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  • For early-bird snowbirds, Lynn University in Boca Raton will present a one-night reading of  “East Hampton, Last Summer,” a new comedy with music by Tony Finstrom,  at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. A retired opera star and her playwright companion compete for social status in the bygone days of 1960. Tickets for the reading are $10 and available through

  • Michael Disher will offer a three-week acting class at the Southampton Cultural Center from Tuesday through Nov. 19.

    “The Vocal and Physical Monologue” will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Class size will be limited to 16 actors, who will gain an understanding of the range of their vocal skills and physicality using monologues.

    The $175 course is open to actors over the age of 16. Those interested can contact Mr. Disher at mbentondisher@ to request a brief informational form and further instructions.

  • Tomorrow at 6 p.m., Sandro Russo will perform the final concert of the Parrish Art Museum’s fall Salon Series. The Sicilian-born pianist will play works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Lowell Liebermann, a contemporary American composer.

    Mr. Russo graduated summa cum laude from the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory in 1995 and earned the pianoforte performing diploma from the Royal College of Music in London. He has performed at numerous concert halls and received many awards. In 2008, he performed at the Music Festival of the Hamptons opening night.

  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” will return as Bay Street’s Literature Live! production in November. Public performances of the play will begin on Friday, Nov. 7, and will continue through the next three weekends on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, some tickets for weekday performances, reserved for schools, will be offered based on availability.

  • Guild Hall will present the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD’s “Carmen” on Saturday at 1 p.m. Bizet’s melodrama features Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role and Aleksandrs Antonenko as her lover Don Jose. Ildar Abdrazakov completes the triangle as Escamillo, the bullfighter who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts. Tickets are $22, $20 for members, and $15 for students.

  • On Saturday at 5 p.m., the Watermill Center will present an open rehearsal of Lydian Junction. The group, which creates live art that incorporates performance, video, installation, music, and dance, has been in residency at the center since Oct. 14. They will complete it on Wednesday.

    Members of Lydian Junction are Sarah Cameron Sunde, Dages Juvelier Keates, Christopher Berg, Oliver Burns, and Karla Carballar, each of whom has a specialty, whether in dance, performance, video art, or other disciplines.

  • East Hampton

    A Bull Path Close woman reported having a $20,000 gold ring with a “blue-white stone diamond” stolen from her nightstand on Aug. 30. Mary Winston told police the ring had belonged to her mother, and she had had it fitted for her pinkie. Detectives are investigating.

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  • On Saturday, hiking enthusiasts will mark South Fork Trails Day with a presentation about the more than 200 miles of trails in East Hampton Town.

  • Backpack Adventure

    Most of the fun for kids this week is of the Halloween variety, but those looking for something else may find it at the South Fork Natural History Museum on Saturday, when Crystal Possehl leads kids 8 to 12 on a backpack adventure in the Vineyard Field behind the Bridgehampton museum. Kids will use binoculars, magnifiers, a compass, and other outdoor tools to observe and record their findings starting at 10 a.m. Reservations have been requested.


    For Future Baby Sitters

  • Looking ahead, the Family Service League will sponsor a free, all-day workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Springs Presbyterian Church on Old Stone Highway in East Hampton. Titled Positive Parenting with a Plan, parents and professionals have been  invited to discuss such topics as children’s emotional well-being, strengthening families, and establishing a collaborative environment for addressing children’s issues. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 


  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.


    WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.

  • There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.