November 22, 2006


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Wednesday, November 22

Little ones from age 18 months to 6 tumble and stretch to music, in a program offered by the Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department on Wednesday through December 20. The fee is $35 for residents, $45 for non-town residents. Call 728-8585 for more information.

Thursday, November 23

A free Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the First Presbyterian Church in East Hampton will commence at 11:45 a.m. for dinner at noon. Take out is available. Transportation is offered. Call 324-0711 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to make reservations.

The owners of Bay and Main Restaurant and Lounge in Greenport will treat the needy to a free Thanksgiving dinner. With the help of area volunteers, some of the area's most needy individuals, chosen by local officials, will get a gourmet meal, complete with all the trimmings, from noon to 1 p.m. Call George or Michael Fuchs at 477-1442.

The Town of East Hampton is sponsoring open basketball at the Montauk Playhouse for children ages 12 to 17 on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 668-1612 for more info.

Friday, November 24

Kidstreet, Baystreet Theatre's program for young adults, concludes its 2006 fall series with If You Give A Mouse A Cookie & Other Story Books at the theatre in Sag Harbor at 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets: $10. Call 725-9500.

Movies & munchies: the Teen department at Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will screen The Thief Lord in the Morris Meeting Room at 4 p.m. Registration is requested. Refreshments served. Call 283-0774 ext. 548.

There will be a tree lighting ceremony at Mitchell Park in Greenport from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Town of East Hampton is sponsoring open basketball at the Montauk Playhouse for children ages 12 to 17 on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 668-1612 for more info.

The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will have its annual post-Thanksgiving Day hike along the lush trails of Big Reed Pond.

Celebrate the old-fashioned way, with Santa in the old Pine Neck Barn and the blacksmith beating away in the Cleveland-Gagen Blacksmith Shop, as the Southold Historical Society presents its annual candlelight tour from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Society's Maple Lane Museum complex in Southold. Period buildings will be expertly decorated; costumed musicians will stroll. There will be demonstrations of traditional holiday crafts and children will have a chance to create custom ornaments. The hamlet tree will be lit at 5 p.m. The tour is free. To learn more, call 765-5500.

Feeling stuffed? Walk it off from 10 a.m. to noon with the Southampton Trails Preservation Society. Join leader Dai Dayton at the end of Round Pond Lane off Sagg Road in Sag Harbor, and be prepared for a brisk pace. Call 537-0660.

Saturday, November 25

Guild Hall's first off-site production, Dandelion, by the Paperbag Players is being performed at the Ross School's Court Theater at 1 and 3 p.m. For kids in grades k-4. The short plays are lively with rousing songs, freewheeling dances, mime and audience participation. Tickets: $15 non-members / $13 members. Call 1-(866)-811-4111 or 324-0806 for more info.

Hike the forest and along the shore in Montauk's lush Hither Woods. It's 11 miles, so come prepared with liquids, lunch and snacks. Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center, two miles east of the west overlook. The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society hosts the trek. Call 267-6608 to learn more.

Kidstreet, Baystreet Theatre's program for young adults, presents Artpower's production of Harry The Dirty Dog at the Sag Harbor theatre at 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets: $10. Call 725-9500.

The North Haven Trails Association will have a Wild Turkey Walk on the Jeanne Vielbig Loop Trail, starting at North Haven Village Hall at 9 a.m. The first person to see a Turkus Gobblus, a rare wild turkey indigenous to the area, wins a NHTA t-shirt. Refreshments to follow. Call John Hilgeman at 725-4764.

The Ladies Village Improvement Society of Sag Harbor presents "You Should Be Dancing," a night of dance fever, fun, friends and fabulous tunes at JL East in East Hampton, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (doors open at 7:30). Admission: $20. Call Mary Anne at 725-1024 to reserve tickets. Also available at the door.

A Christmas Fair and Silent Auction will be held at the Montauk Community Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa arrives at 1 p.m. There will be handmade articles, jewelry, toys, a white elephant table, books and more. Call 668-2022 for more info.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is holding a Kitten & Cat Adoptathon at the Suffolk County National Bank in Sag Harbor, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All animals are neutered, microchipped, litter trained and up to date on shots. Adopters will receive a Welcome Home Package consisting of an ARF Tote bag, cat food and a Meow Mix watch. Call Carey Reinhardt at 537-0400 ext. 201.

The East Hampton Historical Society's fall fundraiser, the annual Holiday House Tour, will run from 1 to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. Six historically & architecturally significant homes will be showcased. Call 324-6850 for more info on tickets.

