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  •     Edward M. Evans, who served on a Congressional committee as the chief investigator in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, died on Friday at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was 81 and had retired to his Harbor Avenue, Sag Harbor, house some years ago. His death followed a period of illness, his family said.

  •     Samuel J. Spielberg, a resident of Springs, died on Friday following an auto accident. He was 31. A memorial service was held yesterday afternoon at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.
        The son of Jason and Sherry Spielberg of Springs, Mr. Spielberg is survived by his parents, his wife, Kariann Spielberg of Springs, and his sister, Summer Wolff of Italy, along with a 6-year-old daughter, Bianca Mar Spielberg.

  •     Bridgehampton National Bank’s Apple campaign culminated on Friday with the distribution of money to food pantries throughout the market the bank serves. At a ceremony at the bank’s main office in Bridgehampton, pantries in that hamlet, East Hampton, Southampton, Springs, and Sag Harbor each received a $1,000 check. Maureen’s Haven, which helps the homeless on the East End, received a check for $2,000.

  • Eiffel’s Back
        Marie Eiffel, a retailer of fine women’s and men’s clothing in Sag Harbor and on Shelter Island, has sent word that the winter hiatus has ended, and both stores will be open beginning this weekend.

    A Princely Exclusive

    C. and J. Whitmore and Jackson to A. Gribetz, 467 Further Lane, 1.19 acres, Dec. 12, $3,700,000.
    Bistrian Land Corp. to Town of East Hampton, part of 114 Fresh Pond Road (vacant), Dec. 28, $635,000.
    K. Bergeson to J. Bock, 10 Gilbert’s Path, .47 acre, Dec. 14, $1,680,000.
    B. and S. Benzer to N. and M. Rosenberg, 168 Bluff Road, .55 acre, Oct. 19, $2,450,000.
    R. DeMarco and C. Butler to R. Sacco and S. Dutcher, 11 Beach Avenue, .17 acre, Dec. 24, $1,300,000.

  • Friday, March 1
    BOYS SWIMMING, state meet, Webster Schroeder High School near Rochester, also Saturday.
    FUTSAL, men’s league semifinals, La Calle vs. Virgen del Milagro, 7 p.m., and Scorpion vs. Liga del Milagro, 8, Sportime Arena, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett.

    Saturday, March 2
    FUTSAL, playoff finals in women’s and men’s leagues, 5-11 p.m., Sportime Arena, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett.

  •     Guild Hall will screen a new production of Wagner’s “Parsifal,” starring Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, presented by The Met: Live in HD, on Saturday beginning at noon. The opera is staged by the director François Girard in his Met debut.

  •     Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will present the play “Motherhood OUT LOUD” from next Thursday through March 24 at its Levitas Center for the Arts. Michael Disher directs. The play entrusts the subject of motherhood to a collection of American writers who aim to shatter traditional notions about parenthood, unveil its inherent comedy, and celebrate the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.

  •     Erin Hill, a singer and harpist, will return to the Montauk Library on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for “A Celtic Celebration,” a free concert in which she will be accompanied by Mike Nolan on pedal steel guitar.

  •     Ruth Albert Spencer will return to the Montauk Library to present “Johannes Brahms: His Life, His Loves, His Music,” a free lecture-concert, on Sunday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Ms. Spencer will perform a number of Brahms’s compositions for solo piano. Lilah Gosman, a soprano and a native of Montauk, and Milos Ripicky, a pianist, will augment the presentation. Previously,  Ms. Spencer spoke at the library about Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Chopin.

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  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 


  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.