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November 20, 2013
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Sweet Charities


Sweet Charities


Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to Jessica@indyeastend.com.

Don't Rock The Beach

"Don't Rock The Beach," a benefit for the Surfrider Foundation will take place at the Stephen Talkhouse on Friday at 7 PM with Jettykoon. Tickets are $10. Visit easternli.surfrider.org.

Typhoon Relief

Bay Street Theatre will host Typhoon Relief For The Philippines, a fundraising night of bands on Sunday beginning at 7 PM. Suggested donation is $25, though any and all amounts are appreciated. All ticket proceeds will be distributed to the Red Cross to aid in helping the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman and WPPB radio host Bonnie Grice will co-host the evening. A tentative list of bands and musicians to date includes The Aqua Girls, The Vandettas, Nancy Atlas, Joe Lauro and the Who Dat Loungers, Gene Casey, and more to come. Raffle items are also being secured to help raise additional funds. Crossroads Music has agreed to help with all of the sound gear required for the evening's entertainment, and several restaurants have already agreed to help feed the bands and crew that day. For more info visit www.baystreet.org.

House & Garden Tour

The East Hampton Historical Society presents its 2013 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of historic and modern architecture in the Hamptons.

This year's tour – comprised of five unique homes – is scheduled for November 30 from 1 to 4:30 PM. A kick-off Cocktail Party on the evening of November 29 from 6 to 8 PM, welcomes in this year's highly anticipated House Tour. This annual event, now in its 29th year, is traditionally held over Thanksgiving weekend, ringing in the East End holiday season.

Tickets to the Opening Night Cocktail Party are $200, which includes entry to the House Tour the following day. Tickets to the self-guided 2013 East Hampton House & Garden Tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. All ticket proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society. Visit www.easthamptonhistory.org or call 631-324-6850.

Holiday Giving Programs

As we enter into the holiday season, The Retreat has announced the agency's annual Holiday Giving Programs. In the true spirit of the season, The Retreat asks supporters to join together in brightening the holiday experience of courageous families affected by domestic violence.

During the holiday season, an increasing amount of families seek out The Retreat's services. Many women and children find that during the holidays, domestic violence increases due to money problems, and increasing amounts of alcohol and drug use.  

The most peaceful time of year, sadly, can be the hardest. In an effort to infuse light into some of the dark realities these families have to face, The Retreat is looking for help in providing survivor families with a joyful holiday experience during Thanksgiving and the December holidays.

Supporters can consider offering support to The Retreat's annual Adopt-A-Family Program by donating holiday presents or gift cards for a family in need. Call The Retreat's Holiday Help Line at 631-329-4398 and ask for Christiana or Lisa, to learn more about becoming involved in brightening the holiday season for survivors of domestic violence.

Miss Ella's

Shop for a cause. Fridays to Sundays from noon to 4 PM through December 22. Miss Ella's Holiday Shop at Hallockville will have local handcrafted gifts, jewelry, woodcarvings, antiques, collectibles, ornaments, cards and seasonal items, plus educational toys and games for children. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit mission of Hallockville Museum Farm, support the preservation of 19 historic structures dating back to 1765 across 28 acres of preserved farmland.

Located on Sound Avenue in Riverhead, Hallockville is home to cows and sheep, and offers educational programming that connects the community to the shared agricultural heritage throughout the year. Museum members save 10 percent off non-consignment purchases.

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