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Family Service League

Family Service League presents its Summer Gala on Friday, July 13, from 7 to 11 PM at Oceanbleu at Westhampton Bath & Tennis.

Join for an exciting evening, which includes a special paddle fundraising opportunity to support Family Service League’s children’s programs. FSL delivers tangible help and crisis intervention across a broad spectrum of areas including mental health, drug, and alcohol treatment, suicide prevention, homelessness, job training, education, and counseling services. Visit www.fsl-li.org for more info.

BNB Hamptons Youth Triathlon

The BNB Hamptons Youth Triathlon to benefit i-tri, presented by Hampton Jitney and Farrell Fritz, takes place at Long Beach in Sag Harbor on Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 AM. This youth distance triathlon, designed specifically with safety in mind, challenges youth ages 10 to 17 with a 300-yard swim, seven-mile bike, and 1.5-mile run.

The Hamptons Youth Triathlon is one of the only youth triathlons on Long Island that features an open water swim. The bike route takes riders on a mostly flat course on wide roads with designated bike lanes and the run is a down and back on a closed course. Register at www.itrigirls.org on the race tab. In person registration opens at Long Beach at 6:30 AM.

Lobster Bake

The Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society will hold its annual lobster bake benefit on Saturday, July 14, from 6 to 8:30 PM at the station, now a museum, at 160 Atlantic Avenue, just a few steps from Atlantic Avenue Beach. A traditional lobster bake will be served, which will include lobsters, barbecued chicken, clams, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes, field greens, and dessert. There will also be live music.

Tickets cost $150 per person for adults and $75 for children 12 and younger. They can be bought on the station’s website, www.amagansett.org, or at Amagansett Wine & Spirits on Main Street.

SoFo Gala

The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, presents its 29th Annual Summer Gala Benefit on Saturday, July 14, to benefit educational and environmental programming and initiatives at the museum.

The event will honor Courtney Ross, founder of the Ross Institute, Ross School, and the Ross Learning System; Don Church, President of Global Wildlife Conservation; and Russell Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer of GWC. Chairs are Sammi and Scott Seltzer, and Patsy and Jeff Tarr, with co-hosts Leslie Clarke, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Debra Halpert.

A VIP cocktail reception will be held from 6 to 7 PM featuring a special tasting menu created and presented by acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs. A main reception will follow and include an honoree presentation, a buffet dinner catered by Elegant Affairs Catering, a live and silent auction, and dancing with The Nancy Atlas Project Band from 7 to 10 PM. Visit www.sofo.org/summer-gala.

Hamptons Happening

The 14th Annual Hamptons Happening benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will happen on Saturday, July 14. Taking place on the estate of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, The Hamptons Happening is one of the Hamptons’ most anticipated summer benefits and will once again feature tastings from some of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons.

The event will be hosted by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge and will honor Chef Matt Lambert, executive chef and co-owner of The Musket Room, Michelin Star Recipient; Ramy Brook Sharp, founder and Creative Director of Ramy Brook; and Joe Farrell, founder and President of Farrell Building Company. The Hamptons Happening is chaired by event co-founder Marion Waxman, Sponsorship Chair Karen Amster-Young, and Journal Chair Erica Linden-Fineberg.

Drawing on average 300 guests, the event will again feature silent and live auctions and will take place under a tent on the stunning 15-acre Bridgehampton property. The benefit is a scrumptious celebration of New York’s finest cuisine, personally presented by the top chefs of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. Guests indulge their appetites for the savory and the sweet, mix and mingle, bid on exciting auction items, and dance, all the while collaborating to fund the quest for a cure for cancer.

For tickets, visit www.waxmancancer.org.

Wild Night For Wildlife

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge presents its 12th annual Wild Night For Wildlife on Saturday, July 14, at 7 PM. The event will be held at the refuge and will honor Anthony Bonner. Enjoy wildlife, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and music by Noiz. Visit www.quoguewildliferefuge.org for tickets and more info.

Hamptons Tea Dance

Join The LGBT Community Center, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center for the annual Hamptons Tea Dance, to be held on Saturday, July 14, at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill from 4 to 8 PM. For tickets, visit www.hamptonsteadance.org.

Chicken BBQ

Old Steeple’s popular Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday, July 14, from 5 to 7 PM, rain or shine, at the Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue. The menu includes chicken, potato, coleslaw, corn on the cob, and watermelon. Tickets are $20. To get yours, call Jean at 631-722-4171.

One Ocean

The Surfrider Foundation presents its One Ocean fundraiser for clean water and healthy beaches on Saturday, July 14, at 6 PM in Montauk. For more info, visit www.surfrider.org.

Midsummer Party

Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents its annual Midsummer Party on Saturday, July 14, starting at 6:30 PM. This year’s event honors Parrish Trustee Chad Leat and artist Keith Sonnier. For more info, visit www.parrishart.org.

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