The Giving Post: Help out a companion dog

07/13/2014 1:50 PM |
Moats is the newest Canine Companions for Independence puppy. The organization is hosting a fundraiser at Martha Clara Vineyards July 31. (Credit: Eileen Benthal)

Moats is the newest Canine Companions for Independence puppy. The organization is hosting a fundraiser at Martha Clara Vineyards July 31. (Credit: Eileen Benthal)

Help out a companion dog

A fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence will be held July 31 at 7 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead. Tickets for “Wine and Noses” cost $60 each and include a glass of wine, appetizers from Grace and Grit, your choice of entree from either the North Fork or Roaming Fork food trucks and dessert from North Fork Table & Inn. The event will also feature raffles and presentations about CCI programs. To buy tickets, visit atcci.org/LIWineAndNoses or call Eileen at 631-833-1897.

Cruise for Joey

Claudio’s Clam Bar & Wharf in Greenport will host its East End Restaurant Employee Gala Monday, July 14. The fifth annual event will benefit the Lt. Joe Theinert Scholarship Fund, which was established by the Shelter Island resident’s family after he was killed in action during combat operations in Afghanistan June 4, 2010.

The charity awards scholarships in memory of Lt. Theinert and provides support for organizations that enrich the lives of active and veteran United States service members, their dependents, caregivers and Gold Star families. Scholarships are awarded at Shelter Island, Mattituck and Sag Harbor high schools.

The highlight of the fundraiser is the round-trip “Cruise to Claudio’s” from South Ferry in Shelter Island to Claudio’s Clam Bar aboard a boat named for Lt. Theinert. Tickets cost $100 and include signature cocktails, seasonal bites, music and a “We Remember Joey” tee-shirt. To purchase, visit josephjtheinertmemorialfund.org. The ferry will depart from Shelter Island at 6 p.m. and return to Shelter Island by 11 p.m.

That same evening, South Florida’s top band, Wonderama, will perform on the dock of Claudio’s Clam Bar. A $15 donation upon entry is required. Dock festivities will take place from 7 to 11 p.m.

Kickoff breakfast for cancer walks

A kickoff breakfast for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks will be held at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.

The walks, which raise money for the American Cancer Society, will take place Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Dowling College Brookhaven Campus and Sunday, Oct. 19, at Jones Beach State Park. For more information, visit http://makingstrideswalk.org/longisland.

Chinese auction in Southold

A Chinese auction will take place at the Southold American Legion at noon July 26 to benefit the APS (autoimmune polyglandular syndrome) Type 1 Grant Fund. The event is being organized by Cathie Dunn of Jeni’s Main Street Grill in Southold in honor of her nephew. More than 100 baskets will be auctioned off. For more information about the disease, visit apstype1.org or call 631-751-3732.