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  • The second annual Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture will take place at a private club in New York City on Monday at 6 p.m. Peter Wirtz, a Belgium-based landscape architect and C.E.O. of Wirtz International, will speak about the importance of horticultural knowledge in garden design.

    Mr. Wirtz’s company, founded by Jacques Wirtz in 1948, has been in the forefront of garden design for almost six decades, creating public, private, and corporate gardens throughout Europe, the United States, Israel, and Japan.

  • “Legends of Comedy Film,” a compilation by Joe Lauro of 100 years of great moments in comedy, will be screened Saturday night at 8 at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

    Mr. Lauro, a filmmaker, musician, collector, and archivist, has assembled vintage clips of early performances by Joan Rivers, Jackie Mason, George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, and many more.

  • “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, written as a spinoff of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” will open at the Quogue Community Hall tonight at 7 and run through March 29.

  • The Met: Live in HD will present a new production of Rossini’s “La Donna del Lago” on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Guild Hall. Premiered in 1819, the opera was based on a translation of “The Lady of the Lake,” Sir Walter Scott’s narrative poem set in the medieval Scottish Highlands.

  • The Montauk Manor's website was one of many sites around the country that were hacked this weekend.
  • Siri Reckler had “a larger-than-life personality that filled any room she entered,” her family said. “She drank Scotch, loved a good cocktail party, and threw many fabulous get-togethers on her deck” in Springs, where for more than 50 years she was a summer resident of Gerard Drive.

    She was also known for her New Year’s Day parties where family, neighbors, and friends would gather. “ ‘Come over for a drink’ was a favorite saying,” her family said.

  • The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction or memoir, of up to 2,000 words. Please send submissions for review by email, in text or Word format, to submissions@ehstar.com.

  • Frances O’Brien, an affordable-housing advocate and lifelong civic activist both on the South Fork and in New York City, died at her East Hampton residence on Feb. 28. She was 96, and had been in failing health for some time.

      “Frances was famous for keeping politicians on their toes, never letting anyone forget about the needs of seniors or the poor,” her family said. She wrote many letters on those topics and others to The East Hampton Star.

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    Student Arts Festival, Part II

    Younger artists had their time in the spotlight and now it’s high school students’ turn. The second part of Guild Hall’s Student Arts Festival will open on Saturday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. It will remain on view through April 19, with after-school hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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    Police were called to Main Street near Indian Wells Tavern early Saturday morning to deal with a fight. No arrests were made, and all details of the incident were redacted on the police report.

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  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • 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.