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  •     Were George Washington alive today, he wouldn’t have to apologize for cutting down the cherry tree: He would repurpose it. That’s what Susan Goldstein did with two cherry trees that were in decline on her North Haven property, one of which was more than 100 years old. Instead of letting the wood end up in a landfill, she challenged Will Paulson, a Mattituck cabinetmaker, to find uses for it. He turned out a massive dining room table, a living room cocktail table, stair treads, a bathroom counter, and several decorative pieces for the house.

  • The Choral Society of the Hamptons will celebrate the holiday season on Sunday afternoon with two performances, at 3 and 5:30, at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. The program includes Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F, Bach’s Cantata No. 61, festive works by Purcell and Schutz, and Christmas carols.
  • Cyber warfare, animal rights, East End artists, and Maya Angelou are a few of the more than 20 subjects explored by filmmakers during the 11th annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, which opens today at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater and runs through Sunday evening.
  • “Oil Works” will open today at the Amagansett Library and remain on view through Dec. 31. A reception will be held tomorrow afternoon from 4 to 6. The Woodbine Collection in Montauk will open “Epic Presence,” an exhibition of mixed-media artworks by the Montauk artist Kelly B. Darr, with a reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • How did a meatball from Staten Island with a 45-year pedigree wind up with a shrine to itself in Bridgehampton? The journey of Tony Meatball began in 1971, when Anthony and Joanne D’Andrea, first-generation Italians, opened the RoadHouse, a restaurant some three miles west of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
  • At a time when teardowns have become so ubiquitous here that everyone knows what is meant, it is a relief to find a sprawling carriage house and stable dating from 1902 that, aside from modest interior renovations and some exterior repairs over the years, is essentially unchanged.
  • The Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor will have “A snowstorm of local artists” tomorrow. The show will remain up through Jan. 15. A reception for the “Small Artworks Holiday Invitational” will take place Saturday afternoon from 3 to 6. Ille Arts opens its annual holiday show tomorrow, with a party set for Saturday from 5 p.m. to “whenever.”
  • The East Hampton Historical Society’s 2016 House and Garden tour offers an opportunity to burn a few holiday calories while visiting five houses that run the gamut from an 1840s Greek Revival to a contemporary waterfront at Lazy Point. The annual Thanksgiving weekend event will take place Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • If you can’t get to today’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a new book from Rizzoli that celebrates the event’s 90th anniversary might be the next best thing. “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: A New York Holiday Tradition,” includes archival photographs and an essay by Steven M. Silverman on its past and present, but what really brings the parade to life are the more than 100 color photographs by Matt Harnick, who divides his time between East Hampton and New York City.
  • Considering the issues it examines, the timing of this year’s African American Film Festival could not have been more fortuitous, according to Brenda Simmons, executive director of the Southampton African American Museum and organizer of the festival.

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