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  • Jessie Mae DeBoard, who died on Nov. 4 at a daughter’s home in White Plains, Md., was 74 years old and had long had a respiratory illness.
  • The Rising Stars Piano Series will present Hunter Noack, a classical pianist, on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center. A Pianofest alumnus, he will present his themed program “Boyhood,” which includes works by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Janacek, and John Cage.
  • Edna’s Kin, a Sag Harbor band featuring Dan Koontz on guitar, his brother, Andrew, on fiddle and bass, and their father, Warren, on guitar, will return to the village’s Christ Episcopal Church for its annual fall concert on Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading of “The Ape and the Whale: An Inter- play Between Darwin and Melville in Their Own Words” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • When Morris Dickstein talks about “the art and challenges of memoir writing” at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor on Sunday, the eminent culture critic and professor will more than know of what he speaks, he will be speaking from his own recent history and recent work — his well-received “Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education.”
  • Music for Montauk will present “Fall Fantasie,” a free program of chamber music conceived as an autumn journey, on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Montauk School auditorium.
  • The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column
  • Local sports schedule
  • The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.
  • The rain on Wednesday made for a smaller crowd than usual at the Veterans Day parade in East Hampton.

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  • The Hampton Classic horse show has called for submissions for artwork for its annual poster. The deadline for entries is March 1.
  • 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.