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The Parrish Art Museum presents its annual Spring Fling. Independent/Nick Baratta

Spring Fling

The Parrish Art Museum’s annual Spring Fling community celebration, fundraiser, and networking event will take place Saturday, April 13, from 7:30 to 11 PM at the museum in Water Mill. The event features music by DJ Twilo, a silent auction, photo booth, and open bar and hors d’oeuvres catered by Elegant Affairs. Spring Fling helps support the Parrish’s year-round educational programs for children as well as adults. The 2019 co-chairs are Christine Curiale-Steinmuller, Maryanne Horwath, and Laura Wynne.

Tickets are $225. Visit www.parrishart.org/SpringFling2019.

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 (the Children’s Museum of the East End).

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.

Hampton Lifeguard

Hampton Lifeguard Association will host a summer kick-off benefit party on Saturday, April 13, from 7 to 11 PM at Harbor Bistro in Springs. The benefit will feature music by Josh Brussell, a cash bar, delicious food, and silent and Chinese auctions with items from travel destinations and gift baskets to restaurant gift certificates and spa treatments.

Tickets are $35 per person, or $50 a couple. They can be purchased at the door or by contacting Hampton Lifeguard Association committee member Amy Forst at amy@forstconstruction.com. All proceeds will support the HLA. For more info, visit www.easthamptonoceanrescue.org.

ARF Adoption Event

Join the Animal Rescue Fund on Saturday, April 27, for a cat and dog adoption event at the Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead (near West Elm/Pottery Barn) from 11 AM to 4 PM. All ARF animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated to age limit. If you are looking to adopt a dog, and have another one at home, bring them for a meet and greet. For more information visit www.arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400.

Disability Associates 

East End Disability Associates presents its gala on Friday, May 10, at The Muses in Southampton. The event begins at 6 PM. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and Chinese auctions, dinner and dancing. Visit www.eed-a.org for more info.

jessica@indyeastend.com