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Wednesday, October 23

Lincoln’s New York City Funeral

Richard Sloan, a long time Long Island resident, and a student of the Lincoln Assassination will present his popular slide show/lecture, “You Are There at Lincoln’s New York City Funeral” at the Massapequa Bar Harbour Library, 40 Harbor Ln. at 1 p.m. After his assassination, the martyred president’s remains were taken to a dozen cities in the course of the long journey from Washington to Springfield, Illinois, where he was finally laid to rest. The stop in New York City brought about the country’s largest outpouring of grief. With the help of period photographs, woodcuts and music, Mr. Sloan magically takes the audience back in time and makes them feel as though they are actually watching this great event unfold.


Wednesday, October 30

Art Workshop

The Massapequa Public Library presents a workshop for painters with some prior experience using oils and acrylics. Beginners can paint using oil pastels, regular pastels or colored pencils (supply list for beginners provided at first class). Mixed media also included for consideration. Workshop may include portraits, still life, teacher’s reference materials or your photographs. Class size is limited -- $55 due at registration. Additional $5 per person for each model sitting may be required. No refunds unless class is cancelled. For more information, contact Jody Brower at 516-799-0770.

Active Parenting of Teens: Families In Action

In today’s society where children seem to grow up overnight and they are faced with making decisions about drugs, sexuality and violence before they understand the consequences, it’s so important that parents and teens build strong relationships and learn skills to handle the challenges that lie ahead. This is a six session family program developed around the premise that parents and teens are more likely to learn successfully when they learn together. The program is designed to break down barriers of communication, promote cooperation and address challenges head on. Teens and parents will spend part of the time in separate groups learning complementary skills and then come together for discussion of the skills learned. YES Community Counseling Center will be conducting the program beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for six sessions at the YES office at 75 Grand Ave. in Massapequa. The fee for the six week program is $120. To register or for more information, contact Kathleen Coletta, at YES Community Counseling Center at 516-799-3203.


Saturday, November 2

The Rundead

Special Olympics New York presents this fun way to raise money for a good cause. The Rundead is a 5k trail run through Brady Park in Massapequa Park starting at 8:30 a.m. where runners must escape hungry zombies. Each runner will start off with a flag belt and three flags. These flags represent your lifelines. Zombies throughout the course will be attempting to take these one at a time. If you lose all three, your dead and the zombies have won. Health stations will be scattered throughout the course. If you choose to make a stop and receive a time penalty, you can gain another lifeline. Use speed, strategy… whatever it takes to keep your flags. If you finish the race with at least one, you have survived. If zombies have taken all your flags you can complete the race but you wont be eligible for awards. Join up for this wild new event. You can sign up as a zombie or a runner, so there’s something for everyone. Log onto 2013rUNDEAD.kintera.orgt/BradyPark to register.


Sunday, November 3

Jewish Genealogy 101

Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island for the 23rd annual family history workshop, “Jewish Genealogy 101: Four Hours to Your Family Roots,” at the Mid-Island Y JCC at 45 Manetto Hill Rd. The workshop is  is a half-day course on sources and strategies essential for Jewish Genealogy research and is recommended both for beginners and for family historians who want to brush up or expand their skills. Cost is $45 per person ($55 after Oct. 27). Attendees receive a copy of the workshop manual. A light lunch, bagels and spreads, coffee and cake, will be served. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.jgsli.org.


Thursday, November 7

Bridal Charity Auction

Bayview Florist & Montage and YES Community Counseling Center proudly present a Bridal and Gown Charity Auction at Bayview Florist, 4736 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa Park, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be an extraordinary opportunity to bid on and purchase a Nicole Miller gown at a fraction of the original price. Select styles in sample sizes 2-12 will be available and may be tried on. Champagne and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact YES Community Counseling Center at 516-799-3203. RSVP by November 1 to reserve a spot. All funds raised at the charity auction will be donated to YES Community Counseling Center to benefit the youth and families of our community.


Sunday, November 10

Temple Sinai’s Holiday Fair

Temple Sinai of Massapequa will be holding it’s 1st Annual holiday/vendor fair on Nov 10, at 270 Clocks Ave. starting at 10 a.m. They will have more than 30 vendors including Arbonne, Cookie Lee, Madison Handbags, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Touchstone Crystals & Tupperware. Plus a variety of vendors selling specialty & handmade items such as soy candles, handmade jewelry, afghans, scarves, hair accessories, needlepointed items, light up wine bottles, sports items, homemade chocolates, electronic accessories and much more. Raffles & 50/50 drawing. Come donate your hair to Locks of Love and give a special gift to someone in need this holiday season.


Sunday, November 17

Changing the Ch’i in Your Life

Internationally recognized Feng Shui author, educator and consultant William Spear presents “Changing the Ch’i in Your Life: The Inner Bagua of Feng Shui” at the BTE Center for Conscious Living at Nassau Hall, 1864 Muttontown Rd. In this full day presentation, Spear will expand beyond linear layouts, “Dos and Don’ts,” wind chimes and water fountains, to offer a deeper understanding of the energetics and flow of Ch’i in interior and exterior spaces as well as our human nature. This lecture is geared to holistic health, spirituality, feng shui and design enthusiasts, as well as the seasoned feng shui practitioner. Join a movement to impact the greater good by promoting positive change in your life and in our world.


Saturday, November 23

Turkey Trot

The 4th Annual Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Brady Park. The youth fun run will start at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk will start at 9 a.m. There is a stroller division too. This race benefits YES Community Counseling Center. Help raise funds to continue the fight to increase awareness, prevent and treat drug use and abuse and promote healthy families and a safe community. All details are at www.massapequaturkeytrot.com.