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  •     Linda Russell, a balladeer and musician who performs early American music at historic and cultural sites around the country, will bring a musical celebration of an 18th-century Christmas to the Montauk Library on Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. The program, “Sing We All Merrily: An Early American Holiday,” will feature Ms. Russell on hammered dulcimer and other historic instruments; the soprano Margery Cohen, and Christa Patton on flute and harp.

  •     The Upright Citizens Brigade Tour Company will bring 90 minutes of long-form improvisation to the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.

        In long-form improvisation, which was pioneered by Del Close in Chicago and brought to New York City by the Upright Citizens Brigade, performers create an entire show consisting of interconnected scenes, characters, and ideas without any pre-planning or pre-writing.

  •     Donna Freitas, author of “The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture Is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy,” will speak at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton on Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Her talk will address the social challenges faced by young people today as they begin to lead independent lives.

  •     Clinton Academy in East Hampton is celebrating the holiday season with “It’s a Child’s World: Exhibition of Antique Dolls and Toys,” which will open Saturday and remain on view through Dec. 31. Among the highlights is a Christmas village that sits beneath a tall Douglas fir, the childhood display of an East Hampton resident who has decided to share it with the community.

        The exhibition will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.


     Parent-teacher conferences are now underway at East Hampton High School.
    On Wednesday, Adam Fine, the principal, will host his monthly parent breakfast. It begins at 8 a.m. in the high school's library. Parents are encouraged to take brown-bag breakfasts.
    Finally, two theatrical events are in the works. The drama club has scheduled a staged reading of "Spoon River Anthology" for Dec. 10 and 11 and selected a musical, "Once Upon a Mattress," for the spring.


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    An estimated $9,425 in watches, jewelry, clothing, a camera, shoes, and coffee mugs went missing from Dorothy Greenberg’s Long Hill Road house over a month’s time, she told police on Oct. 15. She gave police the names of two people she believes may be involved.

    A 15-year-old student at East Hampton High School told police that someone had taken $50 from her wallet, which was in a backpack left in the girls’ locker room on Oct. 28.

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  • “October was so beautiful in many respects it is hard to realize just how fortunate we have been,” Richard G. Hendrickson wrote in his monthly weather report from Bridgehampton. “First, there were no heavy rains, therefore no flooded cellars, no washouts, or deep gullies in our large potato fields, no gullies that eroded severely for public transportation. Our roads, walkways, and cellars were all spared a flood, yet during our next month it could happen.”

  •        Nicole Marie Nessel and Gregory Austin Martin were married on Sept. 21 at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. The Rev. Michael Rieder officiated, and a reception followed at East by Northeast restaurant.

           The bride is the daughter of Janice and Richard Nessel of Montauk. Mr. Martin’s parents are Diane and Thomas Martin of East Hampton.

  •        Cynthia Wilder and Giovanni de Moura of Springs and New York City were married on Sept. 3 at the Bronx Courthouse, with his brother, Lou de Moura, and their friend Marirene Heisler as witnesses.

           They will celebrate their nuptials on Saturday at the Abigail Adams Smith House in New York with friends and family, including each of their five children, who are coming from as far away as Australia. This is the second marriage for both of them.

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