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  • 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. 
  • Suzanne Ellen Goell, a pianist who had written art and music reviews for The West End Word, a community newspaper in St. Louis, eventually becoming its managing editor and publisher, died at home on Hand’s Creek Road in East Hampton on Sept. 12 of heart failure.
  • Mary H. Mulholland had been in failing health for a while, but according to her daughter Brigitte M. Lenihan of Springs, that didn’t keep her from enjoying her 89th birthday party, which 50 people attended. She died at home in Springs almost three weeks later, on Sept. 26.
  • Kent Edward Metz Sr., who grew up in Wainscott and graduated from East Hampton High School in 1968, died on Sept. 17 in a truck accident in Florida.
  • Dale Booher, an architect and garden designer who was among the founders of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, died on Sept. 15 at home on Shelter Island.
  • Jill Beth Sleed of Kingston, N.Y., a daughter of Judy Sleed of East Hampton and the late Joel Sleed, died at the Kingston Hospital on Friday, surrounded by family members and her best friend.
  • From anarchy to bombings, illness, and death, a random sampling of documentary films from this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival seems, on the surface at least, to be a grim affair. Yet, there are tales of hope and triumph as well. Following are some glimpses of what will be screened and what cannot be missed.
  • The Southampton Cultural Center’s Center Stage will present Christopher Hampton’s translation of Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” from next Thursday through Oct. 30. The Tony Award-winning play, which is subtitled “A Comedy — Without the Manners,” involves two sets of parents who meet to discuss an altercation between their sons. As it progresses, the evening dissolves into chaos as the parents become increasingly childish and brutally truthful.
  • The Salon Series, the classical music program of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, will open its fall series tomorrow at 6 p.m. with a concert by William McNally, a pianist whose repertory ranges from classical to ragtime.
  • Janet Lee Berg's first novel involves a father in Nazi-occupied Holland who trades a painting by Rembrandt for his daughter’s safety and that of 25 other Jews.

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