Amagansett Community Notes, May 7

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As promised, April showers really did bring May flowers. I hope you are enjoying them.Saturday, May 9, the Amagansett Fire Departments Ladies Auxiliary is having a plant and flower sale at the firehouse at 9 a.m. This is a perfect opportunity to get some flowers for your mom for Mother’s Day or for yourself to enjoy in memory or honor of your mom if you can’t be with her.

The Amagansett Library is holding special Craft Times for Families at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. Join the library to make a special stuffed bear for your mom. Also on Saturday, May 16, you can make a wide mouth frog and on Saturday, May 23, make flower leis.

On Sunday, May 10, join the library from 1 to 4 p.m. to send a special message to your mom or someone you love with technologically creative messages.

A Songwriters Circle hosted by Katherine C.H.E. will take place tomorrow, 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 Wednesday at One Book Club will take place on May 13. The book this month will be “The 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

The Amagansett Library is holding many lectures for adults. On Wednesday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. will be an Estate Planning Update with George Roach. Come with questions. George will have the answer to any estate planning questions you may have.

Citizens for Access Rights or CfAR (www.citizensforaccessrights.com) will host its annual fundraiser on Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at The Stephen Talkhouse. The fundraiser will feature live music by Mashup, auction items, raffles and more. The cost will be $20 for CfAR members renewing at the door and $10 for current 2015 members and non-members. All proceeds go to CfAR to protect beach access on the East End. CfAR T-shirts will also be for sale. For further information on CfAR, visit www.citizensforaccessrights.com or “like” CfAR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/citizensforaccessrights. Contact CfAR at citizensforaccessrights@gmail.com.

Citizens for Access Right (CFAR) is a group of East End residents who support open access to local beaches. One of the treasured aspects of living on the East End is the free and open use of our ocean and bay beaches. In response to two lawsuits in which private individuals are claiming to own the ocean beach at Napeague, CfAR has come together to support the Trustees, the Town Board and any other governmental body which is willing to oppose the privatization of our beaches. CfAR is not affiliated with any political party. Its objectives include the preservation of our right to enjoy local beaches, one of our most valuable assets, and donating funds to the Town Trustees for stewardship of local beaches.

In school news, tomorrow, May 7, at 8:10 a.m. is the Wake Up Amagansett Assembly followed by coffee and conversation. Tuesday, May 12, at 8:15 a.m. is the PTA meeting and then at 6:30 p.m. there will be a budget information School Board meeting.

In OMAC news, (Old Montauk Athletic Club) the Hither Hills Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, May 17. 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 go to benefit East End Runners. For more information, please go to www.omaclub.org. Many thanks to Paddlers for Humanity for sponsoring the race for many years.

The Bonac On Board to Wellness 5K takes place on Wednesday, May 20, at the East Hampton Middle School This is a great middle school tradition. Please come to run or cheer on this East Hampton Middle School effort. OMAC has also been a co-sponsor of this event since the beginning. It’s always an exciting race culminating at Main Beach.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. and don’t forget that they are home to the Amagansett Satellite of the East Hampton Food pantry.

Enjoy the beautiful day in the hamlet and to my friends who have lost their moms, trust me, I know Mother’s day is bittersweet. I feel that way about Father’s day. Please remember that being a mom or dad is forever and we are always in their hearts as they are in ours.

Have a great week and thanks for all your Amagansett news.

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