News of the Villages

Community events and milestones

Isabel Carmichael
    The Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. in the community room at the Amagansett Library.

    Egg hunters unite. And repair to the East Hampton Youth Park on Saturday at noon for an Easter egg hunt. The park is on Abraham’s Path. All wishing to participate have been asked to drop off a dozen plastic eggs and a bag of individually wrapped non-peanut candy at the youth park before Saturday if possible.

    New books to borrow from the Amagansett Library include “Guilty Wives” by James Patterson, “A Conflict of Interest” by Adam Mitzner, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” by Nathan Englander, “Elizabeth the Queen” by Sally Bedell Smith, and “The Devil Colony” by James Rollins.

    The Amagansett Fire Department has been putting on events regularly in anticipation of its 100th anniversary in 2014, and is planning a Classic Car Show for May 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those going to see the cars pay $5 per person, children under 12 free. Those taking a car to show pay $20, which includes a driver and one passenger (and a free T-shirt); each additional passenger costs $5.
    Available for purchase will be barbecued pulled pork, chili, hamburgers and hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream, and soft drinks. There will also be a people’s choice trophy, a 50-50 raffle, and activities for children.

    A reminder: Maundy Thursday is today and will be celebrated at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church with washing of feet at its 7 p.m. service and at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church at 5 p.m. with a communion service at 6.
    A Good Friday service, tomorrow, will be held at the Presbyterian church at 7 p.m. and at St. Michael’s at 5 p.m.
    Easter Sunday will be celebrated with a sunrise service at 6:15 a.m. at Atlantic Avenue Beach and a regular 11 a.m. service at the Presbyterian church, with an Easter egg to follow, and at 11 at St. Michael’s with an egg hunt afterward.
    St. Peter’s Catholic Church will hold a 9 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass.

    The East Hampton Town Marine Museum on Bluff Road will officially open for the season on Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the week of spring break, Monday through April 15, admission is free.

    Egg-hunting children, ages 8 and younger, have been invited on Saturday morning from 10 to 11 to the Hampton Library. The event will begin with storytelling, then children will head to the back lawn for the search.
    Adults needing insight into using Facebook are welcomed next Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a workshop that will explain how to connect with family and friends, ways to explore one’s interests, and how to share photographs.
    Those wishing to be part of a Long Island Reads book discussion as part of National Library Week on April 18 at 11 a.m. can pick up a copy of “The Lost Wife” by Alyson Richman at the library now. The book tells a story of a pre-World War II love affair that was interrupted by fear and hatred.

    A sunrise service will take place on Easter Sunday at Ocean Road beach, an annual rite that brings Bridgehampton’s congregations together to greet the day. Coffee and refreshments will follow. Participating churches include Bridgehampton Methodist Church, Bridgehampton Presbyterian, Incarnation Lutheran Church, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork.

    This year, Passover and Easter fall together, and the Rev. Alison Cornish, of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and her associate, Martha Potter, will discuss the foundational holy days for the Jewish and Christian faiths as they relate to bringing justice to the world during the Sunday service. Abby Fleming will play music. The service begins at 10:30 a.m., and childcare will be available.
    At noon, there will be a free qi gong class at the meetinghouse, teaching simple energizing movements and self-massage to assist new growth, and vision clarification.

    A hearty congratulations are in order to Barbara Mueller, a Sagaponack resident, who won a $250,000 second-place prize in the Mega Millions drawing held on March 23. She purchased her ticket at the Bridgehampton Gulf station.

    Kids 8 and under can search out Easter eggs at 1 p.m. sharp on Sunday at the Poxabogue County Park on Old Farm Road. Hunters have been asked to take their own baskets for their findings.

    Tonight from 7 to 9, Plain T loft at 87 Powell Avenue will offer tastings of fine art, tea, wine, and cheese for $45, to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Reservations can be made via e-mail to

    On Sunday at 3 p.m., the Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library will present a musical performance from Terezin with Judith Lynn Stillman on piano, Lucia Hyunju Song as soprano, Lutz Rath on cello, and Eriko Sato on violin. There will be a reception for the artists afterward.  Registration is requested at

    On April 14, Last Chance Animal Rescue will hold its annual Rock for Rescue Benefit at 7 p.m. at 230 Elm Street. The event will honor many local sponsors, supporters, and adopters with an open bar, buffet, and live music by New Life Crisis. Auction and raffle prizes include seven night’s accommodations in St. Lucia for four people. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online at events.
    Last Chance Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that rescues animals from “kill” shelters.

    Bryan Anthony Field, a son of Christopher and Annmarie Field of Glade Road, has been named to the winter semester dean’s list at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is a student at the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. A 2008 graduate of East Hampton High School, he is studying graphic design and development.

    Hot off the Springs Library presses is this list of new books at the library: “Lucifer’s Tears” by James Thompson, “Left for Dead” by J.A. Jance, “1222” by Anne Holt, “Agony of the Leaves” by Laura Childs, and “The Expats” by Chris Pavone.
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    The Grace Presbyterian Church at 1225 Montauk Highway will celebrate Easter with a service on Sunday at 10 a.m., followed by an egg hunt for the children at 11:30 a.m. The church is collecting non-perishable food for the needy all month long, with canned food and dried grains recommended.

Potluck for Farmers
    Artists, farmers, and those who support them have been invited to celebrate spring by sharing a meal and conversation at a potluck dinner at the Watermill Center Friday, April 13, from 4 to 7 p.m.
    Keil Borrman, an artist, will talk during the gathering about his project, called the Market, which is aimed at supporting local farmers.
    Reservation are requested by Tuesday with