Charity news and happenings across the East End

Sweet Charities

Heart Of Springs

The Heart Of Springs gala will be held on Saturday, September 15, on the green at Ashawagh Hall from 5 to 7 PM. Tickets are $100. The attire is fisherman formal. Heart Of Springs’s mission is to promote and celebrate the cultural, historical, and spiritual significance of the Springs Historic District in the Town of East Hampton. Visit www.heartofsprings.org.

Ties & Tales

The Southampton History Museum presents Ties & Tales, a cocktail party with a Jazz Age theme on Saturday, September 15, from 5 to 7 PM. The benefit takes place at the 20-room Rogers Mansion with furnishings and music from the 1920s and 30s. Guests will enjoy an open bar with hors d’oeuvres in the period rooms of the mansion developed during Southampton’s Gilded Age.

The Mansion is managed by the Southampton History Museum, which shares proceeds with the Southampton Animal Shelter, Southampton Village Fire Department, Southampton Village Ambulance Corp, and SYS’s Stages Children Theatre Group. For more info, visit www.southamptonhistory.org.

Operation International

Operation International’s 21st annual Summer Benefit will be held on Saturday, September 22, from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at Laurel Lake Vineyards in Laurel. Funds raised will benefit Team NY’s medical outreach and work at the Rakai Infant and Elementary School Orphanage in Uganda. The event will honor Jack Van De Wetering and Maryellen Spandonis (in memoriam).

Tickets are $125 for individual and $200 for VIP and include dinner, live music, silent auction, and dancing under the stars. VIP tickets include luxury bus service to and from the event. For more info, visit www.operationinternational.org.

Paws on Parade

Paws on Parade is a fun-filled family celebration with the pets in our lives to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter and restoration programs at the Southampton History Museum on Saturday, September 22, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Participants stroll from the Rogers Mansion to the Bathing Corporation beach, a 23-minute walk one way.

St. John’s Church will host its “Blessing of the Animals” and there will be a water station. For more info visit www.southamptonhistory.org.

Breast Cancer Awareness

The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is holding the 20th anniversary “5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness” on Sunday, September 23. The fundraiser takes place at the Riverhead Tanger Outlets. Participants can pre-register or register from 7:30 to 8:45 AM that morning. The walk begins at 9 AM.

The registration fee to participate in the 5K Walk is $25 if paid by September 15 and $30 if paid after that date or on the day of the event. The first 300 entrants will receive an official walk gift bag. Visit www.nycharities.org to register.