Calling all East Quogue musicians and vocalists! The East Quogue Beautification Committee is looking for performers for its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony that will take place on Saturday, December 7, at 5 p.m., on the East Quogue Village Green.From teens to golden oldies and from soloists to groups, everyone is welcome to try out. To be considered, please send the link to your YouTube video to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please include your name, address, phone number and the holiday songs of your choice, as well as a few lines about yourself and why you would like to perform at the ceremony.
Hurry though because emails must be received by this Saturday, November 23. If you are selected, you will be notified by Monday, November 25. If you are not tech-savvy, please call me at the telephone number listed at the bottom of my column.
East Quogue’s Michael Azzato, an award-winning freelance photographer, has his works on display this month over at the Hampton Bays Public Library on Ponquogue Avenue. Michael’s unique photographs have appeared in Newsday, Dan’s Paper and The Northport Observer. Check them out at www.Selectiveeyephotography.com. Congratulations, Mike!
And, finally, I have been asked by my fellow board members of the East Quogue Beautification Committee to inform you that a political sign was erected on private property next to our bulletin board on Bay Avenue. Since the political sign matched our bulletin board, it gave the appearance that our organization supported certain candidates in the recent election.
Please note that beautification is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization and, as such, cannot be political. A disclaimer has been placed on the bulletin board.
Friday, November 22: East Quogue Teachers Association spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., at the East Quogue Elementary School, Central Avenue. Proceeds will benefit the Hampton Bays Senior Center. Tickets, $5 each, are now on sale at Roses and Rice on Montauk Highway. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $6 each.
Saturday, November 23: “Whaling in Quogue: From Shore to the South Seas,” an exhibition and talk sponsored by the Quogue Historical Society, 11:30 a.m., at the Pond House, 114 Jessup Avenue in Quogue.
Friday, November 29: Quogue Library Art Gallery “Tray Jolie” reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Auction winners will be announced.
Saturday, December 7: Visit the East Quogue Historical Society’s Asbury House from 4 to 6 p.m. In addition to three display rooms, there will be a Christmas room with antique toys, dolls and books. Santa will be there and hot cider and cookies will be served.
Saturday, December 14: Santa arrives at 2 p.m. at the big barn behind the New Moon Café on Montauk Highway. The event is sponsored by the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce.
Sunday, December 15: East Quogue Chamber of Commerce holiday dinner, 6 p.m., Stone Creek Inn, 405 Montauk Highway in East Quogue. Tickets cost $65 per person.