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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.

  • Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater will hold a sneak preview of “Chapter & Verse,” a film by Jamal Joseph, an Oscar-nominated writer, activist, former Black Panther, and professor at Columbia University’s graduate film program, on Sunday afternoon at 2. A question-and-answer session with Mr. Joseph will follow the screening, which will benefit Impact Repertory Theatre and the Eastville Community Historical Society.
  • A reception will be held tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Art Barge on Napeague for “Art Sail,” a show by the Barge artists. Roisin Bateman and Mark Webber, two East End painters, will exhibit new work at the Jackson Carriage House in Amagansett tomorrow through Sunday, with a reception set for Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Rae Ferren, whose distinctive impressionistic paintings captured the space and light of the East End, died on Sept. 6 at Southampton Hospital. She was 87 and had been ill for several years with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological disorder.

  • In 1998, Sandy Tolan, an American journalist and author, met Ramzi Aburedwan, a 19-year-old Palestinian musician living at the time with his impoverished grandparents in a refugee camp near Ramallah on the West Bank. That meeting led to a piece on National Public Radio about the young musician with a dream of a career in music and “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land,” Mr. Tolan’s 2015 book about Mr. Aburedwan and the broader social and cultural context in which his story has unfolded.
  • “My Lessons From Dogs,” a solo show written and performed by Patrick Christiano and directed by Kate Mueth, will be presented at Guild Hall on Sunday afternoon at 2. The program will benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.
  • After catching its breath following a busy summer, the Watermill Center is ready to welcome fall with a weekend open house featuring talks and open rehearsals by four resident artists and the final International Brunch of 2016.
  • The Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue has announced an open call for submissions for a juried show of small photographic works, with the circle as the theme. The East Hampton artist Gabriele T. Raacke will have a solo show of work, “Glass Menagerie,” tomorrow at Ashawagh Hall in Springs with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and remaining on view through Sunday.
  • “Dear Elizabeth: The Letters of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell,” a play in letters by Sarah Ruhl, will be performed at Guild Hall by Kathleen Chalfant and Harris Yulin on Saturday at 8 p.m. The friendship between Bishop and Lowell, two of the 20th century’s most notable poets, spanned 30 years and yielded more than 400 letters, from which Ms. Ruhl drew a portrait of the intertwined lives of two very different personalities.
  • Bastienne Schmidt, a mixed-media artist from Bridgehampton, will talk about and sign copies of her new book, “Typology of Women,” on Saturday at 5 p.m. at BookHampton in East Hampton. “The Second Annual Handmade Furniture Show” will open at Ashawagh Hall in Springs today and continue through Tuesday. A reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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