Amagansett Community Notes, February 13

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It is a really rotten winter. You may like it and I totally respect that, but I do not.The 1st annual Shoreline Sweep 2014 that was scheduled for Saturday, February 8, was postponed to this Saturday, February 15 due to the amazing amounts of snow covering our beaches and preventing the cleanup. This inaugural event, founded by East Hampton resident and naturalist Dell Cullum and planned in cooperation with the Town of East Hampton litter committee, will have volunteers cleaning up beaches from Montauk Point to Wainscott.

Volunteers are still needed beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Please join with your friends and family. For more information and to get your designated cleanup spot, please contact Dell Cullum, shoreline sweep organizer at kachina35@gmail.com. or East Hampton Town Litter Committee chair Deb Klughers at keepinitgreen@optonline.net.

Church reminders; the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

St Michael’s Lutheran Church holds its worship service on Sundays at 11 a.m. It is also home to the Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton food pantry on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

The Amagansett Citizen Advisory Committee (ACAC) holds its meeting the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Amagansett Free Library’s community room. All members of the community are welcome to attend and join the lively discussions concerning our hamlet.

Please mark your calendars for the Junior Lifeguard and Lifeguard Training program Summer kickoff Benefit Party on Friday, March 28, from 7 to 11 p.m. at ENE restaurant in Montauk. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. This is always a great night with DJ dancing and great food and friends.

The East Hampton Little League for ages 7 to 12 will be having a fundraiser on Thursday, February 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Race Lane Restaurant in East Hampton. The cost is $25 and that includes light snacks, drinks and fun.

Spring will soon be here and don’t forget East Hampton Little League online registration for ages 7 to 12. To register go to www.eteamz.com.

At the Amagansett Free Library, Saturday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m. will be an African Drum Circle musical workshop with master drummer Jerome Liggon. Learn to play the African Djembe drum or just enjoy the beat. This workshop is for grades 3 through adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult and please register in advance for this event.

On Sunday, February 16, at 1:30 p.m. there will be an origami workshop for grades 1 and up, but an adult must accompany children. Call to reserve your spot at 267-3810.

The library will be having special programs during the school break so make sure you stop by the circulation desk and check them out.

There is a new program for adults at the library called the Knitting Circle. The class is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. bring your #8 needles and some yarn and join the fun.

The town will also be offering extra programs over the winter break, which takes place from February 14 to February 23. Winter recreation will take place at John Marshall School and Montauk school February 18 to 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Pickup must be on time. This is a free event. www.ehamptonny.gov.

The first day of school break is this Friday; school resumes on Tuesday, February 25.

Sportime is offering a mini winter camp during vacation time, from Monday, February 17, to Friday, February 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 5 to 12. The cost is 65$. For more information, contact mritsi@sportimeNY.com.

Congratulations to the EHHS Varsity Boys Swim Team at the League Championships on Friday, February 7. Not only did they place 4th in Suffolk County but they received the Suffolk County Sportsmanship Award. We should all be so proud of these athletes and all it takes. Many thanks to coaches Craig Brierley and Brian Smith for all your dedication to this team.

Tomorrow is Elizabeth Bistrian’s 14th Birthday. Happy birthday Scientist E. Enjoy your day and have fun.

Everyone please watch for black ice and be safe and warm. Thanks for all your Amagansett news, and Happy Valentine’s Day to all.

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