Ho ho holidays.Here on the East End, there is absolutely no rest for the wicked, or for the good either, when it comes to holiday gatherings. Here are just a few things that are happening here in our neck of the woods this week.
Looking for a tree? The Sag Harbor Lions Club will be selling them again this year at the windmill, beginning this weekend. The sale will continue through Tuesday, December 24, as long as the supply holds out.
Another terrific organization, the Sag Harbor Ladies Auxiliary, will host a Girls’ Night Out shopping event at the Sag Harbor Fire Department on Thursday, December 5, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Expected vendors include Lia Sophia, Arbonne, Mary Kay and Pampered Chef. There will also be 50/50 raffles, plus wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Admission is $15. Bring in a donation of non-perishable food goods for the Sag Harbor Food Pantry and take $5 off the entrance fee.
The Sag Harbor Fine Arts Center will host its annual holiday party for all on Friday, December 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and art will be on display. To learn more, visit www.sagharborarts.com.
The Noyac Civic Council and the Sag Harbor Garden Center have worked together again this year to put up the tree at the Long Beach/Noyac Road circle. Make sure to tell them thanks.
Speaking of the Noyac Civic Council, the group will host a Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, December 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MJ Dowling’s Steakhouse and Tavern. Parents or grandparents are asked to bring a wrapped gift with their child’s name on it for Santa Claus to distribute at the party. Food and drinks for the children will be supplied by Betty and Mike Dowling.
The group’s Holiday Dinner Dance will be held on Sunday, December 8, at the Coast Grill from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will include passed hors d’oeuvres, a four-course dinner, and an open bar, plus dancing all evening.
Tickets are $75, or $65 for members, and can be purchased at the Whalebone General Store. For additional information, please call 725-3304.
On Sunday, December 8, the Harbor Bells Christmas Concert will be held at Saint Andrew Roman Catholic Church at 4 p.m. Admission will be a free-will offering and food pantry collection. To learn more, call 725-2948 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, and don’t forget about the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, where events will be happening all weekend long. Perhaps we will run into each other at a few of the screenings at Bay Street or at “The Unstoppable Creative Impulse” panel at The American Hotel. To view the complete schedule, please visit www.ht2ff.com.
Lastly, don’t forget that the 2014 ARF Pet Calendars are now available. These $25 calendars make great gifts for pet lovers and the proceeds support homeless pets.
Malcolm Morley provided the cover art this year. Inside the calendar, there are photos of adorable cats and dogs.
Pick one up at the ARF Adoption Center at 90 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott, the ARF Thrift Shop at 17 Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, and a variety of local retail shops and cultural institutions throughout the Hamptons. For additional information, visit www.arfhamptons.org.