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  • Susan Schrott, a textile artist, psychotherapist, and actress, will present a free exhibition-performance at the Amagansett Library on Saturday at 6 p.m. Ms. Schrott’s artwork, much of which celebrates women and individuality, will be on view, while the artist will present “Triple Threat,” a narrative of her path from Brooklyn to the New York stage to the artist’s studio to her private practice. The audience has been advised to expect comedic flair and a song or two.
     

  • The publication of “Soft Targets,” Joseph Giannini’s collection of nonfiction stories about surfing, war, and fate, will be celebrated at LTV Studios in Wainscott with a book signing and reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Giannini, an attorney who lives in East Hampton, served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 with the First Battalion, Third Marines.
     

  • The Ebony Hillbillies, one of the last black string bands in the United States, will return to the terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorow at 5 p.m. for a program of bluegrass and barbecue.

    The Hillbillies have upheld their grassroots credibility with a repertoire of pop, country, rockabilly, bluegrass, folk, rock, and jazz that honors traditional music while maintaining a contemporary vibe.

  • The Montauk Library will present a free concert by the Zigzag Quartet on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The musicians — Alexander Wu (piano), Francisco Roldan (guitar), Hilliard Greene (double bass), and Danny Mallon (percussion) — cross musical boundaries from flamenco to jazz to contemporary works composed exclusively for them. The program will include pieces by R. Gnattali, David Tcimpidas, Astor Piazzolla, Leonard Bernstein, Binelli, and Dave Brubeck.

  • An all-star cast will take over the John Drew Theater for a staged reading of “The Old Masters,” a play by Simon Gray, on Saturday at 8 p.m. Directed by Harris Yulin, the cast will include Amy Irving, Brian Murray, Victor Slezak, Holland Taylor, and Mr. Yulin.

    Set in the Tuscan Villa of I Tatti in 1937, under Mussolini’s shadow, the play explores the difficult relationship between Bernard Berenson, an eminent art historian engaged in a ménage à trois with his wife and secretary, and Joseph Duveen, an influential English art dealer.

  • The Biercuk-Luckey garden in Wainscott will be open to the public Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program.

    The four-season woodland garden shelters a collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, kalmia, pieris, understory trees, perennials, bulbs, and tropicals in season. Winding paths and stone walls enhance a sense of depth and elevation change on a mostly flat acre.

  • AMAGANSETT
    W. Griffing Jr (by executor) to L. and M. Greenfield, 374 Main Street, .5 acre, May 30, $965,000.
    L. Edwards to Mogote Trust, 106 Atlantic Avenue, .99 acre, June 24, $3,600,000.
    J. and C. Iannotti to Jet Hampton L.L.C., 45 Mako Lane, .17 acre, June 17, $1,250,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    F. Graham to 331 Old Sag Harbor L.L.C., 331 Old Sag Harbor Road, 1.96 acres, June 11, $2,200,000.
    E. Luerssen to 233 Old Sag Rd. L.L.C., 233 Old Sag Harbor Road, 3.32 acres (vacant), June 10, $850,000.

  • A 60-year-old man suffered a heart attack aboard a boat about one mile off Montauk Inlet on Thursday morning.
  • Activities for Summer’s End

    As those free and easy summer days wind to a close, the local libraries have a few more activities to keep the imagination going and the brain engaged.

    At the East Hampton Library tomorrow, kids 4 and up can create their own clay creatures using shells, rocks, and other items found outside. The program runs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Amagansett

    A Thule bicycle rack was stolen from a Toyota parked on Leeton Road last week. Maureen McCabe-Hamel told police the rack disappeared in the overnight hours of Aug. 19.

    East Hampton

    The parent of a student attending summer classes at East Hampton High School reported her son’s black mountain bicycle with red lettering stolen on July 22. The boy was in class at the time. Maria Guaman said the bike was fairly new, and valued it at $200.

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  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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  • 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. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • 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.