Charity news and happenings across the East End

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Golf Outing
Guild Hall hosts its annual Maidstone Club Golf Outing on Thursday, October 11, from 11 AM to 8 PM. Golf at the historic, oceanfront Maidstone Club in East Hampton. The outing begins with registration and practice. At noon, lunch will be served on the Clubhouse veranda overlooking the ocean, followed by a 1 PM shotgun start to the tournament. Afterward, golfers enjoy cocktails on the Clubhouse veranda, followed by dinner and awards. For more information, contact Kristen Lee Curcie at kcurcie@guildhall.org or 631-324-0806 ext. 24.

Hamptons Ride And Wine
Hamptons Ride and Wine, founded by i-tri board member and professional triathlete Sarah Piampiano, will offer a choice of a 25-mile or 60-mile group ride followed by a picnic lunch and wine tasting at Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton on Saturday, October 13. The event is open to all. The group ride begins at 8:30 AM. For tickets, log onto www.itrigirls.org.

Jelly Strong
The Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead presents Jelly Strong “Think Pink” Weekend on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, from 10 AM to 5 PM in honor of Jelly the River Otter, who successfully overcame breast cancer. Guests who wear pink will receive 20 percent off admission. Keychains and buttons will be sold featuring Jelly, with proceeds being donated to the North Fork Breast Health Coalition. You can visit Jelly, along with her son Stark, at the Otter Falls exhibit.

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.

Real Men Wear Pink
This year’s Real Men Wear Pink cocktail party will be held at The Clubhouse at 175 Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton on Saturday, October 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. In loving memory of Teresa Montant, Cecilia Avallone Babinski, and Karin Anderson, the event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and a silent auction. Money raised will benefit The Coalition for Women’s Cancers, Lucia’s Angels, and the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Ellen Hermanson Foundation.

Tickets are $100. Contact 631-324-0803.

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 for three consecutive Wednesdays from October 10 through 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.