This weekend, gear up for the spirit of the season with holiday tours in East Hampton and Orient, a bell choir concert in Greenport, a staged reading of holiday tales from the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue and a Holiday Trunk Show in East Hampton. Beyond such seasonal delights, there’s also an author talk at Guild Hall in East Hampton and an evening with author Dava Sobel at the Ross School, also in East Hampton.

Creativity and Clairvoyance

Guild Hall will host author Monte Farber and artist Amy Zerner for a Table Talk on “The Enchanted World of Creativity, Color and Clairvoyance” on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Farber, a psychic author, and Zerner, an award-winning artist, combined their talents to create two new adult coloring books, “Enchanted Tarot” and “Enchanted Worlds.” The two will talk about psychic guidance and give mini-tarot readings, as well as talk about their creative collaboration and how coloring books can be used for self-discovery and reflection. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing, along with coffee from Starbucks.

Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged and can be made here.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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East Hampton Holiday Tour

The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce will host its 26th Annual Holiday Tour of Inns, B&Bs and Special Places on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from noon to 4 p.m.

Check-in will be at the Huntting Inn, 94 Main Street in East Hampton, where refreshments will be provided along with the list of participating properties. The holiday walking tour will include well-known places of interest in East Hampton, including the Pollock-Krasner House, Guild Hall and the Clinton Academy. Stores will be offering special holiday discounts, while the inns and B&Bs will offer refreshments, hot chocolate and cookies for holiday cheer.

This year, the tour is free.

The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce is located at 42 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. For more information, e-mail info@easthamptonchamber.com or call 631-324-0362.

Evening with Author Dava Sobel

The Montauk Observatory will host an evening with award-winning author Dava Sobel at the Ross School on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Dava Sobel, a former science reporter for the New York Times, will discuss her latest book “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.” The book tells the story of the women who expanded our knowledge of the universe by analyzing images on glass photographic plates captured at the Harvard observatory.

Those who attend the lecture and make a contribution of $100 or more will receive a personally autographed copy of Sobel’s new book. The event is free and open to the public, but the observatory suggests a $10 donation to help support its programs.

Sobel will speak and sign books at the Ross School Senior Thesis Center, located at 9 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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“Joy to the World” Holiday Stories

The Hampton Theatre Company will present “Joy to the World,” a staged reading of holiday stories from Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the Quogue Community Hall.

Members of the company will read holiday-themed stories, including O. Henry’s Christmas classic “The Gift of the Magi” and Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Hanukkah tale “Zlateh the Goat.” There also will be a reading of a Sherlock Holmes story set against a holiday background and the New York Sun’s famous editorial “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus,” among others.

The performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 11.

Tickets to “Joy to the World” are $15 for adults and $5 for students under 21; free for Hampton Theatre Company subscribers.

The Quogue Community Hall is located at 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959.

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Harbor Bells Christmas Carols

Peconic Landing will host the Harbor Bells, an English bell choir, on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The Harbor Bells, directed by Valerie Bellz, will perform traditional holiday favorites, including “Good King Wenceslas,” “Joy to the World,” “Jingle Bells,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “We Three Kings.” Performing together since 1993, the group became a community English handbell choir in 2006 and have been performing on the North and South Fork ever since.

Admission is free, but RSVP here.

Peconic Landing is located at 150 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944.

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Oysterponds Holiday Tour

The Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient will host a Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from noon to 4 p.m.

The tour will feature old and new homes in Oysterponds dressed in seasonal finery. Attendees will be able to visit 12 different stops, including a pre-Revolutionary War structure celebrating its 300th year, a former one-room schoolhouse, a home with a porch used once as ice cream parlor and other more contemporary homes. There also will be a Chinese Auction and raffle at Poquatuck Hall, one of the stops during the tour, where attendees can also enjoy coffee and cider.

Tickets are $25 for Oysterponds Historical Society members, or $30 for non-members, and can be reserved here.

The Oysterponds Historical Society is located at 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY 11957.

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Holiday Trunk Show

Handmade silk and linen scarves and wraps by Sue Heatley at the Holiday Trunk Show in East Hampton.

Handmade silk and linen scarves and wraps by Sue Heatley at the Holiday Trunk Show in East Hampton.

For those looking for unique and creative holiday gifts, check out the Holiday Trunk Show in East Hampton on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 2016.

The trunk show will feature jewelry, apparel, ceramics, paintings and books, along with wine and treats to enjoy while browsing. Available for purchase will be abstract paintings by Janet Goleas, ceramics by Anna Clejan, handmade jewelry by Susan Nieland and more.

The trunk show will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 9 and from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 10.

The Holiday Trunk Show will be hosted at 21 Gould Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

For more information, e-mail smnieland@gmail.com.

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