Charity news and happenings across the East End

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Casino Night

The Greater East Hampton Education Foundation presents Casino Night on Saturday, March 9, from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at the American Legion Post 415 in Amagansett. The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple and includes $200 in chips, munchies, and a cash bar. Winnings may be redeemed for raffle items. For more info, visit www.gehef.org.

Operation International

Operation International’s Winter Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 7 to 10 PM, at the Harry F. Sinclair House in New York City. Tickets are $125. Operation International is a humanitarian organization that offers medical aid to those in impoverished countries. Visit www.operationinternational.org.

Empty Bowls

The Project MOST 2019 Empty Bowls event, which includes delicious soups prepared by over 30 local chefs and restaurants, will be held on Sunday, March 10, from noon to 3 PM at the American Legion in Amagansett. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this community event.

The “Empty Bowl” award will go to Colin Ambrose of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor for his continuing support and understanding of the importance of afterschool enrichment in East Hampton. Project MOST is an afterschool program that inspires a new generation of students to achieve their utMOST in life.

Tickets are $15 at the door, or $5 for children under 13.

Academy Of The Arts

Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts achievement awards dinner will be held on Monday, March 11, at The Rainbow Room in New York City from 6 to 10 PM.

This year’s honorees are composer Carter Burwell for Performing Arts presented by filmmaker Ethan Coen; Alice Aycock for Visual Arts, presented by Whitney Museum Director Adam Weinberg; Bob Colacello for Literary Arts, presented by author Linda Yablonsky; and Patti Askwith Kenner will receive the Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropy, presented by actress, singer, and playwright Tovah Feldshuh.

The ceremony is hosted by Academy of the Arts President and Guild Hall Trustee Eric Fischl, while writer and Vogue theater critic Adam Green will take the reins as the evening’s emcee. There will be a live performance of a Carter Burwell composition interpreted by indie rock legends Yo La Tengo.

For tickets and more information, visit www.guildhall.org.

Kendall Madison

The Kendall Madison Foundation benefit will be held at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Friday, March 22, at 7 PM. The event will raise money for the Kendall Madison Fitness Center as well as its scholarship fund. The foundation was started in memory of Madison, a local student-athlete who tragically lost his life at the age of 21. The cost of admission is $25.

South Fork Bakery

The South Fork Bakery in Sag Harbor is holding a fundraiser to raise money for its 2019 kitchen rental on Wednesday, March 27, starting at 5:30 PM. The bakery empowers adults with special needs through education and employment. For tickets and more info, visit www.southforkbakery.com.

In The Pink

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation presents its In The Pink beast cancer benefit on Saturday, March 30, from 6:30 to 10 PM at 230 Elm in Southampton. The event will honor Rita Wasserman, a breast cancer survivor, for a lifetime of community service. There will be chef tastings and a live auction with Angela LaGreca serving as auctioneer. Music will be performed by The HooDoo Loungers. For tickets, visit www.ellenhermanson.com.

The Big Duck

As part of its “Images of America” series, Arcadia Publishing is releasing the book, “The Big Duck and Eastern Long Island’s Duck Farming Industry,” on March 25. The Flanders Village Historical Society and Friends of The Big Duck are hosting the first author talk and book signing for the author, Dr. Susan Van Scoy, at the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders, on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 PM. Refreshments will be served.

Madoo In Manhattan

The Madoo Conservancy presents “Enzo Enea: (De)Constructing Paradise” for the sixth annual Madoo in Manhattan Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture. The event will take place on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 PM at a private club in Manhattan, with a reception to follow. Tickets and more information are available at www.madoo.org.

Pink Pearl Gala

On Friday, April 5, the North Fork Breast Health Coalition will again celebrate breast-cancer survivors, providers, and caregivers at the fifth annual Pink Pearl Gala.

This year’s gala will be a tribute to Lucia’s Angels, which will be represented by president and co-founder Stacy Quarty as well as co-founder Susie Barry Roden. The foundation is committed to helping women and families on eastern Long Island with late-stage women’s cancers including breast, ovarian, cervical, and uterine. Lucia’s Angels was created in loving memory of Lucia Terzi Bagan.

The cocktail reception, seated dinner, and music selected by DJ Phil will be held from 6 to 10 PM at East Wind in Wading River. Seating for the wear-pink event will be available for $125 per person and $95 for breast-cancer survivors through the NFBHC website, www.northforkbreasthealth.org.

Casino Royal

Two local charities, The Paul Koster Memorial Benefit and Have A Heart Community Trust, present a Casino Royal Masquerade party on Saturday, April 6, at Seasons of Southampton. For more info, call 631-283-3354.

Winter Blue Cocktail

On Friday, April 13, the Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor will host a cocktail and raffle party from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This celebration will feature a specialty Winter Blue Cocktail, sparkling pink champagne, and bites. Raffle tickets are $5 each, five for $20, and 30 for $100, and tickets for the party are $20. Purchase tickets in advance at www.eastvillehistorical.org or at the door.

Katy’s Courage

Katy’s Courage will host its ninth annual Katy’s Courage 5K in Sag Harbor on Saturday, April 13. Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to local scholarships, as well as Katy’s Kids @ CMEE.

Katy’s Kids provides a safe and healing environment for children, teens, and their families as they grieve the death of a parent, sibling, close family member, or friend. Katy’s Courage is a not-for-profit organization honoring Katy Stewart, an inspirational 12-year-old girl who died from a rare form of liver cancer. The organization is dedicated to supporting education, children’s bereavement counseling, and pediatric cancer research.

On the day of the race, registration and check-ins will take place from 7 to 8:15 AM and the run will begin promptly at 8:30 AM. Runners will start at 21 West Water Street, head north and make a right onto Main Street, make a right onto Glover Street, run through the Redwood section of the course and finish back on Water Street.

Visit www.katyscourage.org.

jessica@indyeastend.com