November 29, 2006
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Wednesday, November 29
• PERLS of wisdom: The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton holds an All Day Knit Fest in the Morris meeting room from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 in the Pierson High School library at 7 p.m. District superintendent Kathryn Holden will be available for Q&A at 8 p.m. Check out their website: copecinfo.com.
• 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 Nutrition for Wellness Foundation wellness circles in Montauk commence. Meet at the Montauk Public School from 7 to 8 p.m. every other Wednesday. An East Hampton counterpart meets in the East Hampton Middle School library on Tuesdays. To reserve a place in either circle, call 329-2590.
• The Southold School Board meets in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 30
• 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.
• Parent University, an educational workshop sponsored by the Town of East Hampton's Department of Human Services, begins a two session series entitled "Let's Talk." Communication with your adolescent is the thrust of the two-parter. Classes are free, childcare is available. The workshops are held at the East Hampton Day Care Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 324-4947 to register.
• A pen and ink drawing program, sponsored by the Southampton Town Department of Parks and Recreation, is held each Thursday through December 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program is open to anyone over 18; no experience necessary. Call 728-8585 for registration and fee information.
• The Quogue Library offers children's afternoon yoga from 4 to 5 p.m. for kids ages 7 to 10. Registration is required. Call 653-4224. Later that evening, at 6 p.m., the monthly young teen knitting group meets. Call the library at the above number to register
Friday, December 1
• Orient Beach State Park hosts its 19th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. Kids from Oysterponds Elementary School provide holiday tunage and the Orient Fire Department will escort Santa to the site. Orient's Candyman will supply candy for the kiddies, and there will be hot dogs and hot chocolate, too. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Want to know more? Call 323-2440.
• The North Fork Chorale begins its winter concert series at the Southold Methodist Church at
8 p.m. Call 323-3523 ticket information.
• 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.
• Treasures from the far corners of the world are yours for the taking at a World Mission Crafts Sale presented by the First Presbyterian Church of East Hampton. Stop by the Session House from 1 to
5 p.m., also Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. An intriguing display of artisan crafts includes wood and stone carvings, ceramics, jewelry, brass, rugs, you name it, all from craftsmen in developing regions of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Call 730-3982 for details.
• In Sag Harbor, the John Jermain Library's Friday Night at the Movies offering is You, Me and Dupree. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., the free movie starts at 6:30.
• The Tall Stories Theatre Company of the United Kingdom takes the stage at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center with The Snow Dragon at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for children in grades 1 to 5. The production is part of the WHBPAC's school day performances. Call 288-2350 ext.102 to learn more.
• The Quogue library offers word play for children ages two to four and a half from 10:30 to
11:30 a.m. Kids build a word wall while reading stories. Call 653-4224.
• Kids can build a "house-friendly" rocket at The Southampton Town Red Creek Park Activity Center in Hampton Bays. The SH Town Parks & Rec. is offering the program at 4:30 p.m. Registration and a fee — $10 residents / $20 non-residents — are required. Call 728-8585.
Saturday, December 2
• Enter Candyland as the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Santa Parade at 10 a.m. A free movie and visit with Santa follows the parade. Call 324-0362 to learn more.
• The Quogue Library offers story hour from
11 a.m. till noon.
• Enjoy a holiday stroll in Amagansett village from noon to 4 p.m. To share the spirit (and encourage shopping) business owners offer refreshments to hungry browsers.
• All aboard! Santa arrives on the noon train at the Railroad Museum of Long Island in Greenport. He departs at 3 p.m. to return Sunday as well. The museum is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days and admission is free. Call 477-0439 to learn more.
• The Christmas clarion rings as the Harbor Bells present a handbell concert at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church at 5 p.m. Call Valerie Bell at 725-2948.
• The North Fork Chorale performs holiday classics at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call 323-3523.
• The First Presbyterian Church in Southampton hosts a holiday bazaar and luncheon from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• The Wading River-Shoreham Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony with Santa Clause will take place at the Wading River Square at 5 p.m. Also enjoy music from a Christmas choir as well as hot chocolate and cookies.
• While waiting for the annual parade of lights in Southampton Village, visitors and residents can check out sidewalk displays and enjoy refreshments, during the Chamber of Commerce's newest event in their annual Country Holiday extravaganza. Between 2 and 4 p.m. you're invited to stroll the streets and browse the shops. At 4:15 the annual parade of lights kicks off, with trucks from local fire departments participating. The tree lighting at 5 p.m. in Agawam Park is a season highlight.
• 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. For children (ages 12 to 17), the program is offered from 12 to 4 p.m. Call 668-1612 for more info.
• The Westhampton Methodist Church holds a Christmas tea from 1 to 4 p.m. Christmas and food items, gift baskets and gently used coats will be sold; tea and finger food will be served. Call 208-9793 to learn more.
• Every Saturday evening, weather permitting, the folks at Custer Institute, Long Island's oldest public observatory located in Southold, offers guided observations from 6 p.m. to midnight. Call them at 765-2626 for more information.
• Award winning tour guide Hugh King leads an evening lantern tour through East Hampton Village. Reservations are recommended, and admission is $15. Meet at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street at 7 p.m. Call 324-6850 to reserve your space.
• Music for Montauk's holiday program entitled "Tommy Dorsey and Friends" is performed by the Dick Lowenthal Jazz Orchestra. The big band sound kicks off at the Montauk School at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
• Walk four or eight miles with Rambling Richard Lupoletti of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. Climb Miller's Ground in Wainscott and call it a day. Or stay for a turn on the Buckskill Airport loop. Meet at Wainscott Northwest road just north of the East Hampton Airport at 10 a.m. Call 324-1127
• The Bridgehampton Association's annual holiday fair will be held at St. Ann's Parish House on Main Street. Association members have been at work crafting a panoply of items as well as preparing their famous food delicacies. Money raised from the fair is donated to local charities. Call 537-3324 to learn more.
