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  • Rob Marshall and John DeLuca will screen and discuss their film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Chicago” on Sunday in the Senior Lecture Hall at the Ross School in East Hampton as part of the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center’s American Values film series.
  • Ellen Johansen and Marlene Markard will give a free four-hand piano concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. The East End pianists will perform a program of works written for piano duos, including Camille Saint-Saens’s “The Carnival of the Animals,” a Francis Poulenc sonata, and John Corigliano’s “Gazebo Dances.”
  • “A Musical Valentine,” a selection of love songs from the Great American Songbook performed by Karen Jolicoeur and Lars Woodul, will be presented on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Montauk Library. William Lewis will accompany the vocalists on piano.
  • To celebrate what would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will have two Beatles tribute nights tomorrow and Saturday at 8.
  • The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column of between 700 and 1,200 words. Submissions can be sent for review by email, in text or Word format, to
  • Police visited a garage sale on Lumber Lane Saturday, after noticing a sign illegally posted at the intersection of Gingerbread and Race Lanes. The man running the sale had obtained a permit for it from the village, as required, but was unaware that signs advertising such sales cannot be posted on public property in the village.
  • Geraldine Frances Tomitz, who ran a taxi company and a cake business in Montauk, died in Henderson, Nev., on Dec. 28 of injuries after being hit by a car in a parking lot. She was 79.
  • May Rodney Kelman, a noted quilter and resident of Sag Harbor for more than 70 years, died last Thursday at the age of 103.
  • After 38 years in uniform, including for the East Hampton Village Police Department and as a Suffolk County deputy sheriff, Kenneth Lambert died on Jan. 7 in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was 82 and had leukemia.

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  • The students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will perform their spring production, “Coppelia,” a comedic ballet, Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater.
  • Saturday happenings include Record Store Day, the Sportsmen's Expo, and Pints and Pups.
  • Two workshops on important and serious subjects for teens will be held in the coming days — on suicide awareness on Saturday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and on dating violence at the East Hampton Library on Wednesday.
  • East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman will be the speakers at a League of Women Voters of the Hamptons forum on Monday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.
  • Project Most, the nonprofit that runs after-school programs at the Springs School and the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, will hold its annual Empty Bowls soup fund-raiser on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Amagansett American Legion on Montauk Highway.

    This year, roughly 30 soups and stews prepared by expert chefs and local restaurants are expected. The cost is $15, $5 for children under 14. Quarts of soup to go are $15. Doughnuts will be provided by Dreesen’s, and Kona Ice will be there with ices for dessert.

    East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez will be honored.

  • Citizens for Access Rights will hold a fund-raiser trivia night at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett tomorrow at 7. Teams of four can sign up in advance for $25 per person, $20 for current CfAR members, at Anyone who wants to take part but cannot form a team will be matched up with other players. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first question at 7.

    CfAR advocates on behalf of four-wheel-drive enthusiasts who use the town’s ocean and bay beaches.

  • 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.