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  • Earl Edmund Arrington, a successful real estate broker for over half a century, died on Sept. 9 at home in Sag Harbor.
  • Maryse Armin Wyatt, who graduated from East Hampton High School in 1949 after having spent her childhood in Brooklyn, died on Sept. 11 at home in Greenfield, Mass.
  • Harvey M. Brown of Worcester, N.Y., who grew up in East Hampton and once worked at the Startop Ranch in Montauk, died on Aug. 21.
  • Fall is here and the roads are clear. Maybe it’s time to take a straight midweek shot down the highway to the graduate school ghost of Southampton College, the geographical mouthful Stony Brook Southampton, to give a listen to two important American novelists, Jane Hamilton and Ann Packer, as they open the off-season’s Writers Speak series.
  • Another film from the 2013 documentary festival, “The Only Real Game,” directed by Mirra Bank of East Hampton, is now available for download from iTunes, Amazon.com, and the film’s website. “The Only Real Game” is about the importance of baseball to the people of Manipur, a remote and troubled corner of India beset by civil wars, martial law, drugs, and H.I.V./AIDS.
  • The LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will honor Dan Hinkley and Elizabeth Scholtz at its annual Landscape Awards Luncheon on Saturday.
  • The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its next concert on Monday, by appointment, at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. Rehearsals are usually held on Mondays from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
  • The Southampton Cultural Center will take a different approach to theater with its presentation of “The Fantasticks,” which will open next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and continue for three weekends.
  • Kenny Mann, a Sag Harbor filmmaker whose feature “Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots” was shown at the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival in 2013, has written and produced “The Mtepe Shungwaya Sails Again: A Tribute to the Boat-Builders of Lamu,” a new 13-minute documentary that will be shown at the Maritime Museum of San Diego on Friday, Oct. 2.
  • Anne Tedesco, a member of the faculty at St. John’s University and a summer resident of Montauk, will give a free concert at the Montauk Library on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Wednesday is movie night at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett, where "The Boss Baby" will be screened at 8 as a fund-raiser for the East Hampton Food Pantry.

    Admission is free, but donations would be appreciated. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

    According to the Internet Movie Database, "The Boss Baby" is a tale of the impact of a new baby's arrival on a family, as told from the less than reliable point of view of Tim, his imaginative 7-year-old brother.

  • Collaboration between the Cornell Cooperative Extension's marine program, the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, and the Great Peconic Race Committee will take off on Tuesday with the first event in the Cooperative's Back to the Bays series designed to enhance shellfish populations and increase marine habitats.
  • An exhibition of modernist paintings by Kenneth B. Walsh at the Woodbine Collection gallery at 649 Montauk Highway concluded on June 25, but the artist's iconic "Montauk" painting will remain on display at the gallery for another month, along with select reproductions of his work depicting the hamlet.
  • Fourth of July festivities have passed, but there's no shortage of things to keep you busy this weekend. Here's the line-up of a few of them.
  • There are still spots available for a Fourth of July fireworks cruise sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce aboard the Viking Starship.
  • Fourth of July weekend means the South Fork is more jam-packed than usual, and there's plenty to do. Here’s a round-up of the weekend’s events.

    First, fireworks. There are several shows this weekend. On Friday, the Southampton Fresh Air Home will display Fireworks by Grucci at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are required for the event. It takes place at 1030 Meadow Lane in Southampton, but can be seen from various spots around the Shinnecock Bay area.

  • This summer's second issue of EAST, The Star's seasonal magazine, takes you down back roads and around unexpected bends to uncover the secrets and back stories of what might easily be mistaken for fully mapped East End territory.
  • Reservations may be required for many things "Hamptons," but even without reservations, you can get a great seat for one of the many local fireworks displays happening over the next week.
  • The annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation benefit is on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the stables’ grounds on Town Lane in Amagansett. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults. Tickets are $125, or $200 for a couple, and are available in advance at stonyhillstables.com/shsfoundation and at the gate on Saturday. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

  • The Amagansett Food Institute will hold the first in a series of business meet-ups for small food producers Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the headquarters of Plain-T, a purveyor of boutique teas, at 87 Powell Avenue in Southampton.

    Cheryl Clements, the founder and chief executive of PieShell, will discuss crowdfunding for small food businesses and describe how PieShell works. She describes the company as “a rewards-based crowdfunding site for food and beverage entrepreneurs that is changing the way food companies are funded,” saying it has “built a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, committed foodies, and trendsetters.”

    Alessandro and Tathiana Texeira, Plain-T’s co-founders, will provide tastings of several of their products.