Hardy Plumbing
July 26, 2006

Sweet Charities

Art for Life

Join Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons at their East Hampton home Saturday for The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's seventh annual Art For Life gala. Academy Award-winning actors and activists Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, internationally renowned fashion designer Donna Karan, and Raymond J. McGuire, co-head, global investment at Citigroup and vice-chair of the Whitney Museum Board will be honored for their philanthropic efforts at this event. Tickets start at $1,000 each; call (917) 229-7207 to get yours.

Supe, Supe, Super Saturday!

Shoppers, start your engines! Super Saturday is just around the corner. This fabulous event, called the "Rolls Royce" of garage sales, will feature highly discounted designer goods like Gucci and Juicy Couture, just to name a few. And don't forget the jam-packed goodie bags and kids' carnival! Kelly Ripa will host the event, which will happen Saturday at the Nova Ark Project in Water Mill. Proceeds from Super Saturday go to help the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund; call (212) 268-1002 for tix.

Cocktails by the Bay

A summer sunset party to benefit Miracle House is set for Saturday. Actress Joan Allen is headlining the event, which will take place on Noyac Road in Sag Harbor. Live Caribbean music is on tap as well as an open bar and munchies. 212-989-7790. a

Good Grammer

Bay Street Theatre is holding its annual fundraising gala on Saturday. Kelsey Grammer and his wife Camille will host. The event will take place at Harding Farm in Bridgehampton; call 725-0818.

Fit for a Princess

A cocktail reception to benefit the Alzheimer's Association will be held at the home of Nancy Corzine in Bridgehampton August 4. Fur guy Dennis Basso will be there as well as royalty: Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. Call 212-843-1712 for tix.

Harbor Lights Gala

Save the date: On August 5, a party will be thrown to raise funds for the Montauk Playhouse Community Center. The gala will be held at the Montauk Lake Club. Music, food and cocktails are all on the agenda. Call 668-1124 to get involved.

Parish Lawn Fair

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton will hold its annual lawn fair on the grounds of the church August 5 beginning at 10 a.m. Lots of stuff like fresh baked goods, flowers and plants, books and handmade gift items will be on sale. Plus there will be games, a petting zoo and food for the kids and adults. Call 324-1738 to find out more.

Family Matters

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families will hold its annual benefit August 5 in East Hampton. Drinks, canapés and Latin music are all on tap. Tickets are $75, call 212-206-1090.

Sand in your Toes

The 15th annual East Hampton Sand Castle contest will take place August 6 at Atlantic Beach in Amagansett from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public and a registration fee of $10 is required to participate. The proceeds from the event go to local community and environmental projects. Call 324-6250 for further information or to register.

Good for Goodall

Join chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall and singer Sarah McLachlan at a benefit for the Jane Goodall Institute in East Hampton August 12. The event will be held at a private home and even Candice Bergen will be there! Tickets are pricey at $2500, but hey, it's all for a good cause. Call 212-935-1558.

Artists and Writers

Come cheer for your favorite celebrity at the 58th annual Artists and Writers softball game August 19 at Herrick Park in East Hampton. Hang with notables like Mercedes Ruehl, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Lupica and Ken Auletta. Proceeds from the event will go to help Phoenix House, a substance abuse treatment center, East End Hospice and East Hampton Day Care. Call 288-7080 for tix.

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