Thursday, December 2
Book discussion ‘Suite Française’ by Irene Nemirovsky, 10:30 a.m., led by Caroline MacArthur at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Teens make a stained glass votive candleholder, 3-5 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, riverheadlibrary.org.
Zumba with Julio, 6-7 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Fitness program incorporates Latin rhythms. 727-3228.
‘Noises Off,’ classic farce presented by McGann-Mercy High School Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. at 1225 Ostrander Ave., Riverhead. Adults $8; ages 12 and under $5. 727-5900, ext. 32.
Friday, December 3
Southold Mothers’ Club holiday craft, 1 p.m. at Greenport Art and Design, 117 Main St. Fee $22 for five flat ornaments and other specials. RSVP to [email protected]
Christmas Tea and chinese auction, 1 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Riverhead, Main Street. Donation $13, includes finger sandwiches, tea and assorted pastries. For tickets call 878-2179 or 929-5620.
Holiday Marketplace Reception, 5-7 p.m. at East End Arts Council gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead. Hand-made holiday ornaments, decorations and cards. Refreshments served. Market open Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. through Dec. 23. 727-0900, [email protected]
Annual Tree Lighting, 6 p.m. at Village Gazebo, Main Road, Southold hosted by North Fork Chamber of Commerce. Photo-ops with Santa and sing-along. All welcome. 765-3161.
Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary TWIGS Branch hosts ‘Snow Ball’ Festive Winter Cocktail Party, 6:30-11:30 p.m. on Love Lane, Mattituck. Tickets $125; reservations required. 258-4721.
Twenty-third annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Orient Beach State Park, 6:30 p.m., includes traditional holiday music performed by kids from Oysterponds Elementary School, arrival of Santa Claus on red sleigh escorted by Orient Fire Department, treats by Candyman, hot dogs, hot chocolate, cookies and more. Articles for winter coat drive, and non-perishable canned goods accepted. 323-2440, 321-3510, nysparks.com.
First Friday Open Mic Night with Liza Coppola, 7-10 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. For all ages. Hosted by singer/songwriter Liza Coppola, who performs special pre-show at 7 p.m. followed by open mic at 7:45 p.m. Free; donations accepted. 298-7030, 765-2626.
Artist’s reception, 7 p.m. for exhibit of photographs by Ann Brandeis in Elizabeth Overton Fox Gallery at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. On view through December. 727-3228.
‘Noises Off,’ 7:30 p.m., presented by McGann-Mercy High School Theatre Company. See Thursday.
Bead for Life fair trade jewelry party and sale, 7:30-10 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Greenport, 654 Main St. Jewelry and shea butter cosmetics made by Ugandan women; all proceeds support their community development. Coffee and refreshments. All welcome. 477-0047.
The North Fork Chorale winter concert ‘You’ll be singing White Christmas,’ 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Main Road, Southold. Program features “Hallelujah, Amen” from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus Oratorio, Irving Berlin’s Christmas Medley and “Little Saint Nick” by The Beach Boys. Tickets $10 from members or at door. 323-3523.
Saturday, December 4
Bead for Life fair trade jewelry party and sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Greenport. See Friday.
Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, 12605 Main Road includes crafts, baked goods, linens, jewelry, music, books, Christmas items, children’s shopping table and special guest Santa Claus. 298-4145.
Annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Old Steeple Community Church, 656 Main Road, Aquebogue, includes boxed homemade Christmas cookies, handmade crafts, gift items, holiday breads, jams, jellies, pickles, kitchen knife selection, lightly-used articles and raffle for handmade quilt. Lunch from varied menu, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All welcome. 722-3070.
Art and Holiday Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at SAVES Thrift Store, 2875 Horton Lane, Southold. Paintings, photographs and mixed media works by local artists, seasonal gifts, collectibles and more. Proceeds support SAVES program for cats. 278-3994.
Holiday festivities at Mattituck Shopping Plaza include 10 a.m. movie at Mattituck Cinema, (seating first come, first served) and arrival of Santa at noon via Mattituck Fire Department truck for photo ops. Pictures available at Rite Aid. Starbucks provides hot cocoa. All welcome.
Roanoke Avenue Elementary School PTO’s Winter Décor Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on school grounds includes wreaths and poinsettias. Rain date Sunday, Dec. 5. 369-6812.
Baiting Hollow Congregational Church’s Greens Sale, 2416 Sound Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. includes fresh evergreens, wreaths, table decorations, baskets and white elephant table. 727-6141.
Santa visits Talmage Farm Agway, 1122 Osborne Ave., Riverhead, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pets have free digital photo op with Santa and Mrs. Claus and get free treat. Bring nonperishable food item for local food pantries and Agway will donate one can or pound of dog or cat food to Riverhead Animal Shelter. All pets welcome, including horses, birds, guinea hens, pigs, skunks, rabbits and more. Kids have photo op with Santa if desired. 727-3100.
