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Moon Talk At Ross

The Montauk Observatory will host Carter Emmart’s talk on “The Moon Revisted: 50 Years After Apollo, A Gateway to Mars” at the Ross School on Saturday, August 3, at 2 PM.

Emmart is the director of astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History. The event is free but donations are appreciated. Seating is limited. To register, visit www.emmart.eventbrite.com.

Take A Hike

The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will have a 2.5-mile hike to the Camp Hero Bluffs and a two-hour Goose Creek Paddle on Saturday, August 3, at 9 AM and 9:30 AM, respectively.

The society will join the Shelter Island Group for Trail Preservation for a short walk in Old Linda Bean Field on Sunday, August 4 at 12 PM. The 3/4-mile walk will visit the newly-opened preserve, which was formerly both a farm and nursery.

Volunteers can join the society for their maintenance hikes every Tuesday at 8:30 AM. New volunteers are always welcome, even without experience. For more information, visit www.ehtps.org.

The Hampton Library

TIME journalist Alexandra Sifferlan and Dr. Robert Hirten from Mt. Sinai Hospital will discuss “Revolutionary Medicine: Phage Therapy — Using Viruses to Fight Bacterial Infections” at the Hampton Library on Saturday, August 3, at 1 PM.

Continuing “Le Cinéma! Foreign Film Screenings,” the international film series, the library will screen “Custody,” a French thriller, on August 3 at 2:30 PM.

The library will also screen “If Beale Street Could Talk” on Sunday, August 4, at 2 PM.

Nancy Kelley At JCOH

Nancy Kelley, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Long Island Chapter will offer a talk at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, on Sunday, August 4, at 10 AM. For more info, see www.jcoh.org.

Mengele Survivor Speaks

Jona Laks, a survivor of Dr. Josef Mengele’s experiments during the Holocaust, will speak at the East Hampton Library on Sunday, August 4, at 11 AM.

Laks will talk about her experience as one of a set of twins who endured experiments. Tickets are $25.

The Chabad of the Hamptons will also host “CKids Club: Popcorn, PJs, and Prayer” for children ages four through 12 on Monday, August 5, from 5 to 6:30 PM. Tickets are $15. For more information or tickets, visit www.jewishhamptons.com.

Rogers Memorial Library

There will be a five-hour DMV course at the library on Saturday, August 3, from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Attendees will receive the MV-278 certificate upon completion. Participants must bring their learners permit and $68 in cash.

The library will also host Dungeons and Dragons with Harry Mikkelson for people ages 17 to 35 on August 3, August 17, and August 31 from 2 to 4 PM.

Reporter and columnist James Barron will talk about his life at The New York Times at the Rogers Memorial Library on Monday, August 5, at 5:30 PM. He will discuss the most memorable stories he has covered during his four-decade long career.

Author Kathleen Bradley will give a talk on “Awaken to the Love You Are” at the library’s Cooper Hall on Tuesday, August 6, at 5:30 PM. Bradley will discuss techniques for setting boundaries and releasing negative energy.

A teen chess club will be held at the library on August 5 and August 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. All levels are welcome to play. For more information, visit www.myrml.org.

Varicose Vein Screening

Stony Brook Southampton will offer a free varicose vein screening on Tuesday, August 6, from 1 to 4 PM.

The 15-minute screening will offer a brief ultrasound of the leg veins and an assessment. For more information, visit www.stonybrookveincenter.com.

Community Band

The Sag Harbor Community Band will offer its sixth annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with musket fire on Tuesday, August 6, at 8 PM, outdoors at the American Legion on Bay Street in Sag Harbor.

Members of the Third New York Regiment, in Revolutionary War apparel, will take the part of the cannon in Tchaikovsky’s score to make for a thrilling event. Also on the program will be marches, songs, and other favorites. Admission is free, and the audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.