Today is Declan Bistrian’s 12th birthday. He is in 6th grade at the Amagansett School. Please don’t forget to wish him a happy one when you see him.Sad news in the hamlet, Crossroads music is leaving. The final TinyRoomsShow at Crossroads Music to raise money for the Crossroads Music Scholarship Fund will take place on Tuesday, December 15, featuring Nancy Atlas. Seating is very limited, so please call (631) 907-4838 to purchase a $20 ticket. The seating is donated by Bermuda Party Rentals, free Coffee by Jack’s, free Sweets by Mary’s Marvelous and free bottled water donated by the Amagansett Chamber of Commerce. Then there will be a free farewell concert on Saturday, December 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The concert is put together by Andy Aledort, Klyph Black, Randolph Hudson, and Richard Rosh to pay tribute to Crossroads music. Get ready because the concert will be loud and fun, so come and enjoy.
Bass Shoes is also leaving the hamlet and the nice store Miakoma also in the square. They say change is good but not so much so fast. Oh well.
Santa is coming to town and there will be a holiday bazaar at the Amagansett Farmers Market.
Santa will be in Amagansett Square in the gazebo on Saturday, December 19, from 12 to 2 p.m. The Amagansett School Choral Ensemble will perform and there will be ornament making, face painting and cookie decoration. This is always a magical day.
At The Farmers Market the Amagansett Food Institute will hold a holiday bazaar on Saturday, December 19, from noon to 5 p.m. This is a great time to shop local for your holiday treats.
The following are church worship times in our hamlet, Saturday evening; the Mass of Most Holy Trinity takes place at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Amagansett at 5 p.m.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church across the street from the Amagansett Post Office holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. St. Michael’s is home to the Amagansett Satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry. It is open Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. from November to May. Donations and volunteers are always welcome.
At The Amagansett Free Library there are special events for kids in 2nd through 6th grade. There will be a gift-making workshop to make a perpetual calendar on Saturday, December 12, and Sunday, December 13 at 3:30 p.m.
For adults, don’t miss the Mysteries of the World Book Club that takes place the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. in the community room. This month’s club will take place on December 17, and the book will be “The Whisperer” by Donato Carrisi.
The Wednesdays at One Book Club will meet today. The book for December 9 will be “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. Pick up copies at the circulation desk. Check out the library’s website for homework help, books to rent and borrow and so much more at www.amaglibary.org.
The East Hampton Youth Football and Baseball silent auction and cocktail party will take place on Sunday, December 13, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Bostwicks Chowder House. The cost is $25, which includes wine, beer and appetizers. For more information, please contact Jennfowkes@gmail.com.
If you missed the sign up for Little League last weekend, make sure you mark your calendars for registration for the 2016 season. Registration will take place January 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Springs School and February 6 and 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Sportime. There is no online registration.
Don’t forget about the Department of Parks and Recreation’s ongoing programs for adults and children. For more information, please check out www.ehamptonny.gov or stop by the Youth Park on Abrahams Path or the Montauk Playhouse on Edgemere Street or the Department of Parks on Pantigo Road.
Many thanks to all of you who came out to support the use of our local beaches and CfAR (Citizens for Access Rights) at Town Hall on Thursday, December 3.
It’s important to keep things simple when things and life start to get crazy.
I hope you are enjoying these beautiful days in our hamlet. The ocean glistens every day with the low winter sun. Have a great week and thanks for all your Amagansett news.