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  • Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has announced that the musical “Grey Gardens” will be part of its 2015 Mainstage season, with a run from July 28 through Aug. 30. Based on the 1975 documentary film by Albert and David Maysles about Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the show has a book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korrie. Casting and the creative team will be announced at a later date, as will next summer’s other productions.

  • Boatbuilders, Ho!

    Coming to you from a northern land of rocky coasts and extreme tides, Paul Garstide is out with a book for both boatbuilders and fans of watercraft as floating pieces of art. “Plans & Dreams: 23 Ready-to-Build Boat Designs” contains 217 pages of color photos, black-and-white construction plans, and essays that the naval architect and custom boatbuilder living in Nova Scotia has had published in Water Craft, a British magazine.

  • A free screening of Handel’s “Messiah” will take place tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Guild Hall. Christopher Hogwood, a noted English conductor and musicologist, conducts the performance by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey of Handel’s most well-known and beloved oratorio. The recording takes advantage of Westminster Abbey’s fine acoustics and architectural splendor.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival is offering discounted Founders Passes to the 2015 festival, which will take place Oct. 8-12, 2015, through Dec. 31. The passes include express ticketless access to all screenings, opening and closing night films, V.I.P. events, all spotlight and centerpiece films, all general films, all panels and “conversations with,” and other special presentations.

  • AMAGANSETT
    S.T.R. L.L.C. to M. and M. Vasarhelyi, 2095 Montauk Highway, 1.1 acres, Oct. 20, $1,250,000.
    C. and W. Friedman to S. Hash, 23 Bayberry Lane, .29 acre, Oct. 22, $3,400,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    W. and K. Pelletier to Kloch, Nicholson, and Rive, 2248 Scuttle Hole Road, 2.65 acres, Oct. 17, $1,650,000.
    J. Israel and E. Glicksman to K. and J. Mance, 311 Lumber Lane, 1.98 acres, Oct. 3, $1,775,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    V. Kehoe Trust to Flex Development L.L.C., 10 Dominy Court, .98 acre, Oct. 14, $860,000.

  • Part Nutcracker, Part Grinch

    The young dancers of Studio 3 in Bridgehampton will present “Mixed Nuts,” a production that is part “The Nutcracker,” part “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” tomorrow and Saturday at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The show includes ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and other dance forms in an original holiday story with classic Christmas characters.

  • Alan York, an optometrist with a practice in a building he owned at 1 Main Street in East Hampton Village and a founding member of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, died on Nov. 29 at Southampton Hospital. He was 89.

    He counted among his patients the artist Willem de Kooning, with whom he spent hours discussing the old masters while watching him paint. Understanding how de Kooning painted helped him make glasses suitable for both his close-up and faraway work.

  • Harold Maurice Wit, a lawyer, poet, and longtime resident of East Hampton, died on Dec. 14 at his house in Santa Fe, N.M., after having had several strokes. He was 86.

    Mr. Wit was an attorney with the Manhattan firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and was formerly managing director of the investment banking firm Allen & Company. He was also on the board of directors of Toys “R” Us, and M.C.I, a telecommunications company. He had established a lecture series, “Living a Spiritual Life in a Secular World,” at the Harvard Divinity School.

  • Robert W. (Buzzy) Mott, a member of East Hampton High School’s class of 1967, and the survivor of a traumatic brain injury in 1985, died just before midnight on Dec. 8, succumbing to complications of pneumonia at the Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island. He had never fully recovered from the 1985 accident and had been institutionalized since then. He was 66 years old.

  • East Hampton Town announced Thursday that it had won a $250,000 grant from New York State to develop a coastal assessment and resiliency plan.

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  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.