December 06, 2006
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Wednesday, December 6
• Little ones aged 18 months to 6 tumble and stretch to music in a program offered by the Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department on Wednesdays through December 20. The fee is $35 for residents, $45 for non-town residents. Call 728-8585 for more information.
• Donna Prill, MD, will tell participants "what to do in a Medical Emergency" at noon in the Morris Meeting Room of the Rogers Memorial Library. Bring lunch and questions. Call 283-0774 ext. 523 to reserve a place.
• The East Hampton Historical Society's Richard Barons leads a panel discussion on the history of East Hampton at 7 p.m. "East Hampton Then and Now: A panel discussion" commences in the Boots Lamb Education Center at Guild Hall. The program is free. Call 324-0806 for additional information.
• Take a moderately-paced, three-mile "exercise hike" through a lush beech forest and past a working farm with the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. Meet on Abrahams Path about 2/10 mile north of the intersection with Town Lane in East Hampton at 10 a.m. Call Ethel Pulaski at 329-1470.
Thursday, December 7
• The holidays can be fun, but for some folks they're sad, when the loss of loved ones seems most acute. The East End Hospice Bereavement Care Team offers "Coping Through The Holidays" from 6 to 8 p.m. in the community room at Bridgehampton National Bank. The session is offered at no charge. To register, call 288-8400.
• 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.
• 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 aged 7 to 10. Registration is required.
• The Parent University workshop offered by the East Hampton Town Department of Human Service's Family Resource Center will focus on hate crimes. The workshops are held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East Hampton Day Care Center on Gingerbread Lane Extension. Call 324-4947 for details.
• The John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor hosts an arts presentation on the Life of Picasso at 7 p.m. Call 725-0049 to reserve a seat.
• The Riverhead High School Blue Masques present Grease at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Call 369-6750 or 369-6727. Also Friday night.
Friday, December 8
• The North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck presents Jacob Marley's A Christmas Carol at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit local charities. Call 298-NFCT for ticket prices and reservations. An additional show Saturday night is also slated.
• 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.
• A lecture entitled "Erosion of Long Island's Ocean Shoreline" will be presnted by Dr. Henry Bokuniewicz at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Lecture Hall at the Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University. A reception follows the talk.
• The Southampton Trails Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting in the basement of Southampton Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. Call Glorian Berk at 283-2638 for more information.
Saturday, December 9
• 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.
• Experience local Native American culture, art and food at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum's Winter Arts & Crafts Festival from noon to 4 p.m., also Sunday. Demonstrations of American Indian beadwork and a photo-op with a Shinnecock Santa are among myriad highlights. There will be lots of activities for children, plus fascinating art exhibits for grownups. Everyone will love the chance to try traditional winter food, like samp and frybread. The museum is located on Montauk Highway. Call 287-4923.
• None other than Charles Dickens himself will share the spirit of the season as the vaunted author (or maybe someone channeling him) reads selections from his writings and those of his friends at 4 p.m. at Clinton Academy in East Hampton. Admission is free. The East Hampton Historical Society sponsors the event.
• The Southampton Country Holiday, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, continues with hayrides and carolers perambulating the streets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Santa visits the Rogers Memorial Library from 2 to 4 p.m.
• Windmill Village II on Accabonac Road in East Hampton holds its third annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 324-3025 for further information.
• The Christian Science Church in Southampton holds a Christmas concert and carol sing at 3 p.m.
• The Southampton Historical Museum presents hearthside cheer in the festively decorated Rogers Mansion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call for admission information at 283-2494.
• 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.
• 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.
• If you are in the mood for a bracing, fast-paced walk in a beautiful piney woodland, this is the hike for you. Meet the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society at the corner of Route 114 and Edward's Hole Road in East Hampton for this six-mile hike through Northwest Paumanok Path. Call Larry and Judy Kron at 329-3948.
• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts a free open house in celebration of the community from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to share their memories of the East End; an open mike will record the oral history. Need more 411? Guild Hall's number is 324-0806.
