Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

September 12, 2012

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Fax them to 631-324-6496 or email to

Southampton Animal Shelter

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will host its third annual benefit at the Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays on Saturday from 6 to 10 PM. Second Shift will perform while guests enjoy a multi-restaurant and gourmet shop buffet, silent auction, cash bar, Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. Guests are asked to bring dog and cat food for donation to the shelter’s Pet Food Pantry. Tickets are $25 visit

Paddlers for Humanity

The eighth annual Block Challenge takes place on Saturday at the Montauk Lighthouse. More than 50 paddlers test their bodies and minds on a difficult 18-mile open ocean paddle between the Montauk Lighthouse and Rhode Island. Each paddler is raising money via sponsorship for the voyage with funds benefiting not-for-profit programs focused on bettering children’s lives. For more info visit the Paddlers for Humanity website

Real Men Wear Pink

A group photo, of real men wearing pink, to raise awareness for Breast Cancer will take place at Cresent Beach on Shelter Island this Saturday at 5 PM.

Girl Scouts

A Sunday luncheon to benefit the Gold Award Projects of local Girl Scout Troop 2168 will be held at Starr Boggs in Westhampton Beach on September 30 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. Lynn Jones will be honored at the affair. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Call 631-288-1941 to learn more.

ARF Stroll To The Sea

ARF’s 19th Annual Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk will take place October 6 from 9 AM to noon.Pedigrees, designer dogs and mutts are all welcome to take the two-mile walk to the ocean starting from Mulford Farm in East Hampton. Free microchipping, contests and treats will be available. Register and collect pledges online at