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Weekend Agenda: Watercooler Workshop, Visits From Santa

Also, the 19th Annual Electric Holiday Parade in Setauket is scheduled for this weekend.

Learn to watercolor at Gallery North in Setauket.
Learn to watercolor at Gallery North in Setauket.

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

Port Jefferson

Heart of Healing Half Day Course and Retreat

Dec 14., the  Dipamkara Meditation Center, 301D East Main Street in Port Jefferson will be offering a heart of healing course.  In this course we will explore how the deepest and most effective healing is healing of the heart. The "three poisons" of attachment, aversion and ignorance function continually to distort and disturb our body and mind at many levels, both visibly and invisibly. If we are working to dissolve these three poisons, then we are on a path to healing at the deepest level. We will also learn and engage in a deep healing practice which we can use for ourselves or for giving healing to others.

Holiday Craft Fair At Boyle Road Elementary School

Sponsored by Boyle Road Elementary School PTA; over 75 Vendors. Food Court. Feather Hair Extensions, Holiday Decorations for the Home, Gourmet Baked Goods & Chocolates, Jewelry, Make-up, Handbags, American Girl Doll Clothes, Hand Crocheted & Knitted Items, Books, Stationery, Toys, and Sport Memorabilia. Dec. 14, 424 Boyle Road, Port Jefferson Station at 10 a.m.

Girl Scout - The Nutcracker

Special one hour version of The Nutcracker including a FREE backstage tour. This holiday season, you and your girl scout deserve something special – a wondrous experience that evokes joy & elevates your spirit to new heights. Whether continuing a valued tradition or discovering the magic of this beloved holiday classic for the first time - Ballet Long Island’s professional dancers and charming students in The Nutcracker are sure to leave you with a sense of warmth and treasured memories that will last a lifetime.  Sat Dec 14 - 1 p.m. , $15 girls. $14 adults -- Held at: Islip Town hall West , 401 Main St , Islip, NY 11751

Transform Your Life, Transform Your Mind

We all have within our hearts an extraordinary potential to experience unlimited happiness and to enjoy the peace and wisdom of an enlightened mind.  When we meditate on this potential our mind feels joyful and our life and all of its seemingly ordinary moments begin to take on a special meaning for us.  Join Ilene each week to unlock the pure potential we all have within our heart so that we can create a life that is truly meaningful! Dec 15, 10:30 a.m. at Dipamkara Meditation Center, 301D East Main Street, Port Jefferson.

Santa Visits Graceful Rose

Graceful Rose (154 West Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 www.gracefulroseny.com 631-509-1792) is hosting a special buffet brunch with Santa on Sunday, December 15. Limited seatings of 40 people each are available in the morning at 11 and 11:30 and in the afternoon at 1, 1:30, 3 and 3:30. Unlimited Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, fresh brewed coffee, tea and soft drinks are included. Cost is $35 per person, children 12-years-old and under are half-priced, 4-and-under are free, plus tax and gratuity.

Three Village

19th Annual Electric Holiday Parade

The 19th Annual Setauket Electric Holiday Parade showcases the creativity of your local students, elected officials and businesses - dressed as elves march down Main Street in a parade of electric lights and atop floats.  At the end of the parade join the community for holiday festivities at the park - tree lighting, refreshments, music and more.

Central Park Official Historian and Photographer Sara Cedar Miller

Sara Cedar Miller, official historian and photographer for the Central Park Conservancy, draws on extensive research to tell the story of the park's creation. Period photographs, plans and drawings will be presented. Friday, 7 p.m. Emma Clark Library A book signing will conclude the event. Registration required.  To register, visit www.emmaclark.org or call (631)  941.4080.

Beach Bum Free Tan Day to support St. Mary's Children's Hospital

On Saturday, all Long Island Beach Bums will be holding our annual Free Tan Day to raise proceeds for St. Mary's Children's Hospital.  Each customer will receive a free tan with any donation.  There also be having specials and raffles to help raise money towards this cause. Also, there is  a toy drive at each location for the Children's Heart Foundation.  Donate any unwrapped, unused toy and receive a free tan.  Please help make this holiday special for these children!

