Thursday, November 22
RUNNING, 3 and 6-mile Turkey Trots around Fort Pond, The Circle, Montauk, 10 and 10:10 a.m., registration, 8-9:30.
Saturday, November 24
RUNNING, Old Whalers 5K, benefit Old Whalers Community House Fund, West Water Street, Sag Harbor, 8:30 a.m., registration from 7.
BOYS BASKETBALL, scrimmages, Pierson at Mattituck and Bridgehampton at Center Moriches, 10 a.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL, Pierson-Bridgehampton at Miller Place, scrimmage, 11 a.m.
Eugene Simonoff, who had a house in the Georgica Estates section of East Hampton, died at his residence in New York City on Oct. 14. He was 95.
Mr. Simonoff was a mergers and acquisitions consultant whose firm, Eugene Simonoff and Associates, had clients such as BNA, The New York Times, John Wiley, Wolters Kluwer, and Thomson Reuters over the past 22 years. He was associated with publishing firms and read several newspapers every day. He was a particular fan of The New York Times and the letters section of The East Hampton Star.
Best Play Ever
The Naked Stage will give a free staged reading of “The Best Play Ever . . . Seriously!” by Mike Anderson on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall. It tells the story of Harris Fynneman, the local mailman and fool, who finds himself the writer of the greatest play ever after a night of debauchery. In disbelief, he retraces his steps to discover how he stumbled upon his genius. Isaac Klein is the lead performer, joined by Meghan O’Neill and Ted Schneider.
Michael Krzenski, the caretaker of an Atlantic Avenue house, told police on Nov. 2 that someone had kicked in the basement door twice in the past week. Police went through the house with Mr. Krzenski, who reported nothing appeared to have been taken.
An open studio for children and caregivers on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will give young ones a chance to see the new Parrish Art Museum building in Water Mill, and create their own works inspired by art in the galleries.
The museum will also offer family gallery talks and art workshops on Sundays at 2 p.m. through Jan. 13. The programs will begin with an exploration of three to five works of art, then kids will create projects that correspond to those works.
Albert Francis Sharp, a painter who lived on Buell Lane in East Hampton, died at his home studio on Sept. 29. He was 90.
“His love of life, his love of his many devoted friends, and his love of the arts and nature was his essence,” an obituary prepared by Carroll West Jones and several other of his friends said. “His sense of humor was hilarious and he was a raconteur par excellence, ever ready to regale us with amusing stories from his wide and colorful experiences.”
Peter Gettinger, a financier and movie producer who had a house on East Hollow Road in East Hampton Village from 1978 to 2005, died at home in Miami on Oct. 23. He was 84 and had been ill with cancer for 11 months.
He financed many films, including the Martin Luther King Jr. documentary “Montgomery to Memphis,” co-produced the feature “Force 10 From Navarone,” and produced two documentaries on China. In 1973, he was the executive producer of the made-for-TV movie “The President’s Plane Is Missing.”
Gary Persan, a commercial fisherman in Montauk for many years, died on Oct. 19 in Melbourne, Fla., following a head injury resulting from a fall at home. He was 63 and had suffered from chronic Lyme disease, which left him disabled in recent years.
His brother Robert Persan said he had been among the first Long Islanders diagnosed with the illness in the 1970s.
Martin Benjamin Rubenstein of East Hampton, a former taxicab operator and driver for New York State Assemblyman Perry B. Duryea Jr. and a local youth football, Little League, and biddy basketball coach, died at Southampton Hospital on Nov. 4. He was 86, and been diagnosed with metastasized bone cancer nine days earlier.
Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved.
All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.
The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook."
School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.
On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.
Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans.
The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.