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  • Friday, April 26
    GIRLS LACROSSE, Hampton Bays at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    SOFTBALL, East Hampton at Bellport, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at Southampton, 4:30 p.m.
    BASEBALL, Bayport-Blue Point at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, April 27
    TRACK,  East Hampton boys and girls at Westhampton Beach invitational, 9 a.m.
    SOFTBALL, Harborfields at East Hampton, 11 a.m.
    RUGBY,  Casino Night, benefit Montauk Rugby Club, Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, 7-10 p.m.

  •    The Southampton Cultural Center’s Rising Stars piano series will present Di Wu, a prizewinner in the 2009 Van Cliburn competition, on Saturday at 7 p.m. She will perform works by Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, and Ravel.

  •     A festive crowd will fill the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill for its annual Spring Fling, this the first in its new Herzog and de Meuron building. Drinks, including ales from the South­ampton Publick House, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and music by Todd Barrie are promised. The co-chairwomen for this event are Susan Davis and Nancy Hardy.

  •     Actors in the Round Table Theatre Company and Academy’s Speaking Shakespeare class will make their final presentations on Monday at 7 p.m. on the John Drew stage at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Admission is free to see the fruits of an eight-week master class on the Bard’s sonnets and scenes.

  •    Four Bay Street Theatre supporters will be honored Saturday at a benefit dinner at East Hampton Point restaurant that will feature a performance by Joy Behar. David Bray, Ana R. Daniel, Michael Grim, and James Osburn will be thanked — and roasted — during the 8 p.m. event. Tickets cost $175, or $300 for a couple.

  •    Staff at the Water Mill Museum are accepting applications for its summer members art exhibit, to be held at the museum from June 20 to July 8. Photographers, sculptors, printmakers, paint­­ers, and others have been invited to take part in the non-juried show at which their work can be sold.

  •     Classically trained musicians ages 11 through 17 will perform works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Albeniz, and Beethoven at a benefit concert for the Katy’s Courage Fund on Friday, May 3, at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater.

  • Drivers on Montauk Highway from Bridgehampton to East Hampton Village began to experience delays Wednesday as roadwork got underway. The New York State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that a 2.3-mile section of the heavily used road between Stephen Hand's Path and the Route 114-Main Street intersection in East Hampton Village would be resurfaced.

  • Reptiles on Display
        The South Fork Natural History Museum will open its doors Saturday for a day of free activities in honor of Earth Day. For kids, there will be a live reptile, amphibian, and insect show, Erik’s Reptile Edventure, from 10 to 11 a.m. The show offers a chance to see, touch, and learn about lizards, snakes, turtles, tree frogs, toads, salamanders, and even an alligator. Reservations for this one might be a good idea.

  •     The Town of East Hampton is offering a boating safety course on May 18 at Town Hall, but early registration is necessary. Those interested can register by calling 324-4141. After registering, required reading will be provided so that participants will be able to come to the class prepared.

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  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • 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.