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Weekend Agenda: Polar Plunge, Pose With Santa

Also, a night of comedy in Setauket and live music at the Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of these events taking place in and around your community.

Port Jefferson  

Complimentary Wine Tasting With Vintner & Hors D'oeuvres

Come join us for a complimentary tasting of wines as well as meet the vintner of Blend who will be signing bottles. Hors D'oeuvres will be served at Vine 2 Wine, Nov. 22

80's Night at Port Jazz!

Come on down to Port Jeffs coolest club and relive the best decade ever - The 80's. Guilty Pleasures will be performing all your favorite 80's tunes. Last month's 80's night was a huge success. If you missed it, come see what you are missing out on! Nov. 22 at 9:30 p.m. at Port Jazz.

2013 Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics

Special Olympics New York and the Town of Brookhaven invite you to join the hundreds of others who will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” on Saturday, November 23, 2013 for the 4th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. Brave souls with warm hearts will run, jump, and dive into the chilly waters of the Long Island Sound to raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics New York. Each year, Special Olympics Polar Plunges are held throughout the country to attract thousands of chilled souls to engage in a commendable and thrilling fundraising event. It’s easy to get involved! Simply log on to our web site at www.polarplungeNY.org/Brookhaven. From there you will be able to form a team, invite your family and friends to join your team, create your own Personal Plunge Page and send it out to your contacts – all with a few clicks of the mouse!

Jingle & Mingle Holiday Shopping Event

Come join us for our first Holiday Shopping Event at the Clarion Hotel to get your Christmas shopping off to a great start! We will have raffles and giveaways going on throughout the event, so invite your friends and family to join the fun. Avoid the busy crowds at the mall.  Bring your list and check it twice! There will be something for everyone at this event! Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at Clarion Hotel.  

Three Village

Home for the Holidays - An Evening with Samantha Drew Interiors

Need help decorating your mantel for the Holidays, or looking for unique gift wrapping ideas? Join Michelle and the staff of Samantha Drew Interiors for an evening of shopping and design tips for the Holiday season! Thurs. 6 p.m. at Samantha Drew Interiors, 305 Main Street, East Setauket. For more information, or to RSVP, email info@samanthadrew.com, or click on our Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/452342954876623/

Free Film ""If You Are the One"

Catch the romantic comedy "If You Are the One."  A box-office hit in China, this film brilliantly reinvents the romantic comedy with sharp dialogue and an intelligent script. A lively, witty satire of the soul-mate search and filmed on location in China and Japan,the natural beauty of these areas highlight  the stunning cinematography. Directed by Xiaogang Feng, starring You Ge, Qi Shu.  Thurs. 6:30 p.m. at the Wang Center, Stony Brook University.

Jimmy Britt presents "Straight Up Stand Up"

Have a good laugh Thursday night at the Velvet Lounge,  110 Woods Corner Road, Setauket . Show starts at 6:30.

Introduction to Excel 2010

This three-part class introduces Microsoft Excel.  Excel is an electronic spreadsheet program used for storing, organizing and manipulating data such as address lists and budgets. Friday, 10 a.m. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of computers and proficiency using a mouse. Registration required and begins Nov. 27.  To register, visit www.emmaclark.org or call 631.941.4080.

Three Village Historical Society Candlelight House Tour

Friday Evening and Saturday. Bring in the holidays with the Three Village Historical Society for our 35th Annual Candlelight House Tour, "Celebrating 35 Years", focused on the decorated homes of the Three Villages.  Tour six houses presented in full holiday décor with attention to architectural features and historic details. To purchase tickets or more information, visit TVHS.org or call 631-751-3730. Friday night tour is sold out.

Sweet Treat Snowman for Ages 7 - 10

Join the Baking Coach to create Snowman face cup cakes! You'll get great ideas to make more of these cuties at home. Friday, 6:30 p.m. at Emma Clark Library. For ages 7 - 10 years. Registration required and begins November 23.  To register, visit www.emmaclark.org or call 631.941.4080.

Holiday Craft Fair - Messiah Lutheran Church

Hand Made and Needle Crafts, Handmade jewelry, Quilt Raffle, Baby Goods and more!  P Sat. 9 a.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 465 Pond Path East Setauket.

Build a Gingerbread House

$33 for a Pre-Assembled House, all the candy to decorate, Complimentary refreshments, surprise guests and more. Sun. 9 a.m. Stony Brook University Sports Complex.

34th Annual Holiday Festival

The day will be filled with events with live music from WALK-FM beginning at 1 p.m. Visitors can stop by the Ward Melville Heritage Center to see the model train display, check out the petting zoo and walk the 70 decorated trees set up in the Promenade of Trees. Santa arrives at 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and then comes back again via the fire department's 3,000 light float at 5:30 p.m. to light the tree.

Mora's Grand Holiday Tasting

Mora' pours it on! Come to the best tasting of the year. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy an afternoon of Wine & Spirits tasting and education at Bliss Restaurant of Setauket. Over 70 artisanal wines being poured, live music, food and more. Click the link above for full information.

