Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

October 31, 2012

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Girls Night Out

The Independent is proud to be a sponsor of Gurney’s fourth annual Girls Night Out event, which takes place on Friday from 7 to 10 PM. The event benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and includes an evening of complimentary wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and spa pampering. For special room rates and spa discounts call 631-668-2345.

Pancake Breakfast

A pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held at St. Luke’s church on James Lane in East Hampton on Sunday from 8 AM till noon. $7. Proceeds will benefit the family of Tara Mansir, who suffered from a terminal disease. Organizers are seeking volunteers to help with set-up on Saturday night and at the breakfast. It’s an ideal opportunity for students who need to amass community service hours. Call Terry Hickey for details. 631-324-6024.

Southampton Animal Shelter

Launching November is “Playing for Life!” which will be hosted at the shelter on Monday from 9 AM to 5 PM. The morning will feature a power point presentation incorporating over an hour of video, providing a stimulating and entertaining visual package for attendees. The afternoon session will be 100 percent hands-on demonstration of play groups, highlighting the introduction of new dogs into already existing groups. The fee for the entire day’s program is $60 per person with lunch included. For further information on all events please contact Cathy Deumler at 631-728-PETS ext. 139.

Blood Drive

A blood drive will take place November 8 from 7 AM to 5:45 PM at Southampton Hospital in the third floor teaching center. Those between the ages of 17 and 76, in good health, and over 110 pounds, should bring photo ID and Social Security number. Receive a $5 cafeteria voucher with your donation. Call 800-688-0900.

Pajama Party

CAST (Community Action Southold Town) will host its 4th Annual Pajama Party on November 19 at the Townsend Manor Inn in Greenport from 5 to 7 PM. CAST serves all low-income residents on the North Fork spanning from Orient Point to Laurel. CAST is looking for pajamas to accommodate over 100 children. For more information visit