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  •    Before Saturday’s performance of “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)” by Sarah Ruhl, the Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival, also known as HITFest, will hold a benefit at the Bridgehampton Community House for its summer outdoor performance of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

  •    Free performances are on tap from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday in Amagansett. Innersleeve Records and Crossroads Music, both in Amagansett Square, will feature free performances by artists including Jewlee Trudden and InCircles as well as Mamalee Rose and Friends. Liz Joyce of Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre will give a free puppet performance from 6 to 6:30 in the square. In the event of rain, that performance will be held at the Stephen Talkhouse.

  • Kids’ Reviewers Impaneled
        Reviewing children’s books: all delicacy and tact, or a merciless weeding out? At the Amagansett Library on Saturday, a panel of reviewers will discuss what makes a good children’s book, what criteria goes into an evaluation, and even what might make one “literary.”

  • East Hampton

    A jacket containing a new iPhone and $80 in cash was removed from a locker at the recreation park on Abraham’s Path while its owner, Seguado Tacyri, played soccer on April 12.

    A jar of prescription pills was stolen last weekend from Cindy Voripaieff’s house on Oakview Highway. The thief apparently got past two large dogs while Ms. Voripaieff was away. She made the report Sunday night.

  • Decoupage Book Collage

  •     The Sag Harbor Elementary School will have an open house on Monday at 6:30 p.m. The evening, whose theme is “a celebration of our children,” will include classroom visits and tours of the school’s gymnasium, computer room, music room, art room, science lab, and library.

        Student-led instrumental and vocal groups will provide entertainment. Guides will be available and tour groups will assemble for school district residents whose children do not currently attend the school.

  •     The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has selected nine graduate students as Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellows, with each to receive up to $40,000 for postgraduate work.
        The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation created the Sabin Fellowship program at Yale in 2011 to provide scholarship support for students from developing countries, and to provide additional postgraduate awards to those students returning to their home countries. 

  •     On Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dowling College in Oakdale will sponsor its first Latino summit. Its purpose is to expose high school students and their families to college and career opportunities. Activities include a panel discussion with graduates and current students, a campus tour, a workshop on financial aid and scholarships, admissions tutorials, and information regarding immigration laws and regulations.
    To R.S.V.P. visit  dowling.edu/latinosummit.

  •     Mary Pritchard Durkin, who for 35 years spent her summers in East Hampton, died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan on May 1. She was 72 and had lung cancer.
        Mrs. Durkin lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and spent winters in Boca Grande, Fla., but considered East Hampton her home. She would visit her house on Lily Pond Lane year round, and her family would spend holidays there.

  •     Foye Forbus (Bob) Black Jr., a former year-round resident of Amagansett who was a longtime member of the Professional Golfers Association and a “scratch golfer,” meaning that his handicap was zero, died of natural causes in Fort Worth, Tex., on April 18, just six days after his 82nd birthday.

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  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.