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  • Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services scheduled on the South Fork.
  • Samuel A. Klein, a physical education and health teacher who also had a career in sales for the Pitney Bowes corporation, died last Thursday at South­ampton Hospital following a stroke.
  • At a celebration of the life of William Sokolin in July, his family scattered his ashes off Montauk Point and left a trail of flowers in Gardiner’s Bay, fitting for a man who loved the East End.
  • A memorial service for Jon P. York will be held at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church next Thursday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Nancy Howarth officiating.
  • Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will hold open auditions for its production of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 6 p.m. The production, which will be directed by Joe Minutillo, will run from Nov. 9 through Nov. 29.
  • The Montauk Library will present a free performance of “The Past Is Still Ahead,” a play by Sophia Romma based on the life of Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva, a Russian poet who died in 1941 while exiled in Siberia, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Stacy Sullivan, a vocalist with six CDs on her resumé, will perform “It’s a Good Day: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee,” her live show about the music and life of the late singer, at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday evening at 7.
  • Selections of short documentaries from Telluride Mountainfilm, one of the United States’ longest-running film festivals, will be presented Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 at the Southampton Arts Center.
  • The All Star Comedy Show, hosted by Joseph Vecsey, will return to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor tomorrow at 8 p.m. Dante Nero, a Brooklyn-born actor and comedian will headline and Kate Wolff and Eric Neumann will also be featured.

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  • Star gazing in Bridgehampton and a walk on a new trail in Amagansett are on the schedule.
  • “The Final Year,” a look at President Obama’s foreign-policy team during its waning months in office, will be shown on Saturday at 6 p.m. in East Hampton.
  • The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a five-mile lighthouse loop hike on Saturday at 10 a.m. Hikers will pass through Camp Hero, continue on the Paumanok Path to the bluffs and along trails to Turtle Cove and the Montauk Lighthouse, returning past the seal haulout site. There will be a 10-minute break at the lighthouse refreshment area. Snacks and water were suggested, and everyone has been encouraged to wear windproof clothing.

    The meeting spot is at Camp Hero Road, off Route 27, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Carol Andrews will lead the hike and can be reached at 631-725-3367 for more information.

  • The Thursday snowstorm meteorologists are calling a "bomb cyclone" dumped oodles of snow across the South Fork -- and no, that's not the technical term, but strong winds and deep drifts made for varying depths that were hard to calculate. Snow could be over the knee in places while nearby, blades of frozen grass poked through a just a thin layer of white. 

    Here, a few scenes during the storm and in its aftermath Friday, as frigid temperatures and biting winds delivered a different kind of punch. Stay warm out there!

  • As of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a number of schools and government agencies had announced they planned to be closed on Thursday, due to an anticipated winter storm.
  • Holiday Art Camp

    The Golden Eagle art store and studio in East Hampton will offer a mini art camp for ages 6 to 14 tomorrow and Wednesday though Friday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will work on a variety of projects including finger puppets, ornaments, and paintings inspired by “A Winter’s Tale.” The cost is $40 per session or $150 for all four days. Advance registration is required at goldeneagleart.com.

     

    Holiday Sport Camp

    Sportime in Amagansett will get kids moving on Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 29, with a sport camp that includes dodge ball, soccer, gaga ball, basketball, and an inflatable obstacle course. 

  • The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch for eastern Long Island for snow, wind, and icy conditions through Saturday morning..
  • Two takes on “The Nutcracker” – one a traditional ballet, the other a mix of ballet and other dance styles that blends the Tchaickovsky classic with another story – have become holiday musts on the South Fork.
  • Representative Lee Zeldin will be available to meet with constituents on a one-on-one basis on Monday at the Riverhead Fire Department station at 540 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead.

    Staff from Mr. Zeldin's office will also be available to meet with members of the public.

    Mr. Zeldin is expect to be at the fire station from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. According to a press release from his office, he will depart immediately to return to Washington for House votes.

    Appointments are not necessary, but members of the media were asked to obtain credentials from Mr. Zeldin's Washington office in advance.