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Amagansett Community Notes, March 28

Publication: The East Hampton Press
  Mar 26, 2012 11:28 AM
Mar 26, 2012 12:25 PM

The Amagansett School had its End of Winter Concert led by music teacher Cindy Galvin last Thursday. The chorus, beginning and intermediate bands all performed as did the second grade recorders club. The sixth-graders performed their last time at the school by playing “Casey’s Last Run” by Timothy Loest. Ms. Galvin gave all the sixth-graders farewell flowers. Lucy Emptage and Samantha Merritt, representing their class, presented Ms. Galvin with a bouquet in gratitude for all the years she taught them. It was a bittersweet moment as these young musicians move on to the East Hampton Middle School.

“On the Air at Crossroads” will take place on Saturday, March 31, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Crossroads Music at 160 Main Street. Grammy and Emmy Award-winning recording engineer Cynthia Daniels continues her monthly live performance recording of local talent. Her radio show, “Monk Music Radio,” will air the performance at a later date on WPPB 88.3 FM. Admission is free, but a $5 minimum donation for the local food pantry is requested. Coffee and desserts will be served.

This month’s scheduled performers are: Nancy Atlas, Gene Casey, The Apostles with Timbuck and Johnny Taylor (the monthly young person’s spotlight) and Jamie Grubb. For more information, contact Michael Clark at 631-907-4838 or at www.crossroadsmusicstore.com.

Congratulations to Sabrina Bistrian, Linda Capello and Katherine Epstein for being reelected to the Board of Trustees of the Amagansett Library. Remember to vote on the school and library budgets on Tuesday, May 15.

The Amagansett Library is hosting a really special series of after-school programs with local artist Joyce Raimondo, formerly of the Museum of Modern Art. The program takes place on Tuesday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 1, at 3:30 p.m. and is available to children between the ages of 5 and 12. The April 3 session will be “Go Green, Recycled for Art.” Children will discover how Picasso and other famous artists turned throwaway objects into art. The May 1 session will concentrate on the Impressionists. Reserve a spot by calling the library at 267-3810 or stopping at the circulation desk.

This Saturday, there will be a family story time and craft at 3 p.m. For more information and to check out all the great programs going on at the library, visit www.amaglibrary.org.

The Masons will hold a Pot Roast Dinner for the Youth Scholarship Program on Saturday, March 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Amagansett Firehouse. For more information or to buy tickets, please call the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett at 267-6404.

The Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry is located at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and open on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations and volunteers are always welcomed.

The Junior Lifeguard Training and Testing for kids age 9 to 14 takes place on Sundays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. until June 17 at the East Hampton RECenter Pool. There are also additional swim programs given on Sundays, so check it out. For more information, call John Ryan Sr. at 324-2787. The testing is free, but you must have a parent or guardian with you in order to participate.

The beaches will open June 16 and the Junior Lifeguard program will begin on Saturday, June 23, at Indian Wells, Main and Ditch Plains beaches.

There are a lot of great spring programs offered by the Town of East Hampton Department of Parks, including a Spring Break Recreation Program that takes place during spring recess, which is the week of April 9 to 13. This program is free and available for children in kindergarten through sixth grade and takes place from Tuesday, April 10, through Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the John Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton or the Montauk School. To register, stop by the Department of Parks or the Montauk Playhouse.

An Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Amagansett Youth Park on Saturday, April 7, at noon. All those wishing to participate are asked to donate one dozen plastic eggs and a bag of non-peanut candy individually wrapped. Please drop off your goodies before the day of the hunt if possible.

Youth Soccer for spring 2012 takes place from April 21 to June 16 at the Stephen Hand Path soccer fields. Registration takes place Saturdays, April 7 and 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the fields or at the Department of Parks at 200 Pantigo Road or the Montauk Playhouse. For more information on any of the above programs, go to www.ehampton.ny.gov.

B East, located behind D’ Canelas in the Amagansett parking lot, is one of the spinning studios chosen to host the “Wish upon a Hero” benefit ride on Saturday, April 28, from noon to 2 p.m. More than 200 cycling studios, gyms and fitness facilities will be participating in this event. The Wish Upon a Hero Foundation is nonprofit organization. Check it out at www.wishuponaherofoundation.org or stop in B East to pick up a registration packet. The cost is $25 per hour and you must pre-register.

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