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March 19, 2014
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Sweet Charities


Sweet Charities


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Hugs Not Drugs

A Hugs Not Drugs fundraiser program has launched in Sag Harbor, East Hampton and Southampton. Hugs Not Drugs has partnered with PODS.COM, TheFix.com, and Macaroni Kids to develop their national "Community HUGS" program of fundraisers and anti-addiction education and charitable support efforts across the country. Sag Harbor Elementary School PTA , East Hampton YMCA, and Southampton Youth Services will have 18 foot POD's at their locations through Sunday. Hugs Not Drugs welcomes the participation and support of all local businesses, professionals, and community members.

Have-a-Heart

Peconic Landing presents C.A.S.T. (Community Action Southold Town) Have-a-Heart dinner. The dinner has been rescheduled because of a snowstorm. The new date is set for Friday with two seatings at 5 PM and 7 PM at Greenport Community Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For seating call 631-477-1717.

Uniting Against Lung Cancer

The Southampton Chamber of Commerce will host a networking night on March 27 from 5 to 7 PM to benefit Uniting Against Lung Cancer Kites for a Cure at 75 Main. The cost is $15. For more info call 631-283-0402.

Hampton Lifeguard

Hampton Lifeguard Association presents a Summer Kick-off Benefit Party on March 28 at ENE Restaurant in Montauk from 7 to 11 PM. Tickets in advance are $40 per person or $75 per couple. For tickets contact Christina Brierley at 631-871-6355.

Long Island Comedy Festival

Long Island Comedy Festival presents a comedy fundraiser for the Riverhead Fire Department on April 5 at 5 PM at the fire department on Roanoke Avenue. The show will include dinner and feature comedians John Santo, Frankie Pace, Maria Walsh and Richie Byrne. For tickets visit www.riverheadfd.org.

Adoption Day

Join ARF along with other Long Island shelters at the Riverhead Polish Hall from 11 AM to 3 PM on April 5. Hundreds of cats and dogs will be available for adoption. Also low cost vaccine and microchipping clinic, refreshments and Chinese raffle. Participating Shelters include: Kent Animal Shelter, North Fork Animal Welfare League, RSVP, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. All animals at the event are spayed/neutered, vaccinated to their age limit and checked by a veterinarian. Free admission, adoption fees apply. For more information contact michele@arfhamptons.org.

Katy's Courage

The Katy's Courage 5K will take place on April 5 on Water Street in Sag Harbor. Katy's Courage 5K celebrates the life, generosity and bravery of Sag Harbor 12-year-old Katy Stewart who lost her battle with cancer in December 2010.

Proceeds from this year's race will support Katy's Kids, a newly formed partnership with Children's Museum of the East End to be launched fall 2014. Katy's Kids will provide counseling opportunities for children experiencing grief, as well as support for their families. This will include counseling for areas of loss including death, divorce, adoption and immigration. Also supported will be the Katy's Courage Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan as well as scholarships for students in Sag Harbor and East Hampton schools.

For more info and to register visit www.katyscourage.org.

Josh Levine Dinner

Edible School Garden Program and the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation's annual dinner will take place at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor on April 6. In November 2010, a tragic tractor accident took the life of young farmer Joshua Levine at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation (JLMF) www.joshualevinefoundation.org was founded shortly after Josh's death in 2011 to identify and support charitable programs which promote good farming practices, healthy eating, education and a sustainable environment. 

The Josh Levine Memorial Annual Dinner celebrates the efforts made by community partners to reverse trends which have made families ill with diet related diseases and obese through unhealthy eating practices.  It also celebrates the life of a young man who saw the value of working the land, growing food, serving the community and providing a healthy environment for his family.

For more info visit www.joshualevinefoundation.org.

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