Aquebogue-Jamesport Column: ‘Jus B Cuz’ concert Saturday at Jamesport Meeting House

Jamesport Fire Department will host its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. at the George Young Community Center, at South Jamesport Avenue and Main Road. There will be caroling and refreshments and Santa is expected to arrive!

Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be boxed cookies, a food table, a kitchen knife selection and many handmade crafts and gift items. Lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a raffle for a handmade antique quilt, donated by Maria Heagy.  Maria’s grandmother, and former parishioner, Serepta Maria Young, born in Aquebogue in 1876, started the quilt but was unable to finish it due to a serious injury. The quilt was restored and completed by Barbara Fein. This bit of local history is being raffled off to support Old Steeple Church. For more information contact Amy at 722-3070.

Also on the 3rd, the Jamesport Meeting House will hold a Christmas Gospel Concert with music by “Jus B Cuz.” Then, on the 16th, the Meeting House will host “Carols and Cookies” at 6:30 p.m.

Hallockville Museum Farm will host its annual Christmas at Hallockville on Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. This event celebrates the rich traditions of a Victorian Christmas in the Hallockville Homestead and a Polish Christmas in the Cichanowicz Farmhouse. The afternoon includes an antique toy exhibit, children’s activities, holiday music, hayrides and hot chocolate. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and $18 for a family pass. There will also be an opportunity to Christmas shop for some unique items at Hallockville’s gift shop. Call 298-5292 for more information.

First Parish Church is collecting donations of canned/jarred/boxed goods for local food pantries. Donations can be dropped off at the church on Sundays between 10:30 a.m. and noon. There will be collection baskets and/or boxes set up inside the foyer located at the east-side entrance of the church. For more information, contact Pastor Dianne Rodriguez at 516-673-1231 or [email protected].

FPC is also hosting an Advent musical presentation at 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 10. Featured talents include pianist Terence Purtell, flautist Michelle Lisi, soprano Maribeth Mundell and guitarist/singer/songwriter Valerie Griggs. Visit for more information about these performers. Partial proceeds from the $10 suggested offering will be donated to Elsa’s Ark Animal Shelter of East Hampton.

It’s that wonderful time of year again! The Wonder of Christmas show at the Living Water Church Theatre in Riverhead will be held Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 15-17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. Come hum along to your favorite carols and tap your feet to traditional Christmas tunes. For tickets and more information, call 722-4969, ext. 204, or visit

Best wishes for a very happy birthday to Aquebogue resident Bill Titterton from your family. Bill will be 90 on Dec. 3. Happy birthday, Bill.

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving celebration with friends and family. We had a wonderful time visiting my husband’s family in Illinois. We are now settling in for Advent and preparing for our college kids to come back home. Have a beautiful week.