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  • Five, Four, Three . . .

        Saturday is Rocket Day at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. Starting at 10 a.m. kids of all ages can make and launch their own rockets, while parents can learn about the museum’s plans for future exhibits. Admission is free. The museum is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

    Bloodthirsty Plants

  •     State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is among those named to head a Senate task force that will be charged with studying state and federal efforts to combat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and make recommendations for a state plan to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of them.

  •     September was “an ideal late-summer month,” Richard G. Hendrickson wrote in his monthly weather report from Bridgehampton.       

         Mr. Hendrickson, a United States Cooperative weather observer, recorded daytime highs in the 70s during the first half of the month and mainly in the 60s in the second half. Nights began mainly in the 60s, then dropped mostly into the 40s by month’s end.

  •     Wilfred G. Mitchell, a summer resident of Montauk since the 1960s, died on Sunday at his house there, surrounded by family. Mr. Mitchell had been diagnosed with dementia some time ago. He was 83.

  •     R.S.V.P.s are being taken for an Oct. 27 memorial in New York City for Nora R. Safran, who died in Charlottesville, Va., on May 30. Details are available by e-mailing Ms. Safran, who was 79 when she died, ran Windmill Lane Pottery in Amagansett from 1969 to 1973.

    Rutschmann and Goddard to M. Chudaitov, 55 Merchants Path, 1.11 acres, July 23, $1,550,000.

    R. Ahn to K. Johnson, 9 Settlement Court, 1.08 acres (vacant), Aug. 07, $750,000.
    J. Grossman to S. Casper, 5 Tillinghast Place and lot 7, .33 acre (vacant), July 25, $275,000.

    R. and M. Lynn III to Schmidt and Frerer-Schmid, 10 Captain Balfour Way, 2 acres (vacant), Aug. 15, $1,450,000.
    F. Robins to R. and D. Boyle, 23 Fort Pond Road, Unit 3, June 26, $470,000.

  •     Paddlers 4 Humanity will benefit on Sunday, Oct. 20, from the proceeds of a “Brewathalon” relay race whose staging area is to be at the Montauk Brewing Company at 62 South Erie Avenue. Chugged pints of beer are to bracket a 5K run, a 1.5-mile standup paddle, and a 25-kilometer bike leg. Teams can register online at The race, Caroline Cashin has said, is to be limited to 25 teams.

  • Thursday, October 10
    GOLF, Southampton vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Cub, Amagansett, 3:30 p.m.

    GIRLS SWIMMING, Sayville vs. East Hampton, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, 3:30 p.m.

    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, Mount Sinai at East Hampton, 5 p.m.

    BOYS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Sachem East, 5:45 p.m.

    GIRLS SOCCER, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, October 11
    GIRLS TENNIS, Westhampton Beach at East Hampton, 4 p.m.

  •     The opening, closing, centerpiece, and spotlight films may get all the attention, but the movies people talk about online, the ones that may not get major distribution but are singular and captivating as well, are the ones that define a film festival and make it memorable. The Star staff previewed a handful of these films to see whether each was worthy of some non-spotlight attention. They are a rich field of local, national, and international subjects, from short to feature length.

    “Big Shot”

  •     Guild Hall, in partnership with the Round Table Theatre Company and Academy, will offer a classical acting course, “Speaking Shakespeare,” on seven consecutive Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m., starting on Oct. 21. Students age 16 and up will work on sonnets, monologues, mask work, and scene work, culminating in a performance on the stage of the John Drew Theater on Dec. 4.

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