Amagansett Community Notes, December 18

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December 18, 2013

Between the Dunes by

Lisa Katherine Farbar

I am really enjoying the holiday lights in our hamlet and surrounding towns. My favorite display so far is the blue tree driveway on Three Mile Harbor Road. Check it out. It is beautiful. Which is your favorite?

One week until Christmas Day. School vacation begins Friday, December 20 until January 6, 2014.

Santa paws will be coming to town at the One Stop Pet shop on Sunday, December 22 from 12- 2 p.m. Bring your pet and get a photo taken with Santa and get a goodie bag.

On New Years day, January 1, the East Hampton Hurricanes Swim team, and East Hampton Volunteer Ocean rescue are teaming together for the Polar Bear Plunge at 1p.m. at Main Beach, East Hampton. Please come out and plunge or support a plunger by making a donation to the East Hampton Food pantry. Amagansett School’s principal Dr. Brisbane will be doing the Polar Bear Plunge this year, one more reason to come out and support the Plunge for your local food pantry.

Congratulations to Bob Pucci, who was named Ocean Volunteer Rescue member of the year. A well deserved honor.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. They will be having their traditional candlelight service on Christmas Eve, December 24 at 7 p.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

St. Michaels Lutheran Church holds their worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. They are home to the Amagansett Satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry on Tuesdays from 4- 6 p.m. They will not be open on Christmas Eve. Donations and volunteers are welcome, and even more so during the holiday season.

At the Amagansett Free Library, there is a new program called the Knitting Circle. It will be held on Thursdays from 11- 12:30. The first class will be January 2. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time. All levels are welcome. Bring your size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn. Donations of yarn are welcomed.

Story and craft time continues on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. December 21 will be Winter Festival and December 28 is Pinecones Bird feeders.

New winter programs have begun for preschoolers. Mondays at 2:15 is Flash story and craft time and Wednesday at 2:15 is Tot Hop, bring your preschoolers to move with songs and rhymes and play.

For children grades Kindergarten and up, there will be a Lego club on Thursdays at 4 p.m. 6th graders will be available as play partners and will earn community service hours. Please contact the library at 267-3810 if you would like your child to volunteer.

The Library still has its regularly scheduled programs for caregivers and tots age 10-36 months. Tuesday at 10:15 is First Story time and Fridays at 10 a.m. is Shake, Rattle and Roll. Crossroads Music has joined with Amagansett Library for an exciting new program called Teen Music Month. It will be for ages 13- 19. Rising stars on the local music scene will perform for our teens. It will take place on Saturdays January 4, 11, 18 and 25th from 7- 8:30p.m. in the community room of the Library. Please call the Library at 267-3810 to reserve your spot.

Winter Youth Basketball program for grades K- 8 began Saturday, December 7 and runs until March 1 at the Amagansett School. Please register at the Department of Parks.

The Biddy Youth Basketball for grades 3- 8 has begun at the John Marshall School on Saturdays through March 1.

Youth Recreation for grades 9- 12 takes place every Saturday from 5- 9 at the East Hampton Middle School and 7- 9 at the Montauk Playhouse.

The Town of East Hampton is also offering clinics at Sportime Arena on Abrahams Path, please go to www.ehamptonny.gov. for times and more information.

In Amagansett School news, the PTA will have their annual Holiday Store on Tuesday, December 17 and Wednesday December 18, children can come and buy treats for their families and friends.

Today is also the Holiday concert, always such a special event.

The East Hampton Middle School PTA will be serving Hot chocolate and donuts to all students on the morning of December 20.

The Amagansett Village Improvement Society (AVIS) had their caroling through town on Friday, December 13 through our hamlet, a very nice tradition. Children from the Amagansett School join with their families and neighborhood folks and go store to store singing a Carole.

When you are shopping online for the holidays, please consider joining iGive.com to raise money for the Greater East Hampton Education Foundation. Monies benefit public school students from Montauk to Sagaponack.

There is a lot of hustle and bustle this time of year, so please take the time to smile.

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

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