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  • The East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Lecture Series will launch its 2016 season on Saturday at 5 p.m. with “Colonial Commerce,” a discussion featuring Frank Sorrentino, a researcher, and Steve Russell Boerner, an archivist, both of whom draw upon the library’s Long Island Collection.
  • The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its next concert by appointment only on April 18 at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. The concert, which will take place on June 25, will feature Beethoven’s Mass in C and the world premiere of a new work by Victoria Bond.
  • The Southampton Cultural Center will present “Mama’s Diary,” a gospel musical written and directed by Tramar Pettaway, tomorrow at 8 p.m. The show is the prequel to “Mama’s Last Song,” which was written by Mr. Pettaway in memory of his mother and performed in Southampton in 2014. Tickets are $15.
  • Paul Lisicky, whose new book, “The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship,” has drawn an inordinate amount of praise and attention, including the full treatment from The New York Times (a weekday review followed by one in the Sunday supplement a month later), has won a Guggenheim fellowship. The category is creative arts, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s website, with general nonfiction listed as his field of study.
  • The Katy’s Courage 5K, named in memory of the late Katy Stewart, who died of cancer at the age of 12 six years ago, will be held in Sag Harbor on Saturday, beginning and ending on West Water Street. Check-in is from 7 to 8:15 a.m. The race is to start at 8:30.
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  • Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
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    Time to Buy Recycling Permits

    New East Hampton Town recycling permits for 2016 have been needed since April 1, for dropping off garbage and recyclables at the town’s two centers in Montauk and East Hampton.

  • James William Thompson, a Sag Harbor resident who as a Suffolk County Police detective sergeant fought the drug war on Long Island in the 1970s and ’80s and was part of one of the largest drug seizures off the coast of East Hampton, died last Thursday in The Villages, a retirement community in central Florida.
  • Eric Lance Erwin died on Nov. 26 in Nashville. He was 53 and had been ill with cancer for more than a year.

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