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  • Storytelling Techniques
        Memoir: It’s all the rage, whether you’re a reader, a writer, or a publisher. How about workshopper?

  •     The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its next concert, which will feature Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” and Bach’s Cantata No. 79. Those wishing to audition are invited to sit in for the first rehearsal on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton. Auditions will take place on April 29 with Mark Mangini, the society’s music director, and most rehearsals will be on Mondays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the church.

  •     Following a sold-out run at Manhattan Theater Company’s Studio at Stage II, “Murder Ballad,” featuring music and lyrics by Juliana Nash, an indie rock singer-songwriter who lives in Amagansett, will transfer to the Union Square Theater for a nine-week engagement. The musical will feature three of the cast members from its M.T.C. run, John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Will Swenson. Caissie Levy will join them in the role of Sara. The musical has received five Lucille Lortel nominations, including best musical.

  •     Marco Albonetti, a saxophonist, and Annalisa Mannarini, a pianist, will perform a duo concert titled “Postcards From Dreamland” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library.

  •     Dictaphone Group, which creates live art performances based on findings and stories produced through research on space and oral history, will present “Nothing to Declare,” a lecture performance that explores borders within Lebanon, those between Lebanon and its neighbors, and across the Arab world, tomorrow from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Watermill Center.

  • Lane closures likely in pothole repair job expected to last until first week of May
  •     Anne Marie Connors, who raised her family in the Cooper Lane, East Hampton, house she and her husband built 59 years ago, died of complications from pneumonia on March 27 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla. She was 84 and had been ill for six weeks.

  •     Wilson Moore Griffing Jr., a 12th-generation Long Islander and a nearly lifelong resident of Amagansett, died of cardiac arrest on March 23 at a nursing home in Freeport after a prolonged period of failing health. He was 85.
        Mr. Griffing, who was known as Sonny, was born in Amagansett on Aug. 14, 1927, to Wilson Griffing and the former Irene Gosman. He grew up on Main Street. When his father died in 1977, Mr. Griffing inherited the house he was born in and continued to live there until the time of his own death.

  •     Visiting hours for Martin E. Forsberg of Springs, 45, who died on April 3, will be tomorrow from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • East Hampton Village

    A Three Mile Harbor Road resident was caught dumping household trash into an East Hampton Village garbage can last Thursday. The man was issued a summons for dumping, as well as a parking ticket, and then had to haul his trash away.

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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.