Thursday, August 21
TENNIS, pro-am with Chris Evert, Jim Courier, and Patrick McEnroe, East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor Club, Daniel’s Hole Road, Wainscott, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 24
HAMPTON CLASSIC, Atlantic Opening Day, with leadline classes judged by Joe Fargis from 9 a.m., and local hunter classes from 8 a.m., and the $50,000 Clear Channel Hunter Derby following the opening ceremonies at noon, Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, showgrounds.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is presenting “Surf Movie Night, Vol. 2,” an outdoor screening of noncommercial surf films, tomorrow at 8 p.m. The short films were selected by Michael Halsband, a photographer and filmmaker, Mike Solomon, an artist, and Tyler Breuer, a producer and promoter of surf films. Tickets are $10, free for members, students, and children. Attendees have been advised to bring chairs and blankets. In the event of rain, the event will take place on the museum’s covered terrace.
Susie Essman, a stand-up comedian for 25 years who rocketed to fame as the profane Susie Greene during seven seasons of Larry David’s comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” will take the stage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Monday at 8 p.m.
The Hampton Theatre Company will hold open auditions for the first production of its 2014-15 season, “Harvey,” Mary Chase’s classic comedy about the friendship between Elwood P. Dowd and a six-foot-tall rabbit, on Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue.
The company is seeking five men, ages 30s to 60s, and four women, ages 20s to 60s. Both union and nonunion actors may attend. Rehearsals for “Harvey” will begin on Sept. 15, with performances running from Oct. 23 through Nov. 9.
On July 17 at about 3:30 p.m., a resident of Old Stone Highway flagged down an officer on patrol and pointed out some “waste dirt with a putrid smell,” which he said had been illegally dumped onto his driveway, about 20 feet from the road. The estimated four to five yards of dirt was blocking access to three houses that share a common driveway. One of the homeowners called Bistrian’s to remove it.
The Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour will materialize at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Wednesday with shows at 1 and 5 p.m. The show, according to the museum, “combines rare and original illusions from around the world with award-winning, jaw-dropping magic.” It is geared to those 5 and up. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for kids, and $14 and $11 for members.
An arts and crafts workshop focusing on an op-art project will precede the show at 4 p.m. The cost is $10, $8 for members.
Helen Cordier Johns, who had an abiding commitment to social justice and diversity and worked on causes from integration to the support of AIDS patients, died on Aug. 4 in Richmond, Va. She was 89.
Throughout her life, Ms. Johns spent as much time as she could in East Hampton, in a house she built next door to one her maternal grandfather, Howard Ogden Wood, had built in the late 19th century on Georgica Pond. According to family lore, the house was constructed on the spot where a goose fell during a hunting trip to the area.
Thomas Corwin Tillinghast, a former member of the East Hampton Fire Department and charter member of the East Hampton Kiwanis Club, died of complications of heart disease at home in Southold on July 17.
Mr. Tillinghast, who was born on a dairy farm at Apaquogue and Georgica Roads, lived nearly all of his 61 years in East Hampton. He moved to Southold in 2011, said his brother, Robert Tillinghast of East Hampton.
A funeral service for Dominick Puglisi of Blue Jay Way in East Hampton, who died on Friday, will take place at the Robertaccio Funeral Home on Medford Avenue in Patchogue today at 11 a.m. A deacon from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church will lead the service. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Coram.
An obituary for Mr. Puglisi, who was 59, will appear in a future issue.
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, begins on Sunday, and synagogues around the South Fork will be observing the High Holy Days with several services offered.
At the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton Village, services will begin at 8 p.m. At Chabad of the Hamptons, also in the village, there will be candle-lighting at 6:10, followed by evening services at 6:15.
On Sunday, Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater was the setting for a benefit preview of “Chapter & Verse,” a film by Jamal Joseph, an activist and former Black Panther who is now a professor in Columbia University’s graduate film program. A discussion with Mr. Joseph, who is also an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, followed the screening.
Elements Fitness, a barre and dance-fusion studio on East Hampton's Newtown Lane, will show its appreciation for local teachers and employees with a discounted barre fitness class on Tuesday and discounts on class package purchases that day and through the end of the month.
The East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society's Bargain Box thrift shop opened on Tuesday ready for the change in weather. After clearing out summer merchandise with a dollar sale last week, the L.V.I.S.
With the goal of recruiting more local residents who can produce their own TV programming, East Hampton’s public access station, LTV, has planned an orientation workshop for Monday night at its studio in Wainscott.