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  • Jack-o-Lantern Time

    And suddenly it’s pumpkin-carving time again. Carve them too soon and they’re rotten by Halloween. Wait too long and what’s the point? On Wednesday, the East Hampton Library will provide all the materials for a carving session for kids 4 and older from 4 to 5 p.m. That includes stencils and a “safety carving kit,” not to mention battery-operated tea lights to make it glow.

  • October in East Hampton is officially Recycling Awareness Month. During this inaugural observation, the East Hampton recycling and litter committee has a bevy of activities to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling.

  • Skeet, trap, rifle, and pistol shooters have been invited to the Maidstone Gun Club’s annual turkey shoot on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an air-rifle division for children.

    The club is off Daniels Hole Road, a short distance north of the East Hampton Airport. The public has been invited. No animals will be harmed in the event; gift certificates for turkeys and chickens will be awarded to the category winners. Refreshments, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and soda, will be available.

  • Jack William Henry Mattair, a psychoanalyst who formerly practiced in Manhattan and East Hampton, died in his sleep at home in East Hampton on Friday. He was 81. His family said the cause of death was not known.

    A graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Mattair earned a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University and a master’s degree in psychoanalysis from the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in Manhattan. He later became a faculty member there.

  • Robert D. Mulford, who served as organist and choir director of the East Hampton Methodist Church and the Springs Presbyterian Church for many years until his retirement in 2001, died of congestive heart failure on Sept. 22 at D’Youville Senior Care, the long-term nursing facility of the D’Youville Life and Wellness Community in Lowell, Mass. He was 89 and had been in declining health, his family said.

  • Anna Dehanich died on Friday at home on Harbor Road in Amagansett, where she had lived since 2002. She was 99.

    Her family said she was a caring, loving, religious person, who lived life to the fullest. “Anna was full of knowledge and wisdom,” they said.

    Ms. Dehanich was born in Brooklyn on July 25, 1915, and grew up there, attending P.S. 172 and Bay Ridge High School. Her parents, John Dehanich and the former Catherine Uravich, had been married in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1906; they came to America three years later.

  • Thursday, October 16
    GOLF, Southampton vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 3:30 p.m.
    GIRLS SOCCER, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS SWIMMING, Hauppauge vs. East Hampton, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, 5 p.m.

    Friday, October 17
    GIRLS TENNIS, Longwood at East Hampton, 3 p.m.
    FIELD HOCKEY, East Hampton at Harborfields, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL, Sayville at East Hampton, 5 p.m.

    Saturday, October 18

  • The Parrish Art Museum’s Salon Series will feature two performances by William Hobbs, a classical pianist, tomorrow at 6 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 2.

    The concert will feature Night Music Op. 109 for flute, clarinet, and piano by Lowell Liebermann, an American composer who will attend the performance. Claire Temin Bird, flute, and Anna Temin Meisel, clarinet, will perform the work with Mr. Hobbs.

    The program will also include piano transcriptions of works by Chopin, Liszt, Stravinsky, and Bach. Tickets are $20, $10 for members.

  • The Southampton Cultural Center’s Center Stage Theatre series will open next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with “The World Goes ’Round,” a program of the greatest hits of John Kander and Fred Ebb, the songwriting team known for their work on Broadway and in motion pictures.

  • The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will open its 30th season next Thursday at 7 p.m. with “Harvey,” Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a six-foot-tall rabbit visible to only a few people. The production will run through Nov. 9, with Thursday and Friday performances at 7 p.m., Saturday shows at 8, and Sunday matinees at 2:30.

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  • The Montauk festivities will have to wait. Thanks to the rain, Saturday's plans have been canceled with the exception of a fireworks show on Saturday night.

  • With Election Day is a little more than a month away, State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Representative Tim Bishop to represent New York's First Congressional District, visited East Hampton, where he met supporters on Thursday. The cocktail-hour for Mr. Zeldin was held at Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Town Republican Committee sponsored the event.

  • Additional batches of tickets to several choice screenings during the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival went on sale Thursday.

  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.