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  •    The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
       Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.

  •     East End and New York poets will turn out in force Saturday for one of their own, Harvey Shapiro, who will be remembered through recollections and readings of his work starting at 6 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton.
        Mr. Shapiro, who lived in Brooklyn and East Hampton, was the author of numerous collections of poems, his most recent being “The Sights Along the Harbor,” from 2006. He was an editor at The New York Times Magazine and, from 1975 to 1983, the editor of The Times Book Review. He died on Jan. 7 at the age of 88.

  •    Local artists will lead workshops from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Watermill Center, as part of the center’s Saturdays @ WMC series, which aims to find new ways for visitors to interact with the art collections, studios, kitchen and more.
        Yoga will be featured, led by Geoffrey Nimmer, as will puppet-making with Andrea Cote. There will be tours of the buildings and grounds, and a presentation by Mary Woltz, the owner and beekeeper at Bee’s Needs.
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  •    The Wellness Foundation of East Hampton will be the beneficiary of an event to be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at a private residence on Dunemere Lane. Joe Cross, the star of the award-winning documentary “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead,” and founder of Reboot with Joe, will be honored.
        Vegan hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served, and Jane Hastay, Peter Martin Weiss, and John Cataletto will provide live music. Tickets cost $150 and can be ordered through or by calling 329-2590. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

  •    LongHouse Reserve’s annual container invitational, “Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VI,” in which top landscape designers, artists, and other horticultural professionals compete to see who can create the most striking “container” of plant material, will open to the public on Saturday. Visitors may vote for their favorites for the People’s Choice Award starting at 2 p.m. This year’s judges, all of them well known in the field, are Tovah Martin, Paula Dietz, and Jack deLashmet.    

  •     Guild Hall will be the home of a literal variety of events beginning tonight with the visiting group Our Fabulous Variety Show presenting “An Eclectic Cabaret,” an evening of burlesque, melodies, comedy, and dances, hosted by the Rev. Ricky Ray and featuring a large ensemble of local talent. Shows will begin at 7:30 tonight and tomorrow. It is a benefit for Your Day Away, which gives parents of children with special needs a day of rest and pampering. Tickets start at $15 and are available on the group’s Web site.

  • Stony Brook doctors were unable to save a girl who was hit by a vehicle on Route 27 in East Hampton Village Saturday afternoon. Police have not released the victim's name.
  • Fab Dads

        At the East Hampton and Amagansett Libraries this week, kids can enjoy a little art along with their books. A Surrealist-inspired program at the East Hampton Library tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. will have kids 4 and older swirling and folding to create a paint surprise. Then on Wednesday, the same age group can listen to a summer story and let their summer dreams loose during a craft session. The program runs from 4 to 5 p.m. Adults must accompany the young ones.

  •     An East Hampton Town police undercover operation Friday to root out sellers of alcoholic beverages who sell, knowingly or unknowingly, to minors, resulted in five arrests.

        “For the most part, there is compliance to the law,” Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said Tuesday about local merchants.

  • East Hampton

    Kathryn Perry of Atlantic Street told police that she had applied for a job in early May and received an e-mail that she thought was confirming her employment. It was followed by an e-mail asking for personal information. She responded but was suspicious, and when she received a request via e-mail to do a series of bank transactions, she contacted police. The East Hampton Town Police looked into the sender of the e-mails and discovered an apparent pattern of fraudulent transactions.

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