The weekend has arrived, but East Hampton is not slowing down one bit. Christmas is a week away and festivities are in full swing. Friday night's activities include a holiday performance and a lantern tour, and there are opportunities to give back as a holiday gift to the community.
1. will host homeless shelter on Friday night. Volunteers are always needed to help out. Jane Wood is the point person on this endeavor, so give her a call. What a great way to give back to the community during the holiday season.
2. At Canio's Books in Sag Harbor, Peter Mattiessen will discuss "Are We There Yet?: A Zen Journey Through Space and Time," which is a photographic book by Peter Cunningham. Excerpts of Matthiessen's "Nine-Headed Dragon River" are in Cunningham's book, which was also co-edited by Michael Dobbs, a Sag Harbor resident. The talk begins at 6 p.m.
3. Congratulations to David Browne who was named at a town board meeting on Thursday night. Browne, who was injured while investigating a fire earlier this year, is taking some time off for a surgery starting today. Our thoughts are with him, and we look forward to seeing him at his new position after the holidays.
4. A performance called "" will be performed at the this evening. The show starts at 7 p.m. There is another performance on Saturday at 10 a.m.
5. Hugh King will lead one of his famed at 7 p.m. The stroll of East Hampton Village's Main Street will include , , and the . The tour begins and ends at . Hopefully, the weather will be pleasant enough. Reservations are required, so make sure to make them early.