Source: The Independent

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Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

May 21, 2014

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

Lioness Club

Join the Lioness Club of the Hamptons tomorrow for a fun night of Bingo at the American Legion Hall on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays. The doors open at 6:30 PM and drawing will begin at 7:30 PM. There will be coffee, tea and desserts or players can purchase drinks at the bar. The $10 admission includes refreshments and one Bingo packet. For more information call Mary at 631-375-7182. This evening will benefit the Guidedog Foundation and other Lioness charities.

ARF Designer Showhouse

Join ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack on Saturday from 5 to 8 PM as top interior decorators transform the shop into a designer showhouse using furnishings 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 Saturday 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 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.  

Yard Sale

The Hand Aldrich Legion Auxiliary is holding a Memorial Day Yard Sale on Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Hand Aldrich Legion Hall in Hampton Bays. Donations of items for care packages for our servicemen and women overseas will also be accepted.

Chowderfest

New Suffolk Waterfront’s 6th annual Chowderfest will be hosted by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund and co-sponsored by the Peconic Land Trust on Saturday from noon to 3 PM at The Gallery Ho in New Suffolk. This fun, family event features a variety of locally prepared chowders, full BBQ lunch, activities for the kids, and live dance music performed by Who Are Those Guys. Over 50 varieties of perennial plants and wares from several North Fork artisans are available for purchase as well. All proceeds go toward the restoration and revitalization of the New Suffolk Waterfront property. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the Chowderfest. Children under 12 are free. For further information and to purchase tickets visit www.newsuffolkwaterfront.org or call 631-566-0806.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic East End Benefit will take place on Sunday 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.

Fighting Chance

The Fighting Chance Gala takes place on Saturday, May 31, from 7 to 11 PM at the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett. Open bar, silent auction, buffet dinner and more. Dance to the music of The HooDoo Loungers. Tickets are $400. Fighting Chance is a free cancer counseling center that has been serving the East End since 2002. To purchase tickets call 631-725-4646 or visit www.fightingchance.org.

Citizens for Access Rights

Citizens for Access Rights or CfAR will host their annual fundraiser on Thursday, June 5 at 7 PM at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. The fundraiser will feature live music, auction items, raffle and more. The cost will be $20 for CfAR members renewing at the door, $10 for current 2014 members and $25 for non-members. All proceeds go to CfAR to protect beach access on the East End.  CfAR t-shirts will also be for sale.  For further information on CfAR visit www.citizensforaccessrights.com or “like” CfAR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/citizensforaccessrights. 

Take Care Of Our Island

East End Hospice hosts “Take Care of Our Island,” a cocktail party and auction at the Shelter Island Yacht Club North Pier in Shelter Island Heights on June 7 from 5 to 8 PM. The cost is $85 per person and $50 for junior (under the age of 41). For more info call Chrissy at 631-288-7080. 

Live @Club Starlight

Ross School will host the eleventh annual Live @Club Starlight gala on June 7 at 6 PM to raise funds for Ross School Programs and scholarships. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a silent and live auction, dinner, dancing and a live musical performance by the renowned musical group, KC and the Sunshine Band. For more info visit www.ross.org.

Sing East End

Sing East End 2014 to benefit East End Hospice will take place at Vail Leavitt in Riverhead on June 7 at 7 PM. All proceeds benefit East End Hospice’s Good Grief Program. Open to all ages. Dinner and soft beverages served along with auction prizes and giveaways. Tickets are $25 and $30 day of show. Call 631-664-0983.

Wildlife Rescue Center

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center’s 17th annual silent auction for wildlife takes place Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 5 PM at the Southampton Elks Club. Guests will meet with wildlife ambassadors, enjoy music by Skylar and have appetizers along with a cash bar. Tickets are $15/person and guests can sign up online at www.wildliferescuecenter.org/events.html or call 631-728-4200.

Addams House Benefit

Charles & Tee Addams House Benefit Cocktail Party will take place on Friday, June 13, from 5:13 PM to 8:13 PM. Proceeds support the Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery, a project of Sea Scouts Ship 908. Tour the house and studio where Charles Addams created his delightful and ghoulish characters. View the artist’s original artwork and unusual collections. Enjoy the natural beauty of the estate with great local music, wines and seafood. Support seeding our bays through sustainable aquaculture. Tickets are $100 per person. Visit http://consciencepointshellfishhatchery.org/addamshousebenefit/.

Wellness Foundation

Wellness Foundation of East Hampton will host its third annual summer benefit on Saturday, June 21, from 6 to 8 PM at a private East Hampton Village residence overlooking Hook Pond. The evening will honor Wellness Foundation’s 2014 Illumination Award recipient Rip Esselstyn.

Guests will enjoy delicious vegan hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live music by Jane Hastay, Peter Martin Weiss & John Cataletto, all under a beautiful tent.

Individual tickets are $150, and are available online at Wellness Foundation’s website www.wfeh.org and by phone at 631-329-2590.