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Scholarship for Girls
    The East End Women’s Network has announced its annual scholarship competition. Open to senior girls on the East End, it offers a $1,000 top prize and $500 to the runner-up. Judging is based on grade-point average, community and school involvement, goals, leadership, and an essay about “why it is important for women to support one another.”

    Two finalists will be selected for interviews. Both young women will be invited to attend the network’s dinner meeting in June, and the winner will have her essay published in the organization’s newsletter. The entry deadline is Tuesday. Those interested can find the application online at

    The East End Women’s Network was founded in 1981 to bring together women of diverse accomplishments and experiences and to educate members and the public about issues affecting women on the East End.

Music for Children
    Parents have been invited to register their budding musicians for Ellen Johansen’s new series of music and movement classes, which begin on May 22. There are six-week classes for babies, toddlers, and one for “music makers” ages 4 and 5. The lessons are held at the Music Garden in East Hampton. Parents can find out about the times and the cost by visiting

“The Sound of Music”
    The Ross Children’s Community Theatre will present “The Sound of Music” this weekend at the LTV Studios on Industrial Road in Wainscott. The full-length production features a cast of 21 actors ages 6 to 11 and is directed by Margaret Kestler. “We needed a bigger venue, and LTV Studios was perfect,” Ms. Kestler said. Performances are tomorrow at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $20.

Bread and Jazz
    Tomorrow brings another evening in the “Bread and . . .” series at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton. This week the jazz, Latin, and world music of the Groove Gumbo Quartet will be the focus. The event, which starts at 6, also offers a chance to bake focaccia and to taste treats supplied by local vendors.

Student Art in D.C.

    Art by three Southampton students — Christina Lin and Pablo Serrano, who are sixth graders, and Jacob Villalobos, a seventh grader — will be featured in a show at the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The art was the result of an ongoing partnership between the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton
schools.“Museums: pARTners in Learning,” organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors, is on view starting tomorrow and running through June 22 and represents a collaboration among 15 museums, including the Parrish, and thousands of students across the country.

    Christina’s work includes a still life inspired by William Merritt Chase’s “Still Life With Cockatoo,” Pablo’s torn-paper collage was inspired by the work of Esteban Vicente, who lived in Bridgehampton, and Jacob’s landscape drawing was based on the Parrish’s “American Landscapes” show.