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  • Shirley M. Payne, who lived her whole life in Amagansett, died at Southampton Hospital on May 19 after having a heart attack at home. She was 85.
  • Richard D. Spizzirri, an attorney who lived in Aspen, Colo., and East Hampton, died at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on May 12.
  • A gathering to celebrate the life of Cliff Follenius will take place at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Sunday.
  • Lois Kelsey of Noyac, who owned the Inn at Mill Creek restaurant in that hamlet for many years, died at Southampton Hospital on Sunday at the age of 75.
  • Local sports notes this week include the return of Richie Daunt of Montauk, whose planned Golden Gloves debut this past winter was derailed.
  • The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will present a three-part Chinese film festival organized by Ou Wang, a Mandarin teacher at the Ross School, beginning next Thursday at 6 p.m. with a screening of “To Live,” a film by Yimou Zhang about a family’s struggles to live in China from the 1940s to the 1970s Cultural Revolution.
  • The Montauk Library will present a free concert by Francisco Roldan, a Colombian-born classical guitarist, on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The program, “El Mundo de la Guitarra/The World of the Guitar,” will include pieces by composers from Spain, Argentina, and Italy, as well as a Bach work originally written for the clavier.
  • All Star Comedy Showcase, hosted by Joseph Vecsey, will return to Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater on Monday night at 8 with the comedians Donnell Rawlings, Jamie Roberts, and Max May.
  • Jazz en Plein Air, the music series organized by Richie Siegler, a jazz drummer and founding director of Escola de Samba BOOM, will return for the third summer to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m. with the Thursday Night Band.

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  • Drivers on the East End are being asked to go car-free and use more sustainable travel choices on Friday.
  • David Bunn Martine, the director and curator of the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, will conduct four wigwam workshops on the front lawn of the Eastville Community Historical Society Heritage House in Sag Harbor beginning Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mr. Martine, using a combination of traditional and nontraditional materials, will discuss the use of wigwams and their importance to Native American history. The sessions, which will also take place on Sept. 30, Oct. 7, and Oct. 14, cost $10, $5 for children.

    Mr. Martine will also speak about and sign copies of his new book, “No Reservation: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement,” on Sept. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the heritage house.
     

  • The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons has a busy Sunday planned. A self-guided shade-garden tour will kick off the day from 9 a.m. to noon. Check-in is at the Bridgehampton Community House’s main auditorium at 9:30 a.m.

    Then at 2 p.m., Ken Druse, the so-called “guru of natural gardening,” according to the The New York Times, and an award-winning author and photographer, will give a lecture for the Paul Karish Seminar on “Shade Gardening in the Age of Climate Change.”

  • Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Jewish Center of the Hamptons has extended an invitation to anyone displaced from their homes in the affected areas to attend High Holy Days services here in East Hampton.
  • With Long Island under a tropical storm watch, several events scheduled over the next few days are being postponed.
  • The Montauk Chamber of Commerce is continuing its search for sponsors for the Fall Festival carousel, which costs $7,000 for two days.
  • The Old Whalers Church will hold its annual yard and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Donated items can be dropped off at the church on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 15, from 10 to noon.
  • The forecast is looking good for the East Hampton Fire Department’s annual fireworks display over Main Beach Saturday night. But even if the weather cooperates, the department still needs help to make it a success, as the all-volunteer organization relies on contributions to support its efforts.

    The fireworks will light up the sky around 8:30. In case rain does interfere, the display will go off on Sunday instead.

  • Wednesday is movie night at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett, where "The Boss Baby" will be screened at 8 as a fund-raiser for the East Hampton Food Pantry.

    Admission is free, but donations would be appreciated. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

    According to the Internet Movie Database, "The Boss Baby" is a tale of the impact of a new baby's arrival on a family, as told from the less than reliable point of view of Tim, his imaginative 7-year-old brother.

  • Collaboration between the Cornell Cooperative Extension's marine program, the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, and the Great Peconic Race Committee will take off on Tuesday with the first event in the Cooperative's Back to the Bays series designed to enhance shellfish populations and increase marine habitats.