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  • The Bliss Sleep Center on the corner of Montauk Highway and Hayground Road in Water Mill is opening a Bliss Baby Store next door. The company is extending its nontoxic line of organic mattresses, bedding, and sustainable wood furniture to include mattresses and bedding for infants, as well as sustainable wood cribs and toys.

  • 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.

  • Upstate Losses
        Playing in Class C Final Four tournaments upstate this past Saturday, Pierson High School’s baseball team, after defeating Bolivar-Richburg 4-1 in the semifinal, lost 7-2 to Hoosic Valley in the championship game, and Pierson’s softball team lost 9-1 to Greenwich in a semifinal matchup.

  • June 15, 1989
        Joseph Nzau, a 39-year-old Kenyan who lives in Laramie, Wyo., and who claims to be 40, won the Shelter Island 10-kilometer race Saturday in 29 minutes and 35 seconds. Nzau, who, after the first mile, went unchallenged, was on a record pace at the halfway point, at 14:20, but slowed somewhat thereafter to finish 42 seconds off the record pace set by a fellow countryman, Yobes Ondeiki, in 1987.

        “There was no air,” Nzau said afterward. “I couldn’t move.”

  • Thursday, June 19
    COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Sag Harbor Whalers vs. Montauk Mustangs, Montauk School, 5 p.m.

    Friday, June 20
    RUNNING, talk with Meb Keflezighi and Joan Benoit-Samuelson, Shelter Island High School, 4 p.m.
    COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Westhampton Aviators vs. Montauk Mustangs, Montauk School, 5 p.m.

    Saturday, June 21
    PADDLEBOARDING, Paddlers For Humanity’s 6-mile ocean downwinder, Beach Lane, Wainscott, 9 a.m.

  • The polls are open from 2 to 8 p.m., as Bridgehampton decides on its school district revote.
  • Akiko Kobayashi, a violinist, and Eric Siepkes, a pianist, will give a free concert of works by Beethoven and DeFalla at the Montauk Library on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The duo met at an international music festival in 2009 and have been performing together ever since.

  • Maria Bacardi, a Cuban-born singer who lives in East Hampton, will perform “Romance and Rosés” at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack next Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of the winery’s Twilight Thursdays series. David Oquendo will accompany her on guitar.

  •  “1 Way Up,” a documentary about two London teenagers struggling to escape their gang-torn neighborhood by competing in a BMX bike competition, will be screened at Guild Hall on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., in advance of its theatrical premiere in London.

    Directed by Amy Mathieson, the film is a production of Shine Global, a nonprofit film production company in New York dedicated to ending the abuse and exploitation of children. Tickets to the benefit screening, at $25, $10 for children, are available at the Guild Hall box office.

  • The next alumni concerts of the Perlman Music Program will take place tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark Arts Center on Shelter Island. Tomorrow’s program will consist of solo repertoires. Saturday’s chamber music concert will feature Sean Lee and Areta Zhulla, violins; Jocelin Pan, viola; Talya Buckbinder, cello, and Peter Dugan, piano. The program will include works by Beethoven, Dohnanyi, and Schumann.

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