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  • Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions for Kander and Ebb’s “The World Goes ’Round” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 9 at the center’s Levitas Center for the Arts. Rehearsals will begin immediately after the auditions.

    The play will run from Oct. 23 through Nov. 9. More information is available from Michael Disher, the director, at mbentondisher@gmail.com.

  • Harold Ralston Simmons Jr., an internationally noted interior designer, died at home in East Hampton on Aug. 12.
  • Jazz en Plein Air, the Parrish Art Museum’s Friday night series, will conclude for the summer tomorrow with a 6 p.m. performance by Hector Martignon’s Foreign Affair Quartet. Mr. Martignon, who was born in Colombia and is based in New York City, has composed, orchestrated, produced, performed, and recorded music in a wide spectrum of genres. His two most recent CDs were nominated for Grammy Awards.

  • Marianne Toy of Sag Harbor Village, whose smile was the first thing people noticed about her, her family said, died on Aug. 5 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
  • Patricia A. Reilly Dunn, who lived on Newtown Lane in East Hampton for 50 years and in that time managed the Sea Spray Inn and worked as a real estate broker at the Windward and Devlin McNiff agencies, died on Aug. 13 at home in Ridge after a brief illness.
  • The Shelter Island Friends of Music’s free concert series will present Intersection, a music trio based in New York City, on Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

    Intersection features Laura Frautschi on violin, Kristina Reiko Cooper on cello, and John Novacek on piano. Its repertoire ranges from the classic, multiple-instrument concerti of Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelssohn to new works written by such young composers as Patrick Zimmerli, Kenji Bunch, Dan Coleman, and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

  • Deborah Feingold, a New York photographer known for her portraits of actors, musicians, designers, and other public figures, many of which have graced book covers, will sign copies of hew new book, “Music,” on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at John Varvatos on Newtown Lane.

  • Vera Lens Holden, a Montauk resident for over 40 years and one of the first occupants of a Leisurama house in Culloden Shores, died on Aug. 13 in Farmington, Conn.
  • A celebration of the life of David Carney, a former United Nations economist, educator, and author who worked extensively in Africa and the West Indies before retiring to Sag Harbor in 1985, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Bridgehampton Senior Center.
  • East Hampton Town announced Tuesday that it has won a $9.9 million federal grant to buy low-lying properties along the water in Lazy Point, Amagansett.

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.