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  •     More than 100 singers and the members of the South Fork Chamber Orchestra will join together on Saturday to perform George Frideric Handel’s well-known Baroque masterpiece “Israel in Egypt” and Cantata 79 by J.S. Bach. The Choral Society of the Hamptons will team up with the Greenwich Village Singers in the performance. Both groups are directed by Mark Mangini, who will conduct. Suzanne Schwing, mezzo-soprano, and Mischa Bouvier, baritone, are known here from previous concerts with the Choral Society. Sara Paar will be the soprano.

  •     You know it’s high season when Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater is booked every night, not to mention the galleries that are filled with exhibitions. Looking at the calendar, “Big Bad Wolfe,” a staged reading about the author Tom Wolfe by Rene Auberjonois, will take place tomorrow night. It is covered separately on page C5.  Then, on Saturday at 8 p.m., the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company will take over.

  •    Robert Hobbs, author of “Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects” published by M.I.T. Press in 2005, will speak on “Alice Aycock: How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts” tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum. Tickets are $10 and include museum admission.

  • East Hampton Village

    A laptop belonging to the executive director of the East Hampton Food Pantry, Gabrielle Scarpaci, was stolen from her office at Windmill Village sometime between June 5 and June 11. It was described as a black Dell Inspiron.

  •     Graduation and commencement ceremonies continue today, tomorrow, and Saturday as the school year comes to a close.

        Eighth graders from the Springs and Montauk Schools will have graduation ceremonies tonight. Montauk’s graduation will be at 6 at the school. The ceremony for the Springs School will be held at 6:30 in the East Hampton High School auditorium. A kindergarten “graduation” ceremony for Springs will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the school gym, with a reception to follow in the courtyard.

  • Puppets’ “Big Stink”

        Three native species band together to track down the source of a “malodorous substance” in “The Big Stink,” a children’s puppet show coming to Marders nursery in Bridgehampton this weekend. The production is the work of artists and puppeteers from Brooklyn and the East End and is, according to a release, “designed for a world where the average child can name more brand logos than animals living in their backyard.”

  •     Anna Mirabai Lytton was an ardent reader who had just begun to explore the classics, and a prolific writer and poet. She enjoyed taking photographs and listening to music, and liked to cook with her brother and mother; they were planning to make healthy snacks to sell this summer at local farmers markets. She had a passion for the arts, even at the young age of 14.

  •     Walter Joseph Smith Jr., a longtime summer resident of Amagansett who was a trial lawyer and partner of a Manhattan firm for some 25 years, died at home in Gainesville, Va., on June 5. He was 77 and had been diagnosed with a brain tumor three and a half months ago. 

  •     Rita Layton was full of “beauty, charm, elegance, and grace,” wrote her daughter, Barbara Layton of East Hampton, but she also “had a strength and courage beyond words.”
        Ms. Layton died at her daughter’s house on June 8 from a rare form of skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma. She was 87.

  • Christine Rosemarie Hagen, a native of Germany and a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died of cancer on June 8 after being ill for about 10 years. She was 64.
        She and Anthony Hagen, who survives, met in 1969 when she was working in London as an au pair for his uncle and aunt. They lived in Munich from 1970 to 1975, and for the next three years in Norway. In 1980 they moved to East Hampton, and to Sag Harbor the following year.

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