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  •    Mac Griswold will speak about “The Manor” at the site itself, Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Blankets and beach chairs are suitable for the free outdoor session, during which the author will read, field questions, and sign copies of the book (available for purchase, naturally). Reservations at have been requested.

  •     Nile Rodgers, who has produced and co-written some of the music industry’s biggest hits including those by Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran, and Diana Ross, plans to bring East Enders of all ages together for a dance party at Martha Clara Vineyard on Monday night. The event will serve as the inaugural concert for All for the East End, a not-for-profit that seeks to support the other East End nonprofits.

  •    Tomorrow’s  “New York City Ballet On and Offstage” is sold out, but there are plenty of other diversions at Guild Hall this week to keep audiences occupied.
        Saturday night brings “An Evening with Laurie Anderson” at 8 p.m.  The performance artist and musician will bring her unique style of music and storytelling to the theater with tickets starting at $40 for balcony up to $100 for prime orchestra and a reception with Ms. Anderson.

  •    The Southampton Arts Festival will present its opening concert of two Bach concertos tomorrow on the terrace of the Parrish Art Museum. “Double Violin Concerto in D-minor” and “Concerto for Two Violins in D-minor” will be performed by Dmitri Berlinsky and Mikhail Bezverkhny. The concert will begin at 6 and will continue during the sunset.

  •     The Long Island Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Network will open its first East End center  at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor on Saturday.

        The G.L.B.T. center will offer year-round programs for students, adults, and families, and it has been predicted that over 1,000 East End residents will participate within the next year.

  • Amagansett

        Robert Alkan called police in the small hours of July 27 to report that his taxi, parked in front of the Stephen Talkhouse, was gone. A Thomas Avenue resident saw the cab parked near his house later that day and notified police. Although it appeared to be undamaged, Mr. Alkan’s Garmin GPS and BlackBerry phone, together worth $225, were missing.

  • Freaky Pets

        “Freaky Pets Live,” a show for kids, is coming to the Hampton Racquet Club in East Hampton this afternoon. Using fun, music, and silliness, the show explores how it’s okay to feel what you feel and the importance of following rules and being polite. It kicks off at 2:45 p.m.

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  •     Christopher LaGois, known to many through his company Good Neighbor Appliance Service, died on Tuesday in the house that he built himself in Sag Harbor, surrounded by his family. Mr. LaGois, who was 58, had been fighting bladder cancer for nine years.

        Born in Riverhead to Walter LaGois and the former Alice Williams, his family moved around the country when he was growing up, always seeming to come back to eastern Long Island. He eventually graduated from Bridgehampton High School.

  •     Alice Osborne Ham, a Buell Lane, East Hampton resident who had been active in many community organizations here, died at Southampton Hospital on July 30. She was 105.

        Mrs. Ham was a 35-year member of the East Hampton Library Board of Managers, for much of that time serving as its treasurer and president.

  •     Fred E. Bird, the captain of the Flying Cloud vessel based in Montauk, a member of the Montauk Boatmen’s Association, and a Korean War veteran, died at his Mulford Avenue residence in that hamlet on Tuesday. He was 85.

        After going fishing on Monday, and with plans to go out again the next day, he died in his sleep, said a daughter, Linda M. Bird of Baltimore.

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