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  • Can You Hear Me, Major Tom?
        Is there life on Mars? Joe Malave, a teacher and Mars researcher, will discuss NASA’s mission to the Red Planet with kids in third grade and above today at the Amagansett Library, then offer a look through the library’s telescope. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
        Following a carousel story time on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., families will make their own carousel mobiles to take home. Reservations are required for both programs.

  • AMAGANSETT
    130 Meeting House Lane to J. and N. Schwartz, 130 Meeting House Lane, .61 acre, Oct. 12, $2,000,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    R. Gibbons to G. Stephens and L. Wang, 60 Oakview Highway, .44 acre, Oct. 25, $400,000.
    G. Topal to T. Silva, 6 Woodhollow Drive, .93 acre, Oct. 16, $1,550,000.
    J. and H. Forst to S. Moskowitz, 9 Jasons Lane, 1 acre, Oct. 16, $1,595,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
    J. Bennett (by executor) to D. Henry and C. Fornal, 17 Stratton Square, .15 acre, Oct. 26, $800,100.

  • Thursday, December 13
    BOWLING, East Hampton vs. Southampton, Wildwood Lanes, 3:30 p.m.
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Riverhead, 6 p.m.


    Friday, December 14
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Mount Sinai at East Hampton, 6:15 p.m.


    Saturday, December 15
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Hampton Bays tournament, 7:30 a.m.
    BOYS WINTER TRACK, East Hampton at crossover meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 4:30 p.m.

  • Paris in Song
        “Dreams of Paris,” a concert of works for clarinet and piano by French composers, will be given on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library. The composers include Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ravel, Widor, and Poulenc. The works will be performed by Maksim Shtrykov on clarinet and Alina Kiryayeva on piano.

  •     Richard and Karen Brown of Washington Avenue in Montauk have announced the engagement of their daughter Amanda Marie Brown to Matthew Ryan Jarm. Mr. Jarm’s parents, Robert and Patty Jarm, live in Annandale, Va.
        Ms. Brown received a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University in Virginia and a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from George Mason University. She is a second-grade teacher at Forest Edge Elementary School in Reston, Va.

  • Amagansett

    Arthur Seekamp of Brent’s General Store told police last Friday morning that a customer became so angry that there was a $10 minimum to use a credit card in the store that he punched a window pane in the door, breaking it, before fleeing the premises. Mr. Seekamp estimated damage at $200.

  • All Aboard!

        Kids of all ages can hop aboard “The Polar Express” tonight at the East Hampton Library — departure time, 5 p.m. Children have been invited to arrive at the library in pajamas to watch the animated movie, which stars Tom Hanks. Refreshments will be served and each child will receive a small gift.

        On Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, teens can create festive beaded earrings for themselves or to give as a gift during a workshop with Jackie Dunn, a jewelry designer.

  •     Lisa de Kooning, the only child of the Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning and an artist in her own right, died on Nov. 23 at a family home on the island of St. John in the Virgin Islands, reportedly from injuries after a fall. She was 56.

  •     Beatrice Lorraine Terry Strong, who lived in Wainscott for many years with her husband, Douglas Pierson Strong, and raised a family there, died on Tuesday in Albemarle, N.C., where she had lived for several years. She was 85 and had Alzheimer’s disease, her family said.
        As a New York Telephone Company switchboard operator, Ms. Strong’s voice would have been familiar to several generations of South Fork residents. Later in her working life, she was the switchboard operator at Southampton Hospital.

  •     A funeral service for Timothy Allen Smith, a 25-year member of the Springs Fire Department who was known as Chick, will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. A reception will follow at the fire department. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

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  • 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.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 

    WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.

  • There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.