February 21, 2018
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Sweet Charities


Sweet Charities


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Camp SoulGrow

Camp SoulGrow presents its fourth annual Presidents Week, continuing through Friday at the Camp SoulGrow Studio in Montauk. There's fitness with Merete Cavanaugh today, crafting with Eileen Devlin tomorrow, 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.

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 or $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.

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 Saturday, 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.

Rock 'n Blues For Vets 

The Riverhead Elks Lodge is hosting its fourth annual Rock 'n Blues for the Vets on Saturday, March 3, at 7 PM. Three live bands: Joe Hampton & The Kingpins, Jan Hanna Band, and Mike Ryan & Friends will perform in a tribute to Riverhead veterans. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, and hors d'oeuvres. The cost is $20 per ticket. Call Riverhead Elks at 631-727-2027.

Katy's Courage

Katy's Courage is hosting its seventh annual skate-a-thon at Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton 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. 

Academy of the Arts

Guild Hall presents the Academy of the Arts Achievement Awards Dinner on Monday, March 5, from 6 to 10 PM at The Rainbow Room in NYC. The night will be hosted by artist and academy president Eric Fischl, along with writer Iris Smyles.

This year the academy will honor Audrey Flack for visual arts. Flack's award will be presented by David Brigham. Gail Sheehy will be honored for literary arts, with her award presented by Tom Wolfe. Harris Yulin, honored for performing arts, will receive her award from Alec Baldwin. Sheri Sandler will receive the Special Award. There will also be a live performance by GE Smith and The History of Art Band.

Funds raised benefit Guild Hall's mission of celebrating the artistic spirit on the East End. For tickets, call the special events department at 631-324-0806.

Beyond The Imagination

The HB PTSA presents Beyond The Imagination, a magic show by "America's Got Talent" performer Eric Wilzig. The show will be held on Friday, March 9, at 7 PM in the Hampton Bays High School auditorium. The event will fund thousands of dollars in scholarships for graduating seniors. The event features a Chinese auction which begins at 5 PM. Dinner, for VIP ticket holders, begins at 5:30 PM. General admission tickets are $10 and VIP is $30 for adults and $20 for children. For tickets and more info, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3321478.

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.

Bowling Bonanza

Riverhead Community Awareness Program's (CAP) sixth annual Bowling Bonanza Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, March 15, from 7 to 9:30 PM. Join for an evening of family, friends, and fun at the All Star in Riverhead while supporting CAP.

Participants are invited to organize a team of up to eight players for this event. Guests may also participate as an individual or pair, and be assigned to a team. Each team will bowl one or two games, time permitting. All ages are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; advanced registration required. Sign in begins at 6:30 PM sharp. Bowling, shoes, soda, and chips are all included. There will also be raffles, prizes, and food available for purchase. Visit www.RiverheadCAP.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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