Today is April’s Fool Day, and it’s also, no joke, Jack Murphy’s 9th birthday. Happy birthday, Jack.
Another baby has been born to share our beautiful hamlet, on Tuesday, March 23. Marie and Jeff Hand gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Emma Rose Hand. She can have play dates with Macy Olivia, born last week. Emma joins many cousins and brother Ryan and sister Alyssa Bahel, another future lifeguard in the making. Congratulations and lots of love to all.
Speaking of future lifeguards,
Matt Lownes and Lucy Pearl Emptage were two (that I know of to date ) of the children who passed the town-sponsored Junior Lifeguard program at the East Hampton RECenter this week. They join a bunch of other future lifeguards for our Amagansett Beaches.
At the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett, the Reverend Steven E. Howarth will preach at the 11 a.m. worship service on Palm Sunday. Palms will be distributed, and there will be communion. Those attending service will be asked to bring nonperishable food items to be distributed to local food pantries.
The congregation’s buildings and grounds committee will meet on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m., in the Yule Room.
The Roast Pork Dinner to benefit the church will be held on Saturday, April 25. It will be a three-course dinner, and take-out will be available. Tickets are $15 for adults and $ 7.50 for children. For more information, call Elizabeth at 324-2042.
BookHampton in the Amagansett Square not only offers Sabine’s knitting at 1 p.m. on Sundays, but there are children’s movies shown on Mondays at 11 a.m. and the “Stop, Write, Now!” memoir writing program is held on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Join the group for coffee, donuts, and conversation for adults to discuss topics like talking with kids, living with in-laws, caring for parents, finding a job and staying sane. . “Grown-up Story Hour is held on Thursdays at the same time.
For more information, call 267-5405.
At the Amagansett Free Library, there will be an upcoming computer workshop today and Wednesday April 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants will be introduced to the internet and how to surf the web, use search engines, set their home page and save favorites. Please stop by or call 267-3810 to register.
On Saturday, April 4, a School for Wizards magic show will take place at the library at 2 p.m. Families have been invited to join in as magician Arnie Kolodner plays Professor Dumbledore and leads an interactive, fun-filled “wizarding class.” The children help the great wizard make objects appear, disappear and transfigure. One lucky child will even dress up as Harry Potter and float in mid- air! This may be as good as Jack Bistrian’s magic show at the Amagansett School’s recent Talent Show.
Don’t forget about the Easter Egg Hunt at noon on April 11 at the youth park. I trust you dropped off your eggs on March 31 at the Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information, please contact 324-2417.
The big news is my daughter Lucy Pearl Emptage was among the recipients of an award for her story “The Lonely Skeleton” submitted to “Child’s Play,” an organization that tours the country and chooses stories children have written and then acted out. Other third grade winners were Ruby Stenerson, Elizabeth Bistrian, Noah Gualtieri, Tabitha Mello-Aruda and Thomas Treadwell. There was a special assembly on March 24, where the students were surprised with their awards.
Thursday, March 26, was the Amagansett School’s end-of-winter concert directed by music teacher Cindy Galvin. She coordinated recorders, beginning band, the string instruments and the school choir and concert band, a truly special evening for all and a bittersweet one for graduating sixth-graders.
In upcoming school news, April 2 is the “Wake Up Amagansett” morning program at 8:10 a.m. and then the Student Council Spirit Day and Freaky Friday and the annual PTA Egg hunt for students in prekindergarten through third grade, which is put on by yours truly, Stacey Bistrian and other bunnies. Then it is Spring Recess until April 13, yeah spring.
There are so many tulips blooming in our hamlet and sporting season has begun. Take time to enjoy all we have and have a great week and don’t forget to send me any Amagansett news you would like to share—No April Fools!
Happy April birthdays to Marie Hand, Jack King, Kim Hren, Levi Waxler (Lucy Pearl’s first boyfriend), Leroy Newman, and a sad anniversary of my friend’s mom’s death on April 18.
Remember “April Showers really do bring May flowers.”