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  • The Art of Song’s Parlor Jazz Series will feature “The Great City,” a performance by Hilary Gardner, a singer and writer from Brooklyn, on Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Bridgehampton Museum’s Archive Building.
  • The East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Lecture Series will launch its 2016 season on Saturday at 5 p.m. with “Colonial Commerce,” a discussion featuring Frank Sorrentino, a researcher, and Steve Russell Boerner, an archivist, both of whom draw upon the library’s Long Island Collection.
  • The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its next concert by appointment only on April 18 at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. The concert, which will take place on June 25, will feature Beethoven’s Mass in C and the world premiere of a new work by Victoria Bond.
  • The Southampton Cultural Center will present “Mama’s Diary,” a gospel musical written and directed by Tramar Pettaway, tomorrow at 8 p.m. The show is the prequel to “Mama’s Last Song,” which was written by Mr. Pettaway in memory of his mother and performed in Southampton in 2014. Tickets are $15.
  • Paul Lisicky, whose new book, “The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship,” has drawn an inordinate amount of praise and attention, including the full treatment from The New York Times (a weekday review followed by one in the Sunday supplement a month later), has won a Guggenheim fellowship. The category is creative arts, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s website, with general nonfiction listed as his field of study.
  • The Katy’s Courage 5K, named in memory of the late Katy Stewart, who died of cancer at the age of 12 six years ago, will be held in Sag Harbor on Saturday, beginning and ending on West Water Street. Check-in is from 7 to 8:15 a.m. The race is to start at 8:30.
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  • Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
  • James William Thompson, a Sag Harbor resident who as a Suffolk County Police detective sergeant fought the drug war on Long Island in the 1970s and ’80s and was part of one of the largest drug seizures off the coast of East Hampton, died last Thursday in The Villages, a retirement community in central Florida.

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  • The Hampton Classic horse show has called for submissions for artwork for its annual poster. The deadline for entries is March 1.
  • Victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting will be honored on Saturday, as a group of East Hampton residents initiates lobbying efforts for gun control and school safety.
  • The death of Montauk’s Deborah Lee Scheffer on Feb. 9 has inspired an outpouring of generosity.

    Ms. Scheffer, who died on Feb. 9 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital from complications of childbirth, was survived by her husband, Dan Scheffer, and the couple’s two sons, Coen, age 4, and Benjamin, their newborn.

    A GoFundMe page was created the next day by the Scheffer family and friends with the intention of raising money to help support Mr. Scheffer and his children through the difficult times to come.

  • Activities in the great outdoors in the coming days.
  • This weekend is the last chance to see Guild Hall's 2018 Student Art Festival, which features work by kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Job-seekers have been encouraged to attend an event Friday at the East Hampton Library presented by the Suffolk One-Stop Employment Center at which a range of businesses will meet prospective employees. No appointment is necessary, though the library has advised those planning to attend to take copies of their resumes and dress to impress. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Hugh King and Ken Cullum will deliver a lecture titled “Dr. David Edwards and Dr. Doris Zenger: Healing a Village” tomorrow evening at Clinton Academy in East Hampton, beginning at 7.
  • “Lee Alverson: The Piano Man,” a tribute to Billy Joel and Jerry Lee Lewis, will come to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m.

    Mr. Alverson is a songwriter and pianist who with his band plays piano-driven versions of hits by Mr. Lewis and Mr. Joel, the latter a hometown favorite who lives in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $30 and available online or through the box office.

  • Star gazing in Bridgehampton and a walk on a new trail in Amagansett are on the schedule.
  • “The Final Year,” a look at President Obama’s foreign-policy team during its waning months in office, will be shown on Saturday at 6 p.m. in East Hampton.