February 14, 2018
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Sweet Charities


Sweet Charities


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Have a Heart Dinner

The annual CAST (Community Action Southold Town) Have a Heart Dinner will be held tomorrow, with seatings at 5 or 7 PM. Peconic Landing hosts the event at its community center in Greenport. Seating is limited. Reserve your seat on the website, or by calling 631-577-1717.

Camp SoulGrow

Camp SoulGrow presents its fourth annual Presidents Week this Monday through Friday at the Camp SoulGrow Studio in Montauk. The week includes music with Laura Maruzzella on Monday, recycle-art with Kate Nicolai on Tuesday, fitness with Merete Cavanaugh on Wednesday, crafting with Eileen Devlin on Thursday, and baking with Karl Stork on Friday. Each event takes place from 1 to 2:30 PM. The week is donation-operated. For all kids 7 and up. To sign up, email info@campsoulgrow.org.

The Vagina Monologues

Southampton Arts Center presents a special reading of The Vagina Monologues on Saturday, February 24, at 2 PM and 7 PM. The Retreat, a foundation that helps domestic violence victims on the East End, will be the beneficiary of the net proceeds. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the award-winning Eve Ensler play and the founding of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls. Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors, $10 for students) and available online at southamptonartscenter.org.

Trivia Night

The Springs Tavern and the East Hampton Little League are hosting Trivia Night with quiz master Paul Johnson on Wednesday, February 28, from 6:30 to 8 PM. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. The price includes one complimentary beverage and small bites. Proceeds will benefit the East Hampton Little League. For tickets, call Dave Rutkowski, 631-681-7086.

Go Red

East Hampton resident and SterlingRisk Insurance COO Marci Waterman has been named a "Women of SterlingRisk" honoree for the American Heart Association's 17th Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, scheduled for February 28 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

A leading fundraising for the American Heart Association, the Go Red for Women Luncheon aims to brings together female leaders from throughout the community to help in the fight against heart disease and heighten awareness of heart issues facing women. For more info, visit www.sterlingrisk.com/gored.

CfAR Trivia Night

Citizens for Access Rights (CfAR) will host Trivia Night at the Amagansett American Legion Hall on March 2 at 7 PM; doors open at 6:30 PM. Teams of four can register in advance for $25 per person ($20 for 2018 CfAR members); singles may also register and will be put on a team. To register in advance, send your team name to citizensforaccessrights@gmail.com. There will be a cash prize for first place. Snacks and refreshments will be available. All proceeds will go to CfAR's efforts; it is a group of East End residents who support open access to local beaches.

Masonic Winter Music

Dante is performing at The Masonic Winter Music Series on March 3 at the Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $20 at the door and includes complimentary wine and refreshments. All proceeds go to the Mason's Pierson High School Scholarship Fund and the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry. Combining groove-laden soul with acoustic folk-rock, Dante is a singer songwriter known for his gritty vocals, fingerpicking guitar style, and engaging live performances.

Katy's Courage

Katy's Courage is hosting its seventh annual skate-a-thon at Buckskill Winter Club on Sunday, March 4, beginning at 4:45 PM. All proceeds will benefit Katy's Courage. The schedule for the day includes regular public skating, a puck throw, a figure skating recital, a skate-a-thon, a hockey game, and raffle.

Throughout the day, participants may stop by the annual bake sale for treats and choose to partake in a fundraising raffle. A rain date is set for Sunday, March 11.

Katy's Courage is an organization honoring Katy Stewart, an inspirational 12-year-old girl who died from a rare form of pediatric liver cancer. The organization is dedicated to supporting education, children's bereavement counseling, and pediatric cancer research.

For further information about Katy's Courage, visit www.katyscourage.org. 

Denim and Diamonds

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation presents its annual Denim and Diamonds event on Saturday, March 10, from 6:30 to 10 PM at 230 Elm in Southampton. Proceeds will benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Ellen's Well. Join for chef tastings and open bar, live and silent auctions, DJ, and photo booth. The event will honor Dr. Louis Avvento and New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Jason and Theresa Belkin and Hampton Coffee Company, and Shirley Ruch and South Fork Bakery.

Individual tickets start at $125 with a junior ticket for those 34 and under for $75. For tickets, visit www.ellenhermanson.org.

East End Hospice

East End Hospice's Kanas Center in Quiogue is in need of supplies. There are many families at the residential facility for critical patients and water, soda, and snacks are needed to restock the center's pantry. Cases of Coke, Diet Coke, water, and ginger ale are in high demand. Individually wrapped snacks are welcomed, as are single-serve boxes of cereal for family members who spend the night.

Donations can be dropped off any time at the center, located at 1 Meetinghouse Road in Quiogue, or at the East End Hospice development office, located at 209 Mill Road in Westhampton, during regular business hours.

The Independent is proud to serve as a drop-off spot for South Fork donors. We're open during regular business hours, Monday to Friday; on Wednesdays, the office is open from 9 AM to 1 PM. Find us in Suite 16 in the Red Horse complex, 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton.

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