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  •    On Saturday, at the Montauk Library, the classical pianist Drew Peterson will perform a concert titled “Mostly Chopin . . . and Some Surprises!”
        Considered a child prodigy, Mr. Peterson started playing piano at the age of 5. Now, at the age of 19, he has performed solo and concerto recitals in Europe and the United States.
        He is a graduate of both Harvard University and the Juilliard School. The free performance will feature pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, and Barber, and will start at 7:30 p.m.

  •    Monday is the final film submission deadline for the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, which will take place Dec. 6 through 8 at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre.
        Filmmakers from Montauk to Manhattan can submit their entries as a short (up to 40 minutes), a feature length (41 to 180 minutes), or a student film (maximum of 15 minutes).

  • And Now, Authors After Hours
        Here’s a summer reading series of some note. Authors After Hours starts Saturday at the Amagansett Library at 6 p.m., when Paul Tough, who has been an editor at The New York Times Magazine and Harper’s, weighs in on the importance simple gumption plays in children’s future life outcomes. More so than I.Q., he argues in “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.”

  •     He remembers walking into a wall when he first noticed her at the New York Sports Club in 2002. But it was not until many months later that Andrea Retzky and Brian Lessig actually spoke to each other, when their workout mats ended up next to each other’s at a Saturday morning class. That conversation led to dating, which evolved into a friendship and then an off-and-on relationship.

  •     Marla Gagnum and Adrian Morris were married on June 15 in the garden at Ms. Gagnum’s house in East Hampton. Jayne Sherman, a Universal Life minister, officiated.

        Leslie Basaldua of New York City and Wainscott, the bride’s sister, was the matron of honor and John Picker of Shelter Island and Savannah, Ga., was the best man.

  •     The Summer Institute of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, a series of performances, lectures, and other programs, gets under way tomorrow when Adam Mintz, a Modern Orthodox rabbi and faculty member at City and Queens Colleges, speaks at 2:30 p.m. Rabbi Mintz will also lead Torah study on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

        Sharon Mintz, the rabbi’s wife, is the curator of Jewish Art at the Jewish Seminary in Manhattan and a senior consultant on Judaica for Sotheby’s.

  • St. Luke’s Family Fair

        Pony rides, face painting, a dunk tank, a fun house, and more are in store for kids at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Summer Family Fair on Saturday. Entry to the fair is free. The church is on James Lane in East Hampton.


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    Scott Hinson of Accabonac Road noticed three checks missing from his checkbook on June 10. Five days earlier, he told police, he’d had a new boiler installed. When he called his bank he was told that two of the missing checks had already been cashed, for $625 and $495, with his signature forged on both. An ex-employee of the boiler company is suspected of having taken the checks, and police are investigating.

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  •     Grace Dominy Renkens started her 20-year teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in upstate Leeds, N.Y., at a time when the older children would load the classroom’s coal stove and cook soup for the younger ones’ lunch. She died on June 28 at home on Sherrill Road in East Hampton. She was 97.

  •     Mary Viola Collum, who with her husband, William Collum, started Collum Signs in Southampton, died on Sunday at the Westhampton Care Center following a stroke. She was 85 and had spent nearly her entire life in East Hampton and Southampton.

        She married Mr. Collum, whom she had met at East Hampton High School, on April 19, 1947, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Two years later, the couple moved to Southampton.

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