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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.

  • In March, HBO released “It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise,” a documentary in which Hilary Knight, illustrator of the Eloise books, reflected on his life as an artist and his connection to the immensely popular series, which was written by Kay Thompson, a singer, actress, and writer.
  • Despite jumbled schedules and venues for each and a new name for one, the South Fork’s three summer art fairs — Art Southampton, Art­Hamptons, and Market Art + Design — will open once again this July with new digs and new dates.
  • Be sure to catch the landscapes of Ralph Carpentier at the Amagansett Library. The Artists Alliance of East Hampton will present the 21st annual Member Art Exhibit at Ashawagh Hall this weekend. Many gallery listings have shows using new and innovative materials.
  • The Parrish Art Museum’s “Platform” series, in which artists are invited to create new works that engage the museum’s architecture and collection, will present “Platform: Tara Donovan” from Saturday through Oct. 18.
  • The Southampton Cultural Center, in partnership with the Chabad Southampton Jewish Center, will present the first annual Southampton Jewish Film Festival, a series of 12 weekly screenings.
  • In 2011, after looking at 125 houses — some, admittedly, online — Tracy Jamar, an artist, and Monty Silver, a retired talent agent whose agency represented Jon Voight, Roy Scheider, Celeste Holm, Laurence Fishburne, and others, received a call from a friend in real estate who exclaimed, “You’ve got to come quick. You’ve got to come quick.

  • Gallop on down to Studio 11 in East Hampton’s Red Horse Plaza to see new work by Eugene Brodsky. The artist Mary Delany will teach oil and acrylic painting at The Depot Gallery, home of the Montauk Artists Association.
  • A sure sign of summer is the arrival of free outdoor movies at various locations on the South Fork.
  • Lucy Winton’s Wainscott studio is in a whitewashed barn with two large roll-up garage doors. Inside, the space is white, vast, and almost empty of furnishings, but the walls are covered with art. The adjacent bay is the studio of Bryan Hunt, a sculptor who has been her companion for 14 years.

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  • Christmas Performances
    The Old Whalers Church will hold two Christmas celebrations this weekend. A radio play version of “A Christmas Carol” will be performed in the chapel of the church tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The free, hourlong show will include members of the East End theater community, church members, friends, and sound effects.

  • Saturday's foul weather didn't deter filmmakers and filmgoers from a festive brunch at c/o the Maidstone, which serves as the headquarters for the Hamptons International Film Festival. Mimosas, bloody marys, and passed hors d'oeuvres helped warm up a happy crowd.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival's official kickoff took place at Guild Hall Thursday night with a screening of Theodore Melfi's "St. Vincent" starring Melissa McCarthy as newly single mother who must leave her 12-year-old son (Jaeden Lieberher) in the care of her curmudgeonly new neighbor, played by Bill Murray, while she works.

  • "Charlie's Country" is the third collaboration between David Gulpilil, an Australian Aboriginal actor, and Rolf de Heer, a Dutch-born director who lives in Australia. Mr. Gulpilil plays the title character, who lives in a Northern Territory Aboriginal community where white laws have encroached and undermined the traditional ways of life.

  • The annual Box Art Auction to benefit East End Hospice will take place Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ross School Center for Well-Being in East Hampton. Now in its 14th year, the event is the hospice’s only annual fund-raiser held in East Hampton.

    Each year, approximately 100 artists transform small cigar and wine boxes into works of portable art. Among this year’s participants are Jennifer Cross, Eric Fischl, Connie Fox, April Gornik, Priscilla Heine, William King, Rex Lau, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, and Frank Wimberly.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival announced their annual awards Monday morning at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.

    The festival’s Audience Awards went to Stephen Frears’s “Philomena,” a drama starring Dame Judi Dench, and “Desert Runners,” Jennifer Steinman’s documentary about the 4 Deserts Race Series of 150-mile ultramarathons. Irene Taylor Brodsky’s “One Last Hug (…And a Few Smooches): Three Days at Grief Camp” won the Audience Award for Best Short.

  •    Filmed in Bellport over a period of 18 days for $700,000, "The Maid's Room" has the look of an expensive Hollywood production. “We did everything we could to make a local film, but not a small film,” says Michael Walker, its director.