• See Santa and a movie at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 11 a.m. The free event is brought to the community by WHBPAC, the Westhampton Beach Police Benevolent Association and the Westhampton Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Disney's Mickey saves Santa will be screened promptly at 11 and kids can visit Santa in his winter wonderland immediately afterwards. The event includes a voucher for a surprise gift at Simon's Beach Bakery and a cup of hot chocolate at Sydney's Taylor Made Cuisine between noon and 5 p.m.
There's a limit of four free tickets per adult guardian. Pick them up in advance at the box office from noon to 6 p.m. Call 288-1500 for more information.
• The Family Counseling Service holds it annual holiday party at Atlantica from 7 p.m. till midnight. Dinner and dancing mark the evening, as well as the announcement of the recipient of its annual Family of Man Humanitarian award. (Editor Murphy is dusting off his tux as we speak.) Call 288-1954, ext. 49 for tickets.
• The Southampton Trails Preservation Society will meet at the end of Mill Road at 10 a.m. for a brisk two mile hike with ocean views and an enormous glacial erratic. Till 11:30 a.m. Call Dai Dayton at 537-0660. There will also be a monthly work party today. Call Ken Kindler for time and place at 563-4354.
• A "Holiday Crafts Project for 8 to 12 year olds" will commence at the Education Center in the Southampton Historical Museum at 10:30 a.m. Free admission with a materials charge of $5 to $15, limited to 12. RSVP at 283-2494. There will also be a "Holiday Concert in the Music Room," a family event at 1 p.m. Free for members and children 17 & under. $4 non-members.
Sunday, December 10
• Join Winnie the Pooh, The Grinch and the Dune Grass band strolling the streets of Southampton Village from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. during the Chamber of Commerce's Southampton Country Holiday.
• The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton presents a holiday gift workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Call 283-2118 for registration information.
• The Twin Forks chapter of The Compassionate Friends will hold its annual community candle lighting at the United Methodist Church Parish Hall on Montauk Highway in East Quogue at 6:45 p.m.
• The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons demonstrates Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Meet in the main auditorium of the Bridgehampton Community House. A holiday party will follow the program. Phone 537-2223 for more information.
• It's not Christmas without "The Messiah." The Choral Society of the Moriches will present Handel's classic oratorio at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Southampton United Methodist Church on Main Street. A free offering will be accepted and refreshments will follow the performance.
• Hike the Mulvihill Preserves with the Southampton Trails Preservation Society from 10 a.m. to noon. This four mile hike has streams, ponds, glacial erratics and the Great Swamp. Meet on Bridge Hill Lane (which intersects with Brick Kiln Road about 4/10 of a mile north of Scuttlehole Road). Call Diane Rulnick at 726-5903.
• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will hike Paumanok Path (13.5 miles), through the Hither Hills/Hither Woods Preserves. Bring water and lunch. Meet at the public parking lot across from Kirk's Park in downtown Montauk for their car move to the beginning of the hike. Rain date is Sunday, December 17. Call Rick Whalen at 267-6608.
• Join the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton for a "Holiday Gift Workshop," from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be live music by local youth organizations and delicious treats of the season. No advance registration required. $3 for Parrish members / $8 non-members. Children under 3 are free. Call 283-2118.
Monday, December 11
• An Inconvenient Truth, a film directed by Davis Guggenheim about the evidence for and consequences of global climate change, will be screened in the Morris Meeting Room at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton at 3 p.m. The movie is co-sponsored by Renewable Energy Long Island, and its executive director, Gordian Raacke, will speak. Free. Reservations are appreciated. Call 283-0774 ext. 523.
Tuesday, December 12
• 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.
• 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 meets from 1 to 7 p.m.
• The Sag Harbor Community Band presents a holiday concert, joining with the Long Island Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Old Whalers Church on Union Street. Admission is free.
Wednesday, December 13
• 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.
• Local fine art photographers host a discussion on the state of contemporary photography in the Boots Lamb Education Center at Guild Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
• The Southold School District meets in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m.
• The Hampton Bays Beautification Association will have its Annual Holiday Luncheon at Oakland's Restaurant at noon. $30 pp, cash bar. Call 728-9209.
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. Sessions for 3, 4 and 5 to 8 year olds run Thursdays 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 the Southampton Town Parks & Rec. thru December 28 in the evenings. Call 728-8585 for fees, times and to register.
• Call the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton 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.