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  •     Helen Louise Freytag, a bookkeeper who had made Springs and East Hampton her home since World War II, died on Friday at Southampton Hospital. She was 86 and had been in declining health for the past couple of years.
        Known to her friends as Louise, she was born on Dec. 22, 1926, in Greenfield, Mo., to Russell William Brooks and the former Anna M. Barnard. She grew up in Oakland, Calif., where her parents moved when she was a child.

  • AMAGANSETT
    B. and N. Edwards Jr. Trust to DCP418 L.L.C., 418 Cranberry Hole Road, 1.46 acres (vacant), Dec. 7, $875,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    S. Schotland Trust to P. Gaynor, 163 Three Mile Harbor Road, Jan. 25, $475,000.
    P., B., and B. Carabine to T. Self and K. O’Neill, 28 Robert’s Lane, .94 acre, Feb. 1, $975,000.
    P. Flynn to G. Montesano Trust, 49 Osborne Lane, .41 acre, Feb. 15, $1,200,000.
    M. Finn to C. and Y. Nicholls, 591 Hand’s Creek Road, .92 acre, Feb. 25, $1,125,000.

  • Thursday, April 18
    BOYS LACROSSE, Bellport at East Hampton, 3:30 p.m.
    SOFTBALL, Kings Park at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, April 19
    BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at East Islip, nonleague, 4:15 p.m.
    GIRLS LACROSSE, Harborfields at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

  •    The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
       Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to submissions@ehstar.com, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.

  • Storytelling Techniques
        Memoir: It’s all the rage, whether you’re a reader, a writer, or a publisher. How about workshopper?

  •     The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its next concert, which will feature Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” and Bach’s Cantata No. 79. Those wishing to audition are invited to sit in for the first rehearsal on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton. Auditions will take place on April 29 with Mark Mangini, the society’s music director, and most rehearsals will be on Mondays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the church.

  •     Following a sold-out run at Manhattan Theater Company’s Studio at Stage II, “Murder Ballad,” featuring music and lyrics by Juliana Nash, an indie rock singer-songwriter who lives in Amagansett, will transfer to the Union Square Theater for a nine-week engagement. The musical will feature three of the cast members from its M.T.C. run, John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Will Swenson. Caissie Levy will join them in the role of Sara. The musical has received five Lucille Lortel nominations, including best musical.

  •     Marco Albonetti, a saxophonist, and Annalisa Mannarini, a pianist, will perform a duo concert titled “Postcards From Dreamland” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library.

  •     Dictaphone Group, which creates live art performances based on findings and stories produced through research on space and oral history, will present “Nothing to Declare,” a lecture performance that explores borders within Lebanon, those between Lebanon and its neighbors, and across the Arab world, tomorrow from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Watermill Center.

  • Lane closures likely in pothole repair job expected to last until first week of May

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  • 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.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 

    WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.

  • There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.

  • With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets abound. Take a look at what's coming up this weekend from Southampton to Montauk:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

    ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.