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Love Bites

The annual Love Bites event will be held on Saturday, February 29, from 7 to 11 PM at the Bridgehampton Community House. It will benefit Katy’s Courage, a local organization dedicated to supporting education, children’s bereavement support, and pediatric cancer research. The event will include tastings from chef Peter Ambrose, Art of Eating, Bell and Anchor, Bostwicks, The Clubhouse, Green Hill Kitchen, Silver Spoon Specialties, Dreesen’s Donuts, and many others. For tickets and more information, visit www.katyscourage.org.

Katy’s Courage At Buckskill

Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton will also host a benefit for Katy’s Courage, on Sunday, March 1. The event, which starts at 12:15 PM, includes ice skating classes, a skate-a-thon, raffle, and an all-day bake sale, among other activities. For tickets and more info, visit www.katyscourage.org.

Grapes Of Roth

A Wölffer Wine Dinner, Grapes of Roth, benefiting Fighting Chance will be held on Sunday, March 1, from 6 to 9 PM at Wölffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor. The dinner will be hosted by winemaker Roman Roth. Enjoy wine pairings and a four-course meal prepared by chef Michael Rozino. Fighting Chance is America’s oldest and largest free cancer counseling center. The cost is $162.71 per person, which includes service charge and taxes. Find out more at www.wolffer.com.

Jeep Raffle

The Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary is raffling a 2020 Jeep Compass or $15,000 cash. Tickets are $50 and the drawing will be held on Tuesday, May 19. Visit www.elih.stonybrookmedicine.edu/carraffle.

Italian Night Dinner

The Rotary Club of Southold will host an Italian Night Dinner on Monday, March 9, from noon to 8 PM at Touch of Venice in Cutchogue. All proceeds will benefit community projects. A donation of $25 will include your choice of four gourmet pasta entrees. Visit www.eventbrite.com for tickets.

Academy Of The Arts

Guild Hall in East Hampton has named the recipients of the 35th Academy of the Arts Achievement Awards. This year’s honorees are Barry Sonnenfeld for Performing Arts, Dorothea Rockburne for Visual Arts, and Salman Rushdie for Literary Arts. Ted Hartley will receive the Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropy.

The awards ceremony will be held during a benefit dinner on Tuesday, March 3, at The Rainbow Room in New York City. For more information, visit www.guildhall.org.

Empty Bowls

The annual Empty Bowls benefit for Project MOST after school and summer learning program will be held at the American Legion in Amagansett on Sunday, March 8, from noon to 3 PM. The event will feature 25 local chefs creating 25 delicious soups. Entrance buys you all the soup you can devour. For more info, visit www.projectmost.org.

Stars Of Stony Brook

Stony Brook Foundation will honor pioneering former faculty member Dr. Barry Coller, Hon.’03 and art historian/educator Bobbi Coller, PhD, at its annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala, Wednesday, March 11, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. This year’s celebration will recognize the Collers for their remarkable 43 years of service to Stony Brook and their myriad career accomplishments in the fields of education, medical research, and the arts. The husband and wife team were instrumental in establishing the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center endowment.

Since its inception in 2000, the Stony Brook Foundation’s Stars of Stony Brook Gala has raised more than $37 million to support student scholarships and $22 million for academic programs of excellence.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.stonybrook.edu/gala.

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