Food Fun for Kids, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.
Holiday Festival in Greenport begins 11 a.m. with children’s short film series at Seaport Museum and continues with the Holiday Pet Parade, Holiday Choral Concert at Brecknock Hall, Peconic Landing and more. For full schedule see Holiday Guide in Nov. 18 issue or visit greenportvillage.com.
Annual Railroad Museum of Long Island’s Holiday Open House, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 440 Fourth St. at the tracks in Greenport. Santa arrives at noon; gifts and goodies distributed to all children. Photo ops with Santa for a small fee. JAWS snow plow and LIRR Caboose #14 open to public, refreshments served and Lionel Polar Express toy train set will be raffled. Gift shop open. 765-2757, [email protected]
Adopt-A-Thon, noon-4 p.m. at DogTown, 40385 Route 48, Southold. Benefit for homeless dogs. 765-8844.
North Fork Bed & Breakfast Association’s 2nd annual Holiday House Tour and Progressive Food & Wine Tasting, 1-5 p.m. features Arbor View House, Aunt Dot’s Victorian, The Blue Iris, Harbor Knoll and Sannino Vineyard B & Bs. Tickets $75, available online at www.nfbba.org. Portion of profits benefits local North Fork charities. 877-883-9333.
Movie ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ 1 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Epic comedy starring Nicholas Cage. Free. 298-4134.
Christmas Interpretations Concert with Jus B’ Cuz, 4-7 p.m. at Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Road, features South Jamesport postmaster Kevin Ford and his group of gospel singers. Special guest Dr. Bessie E. Swann. Tickets $15; seating limited. Call 298-7232, 298-7704, 516-885-8287. Proceeds benefit JBC Ministries.
Holiday events at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council begin 4:30 p.m., featuring “Carols with Carol” on Village Green, with Carol Malkush on fiddle and singalong of traditional songs around lighted Christmas Tree. Refreshments served in Old Schoolhouse after the sing. Rain/snow location is schoolhouse. Council’s Christmas Shop runs Saturday, Dec. 4-Sunday, Dec. 18, open weekends noon-5 p.m., offering tree ornaments, hand-crafted items, stocking stuffers and more. 734-7122
Oysterponds Historical Society’s annual Holiday Winter Benefit ‘Champagne and Caviar,’ 5-7:30 p.m. at the Webb House, Village Lane, Orient,.Elegant celebration raises critical operating funds and supports winter programs. Screening of “Webb House Afloat,” original footage showing the house’s journey in 1955 on a barge from Greenport to its present site. Black Tie optional. Tickets $135; members $100. Reserveations: 323-2480.
Holiday Party & Seasonal Concert by East End Brass Ensemble, 6-9 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. Buffet dinner, grab bag (bring a gift, get a gift, maximum value $10), concert at 8 p.m. and more. Bring a dish to share. Suggested donation $25; members $20; students $15; children $5. Concert only, $12. Reservations: 765-2626, [email protected] Stargazing through telescopes follows 9:30 p.m.-midnight (weather permitting). Suggested donation $5; children under 14 $3; members free.
St. Patrick R.C. Church’s Christmas Party, 7-11 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. Dinner, dancing and chance to win dinner for two at North Fork Table. Tickets $25, available at church rectory or call 765-6576.
‘Noises Off,’ 7:30 p.m., presented by McGann-Mercy High School Theatre Company. See Thursday.
The North Fork Chorale winter concert, 8 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, Main Road. See Friday.
Sunday, December 5
Breakfast Buffet, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. Adults $8; children $4. All welcome. 734-7338.
Holiday Festival in Greenport begins 10 a.m. For full schedule visit greenportvillage.com.
Annual Railroad Museum of Long Island’s Holiday Open House, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in Greenport. See Saturday.
Adopt-A-Thon, noon-4 p.m. at DogTown. See Saturday.
Christmas at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead, noon-4 p.m. includes guided tours of decorated Hallock Homestead, costumed interpreters, musicians, antique toys, Polish Christmas in Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Santa’s arrival in red 1939 Ford truck, activities for kids, antique trains, gift shop and more. Free cider, hot chocolate and mincemeat tarts served in Homestead kitchen. Admission $8; ages 6-12 $4; under 6 free; families of 2 adults and kids 12 and under $18. Proceeds support museum’s educational programs. 298-5292.
Annual Riverhead Lions Club Christmas Parade, 1 p.m. on Main Street in Riverhead. Photo ops with Santa. All welcome. Riverheadlions.com.
Long Island Composers Alliance presents ‘When Improvisation Comes Into Play,’ 2 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Organized by composer George Cork Maul, presenting new works by Alexander Nohai-Seaman, Michael Poast, Marga Richter and Mr. Maul. Performed by Steve Watson on bass, Terry Keevil on oboe, Richard Vaudrey on cello and Mr. Maul on piano. Admission free. 734-7035, 734-6360.
