Saturday was so beautiful, I had the feeling that summer may really be a reality one day.There is so much going on for our hamlet, our children and our schools. I love this time of year.
The summer kickoff party to benefit the Junior Lifeguard and Lifeguard Training Program is this Saturday, April 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the West Lake Fish House in Montauk. Tickets are $35 per person or $50 per couple. There will be music by The Party Crashers, Happy Hour bar prices and great prizes. To purchase a ticket, please contact Christina Brierley at (631) 871-6355, Stephanie Brabant (631) 329-3990, Lynne Calabrese (631) 553-7768, Kathy Decker (631) 668-4471, Julieanne Purcell (631) 259-2091 or Big John Ryan at (631) 324-2787. I hope to see you there.
The Junior Lifeguard training and testing program takes place every Sunday, from 1 to 2 at the YMCA Rec Center. Check-in takes place at 12:45 p.m. and a parent must be present. This program is for ages 9 to 14. You must be 9 years old by July 1. This is such a great program and a great opportunity to have your child learn all about our waters and how to be safe. Remember, even if you were a junior lifeguard last year you still must pass the test this year.
The Masonic Lodge is having a Pot Roast Dinner for the Youth Scholarship Program on Saturday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Amagansett Fire Department.
On Sunday, April 26, from 3 to 6 p.m., there is a spaghetti dinner to benefit the East Hampton Boy Scouts of America Troop 298. The event will take place at the American Legion Hall. Take-outs are also available. The cost is $10 per ticket.
Monday, April 27, there will be a blood drive at the American Legion Hall across the street from Brent’s from noon to 7:15 p.m. Please give if you can.
The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church holds its worship service Sunday at 11 a.m.
St. Peter’s worship service is at 9 a.m. followed by a coffee hour on the front lawn, weather permitting.
The Amagansett Satellite of the East Hampton Food pantry takes place at St. Michael’s on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations and volunteers are always welcome.
The East Hampton Town Marine Museum at 301 Bluff Road in Amagansett is open for the season on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 324-6850 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jolie Parcher at Mandala Yoga Studio on Main Street teaches Y4C (Yoga for Cancer) on Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. This class is sponsored by Fighting Chance. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Mandala Healing Arts has a monthly program called Community Voices. This month’s storytelling, on Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m., will be Judy D’Mello (fiction) Peter Parcher (memoir), Lindsay Morris (memoir and photography) and Meredith Haseman (Memoir). At the Amagansett Free Library, Virginia Walker and Michael Walsh will give a poetry reading from their book Neuron Mirror, on Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. This will be a very special event since April is National Poetry Month.
At the Library for families on Saturday, April 25, will be Rain Stick Story and Craft Time at 3:30 p.m. For kindergarten through six on Monday, April 27, at 3 p.m., is an illustrate a poem workshop.
The Tiny Rooms Shows at Crossroads Music at 160 Main Street will take place on Tuesday, April 28, at 8 p.m. The artist/performer this month will be Kerry Kearney, a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame. The cost is $20. Proceeds benefit the Crossroads Music scholarship fund. There is extremely limited seating, so please make a reservation by calling (631) 907-4838 or visiting www.crossroadsmusicstore.com.
Friday, May 1, is the Greater East Hampton Education Foundation’s Sunset Over the Harbor Gala at East Hampton Point from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. There is a full dinner buffet, dancing with a DJ, silent and Chinese auctions and a cash bar. Please call (631) 605-5125 for tickets. This is always a great get-together for a great cause.
Please save the date for the Citizens for Access Rights (CFAR) annual fundraiser at the Stephen Talkhouse on Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. For more information, please go to www.citizensforaccessrights.com. The fundraiser will have live music, auctions, raffles and more.
Have a great week. Enjoy these spring days and thanks for all your Amagansett news.