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  • Linda Washburne Finney of East Hampton died of liver cancer on July 23 at Southampton Hospital.
  • Beatrice Loretta Neill, who grew up in a house on Louse Point Road in Springs and for many years worked in the Bulova watchcase factory in Sag Harbor, died of breast cancer on July 26 at home in Essex Junction, Vt., her family said. She was 72.
  • School's out, and there's no end of things to keep young people busy -- puppet shows for the youngest, theater camps, concerts, computer coding, dance parties, art workshops, magic shows, nature walks. With all that, no kid should ever have to say, "I'm bored."
  • Green Afternoon V, an annual interactive garden installation and performance by the Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, will take place Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. at the residence of the architects Peter Gumpel and Marcia Previti at 230 Old Stone Highway in Springs.
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Grammy-nominated a cappella ensemble rooted in African-American history and culture, will perform at Guild Hall on Saturday evening at 8.
  • Revel in Dimes will bring its original musical blend of rock, jazz, and blues to the terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow evening at 6.
  • LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will hold a birthday concert for its founder, Jack Lenor Larsen, on Saturday at 6 p.m.
  • An open call for “The Resettlement of Isaac,” a play that will be performed at the Southampton Cultural Center on Aug. 21 as part of the Jewish Film Festival, will take place Sunday and Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the center.
  • Hoops 4 Hope, the 22-year-old South African-based youth mentoring-basketball program founded by Mark Crandall of Amagansett, is again raising money to send a shipping container of “upcycled sneakers, basketballs, basketball uniforms, and essential parts to keep our Schaefer bus running” to Zimbabwe in the fall.

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  • 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.
  • An exhibition of modernist paintings by Kenneth B. Walsh at the Woodbine Collection gallery at 649 Montauk Highway concluded on June 25, but the artist's iconic "Montauk" painting will remain on display at the gallery for another month, along with select reproductions of his work depicting the hamlet.
  • Fourth of July festivities have passed, but there's no shortage of things to keep you busy this weekend. Here's the line-up of a few of them.
  • There are still spots available for a Fourth of July fireworks cruise sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce aboard the Viking Starship.
  • Fourth of July weekend means the South Fork is more jam-packed than usual, and there's plenty to do. Here’s a round-up of the weekend’s events.

    First, fireworks. There are several shows this weekend. On Friday, the Southampton Fresh Air Home will display Fireworks by Grucci at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are required for the event. It takes place at 1030 Meadow Lane in Southampton, but can be seen from various spots around the Shinnecock Bay area.

  • This summer's second issue of EAST, The Star's seasonal magazine, takes you down back roads and around unexpected bends to uncover the secrets and back stories of what might easily be mistaken for fully mapped East End territory.
  • Reservations may be required for many things "Hamptons," but even without reservations, you can get a great seat for one of the many local fireworks displays happening over the next week.
  • The annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation benefit is on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the stables’ grounds on Town Lane in Amagansett. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults. Tickets are $125, or $200 for a couple, and are available in advance at stonyhillstables.com/shsfoundation and at the gate on Saturday. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

  • The Amagansett Food Institute will hold the first in a series of business meet-ups for small food producers Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the headquarters of Plain-T, a purveyor of boutique teas, at 87 Powell Avenue in Southampton.

    Cheryl Clements, the founder and chief executive of PieShell, will discuss crowdfunding for small food businesses and describe how PieShell works. She describes the company as “a rewards-based crowdfunding site for food and beverage entrepreneurs that is changing the way food companies are funded,” saying it has “built a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, committed foodies, and trendsetters.”

    Alessandro and Tathiana Texeira, Plain-T’s co-founders, will provide tastings of several of their products.

  • Seventy-five years ago on June 13, four saboteurs came ashore on the beach at Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett from a U-boat, the northern prong of a two-prong infiltration by German-Americans planned by the Nazis.