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Patrons can enjoy improv acting games at the Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. No acting experience needed. Register at 631-585-9393.
Create a centerpiece using locally grown holly, pine cones and greens at the North Shore Library, 250 Route 25A, from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Bring pruning shears. Register at 631-929-4488.
12-13. Selden/Tournament of Plays
Ten-minute plays directed by students are performed in a competition at Suffolk Community College, 533 College Road. 7 p.m. Thurs.; 2 p.m. Fri. 631-451-4163.
Lake Grove/Xmas Celebration
Gifts, refreshments, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more are featured at Lake Grove Village Hall, 980 Hawkins Ave. 6:30 p.m. Free. 631-585-2000, ext. 113.
Patchogue/Holiday Craft Fair
Vendors, raffles and a bake sale highlight a craft fair at Canaan Elementary School, 59 Fry Blvd. 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 631-569-2217.
13-14. Sayville/Clothing Sale
The thrift shop at Sayville United Methodist Church, 164 Greene Ave., holds a half-price sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri.; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 631-589-0624.
Mount Sinai/Pet Photos with Santa
Save the Animals Foundation holds its annual fundraiser at Agway, 295 Route 25A, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $10, one photo and frame; $5, each additional copy. All pets must be leashed or in a carrier. 631-736-8207.
Port Jeff. Station/Craft Fair
The 11th annual holiday craft fair features various vendors and crafts at Boyle Road Elementary School, 424 Boyle Road, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 631-828-5938.
East Moriches/Holiday Cookie Fest
A cookie fest features homemade cookies, hot cocoa and more at East Moriches United Methodist Church, 370 Montauk Hwy., from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 631-878-0887.
A Christmas cookie sale is held at the Sayville United Methodist Church, 164 Greene Ave., from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Soups and sandwiches also available. 631-589-6024.
The Savory Swing Band performs at this Swinging Christmas Dance at St. Sylvester’s Church, 68 Ohio Ave., at 7 p.m. Cost: $15, includes beverages and snacks. 631-730-3333.
The Atlantic Wind Symphony performs holiday music at the Sayville Middle School, 291 Johnson Ave. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. 631-589-0861; or atlanticwinds.org.
Lake Ronkonkoma/Dance Party
C&B Singles Dance Odyssey hosts a party at The Waterfalls, 400 Cassata Road. 8 p.m. Cost: $15, includes pizza, dessert, door prizes and more. 631-698-7794.
Setauket/Whitman in Winter
The LI Symphonic Choral Association performs poems to music at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 429 Route 25A. 8 p.m. For fees, call 631-751-2743.
Matt Marshak performs jazz and holiday music at Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20; $25 at the door. 631-298-0075.
Vocalist Betty Rose and pianist Charles Castorina perform holiday music at Connetquot Library, 760 Ocean Ave. 2-3:30 p.m. Free to attend. 631-567-5079.
Oakdale/Conversion to Judaism
A program for those interested in becoming Jewish is held at B’nai Israel Reform Temple, 67 Oakdale-Bohemia Road. 10 a.m. RSVP at 631-563-1660.
Stony Brook/Big Band Holidays
Wynton Marsalis, Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra perform at Stony Brook University Staller Center, Nicolls Road, at 7 p.m. Cost: $46. 631-632-2787.
Sayville/Voice and Harp
The 24-piece Singers of Long Island perform seasonal chorus music at St. Lawrence the Martyr Church, 27 Handsome Ave., from 2-3 p.m. Tickets: $10. 631-589-0042.
Middle Island/Book Discussion
A discussion of Nathanael West’s “Day of the Locust” is held at Longwood Library, 800 Middle Country Road, from 7-8 p.m. Copies available. 631-924-6400.
A registered nurse from the Visiting Nurse Service gives free blood pressure screenings at the Connetquot Library, 760 Ocean Ave., from 10-11 a.m. 631-567-5079.
Patchogue/Acoustic Holiday Party
Saves the Day, Walter Schriefels and Jon Simmons perform at 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., from 6:30-11:30 p.m. Cost: $17. Must be 16 or older. 631-413-7697.
Research on the science behind these violins is presented at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, William Floyd Parkway, at noon. Free. Ages 16 and up must bring photo ID. 631-344-4909.
Screenings of “A Christmas Carol” (1951) and “Scrooged” (1981) are shown at the Sachem Library, 150 Holbrook Road. 11 a.m.; 1 p.m., “Scrooged.” Free. 631-588-5024.
Give your brain a workout with online games, puzzles and activities at the Middle Country Library, 575 Middle Country Road, from 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Register at 631-585-9393.
Take pictures with Santa, make reindeer food and more at the South Country Library, 22 Station Road, from 4-6 p.m. Free. Bring a camera. 631-286-0818.
Middle Island/Book Discussion
Discuss Jean Shepherd’s “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash” at the Longwood Library, 800 Middle Country Road. 3:15-4:15 p.m. 631-924-6400.
Centereach/Battle of the Books
Teens, in grades nine-12, can learn about this competition (and future dates) at the Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 631-585-9393.
Shoreham/American Holiday in Song
Folk musician Caroline Doctorow performs well-known and original songs at the North Shore Library, 250 Route 25A, at 7 p.m. Free admission. 631-929-4488.
That 70s Band performs with the ABBA Girlz (a tribute to ABBA) at The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave. 8 p.m. Cost: $10. Must be 21 or older. 631-627-8787.
Children, ages 10 and up, can watch this film and eat pizza at the Sayville Library, 88 Greene Ave. 6:30-8:15 p.m. Free. Register at 631-589-4440.
20-23. Stony Brook/Nutcracker
The Seiskaya Ballet performs this classic at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center, Nicolls Road. Cost: $40; $34, kids and seniors. For times, call 631-632-2787.
Riverhead/Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy a breakfast buffet, pictures with Santa and more at the Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main St., at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. For fees and reservations, call 631-208-9200.
Gifts, gently used items, baked goods and more are featured at the Setauket United Methodist Church, 160 Main St., from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 631-941-4167.
A live reenactment features actors and live animals at The Christian Church of Holbrook, 1123 Broadway Ave. 6:30-8:30 p.m. For details, call 631-567-4777.
21-22. Selden/Craft/Gift Fair
This indoor craft and gift fair features exhibitors and refreshments at Newfield High School, 145 Marshall Drive. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For details, call 631-846-1459.
Farmingville/Train Swap Meet
An all gauges swap meet features model trains and accessories at Island Bingo Hall, 1055 Portion Road. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost: $4; under 12 free. 516-314-6499.
Now through Dec. 22. Setauket/Deck the Halls: Small Works
Original works for holiday giving by more than 30 Long Island artists are featured at Gallery North, 90 North Country Road. 631-751-2676.
Now through Dec. 29. Port Jefferson/A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ holiday classic comes to life at Theatre Three, 412 Main St. Cost: $23-$30; $17, Wednesday matinees; $15, ages 5-12. For dates and times, call 631-928-9100.
Dec. 2-30. Bayport/Holiday Light Show
Drive along a wooded trail filled with light displays and vignettes at Camp Edey, 1500 Lakeview Ave. 5-9 p.m. Cost: $12; $15, Fri.-Sun. 631-472-1625.
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