Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

September 25, 2013

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Newborns in Need

During the month of September, Newborns in Need will be collecting new or like new sleepers up to size 2T, across the country to provide much needed sleepers for needy babies. They will be collecting at a Baby Bake sale and back yard event Saturday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. 169 Bridgehampton Turnpike. Visit


RSVP, Inc. (Responsible Solutions for Valued Pets), the animal rescue organization, acknowledges the many years of service co-founder and past Secretary-Treasurer, Deborah Benjamin contributed to promote responsible pet ownership and make the world a better place for Long Island animals in need. The afternoon event takes place Sunday at noon at Cowfish in Hampton Bays. Suggested donation of $95 includes luncheon, “Happy Hour” cash bar, raffles, and prizes. Call 631-219-8529 for reservations or for more info visit

SUP Race Series

Hamptons “SUP Race Series” Season Finale, A Paddle Race for the Ocean Rescue Squad will take place on October 12. Participants and spectators are welcome to come out in support of the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad, a collective of remarkable men and women who provide safety coverage at water sports events in the Hamptons. This is an impressive SUP race course set up and supported by the Squad that offers a nice mix of user friendliness and technical challenges. The race kicks off at 9 AM at the Lazy Point Launch at Napeague Harbor in Amagansett. Registration begins at 7:30 AM. Post-race awards, raffles and refreshments will be available at the finish area at Eddie Ecker Park in Montauk. Participants can register on line at and are welcome to call the Main Beach Shop at 631-537-2716 if a rental board is required.

Stroll To The Sea Dog Walk

ARF’s 20th Annual Stroll To The Sea Dog Walk takes place on October 12. Pedigrees, designer dogs and mutts are all welcome to take the two-mile walk to the ocean starting from Mulford Farm in East Hampton from 9 AM to noon. Free nail clipping for dogs, contests and treats. Register online now at and start collecting pledges from family and friends. For more information or to register by phone, contact Jamie 631-537-0400 x 215.

“A Love Shared”

Gerry Hayden and friends of The North Fork Table & Inn in Southold are hosting a family style dinner in hopes of raising $75,000 for ALS research and quality of life care for Gerry Hayden. The event will take place on October 13 at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue beginning at 4:30 PM. “A Love Shared” is a collaborative effort between The North Fork Table & Inn, renowned Long Island chefs, local farmers and important community businesses, referred to as “Hayden’s Heroes.” Featured chefs include Lia Fallon (The Riverhead Project), Claudia Fleming & Gerry Hayden (The North Fork Table & Inn), Terry Harwood (Blue Canoe and Vine Street Café), Keith Luce (The Square) And Sam McCleland (The Beacon and Bell & Anchor), Michael Meehan (H2O Seafood Grill), Christian Mir (Stone Creek Inn), Joseph Realmuto (Nick & Toni’s), Guy Reuge (Mirabelle), Tom Schaudel (ALure and aMano), and John Ross.

Featured provisions include Browder’s Birds, Catapano Dairy, Deep Roots Farm, 8 Hands Farm, Invincible Summer Farms, Mar-Gene Farms, McCall Ranch, Oysterpond Farms, Race Rock Oysters and A Taste of the North Fork.

The dinner will be preceded by a wine and amuse bouche tasting. Tickets cost $250 each, only 200 will be sold, and may be purchased at

Halloween Benefit Dance

Halloween Benefit Dance at the Montauk Community Church will take place on October 13 from 3 to 7 PM. Admission includes light refreshments, dance lesson with master instructor James West from the Arthur Murray Dance Center, ballroom showcases and time for general dancing. Tickets are just $25 if purchased by October 1 and then $35 after/at the door. Tickets can be purchased during class times or by contacting The Hamptons Dancers AARP Community Group/Arthur Murray Dance Center. Visit