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  • The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will open its 30th season next Thursday at 7 p.m. with “Harvey,” Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a six-foot-tall rabbit visible to only a few people. The production will run through Nov. 9, with Thursday and Friday performances at 7 p.m., Saturday shows at 8, and Sunday matinees at 2:30.

  • The John Drew Theater Lab at Guild Hall will present a free staged reading by Patrick Christiano of his monologue “My Lessons From Dogs,” inspired by his 22 years with Norfolk Terriers, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

    Conceived from improvisations with people he meets while walking his dogs in Manhattan’s West Village, the autobiographical story chronicles the beginning of his theater writing, his return to acting in New York after a stint selling million-dollar houses on the South Fork, and his portrayal of Truman Capote in “Tru.”

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival announced the winners of its jury and special prizes on Monday. The Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award went to “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” written and directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. The Israeli film focuses on the male-dominated and sometimes decades-long process required under rabbinical law to dissolve a marriage.

  • East Hampton

    Two signs at Pantigo Road and Pantigo Place were vandalized during the overnight hours of Sept. 27. Signs for Pete’s Endless Summer Taco Shop and the East Hampton Healthcare Center were damaged. Police estimated the repair costs at $1,000.

    East Hampton Village

    Police received a report about a deer stuck in a fence at a house on East Hollow Road on Saturday. An officer freed the deer, which then bounded away onto the road, where it was immediately struck and killed by a vehicle.

  • Katie Osiecki of Amagansett received a proclamation from the New York State Assembly during an East Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday, honoring her for saving a woman who was drowning in Napeague Bay last year.

  • Creature Camouflage

    On Sunday at 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, Melanie Meade will lead a program for 3 to 6-year-olds on how animals camouflage themselves in nature. Kids will play an outdoor game and then do a craft inside. Advance sign-up has been requested.


    Rocket Day

  • The Montauk Chamber of Commerce is still short $4,000 for a fireworks display scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. as part of the fall festival. The expected cost of the display is $16,000. The chamber issued a challenge two weeks ago to business owners, who, according to Laraine Creegan, the chamber’s director, were not too excited by it. The Montauk Fire Department and the Atlantic Terrace Motel have both donated $5,000, she said.

  • Evelyn and Bill Bates of Springs will reach a milestone on Wednesday, as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple, who lived in East Hampton in earlier years, have three grown children. 

    Mr. Bates was active in the East Hampton Fire Department, and his wife was president of the department’s ladies auxiliary for a time. He started Bates Electric, which a son now runs. She taught Sunday school at the Springs Presbyterian Church for many years and established Red Hat Ladies groups in Florida and Springs, according to a friend, Susan Flaherty.

  • Monica M. Brennan, a former owner of the Blue Haven Motel in Montauk, died in Mountain Lakes, N.J., on Saturday, two weeks before her 82nd birthday, after a brief illness.

    Mrs. Brennan and her husband, Thomas Brennan, had lived in Rockland County for 20 years, where they raised seven children. Mr. Brennan enjoyed fishing in Montauk, and they moved there in 1978, buying the Blue Haven Motel. “Montauk was the beginning of many special moments and lasting memories,” her family said.

  • Madeline Patricia Betts, who spent much of her life in Sag Harbor as both a year-round and summer resident, died at Sem Haven, a residential care center in Milford, Ohio, on Sept. 29. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six years ago, her family said. She was 90.

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