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  •    Shelter Island Friends of Music will present the Linden String Quartet on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church at 32 North Ferry Road (Route 114). The quartet will perform music by Haydn, Bolcom, and Mendelssohn. A meet-the-artists reception with refreshments will follow. Admission is free, but donations will be welcomed. More information is at 749-2251.
     

  •    The public has been invited to the preview week of “Journey Back to the Wikun Village” at the Wikun (Shinnecock for “good”) Village, the Shinnecock Museum’s new outdoor living culture attraction, today through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

  •    Before Saturday’s performance of “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)” by Sarah Ruhl, the Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival, also known as HITFest, will hold a benefit at the Bridgehampton Community House for its summer outdoor performance of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

  •    Free performances are on tap from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday in Amagansett. Innersleeve Records and Crossroads Music, both in Amagansett Square, will feature free performances by artists including Jewlee Trudden and InCircles as well as Mamalee Rose and Friends. Liz Joyce of Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre will give a free puppet performance from 6 to 6:30 in the square. In the event of rain, that performance will be held at the Stephen Talkhouse.

  • Kids’ Reviewers Impaneled
        Reviewing children’s books: all delicacy and tact, or a merciless weeding out? At the Amagansett Library on Saturday, a panel of reviewers will discuss what makes a good children’s book, what criteria goes into an evaluation, and even what might make one “literary.”

  • East Hampton

    A jacket containing a new iPhone and $80 in cash was removed from a locker at the recreation park on Abraham’s Path while its owner, Seguado Tacyri, played soccer on April 12.

    A jar of prescription pills was stolen last weekend from Cindy Voripaieff’s house on Oakview Highway. The thief apparently got past two large dogs while Ms. Voripaieff was away. She made the report Sunday night.

  • Decoupage Book Collage

  •     The Sag Harbor Elementary School will have an open house on Monday at 6:30 p.m. The evening, whose theme is “a celebration of our children,” will include classroom visits and tours of the school’s gymnasium, computer room, music room, art room, science lab, and library.

        Student-led instrumental and vocal groups will provide entertainment. Guides will be available and tour groups will assemble for school district residents whose children do not currently attend the school.

  •     The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has selected nine graduate students as Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellows, with each to receive up to $40,000 for postgraduate work.
        The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation created the Sabin Fellowship program at Yale in 2011 to provide scholarship support for students from developing countries, and to provide additional postgraduate awards to those students returning to their home countries. 

  •     On Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dowling College in Oakdale will sponsor its first Latino summit. Its purpose is to expose high school students and their families to college and career opportunities. Activities include a panel discussion with graduates and current students, a campus tour, a workshop on financial aid and scholarships, admissions tutorials, and information regarding immigration laws and regulations.
    To R.S.V.P. visit  dowling.edu/latinosummit.

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  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • 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.