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  • John and Sarah Jaffe Turnbull both arrived on the East End in the early 1980s, but they didn’t meet until 15 years ago. “I heard that John taught a karate class for children, so I called him to see where the program was. My son Max started taking classes, and one thing led to another.”

    Married for 13 years, each pursues a number of different interests, including ceramics for her and martial arts for him, and both are committed to public service. “We have a good collaboration,” Ms. Turnbull said.

  • When the East Hampton Library’s new addition opened last June, it included the Baldwin Family Lecture Room, a versatile space for children’s programs, film screenings, poetry readings, lectures on local history, and author and book events.

  • Humanitarian Architecture

    The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, in association with A.I.A. Peconic, will present “Pro Bono: Architects Who Serve Humanity,” a discussion focusing on architects who volunteer their time for charitable causes, tomorrow at 6 p.m.

    Maziar Behrooz, an East Hampton architect known for work that involves civic, community, and art projects, will moderate a conversation between Sharon Davis, a New York architect, and Jane Walentas, an artist and philanthropist.

  • Gavin Zeigler’s studio on North Ferry Road on Shelter Island was originally a gas station, and the mint 1970 GMC pickup in one of the old garage bays suggests it might still be one. But a look inside reveals an expansive space filled with large work tables, storage cabinets, a paint-spattered wooden floor, a few paintings, and, usually, a couple of dogs that pretty much have the run of the place.

  • Jack Lenor Larsen at Parrish

    Jack Lenor Larsen, renowned textile designer and founder of LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, will discuss art, craft, and design at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m.

  • The East Hampton Library will present a tribute to the celebrated actor Eli Wallach, who died in June at the age of 98, on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Baldwin Family lecture room. The program will include a never-before-seen video of Wallach’s performance as Mr. Green, his last starring role on the stage. Jeff Baron, the author of “Visiting Mr. Green,” will discuss working with the actor for four years to bring the play to the stage.

  • “Time Stands Still,” the Tony Award-nominated drama by Donald Margulies, will open today at the Quogue Community Hall as the second production of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 30th anniversary season. The play will run through Jan. 25.

  • Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “Elvis 80: A Tribute to the King” on Saturday at 8 p.m. Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks and the Vendettas will celebrate Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday with a selection of his hits and other early rock ’n’ roll classics.

  • Upcoming at the Parrish

  • Christa and I made a quick trip to New York recently. As we turned east on 34th Street after emerging from the Midtown Tunnel, we saw at least 50 Santas heading west toward Herald Square to take part in SantaCon. I noticed that every costume was the same, down to the cheap black plastic belt, the white faux-fur trim, and the ludicrous beard. And I recalled my own experiences, many years ago, as a St. Nick imposter.

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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.