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  •     Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center is premiering “Sex: What She’s Really Thinking,” a new play by Ilene Beckerman, next Thursday at the Levitas Center for the Arts. Conceived by Ms. Beckerman with Michael Disher, director of Center Stage, the play presents the unspoken thoughts of women — and men — about sex, in a fast-paced series of monologues and sketches.

  •     Actors take note: Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions for Tracy Letts’s “August: Osage County” on Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. at the center. Winner of five Tony Awards, including best play, “August: Osage County” takes place in the Oklahoma home of Beverly Weston, a 69-year-old alcoholic and former poet who has disappeared, and his wife, Violet, a manipulative alcoholic and addict.

  •     Canio’s Cultural Cafe is offering “Climate Change: A Way Forward,” a workshop put together by the Northwest Earth Institute, on four Thursdays in January, beginning next Thursday, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The course will include readings of essays by Elizabeth Kolbert, Michael Pollan, and Bill McKibben, aimed at stimulating a discussion of climate change.

  • Amagansett

    Paul Brooke saw a man he knew come onto his Indian Wells Highway property early on Saturday morning. Mr. Brooke told police he heard the sound of glass breaking and then watched as the man ran away. He found the back window of his 2008 Ford pickup truck smashed. Mr. Brooke said he would not press charges if the vandal agreed to pay for the damage, which, after being confronted by the police, he agreed to do.

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  • Get Out of the House

           Kids who need to get out of the house after the holiday will find plenty to do at local libraries over the next few days.

           At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, kids in seventh grade and above can make New Year’s wish fortune cookies today and tomorrow during library hours, or stop by at 2 p.m. tomorrow to create silhouette wall art. Reservations are required for the latter.

  •        Bernard Karlebach, a former East Hampton resident who was active with Guild Hall and the LongHouse Reserve, died on Dec. 7 at home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 96.

           Mr. Karlebach’s love of the arts led him to Guild Hall and the LongHouse Reserve, where he and his wife were active volunteers. “He found his niche in both of those organizations,” a stepdaughter, Linda Goldman of West Hartford, Conn., said.

  •        Robert James Syers, an advertising and entertainment executive and actor who lived in Sag Harbor and Naples, Fla., died Dec. 14. He was 77 and had been ill, his family said.

           Mr. Syers was born in New York City on June 1, 1936, to Henry Syers and the former Dorothy Bentham. As a 7-year-old, he would follow his older brother to the theater district, where he began collecting autographs of the celebrities who frequented the shows, among them Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier.

  •        Wayne M. Clinch, a retired insurance broker and risk-management adviser with the Marsh & McLennan firm in New York City, died on Dec. 15 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. He was 62.

  •     Visiting hours for Frank Thomas Tyler, a former Amagansett resident who died Saturday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton, will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m. Mr. Tyler, who was disabled and had recently lived in a group home in Northville, was 57. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

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    S. Chadda to S. Riley, 107 Windmill Lane, .56 acre, Oct. 03, $1,500,000.
    L. Feldman to Jedco L.L.C., 273 Main Street, 1.91 acres, Oct. 16, $133,322
    K. Kalfin to Jedco L.L.C., 273 Main St, 1.91 acres, Oct. 16, $15,628,712.
    K. Hasemann to L. Conkling, 60 Old Montauk Highway, .32 acre, Oct. 18, $1,570,000.
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