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World-renowned chamber musician Bryan Wallick performs at the Southampton Cultural Center. (Photo courtesy of SCC)

As this weekend approaches, South Fork locales, organizations and businesses are here for you. As there’s a handful of top-notch musical performances from some pretty serious acts ready to make entertain you, there’s also some organizations and groups that could use a little bit of your help.

There’s an open house for the Eastport volunteer fire department, a student exhibition that showcases indigenous aspects of the East End and basketball nonprofit founder that’s trying to spread some good vibes for local youth.

More do-gooder stuff happening this weekend include the annual Katy’s Courage 5K in Sag Harbor and a Disney princess-themed tea party for the kids at the aquarium in Riverhead. A comedy show comes to Bay Street this weekend and there’s an opportunity to meet some live birds that reside near the Quogue Wildlife Rescue.

The spring installment of Docs Equinox comes to Southampton, a documentary series focusing on the subject of the environment, climate and farming. If you can swing it, buck up for the three-day pass, as the stellar series highlights a bounty of local farmers, environmentalists and writers who have made it their mission to protect the precious land that makes the East End so special.

Remember, it’s why we’re all here in the first place.

Hear a world-renowned pianist at SCC

Southampton Cultural Center’s latest installment of the “Rising Stars Piano Series” will feature performances from internationally renowned chamber musician Bryan Wallick starting at 6 p.m. this Saturday night. Wallick is a graduate of Juilliard School, where he was the first student to receive both an undergraduate honors diploma and an accelerated master’s degree. On Saturday he is slated to perform works from Bach, Mendelsohn and Schubert, among others. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and free for students under 21.

Learn all about how to become a volunteer firefighter in Eastport. (Photo courtesy of Is There a Fire in You)

Check out a fire department open house

A recruitment open house for the Eastport Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary is at the hamlet’s fire department (21 Union Road) this Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Both organizations are looking for volunteers, as they serve and protect communities throughout Eastport, Speonk, Remsenburg and parts of Manorville.

Go to a princess tea party at the aquarium

A princess tea party is at the Long Island Aquarium this Sunday afternoon. Parents are welcome to bring their little princes and princesses for a fun-filled day of dancing, singing and formal white glove tea service in the Riverhead locale’s Sea Star Ballroom. There will be finger sandwiches and sweet treats, plus some pretty sweet photo ops with a slew of Disney-themed princesses. Seatings are at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.. $51.70 for adults (ages 13 and up), $44.52 for kids ages 3 to 12 and $10.35 for those 2 and under.

Laugh your head off at Bay Street

The “Ha Ha Hamptons Comedy Tour” hits Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor this Saturday night at 8 p.m.. Hosted by comic Paul Anthony, the show will feature comedians Jack Adam, Di Cai, Megan Hanley and Mick Thomas plus a surprise guest. Tickets start at $37 and are available here or by calling the box office at 631-725-9500.

The Katy’s Courage 5K is this Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine, at 21 Water Street in Sag Harbor. (Photo courtesy of Katy’s Courage)

Run (or walk) in Katy’s Courage

The annual Katy’s Courage 5K is this Saturday morning, rain or shine, beginning on Water Street in Sag Harbor. Check-in is from 7 to 8:15 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30. Katy’s Courage is dedicated to education, research and grief support for children, teens and their families on the East End. The nonprofit was originally formed in honor of Sag Harbor’s own Katy Stewart, who lost her battle with a rare pediatric cancer at the age of 12. Pre-registration for the race is $25 and $30 on the day of. To register click here.

Hear how basketball can save the world

Hoops 4 Hope founder and Amagansett native Mark Crandall will be on hand at the Amagansett Library to present NYU professor David Hollander’s book How Basketball Can Save the World this Saturday at 1 p.m.. Crandall, along with fellow Amagansett natives Howard Wood and Anthony Allison, will speak about how basketball changed their lives, both on and off the court. H4H, a nonprofit that was founded in 1995, works in underserved communities throughout South Africa and Zimbabwe to help young people with opportunities to stay healthy, safe and happy via innovative sports-based youth leadership curriculum.

2024 Docs Equinox hits Southampton

Hamptons DocFest and Southampton Arts Center host the 2024 Docs Equinox, a springtime series of documentary films, food and wine receptions, guest speakers, authors and farmland advocates. Docs Equinox, kicks off tomorrow night with a cocktail reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. at SAC. Directors Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo will offer an introduction to their film Food Inc. 2: Back for Seconds at 7 p.m.. Following a similar format on Saturday, a reception begins at 5:30 p.m., while  Kate Plumb introduces the feature film Common Ground at 7 p.m.. On Sunday morning at 11 a.m., it’s “Shorts & Breakfast Bites.” Local poet Scott Chaskey will be on hand for a talk at 11:45 a.m., followed by two film screenings. The Soul of a Farmer is at noon, accompanied by a Q&A with Patty Gentry and Isabella Rossellini while KELP! Screens at 12:45 p.m. with Q&A with director Caylon La Manitia. Three-day passes to the event are $50, $40 for SAC members and are available here.

Candlelight concert series continues at Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays with music from Coldplay. (Photo courtesy of Canoe Place Inn)

Catch Coldplay under candlelight

Discover the music of Coldplay at Canoe Place Inn & Cottages in Hampton Bays Saturday night beginning at 6:30 p.m.. As part of the ongoing “Candlelight Concerts,” bringing live, multi-sensory musical experiences to East End locations, there will also be a second show beginning at 9 p.m.. Tickets are $88 and each show is about an hour long. To book your spot and to see a tentative line-up  of the evening’s programming, click here.

See student artwork in East Hampton

A new exhibition entitled “Indigenous” is at Clinton Academy, part of the East Hampton Historical Society, opening tomorrow at 5 p.m.. Co-curated by Grace Grimes and Stacy Myers, the artwork was done by local East End students, who drew from their respective experiences observing and learning about cultural and natural history since the beginning of the school year last fall. Participating student artists are from Amagansett School, John M. Marshall, Ross School, Project MOST and the Marine Explorers program at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum. The exhibit will be on view through April 29. Clinton Academy (151 Main St.) is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Birds of prey will be observed and discussed in Quogue. (Photo credit: Kevin Ferris)

Look at live birds in Quogue

Meet some live birds of prey Meet the resident raptors of Quogue Wildlife Refuge this Saturday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. with “Live Birds of Prey!” Learn about the winged beings’ diets, habitats and adaptable capabilities that keep them some of the best hunters around. Perfect for adults and families with kids age 6 and older. Reservations are required. $10 per person.