East Hampton Community Notes, December 4

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Ho Ho Ho. Santa is coming to town this Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. The Holiday Parade will march down Main Street and turn onto Newtown Lane. It’s best to avoid the area for at least an hour, unless of course you want to meet Santa.Starting tomorrow, Guild Hall will be offering a Speaking Shakespeare Workshop for actors and actors-in-training. Students age 16 and up will work on sonnets, monologues, mask work, scene work, and more, culminating in a performance on the stage of the John Drew Theater. The class is taught by Morgan and Tristan Vaughan, both of whom hold MFAs in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. They have studied at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London. The workshop meets Thursdays December 4 through February 5 , from 6 to 9 p.m. Email jennifer@guildhall.org or visit Website: www.guildhall.org for more information.

At Guild Hall, on Friday, at 7:30 p.m., “Our Fabulous Variety Show,” (OFVS), presents its tenth production and fourth annual holiday show, “A Spectacular Christmas Carol,” a re-telling of the classic Dickens tale, “A Christmas Carol.” The performances continue on Saturday, December 6, with a matinée at 2 p.m. and evening performance at 7:30 p.m. There will be a closing performance on Sunday, at 2 p.m. OFVS’s production will benefit HUGS, Inc., a drug and alcohol prevention program and service organization for youth on the East End.

At the Saturday performance, a VIP Wine Tasting will be offered by Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits from 6 to 7 p.m. Additionally, Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits will also be offering complimentary wine samples during concession prior to the show and during intermission. VIP Tickets are available for the evening performance on Saturday, which includes the show and wine tasting.

Tickets begin at $15 and can be purchased by visiting our website at www.ourfabulousvarietyshow.org or calling 594-2906.

On Saturday, at 3 p.m., Guild Hall’s Chief Curator Christina Strassfield, will lead visitors through a tour of the New Additions to the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection.

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, the LongHouse will be holding a holiday wreath-making workshop. Using freshly cut LongHouse evergreens, foraged branches, and seasonal embellishments, you will fashion fragrant, one-of-a-kind, eye-catching decorations. Dress appropriately with warm, comfortable shoes and accessories and don’t forget to bring your own pruners and gardening gloves.www.longhouse.org.

On Sunday, at 6 p.m., is the annual tree lighting at c/o Maidstone and the Living Room Restaurant. There will be festivities from 4 to 6 p.m., with the East Hampton High Choir, visits with Santa, cookie decorating and more. Following the tree lighting, a special Swedish Holiday Menu will be available for dinner for $42 per person. For reservations, please call 324-5006.

On Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m., The Palm Restaurant is holding a Holiday Party at The Palm to benefit Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood. There will be passed hors d’oeuvres, martini bar and wine, with music provided by Mamalee Rose and Friends. Also, a Holiday Raffle with prizes including a five night stay in Panama, jewelry, luxury accessories, gift certificates and more. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Call 324-5560 for your ticket.

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church will hold its annual Silver Tea from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Ryan/Dempsey Hall located at 76 Buell Lane. The Silver Tea will offer baked and handmade goods for gift-giving, whether it be for yourself or for someone else.

The fun shop Gone Local has moved to a new location. It has moved from the North Main Street location to a storefront in the parking lot in front of Schenk Fuel on Newtown Lane.

Enjoy.

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