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  • An encore screening of Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “Norma,” which opened the new season of the Met: Live in HD two weeks ago, will take place at Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. The new production of the bel canto tragedy is conducted by Carlo Rizzi and directed by David McVicar. It stars Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which the soprano Renata Scotto has called “the Everest of opera.”
  • Art-inspired writing at the Parrish, Grace Schulman on John Ashbery at Canio's
  • The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.
  • Bonnie Jacobson, a therapist in private practice in Manhattan for more than 40 years and an adjunct professor of applied psychology at New York University, died at the age of 74 at Lenox Hill Hospital on Sept. 30 after a long illness.
  • Five lounge chairs belonging to the Ocean Dunes Apartments, which were padlocked and left on the beach last Thursday night, were stolen.
  • Richard W. McGowin, a former Montauk Fire Department chief and commissioner who served on the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Services oversight board for more than 30 years, died on Sept. 28 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
  • Richard Lee Morris Sr., a pioneering developer of SoHo properties in Manhattan who spent summers for more than 50 years at the Montauk Shores Condominium, died on Sept. 26 at Stony Brook University Hospital.
  • Josie Kalbacher of Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs, who spent her final days surrounded by friends and family, died at home on Sept. 29 from the complications of brain cancer, which had been diagnosed three years ago. She was 57.
  • Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
  • Visiting hours for William E. Havens Jr., an Amagansett bayman who had been a passionate advocate for commercial fishermen and who died on Sept. 28 in Boca Raton, Fla., after a series of illnesses, will be tomorrow at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton from 7 to 9 p.m.

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  • Tricks and treats aren't just for kids, at least not when the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is involved. On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., ARF will hold its annual Halloween Pawty — yes, you read that right — for adults, kids, and, of course, pets.
  • East Hampton Town and Southampton Town residents will have an opportunity to dispose safely of household hazardous waste on Saturday.

    The Stop Throwing Out Pollutants program for household hazardous waste disposal is coming to the Montauk transfer station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Also that day, the Town of Southampton’s Hampton Bays facility will host a STOP Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Looking ahead, Mandala Yoga Center for the Healing Arts and Sports Therapy and Sandra Geehring Foster of SGF Acupuncture will host Ou Wen Wei, a qigong grandmaster, on Oct. 28 and 29.
  • SouthamptonFest, a series of family-friendly activities, will mark fall in Southampton Village this weekend.
  • Filmmakers were in the spotlight on Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
  • Looking ahead to this weekend, the fourth annual Tyler Valcich Car Show is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Amagansett Firehouse. The show, which will include raffles, food and drinks, and live music by the Roses Grove Band and the 3Bs, will benefit the Tyler Project, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent suicide.

    The registration fee is $25. For spectators, admission is $10; children under 5 will be admitted free. Those wishing to register a vehicle have been asked to email cynthiamckelvey27@yahoo.com.  

  • Residents of the Sag Harbor School District overwhelmingly approved the 2018 budget for the John Jermain Memorial Library on Thursday and selected three new trustees to serve on the library board.

    Ann Sutphen, the current vice president, lost her bid for another term. Voters instead chose Gloria Brown, Carol Hance, and William McCoy for three-year terms starting Jan. 1. All three are new to the board. Ms. Brown was the top vote-getter with 171 ballots cast for her, Ms. Hance had 146, and Mr. McCoy 136. Janine M. Rayano ran as well.

  • Find service information for the various synagogues on the South Fork.
  • While in transit to North Carolina on Sunday, the fishing vessel Rianda S. requested safe harbor in New York from rough seas generated by Hurricane Jose. State Department of Environmental Conservation law enforcement and marine resources staff granted the request, and the boat arrived in Montauk at 4:30 p.m. The vessel was carrying fish caught in federal waters, including an estimated 6,000 pounds of fluke, and requested to land the fish in New York.

    New York's commercial fluke fishery is currently closed, and the entire 6,000-pound landing would have had to be deducted from the state's remaining quota of 40,000 pounds.

  • Drivers on the East End are being asked to go car-free and use more sustainable travel choices on Friday.