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  •         A theater arts class will be held at the Bay Street Theatre starting on Wednesday and continuing Wednesdays through Nov. 28 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. for 8-12 year olds; 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. for teenagers. The cost is $275 per person for the eight-week course, in which students will develop, rehearse, and perform original works for the stage. The course will culminate with a live performance of an original work created and acted by students. There will be no class on Oct. 24, Oct. 31, and Nov. 21.

  •     Representative Tim Bishop will host an information forum tomorrow on the new immigration policy giving some undocumented young people relief from deportation. Starting at 7 p.m. at Bridgehampton National Bank in Bridgehampton, the forum will feature a presentation by a Citizenship and Immigration Services representative on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which went into effect in August.

  •     Elizabeth Fondaras, for many years a summer resident of East Hampton and a longtime member of the Maidstone Club, died at home in New York City on Aug. 29. She was 96.
        Mrs. Fondaras dedicated decades of her life to supporting and expanding the relations between France and the United States through her personal initiatives and by lending her support to organizations with the same goal.

  •     Walter (Wally) Drobecker, fisherman, plumber, party boat and yacht captain, and member of the Montauk Fire Department for over 40 years, died on Sept. 1 at his West Lake Drive, Montauk, house. He was 74 and had Parkinson’s disease for many years.

  •     Patricia Carey Theinert, a Navy veteran who lost a husband and a grandson in the line of duty, died at home in Bay Point on Aug. 31. She was 87 and had esophageal cancer.
        Her “patriotism never waned,” her family wrote, “even when her grandson First Lt. Joseph J. Theinert was killed in action on June 4, 2010, in Afghanistan. As both a Gold Star wife and a Gold Star grandmother, Pat continued to support our military at every chance.”

  •     Robert Bard Hayes, a carpenter and East Hampton native, died on Aug. 20 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. He was 67. No cause of death was given.

  •     Peter O’Brien, a mason contractor who dedicated much of his time to the Amagansett Fire Department for over half a century, died at home on O’Brien Court, a private road off Schellinger Road, on Sept. 5. He was 77 and had a massive heart attack.
         Mr. O’Brien was the third generation of the O’Brien family of masons. He worked on many of the East End’s high-profile houses and buildings, his family said, and was consulted by architects and engineers for his ingenuity, creativity, and practicality.

  •     A funeral service for Richard Edelstein of Montauk, who died on Saturday of a heart attack, was held at Main Beach, East Hampton on Sunday evening. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •    David J. Gilmartin Jr., Eric Bregman, and David J. Gilmartin Sr., former partners at their namesake Southampton law firm, have joined Farrell Fritz in Bridgehampton. Amy M. Murphy has joined the firm’s Hauppauge office.
       David J. Gilmartin Jr. specializes in land use, zoning, real estate, commercial matters, and related litigation. He previously served as deputy town attorney and town attorney in Southampton, as well as special assistant district attorney.

  •  EAST HAMPTON
    Hesch L.L.C. to 2112 Huntting Avenue L.L.C., 35 Huntting Avenue, .62 acre (vacant), July 27, $1,300,000.
    Gardenia Partners L.L.C. to S. Golfinos, 156 Buckskill Road, 1.88 acres, July 9, $3,550,000.
    P. and D. Priolo to T. and C. Kotz, 100 Cove Hollow Road, .4 acre, July 30, $1,500,000.
    C. Dobrow to Bank of America, 30 Alewive Brook Road, 1.4 acres, Dec. 7, $909,584.
    J. Gates and R. Moran to M. Sareen, Bull Path, .35 acre, May 11, $2,750,000.

    MONTAUK

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  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 

    WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.

  • There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.

  • With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets abound. Take a look at what's coming up this weekend from Southampton to Montauk:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

    ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.