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  •    Mark Allen, the founder and director of the Machine Project, a Los Angeles-based cultural organization that organizes “vacations for plants, concerts for dentists, and car theft workshops for children” from an Echo Park storefront, will speak about the group on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Parrish Art Museum. Its aim is to investigate art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food in an offbeat and creative manner, in diverse settings such as beaches, museums, and parking lots.

  •    On Columbus Day weekend, Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre will present Betty Buckley in “The Vixens of Broadway.”

       Always popular, Ms. Buckley’s shows typically sell out. In this one, at 8 p.m. on Oct. 12, she will present songs from both classic and contemporary Broadway shows. She has starred in such Broadway productions as “Cats,” “Sunset Boulevard,” and “Pippin” and has won a number of awards.

  •     On Saturday, registered voters in the East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott school districts can vote on the East Hampton Library’s proposed 2014 budget. Those eligible can vote between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the library.

  • Amagansett

    A silver Trek hybrid bicycle with black grips and a yellow stem was stolen from a Sheperd’s Lane house late last month. William Oberlander valued the bike at $300, and said it had an Amagansett Beach and Bike sticker on the frame.

    Graffiti vandals attacked at least three structures at Barnes Landing beach early last Thursday.

    East Hampton Village

  •     The Sag Harbor American Music Festival is finalizing the schedule for its annual village-wide music celebration Friday, Sept. 27, and Sept. 28. The festival will include indoor and outdoor music at galleries, restaurants, and retail shops.

  •     A public meeting with the consultants preparing a comprehensive wastewater management plan for East Hampton Town will be held at the Montauk School library on Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

        The meeting is the first of a series that will focus on wastewater issues, needs, and potential solutions in each of the town’s hamlets. A Web site,, has been set up to provide information and updates on the process.

  • Bang the Drum

        Kids ages 2 to 10 will have a chance to hear a variety of musical instruments and then try their hands at playing them during a music fair at the Children’s Museum of the East End on Saturday. The free fair, presented with Crossroads Music of Amagansett and Bulldog Studios, will have performers and instruments inside and outside the museum from 10 a.m. to noon. The museum is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

    Getting Close to Raptors

  •     Walter Kaprielian, a retired New York City advertising executive, died on Sept. 5 at home on Wigwam View Lane in East Hampton. He was 79 years old and had kidney cancer, his wife, Dinaz Boga Kaprielian, said.

        Mr. Kaprielian was a talented graphic designer, creative director, and a nurturing teacher with an eye for recognizing and bringing out the best in his students, Ms. Kaprielian said.

  •     Ida Keats, an East Hampton resident for the last 30 years and a longtime volunteer for the Ladies Village Improvement Society, died at her home in Southbury, Mass., on Sept. 5. She was 87, and had been ill for some time.

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