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  •     The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will present an illustrated lecture by Vincent Covello, author of “The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation,” on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House.

  •     The Parrish Art Museum’s third installment of Architectural Sessions, an ongoing series co-presented with A.I.A. Peconic and moderated by the architect Maziar Behrooz, will take place in Water Mill Saturday at noon.

        The program, “Five Minutes Max,” loosely borrows its format from the museum’s popular PechaKucha Night series. Each of 12 East End architects will give a five-minute presentation of 15 images, each of which will remain on the screen for 20 seconds.

  •     Patricia C. Wright, professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University and one of the world’s foremost experts on lemurs, will be honored at the university’s Stars of Stony Brook benefit on Wednesday at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. She is being recognized for her important contributions to the biology, ecology, conservation, and behavior of living primates.

  •     Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank will perform as a piano duo at the Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday at 7 p.m., as part of the Rising Stars piano series. Ms. Lee, a Korean-American pianist, won first prize in the 2010 Naumburg International piano competition. A Pianofest distinguished artist, she has performed internationally as a guest soloist.

  •     Cynthia Carr, a New York City-based writer and cultural critic, will deliver a lecture at the Watermill Center today at 6:30 p.m. Titled “My Golden Age in Hell: Covering the ’80s East Village,” the talk will examine the performance art scene at artist-run clubs such as 8BC, WOW, and the Pyramid.

  •     The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab, now in its 13th year, will take place this weekend at the c/o The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton.

        Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the workshop pairs established screenwriters, directors, and producers with those still emerging in the field for individualized mentoring sessions.

  •     Now that spring is here, Maryann Calendrille, your friendly neighborhood bookseller, is calling all scribes to consider planting seeds of writerly creativity in a six-week workshop. It starts next Thursday at 10 a.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.

        Dubbed Spring Ink, “the small-group workshop will focus on narrative prose. Readings, writing assignments, and constructive critique are part of the course work,” says a related mass email.

  •     The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
        Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937.
        A very short biographical note should also be included.

  • Some 200 people gathered at the Hook Mill green in East Hampton Saturday afternoon for a rally to demand that PSEG Long Island bury high-voltage electrical transmission lines between East Hampton Village and Amagansett.
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    A call came in to East Hampton Town police late Sunday morning reporting a white Toyota being driven erratically westbound on Montauk Highway. An East Hampton Village police officer spotted the car, parked outside Brent’s Deli. The Montauk woman behind the wheel told police she had been “involved in a little road rage with another vehicle because she passed him on the Napeague stretch.” The other car was long gone, police said.

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