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We'll be publishing The Weekender every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer. Got an event you think readers need to know about? Email us!

CHARITY GAME (Herrick Park, East Hampton)
Saturday, August 17, 2PM, Suggested donation $10
The 65th annual Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game benefits the East End Hospice, East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, Phoenix House Adolescent Center in Wainscott and The Retreat.

CHARITY RUN (Parrish Memorial Hall, Southampton Hospital)
Sunday, August 18, 9AM-11AM; $30 pre-reg, $40 day of
Ellen's Run benefits the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which serves breast cancer patients on the East End of Long Island.

BENEFIT (Southampton Hospital, Wickapogue and Old Town Roads, Southampton)
Saturday, August 17, 7-10PM, $300
The first Annual Pink Apron Party to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Foundation. Headlining the party are celebrity hosts Emma Stone, Kelly Klein, Steven Klein, and Nacho Figueras; honorary chairs Christie Brinkley, B. Smith and Dan Gasby; celebrity chef chair Alex Guarnaschelli and celebrity chef host and MC Anne Burrell. The night will include cocktails, a DJ and dancing, silent and live auction, and food prepared by the Pink Apron's Kitchen Cabinet of 21 female chefs.

CHARITY SUP (Havens Beach, Sag Harbor)
Saturday, August 17, 8AM, $75
The charity SUP race Paddle for Pink, benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, will take place in beautiful Noyac Bay. This is a World Paddle Association National Qualifying Race, with a 3 and 6-mile course in 4 classes.

BENEFIT (Residence of Lisa And Richard Perry, North Haven)
Saturday, August 17, 6:30PM
A sunset Party for Pink will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with live music by Tom Curren and Brendan Fallis. Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece will be special guests, and Aerin Lauder, Donna Karan, Katie Lee and Carolyn Murphy are also expected.

CONCERT (Montauk Beach House, 55 South Elmwood Avenue, Montauk)
Saturday, August 17, noon-7PM, free (must RSVP)
Sound Waves @ The House, the summer fashion & music series, continues with Andy Rourke (bassist for the Smiths), Until the Ribbon Breaks, and Bridget Marie.

CHARITY DOG WALK (Village Green, Westhampton Beach)
Saturday, August 17, 8AM, $25
Walkers will enjoy free food, drinks, music, giveaways, and more until 11AM at the Green. When walkers register in advance they receive a free Love on a Leash Walk t-shirt and special treats. Funds raised from the event will offset the cost of the life altering veterinary care, behavioral training, food and shelter that Bideawee provides the animals in their adoption facilities awaiting forever homes.

PERFORMANCE (Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton)
Saturday, August 17, 8PM, $100-$38
Laurie Anderson is one of the most seminal artists of our time. Her genre-crossing work encompasses performance, film, music, installation, writing, photography and sculpture.

CONCERT (Solé East, 90 Second House Road, Montauk)
Saturday, August 17, 6:30PM, free
American synthpop duo Holy Ghost will play poolside. The Brooklyn-based duo, Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, landed on the scene in 2007 and have been performing techno-inspired music ever since. This is part of the Summer Concert Series at The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East.

ART OPENING (Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery, 25425 Main Road, Cutchogue)
Friday, August 16, 6-8PM, free
Photo-Technic features works of different photographic techniques from two photographers, Dave Burns, who will be exhibiting infrared images of Serengeti wildlife and landscapes from his safaris in Tanzania, and Gerry Giliberti, who will be exhibiting prints of still lifes and flora created with the alternative processes of lumen and solar plate printing.