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  • Five short plays written and performed by East End middle school students will be presented at Stony Brook Southampton’s Avram Theater on Saturday at 7 p.m. as the culminating event of this year’s Young Artists and Writers Project middle school playwriting program.
  • A beloved Springs School fund-raiser, the annual Seedlings Project Plant Sale, will be back on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Springs residents and officials reviewed the latest proposals for the long-sought expansion of the district’s school on Monday, hearing that taxpayers might be asked to approve between $14.7 million and $15.2 million next year in order for building to begin in 2019 and be completed by 2021.
  • School budget votes and board elections results have begun rolling in, with voters approving budgets in East Hampton, Amagansett, Montauk, Bridgehampton, and Sagaponack, and Wainscott, whose polls all closed 8 p.m.
  • Both the Springs and Sag Harbor School Districts, where the budgets passed easily, will have new school board members come July.
  • Two last-minute candidates have entered the Amagansett School Board race, turning the district’s seemingly uneventful election into a highly contested one.
  • Mother’s Day is Sunday, a celebration that began 40 years ago as a heralding of love and duty that has become a multibillion-dollar business. According to the National Retail Federation, Mother’s Day gift sales this year will reach an estimated $23.6 billion.
  • Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots for the 2017-18 school district budgets and to elect school board members in races that are largely uncontested on the South Fork.
  • On Tuesday, during the school’s annual public hearing on the proposed budget, one Amagansett resident launched into a long and heated sparring match with the district superintendent, Eleanor Tritt.
  • A letter written by Paige Morehead, the Springs School’s speech therapist, asking the school board to reconsider the abrupt resignation of the school’s assistant principal, Christine Cleary, prompted an outcry Monday night at the school’s annual budget hearing.

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  • 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.
  • Three female bank executives will discuss strategies for attaining financial independence at a lunch sponsored by the Retreat, the East Hampton shelter and support center for victims of domestic violence, at lunch on Friday at noon at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor.
  • One hundred and two Springs students, from sixth to eighth grade, participated in the first round of this year's MathCON, a national online math competition, last month.
  • The East Hampton Middle School's Surfrider Club, an after-school program, has received an Outstanding Club Award from the Surfrider Foundation, a national organization dedicated to protecting the world's oceans and beaches through a network of activists.

  • Four students in the East Hampton Music Department were selected out of 5,000 applicants nationwide to participate in the 2017 Honor Choir selected by the National American Choral Directors Association.
  • Tuesday will mark the 100th day of the current academic year at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton.