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  •     East End and New York poets will turn out in force Saturday for one of their own, Harvey Shapiro, who will be remembered through recollections and readings of his work starting at 6 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton.
        Mr. Shapiro, who lived in Brooklyn and East Hampton, was the author of numerous collections of poems, his most recent being “The Sights Along the Harbor,” from 2006. He was an editor at The New York Times Magazine and, from 1975 to 1983, the editor of The Times Book Review. He died on Jan. 7 at the age of 88.

  •    Local artists will lead workshops from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Watermill Center, as part of the center’s Saturdays @ WMC series, which aims to find new ways for visitors to interact with the art collections, studios, kitchen and more.
        Yoga will be featured, led by Geoffrey Nimmer, as will puppet-making with Andrea Cote. There will be tours of the buildings and grounds, and a presentation by Mary Woltz, the owner and beekeeper at Bee’s Needs.
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  •    The Wellness Foundation of East Hampton will be the beneficiary of an event to be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at a private residence on Dunemere Lane. Joe Cross, the star of the award-winning documentary “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead,” and founder of Reboot with Joe, will be honored.
        Vegan hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served, and Jane Hastay, Peter Martin Weiss, and John Cataletto will provide live music. Tickets cost $150 and can be ordered through or by calling 329-2590. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

  •    LongHouse Reserve’s annual container invitational, “Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VI,” in which top landscape designers, artists, and other horticultural professionals compete to see who can create the most striking “container” of plant material, will open to the public on Saturday. Visitors may vote for their favorites for the People’s Choice Award starting at 2 p.m. This year’s judges, all of them well known in the field, are Tovah Martin, Paula Dietz, and Jack deLashmet.    

  •     Guild Hall will be the home of a literal variety of events beginning tonight with the visiting group Our Fabulous Variety Show presenting “An Eclectic Cabaret,” an evening of burlesque, melodies, comedy, and dances, hosted by the Rev. Ricky Ray and featuring a large ensemble of local talent. Shows will begin at 7:30 tonight and tomorrow. It is a benefit for Your Day Away, which gives parents of children with special needs a day of rest and pampering. Tickets start at $15 and are available on the group’s Web site.

  • Stony Brook doctors were unable to save a girl who was hit by a vehicle on Route 27 in East Hampton Village Saturday afternoon. Police have not released the victim's name.
  • Fab Dads

        At the East Hampton and Amagansett Libraries this week, kids can enjoy a little art along with their books. A Surrealist-inspired program at the East Hampton Library tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. will have kids 4 and older swirling and folding to create a paint surprise. Then on Wednesday, the same age group can listen to a summer story and let their summer dreams loose during a craft session. The program runs from 4 to 5 p.m. Adults must accompany the young ones.

  •     An East Hampton Town police undercover operation Friday to root out sellers of alcoholic beverages who sell, knowingly or unknowingly, to minors, resulted in five arrests.

        “For the most part, there is compliance to the law,” Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said Tuesday about local merchants.

  • East Hampton

    Kathryn Perry of Atlantic Street told police that she had applied for a job in early May and received an e-mail that she thought was confirming her employment. It was followed by an e-mail asking for personal information. She responded but was suspicious, and when she received a request via e-mail to do a series of bank transactions, she contacted police. The East Hampton Town Police looked into the sender of the e-mails and discovered an apparent pattern of fraudulent transactions.

  •     Mina M. Kennedy, “the last of the line of an amazing generation in our family,” her daughter Patti Tuths recalled, died on June 4 at home in East Hampton after a brief illness. She was 96.
        Mrs. Kennedy, her daughter said, “was about family and friends. She had great faith and was the strongest person I ever knew. She kept us all close.”

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  • 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.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.