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  • Thursday, August 9
    WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, game one of best-of-three final, Groundworks-P.B.A. winner vs. Bostwick’s, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 7:15 p.m.

  •    Robert A. Caro, besides being perhaps the country’s pre-eminent biographer, is one of the main cogs in the fund-raising machine that is the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night, which, as is detailed elsewhere on this very page, happens Saturday.

  •     “Meet Me in St. Louis” will be shown tonight at 8 in the John Drew Theater as part of Guild Hall’s ongoing celebration of Judy Garland’s film debut 75 years ago. “All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy” is the title of the series. Tickets are $12, $10 for members.

  • Opera, Cabaret, Poetry
        Mira J. Spektor’s “Road to November” will take place at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Spektor will read poems from her book “Road to November” and will introduce various cabaret songs and highlights from her operas and musicals, including “Lady of the Castle,” “The Housewives’ Cantata,” “Villa Diodati,” and her new folk opera, “Giovanni the Fearless.”

  •    The Feminist Press, which is based at the City University of New York, is staging two cocktail parties on the South Fork this summer to introduce some of its recently published writers and to raise money.

  • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a tale of love and magic, is being presented by the Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival outdoors behind the Bridgehampton High School.

    The production, conceived and directed by Joshua Perl, of the Naked Stage theater company, stresses the “dream state” that Shakespeare might initially have envisioned for the play.

  • Tom Allon, the president and chief executive officer of Manhattan Media, which owns Dan's Papers, is running for New York mayor on the Liberal Party line, and will have a fund-raiser tomorrow at 6 p.m. at 114 Ferry Road on North Haven, hosted by Kathie Russo, the producer of Alec Baldwin's WQXR radio program and the widow of the late monologist Spalding Gray.

    Mr. Allon has made it a point to stress at his campaign appearances and material that he is the only non politician running for New York mayor in 2013.

  •     Jessica McGroarty-Stevens, a daughter of Jeanne Stevens of Montauk, and Mark Carlson, a son of Mark Carlson of Selden and Sharon and Greg Hayward of Farmingville, were married on June 23 at Dune Beach in Southampton.
        The bride’s grandfather Michael Hessler and brother, James McGroarty, both of Montauk, walked her down the aisle. The Rev. Alison Caiola performed the ceremony.

  •     Diggers and shapers, unite! The Clamshell Foundation’s sand castle contest starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett. There will be five categories of competition: Sand Fleas, for children up to 8, Sand Hoppers, for 9 to 15-year-olds, Sand Tribes, for families, Sand Shapers, for adults, and Sand Pros, for veterans of the sand castle arts.

  •     The next session of Animal Rescue Fund classes for dogs and their masters is coming up. ARF will offer a recreational dog agility class, aimed at building trust between dogs and their handlers while giving both some exercise.
        Classes start on Saturday and go through Sept. 1, 4 to 5 p.m. for beginners and 5 to 6 p.m. for the intermediate course. The cost is $150 for five classes; class size is limited.

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  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.