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Let’s Go

“Let’s Go — A Benefit for i-tri” is an online vacation auction that is now live. Those interested can bid on seven vacation locations, including Costa Rica, NYC, Maine, France, and the Hamptons. The auction will run through March 20. i-tri is an East End community-based program that fosters self-respect, personal empowerment, self-confidence, positive body image, and healthy lifestyle choices for adolescent girls. Visit www.accelevents.com/e/LetsGo to bid.

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.

Ladles Of Love

“Ladles of Love,” a fundraiser benefitting the East Hampton and Amagansett food pantries, will be held at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Friday, March 29, from 7 to 11 PM.

The goal of the evening will be to raise $40,000 after the organization fell short in its appeal letters.

There will be musical acts from MamaLee, Jettykoon, Lynn Blue Band, Bastards of Boom, Taylor Barton, Bobbi Terzi Originals, and OC/DC. Locals will especially enjoy the first ever Supervisor’s Jam, when East Hampton’s Peter Van Scoyoc and his band “Supe du Jour” and Southampton’s Jay Schneiderman and Friends share the stage.

Dance and delight with catering from Art of Eating, including rice and beans with corn bread. There will additionally be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and merchandise from Polar.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by contacting East Hampton Food Pantry at 631-324-2300.

In The Pink

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation presents its “In The Pink” breast 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.

Jake’s Rescue Ranch

A fundraiser brunch for Jake’s Rescue Ranch will be held on March 31 from noon to 4 PM at The Mansion at Oyster Bay. There will be a buffet brunch, open bar, raffles, silent auction, and children’s activities. For tickets and more info, visit www.jakesrescueranch.org.

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