Water Mill Community Notes, December 1

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With Thanksgiving a warm memory, we are full steam ahead into the winter holiday season. Here in Water Mill, it all begins with the decorations on the green, which was kindly seen to by volunteers last Sunday, just in time for the Water Mill Community Club’s Christmas on the Village Green this Sunday, December 4, starting at 2 p.m.A lovely family event, Christmas on the Village green includes caroling, refreshments and, of course, a visit from Santa. If the weather cooperates—and it certainly better!—the jolly one will arrive aboard the Green Thumb’s authentic Civil War wagon pulled by a tractor.

It’s always advisable to dress warmly for this event because the weather on the green is often windy and a bit chillier because of nearby Mecox. And thanks to the Milk Pail and Hampton Coffee for generously supplying the refreshments.

Jamie and Scott Wilson are the chairs of this event and it would be very helpful if you would RSVP by December 2 by emailing wilsonjamison@hotmail.com so that refreshments can be planned accordingly.

Also on the Water Mill Community Club’s calendar is the covered dish supper and annual meeting/elections on Wednesday, December 7, at 6 p.m. All in the community are welcome to attend and enjoy a variety of delicious homemade dishes and hear a review of the club’s activities for 2016 and an overview of plans for next year. If you plan to attend, please send an email to the event chair, Pat Sliwienski, at sliwiensk@aol.com by Monday, December 5.

A contra/barn dance will take place on Saturday, December 3, at 8 p.m. in the Water Mill Community House. Joe DePaolo will call the moves and the Gotham Carnival Trio will play the tunes. The December dance is usually one of the biggest and most festive of the year, so come on out for the fun. Wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothes, and bring a snack to share.

General admission is $14 at the door, $10 for LITMA members, $7 for students and free for kids under 16 years. For more information, go to the Long Island Traditional Music Association website at www.litma.org or call 631-725-3103.

If you’re in the market for some handmade and locally produced gift items, there are several opportunities on the calendar. The Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons is selling handcrafted pottery at the Bridgehampton Museum archives building on Montauk Highway (remember the old Marders?). Hayground School is hosting Homegrown for the Holidays on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (and yours truly will be there selling the Flying Point Foundation for Autism’s line of Peace soap products). And the First Presbyterian Church of Southampton’s Christmas Bazaar is also this Saturday from 9 to 2 p.m.

There are many more markets in the area that are worth checking out. You can find extensive listings on The Press website, 27east.com, or in our Hamptons Holiday magazine that came out a couple of weeks ago.

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