Charity news and happenings across the East End

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Pet Philanthropy Circle

Pet Philanthropy Circle presents its Pet Hero Awards sixth anniversary ceremony on Friday, October 19, at Gotham Hall in New York City. Join honorary chair Naomi Judd along with co-hosts David Frei and Jewel Morris. Terri, Bindi, and Robert Irwin will be receiving the Inaugural Humanitarian Family of the Year Award for their tireless commitment to saving animals across the globe. The Pet Hero Awards showcase outstanding contributions inspiring everyone to become involved in defending the rights of animals. Visit www.PetCircle.org/Tickets.

Shelter Island 5K

The 19th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 11 AM. The race is held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and supports the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Southampton Hospital, and Lucia’s Angels. All proceeds go directly to patient care via these local breast health organizations. The beautiful and scenic 5K course starts on a tree-lined street with stunning fall foliage and finishes along the beautiful Crescent Beach. Visit www.shelterislandrun.com for more info.

Sag Wag N’ Walk

The Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps presents the Sag Wag N’ Walk dog walk on Sunday, October 21, at 9 AM at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. Pre-register by emailing sagwagandwalk@gmail.com. The cost is $20; day of registration is $25. There will be pooch activities following the walk at Havens Beach.

Girls Night Out

Gurney’s Montauk presents its annual Girls Night Out benefit on November 16. The event benefits The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. Enjoy wine and cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, spa pampering, dancing, psychic readings, and more. Tickets start at $45. Visit www.gurneysresorts.com.

Long Island Sound Chorus

The Long Island Sound Chorus will host its 2018 Membership Drive on Wednesdays from October 17 and October 24 from 7 to 10 PM. Free vocal lessons will be given. The chorus meets at Anderson Warner Hall in Hampton Bays. For more information, call Thea at 631-267-6502 or visit www.longislandsoundchorus.org.

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