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  • The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will hold open auditions for “Time Stands Still,” Donald Margulies’s drama about a photojournalist torn between her desire for a settled existence and her addiction to life on the front lines of the world’s trouble spots. Auditions will take place Nov. 2 and 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Quogue Community Hall.

  • The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading of Lyle Kessler’s play “Orphans” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., directed by Sawyer Avery and Megan Minutillo and featuring Joe Pallister, Christopher Imbrosciano, and Mr. Avery.

  • The Montauk Library will present “Moving Pictures: Classical Music in Cartoons,” a free piano concert by Alina Kiryayeva, Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The program is inspired by several cartoons from American animation’s golden age, which featured such characters as Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, and Tom and Jerry as concert artists playing the works of important classical composers.

  • Lee Zeldin, who is seeking for a second time to defeat Representative Tim Bishop for a seat in Congress, was selected by House Speaker John Boehner to deliver a weekly Republican address.
  • The parade planned for Saturday, Oct. 11, may have been rained out, but the Montauk Fire Department continued the celebration of its 75th anniversary on Sunday with an open house and a pancake breakfast.
  • East Hampton Village

    A number of black Lincoln Navigators were reported “driving up and down” Pondview Lane Friday evening. An officer sent to investigate told the caller there was a film festival event at Guild Hall and several of the participants’ vehicles were parked nearby. “Situation normal,” the officer said.

    James Fennell’s recycling center permit was stolen from his car while it was parked in the long-term lot by the train station last week.

  • Jack-o-Lantern Time

    And suddenly it’s pumpkin-carving time again. Carve them too soon and they’re rotten by Halloween. Wait too long and what’s the point? On Wednesday, the East Hampton Library will provide all the materials for a carving session for kids 4 and older from 4 to 5 p.m. That includes stencils and a “safety carving kit,” not to mention battery-operated tea lights to make it glow.

  • October in East Hampton is officially Recycling Awareness Month. During this inaugural observation, the East Hampton recycling and litter committee has a bevy of activities to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling.

  • Skeet, trap, rifle, and pistol shooters have been invited to the Maidstone Gun Club’s annual turkey shoot on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an air-rifle division for children.

    The club is off Daniels Hole Road, a short distance north of the East Hampton Airport. The public has been invited. No animals will be harmed in the event; gift certificates for turkeys and chickens will be awarded to the category winners. Refreshments, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and soda, will be available.

  • Jack William Henry Mattair, a psychoanalyst who formerly practiced in Manhattan and East Hampton, died in his sleep at home in East Hampton on Friday. He was 81. His family said the cause of death was not known.

    A graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Mattair earned a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University and a master’s degree in psychoanalysis from the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in Manhattan. He later became a faculty member there.

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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.

  • With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets abound. Take a look at what's coming up this weekend from Southampton to Montauk:


    ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.