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  • Readings of Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” will take place at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.
  • The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column of between 700 and 1,200 words. Submissions can be sent for review by email, in text or Word format, to submissions@ehstar.com.
  • The Met: Live in HD will present a simulcast of Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of Puccini’s “La Boheme” on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Guild Hall. Alicia Longwell, the chief curator of the Parrish Art Museum, will introduce the program.
  • Police made repeated visits to the Sloppy Tuna on South Emerson Street, starting at 4:35 a.m. last Thursday, as the establishment’s loud exterior fire alarm kept going off. Police made at least five visits to the shuttered bar over the course of more than two days.
  • Animals from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will be in the Amagansett Library’s community room on Saturday at 2 p.m. An array of critters, including a snake, a turtle, a bird of prey, and various creepy crawlies, will be available to meet.
  • Donald R. Smith of Manhattan and East Hampton died on Nov. 5 of prostate cancer. He was 80.
  • Lisa Anne Hegner Ward, a Montauk woman who was devoted to her church, her children’s schools, and to East Hampton High School’s basketball teams, died at home on Feb. 5. She was 55.
  • Deborah Lee Scheffer of Montauk died unexpectedly on Friday at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital of complications related to childbirth. She was 36. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Scheffer, and the couple’s two sons, Coen, age 4, and Benjamin, a newborn.
  • Michel Berty, an international businessman and IT pioneer, died at home in Wainscott on Feb. 12 of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 78.
  • Herbert Haucke of Montauk, a partner in an insurance firm in Manhattan that he built into a successful business, died on Feb. 1 at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead after a fall. He was 84.

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  • After nine years, the Hayground School in Bridgehampton announced Monday there will no longer be a Friday afternoon farmers market on its grounds.
  • The students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will perform their spring production, “Coppelia,” a comedic ballet, Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater.
  • Saturday happenings include Record Store Day, the Sportsmen's Expo, and Pints and Pups.
  • Two workshops on important and serious subjects for teens will be held in the coming days — on suicide awareness on Saturday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and on dating violence at the East Hampton Library on Wednesday.
  • East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman will be the speakers at a League of Women Voters of the Hamptons forum on Monday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.
  • Project Most, the nonprofit that runs after-school programs at the Springs School and the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, will hold its annual Empty Bowls soup fund-raiser on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Amagansett American Legion on Montauk Highway.

    This year, roughly 30 soups and stews prepared by expert chefs and local restaurants are expected. The cost is $15, $5 for children under 14. Quarts of soup to go are $15. Doughnuts will be provided by Dreesen’s, and Kona Ice will be there with ices for dessert.

    East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez will be honored.

  • Citizens for Access Rights will hold a fund-raiser trivia night at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett tomorrow at 7. Teams of four can sign up in advance for $25 per person, $20 for current CfAR members, at citizensforaccessrights.com. Anyone who wants to take part but cannot form a team will be matched up with other players. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first question at 7.

    CfAR advocates on behalf of four-wheel-drive enthusiasts who use the town’s ocean and bay beaches.

  • The Hampton Classic horse show has called for submissions for artwork for its annual poster. The deadline for entries is March 1.
  • Victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting will be honored on Saturday, as a group of East Hampton residents initiates lobbying efforts for gun control and school safety.
  • The death of Montauk’s Deborah Lee Scheffer on Feb. 9 has inspired an outpouring of generosity.

    Ms. Scheffer, who died on Feb. 9 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital from complications of childbirth, was survived by her husband, Dan Scheffer, and the couple’s two sons, Coen, age 4, and Benjamin, their newborn.

    A GoFundMe page was created the next day by the Scheffer family and friends with the intention of raising money to help support Mr. Scheffer and his children through the difficult times to come.