Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

January 16, 2013

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ARF Thrift

The ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack is having a huge sale on draperies and textiles starting Friday and running through Monday. Shop tons of inventory at great prices. The shop is open seven days a week. For more information call 631-537-3682.

Jericho Bennett

A benefit for Jericho Bennett will take place at East Hampton Bowl on Saturday at 9 PM. There will be food and bowling for all.

Thrift Shop

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Thrift Shops in Southampton will be moving from two shops to under one roof. The new location is 30 Jagger Lane across the street from Waldbaums, in Southampton. The grand opening will be Saturday. All merchandise will be discounted for the first three days. Refreshments for all, as well as door prize give-aways. For more information, please call 631 287-PETS.

Puppy Love Prance

The 2nd Annual “Puppy Love Prance” benefit for the Southampton Animal Shelter will be held on January 26 at 6:30 PM at 230 Elm in Southampton. Dress in your festive western wear to dance to Dave Harvey and the Barnburners. Tickets are $50 per person and include a buffet dinner. There will also be a cash bar available. For tickets call Cathy Duemler at 631-728-PETS ext 139.

Rockin’ For The Homeless

Fifth Annual Rockin’ for the Homeless benefit will take place at Polish Hall in Riverhead on January 26 from 6 to 10 PM. There will be non-stop music from Long Island’s top bands. Ticket price includes door prizes and food. To purchase tickets visit


The 17th Annual “Snowball 2013,” to benefit Village Business Improvements and East End Hospice will take place on January 26 at 8 PM at Oceanbleau Bath & Tennis Hotel in Westhampton Beach. Tickets are $50. Call 631-288-4722 or email

CAP Bowling Bonanza

A benefit for Riverhead Community Awareness Program (CAP) will take place at the new All Star bowling alley in Riverhead on January 30 at 6:30 PM. The lanes will be set up for team play. Organize a team of up to eight players for this event. You may also participate as an individual or pair, and you will be assigned to a team. Each team will bowl one or two games, time permitting. All ages are welcome; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; you must register in advance to secure a spot. Sign in begins at 6:30 sharp. Bowling, shoes, soda and chips are all included. They will also have raffles, prizes and food available for purchase. For more info call 631-727-3722.

Memorial Benefit

Gregg Rickards, a 2006 East Hampton High School graduate, lost his battle to cancer in August 2012. Rickards was an outstanding musician, performing with the jazz band, fiddle club, and high school orchestra and earned a music degree from SUNY Oneonta in 2010. His family and friends have put together a scholarship which will be awarded each year to an East Hampton High School graduate pursuing a degree in music. A memorial scholarship benefit concert will take place February 1 at 7 PM at the high school featuring local talents. A custom designed Bono guitar (Fender Strat Specs) and practice amp will be raffled off.

Valentine Salon Luncheon

The 14th Annual Valentine Salon Luncheon benefiting East End Hospice’s Camp Good Grief will take place on February 13 at 11:30 AM in New York City. Emcee Lynda Baquero will join good heart award honoree Anne M. Mahlum. For more info visit