. . . The Achilles tendon tear jeopardized Howard Wood’s career. “There were only a few teams that had confidence in me,” he said, “that would take me without a tryout.” One of them was Metro Santa Caloma, a team in the first division — just under the division of honor, Spain’s premier league, in which he’ll play in the coming season.
Thursday, August 21
TENNIS, pro-am with Chris Evert, Jim Courier, and Patrick McEnroe, East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor Club, Daniel’s Hole Road, Wainscott, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 24
HAMPTON CLASSIC, Atlantic Opening Day, with leadline classes judged by Joe Fargis from 9 a.m., and local hunter classes from 8 a.m., and the $50,000 Clear Channel Hunter Derby following the opening ceremonies at noon, Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, showgrounds.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is presenting “Surf Movie Night, Vol. 2,” an outdoor screening of noncommercial surf films, tomorrow at 8 p.m. The short films were selected by Michael Halsband, a photographer and filmmaker, Mike Solomon, an artist, and Tyler Breuer, a producer and promoter of surf films. Tickets are $10, free for members, students, and children. Attendees have been advised to bring chairs and blankets. In the event of rain, the event will take place on the museum’s covered terrace.
Susie Essman, a stand-up comedian for 25 years who rocketed to fame as the profane Susie Greene during seven seasons of Larry David’s comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” will take the stage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Monday at 8 p.m.
The Hampton Theatre Company will hold open auditions for the first production of its 2014-15 season, “Harvey,” Mary Chase’s classic comedy about the friendship between Elwood P. Dowd and a six-foot-tall rabbit, on Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue.
The company is seeking five men, ages 30s to 60s, and four women, ages 20s to 60s. Both union and nonunion actors may attend. Rehearsals for “Harvey” will begin on Sept. 15, with performances running from Oct. 23 through Nov. 9.
On July 17 at about 3:30 p.m., a resident of Old Stone Highway flagged down an officer on patrol and pointed out some “waste dirt with a putrid smell,” which he said had been illegally dumped onto his driveway, about 20 feet from the road. The estimated four to five yards of dirt was blocking access to three houses that share a common driveway. One of the homeowners called Bistrian’s to remove it.
The Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour will materialize at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Wednesday with shows at 1 and 5 p.m. The show, according to the museum, “combines rare and original illusions from around the world with award-winning, jaw-dropping magic.” It is geared to those 5 and up. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for kids, and $14 and $11 for members.
An arts and crafts workshop focusing on an op-art project will precede the show at 4 p.m. The cost is $10, $8 for members.
Helen Cordier Johns, who had an abiding commitment to social justice and diversity and worked on causes from integration to the support of AIDS patients, died on Aug. 4 in Richmond, Va. She was 89.
Throughout her life, Ms. Johns spent as much time as she could in East Hampton, in a house she built next door to one her maternal grandfather, Howard Ogden Wood, had built in the late 19th century on Georgica Pond. According to family lore, the house was constructed on the spot where a goose fell during a hunting trip to the area.
Thomas Corwin Tillinghast, a former member of the East Hampton Fire Department and charter member of the East Hampton Kiwanis Club, died of complications of heart disease at home in Southold on July 17.
Mr. Tillinghast, who was born on a dairy farm at Apaquogue and Georgica Roads, lived nearly all of his 61 years in East Hampton. He moved to Southold in 2011, said his brother, Robert Tillinghast of East Hampton.
This weekend promises to be hot and humid, with some stormy weather in the forecast, too. But you don't have to sit inside because there's something for everyone happening in every corner of town. Have a look:
So much is happening this weekend, and it seems it's all happening in Amagansett. The hamlet is hosting several events, including a Junior Lifeguard Tournament at Indian Wells, and the Amagansett Presbyterian Church Summer Fair.