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Project MOST

The Complete Unknowns will perform at a fundraiser at The Clubhouse in East Hampton for the Project MOST afterschool program on Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children at the door. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, cash bar with happy hour pricing, and 20 percent off dinner.

ARF Adoption Event

Join the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons on Saturday, April 27, for a cat and dog adoption event at the Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead (near West Elm/Pottery Barn) from 11 AM to 4 PM. All ARF animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated to age limit. If you are looking to adopt a dog, and have another one at home, bring them for a meet and greet. For more information, visit www.arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400.

Historical Society Event

“Hats on for the Lyzon!” an event benefiting the Hampton Bays Historical Society, will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 4:30 PM at the Lyzon Hat Shop Museum in Hampton Bays.

Watch the Kentucky Derby live under a tent with friends and neighbors, while enjoying food and drinks from The Golden Pear. Live music will be performed by Ken Ellis. Festive hats and bowties are encouraged.

Tickets cost $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. Tickets can be purchase on the website, www.hbhps.org, or by calling 631-728-0887.

ARF Alumni Reunion

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in Wainscott has planned a special morning of fun-filled activities and goodies for you and your pets on Saturday, May 4, for the ARF Alumni Reunion/Pet Celebration Day, from 10 AM to noon.

Dogs can sample Ollie Dog Food and organic dog treats from Fetching Fields. You can even spin the wheel with Solid Gold to win a free bag of America’s first natural and holistic pet food. There’s also an agility course with Matthew Posnick, low cost vaccines, and “Ask the Animal Behaviorist” with Dr. Barbara Pezzanite.

Humans can enjoy Hampton Coffee Company coffee and Dreesen’s Donuts. Pups can win prizes in the dog agility and obedience competitions. Learn about hydrotherapy, therapeutic massage, reiki, and cold laser therapy for dogs with Randy Handwerger. There will also be a plant sale with landscaper, designer, and consultant Anita Cheikin Heiser to benefit ARF.

At the event, The Independent will announce the winner of our “Cutest Dog Contest.” RSVP to [email protected]. Admission is free.

Disability Associates

East End Disability Associates presents its gala on Friday, May 10, at The Muses in Southampton. The event begins at 6 PM. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and Chinese auctions, dinner, and dancing. Visit www.eed-a.org for more info.

Paws In The Park

The Southampton Animal Shelter will host its third annual fundraising dog walk and picnic, Paws In The Park, on Saturday, May 18, from 11 AM to 3 PM at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays.

All are welcome to join for a family day of fun, shopping, dancing, and lots of prizes and goodie bags. Music will be provided by a local DJ, food supplied by food trucks, and local vendors for shopping. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for picnicking. All proceeds from the event support the care and feeding of the animals under the shelter’s care.

For more info, visit www.southamptonanimalshelter.com.

Northwell Health Walk

Northwell Health Walk at East End will be held Sunday, May 19, at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead. Registration opens at 8:30 AM and the walk begins at 10 AM. Funds raised will go toward cardiac care and the Breast Cancer Hardship fund through the cancer services department. Women in the community use these resources to help with utilities and rent while in treatment.

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