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  •     The Ross School will mark its 20th anniversary on Saturday evening with its annual Live at Club Starlight gala, this year featuring a musical performance by Roberta Flack, a multiple Grammy-winning recording artist.

  •     Sharon McCobb, a coach with I-Tri, an organization for at-risk adolescent girls, will lead a free triathlon-training event for those 17 and up on Sunday at Maidstone Park in Springs, beginning at 2 p.m. Ms. McCobb will provide tips and techniques for runners, particularly those planning to participate in I-Tri’s upcoming Turbo Tri race.

  •     Antiques, collectibles, and estate pieces will go on the block in a benefit auction for the Old Whalers Church Community House Fund on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church on Union Street.
        More than 300 lots will be available for bidding and put up by Paul Bailey, a certified auctioneer. A preview of the items will begin at 8 a.m. the day of the sale. The lots will include furniture, lighting, rugs, glassware, vintage toys, and other unique items. Objects offered will date from the late 19th century through the 1960s.

  • Creative Theater Camp

        The Southampton Cultural Center is staging a one-week summer camp, from June 25 through 29, for budding thespians.

        The workshop, called “Creatively Creating Characters,” is for students 9 through 13, and seeks to introduce theater basics through improvisation, movement, character exploration, and more.

  •     Contributions to the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund, from a 2-percent real estate transfer tax on most land sales, for last month are up from April, 2011, totaling $6.1 million this year versus $5 million last year.
    “Hopefully, this is an indication that we are entering a robust period for real estate sales,” New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. said in a press release this week.

  •     The 20th anniversary of the Peconic Estuary’s being named an estuary of national significance by the federal Environmental Protection Agency will be celebrated on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Long Island Science Center, 11 West Main Street in Riverhead. The estuary also has been called “One of the Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere” by the Nature Conservancy.

  • East Hampton

    An Inkberry Street resident called police Saturday morning to report that someone had stolen a concrete lion from his front porch sometime during the week. He reported a similar theft of a ceramic pot last October. The two items were together valued at $350.

  •     Vincent Lyons, the former proprietor of Lyons Bar and Grill on Newtown Lane in East Hampton, died at home in East Hampton on May 23. He was 90, and had been ill for some time.

  •     Steven A. Jondreau, a year-round resident of East Hampton, who was rushed by ambulance to Southampton Hospital after an unexpected heart attack while with friends on Sunday morning, was pronounced dead on arrival there. He was 57.

  •     John Leone of East Hampton, a professional jazz musician, died on May 12 after a short illness. He was 90. Mr. Leone was known for having played with big bands in New York City and on the South Fork.
        As a young musician, Mr. Leone studied at the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore. Early on, he played at the Peanut Cafe in Dunkirk, N.Y., and with the Roly Rogers Orchestra, a New England band.

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  • 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.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.