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  • Thursday, August 8
    SOCCER, tryouts for Hampton United’s entry in Long Island Soccer Football League, Ross School fields, 6:30 p.m.
    SLOW-PITCH, East Hampton Town women’s league playoff games, 6:45 and 8 p.m., Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett.

    Sunday, August 11
    RUNNING, Miss Amelia’s Cottage 2-miler, benefit Old Montauk Athletic Club’s grant program and the Amagansett Historial Association, Amagansett Railroad Station, 9 a.m.

  •    Davina Dobie, an artist who grew up in Kenya, will present a screening of the National Geographic film “Battle for the Elephants” at Guild Hall on Saturday, with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and the screening at 7. The film examines the plight of the African elephant and its decimation from an estimated 10 million in 1900 to under a half million today.

  •    Italian food, Mozart, and Beethoven are on the menu at Guild Hall this week.
        On Sunday at 11 a.m. Florence Fabricant will host the first of a series of discussions called “Stirring the Pot: Conversations With Culinary Celebrities,” this one featuring Lidia Bastianich, the chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and star of her own public television cooking show.

  •     The Aviva Players will have a free concert at Montauk Library on Sunday at 3:30 p.m., their eighth performance at the library. The event will feature songs and arias from Broadway, off-Broadway, and the opera “Villa Diodati,” with music and lyrics by Mira Spektor, libretto by Colette Inez, and additional lyrics by Byron, Shelley, and Wordsworth.
        The musical directors are Barbara Ames and William Lewis. The singers include Dominique Grelsamer, Anne Tolpegin, Adam Machart, Bill Krakauer, Victoria Devany, Ariana Johns, and John Nelson.

  •    The Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will have a Sunday recital this week by Walter Klauss, and next week by John Walker, both at 3 p.m.. The musicians will use the church’s historic 1844 Erben pipe organ.

  •    Surf Movie Night will return to Guild Hall on Tuesday with Jack McCoy’s award-winning “A Deeper Shade of Blue: The Greatest Surfing Story Ever Told.” The film is about the sport’s deepest roots, and its footage is “stunning,” said The New York Times. Mr. McCoy has won many awards for his feature and short films about surfing.

  •    The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Summer Docs series will continue on Monday with “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” which follows the story of the Broadway legend in a documentary by Chiemi Karasawa. Ms. Stritch, now 87, is shown performing her one-woman cabaret act, torturing Alec Baldwin on “30 Rock,” and speaking about her present and past. (See related story).
        Tickets are $22, $20 for Guild Hall members. More details can be found elsewhere in this section.

  •    The Hamptons Theatre Company is holding open auditions for “Other Desert Cities,” a drama by Jon Robin Baitz. The story follows a family gathering at which a controversial memoir threatens to tear the family apart. The auditions will be on Aug. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Aug. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue.

  •     The East Hampton Library’s Authors Night keeps growing, but then, it’s a fund-raiser, so who’s complaining? Saturday’s mammoth and tented event, which starts at 5 p.m. at the Gardiner Farm at 36 James Lane in the village with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, boasts more than 1,000 expected attendees, untold mountains of books for purchase, and over 100 writers ready to sign them and chat.

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