Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

October 02, 2013

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Cat Adoption

In an effort to promote cat adoptions, ARF has teamed up with Café Max in East Hampton for the month of October. Adopt a black kitten or cat, or any adult cat (over the age of one) during the month of October and receive a gift certificate to Café Max. For more information contact ARF at 631-537-0400 x203. Limited certificates available.

Girls Night Out

Don’t burn your bra, recycle it. From noon to 5 PM on Friday Gurney’s Inn in Montauk will be collecting used bras along with a $2 donation. The event is to kick-off a month long bra donation drive for the Bra Recycling Agency. Donating your bra helps alleviate harmful waste in landfills and helps save lives by contributing to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. For more info visit

On November 8 from 7 to 10 PM join Gurney’s for its fifth annual pink event “Girls Night Out.” The evening includes wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and spa pampering to benefit the Coalition For Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. For tickets call 631-668-1742.

Canio’s Cultural Café

On Saturday from 4 to 6 PM Canio’s Cultural Café fundraiser at the studio of April Gornik will take place. Tickets are $125 and advance registration required. 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 and Gerry Hayden (The North Fork Table & Inn), Terry Harwood (Blue Canoe and Vine Street Café), Keith Luce (The Square) 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

Group for the East End

The Group for the East End, The Southold Mothers’ Club and Lyrical Children/Music Together are jointly hosting the first Annual Family Nature Scavenger Hunt. October 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. Register by emailing or

Paddlers for Humanity

Paddlers for Humanity, a Hamptons not-for-profit that donates to children and youth charities, is putting a spin on its traditional fundraisers with the inaugural Montauk Brewathalon to be held on October 20. The event will begin at the Montauk Brewery at 1 PM. Participants will recruit two, four or five person teams to complete five legs of the race. Each team will need a starting chugger, a 5K runner, a 1.5-mile paddler, a 25K biker and an ending chugger. Chuggers may not compete in the run, paddle or bike portion of the event. There must be one female participant on each team. The top three teams will receive a prize.

There is a $250 participation fee for each team, which includes a race shirt, pint glass and beer tasting. All proceeds will be donated to various organizations focused on bettering the lives of children and youth.

For further information about Paddlers for Humanity and this event, visit or contact 917-834-3888.