Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

January 30, 2013

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CAP Bowling Bonanza

A benefit for Riverhead Community Awareness Program (CAP) will take place at the new All Star bowling alley in Riverhead tonight 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 tomorrow, 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

Relay For Life

Relay For Life of South Fork hosts a “Kick-Off” tomorrow at 7 PM at Bridgehampton School. Relay For Life is a fun-filled community driven overnight event designed to celebrate cancer survivors and thank their caregivers, raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives, help those who have been touched by cancer, and empower individuals to fight back against the disease. Sign-up to become part of the Relay which takes place on May 31. To sign up 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 Friday 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.

Wine & Cheese Party

The North Sea Community Association will host its 23rd Annual Wine & Cheese Party to raise funds for the upkeep of its building on Monday from 7 to 9:30 PM. The evening will include a Chinese auction of gifts from local businesses and a 50/50 raffle drawing. Admission is $10.  


Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton presents Katy’s Courage fundraiser day on February 9. A skate-a-thon starts at 4:30 PM, there will be a bake sale all day and an after party from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Katy’s Courage is a charity dedicated to education, support and pediatric cancer research. To learn more visit


An evening of spiritual guidance and healing with clairvoyant/medium Colleen Clarke will take place at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk on February 9 from 7 to 10 PM. The event features a buffet dinner, cash bar, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. All proceeds benefit i-tri. Tickets are $90 in advance. Visit for more info.

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

Some Enchanted Evening

Southampton Cultural Center presents “Some Enchanted Evening” Valentine event on February 14 from 6 to 9 PM. The event features lessons for beginners from the Arthur Murray Dance Center, along with wine and exotic Chocolate pairings from Exotic Chocolate Tasting. Tickets are $35 tickets in advance. Visit

Dance Around the World

Living Well Yoga and Fitness and Arthur Murray Dance Center of Southampton present “Celebrate Dance Around the World” with an international themed ballroom benefit dance on February 22 from 8 PM to midnight at Riverhead Polish Hall. The event begins with a dinner and dance show at 8 PM. Light refreshments and desserts will be available after dinner along with three hours of general dancing with DJ Louis del Prete. 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

Casino Night

Bay Street Theatre, in partnership with the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, is pleased to announce “Casino Night” on April 13 from 7 to 11 PM. This is the second Casino Night at Bay Street Theatre, but the first in cooperation with the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps. For more info visit

East End Stars

The Arthur Murray Dance Center of Southampton presents “Dancing With The East End Stars,” a charity benefit for Your Day Away on April 19 at 230 Elm in Southampton from 7 to 11 PM. The event will feature local personality showcases, full buffet dinner, cash bar, general dancing, Chinese auction, raffle and door prizes. For more info email