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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. 
  • This year’s Aviva Players concert will take place at the Montauk Library on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature Karen Jolicoeur and Hillary Schranze, sopranos, and Mimi Stern Wolfe on piano.
  • Jake Lear, a blues guitarist and songwriter, will perform a free concert at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum tomorrow evening at 7:30.
  • Jazz on the Steps, a weekly program at the Southampton Arts Center that brings live music outside onto Job’s Lane, will feature Nestor Milanes, a pianist, and Steve Shaughnessy, a bassist, on Sunday at noon.
  • Tomer Gewirtzman, an award-winning Israeli pianist, will perform a classical recital at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor tonight at 8. Only 26 years old, Mr. Gewirtzman has performed in London, Paris, Moscow, Belgium, and the United States, as well as regularly in Israel.
  • Some people need no introduction, and Paul Reiser is one of them. The actor, comedian, and writer will bring his stand-up comedy to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Monday evening at 8.
  • The other two shoes — er, art fairs — will drop this weekend, with Art Southampton returning to the grounds of Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton and Market Art + Design pitching its tent at the Bridgehampton Museum. Both fairs will open with V.I.P. previews this evening. Market Art + Design will close on Sunday at 6 p.m., while Art South­ampton will run through Monday at 6.
  • There are readings, and then there are readings out in the famous late-afternoon light of this water-surrounded place, taken in with a plastic tumbler of pinot grigio and soft cheese smeared on a cracker. That would be the Hampton Library’s Fridays at Five series in Bridgehampton, which begins on July 8.
  • Alison R. Bernstein, a higher education pioneer who had been a vice president for knowledge, creativity, and freedom at the Ford Foundation, died at home in East Hampton last Thursday, in the company of her dog as well as friends, her partner, and her daughters.
  • Silvia Tennenbaum, a novelist, occasional journalist, active member of the East Hampton Democratic Party, and a fixture of The Star’s letters pages who lived in Springs for many years, died on June 27 at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania after a brief illness.

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