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Let's Get CrackinG
Fighting Chance, a free cancer counseling center on the East End, will host Let's Get Cracking, a lobster bash at Duryea's Lobster Deck in Montauk on Friday. Seatings are at noon and 1:30 PM. The cost is $60 and all proceeds support the work of Fighting Chance. For reservations call 631-725-4646.
On Saturday and Sunday Eastern Long Island Hospital presents its North Fork Tennis Open, hosted by the TWIGS branch of the ELIH auxiliary at the tennis courts at Peconic Landing in Greenport.
On Sunday, the Eat for Change fundraiser will be held at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Riverhead from 4 to 8 PM. Fifty percent of proceeds will be donated to ELIH.
On September 23 and 24 it's the Dream Green Extravaganza with 65 cash prizes. Top prize is $50,000 and the cost is $100 per raffle ticket. The drawing will be held on Sunday, September 24, at 4 PM at the Dream Green booth at the East End Seaport Museum Maritime Festival in Greenport. For more info on all events, call 631-477-5463.
Evening by the Sea
Hampton Bays Rotary will host its 11th annual "Autumn Evening by the Sea" fundraiser on Thursday, September 21, from 6 to 8 PM at Oakland's Restaurant.
The event benefits a water-related charity each year, with last year's proceeds creating life-ring stations along the Shinnecock Canal in a joint project with the Rotary Club of Southampton. This year's focus is raising money for the purchase of water filtration straws to be distributed by Rotary member Jennifer Sheipe Halsey. Halsey travels to Ghana for her personal charity mission "Giving HOPE to Ghana," and her team will distribute the straws on their next visit.
Admission is $45 per person and includes open bar and ample appetizers. Those unable to attend may purchase raffle tickets offering a $2000 grand prize and dinner for two at 12 local restaurants as a second prize. For tickets visit the Hampton Bays Library, Carolyn's Good Ground Cleaners, or download a reservation form at www.hamptonbaysrotary.org.
Diabetes Research Institute
Hit the pedals and enjoy a beautiful scenic tour by joining Empire Ride for the Diabetes Research Institute, which is participating in the Massapequa Park Bicycle Club Tour of the Hamptons on Sunday, September 24. Funds raised by participants will support the Diabetes Research Institute and its mission to find a biological cure for diabetes. This scenic ride, from 7:30 AM to 5 PM, will begin at Southampton High School. The tour has routes of 25, 50, 70, 100 miles, and two 25-miles guided rides. Register online for $45 and create a personal fundraising page at www.RidefortheDRI.org to generate support from family, friends, and colleagues.
Wines & Canines
The 2017 Wines & Canines walk/run for homeless pets will be held on Sunday, October 1, from 11 AM to 2 PM at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard to benefit the Kent Animal Shelter. Save homeless pets and enjoy scenic vineyards during peak harvest season on the North Fork. The leisurely walk/run will also include a prize auction, raffle, pet costume contest, pet/owner look-alike contest, pet trick contest, dogs on leashes, adoptable pets, wine and food sales, Kent's traveling pet boutique, live afternoon music, and more.
There is a $30 minimum donation per person. Children 12 and under are free. For more info or to register visit www.kentanimalshelter.com.