Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get out your "Downton Abbey" best to wear at a traditional high tea on Saturday just in time for Mother's Day. For one afternoon, St. Mary's in Hampton Bays becomes "Hampton Abbey," where tea will be served in an appropriately elegant setting, the oak-paneled Fireside Room of this picturesque, Norman-style church on Ponquogue Avenue. The high tea will include all the trappings: finger sandwiches, petit fours, scones, and a choice of Earl Grey or Darjeeling tea. The first seating will be 11 AM to 1 PM and the second seating, from 2 to 4 PM. Tickets, available at www.stmaryshb.org, are $25 per person. Purchase via PayPal at www.stmaryshb.org or by contacting Julie Sheehan at email@example.com or 631-996-4421.
Paddle Race for Peconic Baykeeper, the fourth annual stand up paddle race for the bays, hosted by Main Beach Surf + Sport takes place on Saturday at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. There is a three mile recreation race and a six mile elite race. For registration and more information visit www.paddleguru.com.
Paws & Reflect
"Paws & Reflect," an Animal Art Show to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter, will take place at the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery in Sag Harbor. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. The show features animal art by local well known artists. A percentage of the proceeds of all sales will go to help the homeless pets. The event is free and the show runs through May 29.
An Evening of Comedy
On May 16 from 7 to 11 PM Kent Animal Shelter presents "An Evening of Comedy" at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead to raise money for homeless pets. The event includes comedy by Laughter Saves Lives, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, Chinese auction, raffle, pet boutique, a scavenger hunt, and more. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Advance tickets at www.KentAnimalShelter.com or by calling Kent at 631-727-5731.
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center will host a Spring Fling on May 16 from 6 to 8 PM. There will be light bites, cocktails and musical performances at the Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard. Admission is $35/person and guests should RSVP by May 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-728-4200.
North Fork Waiter Race
The third Annual North Fork Waiter Race will kick off in Greenport on Saturday, May 17, at 10 AM. The Market, located at 44 Front Street, is hosting this unique event once again and encourages the entire North Fork to get involved. Proceeds will benefit health and wellness activities at Eastern Long Island Hospital. Spectators welcome.
The rules are simple. Waiters must reach a finish line by walking as fast as possible while balancing a stemmed glass on a serving tray. The contents of the glass will be provided by event beverage sponsor, Zico Coconut Water.
The Great Waiter Race is based on a traditional race that began in Paris in 1904 to recognize the hospitality industry.
An entry fee of $50 is required and must be received no later than 5 PM on May 16. Participants are encouraged to raise additional funds.
The monitored race will kick-off at the ELIH Opportunity Shop on Main Street and end in front of The Market. For more information, contact The Market, 631-477-8803.
Kites For A Cure
Uniting Against Lung Cancer Hosts the eighth annual Kites For A Cure in Southampton on May 24 from 4 to 6 PM at Coopers Beach. The family kite fly is expected to bring more than 1000 kite flyers and friends to the beach to benefit lung cancer research and raise awareness for the nation's number one cancer killer. Visit www.UnitingAgainstLungCancer.org or call 212-627-5500.
Trustees Tag Sale
Due to popular demand, the East Hampton Historical Society will reinstate its annual Trustees' Tag Sale on Saturday morning, May 24, from 9 AM to noon, on the back lawn of the Osborn-Jackson House, located on Main Street, East Hampton. Trustees, both past and present, and friends of the EHHS, will offer a cornucopia of treasures for the most discriminating tag sale shopper.
Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic East End Benefit will take place on Sunday, May 25, from 5 to 7 PM at a private home in Water Mill. Tickets are $300 per person. Proceeds support PPHP's programs and services in Suffolk County. For tickets or sponsorships, contact Jenifer VanDeinse at 631-240-1128 or Jenifer.email@example.com.