The Hampton Theatre Company will hold open auditions for the first production of its 2014-15 season, “Harvey,” Mary Chase’s classic comedy about the friendship between Elwood P. Dowd and a six-foot-tall rabbit, on Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue.
The company is seeking five men, ages 30s to 60s, and four women, ages 20s to 60s. Both union and nonunion actors may attend. Rehearsals for “Harvey” will begin on Sept. 15, with performances running from Oct. 23 through Nov. 9.
On July 17 at about 3:30 p.m., a resident of Old Stone Highway flagged down an officer on patrol and pointed out some “waste dirt with a putrid smell,” which he said had been illegally dumped onto his driveway, about 20 feet from the road. The estimated four to five yards of dirt was blocking access to three houses that share a common driveway. One of the homeowners called Bistrian’s to remove it.
Smoke and Mystery
The Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour will materialize at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Wednesday with shows at 1 and 5 p.m. The show, according to the museum, “combines rare and original illusions from around the world with award-winning, jaw-dropping magic.” It is geared to those 5 and up. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for kids, and $14 and $11 for members.
An arts and crafts workshop focusing on an op-art project will precede the show at 4 p.m. The cost is $10, $8 for members.
Helen Cordier Johns, who had an abiding commitment to social justice and diversity and worked on causes from integration to the support of AIDS patients, died on Aug. 4 in Richmond, Va. She was 89.
Throughout her life, Ms. Johns spent as much time as she could in East Hampton, in a house she built next door to one her maternal grandfather, Howard Ogden Wood, had built in the late 19th century on Georgica Pond. According to family lore, the house was constructed on the spot where a goose fell during a hunting trip to the area.
Thomas Corwin Tillinghast, a former member of the East Hampton Fire Department and charter member of the East Hampton Kiwanis Club, died of complications of heart disease at home in Southold on July 17.
Mr. Tillinghast, who was born on a dairy farm at Apaquogue and Georgica Roads, lived nearly all of his 61 years in East Hampton. He moved to Southold in 2011, said his brother, Robert Tillinghast of East Hampton.
A funeral service for Dominick Puglisi of Blue Jay Way in East Hampton, who died on Friday, will take place at the Robertaccio Funeral Home on Medford Avenue in Patchogue today at 11 a.m. A deacon from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church will lead the service. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Coram.
An obituary for Mr. Puglisi, who was 59, will appear in a future issue.
D. Raji to Edge Capital Management, 2128 Montauk Hwy, 2.58 acres (vacant), June 2, $2,575,000.
R. and K. Slater to A. Khalil and M. Asch, 4 Katie Lane, 1.09 acres, May 9, $2,375,000.
Putnam Amagansett Farm to Town of East Hampton, 551 and 561 Montauk Hwy, 18.86 acres, May 2, $10,150,000.
M. Pesek (by trustee) to 210 Bluff Road L.L.C., 210 Bluff Road, .74 acre (vacant), June 6, $3,311,000.
A. and J. Schrott Trust to M. Pommier and C. Jensen, 83 Gardiner Drive, .14 acre, June 13, $1,550,000.
Friday, August 15
ARTISTS-WRITERS, pre-game party and auction, LTV Studios, 75 Industrial Road, Wainscott, 6-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 16
PADDLING, Main Beach Surf & Sport Paddle for Pink 3 and 6-mile races, Havens Beach, Sag Harbor, 8 a.m.; sunset party at Lisa and Richard Perry’s house on North Haven, 6:30 p.m.
ARTISTS-WRITERS SOFTBALL GAME, Herrick Park, East Hampton, 2 p.m., batting practice from noon.
RUGBY, friendly game with Nassau side, Lions Field, Montauk, 3 p.m.
“Songs and Stories,” a cross-genre performance series, will be launched by the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. The ongoing initiative will pair writers, poets, musicians, dancers, visual artists, and other creative individuals in free performances presented simultaneously at different venues in Southampton.
Inspired by the art exhibition “Tactility,” Iktus Percussion will perform two pieces at the cultural center. Sebastian Noelle Jazz will explore chance and the unconscious at Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art.
Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved.
All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.
The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook."
School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.
On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.
Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans.
The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.