Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

January 23, 2013

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Puppy Love Prance

The 2nd Annual “Puppy Love Prance” benefit for the Southampton Animal Shelter will be held on Saturday 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 Saturday 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 Saturday 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.

Designer Handbag

Fashionistas, start your engines. The Ross School Parents Association presents its first pre-owned Designer Handbag Silent Auction and Cocktail Party on January 31, from 6 to 9 PM at Osteria Salina in Bridgehampton. This event is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the school-enhancing initiatives of the Ross PA. This exciting inaugural event will feature a silent auction of gently used designer handbags, while guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and signature cocktails and mocktails. One coveted bag will even be raffled off. Cost is $35 per person at the door. Attendees do not need to donate a handbag to participate. For more information, contact Barrie Glabman at Visit

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

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Guild Hall has announced the honorees for its 28th Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards. The honorees are John Alexader for Visual Arts; Walter Isaacson for Literary Arts; Nathan Lane for Performing Arts and Mickey Straus, Guild Hall Chair, who will receive the Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropy. Marshall Brickman is the Master of Ceremonies with special guest presenters: Ken Auletta, Alec Baldwin and Jack O’Brien with others still to be announced. The awards will be presented during a benefit dinner on March 4 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Visit

Katy’s Courage

Katy’s Courage, a not-for-profit organization created in memory of Katy Stewart dedicated to education, pediatric cancer research and childhood bereavement, will host the third annual Katy’s Courage 5K on April 13 in Sag Harbor. Cost is $25 to pre-register and $30 for day-of registration. Register online for the event at