Amagansett Notes

The Rev. Donald P. Hammond, interim pastor at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, was feted after his first service there on Sunday. Durell Godfrey

Daniel Okin of this hamlet has been named to the dean’s list at Emerson College in Boston for the fall 2017 semester. He is majoring in marketing communications. To make Emerson’s dean’s list, a student must carry a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher.

Rotary Dinner

The East Hampton Rotary Club will host its annual spaghetti and meatball dinner on Sunday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children. A vegetarian option will be available.

The dinner supports the Rotary Club’s youth service projects, including its interact book scholarship, dictionary project, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program, Police Athletic League football and basketball teams, and East Hampton Little League.

Paint Like Pollock

How can a splash of paint become a great work of art? Adults can discover how Jackson Pollock and other modern artists have expressed their emotions with paint on Sunday from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the Amagansett Library. Participants will create their own Pollock-inspired drip painting.

Looking ahead, Linda Capello will lead figure-drawing classes on Feb. 3, 10, and 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library’s community room. Students will practice rendering clothed models in an open studio setting through gesture sketches and longer observation. The classes will focus on anatomy, proportion, foreshortening, mass, and line quality.

All skill levels will be welcomed. Classes are open to adults, and attendees must take their own materials for all sessions. The fee is $10 per session. Ms. Capello can be called at 631-725-1117 for more information.

New nonfiction titles at the library include “History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town” by Filip Springer, translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolf, “A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks” by Angela Jackson, “Fresh From the Garden: An Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables, Berries, and Herbs in Cold Climates” by John Whitman, and “My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness” by Howard Jones.

In fiction, “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward is now available for checkout.