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South Fork Bakery

The South Fork Bakery in Sag Harbor is holding a fundraiser to raise money for its 2019 kitchen rental on Wednesday, March 27, starting at 5:30 PM. The bakery empowers adults with special needs through education and employment. For tickets and more info, visit www.southforkbakery.com.

Ladles Of Love

“Ladles of Love,” a fundraiser benefitting the East Hampton and Amagansett food pantries, will be held at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Friday, March 29, from 7 to 11 PM. The goal of the evening will be to raise $40,000, after the organization fell short in its appeal letters.

There will be musical performances from MamaLee, Jettykoon, Lynn Blue Band, Bastards of Boom, Taylor Barton, Bobbi Terzi Originals, and OC/DC. Locals will especially enjoy the first ever Supervisors’ Jam, when East Hampton’s Peter Van Scoyoc and his band, Supe du Jour, and Southampton’s Jay Schneiderman and Friends share the stage.

Dance and delight with catering from Art of Eating, including rice and beans with corn bread. There will additionally be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and merchandise from Polar.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by contacting East Hampton Food Pantry at 631-324-2300.

In The Pink

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation presents its “In The Pink” breast-cancer benefit on Saturday, March 30, from 6:30 to 10 PM at 230 Elm in Southampton. The event will honor Rita Wasserman, a breast cancer survivor, for a lifetime of community service. There will be chef tastings and a live auction with Angela LaGreca serving as auctioneer. Music will be performed by The HooDoo Loungers. For tickets, visit www.ellenhermanson.com.

Hair Of The Dog

Throughout the month of March, the Montauk Brewing Co has pledged to donate 25 percent of all sales of its Tail Ale beer to the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. A closing event titled “Hair of the Dog” will be held on Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 4 PM. There will be a cornhole tournament. The cost is $5 to enter and funds raised will go to the shelter. The event is organized by Nikki on the Daily and sponsored by The Independent and Whalebone Magazine.

Jake’s Rescue Ranch

A fundraiser brunch for Jake’s Rescue Ranch will be held on March 31 from noon to 4 PM at The Mansion at Oyster Bay. There will be a buffet brunch, open bar, raffles, silent auction, and children’s activities. For tickets and more info, visit www.jakesrescueranch.org.

The Big Duck

As part of its “Images of America” series, Arcadia Publishing is releasing the book, “The Big Duck and Eastern Long Island’s Duck Farming Industry.” The Flanders Village Historical Society and Friends of The Big Duck are hosting the first author talk and book signing for the author, Dr. Susan Van Scoy, at the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders, on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 PM. Refreshments will be served.

Madoo In Manhattan

The Madoo Conservancy presents “Enzo Enea: (De)Constructing Paradise” for the sixth annual Madoo in Manhattan Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture. The event will take place on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 PM at a private club in Manhattan, with a reception to follow. Tickets and more information are available at www.madoo.org.

Casino Royal

Two local charities, The Paul Koster Memorial Benefit and Have A Heart Community Trust, present a Casino Royal Masquerade party on Saturday, April 6, at Seasons of Southampton. For more info, call 631-283-3354.

Celebration Of Immigration

Neighbors in Support of Immigrants and Corazon de Maria will sponsor a celebration for the fifth consecutive year at St. Rosalie’s Community Center in Hampton Bays on Sunday, April 7, from 5 to 8 PM. The event supports the contributions of immigrants and the East End’s legacy of being a destination to set down roots and a place that attracts many from all walks of life.

Attendees will enjoy entertainment provided by DJ Terramoto, dancing by the SCC Dancers, Jaime Ruiz and World Salsa, Group Folklorico and TENOCGTITLAN, and drumming with Mila Tina. The admission price is $10, and children under 15 are admitted free.

Winter Blue Cocktail

On Friday, April 13, the Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor will host a cocktail and raffle party from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This celebration will feature a specialty Winter Blue Cocktail, sparkling pink champagne, and bites. Raffle tickets are $5 each, five for $20, and 30 for $100, and tickets for the party are $20. Purchase tickets in advance at www.eastvillehistorical.org or at the door.

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.

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 Association

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 a silent and Chinese auction 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.

jessica@indyeastend.com