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Hamptons Trunk Show

UJA-Federation of New York’s Hamptons Trunk Show will be held Thursday, August 2, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Bridgehampton Historical Society. The event features designer clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home décor for sale, along with music and refreshments in an elegantly tented outdoor space. Twenty percent of the proceeds of all sales benefit UJA-Federation.

Through UJA-Federation, more than 50,000 donors impact the issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds and responding to crises close to home and far away. Working with a network of hundreds of nonprofits, UJA-Federation extends its reach from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world.

For more info, visit www.ujafedny.org.

Wild At Heart

Veterinarian International presents Wild At Heart on Friday, August 3, from 6:30 to 11:30 PM at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. The event will feature DJ Alexandra Richards, Christie Brinkley and her Bellissima organic sparkling wine, and will honor Dr. Carl Safina. Dr. Sylvia Earle will be presented with an award. Veterinarians International was founded by Sagaponack resident and veterinarian Dr. Scarlett Madga. The event will benefit animal and human health while funding the organization’s programs that advocate for humane treatment and care of animals.

For tickets, visit www.wildatheartbenefit.com.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will hold its 60th Annual Summer Party on Saturday, August 4, at the corner of Wickapogue and Old Town Roads in Southampton. The Catsimatidis Family and The Mosler Family will be honored. Caitlin Diebold will serve as Junior Chair, and Jean and Martin Shafiroff will serve as Presidents Committee Chairs.

The festive evening, beginning at 6:30 PM, will benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, which is the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually.

Sandcastle Contest

The Clamshell Foundation will host its 27th annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, August 4, from 9 AM to 4 PM at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett. The event is presented in memory of Rossetti Perchik, the founder of the foundation. All donations ensure the continuation of the Clamshell Foundation’s events as well as benefit the people, programs, and projects here on the East End. For more info, visit www.clamshellfoundation.org.

The Week of Hope

The Week of Hope launched on July 29 and will continue through Sunday, August 5, in Southampton Village. Thirty local businesses, including Michael Kors, Collette’s Basement, CVS, and the Southampton Chamber of Commerce placed a two-foot-wide yellow statement balloon by their front door to symbolize hope and their commitment to raising awareness for depression and other mental health issues.

The initiative comes in the wake of the suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, as well as local Sag Harbor resident and publicist Jeanine Pepler. Each shocking loss is a reminder that the suicide rate is rising in the U.S. and that depression is a national health epidemic.

“We are proud to participate in the Week of Hope to spark life-saving conversation about mental health,” said Southampton Chamber of Commerce head Karen Connolly. “The yellow balloon represents hope and commitment to changing the staggering statistics that every 12 minutes a person dies by suicide in the U.S.”

The Week of Hope is created by Southampton resident Audrey Gruss’s Hope for Depression Research Foundation, a leading non-profit dedicated to fighting depression through research and education. The Week is supported by Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving, and residents including Lisa Aery, Nona Murphy Collin, Arthur Dunnam, Christine Mack, Jay McInerney, Anne and Jacques Nordeman, and Alicia Owen.

On August 5, the final day of the Week of Hope, Audrey Gruss and Mayor Irving will lead a Walk of Hope and 5K Run around Lake Agawam at 9 PM. Participants will come from all over the tri-state area and beyond to unite as a community and raise awareness in the fight to defeat depression. One hundred percent of proceeds from the walk will fund groundbreaking research into the root causes of depression in the brain and new and better treatments. To sign up, visit the website at www.hopefordepression.org.

Woman of the Year

The Pioneer Chapter of Hadassah will hold its 24th annual “Woman of the Year” fundraiser luncheon on Monday, August 6, at Oceanbleu at the Bath & Tennis Hotel on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach.

This year’s Woman of the Year Award will be presented to philanthropist, activist, and author, Jean Shafiroff.

There will be a fashion installation by Carolina Herrera New York. The $190 ticket price includes a cocktail hour, three-course gourmet kosher lunch, a fashion installation, a goodie bag, and a donation to Hadassah to benefit Hadassah Medical Organization.

Boutiques and silent auction open at 10:30 AM. Raffles will also be sold. The luncheon program starts at 12:30 PM. To purchase tickets and for any further information, call Elisa Greenbaum, 631-288-5705 or email [email protected].

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