Charity happenings on the East End.

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CMEE Ladies Night

The Children’s Museum of the East End will host its annual Summer Ladies Night and Auction on Wednesday, August 8, from 6 to 8 PM at Wölffer Wine Stand in Sagaponack. Enjoy local wines, hors d’oeuvres, and save big on designer handbags and accessories. Tickets start at $75. Visit www.cmee.org.

Camp SoulGrow

The Camp SoulGrow Summer Soiree will be held at Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina on Thursday, August 9, from 5 to 7 PM. There will be open bar, light bites, and music by Ralphie. There will also be a raffle, auction, and prizes. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. All donations benefit Camp SoulGrow’s enrichment workshop camp. Visit www.campsoulgrow.org.

Guild Hall Summer Gala

Guild Hall’s Summer Gala will be held on Friday, August 10, from 5 to 11 PM in East Hampton. The event will celebrate the museum’s exhibit “Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons.” It will honor Judith Hope Twomey and will be emceed by John Alexander with music by AndrewAndrew.

Tickets start at $1400 for the preview of Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons, dinner, and listing in the gala program. Young patron tickets are available for the entire evening, including dinner for $500 or $250 for the after party with drinks, dancing, and dessert. Visit www.guildhall.org.

Authors Night

East Hampton Library’s 14th Annual Authors Night fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 11. One of the most popular events of the Hamptons’ summer calendar, Authors Night, features 100 authors across all genres. The “Premier Literary Event of the Hamptons” has grown over its history to become one of the most successful celebrations of books and authors in America, and one of the largest library-author events of its kind in the country.

The evening’s Founding Honorary Chair, Alec Baldwin, will be joined by his wife Hilaria Baldwin, both of whom will be signing their recent books. Other featured authors include Robert A. Caro, Lee Child, Tom Clavin, Elliott Erwitt, Florence Fabricant, Jules Feiffer, A.J. Finn, Emily Jane Fox, Wendy Goodman, A.M. Homes, Michael Isikoff, Steve Israel, David Itzkoff, Ndaba Mandela, Wednesday Martin, Malcolm Nance, Geraldo Rivera, Bob Roth, Gretchen Rubin, Jill Santopolo, Nathan Turner, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Chris Whipple.

Tickets are available at www.authorsnight.org, at the East Hampton Library, and by phone.

 

Point Foundation

Join Hamptons locals in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students through Point Foundation Scholarships at an event on Saturday, August 11, from 5 to 8 PM in East Hampton (address provided upon registration). Meet other professionals interested in empowering the next generation of LGBTQ leaders through scholarship, community service, leadership training and development. There will be light snacks, cocktails, and good conversation.

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest provider of higher education scholarships to LGBTQ students. For tickets, visit www.pointfoundation.org/hamptons2018.

Lobster BBQ

The Riverhead Elks Lodge is holding its annual popular Lobster BBQ on Sunday, August 12, from 3 to 6 PM. There will be live music by Joe Hampton & The Kingpins and raffles.

Forty-five bucks will get you a whole lobster, half a chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, shrimp, baked beans, cucumber salad, roll, watermelon, wine, beer, and soda. If you don’t want lobster, you can get the chicken dinner for $30.

For tickets, call the lodge at 631-727-2027, or stop in at 1239 East Main Street in Riverhead.

Bow Wow Meow Ball

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will host its annual Bow Wow Meow Ball on Saturday, August 18, at the ARF adoption center in East Hampton. This year, the event introduces arfITECTURE, unique cat and dog houses created by top architects and builders that will be auctioned at the event.

This year’s ball will honor event designer David Monn with the Champion of Animals Award. The festivities begin with cocktails at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner and dancing. Tickets start at $750. For more information, visit www.arfhamptons.org.

A Mind Is . . .

The United Negro College Fund will host its seventh annual “A Mind Is . . .” Hamptons Summer Benefit weekend on Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19. The weekend will start on Saturday with a reception and program at a private residence in East Hampton. There will be a VIP reception at 5 PM, followed by dinner at 6 PM.

On Sunday, there will be a brunch at Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton starting at 11 AM.

UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. Funds raised at the Hamptons event will be used for student scholarships on the East End. For tickets to either event, visit www.uncf.org.

Artist & Writers

The annual Artist & Writers celebrity softball game will be held in East Hampton’s Herrick Park on Saturday, August 18. The game starts at 4 PM.

Prior to the game, there is a future artist and writers kid’s clinic at 10:30 AM, a home run challenge at 1 PM, and batting practice from 2 to 3 PM. There is a suggested $10 donation.

Funds raised will support local charities like The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, Phoenix House Academy, The Retreat, and East End Hospice.

Ellen’s Run

The 23rd annual Ellen’s Run 5K to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Centers and Ellen’s Well will be held on Sunday, August 19, in Southampton starting at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. The 5K starts at 9 AM and will wrap up at noon.

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation ensures that no breast cancer patient is turned away from the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment. All services through Ellen’s Well are provided free of charge. For more information or to register, visit www.ellenhermanson.org.

CTREE at Sebonack

Horses Changing Lives, the annual CTREE at Sebonack fundraiser, will be held on Thursday, August 23, at Sebonack Golf Course in Southampton. CTREE, the Center For Therapeutic Riding of the East End, provides therapeutic riding lessons and equine assisted activities to children, young adults, and veterans with disabilities.

The event will be held from 6 to 9 PM. Event chairs are Tami Maines and Diana Shiel. Enjoy cocktails, silent and live auction, and Brazilian bossa nova by Ludmilla Brazil. For tickets and more info, visit www.ctreeny.org.

Box Art Auction

The annual Box Art Auction benefiting East End Hospice will be held on Saturday, August 25, at St. Luke’s Church Hoie Hall in East Hampton. Eighty-five artists take a small, unadorned box and create a unique work of art that is put up for auction. The silent auction will begin at 4:30 PM and the live auction at 5:45 PM. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included in the $75 ticket price.

Leading up to the benefit the boxes can be previewed at Hoie Hall on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23, from 10 AM to 4 PM. On Wednesday, August 22, the public is invited to a meet the artists reception. For tickets and more, info visit www.eeh.org.