Source: The Independent

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Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

October 10, 2012

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

Puppies & Ponies

The “Puppies & Ponies Autumn Howl” will take place tomorrow from 6 to 9 PM at the Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard in Calverton. This “co-fundraiser” will benefit RSVP Animal Welfare & Rescue Group and Forget Me Not Horse Rescue. Tickets are $25. Call 631-793-3229.

Hoedown

A country hoedown and ballroom benefit dance will take place Friday at 7 PM at the American Legion in Amagansett. Proceeds from this dance will help to create a non- profit, year round Wellness Center aimed at providing affordable general public exercise, yoga and dance classes as well as programs and services to help those living with chronic pain and illness in the Montauk to Southampton area. Tickets include dinner, dessert, line dancing, Texas two step lesson with Arthur Murray Dance Studio and a ballroom showcase. Tickets are $65. For more info contact Living Well Yoga and Fitness or visit www.lwyf.org.

Care For Cher

“Care For Cher” a fundraiser for Cheryl Bennett will take place at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Friday at 6 PM. Bennett, a 31-year-old local woman, was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. Various musical guests will perform, including The Nancy Atlas Project, Winston Irie and Booga Sugar.

Birdhouse Auction

8th Annual Birdhouse Auction to benefit the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital will take place on Saturday at the Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton at 5:30 PM. The live auction of the birdhouses will happen at 7:15 PM. Tickets are $25 in advance. For more info call 631-726-8715 or visit www.cwcshh.org.

YMCA Heroes Party

The YMCA will host an event called “Recognizing Our YMCA Heroes at A Sunset Party” on Sunday at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk from 5:30 to 8 PM. Tickets start at $90. Proceeds from this event will support our YMCA East Hampton RECenter youth programs For more information contact Juan Castro 631-329-6884 ext. 13.

See CTREE

The Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End, is holding Open House Week on Tuesday, and October 17, and 18, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM It will take place at Wolffer Estate Stables in the reception area and indoor arena, 41 Narrow Lane East, Sagaponack, NY. The event will be held rain or shine.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the staff, riders and horses; observe actual therapeutic riding lessons; and learn how this amazing program helps children and adults with cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities. Instructors, volunteers, parents, and board members will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on CTREE’s Open House Week, riding, volunteering, or scholarship application, contact Managing Director, Karen Bocksel, at karen@ctreeny.org, 631-779-2835, or visit www.ctreeny.org.

Run For The Ridley

15th Annual 5K Run for the Ridley to benefit the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles will take place on October 20. The run starts on Main Street in Riverhead. Check in starts at 8 AM. For more info visit www.riverheadfoundation.org.

Run For Ross

Ross School presents its first annual Run for Ross 5K run/walk on October 21 at 10 PM. The flat course will begin and end at East Hampton’s popular Main Beach and run along a prime oceanfront and hedge-lined estate section of East Hampton. The race will be professionally timed; all registered runners will receive state-of-the-art disposable chips attached to participants’ bibs to record timing results. For more info and to register visit www.ross.org/run.

Art Auction For Tim

A fundraiser for Tim Lee, who was diagnosed last year with esophageal cancer, will be held October 24 at 6 PM at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, where his family has roots dating back to 1953. There will be food, music by Nancy Atlas, and art, plus other items for sale. Suggested donation: $20. Want to contribute food or auction items in advance? Call Dee at 516-848-7603.