Happy anniversary to my husband, Ron Holthaus. Still crazy after all these years—34 of them! XO!And happy anniversary to Geri and Eddie Wilson. Their special day is on Monday, December 8. Cheers!
St. Rosalie’s Church sponsored a “Latino Thanksgiving” on Sunday, November 23, at the church’s Community Center. The congregants prepared a bountiful feast for more than 200 people.
The program included a convocational prayer of thanks led by Father Ed, with a reminder that we “Americans” were the immigrants at the first Thanksgiving. Sister Mary, of Centro Corazon de Maria, was also instrumental in organizing the event.
Have you seen Elle? The dog went missing a couple of weeks ago in the vicinity of Bay Avenue West. She is of medium size, black and has a curly coat. If you see her, please call (631) 875-2079 or (631) 745-0284.
The Hampton Bays Public Library is an official U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots drop location. Please bring your new, unwrapped toys to the library so they can be distributed to the less fortunate children in our community this holiday season. Thanks in advance!
Jackie at Hampton Art Space would like me to let readers know that her business is open every day, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.—and until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays—through Sunday, January 4. Jackie has lots of new techniques and tools to get you started. Stop in at 21 West Montauk Highway or give her a call at (631) 594-3120.
Sue Gilmore, upstreet at the Tin Roof, is open every day, starting at 11 a.m., with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, through Friday, December 19. Stop in for some unique gifts.
The Hampton Bays United Methodist Church Thrift Shop at 158 West Montauk Highway is having a Bag Sale. You can fill up a large bag for $10, or a small one for $5. Store hours are 1 until 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The shop closes up on Saturday, December 13.
While I’m on the topic of our Methodist Church, the house of worship’s Christmas Fair is this Saturday, December 6, and runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. inside Anderson-Warner Hall. The fair features vendors, a jewelry table, baked goods and thrift shop treasures. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase.
The Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society’s Country Christmas Shoppe is also scheduled for this Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., over at the Prosper King House at 116 West Montauk Highway. The “shop” has Christmas ornaments featuring scenes of Good Ground, cookbooks, note cards and old photograph reproductions up for sale.
And St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is having its Home and Hearth Fair on Saturday, December 6, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at 165 Ponquogue Avenue. Stop in for handmade wreaths, ornaments, hand-knitted items, homemade jams and jellies, and the famous Cookie Walk. Bring along the kids for a photo-op with Santa.
St. Rosalie’s Catholic Church is hosting its Parish Christmas Tree Lighting and Nativity Blessing following the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, December 6. Bring along your singing voices, Santa hats and jingle bells. The festivities will include hot chocolate, candy canes and pony rides.
The Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce will hold its Holiday Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa on Sunday, December 7, starting at 5 p.m., across the street from the Hampton Bays Firehouse, 69 West Montauk Highway. After the lighting, all are welcome to come back to the firehouse for cookies, hot chocolate and a snapshot with Santa.
Tom Humbert, along with Bob Spiotto and the members of the Broadway by the Bays Musical Theatre Company, are performing a “Christmas Wishes” musical on Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m., in the St. Rosalie Church Community Center. Snacks, beer, wine and hot cocoa will be served, and the “big man in red” will make a special guest appearance.
Tickets are $25 per person, or $40 for two, and $10 apiece for kids age 15 and younger. Call the Parish Center at (631) 728-9461 for tickets. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit St. Rosalie’s Food Pantry.
Saturday, December 6: Christmas Bazaar and Tea, 1:30 to 4 p.m., at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, 90 Meeting House Road on Quiogue. Enjoy tea and shop for fresh wreaths, gifts, jewelry and baked goods. There will also be a cookie walk.
Saturday, December 6; Sobornost for the World Foundation “A Christmas Cabaret,” 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 580 Main Street on Quiogue. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Children under 3 years of age will be admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sobornostfoundation.org—just click on the Christmas Cabaret icon, select the day and location, and then pay with your credit card. Or call (631) 255-1995 or (516) 383-4012.
Sunday, December 14: Pet Photos with Santa, 1 to 3 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. A 5-inch by 7-inch print is $10, and all proceeds will be donated to the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. Call (631) 728-6241, ext. 110, to reserve a time slot.