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  • To help with rescue efforts in the battered area around Houston and southeast Texas, the nonprofit East End Cares has partnered with Team Rubicon, a nationwide nongovernment organization that unites military veterans with first responders for rapid emergency responses.
  • After the lifeguards have gone, East Hampton Ocean Rescue volunteers stay ready for emergencies on the water in all conditions and all seasons.
  • At a special meeting Tuesday evening, the East Hampton School Board solicited applause from those in attendance when it unanimously agreed to buy a site for a bus depot on Springs-Fireplace Road from East Hampton Town for $2.3 million, pending voter approval.
  • Summer’s end must be nigh, as here comes Bay Street Theater’s annual Under the Stars open-air concert in Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor. This year’s alfresco free theatrical offering is a reading of “Kiss Me, Kate.”
  • Having a musically talented mother or father doesn’t automatically ensure that an offspring will be equally as gifted. But when your mother is Diana Ross and your father happens to be Berry Gordy, the legendary producer, songwriter, and founder of the Motown record label, the odds are exponentially greater.
  • Historical houses throughout East Hampton could be designated as landmarks, protecting them from demolition or substantial change, through a program being considered by the East Hampton Town Board that would also give their owners the right to build a second residence on their properties.
  • As advertisers are reminding us, it’s time to go shopping for back-to-school supplies. Yet, for many people across the country, financial constraints make such shopping sprees impossible.
  • According to the Springs School’s website, excavation of the school’s septic system continues, and progress — as far as locating leaching pools — has been made. Debra Winter, the school’s superintendent, writes that all work will be completed by the end of August.
  • The East Hampton School Board has received a contract of sale from East Hampton Town for the potential purchase, for about $2 million, of property on Springs-Fireplace Road where a school bus depot would be constructed.

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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.