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  • The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will host “The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants,” an illustrated talk by Gregg Tepper, a horticulturalist and consultant, on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House.

    Currently director of horticulture at Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek, Mr. Tepper will discuss the ways native plants, wildflowers of forest and field, appeal to the five senses. He has lectured extensively on native plants throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom.

  • Comedy will take over the Bay Street stage on Saturday at 8 p.m. when Joseph Vecsey will host the All-Star Comedy Show, a recurring program that features up-and-coming comedians.

    Saturday’s program will include Mike Brown, Nore Davis, and Yannis Pappas, in addition to Mr. Vecsey. Mr. Brown, a comedian and writer from Harlem, has performed at such comedy venues as Caroline’s Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, and Laugh Lounge.

  • Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “A Night to Rock” with G.E. Smith, a guitar master and former “Saturday Night Live” bandleader, and David Broza, an acclaimed Israeli singer-songwriter, tomorrow at 8 p.m.

  • The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction or memoir, of up to 2,000 words. Please send submissions for review by email, in text or Word format, to submissions@ehstar.com.

  • East Hampton

    An alert Stuart’s Lane woman noticed an unauthorized charge on her bank card in February. Jennifer Cunningham disputed the charge, which the bank then reversed. On March 23, after investigating, the bank informed her that someone had apparently been using her Social Security number in an attempt to change her address. The bank has changed the account number.

    East Hampton Village

  • Goat on a Boat Presents ‘The Joshua Show’

    Joshua Holden, a puppeteer and performer whose production “The Joshua Show” won best performance and audience favorite awards at the Puppeteers of America’s National Festival in 2013, will perform at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Parents of East Hampton children who will be 4 on or before Dec. 1 will want to mark their calendars for April 14 or 15, when the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center holds open registration for next year’s prekindergarten program, the first to go for the full school day.

  • Nella Martin, a homemaker who raised eight children, was known as a crochet expert others called upon for guidance with a project. Though it was a skill she learned early in life, as she grew older she crocheted more frequently. She specialized in making baby clothes and baptismal outfits, and kept a room filled with yarn and wool.

    Her daughter JoAnn Martin, who lived with her, said she often found that her mother had fallen into a nap in her crochet chair with a needle still in her hand.

  • Nella Martin, a homemaker who raised eight children, was known as a crochet expert others called upon for guidance with a project. Though it was a skill she learned early in life, as she grew older she crocheted more frequently. She specialized in making baby clothes and baptismal outfits, and kept a room filled with yarn and wool.

    Her daughter JoAnn Martin, who lived with her, said she often found that her mother had fallen into a nap in her crochet chair with a needle still in her hand.

  • Michael Brian Hessler, a retired New York City police officer who lived in Montauk until last year, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Jan. 29 after a long illness. He was 75.

    In 2000, he moved from Florida to Montauk, where Mr. Hessler “toughed out” the winters, to make his wife happy and be closer to family, his granddaughter Jessi Carlson said. Last year, he and his wife decided they didn’t need all the room in their house on Kirk Avenue and moved to Ridge.

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