Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to Jessica@indyeastend.com.
Typhoon Haiyan Benefit
A benefit to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte, Philippines will take place at Gurney's in Montauk on Friday from 7 to 11 PM. There'll be live music (with the possibility of a surprise celebrity performance), Filipino inspired hors d'oeuvres prepared by some of the area's best chefs, local beer and wine, great raffles, lots of dancing and great fun in support of a great cause. Tickets are $25 at the door.
Polar Bear Plung
The Polar Bear Plunge for Hunger will celebrate a decade of jumping in the ocean for a good cause at 10 AM at Cooper's Beach in Southampton Village on Saturday. Plungers collect money by signing people up as sponsors. A minimum donation of $25 is required to plunge. To download sponsor sheets and instructions, go to www.hrhamptons.org or call 283-3969. Each plunger must sign a waiver on the day of the plunge. Those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Plungers should arrive at Cooper's Beach before 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event in order to register and turn in their donations.
Holiday House Tour
The Quogue Historical Society presents a Holiday House Tour on Saturday from 2 to 6 PM and a cocktail party from 6 to 8 PM. Visit five Quogue houses beautifully decorated for the holidays. All proceeds benefit the Quogue Historical Society. For tickets and more info visit www.quoguehistory.org.
Goodale's Holiday House
The Goodale's holiday house tour invites you to have a merry Mary Goodale Christmas from noon to 6 PM in Riverhead on Saturday. The tour supports an annual shopping sprees for homeless kids, plus a traditional Christmas dinner for needy families. The tour features 12 Christmas trees and the entire Goodale estate is decked out. Guests will be treated to live music with surprise musical guests, holiday cocktails, a stream of holiday movies in the cinema room, a free raffle entry a sumptuous gourmet lunch and A list caroling around the fireplace. Reservations are required. Call 631-727-7229. The estate is located on Point Road in Flanders.
Thursday through December 23 the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack presents "The Twelve Days of Christmas Sale." Shop discounts on the entire store each day. Merchandise arrives daily so shop often and help the resident animals at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott. For more information contact Wendy at 631-537-3682.
Holiday Giving Programs
As we enter into the holiday season, The Retreat has announced the agency's annual Holiday Giving Programs. In the true spirit of the season, The Retreat asks supporters to join together in brightening the holiday experience of courageous families affected by domestic violence.
During the holiday season, an increasing amount of families seek out The Retreat's services. Many women and children find that during the holidays, domestic violence increases due to money problems, and increasing amounts of alcohol and drug use.
The most peaceful time of year, sadly, can be the hardest. In an effort to infuse light into some of the dark realities these families have to face, The Retreat is looking for help in providing survivor families with a joyful holiday experience during Thanksgiving and the December holidays.
Supporters can consider offering support to The Retreat's annual Adopt-A-Family Program by donating holiday presents or gift cards for a family in need. Call The Retreat's Holiday Help Line at 631-329-4398 and ask for Christiana or Lisa, to learn more about becoming involved in brightening the holiday season for survivors of domestic violence.
Shop for a cause. Fridays to Sundays from noon to 4 PM through December 22. Miss Ella's Holiday Shop at Hallockville will have local handcrafted gifts, jewelry, woodcarvings, antiques, collectibles, ornaments, cards and seasonal items, plus educational toys and games for children. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit mission of Hallockville Museum Farm, support the preservation of 19 historic structures dating back to 1765 across 28 acres of preserved farmland.
Located on Sound Avenue in Riverhead, Hallockville is home to cows and sheep, and offers educational programming that connects the community to the shared agricultural heritage throughout the year. Museum members save 10 percent off non-consignment purchases.