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  • Dogs for Steinbeck
        You say John Steinbeck Weekend is news to you? Never mind that and simply give in to the charm of the “Travels With Charley” dog walk on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. Jill Rappaport of the “Today” show, known as an advocate for the four-legged, is the host, and the beneficiaries are the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and the Bay Street Theatre, where the walk will wind up with a “bagels and bones” reception.

  •     The Parrish Art Museum will host a spring cultural celebration on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Originally scheduled for February but preempted by a storm, the event honors the diverse heritages represented on the East End. Groups from the area will perform traditional folk dances and music throughout the afternoon.

  •     Audrey Flack and the History of Art Band will perform on Tuesday at 6 p.m. as part of an all-day conference at the Baruch Jewish Studies Center at 55 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The performance happens at the Engelman Recital Hall in the Baruch Performing Arts Center. The entrance is on East 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue. 

  •     Tina Andrews will bring her new production of “Buckingham” to the South­ampton Cultural Center for seven performances beginning tonight with a preview at 8 p.m.

  •     The Choral Society of the Hamptons has named David M. Brandenburg its executive director. He is a composer, co-founder of the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, and music director of the Sag Harbor Community Band.
        Mr. Brandenburg will help produce the society’s June 29 performance of Handel’s oratorio “Israel in Egypt” Part II (Exodus) and Bach’s cantata 79, “Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild.”

  •     Guild Hall will present the Daisy Jopling Band featuring Chanterelle, Man­ly Men, and the Far East Fiddle Club, all from East Hampton High School, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  •     Young dancers from the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will take the stage tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday to present two new spring ballets at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater.

  • Amagansett
    Police received a call Friday reporting that an Atlantic Avenue house had had its roof damaged earlier this month. The caller said she had an ongoing feud over the property with her father, and suspected him of tearing shingles off the roof.
    A longboard-style Original Pintail skateboard was stolen from outside Christine Ganeaux’s shop, Ganeaux, on Sunday afternoon. The multicolored board has green wheels and a black stripe down the center, and is valued at $300.

  •    John Lorie Stuart, known as Jeb to his many friends, was a man of the sea. He grew up in Montauk where he became a gregarious part of the local tribe of surfers. He was a lobsterman, a merchant seaman, and a decorated Coast Guard petty officer. During the past week, friends spoke of his contagious optimism and his bright and generous spirit. Mr. Stuart died on April 9 of liver and kidney failure. He was 61.
        A week before he died, Mr. Stuart wrote his own obituary.

  •    Ann Marie Arancio, a Sag Harbor resident who was a volunteer for the Dominican Sisters, helping transport those in need to medical appointments and the like, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Monday. She was 81 and had been ill for some time.
        Ms. Arancio loved being out on the water and socializing, said her husband, James Arancio of Sag Harbor. She was a member of the East Hampton Power Squadron and of the Irish-American Society in Hampton Bays.

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  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.