Medieval Nativity Play, 3 p.m. at Cutchogue United Methodist Church, Main Road, adapted for children by writer and music director Mary Agria, and performed by fully-costumed local children and adults. Following performance, cast and audience sing traditional carols at animal farm next door. Admission free; donations collected for Haiti relief. Information and registration: 765-5667, [email protected]
The North Fork Chorale winter concert, 3 p.m. at Orient Congregational Church, Main Road. See Friday.
Opening reception for exhibit of paintings by Anna Jurinich and Nick Cordone, 3-5 p.m. at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport, co-sponsored by East End Arts Council. On view through Feb. 3. 727-0900.
Former Suffolk Times editor Jeff Miller reads from his novel ‘A Conversation With My Dog Whilst Raking,’ 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Mr. Miller’s children’s book “The Beekeeper” with illustrations by former Suffolk Times cartoonist Rob White of Cutchogue also on hand. All welcome. 477-0660.
Concerts at the Bend series features pianists Charlotte Day and Jeffrey Wentz, 4 p.m. at First Universalist Church, Main Road, Southold. Concert performed on 2 Steinway grand pianos features works by Mozart, Anton Aresky, Debussy and Astor Piazzolla. Admission at door: adults $15, seniors $10, students $5. 765-4047.
‘A Holiday Treat!’ 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, presented by Peconic Landing and Greenport Holiday Festival. Concert at Brecknock Hall performed by select members of The Metropolitan Opera Chorus, featuring “White Christmas.” Hanukkah songs, carols and excerpts from “Messiah.” Seating limited; reservations required: 477-3800, ext. 221.
Lighting of Greenport’s Hanukkah menorah, 5 p.m. in Greenport’s Mitchell Park, Front Street. Congregation Tifereth Israel’s Rabbi Myron Fenster, its president Z. Micah Kaplan and Greenport Mayor David Nyce lead attendees in songs of the holiday. All welcome. 765-3504.
Monday, December 6
Teens make holiday cards for homebound patrons, 3-5 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or ext. 112, riverheadlibrary.org.
CAST’s 3rd annual Pajama Party, 5-7 p.m. at Starbucks on Front Street in Greenport with storytellers, hot cocoa and cookies, hosted by Peconic Bay Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America. Pajamas and age-appropriate books will be distributed to area youngsters. Coordinated by Ann Cummings of the Guild and CAST director Linda Ortiz. 477-1717.
Gingerbread Workshop for teens, 6-7:30 p.m. in meeting room at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Register: 298-4134.
Elaine Stritch and Jordan Roth in conversation, 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Simulcast of 92nd Street Y live from NYC. Limited seating, reservations required. Fee $10 at door. 477-3800.
Tuesday, December 7
Teens make holiday cards, 3-5 p.m. in the Loft at Riverhead Free Library. See Monday.
CAST’s Pajama Party, 5-7 p.m. at Starbucks in Greenport. See Monday.
Composer’s Forum Seminar features ‘The Silent Film ImprovOrchestra,’ 7-8 p.m. upstairs in East End Arts Council’s Carriage House Studios behind EEAC School of the Arts, 141 E. Main St., Riverhead. Admission free; donations appreciated. 369-2171, eastendarts.org.
‘Captain George White: Southampton’s First Preservationist,’ 8 p.m., presented by Southold Historical Society at Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. With Tom Edmonds, director of the Southampton Historical Museum. Free. 477-9600.
Wednesday, December 8
Culinary Tour, 5-6:30 p.m. features “Paris for the Holidays” with Paula Croteau at Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, 1450 South Harbor Road, Southold. Students learn how to create classic French dishes for the holidays and more. Class fee $20; residents $15. Bring apron and $25 ingredients fee to first class. Space limited to 15; register: 765-5182. Confirm prior to class: 765-6032, [email protected] Offered by Southold Town Recreation Department.
Thursday, December 9
Teen Art Club: Winter Wonderland, 4-6 p.m. in the Loft Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or ext. 112, riverheadlibrary.org.
Annual Holiday Auction, 6 p.m. in cafeteria at Mattituck High School, Main Road with over 150 prizes and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds go to Art Partners visual arts program for scholarships and special events. Must be present to win. 298-8460.
Zumba with Julio, 6-7 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. See Thursday.
The Wonder of Christmas, 7:30 p.m. at Living Water Church Theatre, 24 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead. Holiday extravaganza features Christmas standards and gospel music performed by church’s singers, actors, dancers and more. Adults $24; seniors 55 and up and kids 17 and under $19. Very limited seating. Portion of proceeds benefits those in the community who are less fortunate. 722-4969.
In order to be listed in the calendar, events must be open to the general public and be not-for-profit, nonpartisan and nonsectarian in nature. The deadline for receipt of calendar listings is 5 p.m. Friday. To submit material: E-mail [email protected]; mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952; or fax to 298-3287. Call 298-3200 for information.