Friday is May 1. Hopefully, the weather and the calendar will get in sync and bring us some May flowers and sunshine.Happy May birthdays to Marikate Ryan, Big Bad John Ryan, Rian O’Dwyer, Caroline Cashin, Brett Bistrian, Sabrina Bistrian, Brandon Bistrian, Otis Bistrian, Noah Gualtieri, Eric Davidowiz, Sabine Tulp, Suzanne Bye, Thomas Paradiso, Rick Slater, Didi Lamborn, Laura Lee Drucker, My sister Anne Sanderson, Parker Fenelon, Scott Fenelon, Maya Shultz, Erin Leland, Maddie Smullen, Jennifer Miller, Valinda Valchich, Matthew McGovern, Jim Czarnecki, Pat LaCarruba, Ruby Stenerson, and Rosa Carmichael.
In sad news, we mourn the loss of the matriarch of the Hantz Family. Jean Hantz left us last week after a long and wonderful life. She will be missed and always loved by her 6 children and many grandchildren. She joins her husband Jack in peace and will always be with our Beachampton families and in our hearts. Rest in Peace, Jean, you are very loved.
Friday, May 1, is the Greater East Hampton Education Foundation’s Sunset Over the Harbor Gala at East Hampton Point from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. There is a full dinner buffet, dancing with a DJ, a silent and Chinese auction 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 next Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.citizensforaccessrights.com. The fundraiser will have live music, auctions, raffles and more.
On Tuesday, May 5, the East Hampton Food Pantry joins the country for the largest crowd funding event called Give Local America. For more information, to donate and view live updates, please go to www.givelocal15.org/#npo/east-hampton-food-pantry or www.easthamptonfoodpantry.org. Thank you in advance for taking part in Give Local America.
Old Montauk Athletic Club, under the leadership of Sharon McCobb and Henrika Conner, has announced that the Hither Hills Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, May 17. The start time is 9 a.m. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. This race is co-sponsored by Body Tech and all the funds benefit East End Runners. For more information, please go to www.omaclub.org. Thanks to Paddlers of Humanity for sponsoring the race for many years. The Bonac On Board to Wellness 5K takes place on Wednesday, May 20. Please come to run or cheer on this event at East Hampton Middle School. OMAC has also been a co-sponsor of this event since the beginning. It’s always an exciting race culminating at Main Beach.
The Amagansett Library is holding a special tutorial for homeowners and technicians on the ABCs of the HVAC. It takes place tonight, Wednesday, April 29, and tomorrow, Thursday, April 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library.
Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. the library will host Wine 101. This is a class and discussion led by Pascal Zugmeyer (Z Wine Guy), a certified sommelier. Pascal will share his knowledge about the origins of vines, growing seasons, winemaking, wine pairings and lots more. Call 267-3810 to reserve a spot. A Songwriters Circle, hosted by Katherine C.H.E. will take place on Thursday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for local songwriters to come together to share a song with fellow songwriters.
The First Monday Book group will take place on May 4, at 1:30 p.m. This month’s book is “Main Street,” by Sinclair Lewis. Pick up a copy at the circulation desk and join in the conversation.
The Wednesday at One Book Club will take place on May 13. The book this month will be “Sandcastle Girls,” by Chris Bohjalian.
The Mysteries of the World Mystery Book Discussion Club will take place on Thursday, May 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. The book will be “Knots and Crosses,” by Ian Rankin.
For families on May 2 at 3:30 p.m., join the library to make a spring sachet.
For grade two and up, there will be a mini book-making on Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. and Monday, May 4, at 3 p.m.
The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. The progress on Scoville Hall looks beautiful.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church holds its worship service Sunday at 11 a.m. It is home to the food pantry on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.
Enjoy the beauty of spring and the May flowers in our hamlet. Have a great week.