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  • Waterborne Events
        There will be two waterborne events supported by the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad this weekend — ocean swims of one-half, one, and two miles in Montauk that are to benefit the Montauk Playhouse’s aquatics center on Saturday, and a stand-up paddleboard race benefiting the Retreat at Fresh Pond Landing on Sunday.

  •    The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 18-02 is offering a boating safety course at the American Legion Hall on Bay Street in Sag Harbor on two Saturdays — Aug. 4 and Aug. 11.
       Both classes are required in order to earn a New York boating certificate. The cost is $50. Interested boaters can register and ask questions by e-mailing cgaux­1802@hotmail.com or calling Tish at 516-818-0347.

  •     The Watermill Center will present a show of the work of the California artist Mike Kelley, who died this year, beginning at its benefit on Saturday night. The tribute to the artist will be open through Sept. 16, by appointment on the center’s Web site. A $20 donation will be suggested; $10 for students.

  •     Guild Hall’s screening of “Babette’s Feast” at 8 tomorrow night will be followed by a conversation with top chefs and a complimentary dessert provided by, of course, Babette’s restaurant. Tickets are $22, $20 for members.
        Before the movie starts, a cocktail reception featuring Scandinavian cuisine will be held at c/o The Maidstone.

  • Buckley at Bay Street
        Betty Buckley will return to the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor with a new show, “Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway,” on Aug. 4 at 8 p.m.

  • “All My Georgias”
        Living history will walk through the East Hampton Library’s heavy wooden door on Saturday when Redjeb Jordania of Springs arrives to read from his new memoir, “All My Georgias.” His father was the first president of Georgia. In 1921 his family and the entire government fled to France, where Mr. Jordania was born, to escape the Soviet occupation.

  • Amagansett

    Charles Boothe, a driver for East End Taxis, reported to police that he had picked up three young women a little after 2 a.m. on July 9 at Rushmeyer’s in Montauk, intending to take them to an address they gave on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton. They agreed to a fare of $75, he said. After asking him to stop in Amagansett so they could get pizza, however, they could not agree on a price for waiting time.

  •     JoAnne Lyles of this village has asked for support for Saturday’s Soldier Ride in honor of her son, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2008. Placards, cheers, noisemakers, and all things red, white, and blue have been requested, and small American flags will be offered for those along the bike route.

  •     Following a report from a housekeeper of a suspicious man at a house on Bendigo Road in Amagansett and a panel truck in the driveway, East Hampton Town police arrested William Lagarenne, 31, on July 11, charging him with burglary in the second degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree, and possession of stolen property. An officer found two Hampton Cruiser bicycles in the truck.

  •     A seminar on hurricane preparedness will be held next Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.
        Sponsored by the Long Island Power Authority along with the town supervisors of East Hampton, Southampton, and Shelter Island, as well as New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., the session will provide residents with information about how to prepare for and manage a power outage caused by an extreme weather event.

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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.