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  • Rescue Squad Race

    A six-mile stand-up paddleboard race, the last in Main Beach Surf and Sport’s SUP series, is to be held Saturday as a benefit the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad. The boards are to be launched at Amagansett’s Lazy Point at 9 a.m. Registration will be from 7:30. The donation/fee is $75.

  • Thursday, October 9
    GOLF, Westhampton Beach vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 3:30 p.m.
    FIELD HOCKEY, Pierson-Bridgehampton at East Hampton, 4 p.m.
    BOYS SOCCER, East Hampton at Miller Place, 4:30 p.m.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, East Hampton boys at invitational, Indian Island County Park, Riverhead, and East Hampton girls at invitational, Red Creek Park, Hampton Bays, 4 p.m.
    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 5 p.m.

    Friday, October 10

  • New Prize for Comic Fiction

    Writers, you have until the end of the month to get your submissions in for the new Robert Reeves $1,000 Prize in Comic Fiction, courtesy of Stony Brook Southampton and judged by the college’s Daniel Menaker, a former fiction editor at The New Yorker. Stories of up to 5,000 words can be sent to The Southampton Review. The fee is $15.

  • Also on Shelter Island, bluegrass and traditional American music will be on offer as part of the Plant & Sing festival at Sylvester Manor Saturday from noon until 10 p.m.

    The day will begin with the planting of garlic and the harvesting of fall crops, after which the music will get into full swing on the waterfront lawn. This year’s performers will include the Wainwright Sisters, the Deadly Gentlemen, Eastbound Freight, Edith & Bennett, the Ed Howe Bluegrass Band, and Jeff Davis & Friends.

  • The Shelter Island Friends of Music will present Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky in a free, four-hands piano concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

    Mr. Weiss and Ms. Polonsky, who are married, perform separately and together. She is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed at venues such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Kon­zerthaus, and Carnegie Hall.

  • The Rising Stars piano series will return to the Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts on Saturday evening at 7 with a concert by Robin Giesbrecht.

    A 2013 Pianofest artist, Mr. Giesbrecht will perform Ravel’s “Sonatine,” Scriabin’s rarely played Third Sonata, and Liszt’s 1848 transcription of the Overture from Wagner’s “Tannhauser.”

  • Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater will be busy this weekend. Tomorrow at 8 p.m., Judy Carmichael and her quartet will perform music from “I Love Being Here With You,” the first all-vocal CD by the virtuoso stride pianist. Ms. Carmichael will sing standards from the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $45 for side seating, $55 for center, while $75 includes admission to an after-party with the artist.

  • Amagansett

    Graffiti was discovered at the back of the restrooms in the parking lot at Atlantic Avenue Beach on Aug. 20. Partially illegible, it began with, “As long as Bloods.” The East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department did not estimate the cost of repairing the damage.

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  • “Mockingbird” Auditions

  • William G. Abel, East Hampton’s pre-eminent surgeon as well as the chief of surgery at Southampton Hospital for many years, died on Aug. 15 at his home on Baiting Hollow Road here. He was 92.

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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.