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  • Tomorrow at 6 p.m., Sandro Russo will perform the final concert of the Parrish Art Museum’s fall Salon Series. The Sicilian-born pianist will play works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Lowell Liebermann, a contemporary American composer.

    Mr. Russo graduated summa cum laude from the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory in 1995 and earned the pianoforte performing diploma from the Royal College of Music in London. He has performed at numerous concert halls and received many awards. In 2008, he performed at the Music Festival of the Hamptons opening night.

  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” will return as Bay Street’s Literature Live! production in November. Public performances of the play will begin on Friday, Nov. 7, and will continue through the next three weekends on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, some tickets for weekday performances, reserved for schools, will be offered based on availability.

  • Guild Hall will present the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD’s “Carmen” on Saturday at 1 p.m. Bizet’s melodrama features Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role and Aleksandrs Antonenko as her lover Don Jose. Ildar Abdrazakov completes the triangle as Escamillo, the bullfighter who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts. Tickets are $22, $20 for members, and $15 for students.

  • On Saturday at 5 p.m., the Watermill Center will present an open rehearsal of Lydian Junction. The group, which creates live art that incorporates performance, video, installation, music, and dance, has been in residency at the center since Oct. 14. They will complete it on Wednesday.

    Members of Lydian Junction are Sarah Cameron Sunde, Dages Juvelier Keates, Christopher Berg, Oliver Burns, and Karla Carballar, each of whom has a specialty, whether in dance, performance, video art, or other disciplines.

  • East Hampton

    A Bull Path Close woman reported having a $20,000 gold ring with a “blue-white stone diamond” stolen from her nightstand on Aug. 30. Mary Winston told police the ring had belonged to her mother, and she had had it fitted for her pinkie. Detectives are investigating.

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  • On Saturday, hiking enthusiasts will mark South Fork Trails Day with a presentation about the more than 200 miles of trails in East Hampton Town.

  • Backpack Adventure

    Most of the fun for kids this week is of the Halloween variety, but those looking for something else may find it at the South Fork Natural History Museum on Saturday, when Crystal Possehl leads kids 8 to 12 on a backpack adventure in the Vineyard Field behind the Bridgehampton museum. Kids will use binoculars, magnifiers, a compass, and other outdoor tools to observe and record their findings starting at 10 a.m. Reservations have been requested.

     

    For Future Baby Sitters

  • Looking ahead, the Family Service League will sponsor a free, all-day workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Springs Presbyterian Church on Old Stone Highway in East Hampton. Titled Positive Parenting with a Plan, parents and professionals have been  invited to discuss such topics as children’s emotional well-being, strengthening families, and establishing a collaborative environment for addressing children’s issues. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • Aileen F. Brody, 81, an East Hampton resident since the 1990s, died on Friday. Her family said she had been ill for a short time.

    Music was an important element of Mrs. Brody’s life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in the teaching of piano skills from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, and went on to give piano concerts and private lessons. She passed her love of music to her only child, Martha Brody, and together they performed recitals at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons.

  • Donald M. Kennedy, who survived polio, competed in the Paralympics for many years, and went on to a successful career in law, died at home in Hampton Bays last Thursday. The 81-year-old, who spent summers in Montauk since 1954, had been under a doctor’s care for atrial fibrillation.

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  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.