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  •    This weekend, Neoteric Fine Art will hold an Amagansett AudioVision festival at its gallery and grounds on Main Street in that hamlet. It will begin Saturday with live music by Thank You Scientist, the Ben Levin Group, and the Montauk Project from 4 to 9 p.m. An exhibition of album cover art and art on vinyl records, “The Vinyl Art Show,” will also be on view then.

  •    The Sylvester Manor Farmers will gather for a summer contra dance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The band DuneGrass, with Dave Harver as caller, will lead the traditional barn dancing with fiddles, mandolins, and old-time calls. This musical event for the whole family will take place on the lawn of Sylvester Manor, at 80 North Ferry Road on Shelter Island. Admission is $10, and $5 for students.

  •     “Summer Roses III,” a classical and operatic recital, will be given on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center. Sarah Moulton Faux, a soprano, and Junko Ohtsu, a violinist, will perform works by Paganini, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Puccini, and Donizetti.

  • Fortune in His Eyes

  •    The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association has named Fran Castan the 2013 Long Island poet of the year. The honor goes to a “nationally known and well-respected poet who champions poetry” through his or her “writing, teaching, and support of the Long Island community of poets,” the association said in a release.
        An induction ceremony, reading, and reception will take place on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at the association’s home at 246 Old Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station.

  • Amagansett

    An East Hampton Town employee spoke to police after discovering on July 15 that a graffiti artist had drawn a portrait of the late reggae star Bob Marley and the words “One Love” and “Bob Marley” inside the men’s bathroom at Albert’s Landing Beach. Police found a stenciled image of a whale with the words “Free Willy” spray-painted in the same location, as well as “nonspecific cartoon characters in various poses” on the walls of the women’s bathroom.

  • “Pippi Longstocking”

        The young actors of Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, will take the musical “Pippi Longstocking” to the stage at Pierson High School this weekend.

        The musical is an original script by Jerry Leonard based on the series of books by Astrid Lindgren about a brash girl who lives along with a monkey and a horse. Helene Leonard will direct the production and Amanda Jones and James Benard will provide musical accompaniment.

  • East Hampton Town

    Arts Council Appointments

        After establishing an East Hampton Arts Council last month, the East Hampton Town Board appointed 12 members to the group at a meeting last Thursday. The group includes visual artists and art instructors along with an art lawyer, a collector and photographer, a theater director, a writer and publisher, and owners of a gallery and a music store.

  •     Larry Cantwell, the Democratic and Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town supervisor, will lead a Montauk “listen in” with his Democratic running mates, Job Potter and Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at Gurney’s Inn. They have invited residents to discuss their concerns about the hamlet and share ideas for what town government can to improve things.

  •     Ronald A. Fleming, who devoted his life to the Amagansett Presbyterian Church after retiring from careers as a teacher and an antiques dealer, died at his Meeting House Lane home in the hamlet on July 13. He had been diagnosed with melanoma earlier this year and had spent his last days surrounded by his friends and beautiful gardens, said Ralph Prizio, his caregiver and friend of almost 40 years. He was 72. 

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  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.