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  •    “Growing Farmers,” a short documentary about the work that the Peconic Land Trust is doing with new farmers on the East End, will be shown at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Friday, July 19.

  •    The annual Bridgehampton Antiques and Design Fair will be open tomorrow through Sunday at the Bridgehampton Community House. In a packed week of art fairs and related events, this fair will feature, among many less elderly items, a fossil mural said to be from 50 million years ago, a 19th-century Belgian day bed, and 4,000-year-old jade.

  •    Tomorrow, the Sag Harbor Historical Society will hold its Fridays on the Porch with Rebecca Radin of the Parrish Art Museum. She will speak at the Annie Cooper Boyd House about William Merritt Chase’s Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art and its influence on Boyd’s art. The talk and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception will begin at 5 p.m.

  •     Paul Reiser will take the stage this week at the Bay Street Theatre’s Comedy Club on Monday.
        He is best known for his role as Paul Buchman on NBC’s long-running comedy “Mad About You,” in which he starred with Helen Hunt, and won an Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award, and Screen Actors Guild nominations for best actor in a comedy series.

  •    On Saturday, at the Montauk Library, the classical pianist Drew Peterson will perform a concert titled “Mostly Chopin . . . and Some Surprises!”
        Considered a child prodigy, Mr. Peterson started playing piano at the age of 5. Now, at the age of 19, he has performed solo and concerto recitals in Europe and the United States.
        He is a graduate of both Harvard University and the Juilliard School. The free performance will feature pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, and Barber, and will start at 7:30 p.m.

  •    Monday is the final film submission deadline for the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, which will take place Dec. 6 through 8 at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre.
        Filmmakers from Montauk to Manhattan can submit their entries as a short (up to 40 minutes), a feature length (41 to 180 minutes), or a student film (maximum of 15 minutes).

  • And Now, Authors After Hours
        Here’s a summer reading series of some note. Authors After Hours starts Saturday at the Amagansett Library at 6 p.m., when Paul Tough, who has been an editor at The New York Times Magazine and Harper’s, weighs in on the importance simple gumption plays in children’s future life outcomes. More so than I.Q., he argues in “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.”

  •     He remembers walking into a wall when he first noticed her at the New York Sports Club in 2002. But it was not until many months later that Andrea Retzky and Brian Lessig actually spoke to each other, when their workout mats ended up next to each other’s at a Saturday morning class. That conversation led to dating, which evolved into a friendship and then an off-and-on relationship.

  •     Marla Gagnum and Adrian Morris were married on June 15 in the garden at Ms. Gagnum’s house in East Hampton. Jayne Sherman, a Universal Life minister, officiated.

        Leslie Basaldua of New York City and Wainscott, the bride’s sister, was the matron of honor and John Picker of Shelter Island and Savannah, Ga., was the best man.

  •     The Summer Institute of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, a series of performances, lectures, and other programs, gets under way tomorrow when Adam Mintz, a Modern Orthodox rabbi and faculty member at City and Queens Colleges, speaks at 2:30 p.m. Rabbi Mintz will also lead Torah study on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

        Sharon Mintz, the rabbi’s wife, is the curator of Jewish Art at the Jewish Seminary in Manhattan and a senior consultant on Judaica for Sotheby’s.

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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.