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Wed, 07/03/2019 - 14:49

At the Beach

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons will host Shabbat on the Beach tomorrow at 6 p.m., with music, a bonfire, s’mores, and more. Shabbat on the Beach will take place at 6 each Friday for the rest of the summer.

The center’s annual summer lunch will honor Harry A. Katz, its president, this year. It will be held at Moby’s Restaurant at East Hampton Point on Friday, July 12, at 11:30 a.m. Raffle prizes from the American Hotel, Nick & Toni’s, Wölffer Estate, Gurney’s Resort, and the Bay Street Theater are among many others. Tickets for the event and raffle are available at


 St. Luke’s Fair

The annual St. Luke’s Fair, featuring activities for all age groups, will take place on Saturday from 10 to 4 p.m. on the grounds of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 18 James Lane in East Hampton. There will be face painting, a clam bar, a bouncy castle, shopping, food and drinks, wildlife exhibitions, a silent auction, and more.


Fourth the Kids

A fund-raiser for Fourth The Kids, an umbrella organization benefiting charities that help young people, will be held Saturday evening in a tented outdoor setting, whose location can be learned by emailing [email protected]. This year’s beneficiary is the Jed Foundation, which provides mental health resources to teens and young adults throughout the country. Guests will take home gift bags with goodies from a number of sponsors.

BookHampton is Busy

Rosanne Cash, the author of “Bird on a Blade,” will be interviewed by the CBS News Correspondent Rita Braver on Saturday at 5 p.m. at BookHampton in East Hampton. BookHampton has several other author talks coming up as well, all of them at 5 p.m.

Megan Miranda will talk about her novel “The Last House Guest,” on Tuesday, and Madeleine Henry will discuss hers, “Breathe In, Cash Out,” on Wednesday. Zibby Owens, host of the podcast “Mom’s Don’t Have Time to Read Books” and “Kids Do Have Time to Read Books,” will speak to Jamie Brenner about her novel, “Drawing Home,” next Thursday at 5 p.m.

William Norwich, former interior design and fashion editor of Vogue and The New York Times, will speak with the interior designer David Netto about “Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century,” in which both are featured, on Saturday, July 13, and Peter J. Solomon will be interviewed by James D. Zirin, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, about his book “Wasting Time Constructively,” on July 14. The Zirin-Solomon interview begins at 3 p.m.

All About the Wiborgs

The East Hampton Library’s next event in its popular Tom Twomey Lecture Series is “At Home with the Wiborgs: The Family and their Fabled Estate,” to be held on Friday, July 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. The architect Anne Surchin will trace the architectural history of the once-82-acre estate, while Daniel Cohen will discuss his research on the family and the summers they spent there, based on papers and memorabilia rescued from an attic a few days before the house was torn down. A complimentary wine reception will precede the program at 5:30.  Seating is limited, and advance reservations with the library have been requested. There is no charge for admission.

The Long Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host an Alzheimer’s support group meeting at the library on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The support group will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of each month.

Also on Tuesday, Peter D. Busacca, a licensed nursing home administrator, will take listeners through each department of a nursing home as he speaks about his new book, “How a Nursing Home Works,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

“The Public,” a film about civil disobedience in Cincinnati, will be screened on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Claudia West, a leading voice in the emerging field of ecological planting design, will speak about bridging the gap between great planting design and ecology next Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Also that afternoon, the senior game club will meet from 2 to 4., and every Thursday at that time until further notice.

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