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Students from The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will perform all weekend long wit shows at Pierson High sChool in sAg Harbor. (Photo credit: Janet Mancino)

Now that we are into May, things are really starting to heat up here on the South Fork. With just over a month left of school, there’s a palpable buzz (from the bees and the foot traffic) in the air as nearly all summer season businesses are re-open, readying themselves for the Big, bad Memorial Day weekend.

Before we’re in the thick of all that, though, use this as your guide for this weekend activities, as this particular one sees a lot of local organizations gearing up for their annual fundraisers and benefits. Hampton Lifeguard Association and the North Sea Sportsman’s Association are all hosting fundraising events this weekend while Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus holds a symposium on agriculture and aquaculture.

If you love the ballet, be sure to check out the students from Hampton Ballet Theatre School in three performances at Pierson High in Sag Harbor all weekend long. Support your friendly neighborhood biker group in a Hamptons-wide ride beginning in North Sea and hear from a panel of East End artists and creators at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

However you choose to spend this weekend, try to get outside as much as you can and enjoy these last few weeks before all hell breaks loose until Labor Day. Remember, have fun and May the Fourth be with you, South Forkers!

The annual fundraiser for the Hampton Lifeguard Association is at Clubhouse in Wainscott. (Photo courtesy of Hamptons Lifeguard Association.)

Support your local lifeguard

Hampton Lifeguard Association hosts a summer kick-off fundraiser this Saturday, May 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Clubhouse in Wainscott. Activities will include line dancing featuring music from DJ CK Beats, half price bowling at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. (lanes must be booked before 3 p.m. by Friday, May 3, code for discount is HLA2024), half priced mini golf and arcade games, plus a chance at a 50/50 raffle as well as chance and silent auctions with prizes including gift certificates to local businesses, spa treatments, gift baskets, trips and more. Food and beverages from Clubhouse will be available for purchase as will specialty HLA items.

Learn agriculture vs. aquaculture at SBU

“Sea to Soil Symposium” is at Stony Brook Southampton tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m., brought to us in part by the FoodLab. Keynote speakers will include Kelsey McGlinchey and Violet Low-Beinart, recent graduates of Yale University, as they speak about their recent paper “Surf to Turf: Linking Regenerative Agriculture to Restorative Aquaculture in Coastal Foodscapes.” Event will be at Chancellor’s Hall (39 Tuckahoe Road). Call 631-764-9040 for more information. Click here to register.

Ride with the Red Knights

The Red Knights NY Chapter XXV 19th annual Bike Blessing & Ride is on Sunday beginning at North Sea Fireman’s Memorial Athletic Field (118 Noyac Road) beginning at 11 a.m.. Registration for the 50 mile motorcycle ride throughout the Hamptons is from 9 to 11 a.m. and a $5 breakfast will be served from 9 to 10:45 a.m.. Cost is $25 per person (for riders and passengers) and the first 100 registrants will receive a free T-shirt. After the ride, a barbecue lunch will be served to all participants. Rain date is June 2.

Performances from the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will include “The Littlest Mermaid,” “The Dance of the House” and “Les Sylphides.” (Photo credit:Janet Mancino)

See student ballet performances at Pierson

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School, now in its 15th year, presents their spring program of The Littlest Mermaid, The Dance of the House and Les Sylphides premiering tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor. The ballet is led by HBTS director Sara Jo Strickland. There will also be performances on Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.. Advance ticket prices range from $20 to $35 and day of performance tickets range from $25 to $40. Click here to get yours.

Hear from a collection of East End creators

A talk at Guild Hall in East Hampton will feature exhibiting artist Mark Mann on Sunday at 2 p.m.. Mann will be joined by dance and “flexn” Joseph “Klassic” Carella, interdisciplinary collaborative artist Anthony Madonna and Hamptons Dance Project founder Jose Sebastian to discuss Mann’s project “At The Still Point” as well as to share their respective experiences on creating and working on the East End. This talk is presented in conjunction with Guild Hall’s current exhibition “A Creative Retreat — Portraits of Artists.” Cost $15 to attend, $10 for members. Get your tickets here.

The North Sea Community House hosts a spaghetti dinner for a cause. (Photo courtesy of the North Sea Community Association)

Save room for spaghetti and support a local scholarship

A spaghetti dinner is this Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the North Sea Community House (located at 130 Noyac Road in Southampton), to benefit the annual Marge Yost Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by the North Sea Sportsman’s Association, the dinner is $20 for adults, $15 for children and is take-out only. Dinner, available from 4 to 8 p.m., includes home-made spaghetti and meatballs, salad and dessert. Buy your tickets at the door or in advance at Dunkerley’s, located on Main Street in Southampton Village.