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  • Sitting around a table strewn with half-eaten packages of cookies and chips, the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council held its weekly brainstorming meeting as part of an initiative aimed at giving young people a bigger stake in the future of the arts and offering teens more cultural opportunities here on the East End.
  • The Montauk School District has ranked high on a nationwide list of American schools that spend the most per pupil. According to 247Wwallst.com, a financial news and opinion website, the Montauk district comes in at sixth out of the top 11.
  • Montauk students have decided once more to band together and send help to hurricane victims — this time to tiny Everglades City, on the southwest coast of Florida, which was battered during Irma’s devastating surge two months ago.
  • Susan Gandolfo MacNeill recently self-published a book titled “Grover and Elizabeth: An Amagansett Tragedy," about a family's history with Huntington's disease.
  • Somewhere in the world, an Arthur Miller play is always being performed. Nearby, in Sag Harbor, it happens to be “Death of a Salesman” at Bay Street Theater, running now through Nov. 25.
  • He is not the first rapper from East Hampton, but President, also known as Mizel Faison, a 17-year-old who attends East Hampton High School, is leading the charge to put the South Fork on the rap map.
  • The Springs School was evacuated as a precaution after people smelled of smoke in the building Tuesday morning, East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo said.
  • The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter has invited fourth through 10th graders to spend Friday evenings between 6 and 9 in a “safe and structured environment to socialize and explore their interests,” according to a release.
  • Paul Moschetta's psychological thriller offers an insider’s knowledge of the abuse that exists in mental institutions.
  • A country dance party at Scoville Hall in Amagansett Friday night will raise money for hurricane relief and underprivileged students on Dominica.

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  • On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Children's Museum of the East End will hold its fourth annual feria -- a fun-packed festival to celebrate the East End's Latino culture. Families with children of all ages can enjoy a day of traditional cuisine, music, and art.
  • The Retreat, a nonprofit advocacy organization and shelter for victims of domestic violence, will present Navigating Consent: A Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop for high school students on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Library
  • Guild Hall’s 15th annual student film competition ceremony and screening will be held Thursday night at 6. The event is free and open to the public.
  • In anticipation of a March 6 Springs School District vote on a $16.9-million bond to finance a long-planned expansion project, the school board and administrators will present an overview of the project on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall.
  • East Hampton High School’s class of 2020 will host the Harlem Rockets, a group of basketball entertainers, on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.
  • Set in the 1960s, "Novitiate" examines a radical time in Catholic history through the story of a girl who becomes a nun.
  • In the wake of Broadway's mega successes like “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” young people’s interest in musicals — and theater in general — has never been so piqued.

    For aspiring actors on the East End, uninterested in lazing on the beach during their summer break, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor offers a variety of summer-long workshops and camps for tots, tweens, and teens — that is, anyone between the ages of 4 and 18 — all taught by seasoned teachers and theater professionals. While the workshops began in July, there are still plenty of classes for the remainder of August.

  • Parents of children attending East Hampton schools are being asked to participate in a survey about their involvement in education politics, including where they stand on opting out of standardized tests. The survey is sponsored by a research team at Michigan State University. The East Hampton School District is one of several across the state to be included in the survey.

    All responses will remain anonymous. According to the research team, the goal is to learn more about parent views on various education issues. The first portion of the survey asks about opt-out activities and the second section deals with political participation habits. As a token of appreciation, four $25 Amazon gift cards will be awarded to randomly selected participants.

  • At a red carpet gala, East End Arts celebrated the best in school theater with its 15th annual Teeny Awards ceremony on Sunday at Southampton High School.
  • East Hampton Middle School is holding a parents-only discussion this evening at 6:30 with Nicholas Kardaras, author of "Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids," published in 2016.