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Land & Sea Gala

The 30th annual East End Maritime Festival kicks off Friday, September 20, with the Land & Sea Gala at 6:30 PM. The benefit is held at Greenport Yacht & Ship Building Co., and features a taste of local fare, along with wine and craft beer. This pre-festival cocktail party supports the programs of the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation.

The festival continues across Greenport Village on Saturday, September 21, from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, September 22, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Highlights include a parade on Saturday morning, music and dancing in Mitchell Park & Marina, and a host of vendors and family-friendly activities.

Cocktails For The Cause

The Southampton Chamber of Commerce will host “Cocktails for the Cause,” a benefit for the new headquarters of the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance, at the Southampton Arts Center on Friday, September 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Junior tickets are $50, while individual tickets are $75. For more information visit www.villageems.org/NewHQ.

Operation International

Operation International, a nonprofit medical mission organization based in Southampton, will host its 22nd Annual September Benefit, which will be held on Saturday, September 28, from 6:30 to 11 PM at the Laurel Lake Vineyards, located in Laurel. All donations will benefit medical outreach and continued work to improve the living conditions in Bolivia and at the Rakai Infant & Elementary School Orphanage in Uganda. The event will feature dancing under the stars with That Motown Band, dinner, a full bar, and live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $150 for a Single Ticket, $250 for a Couple Ticket, and $1200 for a 10-person table. Tickets can be purchased at www.operationinternational.org.

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