Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists & Writers
The East Hampton Artists & Writers celebrity softball game will be held on Saturday at 2 PM in Herrick Park in East Hampton. The game will benefit The Retreat, East End Hospice, Phoenix House, and the Eleanor Whitmore Early Learning Childcare Center.
Michael Bolton Charities
Michael Bolton Charities presents its annual fundraising event, "An Evening Under the Stars," taking place at a private estate in Sagaponack on Saturday at 6 PM.
Now in its 24th year, Michael Bolton Charities has been a consistent advocate and supporter of initiatives and organizations committed to responding to the needs of children and women at risk from domestic violence, physical and mental abuse, poverty, homelessness, and human trafficking.
This year's event will honor Susan Shin, founder of Shin Advisors, as a special guest to be recognized for her philanthropic work toward ending living with domestic violence.
For tickets and more info visit www.MichaelBoltonCharities.com.
Red Devil Swim
The Red Devil Swim will be held on Saturday at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett to benefit East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue. Registration takes place on the afternoon of the event at 4 PM. For more info visit www.easthamptonoceanrescue.org.
Fighting Chance presents a charity wine tasting and VIP tour of North Fork Vineyards on Saturday. The bus departs from Sag Harbor at 10:30 AM and returns at 4:30 PM. Renowned winemaker Roman Roth of Wölffer Estate Vineyards will guide guests as they visit three vineyards, sample 15 wines, and enjoy lunch al fresco. Tickets are $125 per person with all proceeds benefiting Fighting Chance's free cancer counseling center. To reserve, call 631-725-4646 or visit www.fightingchance.org.
Horses Changing Lives
The annual Horses Changing Lives benefit for CTREE at Sebonack Golf Club will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 6 to 9 PM. The fundraiser supports the Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End, a life changing riding program for children, adults, and veterans with special needs. Georgina Bloomberg is the honorary chair of this year's event with Tami Maines and Michelle Farmer serving as co-chairs. For tickets visit www.ctreeny.org or call 631-779-2835.
Box Art Auction
The 2017 Box Art Auction to benefit East End Hospice will be held on Saturday, August 26, at St. Luke's Church Hoie Hall in East Hampton at 4:30 PM. It was 17 years ago that supporters of the East End Hospice first asked 100 well-known area artists to take a small, unadorned box and create a unique work of art that could be put up for auction to benefit Hospice.
Leading up to the benefit the boxes can be previewed at Hoie Hall on Wednesday, August 23, and Thursday, August 24, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The public is invited to a free "Meet the Artists" preview reception at Hoie Hall on Wednesday, August 23, from 5 to 7 PM.
Ruth Appelhof, former longtime executive director of Guild Hall, will receive the Spirit of Community Award for her contributions to the art community and for making Guild Hall a beacon for the arts for the entire East End.
Benefit chair Arlene Bujese reports that among the more than 90 artists who have answered the call to create memorable boxes for this year's auction are April Gornik, Carol Hunt, James Kennedy, Dennis Leri, Christa Maiwald, Fulvio Massi, Gabriele Raacke, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Dan Welden, and Frank Wimberley.
For more info, contact Theresa Murphy at the East End Hospice development office at 631-288-7080 or email email@example.com.