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The Rev. Walter S. Thompson at the Calvary Baptist Church's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in January Morgan McGivern

People wear their finest hats for Sag Harbor's Easter Bonnet Parade, to be held on Saturday, April 4. Durell Godfrey
The Ladies Village Improvement Society Easter egg hunt. Durell Godfrey
Ava Tintle and Georgia Kenny, East Hampton Brownie Scouts, helped fill eggs for the Children's Museum of the East End's Mad Hatter Tea Party, which will be held on Saturday, March 28.Durell Godfrey

"Mayor" Cormac Orr, center, with East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and Barbara Borsack, the deputy mayor Christopher Walsh

The Hampton Ballet Theatre's 2013 production of "The Nutcracker" at Guild Hall. The young dancers will present the holiday classic there on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Hand-stitched puppets, circa 1900, probably Italian, were found at a tag sale in East Hampton. Durell Godfrey
Alphabet blocks from about 1880Durell Godfrey
Hand-carved and painted East Hampton landmark Christmas ornaments made by T. & P. Johnson, purchased locally in the 1970s or '80s.Durell Godfrey
Hand-painted articulated wooden Alice in Wonderland figures from England, circa 1940.Durell Godfrey
Blue and white Staffordshire doll plates and serving pieces from Gardiner's Island are English, circa 1810.Durell Godfrey
An American pedal car from the 1940sDurell Godfrey
Hand-painted cast lead toy soldiers from England, circa 1950, belonged to the father of one of the historical society's trustees.Durell Godfrey
Part of a large collection of hand-stitched mottos, circa 1930 to 1950Durell Godfrey

Carmen Adriana in a client's closet Durell Godfrey

A young helper drew the winning numbers at the center's 2012 holiday party. Morgan McGivern