Gesture Jam, a theatrical figure-drawing class led by Andrea Cote, an artist and educator who lives in Flanders, will take place at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m. Rather than a traditional life-drawing class, Gesture Jam has models posed dramatically in various scenarios.
It’s not really fair, is it, to single out one writer as the highlight of a reading among putative equals, based solely on the whim of one faceless person at a keyboard. So anyway, Andre Dubus III will headline a reading from “Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses,” which is out this week. The reading happens on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. — a bit of advance notice, this, for your scheduling convenience. The place? The Strand bookstore on Broadway at East 12th Street in Manhattan.
An employee of D’Canela, a restaurant on Main Street, was punched in the face several times during a dispute with a patron early Sunday morning. The patron, a male, had allegedly entered the women’s bathroom and pushed a female out of it. That prompted the employee to step in, and punches followed. The patron was forced to leave the restaurant and told not to return. Police, who spoke to both men, reported that neither pressed charges.
The Parrish Art Museum’s annual fall festival on Sunday will be a recycled art extravaganza. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m., when Steven and William Ladd, whose exhibition “Mary Queen of the Universe” is at the museum through January, work with families to make scrolls from bits of discarded fabric.
Bash the Trash will lead visitors in making musical instruments from recycled materials, or attendees can make woven artworks inspired by “Alan Shields: In Motion,” another museum exhibition.
Joan Wyckoff adopted East Hampton as her second and then primary residence as an adult, but was an active and devoted member of the community here whose contributions were felt at the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, the Springs Library, Bay Street Theater, East Hampton Presbyterian Church, and Meals on Wheels.
Ms. Wyckoff, who was 84, died in hospice care on Oct. 25 in Melville after a six-week illness with heart disease. She had lived on Argyle Lane in East Hampton for 35 years and summered in Amagansett for 20 years before that.
Dorothy May Rodriguez, who was known as Darcy and had worked at many deli counters around East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital last Thursday. She was 48 and had cancer.
Ms. Rodriguez, who grew up in Amagansett, lived in Springs with her children, Colin, 13, and Katalina, 11. “Her sincerity and ability to connect with anyone who walked through the door was contagious, and so many people will remember starting their day with a smile from Darcy,” her family said.
Word has been received of the death in July of John Thomas Cameron, a summer resident of Sag Harbor since childhood. Mr. Cameron, who also lived in Charleston, S.C., died of a massive heart attack. He was 57.
The Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor will hold a two-part screening of "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise," a four-hour PBS program hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.
A blood drive is underway in East Hampton on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but there are other upcoming opportunities for area residents to make a donation in the coming weeks to help alleviate an emergency blood shortage.
The Harlem MagicMasters will face a team of East Hampton High School teachers and alumni, a.k.a. the East Hampton Dream Team, in a family-friendly game to benefit the freshman class on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.
The holidays may be over, but next weekend, many will enjoy a three-day break as we remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Two important fund-raisers will be held on the South Fork that weekend, so mark your calendars now.
Kristi Constanteles, a professional organizer, will talk about what it takes to get neater in the new year at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 1 p.m. She will give tips on cleaning up and clearing out home clutter.
The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, which was built in 1842, has been nominated for addition to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The New York State Historic Preservation Office made the recommendation for the Federal and Greek Revival-style church.