Amagansett Community Notes, July 21

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What a beautiful summer weekend in the hamlet! The Soldier Ride is always such an impressive turnout for such a real cause.This Saturday, July 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. the Amagansett Lifesaving Station will have its second annual lobster bake to celebrate its near completion and restoration. The event takes place at the station at 160 Atlantic Avenue. Tickets are $150 for adults, $75 for children 12 and younger. Botswick’s, Balsam Farms, Gosman’s, Amagansett Wine and Spirits, Montauk Brewing Company, Amber Waves and more will provide catering. If you haven’t bought tickets in advance, you can get some at Amagansett Wines and Spirits at 203 Main street, Amagansett. You must prepurchase for this event. No tickets will be sold at door.

Sunday, July 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Citizens for Access Rights (CfAR) will have its annual fundraiser at Harbor Bistro at 313 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road in East Hampton. The fundraiser will feature live music by the Spaghetti Westerners, a silent auction, and raffle and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The cost will be a suggested donation of $20 for current 2016 CfAR members, which includes one complimentary drink and $25 for CfAR members renewing at the door, which also includes one complimentary drink. Kids under 21 are admitted free. All proceeds go to CfAR to protect beach access on the East End. CfAR gear will also be for sale.

At the Amagansett free library, this Saturday, July 23, at 6 p.m. the Author After Hours event will feature Liam Sullivan discussing his book, “Making the Scene; Nashville.” This will be a great event.

The library has many ongoing children’s events and other great workshops for all. Check out the calendar in this newspaper.

The Amagansett Farmers Market is now open and so many great things are going on in and around it. The Amagansett Food institute (AFI) is holding a few great workshops. There will be one next week on Wednesday, July 27. It will be “Living Pizza” and the Art of Wood Fire Oven Cooking from 5 to 7 p.m. The hands-on workshop will be led by Adam of Around the Fire and will demonstrate the benefits and applications of fermentation, particularly fermented dough. Topics will include managing a sourdough starter, preparing dough and making dough balls. They will also teach how to use a wood fired oven, including starting a fire, maintaining temperature, and cooking. Tickets for this event are $85 per person and include wine and a take-home dough starter. For more information, stop by the farmers market or look for the Around the Fire Facebook page.

I had the pleasure of enjoying this pizza; if you haven’t done so, check it out any day at the Amagansett Farmers Market or better yet, check out the workshop or have them cook at your next party.

Only 10 days until the 11th annual Paddlers for Humanity Block Island Challenge on July 30. Get on your board, check out their website and please consider sponsoring a paddler. This is an important fundraiser for all. They give back to our youth and community.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett will be having its 103rd annual Church Fair on the grounds of The Manse on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, August 7, from noon to 4 p.m.

Run for the Rotary 10k and 5k road race will take place on Saturday, August 6, at 9 a.m. at Fresh Pond. Registration is at 8 a.m. There are so many things to keep you active and having fun in our hamlet. Remember to take the time to enjoy the ocean air and feel the sand.

The 13th annual Body Tech Pump n Run is August 17, at 6 p.m. at Atlantic Beach. It is a combination of flat barbell bench press and a 2-mile beach run. The proceeds of the race go to OMAC (Old Montauk Athletic Club), which sponsors local youth athletic events .The cost is a $20 donation. Caroline Cashin is running a training program for this event at 6 p.m. at Atlantic Avenue Beach on Tuesdays.

Don’t forget, Astro’s Pizza is open until 3 or 4 a.m. on the weekends. Call them to order a pie at 631-267-8300 or just stop by.

Take the time to check out the local farm stands like Vicki’s veggies right on Montauk highway. I had the corn from there the other night and it was fabulous.

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