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  • Neil Simon once said, “The simplest aspect of farce is you need a lot of doors. And you need people to go running in and out of them, just missing each other.” Check, and check.
  • In looking for new ways to raise money for relief efforts in Texas and the Caribbean, Jolie Parcher, the owner of the Mandala Yoga and Healing Arts Center in Amagansett, wanted to do something fun.
  • Voters in the Bridgehampton School District on Tuesday wholeheartedly approved a capital reserve expenditure for the installation of a new geothermal heating and cooling system.
  • The planned early December vote on the Springs School District’s $17.9 million expansion project will be delayed to allow time for the study required under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.
  • Voters in the Bridgehampton School District will cast ballots on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. on the school’s proposed geothermal and five-year plan.
  • What became news was how many women across small towns stepped forward. Suddenly, the issue was small screen, not big screen, ushered from the Oval Office to the cubicle, to Main Street, to the living room, the school, the quad, the community center, the bus stop — places where scores of women have been harassed, or worse.
  • After sending volunteers to Texas, East End Cares to hold benefit in Montauk Saturday.
  • An environmental impact study of a proposed East Hampton School District bus depot on a Springs-Fireplace Road parcel owned by the town, which the district hopes to buy, was neutral on the issues it examined, with the firm that conducted the study recommending that it move forward with the plan.
  • One of the highlights of this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival was a discussion on Sunday evening at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor called “Anatomy of a Scene: Get Out.”
  • A bottle was found along a beach in the Normandy region in northwestern France containing a message that had been sent from Montauk in 2008.

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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.