A Blood Drive, hosted by the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association and the Flanders Fire Department takes place Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Flanders Fire Department headquarters, located at 19 Firehouse Lane, off Route 24 in Flanders. For info, call Barbara 631-574-8958 or Patty 631-727-3977.
Live Music at Martha Clara’s
"Live Music with 2-Man Acoustical Jam" takes place at Martha Clara Vineyards on Saturday at 1 p.m. Gino D'Ambrosio and Jim Brown are an acoustic duo who play a variety of pop, rock, alternative, blues and Top 40 hits from the 60s through today. Free admission.
Also at Martha Clara at 7 p.m. on Saturday, a Winter Concert Series with "Just Groovin'" unfolds; tickets cost $20 in advance. Subject to availability; $25 at the door. All tickets purchased include a glass of wine. For tickets and more information clickhere.
Sign up for Hallockville Museum Farm's January Woodworking Classes: Led by Tom Barry, participants will learn how to use old-fashioned tools to shape wood into a functional piece in two-hour workshops. Participants will utilize a shavehorse and a springpole lathe and learn about traditions of creating wooden tools by hand. Participants will take finished pieces home with them. Class sizes are limited and include instruction, materials and access to tools. Age 16 and up. Advance registration is required, call 631-298-5292 or email email@example.com to reserve a place. Class fee: $30 Hallockville museum members; $40 non-members.
A Variety/Talent Show will be held at the North Shore United Methodist Church on Saturday at 7 p.m. Can you sing, dance or wow the world with your talent? The church invites you to perform during the talent show or enjoy a fun evening of performances. A family event. Call (631) 929-6075 to sign up or for tickets. The church is located at 260 Rt. 25A in Wading River. An inclement weather date is scheduled for Jan. 18. Tickets cost $5 person/ $15 per family.
Discuss the New Healthcare Reform: Friday Night Dialogues continues at the Shelter Island Public Library on Friday at 7 p.m. with a free event, "The New Healthcare Reform: What Does It Mean to You? What Does It Mean to Small Businesses?" Led by certified insurance adviser Frank Vecchio; donations are appreciated. For more info, call 631-749-0042 or click here. The event is co-sponsored with the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce.
Learn About Owls
Owl Pellet Dissection: The Downs Farm Preserve hosts an event for kids on Saturday at 10 a.m. at its Route 25 location in Cutchogue. The first session, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. is for kids ages four to nine; from noon to 1:30 p.m., the session is geared toward kids ages 10 and up. Kids can discover what an owl’s diet consists of by dissecting the pellets of the predators. Suggested donation is $5 per family. For reservations or more information, contact Christine Tylee at 631-765-6450 ext. 208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fight Cabin Fever Concert Series takes place on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Raphael Vineyard and Winery in Peconic. Free. Chris Hurley & Friends will be playing in the tasting room.
The Citizens Advisory Committee-West will forgo its usual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9, and hold a free screening of the documentary “Shored Up,” which focuses on how seaboards are vulnerable to harsh weather and beach erosion. Head to the Westhampton Beach Free Public Library at 7 p.m. to enjoy this program.
On Friday and Saturday, head over to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center to catch a screening of “White Reindeer. As Christmas time approaches, suburban Virginia real-estate agent Suzanne seems to have it all. But after the sudden loss of her husband, secrets are revealed that lead Suzanne to form unexpected friendships while fumbling to find herself among the decadence of department stores, strip clubs and swinging new neighbors.
Beginning Sunday, Dec. 12, join others in participation of Hamptons Wellness Week, hosted by One Healthy Hamptons. A week long series of fitness sessions, nutritional lectures and facials, culminating in a party at Fresh. Sign up at Hamptons Coffee Company’s Experience store in Southampton between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. or 4 p.m and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Calling all actors and actresses! Starting Sunday, head over to the Quogue Community Hall as the Hampton Theatre Company will hold open auditions for “The Foreigner,” Larry Shue’s hilarious comedy about a shy and awkward “foreigner"’s unexpected adventure in the wilds of rural Georgia. Auditions are Sunday and Monday, Jan. 12 and 13 starting at 6 p.m. Break a leg.
On Thursday, Jan. 9. For Kids K-up at the Amagansett Library at 4 p.m.
On Thursday, "Frances Ha" will be shown at the Montauk Library as part of the Friends of the Montauk Library's Winter Film Series. The screening will begin at 7 p.m. It is free and refreshments are served.
On Saturday, join a State Park naturalist on a beach/forest hike to a local haul-out spot for migrating seals. Hikers meet at the Montauk Point Concession building at 11 a.m. Due to the popularity of this hike, space is limited and reservations are required. Price: $4-adults, $3-children (3-17), Under 3 is Free
On Saturday, Jan. 11, Cantor Robin Joseph will speak during Shabbat services at 10 a.m. on “The Mitzvah of Organ Donation.” Joseph has served Temple Beth Shalom in Hastings-on Hudson, NY, as cantor and otherwise, for 33 years.
On Thursday, Jan. 9, HypnoBirthing, at The Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute in Southampton, offers childbirth education for couples who are looking for a gentle, relaxed childbirth experience. Price: $400 for five-week series.
Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center will present the premiere of Ilene Beckerman's, Sex: What She's Really Thinking, from Jan. 9 through 26 at SCC’s Levitas Center for the Arts. This new play, written and conceived by Beckerman with Center Stage director, Michael Disher. It will be shown on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Price: General Admission is $22. Students with ID $12, Seniors on Fridays $20.
Bingo Night, sponsored by the Rotary Interact Club, will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Southampton High School Cafeteria on Friday, Jan. 10. Play for your chance to win over 25 prizes from local businesses. All proceeds go to Maureen's Haven. All ages welcome. Bring your own BINGO chips. Price: $5 entry fee includes one board, $2 for each additional board, $1 snacks/drinks will be sold.
The Southampton Democratic Club Breakfast will be held at Southampton Publick House from 10 a.m. to noon. The topic, "How To Make Students Hate School and Teachers Hate Their Jobs: The Testing Catastrophe That Has Descended Upon New York State." Dr. Mark Naison, a professor of African American Studies & History at Fordham University, will speak. RSVP.
Develop and improve your communication, public speaking and leadership skills in a class at the Hampton Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9
Beginning Saturday, Jan. 11, this month, Chef Alan has a tasty Tex-Mex meal planned for cooking class at Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton at 10:30 a.m. Children can prepare the fixings to build their own chicken burritos, and make fresh salsa and guacamole. Price: Members $15, Non-Members $25 (includes admission).