Holiday Happenings: Thanksgiving Weekend

To burn some extra calories ahead of turkey dinners, runners braved the cold in a previous year's Turkey Trot. Jack Graves

The holidays are a time of coming together, and on the South Fork there's no shortage of that. There's a bevy of events through the holidays, from sing-alongs to visits with Santa, holiday markets where you can get all your shopping completed to art shows. Need to keep active? There's plenty of options to help keep your waist trim this holiday season, starting with the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day and several hikes where you can hopefully catch a glimpse of some seals. Heading into each weekend, through to 2016, we'll post a roundup of the weekend happenings to help you focused this holiday season.

THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 26

TURKEY TROT: Three and six-mile races, co-sponsored by John Keeshan Real Estate and East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department, starting and finishing at the Circle in Montauk, $8 in advance, $10 day of the race, registration 8-9:30 a.m., race 10 a.m. Information at 324-2417.

HOLIDAY FITNESS CLASS: With Jamie Lerner, $15, Springs Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m.

COMMUNITY DINNER: East Hampton Presbyterian Church. Free to all. Reservations at 324-0711 required by Nov. 20. Seating at 11:45 for noon dinner, takeout available at 11:30 a.m.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27

HIKE: East Hampton Trails Preservation Society day-after turkey day hike in Barcelona. Meet at intersection of Swamp and Edwards Hole Roads for five-mile hike. Meet at the Sag Harbor Golf Course clubhouse for 3.5-mile, 10 a.m.

HIKE: Southampton Trails Preservation Society annual walk-it-off hike. Meet at end of Round Pond Lane in Sag Harbor for a fast-paced hike, 10 a.m.-noon. Advance registration required at 537-9735.

HOLIDAY STROLL: With hot chocolate, hot cider, and sweet treats for shoppers, Gosman's Dock, Montauk, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., also Saturday.

FAMILY MOVIE: “Inside Out,” Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, 11 a.m.

MEMBERS SHOW: Southampton Artists Association, through Nov. 29, Southampton Cultural Center, 29 Pond Lane, noon-6 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE: Live music, cookies and cider, Marders Garden Shop, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will give demonstrations, 1-3 p.m. Open house and demos also Saturday and Sunday. Friday only, Arne Maynard book signing and reception, 4-6 p.m.

OPEN STUDIO: For families. Free with museum admission, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 10 a.m.-noon. Also Nov. 28, Dec. 12, 19, and 26.

EXHIBIT: Exhibit and sale of textiles and handicrafts from Southeast Asia, Ikat weavings, Buddha statues, jewelry, scarves, batik clothing, carvings, ornaments, baskets, and more, Ashawagh Hall, Springs, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Also Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

ART PROGRAM: “Wild wires,” for children 4 and up, East Hampton Library, 2-3 p.m.

OLIVER TWIST READING: By Alex and Hilaria Baldwin, BookHampton, East Hampton, 3 p.m.

PERFORMANCE: “It’s a Wonderful Life,” live radio play by Joe Landry. Tickets, $20 adults, $10 students under 21. Dinner-theater package at Plaza Cafe, $50, only Nov. 27. Southampton Cultural Center, 29 Pond Lane, 5 and 7 p.m. Also Nov. 29 at 5 and 7 p.m.

HOLIDAY MARKET: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music while shopping from vendors, meeting authors, and bidding on gifts at a silent auction, Members $150, $200 nonmembers, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 5-8 p.m. For more, click here.

FUND-RAISER: For Nick Kruel, Sag Harbor baseball player who underwent open heart surgery last week. Wiggleboy will perform at 7 p.m., 50-50 raffle and Chinese auction, admission is $10. La Superica, Sag Harbor. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more, click here.

COCKTAIL PARTY: Kick-off East Hampton Historical Society house tour. Tickets $200. Reservations at 324-6850. Home of Mr. and Mrs. Elie Hirschfeld, East Hampton, 6-8:30 p.m.

PLAY: “Of Mice and Men,” Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, 7 p.m. Also Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.

OWL WALK: Sponsored by South Fork Natural History Museum. Advance reservations required at 537-9735. SoFO members free, non-members, $7. 7 p.m.

