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  • Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
  • The East Hampton Democrats opened headquarters for the campaign for Hillary Clinton, nominee for president, and Anna Throne-Holst, nominee to represent New York’s First Congressional District, on Saturday at 53 the Circle in East Hampton.
  • Florence Wildner-Fox died in Buenos Aires at the age of 102 on Sept. 7.
  • A memorial gathering will be held in Springs on Saturday for Rossetti Perchik, who died on May 7.
  • Emily Estes Whalen, an Amagansett resident who had spent the last two years in Quogue, died on Sept. 8 at Southampton Hospital of complications of pneumonia.
  • Steven Charles Overby, a furniture buyer for Macy’s in New York City for many years who rose to become a senior vice president at the company, died on Sept. 6 at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he had been under care since a home accident at the end of August.
  • Charles Sheehan, a 32-year employee of the East Hampton Post Office who lived on Oakview Highway here for many years, died of congestive heart failure on Aug. 19 in New Port Richey, Fla.
  • Cmdr. Stewart R. Graham, a helicopter pioneer who served in the Coast Guard for 26 years, died at home in Naples, Me., on Aug. 13.
  • John Dana Smith, a financial adviser for Cabot Lodge Securities and a sportsman of broad interests, died in Vero Beach, Fla., on Sept. 5.

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  • The Montauk Lighthouse Committee is gearing up for the return of the big holiday Lighting of the Light on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
  • The 42nd Turkey Day Run for Fun, sponsored by the East Hampton Town Recreation Department, will be held on Thanksgiving Day at 10 a.m., rain or shine.
  • The Transportation Security Administration will host a temporary "pop-up" T.SA. PreCheck enrollment center at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, allowing Long Islanders to enroll in the popular program.
  • The annual Girls Night Out at Gurney’s Resort on Friday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. will benefit the Coalition for Women’s Cancers.
  • Protesters in Sag Harbor on Thursday evening will join their counterparts in cities and towns across the country in rallies urging the president not to interfere with the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
  • It is time again for a covered-dish supper at the Wainscott Chapel, hosted by the Wainscott Sewing Society, on Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m.
  • The Bridgehampton Lions Club's annual Carving Contest took over the grounds of the Bridgehampton Community House on Monday night, with glowing creations that boggled the imagination.

    Contestants of all ages unleashed their skills in such categories as Classic Jack, Classic Jill, Dentist's Dream, Freaky Tiki, Pulp Politico, and Galactic Glow. 

    Barbara Dayton won the top prize, Master Blade, for a pumpkin sculpture she called "That Rabbit's Dynamite." 

    In the Freestyle category, the winners among those 12 and under were Keira Forsman (first), Ava Niedermayer (second), and Marie Niedermayer (third). The all-ages winners were Regina Whitney, Randy Kolhoff, and Luke Babcock.

  • Patricia Wright, a primatologist, anthropologist, and conservationist, will speak about her work in Madagascar at the South Fork Natural History Museum on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike on Saturday evening.
  • With just days until the midterm elections, a "voter social" will be held at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Mark Walters, a retired New York City and New Jersey school principal, former guidance counselor, and director of Bullying Stops Today, will be at the East Hampton Library on Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a presentation for teenagers and parents aimed at eradicating bullying.

    Over his years in the education field, Mr. Walters has "worked with hundreds of those who have been bullied and, conversely, with hundreds of bullies," he writes. The problem, which he calls "a stain . . . diminishing the moral fiber and ethical strength of our society," is one that happens not only to children in schools but to adults in the workplace and in "all strata of society."