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Author, mother, clinical psychologist and breast cancer survivor Sarah Mandel talks about her new book Little Earthquakes on Shelter Island. (Photo courtesy of Ram’s Head Inn)

As August transitions into September this weekend on the South Fork, there’s still plenty of summertime action to be had. Southampton’s new addition Sticks and Stones Comedy Club has a full roster lined up this Labor Day weekend sure to help you bust a gut. Several locales are still going strong, featuring free live music, both indoors and outdoors, while East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve hosts a special series with young musicians performing.

The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue hosts its annual fundraising “Red Devil Swim” on Saturday and Three Mile Harbor’s Sí Sí celebrates Labor Day with an all-white extravaganza. A turtle tutorial and excursion, a back-to-school musical morning program and an outdoor Disney screening are only some of the offerings for the kids, while adults can enjoy a two-day art festival in Westhampton Beach and a Sagaponack soiree with Wölffer rosé.

We hate to see summer go, there’s no doubt about it, but there’s a really strong argument for September being the best month of the year. Kids go back to school, there’s less traffic, less crowds, less stress but still some stunningly beautiful weather. Welcome back, September! We’ve been waiting for you.

Snapping Turtles are the hot topic at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the South Fork Natural History Museum)

Look for snapping turtles with SoFo

Andy Sabin, president of the Bridgehampton’s South Fork Natural History Museum’s board of directors, leads his annual “Prehistoric Monster Hunt,” specifically looking for snapping turtles, this Saturday September 2, at 4 p.m.. These ancient animals can grow to a length of three feet from head to tail and weight up to 70 pounds. Participants in the hunt will get to know the Eastern Painted Turtle as well as the Stinkpot Turtle. This program is for all ages and cost $15 for adults, $10 for children. Members are free. Advanced registration is required. Do so here.

Swim for a cause in Amagansett

The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue hosts its annual “Red Devil Swim” at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett this Saturday, September 2, at 5:30 p.m.. Named after the red Speedo-type bathing suit often associated with lifeguard culture, the swim is in honor of the efforts of local lifeguards and raises money to support EHVOR’s mission ensuring safe water rescues year-round across the East End. The swim will feature three distances: 1 mile, a half a mile, and a quarter of a mile and you can register here ($55 per person) or on the day of the event ($60 per person) at Atlantic Avenue Beach starting at 4 p.m.. Rain date is Sunday, September 3.

Catch some comedy in Southampton

Sticks and Stones Comedy Club in Southampton hosts a slew of comedy shows this Labor Day weekend. Tomorrow, fresh off her tour with Sarah Silverman, Marina Franklin headlines, featuring Matt Ritter. Saturday, September 2, it’s D’Yan Forest & Friends. D’Yan, aka “the naughty Betty White,” is a Guinness World Record Holder for being the oldest working female comedian in the world at 89 years old. Hosted by Sag Harbor’s own Joe Winchell, showtimes are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. each night (doors open at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and tickets start at $35. Get yours here. Sticks and Stones Comedy Club is located inside the Southampton Cultural Center at 25 Pond Lane.

Wear your best whites and celebrate Labor Day in style with day-long music on Sunday at Sí Sí in Springs. (Photo courtesy of Murphy O’Brien)

Wear white for Labor Day on Three Mile Harbor

Bustling waterfront restaurant Sí Sí welcomes the end of summer this Sunday, September 3, with an “All White Extravaganza” from noon to the last seating at 9 p.m.. Part of EHP Resort & Marina, the Mediterranean eatery in Springs will host a versatile musical line-up featuring City of the Sun, Hector Romero, Chris Bachmann, Gr1fn, and a special guest performance by Samba Nova Dancers. Presented in partnership with Teremana Tequila. Book your reservation here. Located at 295 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road in East Hampton.

Attend an author fireside chat on Shelter Island

There’s an “Author Fireside Chat” at the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island today beginning at 5:30 p.m.. Clinical psychologist and mother Sarah Mandel was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer back in 2017 while eight months pregnant with her second child. This year she released her memoir Little Earthquakes depicting that time. Moderated by fellow author Lisa Weinert, there’ll be selected readings from the book as well as a Q&A, followed by a book signing. This event is free and open to the public. Save your spot here.