PERFORMANCE: “Our Fabulous Variety Show Presents: A Holiday Cabaret,” Christmas carol parodies and skits, featuring WBAZ’s Walker Vreeland on Nov. 27. Also Nov. 28 with Danny Raffa. Tickets $15 to $55 by calling 594-2906. Proceeds benefit HUGS in Westhampton. Guild Hall, East Hampton, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

HOLIDAY FAIR: Silent auction and rummage sale and Santa visit, Montauk Community Church, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

HOLIDAY MARKET: Gifts from artisans and vendors, Chinese auction, food and beverages all day. Fund-raiser. Pierson High School, Sag Harbor, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

READING: Katherine Holabird, author of the Angelina Ballerina and Twinkle series. $15 nonmembers, free for members. Children’s Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, 10 a.m.

HIKE: Sponsored by the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, easy hike of white pine forest and Chatfield’s Hole. Meet at the intersection of Old Northwest and Northwest Roads, 10 a.m.

CRAFT FAIR: St. Michael’s Church Community Center, Amagansett, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE: Family day with representatives of  Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum. Participants asked to bring $5 donation or nonperishable foods for Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton Food Pantries, South Fork Natural History Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

BOOK FAIR: New and used books, Montauk Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR: East Hampton Historical Society, $75 day of tour, $65 in advance. Tickets at Clinton Academy, East Hampton, from 10 a.m., tour 1-4:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP: American Legion Post 419, Amagansett, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., also Dec. 19.

PUPPET SHOW: Goat on a Boat presents “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Tickets $15 to $25. Bay Street Theater, 11 a.m.

HAYRIDES: Part of Southampton Chamber of Commerce “It’s a Wonderful Village” promotion. Also buggy rides, from Southampton Arts Center, 25 Job’s Lane, Southampton, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

WALK: Sponsored by the Tyler Project for Awareness and Prevention of Suicide, from Herrick Park to Main Beach, East Hampton Village. Suggested $10 donation includes T-shirt. Registration, noon; walk, 1 p.m. For more, click here.

FILM: “March of the Wooden Soldiers 3D” with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, East Hampton Library, 1 p.m.

BASKETBALL FUND-RAISER: Three-on-three  tournament to benefit First Lieut. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund, Shelter Island School, 33 North Ferry Road, 1 p.m. Open to the public.

WILD LONG ISLAND: Live presentation of birds from Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Donations accepted. Mashomack Preserve, 79 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island, 1-2 p.m.

FAMILY FUN DAY: Holiday crafts, karaoke actvities, hosted by Camp SoulGrow, Montauk Yacht Club, 1 - 3 p.m.

ARTWALK: Twenty-five galleries from Southampton to Montauk will participate in the self-guided tour, many will accept donations of food and/or money for local food pantries, 1- 5 p.m. For more information, click here.

TOUR: Guided tour of “Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson: Seen and Unseen” exhibition, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 2 p.m.

JUGGLING SHOW: By Jester Jim for young and old. No sign-up required. East Hampton Library, 2- 2:45 p.m.

PARTY: Holiday music, apple hot toddies, tour to rediscover the gardens. R.S.V.P. to 329-3568. LongHouse Reserve, Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton, 2-4 p.m. For more, click here.

LIGHT-UP: Montauk Point Lighthouse, sponsored by Chamber of Commerce. Gift shop open. Santa visit, 4:30-7 p.m. Rain date, Dec. 5.

PARADE OF LIGHTS: Fire trucks on Main Street and Job’s Lane, Southampton, 4:45 p.m., followed by tree lighting and caroling, Agawam Park. Sponsored by Southampton Chamber of Commerce. Holiday party follows with Santa visit and refreshments, Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane.

PAINT NIGHT: Pre-Hanukkah paint night guided by Babette Paul, Meleveh Malka, refreshments. R.S.V.P. by Nov. 20, Chabad of East Hampton, 13 Woods Lane, 7 p.m. 

PARLOR JAZZ: Alina Engibaryan, Jane Hastay, Peter Martin Weiss. Tickets $25 (available online). Bridgehampton Historical Society Archives Building, 2539-a Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, 7:30 p.m. For more, click here.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29

ROADSIDE CLEANUP: Hosted by Southampton Trails Preservation Society, take gloves, from Narrow Lane and east corner of Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 8 a.m.

SANTA VISIT: Gift shop open, hot cider, refreshments, caroling, pony rides, Montauk Point Lighthouse, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Rain date Dec. 6.

EXHIBIT: “A Cavalcade of Antique Dolls & Toys,” Nov. 29 through Dec. 27, Clinton Academy, East Hampton, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, noon-5 p.m.

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