Welcome to the fine month of October and all the birthdays that come with it.
Happy birthday today, October 5, to Edwina Von Gal, Maya Lin and Clemens Pete Bistrian Emptage. Tomorrow, October 6, is Betty Kane’s day. Rounding out the month and happy days to fellow Libras Tom Piacentine, Pat Ryan, Buzz Farbar, Jack Hantz, Susi Hantz Corona, Sophie McMaster, Rick McMaster, Randy Greene, Betsy Kane Victoreen, Marie Littman, Kathy Solomon, Jay Chiat, Billy Segelken, Soledad Hurst, Stacey Bistrian, Bruce Bistrian, Kammy Ball, Gwen O’Donnell, Janine Balnis and Liz Paris. Nan Potter, Sandra Kay Dellapolla, Annette Franey and Kalie and Brendan Hughes all share the same day, October 17, as yours truly. It really is quite a month for celebrating.
Congratulations to Rob Peters and Corey Kalbacher for tying the knot on Saturday, October 1. Rob’s mom is Encie Peters, the second grade teacher at Amagansett School.
And speaking of school: last Saturday’s PTA Fall Fair was a great success thanks to all the volunteers, especially Mr. Finazzo, Mrs. Brunn and Coach Rodgers, and all teachers at the school that volunteered to be dunked in the “dunk tank” for a good cause.
Congratulations also go to Kat Brunn for her second place win in an inline skating race at Prospect Park on Saturday, September 24,
Congrats also to kindergarten teacher Jason Hancock for taking second in his age group in the Hamptons Marathon, also on Saturday, September 24.
Tomorrow, a Wake-up Amagansett program at 8:10 a.m., followed by coffee and conversation with Superintendent Ellie Tritt will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. in the school library. Student Council elections are on Thursday, and Friday is Student Council Spirit Day. School is closed on Monday for the Columbus Day holiday.
The Amagansett Free Library is offering two new after-school programs: ARTuesday at 3:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month for ages 8 and up, and Lego Club at 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month for ages 6 and up; bring your own Legos or use the library’s. Also, the Library is looking for Lego donations.
The Wednesdays at One book club continues. The club will meet on October 12 to discuss this month’s book, “The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox” by Maggie O’Farrell. Coming up are “House of Sand and Fog” by Andre Dubus on November 9, and “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls on December 14.. Pick up your copy at the circulation desk.
By request, “Babytime” is back at the library for the fall. This half-hour program of lap rhymes, finger play and songs is perfect for babies not yet walking and their moms or caregivers. No registration required. Call the library for days and times.
The library also offers free online homework help, stop in the library to get more information.
A golf outing to benefit the YMCA ReCenter scholarship fund is set for Tuesday, October 11, at the Noyac Golf Club. The outing and dinner will benefit the ReCenter and its programs. Incidentally, among the many programs that take place there is the pre-training session for our Junior Lifeguard program. Contact Juan Castro at 516-790-3323 or Sandy Vorphal at 329-6884, ext. 18, for information about the outing.
The Town of East Hampton Parks Department has new programs: An inline skating clinic on Tuesdays starting October 4 for eight weeks at Sportime, 320 Abrahams Path, Amagansett, from 4 to 5 p.m. for ages 5 to 10. The cost is $125. Roller hockey began yesterday, Tuesday, October 4, and will continue for eight weeks at Sportime; the fee is$125.
And, a golf clinic at the Montauk Downs will be held on Thursdays for ages 5 to 9 and 10 to adult. Call 324-2417 for details or check out www.ehamptonny.gov.
The Amagansett Fire Department will have its 100th Anniversary Committee pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 9, from 8 to 11 a.m.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, located across the street from the post office, holds its worship service on Sundays at 11 a.m. and all members of the community are welcome to attend.
The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service on Sundays at 11 a.m.
Congratulations to John and Britton Emptage for the christening of their second daughter Merritt Brook Bistrian Emptage on October 2. Her half-sister is Lucy Pearl, who joined in the celebration.
Have a great week and please send me any Amagansett news you would like to share.