Quogue Community Notes, December 19


One more weekend of “Light The Night Winter Trail Walks” coming up at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, with bright hopes for friendlier weather than last weekend brought.The walks will be offered on Friday and Saturday, December 20 and 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. each evening. Arrive at the refuge between 5 and 6:15 p.m. on those dates and you’ll be able to go for a self-guided stroll through the gently illuminated forest trails. After the walk, strollers are invited to warm up near the fireplace in the Nature Center with hot cocoa and cookies.

Reservations are preferred for this program for adults and families. The cost is $10 per person and $5 for kids 12 and under. Check-in will be at the Nature Center. For additional information, call (631) 653-4771, e-mail info@quoguewildliferefuge.org or visit www.quoguewildliferefuge.org.

The variety of engaging, stimulating, educational and life-affirming programming at the refuge is a thing of beauty and wonder that immeasurably improves the quality of life in our blessed community. At Quaquanantuck would like to take this opportunity to remind residents who received the recent end-of-year appeal letter from the refuge—and those who might not have been on the mailing list alike—that this institution is more than worthy, and will make the very best use of your generous support. To find out more, call the refuge at (631) 653-4771, or email info@quoguewildliferefuge.org.

The upcoming weekend brings the monthly Film Feast back to the library, with the feasting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, and a screening of “Before Midnight” at 7:15 p.m.

As always, all moviegoers are asked to confirm their food commitment (ticket) before the feast by calling the library at (631) 653-4224 to ensure that there is plenty of sumptuous fare for all.

Quogue School students in the Chamber Choir were scheduled to perform today, Thursday, at the Hampton Bays Senior Center.

Tomorrow, Friday, December 20, all students in prekindergarten through sixth grade at the school will be dismissed at 1 p.m. for the annual mandated Early Emergency Evacuation Drill. The timing is probably ideal, from a student’s point of view, since they won’t be going back to school until Monday, January 6.

So, time is running out and you have no idea what to get for the last two small fry on your list, or a grownup friend or two or three who just seemed impossible to shop for. This could be a time of despair for the mall-averse or those just too tuckered out to sally forth for one last sortie amid the chaos of last-minute shoppery.

But fear not, for At Quanantuck brings you glad tidings. You need not travel far to find what you seek.

Geared up in fine form for the holidays, the Double Rainbow shop on Jessup Avenue has Godiva assortments, including the 70-, 36-, and 19-piece boxes decorated for the season.

Grace at Double Rainbow also has a dark assortment box, a six-piece truffle box, the Godiva Holiday Bear, Godiva Santas and chocolate turkeys to adorn holiday feast tables.

And the wide assortment of toys, games and educational fun for kids at the store—including Hello Kitty, Lego, Playmobil, Gund Plush and more—means that you can cover more than one age range.

Just down from Double Rainbow in one direction on Jessup is Homespun, which is filled with delightful objects and gift ideas, and will likely be open every day until Christmas. Head down Jessup in the other direction and you’ll find yourself in another shopper’s paradise, populated by The Lily Pad and The Quogue Liquor Store.

As always, The Lily Pad is open seven days, with stocking stuffers galore and such great gifts as all-wool texting gloves, handmade hats from New Zealand, mini-Quogue lifeguard chairs and lobster traps ornaments along with other Quogue tree trimmings.

At 44 Quogue Street, just north of the intersection with Jessup Avenue, Q44 Decor is another place where you can find special gifts for the special people on your list. Hours until the end of December will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The shop will also be open by appointment on weekdays and after January 1; call (631) 653-6118.

And don’t forget: the East End Hospice Thrift Shop at 58 Old Riverhead Road in Westhampton is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great stuff for gifts in support of a great cause.

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