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May 24, 2006

Sweet Charities

Independent / Mariah Quinn Artist Giancarlo Impiglia, based in Bridgehampton and New York, is painting a Vespa to be raffled off at a benefit for The Retreat on June 17 at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. The Retreat, based in East Hampton, provides shelter, counseling, and a hotline for victims of family violence. Tickets for the Vespa raffle are $100 and are available at theretreatinc.org or by calling The Retreat at 329-4398. Tickets for the June benefit are $350 per person. (click for larger version)
Artsy Happenings

The Springs Improvement Society will hold its annual Memorial Day art show and party at Ashawagh Hall on Friday. The proceeds from ticket and art sales will go to the maintenance of the Hall. Call 329-9060 to get involved.

South Fork Soiree

The Green Thumb Organic Farm in Water Mill will host a cocktail party on Saturday to benefit the Group for the South Fork. Be there or be square! Help yourself to microbrews, wine, and munchies. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Call 537-1400.

Parenthood Party

Kick off the summer season with a visit to Planned Parenthood's 18th annual fundraiser on Saturday in East Hampton. Hang with the likes of Christie Brinkley, Issac Mizrahi, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathleen Turner. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Nick and Toni's. Bid on a self-portrait by a famous contemporary artist. Tickets start at $175; call 240-1134 to get yours.

Hooray For Halsey House

On June 1, visit Southampton's oldest house in one of the community's prettiest historic gardens to help raise cash for the 1660 Thomas Halsey House's continuing renovations. The house is located on South Main Street in Southampton Village. Libations and live music are on tap. Call 283-2494 for more information.

Fresh Air Home Festivities

On June 3, join decorators, designers, and dealers during a cocktail benefit to benefit the Southampton Fresh Air Home. The event will be held at the SFAH on Barkers Island Road from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Featured will be silent and live auctions of treasures donated by decorators and renovators such as art, linens, furniture, fashion, jewelry, porcelains, travel, sports, entertainment packages, and wine. For ticket information and reservations, call 283-5847, ext. 11.

Get Piggish

East End Hospice will hold its annual North Fork Pig Roast Picnic Benefit on June 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for kids 10 and under. Food and beverages (including the aforementioned pig) will be provided, along with live music by Trevor Davison. Lots of games for the kids will be happening too. Call 288-8400 for tix.

The Heart Of The Matter

The American Heart Association will hold its fabulous annual gala at the Diamond Ranch in Water Mill on June 10. Enjoy cocktails and wine, fine food catered by Starr Boggs, dancing, and a live auction. Win a trip to the Super Bowl, a vintage wine package, jewelry by Judith Ripka or a trip to the Masters golf tournament in Atlanta. A VIP reception will feature special wine tastings by Lenz. For more information or tix, call 516-777-8447 or visit www.americanheart.org.

Don't Let Abuse Happen

Help The Retreat in its fight against domestic abuse. The organi-zation's 11th annual Artists Against Abuse Gala will happen at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on June 17. Cocktails and a silent auction of hand-painted ceramic plates will precede dinner and a live auction of original works of art will also be held. "The View's" Joy Behar will host. For ticket info, call 329-4398.

Help Hospice

Head to the Sandacres Estate in Quogue on June 24 for East End Hospice's Summer Gala. MC John Roland will be on hand and partygoers can look forward to fun casino gaming, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. All to benefit East End Hospice, of course. Call 288-7080 to score tickets to this fab event.

Music To Your Ears

On June 26, Alaria will present a recital to benefit the music ensemble's programs at Carnegie Hall. The recital will happen, along with supper, at a private home in Bridgehampton. Call 212-749-4035.

A Sparkly Summer

One of the most fabulous and family-friendly events of the summer, the Southampton Fresh Air Home's annual on July 4 picnic and fireworks display, is on the calendar for June 30. Don't miss this great event which includes drinks, a BBQ feast, lots of games and prizes for the kids, and a spectacular close-up Grucci fireworks display. Call 283-5847 for tix.

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