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ARF Dog Walk. Independent/Barry Gordon


Operation International

Operation International’s 21st annual Summer Benefit will be held on Saturday, September 22, from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at Laurel Lake Vineyards in Laurel. Funds raised will benefit Team NY’s medical outreach and work at the Rakai Infant and Elementary School Orphanage in Uganda. The event will honor Jack Van De Wetering and Maryellen Spandonis (in memoriam).

Tickets are $125 for individuals and $200 for VIP and include dinner, live music, silent auction, and dancing under the stars. VIP tickets include luxury bus service to and from the event. For more info, visit www.operationinternational.org.

Paws on Parade

Paws on Parade is a fun-filled family celebration with the pets in our lives to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter and restoration programs at the Southampton History Museum on Saturday, September 22, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Participants stroll from the Rogers Mansion to the Bathing Corporation beach, a 23-minute walk one way.

St. John’s Church will host its “Blessing of the Animals” and there will be a water station. For more info, visit www.southamptonhistory.org.

Breast Cancer Awareness

The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is holding the 20th anniversary “5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness” on Sunday, September 23. The fundraiser takes place at the Riverhead Tanger Outlets. Participants can pre-register or register from 7:30 to 8:45 AM that morning. The walk begins at 9 AM.

The registration fee to participate in the 5K Walk is $30. The first 300 entrants will receive an official walk gift bag. Visit www.nycharities.org to register.

Kindness Works 3K

The Kindness Works 3K, a walk to support and celebrate kindness, will be held on Sunday, September 23, starting at 9:30 AM. The walk is held at 111 Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton. Proceeds support Rise Above Social Issues Foundation.

The cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children, and $15 for senior citizens. Day of event is $35 for all participants. Visit www.nancysilberkleit.com to register.

Barking Beauty Pageant

The 2018 Hamptons Barking Beauty Pageant will be held Sunday, September 23, from noon to 4 PM at Dockers Marina and Restaurant in East Quogue, to benefit RSVP Animal Welfare and Rescue Group. The event is a beauty pageant for dogs, complete with Activewear, Glamourwear, and Talent competitions.

In addition to RSVP, this year’s artistic charity is Art Dawg Scholarship Fund, which has a mission of helping aid deserving but underprivileged area art students with their higher educational goals. For tickets, visit http://www.barkingbeautypageant.org.

25th Annual ARF Dog Walk

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will host its annual Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk at Mulford Farm in East Hampton on Saturday, October 6. The walk is a fun family event that promotes responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF from 9 AM to 12 PM, presented by the Corcoran Group.

Mutts, purebreds, and pedigrees are invited to take the two-mile charity walk to the ocean and back to help the animals at the ARF Adoption Center. The morning includes free refreshments, a free T-shirt (artwork by Isaac Mizrahi), free ARF tote bag, free nail clippings for dogs, contests, a dog agility course, and music by noted Hamptons folksinger Sandy Rapp.

Pre-registration starts at $30, and day of the event, it’s $40. Children 13 and under walk free with a registered adult. Visit http://www.arthamptons.org.

Wines & Canines

The Kent Animal Shelter presents the Wines & Canines Run/Walk on Sunday, October 7, from 11 AM to 2 PM at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard. There will be auctions, prizes, food and wine, pets for adoption, and more. The cost is $30 per person. Tickets are available at http://www.kentanimalshelter.com.

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 http://www.shelterislandrun.com for more info.

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