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  • As the holidays approach, a fund-raising drive for Long Island Cares — The Harry Chapin Food Bank, its second such, has begun. This year’s drive honors the late Jack Morelli of Amagansett.
  • Hy Brodsky, a public relations man, jazz historian, and Montauk community activist, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital. Mr. Brodsky, who was 89, had not been ill, his family said.
  • Jody Lee Kalafut, who grew up in Montauk and with her husband operated Jody’s Country Kitchen on the hamlet’s Main Street from 1978 to 1982, died on Oct. 25 at her East Hampton house.
  • Joanne Shea Cole, whose family said she dedicated her life to healing practices and service to others, died on Friday in Albany. She was 69 and had pancreatic cancer for three months.
  • The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.
  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present “The Hamptons Get Mortified, Vol. 2” tomorrow at 6 p.m. Co-presented with Mortified NYC, “Mortified” is a stage show during which participants share their childhood writings, art, and/or media before a public audience.
  • The Christian Science church in Southampton will present its annual Christmas concert and carol sing on Saturday at 3 p.m. Ron Meixsell, a baritone, and Julie Ann Meixsell, a soprano, who live in Northport, will be the featured performers.
  • The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum will hold its second annual holiday cocktail party and fund-raiser on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Bay Street Theater has announced that “Grey Gardens: The Musical,” which played last summer at the Sag Harbor venue, will enjoy a new production next summer at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.

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  • Victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting will be honored on Saturday, as a group of East Hampton residents initiates lobbying efforts for gun control and school safety.
  • The death of Montauk’s Deborah Lee Scheffer on Feb. 9 has inspired an outpouring of generosity.

    Ms. Scheffer, who died on Feb. 9 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital from complications of childbirth, was survived by her husband, Dan Scheffer, and the couple’s two sons, Coen, age 4, and Benjamin, their newborn.

    A GoFundMe page was created the next day by the Scheffer family and friends with the intention of raising money to help support Mr. Scheffer and his children through the difficult times to come.

  • Activities in the great outdoors in the coming days.
  • This weekend is the last chance to see Guild Hall's 2018 Student Art Festival, which features work by kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Job-seekers have been encouraged to attend an event Friday at the East Hampton Library presented by the Suffolk One-Stop Employment Center at which a range of businesses will meet prospective employees. No appointment is necessary, though the library has advised those planning to attend to take copies of their resumes and dress to impress. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Hugh King and Ken Cullum will deliver a lecture titled “Dr. David Edwards and Dr. Doris Zenger: Healing a Village” tomorrow evening at Clinton Academy in East Hampton, beginning at 7.
  • “Lee Alverson: The Piano Man,” a tribute to Billy Joel and Jerry Lee Lewis, will come to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m.

    Mr. Alverson is a songwriter and pianist who with his band plays piano-driven versions of hits by Mr. Lewis and Mr. Joel, the latter a hometown favorite who lives in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $30 and available online or through the box office.

  • Star gazing in Bridgehampton and a walk on a new trail in Amagansett are on the schedule.
  • “The Final Year,” a look at President Obama’s foreign-policy team during its waning months in office, will be shown on Saturday at 6 p.m. in East Hampton.
  • The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a five-mile lighthouse loop hike on Saturday at 10 a.m. Hikers will pass through Camp Hero, continue on the Paumanok Path to the bluffs and along trails to Turtle Cove and the Montauk Lighthouse, returning past the seal haulout site. There will be a 10-minute break at the lighthouse refreshment area. Snacks and water were suggested, and everyone has been encouraged to wear windproof clothing.

    The meeting spot is at Camp Hero Road, off Route 27, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Carol Andrews will lead the hike and can be reached at 631-725-3367 for more information.