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It is definitely getting on into the winter season. Several restaurants are closing a few days a week and Home Sweet Home, we’ve been advised, is closed for the season. It looks as if it is time to bunker down and join Netflix.

This Wednesday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be having its monthly movie showing at 6 p.m. in the white trailer in the back parking lot. Admission is free but it is always good to call ahead (324-6024) and let them know that you will be coming. This month’s movie, “The Visitor” (2007), was directed by Tom McCarthy and stars Richard Jenkins, Hiam Abbass, Haaz Sleiman, and Danai Gurira. The plot: a lonesome widower who is a college economics professor finds his mundane existence suddenly shaken up when he befriends a pair of illegal immigrants, one of whom has recently been threatened with deportation by U.S. immigration authorities. A potluck salad will be served, along with popcorn for the film. Bring your own salad dressing and beverage.

On Saturday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be having its annual Christmas fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the church in the double-wide white trailer, lovingly named Moby Dick. There is some parking behind the church but it is recommended that you park on the street. There will be plenty of plants and a bounty of sweet and savory baked goods; gifts, jewelry, and hand knit items; ornaments and decorations for all indoor and outdoor spaces. The fair will benefit the Guild and Outreach committee local charities.

On Wednesday, The East Hampton Chamber is hosting a holiday business card exchange at the The Hedges Inn on James Lane, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and there will be a cash bar, beer and wine. This is a good way for businesses to share ideas and make connections. You can call the chamber at 324-0362 for more information.

On Friday, December 5, at 7 p.m., Hugh King and Barbara Borsack will host a lantern tour beginning at the Presbyterian Church on Main Street. Explore the old “Town Street” and the stories of the people who lived here. Also, see the interiors of the church, Mulford Farm, Home Sweet Home, and Clinton Academy by lantern light. Admission is $15 and reservations are required. For more information, log on at www.easthamptonhistory.org.

This Saturday is the date for the Christmas Parade in the village beginning at 10 a.m. at Guild Hall. The parade will march down Main Street and on to Newtown Lane. Drivers, be mindful that the streets are closed for this.

On Sunday, there will be a silver tea at Most Holy Trinity Church from noon to 3 p.m. at the Parish Hall. Call Cathy Burns at 324-0134, extension 710, for more information.

On Friday, December 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., a fund-raising event organized by Ross School 12th-grader Ingrid
Cardona of East Hampton will take place at the Ross Center for Well Being Café
at the school in Wainscott. Part of Miss Cardona’s senior project, the event will feature a dinner with ethnic food from Colombia, music by Deejay Double S (Samuel Santiago), a raffle, and a
variety of silent auction items including art by Ross Art teachers Jennifer Cross and Chris Engel. The funds raised will benefit MADRE, a human rights
organization that works on behalf of women and children worldwide.
This benefit will specifically help their efforts to prevent children from being forced to become child soldiers in Colombia. Tickets to attend the event are $20 per person. To reserve tickets or for more information, call (631) 413-2420. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

The YMCA East Hampton RECenter will be having a holiday camp on December 26, 29, 30 and January 2, for children age 5-13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your kids can enjoy fun-filled days of swimming, arts and crafts, dance, sports and more. In addition, the RECenter is getting ready for its January classes. There will be registration beginning on Monday, December 15, for swim classes for age 6 months to adults.

Also offered will be dance classes as follows: pre-K ballet/tap, boys only; pre-K, tap and gym; boys only hip hop and tap, age 5-7; dance trio-ballet-jazz-tap, age 5-7; ballet, tap and jazz, age 7 to adult. Karate classes will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for beginners to intermediate, for age 4 to teens.

The new sessions are starting on January 5. For more information, call 631-329-6884 or register online www.ymcali.org.

The Long Island Builders Institute, LIBI, has awarded Plum Builders, Inc. of East Hampton two Double Diamond Awards for its “Custom Upscale Home and Broadcast Ad” in LIBI’s 10th annual awards competition. The award was for Plum’s East End Rural Retreat. The LIBI Awards program recognizes achievements in residential construction, remodeling, sales and marketing.

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