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  • Amateur theatrics on the East End will be the subject of the East Hampton Historical Society’s second free winter lecture at the Clinton Academy Museum on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Hugh King, the village historian, and Barbara Borsack, the village’s deputy mayor, will present “Stagestruck: We’ve Got a Barn, Let’s Put on a Show.”

  • For the seventh consecutive year, Canio’s Cultural Cafe and the John Jermain Memorial Library will co-host the African-American Read-In, sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English, on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.

    Members of the public have been invited to read short excerpts from a favorite piece of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, oral history, or family history, though it is not necessary to read in order to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

  • “A Tale to Tell,” a workshop with Helene Patarot, a French actress in residence at the Watermill Center through March 7, will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Students will combine acting, writing, and directing as they develop stories using elements from their own lives, such as family photographs, diaries and letters, clothes, and other items with personal meaning.

  • The more classically inclined might opt for “La Clarinette Francaise: An Evening in Paris,” a free concert of romantic works by Franck, Devienne, Messager, Poulenc, and Ravel, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library.

  • For those unable to make it to the Big Easy this weekend, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks and the HooDoo Loungers will headline a Mardi Gras party at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m.

    Since Mr. Casey formed the Lone Sharks after moving to the East End in 1988, the band’s roots-drenched rock has been a staple of the local music scene and beyond. The band did 150 shows last year, mostly on Long Island but also in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York City.

  • The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading of Roger Rueff’s 1992 play, “Hospitality Suite,” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

    Set in a small hotel room in Wichita during a business convention, the story focuses on two salesmen and a research scientist for a firm that manufactures industrial lubricants. While waiting for a meeting with a C.E.O. they hope will save their company, they air their conflicting ideas about character, salesmanship, honesty, religion, and love, with less than harmonious results.

  • Deadline for Scribes

    Hot, crowded July may seem far off, what with a winter for the ages upon us, but March 1 is not. That’s the scholarship deadline for this year’s Southampton Writers Conference, sponsored by the M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature at Stony Brook Southampton and running from July 8 to 19.

  • Busy During the Break

  • Scott A. Fleischer, a vice president of marketing at Panavision New York who was respected in the film industry, died in his sleep at home in Manhattan on Jan. 31, his family said. No cause of death was provided. He was 67.

    “Scott was passionate about family and the film industry, but equally as passionate about East Hampton,” his family said in a statement. He owned a house on Between Lane in Springs for 22 years. “He felt truly at home on the beach before the ocean with a fishing pole in hand.”

  • Robert T. Olson, a World War II veteran, lover of art, literature, and jazz, and a former president of the Duck Creek neighborhood association, died at his Squaw Road, East Hampton, residence on Feb. 3 following a heart attack. He was 93.

    Mr. Olson purchased waterfront property on Squaw Road in 1950 and in 1956 built a house so he could live on the water and keep a sailboat there. In 1970, he built a house for his parents next door.

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  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.

  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Tuesday morning at 6, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in East Hampton and Southampton Towns are warning residents that travel could be hazardous due to snow and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities. 

  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

  • The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

    The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.