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Apr 16, 2012 1:01 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Amaganstt Community Notes, April 18

Apr 17, 2012 1:07 PM

Iwould like to give extra thanks to our local fire departments that went to help fight the major brush fires in Manorville last week. As a community, we should be proud and extra grateful to all our Amagansett firefighters who represent us so well and are always there to help others.

The Amagansett Firehouse will be the site of the Sportsmen’s Expo for Families on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the East Hampton Sportsmen’s Alliance and will offer demonstrations and helpful tips on everything from fly fishing to muzzleloaders. Admission is free, and there will be food and beverages and many raffles.

Amagansett School students are back in school this week, where they are busy with English testing and spring sport practices and games. By the way, the weather for the sports teams has been simply amazing.

Next Wednesday, April 25, the PTA will sponsor a schoolwide hot lunch, and spring parent-teacher conferences begin. Here’s a reminder that the budget vote for the school and library takes place on Tuesday, May 15, so please make sure you are registered to vote in our hamlet.

The Amagansett Free Library will be celebrating “World Book Night” for teens from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (or while books last.), and communities across America will be spreading the joy of reading on Monday, April 23. The library is participating by giving away copies of “Enders Game.” This book is recommended for teens who loved the “Hunger Games.” Stop by the library on Monday for free book a “Read” tattoo and snack. For more information about the nationwide initiative, “World Book Night” please visit www.us.worldbook.org or contact Jeanne McDermott at 267-3810.

Family story and craft time featuring drums will be held at the library on Saturday, April 21, at 3 p.m. Bring your family to enjoy stories with a beat and make a drum.

On Wednesday, April 25, the library will hold an “Internet Basics” class from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This class will build off the concepts of “Computer Basics.” Please register ahead of time for this class because space is limited.

Just a reminder that there is no Junior Lifeguard testing this Sunday, April 22, but it will continue after that every Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. until June 17 for kids between the ages of 9 and 14 at the East Hampton RECenter Pool. There are also additional swim programs given on Sundays, so check them out. For more information, please call John Ryan Sr. at 324-2787. The testing is free, but participants must have a parent or guardian with them 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.

The Community Boat Shop located behind the town Marine Museum on Bluff Road is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and check out the beautiful handcrafted boats on display and the museum as well. The East End Classic Boat Society’s annual meeting will be Saturday, April 28. For more information please contact Ray Hartjen at 324- 2490 or rhartjen@hamptons.com.

There will be a Casino Night to benefit the Montauk Rugby Club at the American Legion on Saturday, April 28, from 9 to 11 p.m. Tickets are available at all home games or by calling 631-335-0906. There will be a gourmet buffet, Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple in advance or $75 per person, or $120 per couple at the door.

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 Sundays at 11 a.m. and also extends a welcome to the entire community. The Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry is open in the church basement on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.

B East, located behind Mary’s Marvelous and D’ Canela’s and the nail salon 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 to benefit the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation. Please check out 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.

Have a great week; and please send me any Amagansett news you would like to share.

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