Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

October 16, 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.

Fight Like A Girl

“Fight Like A Girl,” the 14th Annual Shelter Island 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk takes place on Saturday at 11 AM at Crescent Beach benefiting the North Fork Breast Health Coalition and Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. Raffle proceeds benefit Lucia’s Angels. Adult pre-registration $25 before midnight October 17. Register online at or Adult day of race registration $30. Children 14 and under $10. T-shirts, goody bags, medals for first 500 registrants, medals for all 14 years and under, pre-stretch clinic, post therapeutic massage, free barbeque, awards and raffle. Call 631-774-9499 for information.

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. Sunday 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 Sunday. 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.

Girls Night Out

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.