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  • Shirley Plitt, who spent her childhood summers on Shelter Island and met her husband, who also spent summers there, through mutual summer friends, died last Thursday at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue, where she had been taken a few days before.
  • Jennifer Anne Balnis, a former East Hampton resident who had moved to Mount Pleasant, S.C., recently, died at home on Sept. 16. The cause was brain cancer, her family said.
  • 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. 
  • An officer patrolling the vicinity of Herrick Park on Halloween evening spotted a youth lighting a firecracker. Questioned, the juvenile admitted having four others. They were confiscated, and the youth’s mother was called.
  • Guild Hall audiences have become accustomed to seeing simulcasts of operas from the Met and encore screenings of recent performances from London’s National Theatre. BroadwayHD will join the venue’s entertainment menu on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. with a screening of the New Group’s 2016 revival of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Buried Child.”
  • Music for Montauk will present a performance by Janice Carissa, an award-winning pianist, on Saturday afternoon at 2 at Guild Hall.
  • “In Process” at the Watermill Center will feature the work of Carlos Bunga, Marianna Kavallieratos, and Dom Bouffard on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • The Perlman Music Program will present two concerts and a family event this weekend at the Clark Arts Center on Shelter Island. The Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series will present a performance by the violinist Max Tan on Saturday at 5 p.m.
  • The Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center will present a concert by Jacopo Giacopuzzi on Saturday evening at 7. The program will include compositions by Scriabin, Liszt, Kapustin, and Rachmaninoff.
  • The Kiffer-Kalayjian Duo will present a free concert of works for violin and cello on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library. The program will include compositions by the 18th-century Italian cellist and composer Giovanni Battista Cirri, Polina Nazaykinskaya, a composer based at Yale University, and Armenian folk songs by Komitas.

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