Source: The Independent

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Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

November 21, 2012

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to Jessica@indyeastend.com.

Holiday Home

The 21st Annual Country Parlor Holiday Home Show takes place Friday through Sunday. The event features a carefully-selected assortment of seasonal and home decor including handmade baskets, ornaments, quilts, rugs, dolls, dried flower wreaths and arrangements, handwoven scarves and shawls and more in the Naugles Barn at Hallockville in Riverhead. Free entry, partial proceeds to benefit North Shore Horse Rescue. Visit www.hallockville.com.

Garden Tour

The East Hampton Historical Society will host its 2012 House and Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of historic and modern architecture in the Hamptons. This year’s tour – comprised of five unique homes – is scheduled for Saturday from 1 to 4:30 PM. A kick-off cocktail party on Friday welcomes in this year’s highly anticipated House Tour. Tickets to the Opening Night Cocktail Party are limited and start at $200, which includes entry to the tour the following day. Tickets to the House and Garden Tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. Ticket proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society. For tickets call 631-324-6850 or visit www.easthamptonhistory.org.

The Retreat

The Retreat, eastern Long Island’s only domestic violence shelter and full service domestic violence services agency, announces its Holiday Giving Program, with its annual Adopt-A-Family Program. Give holiday presents or gift cards to a family in need. Call The Retreat’s Holiday Help Line at 631-329-4398 and ask for Stacey H or Cristina H to get involved.

ARF’s Country Fair

Great cats and kittens of all descriptions will be available for adoption at “Fall for a Feline” fair at the Bridgehampton Community House on December 1 from noon to 4 PM. Lots of prizes, giveaways and free refreshments. All ARF animals are microchipped, neutered and up to date on vaccines to their age limit. For more information contact Michele at 631-537-0400 ext 207 or michele@arfhamptons.org.

Hallock Homestead

On December 2, from noon to 3:30 PM, experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmases past in the Hallock Homestead in Riverhead. Decorated in the Victorian style, celebrate a 1930s Polish-Immigrant Christmas in the Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Miss Ella’s Gift Shop and bake sale will have gifts for everyone on your list. Admission fee to benefit the non-profit museum, and includes treats and activities.

Holiday Dinner

The Southampton Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Holiday dinner on December 6 at the Plaza Cafe at 6 PM. Tickets start at $55. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Human Resources of the Hamptons. To RSVP visit www.southamptonchamber.com.