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  • Thursday, July 18
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL, co­ed games, Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, from 6 p.m.

    Saturday, July 20
    TENNIS, Pro-Am tournament to benefit the Retreat, Hampton Racquet Club, Buckskill Road, East Hampton, 4-6 p.m.
    POLO, opening day, Two Trees Stables, Hayground Road, Bridge­­hampton, 4 p.m.

    Sunday, July 21
    TRIATHLON, Montauk Sprint, one-half mile swim, 14-mile bike, and 5K trail run to the lighthouse, East Lake Drive, 7 a.m.

  • Three Races, Three Wins
        Owen Dawson, a Penn State miler and half-miler who is working this summer at the Gubbins Running Ahead New Balance store here, is indeed running ahead.
        As of earlier this week, Dawson, who is one of four elite collegiate runners in Gubbins’s employ, had won all three races he’d entered — in Mastic, West Chester, Pa. (his hometown), and Bellport. As a result, he’s won “about $1,250” in prize money.

  •     The East Hampton Historical Society Antiques Show will return to Mulford Farm on Saturday and Sunday. The show will open with a preview cocktail party tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m., and will offer patrons an early buying opportunity of the various antiques, art, jewelry, and collectibles that will be on display. Steven Gambrel, an interior designer, will serve as the honorary chairman of the Friday preview. Ticket proceeds will benefit the East Hampton Historical Society.

  •    Friday, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Growing Farmers,” a short documentary about the work that the Peconic Land Trust is doing with new farmers on eastern Long Island. The film won the audience award for Best Short Film at last year’s Hamptons International Film Festival.

  •    Dick Cavett will read the leading role of Len in Joni Fritz’s “In the Car with Blossom and Len” on July 29 at Guild Hall. Lynne Taylor-Corbett will direct. Proceeds of the reading will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at
    At Guild Hall
        On Saturday at 4 p.m., John Alexander will speak about his work at Guild Hall. An interview with the artist appears on C1.

  •    The Southampton Center, a new arts and cultural center at 25 Job’s Lane in Southampton Village, has announced a schedule of free programs to be presented throughout the rest of the summer. It will include movie showings, visual art presentations, live concerts, dance performances, interactive educational workshops, and children’s programs such as the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre.

  •    The Neo-Political Cowgirls will bring back EVE, a “theater immersion experience” with a “bath of music, art, and story,” according to the organizers at LTV Studios in Wainscott, from July 23 to Aug. 4.
        A special preview will take place at the Topping Rose House during the Guild Hall Young Contemporaries summer party on Saturday (more information below).
        Tickets for performances are $25 purchased online at and $40 at the door.

  •     Tom Clavin will discuss “The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream” on Saturday for the Amagansett Library’s Authors After Hours series.

  • “The Art of Steampunk”
        “What is Steampunk? In three short words, Steampunk is Victorian science fiction.” So writes G.D. Falksen in his introduction to “The Art of Steampunk” by Art Donovan, just out in a revised second edition from Fox Chapel Publishing. Victorian is here meant as an evocation, referring to a heavily decorative look, an aesthetic, wholeheartedly and enthusiastically influenced by early industrialization.

  • East Hampton Village

    On the afternoon of July 1, a man complained to police that he’d purchased lottery tickets at a store on Park Place but was not given them. Police spoke with the store’s owner, who said the man had repeatedly thrown money on the counter, asking for the tickets, but then put the money back in his pocket. Police determined that there had been no exchange of money between the two, and asked the man to leave the store.

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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.