East Hampton Community Notes, December 18

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There were numerous and wonderful events happening around town this year. There were great charity events, culture and ‘for the animals’ events. Churches and temples opened their doors to celebrate and give, no matter what faith you believe in. Most of these take place during ‘high’ season or our summer months. Events do continue off season but, oh, so sparingly.

Granted, Christmas is less than a week away and everyone is probably buckling down anyway, since there was little time for holiday shopping. With all the research that I do to add to this column, it seems events are getting slimmer and slimmer.

In a nutshell, the East Hampton Library continues with its weekly activities, with this Friday an added Board of Managers Meeting, from 4 to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., the library will have the Adults: Film Screening of “The Bishops Wife” (1947). A nice holiday film to see. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 324-0222 Ext. 3. The library is closed on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. All of the other workshops remain as is. Visit http://www.easthamptonlibrary.org to see the scheduling.

For a shock to the kids’ system, right before Christmas, you can show them how children’s toys used to exist back in the olden days. The Clinton Academy has the exhibit “It’s a Child’s World: Exhibition of Antique Dolls and Toys,” which will be on display on Saturday and Sundays through the new year. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Project MOST Holiday Giving Campaign is on. You can find their boxes and stickers at Mary’s Marvelous, Golden Eagle, East Hampton Wines & Liquors, East Hampton Business Service, Hampton Chutney and both East Hampton locations of GUBBINS.

If an animal is what you have in mind for holiday giving, and please make certain that the recipient is willing and able to take one on. the adoption fee at ARF is waived for the wonderful companion animals who have been at ARF for more than six months.

To add some sense of relief to the thoughts of the cold, long winter ahead of us, as of Sunday, December 22, the days will start getting longer. I took this from the Farmer’s Almanac, “At the winter solstice, the sun’s path has reached its southernmost position. The next day (Dec. 22), the path will advance northward. However, a few days before and after the winter solstice, the change is so slight that the sun’s path seems to stay the same, or stand still. The sun is directly overhead at “high-noon” on Winter Solstice at the latitude called the Tropic of Capricorn. In the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice days are the days with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year.”

Happy Holidays. Enjoy.

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