Draw and see an outdoor film at SAC

A new studio figure drawing class begins tomorrow, September 1, at 1 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center with artist Linda Capello. Continuing every Friday throughout the month, the workshop will explore drawing from a live model. Space is limited, so snag your spot now. $25, $20 for members. On Saturday, September 2, Disney’s Encanto screens at SAC starting at 7:30 p.m.. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, gather the kids and enjoy the film under the stars. Gates open at 7 p.m. and admission is free.

New school year is welcomed at Old Whalers’ Church

A special celebration for teachers and students is at the Old Whalers’ Church in Sag Harbor this Sunday, September 3, at 10 a.m.. Featuring a morning program musical reunion with beloved current and former music teachers from the Sag Harbor school district (that is, Ms. Remkus, Mrs. Rice, Mr. Fox and Mrs. Locascio — IYKYK!). All teachers, students, parents and family members are welcome. Located at 44 Union St..

Roth sits among the red, white and pink. (Photo credit: Douglas Young)

Think pink at Wölffer in Sagaponack

The tasting room at Wölffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack hosts a book release party with winemaker Roman Roth and acclaimed photographer Jens Honore today starting at 2:30 p.m.. Rosé Revolution explores the influential role played by about a dozen of the world’s finest producers of everybody’s favorite pink drink, including Roth as one of the book’s featured vintners. Tickets are $50 and include a glass of wine and small bites. Ticketholders will also be privy to a 50 percent discount on a signed copy of the coffee table book. Get yours here.

Enjoy free music across the South Fork

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. Rhonda Denet: From Jazz to Soul is this week’s featured player in the gazebo concert series on the village green at the corner of Main Street and Mill Road in Westhampton Beach. Rain date is Sunday, September 3. Ray Red Band plays tonight at Southampton Publick House starting at 10 p.m.. Gene Casey and The Lonesharks are at the Club House tonight beginning at 6 p.m.. On Sunday, it’s Winston Irie jamming out from 6 to 9 p.m.. Both performances are on the lawn. Tonight at the Green Room (the third floor bar at the Sag Harbor Cinema) live music will be hosted by George Howard in honor of bartender Deb Lee’s “Birthday Jam Session” from 8 to 10 p.m.. Almond in Bridgehampton hosts its world famous karaoke Thursdays tonight at 9:30 p.m. with host DJ Carlos Lama.

Hear a young concert artist at LongHouse

Tonight all are welcome to the LongHouse Reserve’s classical music series with “Young Concert Artists” at 6 p.m. in East Hampton. Young flutist Anthony Trionfo will be joined by YCA alumna and harpist Karen Lindquist for a recital, performing works by Chopin, Piazzolo, Ravel, Debussy, Rossini and Rota. Tickets are $30 and $20 for LongHouse members. Concert will be performed in the Edward Albee Amphitheater.

Go to an art festival in WHB

The “Festival of the Arts” returns this Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3, in Westhampton Beach. Now in its 15th year on the Great Lawn across from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street, hours are 10 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The festival will feature an outdoor gallery selling original artwork done in the forms of sculpture, jewelry, painting, photographer, glass, ceramics, metalwork, fiber, woodworking and mixed media. Admission to the festival is free.

The Pelican, a party boat that capsized in Montauk on Labor Day weekend in 1951, will be honored this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Mike’s Maritime Memorabilia)

Honor the Pelican in Montauk

The third annual Pelican commemoration is on Saturday, September 2, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Montauk. In honor of the F/V Pelican, a party boat that tragically capsized on September 1, 1951, leaving 45 passengers and crew members dead. All are welcome to board a boat from the Viking Fleet for a trip to the former location of Fishangri-La, where the Pelican set off on its last journey. This free event will also include a sail to the lighthouse for a brief wreath ceremony near the location where the Pelican capsized. The Viking Fleet Dock is located at 462 West Lake Dr. in Montauk. RSVP here.

Meet the ladies behind Carissa’s Bakery

“Knowledge Friday” is at The Church in Sag Harbor tomorrow night at 6 p.m.. Featuring Carissa Waechter and Lori Chemla, the co-founders of Carissa’s Bakery, the pair will share their success stories on how to survive in the often-arduous world of food. The discussion is open to the public and tickets are $10, free for members.