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  • Read in our often bewildering #MeToo world, Meg Wolitzer’s “The Female Persuasion” is an almost prophetic tale of gender and power, shaped by a sustained inquiry into relationships.
  • The East Hampton Middle School’s eighth-grade English language arts class was assigned the task of reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan, an investigative look at the politics and trends behind the food supply and consumption in today’s society.
  • The school board announced during its meeting last week that it will increase the budget for vocational education at the high school in an attempt to revamp the department by offering more relevant classes as well as modernizing existing ones.
  • Guild Hall’s 15th annual student film competition awards ceremony and screening will be held next Thursday at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
  • The Amagansett School Board is facing the most important task any school board ever faces: replacing its chief school officer. The board has sent a message to parents and residents in the district inviting them to “assist the board in establishing direction for the selection process for the new superintendent of schools.
  • Directed by Josh Gladstone, the theater’s artistic director, Guild Hall's "Romeo and Juliet" revival stays true to the original text while the staging turns the world’s greatest love story into a big, participatory party that is fun for younger audiences.
  • The National Student Walkout, organized by the Women’s March Youth Empower entity, marked the day when a young generation shaped by gun violence made itself heard.
  • The 13th annual student job fair will be held on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at East Hampton High School. In preparation, the event’s organizers are looking for business owners and members of the work force to participate.
  • Sydney Salamy, a junior at East Hampton High School, is looking for gently used sports equipment and clothing as part of her mission to ensure that students don’t “miss out on playing a school sport simply because they can’t afford it.” That is, afford to buy the often expensive equipment and apparel required to participate.
  • As students across the country plan walkouts on Wednesday to mark the one-month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., schools on the South Fork are preparing, as well.

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  • 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.
  • A panel discussion with five women scientists will follow an I-Tri screening of the Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures" on Saturday.