Tea and Antiques Appraisal, Blood Drive, Pet Santa This Week In Riverhead

Don't miss any of the fun around Riverhead this week.

Here's what's happening around Riverhead this week:

- A Riverhead Community Blood Drive takes place Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Riverhead Firehouse, located at 540 Roanoke Avenue. Every blood donor will be entered in a raffle to win a free live cut Christmas tree from Home Depot of Riverhead. Up to $50. Walk ins are welcome. For more information, call Lauren at 631-369-9136.

- The Wading River Historical Society presents the 18th Annual Tea & Antiques Appraisal event on Friday at 7:00 p.m., at the Wading River Congregational Church, located at 2057 North Country Road. The evening also features musical selections by Shoreham-Wading River High School students. Antique appraisals courtesy of Lloyd's Antiques & Appraisals. Free first appraisal/$5 for each additional. Desserts, tea and mulled cider will be served. Bring your favorite tea cup in historical tradition. Tickets are $15 per person payable at the door. For reservations,email Debra at hallgib@optonline.net or call (631)929-7257. Space is limited so reserve early.

- Shirley Alston Reeves, the lead singer of The Shirelles, will perform at the Suffolk Theater on Friday at 8 p.m. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member is known for hits including "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," and "Soldier Boy." Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door.

- Pet Santa will be coming to Talmage Farm Agway on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free, a free digital photo with Santa for pets will be given. The free photo will be emailed, so copies can be made and sent to friends, and made into holiday cards. All pets get a free treat. All pets welcome, including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, birds, guinea pigs, geese, chickens and even skunks. Santa will take photos with children, too.

- Christmas at Hallockville unfolds on Sunday at noon. Experience the traditions of Victorian Christmas in the Hallock Homestead and Polish Christmas in the Cichanowicz Farmhouse complete with the sights, sounds and aromas of the holidays. Admission also includes children's activities, woodworking demonstrations, an antique toy exhibit, traditional holiday music, and horse-drawn carriage rides, as well as fresh-baked mince tarts, babka, cider and hot chocolate. Santa will arrive at 2:30 p.m. Local vendors will sell evergreens, local produce and gifts; Miss Ella's Holiday Shop offers gifts for all ages; the Hallockville Bake Shop sells homemade goodies. Admission: $8 adults/$6 museum members, $4 children ages 6-12, free age 5 and under, $18 for group of two adults and two children. Purchase tickets in advance online here  or at the door of the event. 


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