Coming Up This Week: Blood Drives, Christmas Caroling

Here's what's happening for the week of Dec. 17 to 23.

It's the week before Christmas, but in between all that shopping you still have left to do, check out the following community events.


POETRY WORKSHOP: Poets come together at the East Hampton Library, 5:30 p.m.


WORK SESSION: East Hampton Town Board, Town Hall, 11 a.m.

SCHOOL BOARD: The East Hampton School Board will meet in the district office, 7:30 p.m.


BLOOD DRIVE: The East Hampton High School student association is hosting a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Bridgehampton Fire Department has organized a blood drive at the firehouse from 2 to 8 p.m.

VILLAGE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD: East Hampton Village Hall, 5 p.m.

SCHOOL BOARD: The Wainscott School Board will meet at 5:30 pm

PLANNING BOARD: Town planning board meeting, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m.

EAST END CHEFS: The East End Chefs' holiday program at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will feature festive dishes and drinks for a holiday buffet prepared by caterer Lillian Woudsma. Sandra Wolge will demonstrate holiday table decorations, and Bill Bertha of Red Horse Market will prepare spice cookies and show how to decorate a gingerbread house, which will be raffled off. Price: $30

WINTER CONCERT: The East Hampton High School band, chorus, and Jazz Ensemble will perform in the auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.


CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Go caroling to th elderly and shut-ins, and local open businesses. Meet at Gurney's Inn in Montauk at 5 p.m. They will supply transportation.

TOWN BOARD: East Hampton Town Hall, 7 p.m.


CHRISTMAS OBSERVED: The East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center will host a Christmas party, starting at 11 a.m.

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING: The East Hampton Village Board will meet at the Emergency Services Building at 11 a.m.

RADIO-PLAY READING: A 60-minute version of Dicken's classic "Christmas Carol," arranged as a radio play, will be read by local actors in the candlelit chapel of historic Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor.


THE NUTCRACKER: Dance Conservatory Performance Project will present students of Valentina Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory of New York in the Nutcracker at Guild Hall at 4 p.m. Price: $30 for adults, $20 for children


CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 10 a.m.

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.

COMMUNITY SING-ALONG: Join St. Michael's Lutheran Church parish for a community Christmas sing-along, 1 p.m.

HOLIDAY CONCERT: Michael Bodnyk, tenor soloist and cantor at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City will present a concert of holiday music to benefit the Community House Fund at Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor. Price: $10, Children under 12 admitted free.

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