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This Week in Hauppauge

Looking for something to do this week? Check out these events happening in person or online.

Monday, December 6

All Day, Unlimited Yard Waste Collection Unlimited Yard Waste Collection will run from Monday, October 25 through December 18. Please refer to your seasonal mailing card or the Town of Islip Information Dashboard  for your spring yard waste collection day and eligibility requirements. For more info, call (631) 595-3500. www.islipny.gov

7:30pm, Hauppauge High School PTSA Meeting 500 Lincoln Blvd., Hauppauge. For more info, call 631-265-3630.

Tuesday, December 7

Franchising: Making the Right Choice with Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center Join the Department of Labor and Representative Stuart Levenberg from the Kensington Company in a franchising career exploration event. Register here

11:30am, Mexican Train In-Person at the  Hauppauge Public Library  Classroom B. Join us each week to play this exciting game of dominoes. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600.

2pm, An Afternoon at the Movies: Jungle Cruise In-Person at the Hauppauge Public Library Classroom B. Spend an entertaining afternoon at the library! Watch a popular new release movie every week on our large screen. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600.

5:30pm – 7:30pm, Holiday Drive-Thru Light Show Bring the family to see the lights from the comfort and safety of personal vehicles as you drive through the 1/8-mile light display on the grounds of historic Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 21. For more info, call 631-224-5411.

6pm, Town of Islip Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting A public meeting will take place at the Town Hall West, 401 W Main Street, Islip. Click here for the agenda. This event will also be streamed live over the Internet. Instructions on how to access the livestream are available on the Town’s website www.islipny.gov or call 631-595-3500 or watch live on YouTube by clicking here

Wednesday, December 8

10am, Eating Healthy While Celebrating the Holidays Join Marissa Licata, RD, for insights on how to enjoy holiday foods and treats while maintaining a healthy diet. Presented by Katz Institute for Women’s Health. Register here

12pm, Mah Jong In-Person at the Hauppauge Public Library Classroom B. Enjoy playing Mah Jong? Bring your sets and friends and get a game-playing frenzy started. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600.

Thursday, December 9

10:30am, Welcome Winter at Connetquot River State Park (Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers) Explore the natural world around us. Connect with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures. For more info, call 631-581-1072.

11:30am, Mexican Train In-Person at the  Hauppauge Public Library  Classroom B. Join us each week to play this exciting game of dominoes. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600.

10:30am, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Grounds Tour Outdoor guided grounds tours of the Arboretum are available (weather permitting) for free every Wednesday and Saturday morning at 10:30 AM. All attendees should meet outside of the Manor House. For registration please call 1-631-581-1002.

1pm, Yarncrafters In-Person at the Hauppauge Public Library Calling all knitters and crocheters. Work on projects for various community charities. Volunteer your work for a good cause and good time. Accepting donations of new yarn. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600.

5:30pm – 7:30pm, Holiday Drive-Thru Light Show Bring the family to see the lights from the comfort and safety of personal vehicles as you drive through the 1/8-mile light display on the grounds of historic Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 21. For more info, call 631-224-5411.

Friday, December 10

All Day, Take & Make Kit: 3D Snowflakes Make your own 3D snowflake (one per person) A video tutorial will be posted on the library’s YouTube channel. The kits are on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. If picking up curbside, please call ahead so we can have it ready for when you arrive. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600 or visit. Hauppauge Public Library

All Day, Weekend Warriors Community Service Kit Each Friday (December 10- February 25) There will be a limited supply of Take & Make kits available for teens to pick up. Follow the directions inside the bag, complete the project on your own time, and return the completed project for volunteer credit. Maximum of two kits per week, per teen, while supplies last. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600 or visit. Hauppauge Public Library

12pm, Mah Jong In-Person at the Hauppauge Public Library Classroom B. Enjoy playing Mah Jong? Bring your sets and friends and get a game-playing frenzy started. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600.

Saturday, December 11

8am – 5pm, Hauppauge Fire Department Santa Parade Click here for the routes.

10am – 2pm, First Congregational Church Christmas Toy Drive, Coat Giveaway, Tree Lighting & More The First Congregational Church of Bay Shore is hosting a weekend of holiday themed celebrations and charity related events. Help spread the holiday cheer on Saturday with the annual toy and new winter coat giveaway. Come back Sunday for the festivities, beginning at 3pm, with the Christmas concert, followed by the community Christmas dinner at 4:30pm, and the Christmas tree lighting at 5:30pm. All events will be held at the church, which is located at 1860 Union Blvd, Bay Shore. Call 631-665-0091 for more information.

10:30am, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Grounds Tour Outdoor guided grounds tours of the Arboretum are available (weather permitting) for free every Wednesday and Saturday morning at 10:30 AM. All attendees should meet outside of the Manor House. For registration please call 1-631-581-1002.

Sunday, December 12

2pm, Simply Creative with Chef Rob Scott: Winter Favorites In-Person at the Hauppauge Public Library Classroom B. Chef Rob will show you how to make a Yukon gold potato and leek soup, and chocolate “snowstorm” cookies. Please bring containers if you would like to take home your food. Registration begins for Hauppauge Library cardholders on December 8 by clicking here. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600.

3pm, First Congregational Church Christmas Concert, Dinner & Tree Lighting

The First Congregational Church of Bay Shore is hosting a weekend of holiday themed celebrations and charity related events. Help spread the holiday cheer beginning at 3pm with the Christmas concert, followed by the community Christmas dinner at 4:30pm, and the Christmas tree lighting at 5:30pm. All events will be held at the church, which is located at 1860 Union Blvd, Bay Shore. Call 631-665-0091 for more information.

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