August 02, 2006

Sweet Charities

Idea House + Retreat

The Hamptons Cottages and Gardens 2006 Idea House will host a party to benefit The Retreat's domestic violence services on Friday. Tickets are $150 and may be reserved by calling 212-286-5700. Food and drinks will be served.

All that Racquet

On Saturday, head to the Racquet Club of East Hampton for a tennis tournament to benefit the March of Dimes. The event is open to the public and all tennis enthusiasts are invited to sign up. Brunch and a wine tasting will accompany the tournament. Call 496-8198 to get involved.

Fit for a Princess

A cocktail reception to benefit the Alzheimer's Association will be held at the home of Nancy Corzine in Bridgehampton on Friday. 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 Saturday, 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 Saturday 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 Saturday 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 Sunday 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.

The Birthday Girl

A birthday celebration for Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons' daughter Ming Lee will happen August 19. Kids will enjoy a carnival, games, a barbecue lunch and goodie bags filled with candy and treats. Tickets are available by calling 329-5480; proceeds from the event will benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center.

Help Hoops for Hope

The 2006 Hoops 4 Hope benefit, which happened in Sagaponack last weekend, raised much-needed cash for the organization that supports youth development in southern Africa by providing more than 10,000 school-age children with basketballs and life skills. But they need more help! Call 267-8682 or go to hoopsafrica.org to find out how to donate.

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