present a concert of holiday songs from around the world, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Yule and New Year’s. The songs will be sung in English, Spanish, German, Swedish, Hebrew, Yiddish and Yoruban. Audience participation is encouraged. Percussion instruments and bells will be provided. Please reserve a spot by calling 267-3810.
On Saturday, December 13, at 3:30 p.m., for kids in kindergarten through grade 6, there will be a mad scientist program, where kids can create milk rainbows, witness dancing raisins, and explore basic chemistry using common kitchen items. This is a great event to attend if your children are in grades four through six at the Amagansett School and are looking for science fair project ideas.
Sundays, December 7 and December 14, at 2 p.m., there will be card-making workshops for families. Fun papers and materials will be provided.
The annual reading of “A Christmas Memory,” by Truman Capote, will take place Sunday, December 14, at 2 p.m., with Christian Scheider. Refreshments will be served.
The Lego Club for kindergarten through grade 4 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 December 10, the Wednesdays at One Book Club will meet to discuss “Death Comes to Pemberley,” by P.D. James.
The East Hamptons Trails Preservation Society is having its annual Winter Holiday Party, Saturday, December 13, at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett, beginning at 6 p.m. More information about memberships and tickets can be found by calling Eva Moore at 238-5134. This is a festive opportunity for relaxing with hiking, biking and paddling friends.
The Town of East Hampton Winter Youth Basketball program will take place on Saturdays, from December 6 through March 7, at the Amagansett School. Kindergarten through grade one will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Grade two will meet from 11 to noon, and grades three through eight (girls only), from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. Register at the parks and recreation department or the Montauk Playhouse. For more information, go to www.ehamptonny.gov.
The East End Classic Boat Society will have its open house Saturday, December 6, from 3 to 5 p.m.
at 310 Bluff Road. The winner of the East End Sharpie Sailing and Rowing boat will be announced. Membership in the nonprofit society is open to persons with any skill level and costs $35 a year for an individual and $45 for a family. The group meets year-round every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come to the open house to see all the beautiful work they do.
At the Amagansett School, the PTA will be having a holiday store on December 10 and 11. This is a special day where students can shop for gifts for their families. The holiday musical will be at 6 p.m. on December 11. Now we know the holiday season is upon us.
Please remember to take the time to appreciate all the hamlet has to offer and the beauty of the holiday season, and don’t forget to take your children to the Santa Parade on Saturday, December 6, and have fun.