The church ladies of the Springs Presbyterian Church did an awesome job at last Saturdays “Clams Any Which Way” dinner. The clam salad was delicious, the baked clams were to die for and the linguine with white clam sauce was great topped off by sherbet and cookies. Prizes were given away and all the money will go to the church. Good job, everyone.
This Sunday, November 13, the church is hosting “Poetry Against Hunger” to raise money for the Springs Food Pantry. In these trying times there are a lot more people who need help. Poets Mark Doty, George Wallace, Carol Alexander, Rosalind Brenner, Fran Castan, Ruth Danon, Sally Dawidoff, Pamela Kallimanis, Teri Kennedy and Stephen Massimilla will be reading their poems. They are asking for a donation of $5 or a non-perishable food item or both. The readings start at 1:30 p.m.
Some Springs School: Dr. Victor Grazina is sponsoring a candy buy-back program again this year. He is asking students to bring in their trick-or-treat candy and it will, in turn, be sent to troops overseas and be distributed to other children. The students in Patty Hick’s kindergarten class are planting carrot seeds in the greenhouse and then made lollipops with help from Jack O’Sullivan’s mother. They plan on making a lollipop tree.
Sydney Albertini and Robert Leibel will be showing their artwork this weekend at Ashawagh Hall. Robert will be showing drawings and Sydney will be presenting paintings, sculptures, quilts and other works. The hall will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the opening reception on Saturday at 5 p.m.
The new winter schedule for the yoga classes at the Springs Presbyterian Church is Monday, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with Eve Eliot; Tuesday 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. with Steve Eaton; Thursday 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with Eve Eliot; and Friday 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with Jane Umanoff. Classes are $15. Bring your own mat and a large beach towel. Wear loose, comfy clothes and enjoy yourselves.
I forgot to mention that the food pantry is looking for donations of turkeys or roasting chickens so everyone can have a nice Thanksgiving. You can drop them off on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. or call 324-4791 to arrange another time.
The Springs Improvement Society is still trying to pay down the construction loan. You can send a check to P.O. Box 537, East Hampton NY 11937. Also the Springs Library is still raising money for its playing card project. You can send a check to P.O. Box 1860, East Hampton NY 11937.
Friday is Veterans Day. Go hug a vet. I can be hugged between 10 a.m. and noon. Call me.