This weekend brings a trio of benefits to Southampton Village to aid various causes.
It starts Friday with "," a benefit for Your Day Away, a nonprofit that exists to support parents of special-needs children and offer them respite. The money raised at the event will stay on Long Island, according to the organizers.
David Rattiner of ,, Claire Walla of , Michael Wright of and Drew Beebe and Cassie Spreitzer of Plum TV have been taking dancing lessons with and will show off their new moves at the event at from 7 to 10 p.m.
Tickets include an open beer and wine bar, hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, music by DJ Chris and dancing.
Then on Saturday, it's "," a casino night put on by The Paul Koster Memorial Benefit and Have A Heart Community Trust.
"All proceeds go to helping people in our community achieve success in reaching their goals of furthering their education, assisting individuals and families achieve sustainable independence, providing financial resources, food, medical services and supplies, as well as direct emergency relief to our neighbors, and assisting select organizations and community service programs, as well as awarding $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates," according to the organizers.
There will be music, dancing and open bar and live, silent and Chinese auctions, from 7 to 11 p.m. at .
Admission is $60 . Each guest receives $100 in casino chips to play the games.
Sunday afternoon, its the second annual "" at , a fashion show with mother-daughter duos on the catwalk modeling fashions from area boutiques.
The event is being held to raise money for the Flying Point Foundation of Autism, founded in 2008 by Water Mill resident Kim Covell. "The parent of a son with autism, Kim started the FPF for the purpose of creating and supporting activities that will enrich the lives of children with autism," according to the foundation's website. Programs include a summer camp for children with autism alongside their typically developing peers.
The event begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, starting with a red carpet entrance and photo opportunity for all guests.
Models include teacher Diane Guida and daughter Carly, teacher Cathy Tyler modeling with her daughter Marley, and Southampton teacher Kristen Costa, speech therapist Lindsey Dargan, Southampton High School student Emily Quatroche and mother Mary Quatroche, owner Erin Hattrick Meaney modeling with daughters Grace and Shea, and Elaine Kreymborg and daughter Julie.
Among the boutiques providing the fashions are , , , Therapy, Bean to Tween, Smith’s, , , , , and Women’s, Ava’s and Aunt Suzie’s, all based in Southampton. is donating the hair and makeup services for all the models.
Tickets, which are only available in advance, are $60 for adults and $35 for those 17 and younger. Admission includes dinner. Call 631-466-4213 or visit www.fpf4autism.org.