The Perlman Music Program has been awarded an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $50,000 grant will support the Summer Music School on Shelter Island, the organization’s signature program.
The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading by John Shuman of “Underneath the Lintel,” a 2001 play written by Glen Berger, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The one-character play follows a librarian who discovers a returned book that is more than 100 years overdue and embarks on an around-the-world hunt for the borrower’s identity.
The smell of gingerbread will be in the air at the Children’s Museum of the East End this weekend. Tomorrow, during the museum’s monthly Pizza and Pajama Night, kids will listen to “Maisy Makes Gingerbread” by Lucy Cousins and then learn how to make it themselves. The program is $10, free for members. Reservations are also being taken for gingerbread house decorating workshops on Saturday and Dec. 13 at 10 and 11 a.m. The cost is $30 per house, $20 for members. (Houses are built in advance.)
Richard Douglas Carlson, a naval architect who had trained race horses and designed sailboats for ocean racing, died of heart attack on Nov. 24 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton following a six-month illness. He was 90 and a resident of Sag Harbor.
Thomas O. Conklin was born and raised at Breeze Hill Farm in Bridgehampton’s Scuttlehole area, and after graduating from high school in 1949 and earning an agriculture degree from Cornell University in 1953, he returned home to join his father and uncle growing potatoes.
Lewis Zacks, a much-admired artist who lived in Springs, died on Nov. 16, a day after his 83rd birthday, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, following complications of a failed surgery.
He was born in Taunton, Mass., the only son of Etta Hoberman and Robert Zacks. At the age of 5, he could draw anything his mother placed in front of him. When he was in middle school, a teacher who thought his talent remarkable gave up her Saturdays to drive him to Providence so that he could study at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Before Kathleen Ann Aufrecht and her husband, William Aufrecht, started Bill’s Pool Service in 1991, she was a high school home economics teacher at North Babylon High School. The couple bought their house in East Hampton 10 years earlier and decided to retire here, but had divided their time between East Hampton and Marco Island in Florida since 2004.
Ms. Aufrecht died there, surrounded by family, on Nov. 13. She was 67 and had metastic breast cancer for eight years.
Kenneth Glen Rea of Church Lane in Springs, a World War II veteran of the Navy Seabees who served for 12 years on the executive board of American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett, died on Nov. 25 at Southampton Hospital after a fall in which he suffered a broken hip. He was 88.
FCSB A REO NY-Retail to F. Correa, part of 542 Montauk Highway, Sept. 29, $1,050,000.
A. Lizza and trust (by executor) to G. Cacucciolo, 414 Main Street, .5 acre, Aug. 6, $1,200,000.
Big Red Barn L.L.C. to 11 Indian Wells Highway, 11 Indian Wells Highway, 1.18 acres, Oct. 9, $4,700,000.
203 Brick Kiln L.L.C. to M. Millie and V. Chant, 203 Brick Kiln Road, 2.02 acres, Sept. 26, $4,845,000.
C. Kronfeld to 2101 W Anderson Lane, 335 Mitchell Lane, 1.4 acres, Oct. 1, $5,000,000.
Climate change and what can be done to combat it, especially in light of a questionable attitude in the new administration in Washington, will be the subject on Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton.
The Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor will hold a two-part screening of "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise," a four-hour PBS program hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.
A blood drive is underway in East Hampton on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but there are other upcoming opportunities for area residents to make a donation in the coming weeks to help alleviate an emergency blood shortage.
The Harlem MagicMasters will face a team of East Hampton High School teachers and alumni, a.k.a. the East Hampton Dream Team, in a family-friendly game to benefit the freshman class on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.
The holidays may be over, but next weekend, many will enjoy a three-day break as we remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Two important fund-raisers will be held on the South Fork that weekend, so mark your calendars now.
Kristi Constanteles, a professional organizer, will talk about what it takes to get neater in the new year at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 1 p.m. She will give tips on cleaning up and clearing out home clutter.