• The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will offer the Department of Motor Vehicles' five-hour pre-licensing classroom training course at noon. Bring your permit to class. Pre-registration and pre-payment of the $49 fee is required. Call 283-0774 ext. 548.
• The annual St. Nicholas Holiday Fair presented by the Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A cornucopia of Christmas and holiday gifts, many courtesy of the church's craft circle, will be offered. Special performances from Goat on a Boat (at 11 a.m.) will keep the kiddies entertained while grownups browse the merchandise. Jolly old St. Nick will visit and pose for photo-ops, and a craft workshop for tikes will be presented, too. Call 725-0128.
• The North Haven Trails Association hosts its combination holiday/annual meeting at North Haven Village Hall. Mayor Laura Nolan will be the special guest; elections of officers will be held, and refreshments will be tasty. Call John Hilgeman NHTA prez at 725-4764.
• St. Mary's Church on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays hosts a holiday home and hearth sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while browsing an assortment of handcrafted ornaments, decorations, gifts and baked goods. Call 728-0776 to learn more.
• Dances of Universal Peace led by Deirdre LaPennahelp infuse the body with the power of peace. Experience meditative dances and walks at the Spiritual renewal Center of the First Parish Church on Sound Avenue in Jamesport. A $5 donation is requested. Call 725-7343.
• The Wainscott Citizen's Advisory Committee will have a meeting at the Wainscott Chapel at
• Guild Hall presents "Tales from Main Street: A Walking Tour for Kids," (ages 8 & up) with Hugh King from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet in the Boots Lamb Education Center. Kids will investigate the art of photojournalism with their own disposable cameras while taking pictures of historic sites and reconvene tomorrow to create a visual story book based on their interpretations of the town's history. $50 members / $60 non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 324-0806.
• The Springs Community Presbyterian Church's second annual Harvest Holiday Craft Fair will be held at 5 Old Stone Highway in East Hampton from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything is handmade.
Sunday, December 3
• The Lions Club hosts a holiday parade on Main Street in Riverhead at 1 p.m.
• From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Hallockville Museum Farm and Folklife Center presents a Victorian Christmas in Riverhead. Take a carriage ride, tour the historic homestead, sip festive refreshments and sing carols around a bonfire. Call 298-5292 for details.
• The Harbor Bells perform their unique handbell concert at the Sag Harbor Methodist Church at
5 p.m. Call 725-2948 for details.
• The Orient Congregational Church hosts the North Fork Chorale at 3 p.m. Enjoy traditional holiday music performed by the group, now celebrating its 70th anniversary. Call 323-3523 for ticket information.
• Travel back in time with the boisterous fun of America's only Victorian magic lantern show. The precursor to movies, the show is an authentic 1890s visual extravaganza. The audience participates in the fun, which includes a sing-along. Performances are at the Clinton Academy in East Hampton at 2,3 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $8; East Hampton Historical Society members pay just $5.
• The Southampton Chamber of Commerce presents a holiday historic home and B&B tour. Call 283-0402 for details.
• The 17th annual Lights of Love holiday ceremony in Springs kicks off at Ashawagh Hall at
• Seals, with a kiss. Harbor seals may be seen during a short hike of Cupsoque County Park along the Moriches Bay side sponsored by the Group for the South Fork. Contact Steve Biasetti at 537-1400 ext. 15 for details. Bring binoculars.
• The Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will host "Imaginary Landscapes: the Mountain & Tidewater Songs," as well as a performance by the Hampton Trio at 3 p.m. in the Morris meeting room/reservations are appreciated. Call 283-0774 ext.523.
• The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will have a free rabies & microchipping clinic for cats and dogs at the ARF adoption center, 90 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 537-0400.
Monday, December 4
• The Eastern Long Island Executives Business Roundtable sponsors its annual holiday buffet dinner and business networking opportunity at 5:30 p.m. in the Peconic Building at Suffolk Community College in Riverhead. Call 1-877-225-0010 to place a reservation.
• The East Hampton Rotary Club meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Maidstone Arms on Main Street.
• The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton provides seniors with free admission and a docent led tour of the current exhibition at 1 p.m.
• The Westhampton Beach School Board of Education has scheduled a public meeting in the high school library at 7 p.m.
• CancerCare of the Hamptons will host a free education workshop on the side effects of treatment during the winter holidays at the East Hampton Senior Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call (516) 364-8130. or (632)-348-3630.
Tuesday, December 5
• 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.
• Pixie play for tikes up to two is held at the Quogue Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 653-4224.
• Call the John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor at 725-0049 to sign up for seminars on Medicaid and protecting your assets. Tuesday night's program, at 7 p.m. is entitled "Long Term Health Care."
• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6
• Lush beech forest and a working farm are some of the sights hikers will see during a moderately paced "exercise hike" hosted by Ethel Pulaski of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. Meet on Abraham's Path in western Amagansett about two-tenths of a mile north of the Town Lane intersection. Call 329-1470.
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.
• Stretch and tumble classes for youngsters aged 18 months to 6 years old are held at the town's Jackson Avenue recreation facility. Residents of Southampton Town pay $35; non-residents need to come up with an extra $10. Call 728-8585 for 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.
• The Mattituck-Laurel Library is also hosting a bus trip to NYC. The holiday special leaves Mattituck at 8 a.m. on December 27. The price is $20 for adults, $15 for kids. Drop off points include Rockefeller Center, the Sony Tech Lab, The Hayden Planetarium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (where the admission for kids under 12 is free) and the Museum of Natural History. Call 298-4134 to reserve a seat on the bus.