Weekend Planner: Take a Plunge then Catch a Ride on the Polar Express

Benefit the Special Olympics by taking a plunge in Cedar Beach, then warm up with the spirit of the season at the Miller Place Christmas Tree Lighting.

Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge

When/Where: 10 a.m. Saturday with Cedar Beach.

What: Help raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics New York by asking your friends, family, co-workers, etc. to support you in taking the plunge. Every Plunger that raises $125 receives an official Plunge sweatshirt, raise more money and receive more great prizes. To get started, log on and click the Register Here button. You can start a team, join a team or join as an individual. Set up your Personal Plunge Page and you are on your way to Freezin’ for a Reason.

Polar Express and Tree Lighting

When/Where: 5:30 p.m. Saturday with Tree Lighting at Aliano Shopping Center, 691 Route 25a.

What: The Polar Expres s rides through Miller Place this weekend. Train A leaves station 2 at 5:30 p.m. and heads to McNulty's for pickup. Train B begins at the Aliano Shopping Center at 6:45 and will ride through Helme Ave., Heanerly Dr., Sweetgum Lane and Oakland Ave. before returning to the shopping center for the annual tree lighting at 8 p.m.

Santa Pet Pictures

When/Where: 4 p.m. Saturday at Petco in Rocky Point.

What: Bring your cats, dogs, donkeys, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, birds, snakes...whatever pet you may have for a picture with Save's Santa Al. Picture with frame costs $8.95 and revenue from the pictures goes to help the SAVES spay/neuter and rescue/adopt programs.

An Afternoon With Hypnosmoothie

When/Where: 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Crazy Beans.

What: Enjoy a sweet mix of Nu-Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba, Reggae, Trip-Hop and more combined with the local craft-brewed beverages at Crazy Beans. Click here to reserve a table for $20 (includes beverage and food) or come and enjoy with a suggested donation of $5-$10 to benefit WUSB 90.1FM.


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