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  • Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on.
  • The Regional High School Action Committee, a group promoting school consolidation, will hold a forum Thursday, May 21, at the Tuckahoe School.
  • Joseph John Olszewski Sr., a decorated naval veteran of World War II who worked as a crane operator for the Bistrian Gravel Company in East Hampton for 40 years, died on May 12.
  • Theodor Marinescu, a longtime resident of Buckskill Road in East Hampton, died on Sunday in Laurens, S.C., at the age of 25.
  • A memorial celebration for Capt. Harry Clemenz, a Montauk native and charter captain, will be held on May 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  • A service will be held at noon on Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Amagansett for Lucy Ann O’Mara of that hamlet, who died on May 13.
  • A graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Amagansett tomorrow at 2 p.m. for Shirley M. Payne, a lifelong resident of the hamlet who died on Tuesday.
  • A memorial service for Denis O’Connor of Montauk, who died on May 14, will take place Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Water Mill.

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  • Collaboration between the Cornell Cooperative Extension's marine program, the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, and the Great Peconic Race Committee will take off on Tuesday with the first event in the Cooperative's Back to the Bays series designed to enhance shellfish populations and increase marine habitats.
  • An exhibition of modernist paintings by Kenneth B. Walsh at the Woodbine Collection gallery at 649 Montauk Highway concluded on June 25, but the artist's iconic "Montauk" painting will remain on display at the gallery for another month, along with select reproductions of his work depicting the hamlet.
  • Fourth of July festivities have passed, but there's no shortage of things to keep you busy this weekend. Here's the line-up of a few of them.
  • There are still spots available for a Fourth of July fireworks cruise sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce aboard the Viking Starship.
  • Fourth of July weekend means the South Fork is more jam-packed than usual, and there's plenty to do. Here’s a round-up of the weekend’s events.

    First, fireworks. There are several shows this weekend. On Friday, the Southampton Fresh Air Home will display Fireworks by Grucci at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are required for the event. It takes place at 1030 Meadow Lane in Southampton, but can be seen from various spots around the Shinnecock Bay area.

  • This summer's second issue of EAST, The Star's seasonal magazine, takes you down back roads and around unexpected bends to uncover the secrets and back stories of what might easily be mistaken for fully mapped East End territory.
  • Reservations may be required for many things "Hamptons," but even without reservations, you can get a great seat for one of the many local fireworks displays happening over the next week.
  • The annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation benefit is on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the stables’ grounds on Town Lane in Amagansett. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults. Tickets are $125, or $200 for a couple, and are available in advance at stonyhillstables.com/shsfoundation and at the gate on Saturday. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

  • The Amagansett Food Institute will hold the first in a series of business meet-ups for small food producers Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the headquarters of Plain-T, a purveyor of boutique teas, at 87 Powell Avenue in Southampton.

    Cheryl Clements, the founder and chief executive of PieShell, will discuss crowdfunding for small food businesses and describe how PieShell works. She describes the company as “a rewards-based crowdfunding site for food and beverage entrepreneurs that is changing the way food companies are funded,” saying it has “built a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, committed foodies, and trendsetters.”

    Alessandro and Tathiana Texeira, Plain-T’s co-founders, will provide tastings of several of their products.

  • Seventy-five years ago on June 13, four saboteurs came ashore on the beach at Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett from a U-boat, the northern prong of a two-prong infiltration by German-Americans planned by the Nazis.