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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.

Our Fabulous Variety Show

An evening of raising funds for Our Fabulous Variety Show will be held on Saturday, February 29, at 6:30 PM, at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. There will be fabulous drag queen divas RaffaShow and Naomi; singer Lucy Caracappa; Anita Boyer, Kasia Klimiuk and Joe Pallister of the improv team Glitter Robot; and more.

Auction items include prizes from the Hamptons Film Festival, Sag Harbor Inn, Chef Damien O’Donnell of Harbor Bistro, Smokin’ Wolf, John Pappas, Hamptons Princesses, WHB Performing Arts Center, Hampton Coffee, and more. For tickets, visit www.ovationtix.com.

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.

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.

City Fête

The Children’s Museum of the East End is headed to restaurateur Laurent Tourondel’s event space, SECOND., for “a festive night out for grownups” on Tuesday, March 3, at 6:30 PM. The City Fête marks the museum’s first fundraising foray into Manhattan in more than three years.

Celebrating the contributions of longtime museum trustees and supporters Aima Raza and Agha Kahn and Wednesday Martin and Joel Moser and the support of J.P. Morgan Private Bank, the event is curated to convey the type of “playful experience” CMEE promotes in its mission.

All proceeds from the evening will support the museum’s educational outreach efforts throughout the East End community. Individual tickets for the City Fête begin at $375. Visit www.cmee.org.

Rock The Retreat

Rock The Retreat to benefit The Retreat will be held at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Thursday, March 5, at 7 PM. There will be music by Jay Schneiderman & Friends, The Rum Hill Rockers, and Sup de Jour with Peter van Scoyoc. Tickets are $25 or $30 at the door. The Retreat supports victims of domestic abuse. Visit www.theretreatinc.org.

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.

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