Miller Place-Rocky Point

Sound Beach Civic Association Lasagna dinner

Nov. 22 at Sound Beach Fire House at 5 p.m. For $15 (seniors $12) you'll get home-cooked lasagna, meatballs, salad, beverages (water, soda, coffee), and dessert. Proceeds will help defray expenses at our Vets Memorial. For more information call 744-6952.

Holiday Craft and Merchant Fair

The Mount Sinai PTO Annual Craft/Merchant Fair will be held on Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 from 10am-4pm at Mount Sinai Middle School. There will be over 90 vendors and pictures with Santa from 10:30am-1:30pm. Raffles, refreshments and free admission. Rain or shine.

Jingle & Mingle Holiday Shopping Event

Come join us for our first Holiday Shopping Event at the Clarion Hotel to get your Christmas shopping off to a great start! We will have raffles and giveaways going on throughout the event, so invite your friends and family to join the fun. Avoid the busy crowds at the mall.  Bring your list and check it twice! There will be something for everyone at this event! Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at Clarion Hotel.


Jingle Bell Walk

The fourth annual Jingle Bell Walk at the Long Island Martime Museum in West Sayville is a perfect family holiday event as it features a non-demanding course that winds around the grounds of the museum.  Before beginning the walk, registered children will be given jingle bells to attach to their sneakers, along with mini holiday stockings to fill up with goodies as they encounter Santa's elves along the way.  Following the walk,Santa Clause will arrive by boat and will be available for photos in the library. Walkers are asked  to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate.The cost to register is $5.00 per person, kids 5 and under are free.  You can register in person the day of the walk. For more information please feel free to visit www.limaritime.org or call 631-854-4974.

Christmas by the Bay at Meadow Croft

Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th, 2013 Noon to 4 p.m. Admission: $5 for adults and $3 for seniors & children age 4-12. Not suitable for children under 4 years of age. The Bayport Heritage Association and the Suffolk County Department of Parks invite the public to their annual Christmas at Meadow Croft event. Meadow Croft is the 1891 estate of John E. Roosevelt and family. The house will be decorated in a Victorian/Edwardian motif with beautiful wreaths, poinsettias and greenery, magnificently reminiscent of a hundred years ago, reflecting the  theme of “Christmas by the Bay. Musical selections will be played on the original Roosevelt grand piano filling the house with seasonal music.



Super Bowl Ticket Chance During Farmingville FD Blood Drive

The blood drive is taking place at Farmingville Fire Department's 780 Horseblock Road location in Farmingville from 2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. According to the New York Blood Center, anyone who donates at this or other regional blood drives through Jan. 17, 2014 will be eligible for the ticket sweepstakes. Appointments can be made on the New York Blood Center's website, and walk-ins are also welcome.


Nokomis Fifth Grade Hosting Pictures with Santa

Photos with Santa are being taken at Nokomis Elementary School, 151 Holbrook Rd. in Holbrook, Saturday from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Santa photos cost $10 and other characters attending will be $5.

Holbrook Hope Ministry Food Pantry Open

The food pantry will be open Saturday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. offering non-perishable food to anyone in the area experiencing a hardship. The food pantry is located at The Christian Church at Holbrook, 1123 Broadway Ave. in Holbrook. Anyone with questions should contact Pastor Pete at 631-567-4777.

Lake Ronkonkoma

Long Island Flute Club Holiday Concert

Concert taking place Saturday at 3 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Lake Ronkonkoma, 792 Hawkins Ave. in Lake Grove. Concert is free with contribution to benefit local charities.


Art Opening And Reception on December 6th: Tribute to Past Modern Masters

Artist Michael Chait’s conceptual abstract expressionistic art exhibit opens at Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 E. Main St. in Patchogue on Friday at 5 p.m. The exhibit will be open throughout the month.

The Nutcracker Suite presented by Ovations Dance Repertory Company

Ovations Dance Repertory Company and the Atlantic Wind Symphony will perform in several shows Saturday and Sunday at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St. in Patchogue. Click here for information on Patchogue Theatre’s website.

Holiday Game Night Party (A toy collection for Lighthouse Mission)

Game inventor Joe RoosterFin will be dressed as Santa’s helper at this game night that is also serving as a toy collection at Canaan Lake Community Club, 48 Green Ave. in Patchogue, Friday at 6 p.m.

Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Musical

The musical is being performed Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Clare Rose Playhouse, 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue. Tickets are $8.

Meet the Author: Martin Levinson

Author Martin Levinson will discuss his book, Brooklyn Boomer, at Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 E. Main St. in Patchogue, Saturday at 2 p.m.

The Dust Rays and Urban Sun at Brick House Brewery

The two bands will play at the 67 W. Main St. restaurant Saturday at 8 p.m.

Santa's 5K Toy Trot

Race taking place Sunday with check in from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Fireman’s Park, corner of Smith St. and DeWitt Ave. in Patchogue. All proceeds are going to Kiwanis Foundation. Race will start and end at Shorefront Park.

Patchogue Garden Club Christmas House Tour

A residential tour of five homes and Artspace as well as a holiday gift sale benefitting Patchogue Village Beautification is taking place Sunday at 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are available at Country Junque, Remember Yesteryear and the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Office (the latter until Dec. 6). For more information call Mary Ann at 631-289-8122 or Karen at 631-758-2671.


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