Source: The Independent

Sweet%20Charities
Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

May 14, 2014

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com.

Reconstructed Bra

Reconstructed Bra Fashion Show and Auction, held by “Heaven Can Wait” at the LI2Day Walk to benefit Lucia’s Angels, The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital, and the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, takes place tomorrow at the Southampton Social Club at 7 PM. There will be a live auction, open bar and delicious appetizers. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door and $90 for VIP. VIP includes prime auction viewing area, private bar, goody bag and more. Tickets are available at Catena’s Market, the Southampton Social Club, and at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital.

An Evening of Comedy

On Friday from 7 to 11 PM Kent Animal Shelter presents “An Evening of Comedy” at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead to raise money for homeless pets. The event includes comedy by Laughter Saves Lives, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, Chinese auction, raffle, pet boutique, a scavenger hunt, and more. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Advance tickets at www.KentAnimalShelter.com or by calling Kent at 631-727-5731.

Spring Fling

Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center will host a Spring Fling on Friday from 6 to 8 PM. There will be light bites, cocktails and musical performances at the Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard. Admission is $35/person. Email info@wildliferescuecenter.org or call 631-728-4200.

North Fork Waiter Race

The third Annual North Fork Waiter Race will kick off in Greenport on Saturday at 10 AM. The Market, located at 44 Front Street, is hosting this unique event once again and encourages the entire North Fork to get involved. Proceeds will benefit health and wellness activities at Eastern Long Island Hospital. Spectators welcome.

The rules are simple. Waiters must reach a finish line by walking as fast as possible while balancing a stemmed glass on a serving tray. The contents of the glass will be provided by event beverage sponsor, Zico Coconut Water.

The Great Waiter Race is based on a traditional race that began in Paris in 1904 to recognize the hospitality industry.

An entry fee of $50 is required and must be received no later than 5 PM on May 16. Participants are encouraged to raise additional funds.

The monitored race will kick-off at the ELIH Opportunity Shop on Main Street and end in front of The Market. For more information, contact The Market, 631-477-8803.

Springs Seedling

The Springs Seedlings, the Springs School greenhouse and garden program, and Project Most, after school program for children will host a plant sale on Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM at Springs School’s Greenhouse. The kids will be selling organic herbs, organic vegetables, and flowers - all grown in the greenhouse by Springs School students.

The Fresh Air Fund

Join your local Southampton volunteer leaders on Sunday from 10 to 11:30 AM at the Southampton Inn to learn more about The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. Volunteer hosts will share their experiences hosting New York City children and can answer any questions. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies or swimming for the first time. Each summer, over 4000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural, and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are six to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks.

Children who are re-invited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. Over 65 percent of all children are re-invited to stay with their host families, year after year.

Sightseeing Salute

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is sponsoring “A Sightseeing Salute to Sag Harbor” on Thursday, May 22. The day starts at 10:30 AM at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum. To register, send a check by tomorrow for $30, made out to LWVH, to Gladys Remler, LWV Special Events Co-Chair, 180 Melody Court, Eastport, NY 11941, or phone her at 631-288-9021.

ARF Designer Showhouse

Join ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack on May 24 from 5 to 8 PM as top interior decorators transform the shop into a designer showhouse using furnishing from the shop and their own collections. All furnishings will be for sale. Designers include: Byron C. James, John Bjørnen, Suzanne Caldwell and Maria Greenlaw, Chris Mead, Rod Winterrowd and Scott Sanders.

Tickets for the 5 PM exclusive preview hour are $250 and the 6 PM cocktail reception are $150. Open to the public Sunday and Monday, May, 25 and 26 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Suggested donation $10, children free. For tickets by phone call 631-537-0400 ext. 219.

Kites For A Cure

Uniting Against Lung Cancer Hosts the eighth annual Kites For A Cure in Southampton on May 24 from 4 to 6 PM at Coopers Beach. The family kite fly is expected to bring more than 1000 kite flyers and friends to the beach to benefit lung cancer research and raise awareness for the nation’s number one cancer killer. Visit www.UnitingAgainstLungCancer.org or call 212-627-5500.

Trustees Tag Sale

Due to popular demand, the East Hampton Historical Society will reinstate its annual Trustees’ Tag Sale on Saturday morning, May 24, from 9 AM to noon, on the back lawn of the Osborn-Jackson House, located on Main Street, East Hampton. Trustees, both past and present, and friends of the EHHS, will offer a cornucopia of treasures for the most discriminating tag sale shopper.  

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic East End Benefit will take place on Sunday, May 25, from 5 to 7 PM at a private home in Water Mill. Tickets are $300 per person. Proceeds support PPHP’s programs and services in Suffolk County. For tickets or sponsorships, contact Jenifer VanDeinse at 631-240-1128 or Jenifer.vandeinse@pphp.org.