Holiday Sales and Celebrations Ahead
By Hand, a holiday gift sale, will take place at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On sale will be hand-woven clothing and accessories, jewelry, ornaments, pottery, soaps and lotions, children’s wooden puzzles and toys, wood cutting boards, mirrors, and bowls, mirrors, pottery, and more.
A holiday bazaar with home décor and gifts will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church session house in East Hampton. There will be hot chocolate, apple cider, and photos with Santa. Part of the money will benefit the church music program.
New this year, the church has announced a musical pre-Christmas service next Thursday at 7 p.m. The program will center on wholeness and reconciliation in the face of personal hardship. Guest singers and musicians will include Barbara Borsack, Christine Cadarette, Greg Galavotti, Lee Michel, and Peter Martin Weiss. All have been invited.
A holiday gift sale organized by the Southampton Soap Company will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Water Mill Community House. Many handmade goods will be available from a range of East End artisans.
Main Street Amgansett will be filled with joyful sounds on Saturday, when the Amagansett Village Improvement Society hosts holiday caroling. Carolers have been asked to meet at Amagansett Wine and Spirits at 11 a.m. for the walk along Main Street. All have been invited to lend their voice to the annual event.
Santa will be at Amagansett Square on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Children can have a word with St. Nick to the caroling accompaniment of the Amagansett School’s Choral Ensemble. The square’s stores will be open for sips, snacks, and shopping.
Looking ahead, the Pink Chicken shop in Amagansett Square will host Santa from noon to 2 p.m. on Dec. 23, with decorating of gingerbread and sugar cookies happening from 1 to 3.
Southampton will be in a festive way on Saturday for It’s a Wonderful Village, organized by the chamber of commerce. There will be horse-and-buggy rides at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane between 12:30 and 3:30. Santa will greet children at the Rogers Memorial Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Cookies for a Cause
Ashley Rea and Tori Schmitt have invited the public to decorate homemade sugar cookies at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Ashley and Tori, who attend East Hampton High School, have asked participants for donations of children’s books, coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, and markers for Tori Story Time and A.R.T., or Aesthetic Relieves Tension.
Tori Story Time is a program that collects children’s books to donate and read to hospitalized children. The program promotes learning in both children and students, leadership skills in teens, and literacy in children. A.R.T. promotes the creation of art as a way to relieve stress and escape from the outside world.
A.R.T. and Tori Story Time have joined together to provide coloring books for hospitalized children to keep them occupied during their visits. Students will visit hospitals to distribute the supplies and interact with children. Reading and creating art with children, Ashley and Tori said, ignites and inspires their imagination and promotes social activity. Pediatric patients rarely receive this experience, which is why they are asking the community to join them to decorate cookies and cheer up children during the holiday season by donating to their programs.