Snowscapes: Beginner Watercolor Workshop with Mary Waka

This watercolor class will integrate the essentials of design, shape, value, size and composition.  These skills are a must for beginner and intermediate artists who want to learn the building blocks to good painting. Under Mary’s guidance, students will create and complete 1-2 seasonal scenes by the end of the workshop. Mary Waka has been an artist for over 30 years.  She is currently a member of the Wet Paints Art group of Sayville, New York. December 14th & 15th, from 1-4pm.  Course fee: $140. Gallery North; 90 North Country Road, Setauket.

Christmas Fair

There's still time to shop for a unique gift!  Various vendors with crafts, jewelery, gifts etc., along with a great assortment of treats in our "Bake Shop".  We also have a "Christmas Past" table where you can find gently used Christmas decorations and toys!  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 21st from 10am-3pm at Setauket United Methodist Church, 160 Main Street, Setauket. Merry Christmas!

Miller Place-Rocky Point

Santa Arrives at Echo Pharmacy!

Ho Ho Ho... Santa is Coming to Echo Pharmacy! Don't miss this Fun Filled Event! Saturday December 14 From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come in and visit Santa. Have your picture taken. Santa has a goodie bag for all the children! Lots of fun for all at 56 Echo Ave Miller Place NY 11764  631-642-8175  

Sayville

Christmas Cookie Sale

The Sayville United Methodist Church, located at 164 Greene Avenue, Sayville will hold its cookie sale on Saturday, Dec. 14 starting at 11 a.m.

Symphony Concert

The annual Atlantic Wind Symphony Annual Holiday Concert, co-sponsored by the Sayville Chamber of Commerce, will be performed at the Sayville Middle School, with plenty of holiday favorites for all to enjoy. There are limited free tickets available at the following Chamber member stores: The Sayville Gift Shop, Irish Cross Roads, Seafarer Gift Shop, Kay Cameron, and Douglas Elliman. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10. For information call 589-0861, or visitwww.atlanticwinds.org.

Art Exhibit

The Plein Air Limner Society Art Exhibit and Sale will take place Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 at the BAFFA Gallery on Gillette Avenue in Sayville. Shows open at noon both dates.

Holiday House Tour

The Sayville Historical Society's 20th annual Holiday House Tour is Sunday, Dec. 15 starting at 2 p.m.

Sachem

Ronkonkoma Fire Department Parade of Lights

This year's parade of lights will be traveling to several Ronkonkoma area locations this Saturday starting at 4 p.m. and running through 9:30 p.m. Click here to see the full schedule on Ronkonkoma Fire Department's website.

Gatelot Ave PTA Vendor Fair

Vendor fair taking place Saturday at 10 a.m. at the 65 Gatelot Ave. school in Ronkonkoma.

Zumba Fundraiser for Sachem Little League

A workout supporting the Sachem Little League is taking place at Nokomis Elementary School, 151 Holbrook Rd. in Holbrook, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10.

Santa is Coming to Cupcake Girlz

Santa will be at the 769 Horseblock Rd. cupcake shop in Farmingville Sunday at 12 p.m.

Holiday Spectacular with Santa

Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Rd. in Holtsville, is hosting Santa at this holiday spectacular Friday-Sunday from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission is $3 per person and children under age 3 are free. All proceeds pay for the food and veterinary care for the over 100 injured and non-releasable animals living at the Holtsville Ecology Center.

Patchogue

Vendor Fair at Canaan Elementary School

Fair taking place Friday at 6 p.m. at the 59 Fry Boulevard school in Patchogue.

Book Signing by Patchogue Author

Melissa R. Pandolf, author of "The Journey for Mama's Babies" will be signing her book at Bella Vino, 23 S. Ocean Ave. in Patchogue, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Jay Culter Day - 4x Mr. Olympia - Comes To Natural Body

Jay Cutler will sign autographs and photos Saturday at 2:30 p.m.


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