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  •     Mick Hargreaves and Pete Mancini will embark on a tour of mid-Atlantic states on Wednesday. The musicians will perform material from their respective catalogs in an acoustic duet format. The tour, lasting through April 27, will take the duo to venues in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, as well as across Long Island.

  •     On Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Watermill Center, Marc Robinson will trace the many variations and meanings of the small hand gestures that make up most of the action in the opera “Einstein on the Beach.” He will follow the opera from its 1976 premiere to its 2012 restaging, drawing on research from the Einstein archives at the Columbia University Library and the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation.

  •   Barbara Hellering will give an illustrated talk on “Jane Austen: Her Writing, Her World” at the Montauk Library on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Ms. Hellering will discuss the author’s life and work, breaking down the locations and historical events in her writing to place her characters more fully in their world.
        Ms. Hellering, a resident of Riverhead who is a member of the Jane Austen Society of America, believes Austen’s popularity can be attributed to the enduring nature of her subjects, from love and marriage to economic well-being.

  •     The Southampton Cultural Center will present two concerts this weekend.  Tomorrow at 7 p.m., “An Evening of Latin Flair” will showcase Stony Brook University doctoral candidates. Jay Sorce on guitar, Andrea Lodge on piano, Elizabeth York on violin, Josh Schwalbach on bass, and Scott Litroff on saxophone will perform works by Piazzolla, Milhaud, and Rodrigo.

  • Out of Alaska
        There’s more to Alaskan poetry than John Haines. Serge Lecomte, for one, who will read his work, including from his 2010 father-to-daughter collection, “Lauren at Two,” tomorrow starting at 6:30 p.m. at Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett.

  • Visitors can come for as long or as short as they like, but silence has been requested.
  • East Hampton Village

    Middle school authorities called for the fire chief to come by last week and reset the fire alarm, which had been triggered by burnt popcorn.

    On Amy’s Lane a woman called police last week to say she could hear another woman screaming somewhere nearby. Police checked the neighborhood but heard nothing.

    A manager at Citarella requested extra police patrols for the parking lot behind the store last Thursday, saying people had been camping there and leaving empty beer cases and food behind.

  • Calling Teen Filmmakers
        The East Hampton Library will begin a monthlong teen film contest with a kickoff meeting on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The contest asks high school students working in teams or on their own to write a script and shoot a short film, music video, animated film, or experimental video, and then submit their finished work by April 30. Films will be screened and awards will be given out on May 1. Advance registration has been requested.

    Comic Book Workshop

  •     Dr. Raymond Francis Bulman, a theology professor and author, died at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson on Saturday following a stroke. He was 79 and had been ill for a month.

  •     Richard D. Lyons, whose connection to the South Fork began with his interest in the woman he was to marry, Susan Pilchik Rosenbaum, died on March 13 at their home in Charleston, S.C. He was 84 and suffered from vascular dementia.

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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.