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ARF Holiday Pet Adoptions

Join the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons for a holiday cat and dog adoption event at Lexus of Smithtown, 700 Middle Country Road in St. James, on Friday, November 29, from 11 AM until 4 PM. Cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies will be hoping for a home just in time for the holidays. Free admission for the whole family. Adoption fees apply. If you have a dog at home and are interested in adopting another, bring it with you for a mandatory meet and greet. All ARF animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated to their age limit. For more information, contact adoptions@arfhamptons.org.

HEART Equine Ambulances

The Hampton Classic has planned a benefit for the HEART Equine Ambulances. On Tuesday, December 3, join at Marders Gallery Barn in Bridgehampton for a Trivia Night. Enjoy a light dinner and refreshments while testing your trivia knowledge to win Hampton Classic ribbons and other swag. Teams will consist of two to six members. A minimum donation of $40/person is required. Pre-register by emailing reyna@hamptonclassic.com, or, just head on over. The event will run from 6 to 8 PM. The HEART Equine Ambulances provides emergency transport of horses that become ill or injured at horse shows around the country.

Paul Drum Life

The Paul Drum Life Experience Project presents its first annual Gingerbread Contest. Participants are asked to create and donate a gingerbread house to be entered into a competition for blue ribbons and bragging rights. The structures will then be auctioned off on December 7. Any imaginative building, historic structure, seaworthy vessel, barn, farm stand, lighthouse, or flight of fancy constructed by individuals, local businesses, or groups are acceptable. Both professionals and amateurs are welcome. There is no cost to enter.

There will be a gallery viewing of the gingerbread creations on Friday, December 6, from 6 to 8 PM and Saturday, December 7, from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Greenport Fire Department Community Room. The viewings will include a silent auction, with proceeds to benefit the PDLEP’s 2020 season of free educational children’s programming. Visit www.pauldrumlifeexperienceproject.org.

Maureen’s Haven

Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach will host its second annual winter benefit at Seasons of Southampton on Saturday, December 7, at 6 PM. There will be small bites, wine or beer, dancing, and auction items. Tickets are $50 per person. Visit www.2019winterbenefit.bpt.me.

Lighting Of The Vines

The 10th annual Wölffer Lighting of the Vines, which will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 6 to 8 PM, will include a charity wreath auction to benefit The Retreat, a shelter for domestic abuse victims. The wreaths are designed by community artists, designers, and celebrities. Enjoy locally-sourced hors d’oeuvres, wine, and more as 15,000 lights illuminate Wölffer’s vines.

Topping Rose Holiday

The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center presents its fifth annual Topping Rose House Holiday Dinner on Saturday, December 14, at 6:30 PM. There will be cocktails and a silent auction in the barn followed by dinner in the studio. Tickets start at $200. To reserve, visit www.bhccrc.org.

Warm Clothes Drive

Hamptons North Fork Realtors Association is holding a warm clothes drive. Give your gently used coats and other winter wear (scarves, gloves, mittens, boots, shoes, socks, pants) new life by donating them to children and families in need on the North Fork and South Fork. Put the gently used and clean clothes in a box or plastic bag and call the HANFRA office at 631-734-8310 or email Richard Stauffer at info@hanfra.com to arrange for a pick-up at your home or office. The drive is being held through January 31. All coats and other outerwear will be donated to local charities such as Community Action for Southold Town and Maureen’s Haven.

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