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  • Dudu Fisher, an Israeli singer known for his performances as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” on Broadway, London’s West End, and in Israel, will perform a concert of secular and liturgical music on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton.
  • Sounds of Summer, a monthly series of outdoor music programs at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, will present Mambo Loco tomorrow at 6 p.m. on the museum’s outdoor terrace.
  • The 99 artifacts chosen by Richard and Rosanne Barons and Frank Newbold for “The History of East Hampton in 99 Objects” at the Clinton Academy possess historical ties to East Hampton, but some of their backgrounds remain a mystery almost 200 to 300 years later.
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  • The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.
  • William A. Praetorius, a former Manhattan and Amagansett resident who worked in real estate and earlier in a variety of high-level corporate positions in direct-to-physician pharmaceutical advertising, died on June 23 in Bennington, Vt., of pneumonia, his family said.
  • Leslie Ann Mandel-Herzog of Wainscott and New York City, an investment adviser who developed what was at one time the largest private mailing list in the country, which was known as the Rich List, died at Southampton Hospital on June 23 of complications related to kidney stones.
  • Margaret Becker, an active community volunteer who with her husband established the Becker Home Center, a Montauk hardware store, died on Monday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.

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  • Collaboration between the Cornell Cooperative Extension's marine program, the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, and the Great Peconic Race Committee will take off on Tuesday with the first event in the Cooperative's Back to the Bays series designed to enhance shellfish populations and increase marine habitats.
  • An exhibition of modernist paintings by Kenneth B. Walsh at the Woodbine Collection gallery at 649 Montauk Highway concluded on June 25, but the artist's iconic "Montauk" painting will remain on display at the gallery for another month, along with select reproductions of his work depicting the hamlet.
  • Fourth of July festivities have passed, but there's no shortage of things to keep you busy this weekend. Here's the line-up of a few of them.
  • There are still spots available for a Fourth of July fireworks cruise sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce aboard the Viking Starship.
  • Fourth of July weekend means the South Fork is more jam-packed than usual, and there's plenty to do. Here’s a round-up of the weekend’s events.

    First, fireworks. There are several shows this weekend. On Friday, the Southampton Fresh Air Home will display Fireworks by Grucci at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are required for the event. It takes place at 1030 Meadow Lane in Southampton, but can be seen from various spots around the Shinnecock Bay area.

  • This summer's second issue of EAST, The Star's seasonal magazine, takes you down back roads and around unexpected bends to uncover the secrets and back stories of what might easily be mistaken for fully mapped East End territory.
  • Reservations may be required for many things "Hamptons," but even without reservations, you can get a great seat for one of the many local fireworks displays happening over the next week.
  • The annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation benefit is on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the stables’ grounds on Town Lane in Amagansett. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults. Tickets are $125, or $200 for a couple, and are available in advance at stonyhillstables.com/shsfoundation and at the gate on Saturday. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

  • The Amagansett Food Institute will hold the first in a series of business meet-ups for small food producers Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the headquarters of Plain-T, a purveyor of boutique teas, at 87 Powell Avenue in Southampton.

    Cheryl Clements, the founder and chief executive of PieShell, will discuss crowdfunding for small food businesses and describe how PieShell works. She describes the company as “a rewards-based crowdfunding site for food and beverage entrepreneurs that is changing the way food companies are funded,” saying it has “built a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, committed foodies, and trendsetters.”

    Alessandro and Tathiana Texeira, Plain-T’s co-founders, will provide tastings of several of their products.

  • Seventy-five years ago on June 13, four saboteurs came ashore on the beach at Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett from a U-boat, the northern prong of a two-prong infiltration by German-Americans planned by the Nazis.