The Town of East Hampton is sponsoring open basketball at the Montauk Playhouse for adults (ages 18 & up) on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 668-1612 for more info.

The Town of East Hampton is sponsoring open basketball at the Montauk Playhouse for children ages 12 to 17 on Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m. Call 668-1612 for more info.

Someone's in the kitchen with Santa . . . and it could be you! The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society Annual Holiday Gala takes place at the Jesse and Ira Tuthill House on Main road in Mattituck. Call 298-5248 for details. Admission is free.

Dr. Robert Semlear offers a flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, Tuesday evenings from 4 to 7:45 p.m. Pediatric flu shots are available by appointment only in Dr. Semlear's Sag Harbor office. Call 725- 2112 to schedule.

It's an annual shopping extravaganza. The Parrish Art Museum presents its popular flea market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Also Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Bargain hunters can find everything from designer objects to lavish jewelry and antiques. Admission is $5.

Dai Dayton of the Southampton Trails Preservation Society (537-0660) hosts a cleanup on Narrow lane from 8 to 9 a.m. Later in the day, STPS presents a SOFO surprise. Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum parking lot on the Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike at 10 a.m. for a moderately paced hike led by Tony Garro. Need further 411? Call 725- 5861.

Sunday, November 26

Southampton's Country Holiday, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, boasts traveling tunes by the Dune Grass band, in the village business district from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Watch for Frosty the Snowman and Winnie the Pooh, too.

The indefatigable Rick Whalen leads a brisk six to seven mile walk through Hither Woods Preserve in Montauk. Meet at the recycling center at 10 a.m. Call 267-6608 for details.

A Bald Hill adventure is to be had from 10 a.m. till noon. Hikers cover a hilly terrain through the woods with Ken Bieger (283-5432). Meet on the east side of Speonk Riverhead Road about a quarter mile north of Suffolk Community College. The Southampton trails Preservation Society hosts the hike.

Same STPS time, different STPS place. BYO horse to the Northwest Equestrian event. Meet on the east end of Narrow Lane, across from the Wolffer winery. There's a six rider limit. Call Dai Dayton to learn more 537-0660.

Monday, November 27

The East Hampton Rotary Club meets Mondays at the Maidstone Arms at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28

The Town of East Hampton is sponsoring open basketball at the Montauk Playhouse for adults (ages 18 & up) on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 668-1612 for more info.

The Southampton Artists Association hosts figure drawing workshops at Veteran's Hall on Pond Lane in the village. Sessions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. The model fee is $5, all skill levels are welcome and refreshments will be served. Call 283-8613 for more information.

Landscape photographer Kathryn Szoka shares 20 years worth of the East End's scenic views at 7 p.m. at the John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor.

OOOH, cookies! At noon, the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton is the place to be to sample holiday cookies. One caveat — you have to bring a batch to share. Bring three dozen favorites, plus two dozen copies of the recipe to trade. Call 283-0774 ext 523.

Pixie play for tikes up to two is held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Quogue Library. Call 653-4224.

The Southampton Town Board has a scheduled meeting in town hall, beginning at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, November 29

Perls of wisdom: The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton holds an All Day Knit Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Morris meeting room. Bring lunch, yarn to trade, and a gift for the grab bag. Register by calling 283-0774 ext. 523.

The Coalition of Parents, Educators and Community Members meets at 7 p.m. in the Pierson High School library. District superintendent Kathryn Holden will be available for Q&A at 8 p.m.

Kids in grades 3 to 8 learn to master chess at the Quogue Library from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. register by calling 653-4224.

The Southold Board of Ed meets at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

And Don't Forget . . .

Register now for the Southampton Town Parks and recreation Department's "Rhythm Recreation Dance" programs held at the town's Jackson Avenue, Hampton Bays facility. Classes for kids, with sessions for 3, 4 and 5 to 8 year olds run Thursdays beginning November 30 through December 28. The program fee is $40 for residents, $50 for non-residents. Call 728-8585 for more information.

Beginner yoga and Pilates is offered by Southampton Town Parks & Rec, beginning November 30 thru December 28 in the evenings. Call 728-8585 for fees, times and to register.

Call the Rogers Memorial Library at 283-0774 ext 523 to reserve tickets for their Wednesday, January 24 trip to New York City to see Mary Poppins. Just $125 gets you a bus ride to the Big Apple, snacks and orchestra seats for the 2 p.m. matinee.

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