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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saturday, March 2

Midway Movies: The Help

Monday, March 4

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner And Auction

Sunday, March 10


Saturday, March 2

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Enjoy a wonderful evening, filled with Irish music by Martin Flynn, food provided by Kasey’s Kitchen & Cocktails of Rockville Centre and fantastic raffles at the ACDS Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. at the St. Agnes Parish Center, located at 99 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre. The event benefits ACDS in Plainview, one of Long Island’s leading service providers for children and adults with Down syndrome, autism and other developmental disabilities.$50 per person, 21 and over, includes buffet dinner and open bar. For more information visit www.acds.org or call Laurie at 933-4700, ext. 124.


Monday, March 4

Midway Movies: The Help

Monday Night at the Midway Movies is one of Midway Jewish Center’s finest Adult Education programs, though it doesn’t quite feel like one. People gather not just to watch great movies, but also to view and review them with Jewish eyes. What are the themes that run through these movies and how do they relate to Jewish values? Alternatively, what values might they actually violate? All films are shown at 7:30 p.m., with English subtitles for anyone with listening challenges. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The Help, set in the 1960’s, tells the story of what working for a white family would look like if told from the perspective of the black maid. PG-13, 146 minutes.

Free Pet Lecture

Pet owners are invited to attend a free lecture on Monday, March 4 at 7:45 p.m. by pharmacist Paul Schimel entitled “Simplifying Your Pets’ Medication Needs.” The lecture is hosted by Long Island Cat Fanciers, Inc. and will be held at Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, located at 7900 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury; there will be free refreshments. For more information, call 1-631-277-3844.


Sunday, March 10

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner And Auction

Last Hope Animal Rescue is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Auction on Sunday, March 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Mulcahy’s Pub, 3232 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh 11793. Tickets are $60 per person. Dinner includes salad, main course and dessert. (Beer/wine/soda, coffee and tea included.) Please join Last Hope Animal Rescue for a fun-filled evening featuring a 50/50 “Pot of Gold,” plus live and Chinese auctions. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s foster dogs and cats plus community outreach programs such as Fix-A-Feral. For more information, call 631-425-1884; contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.


Monday, March 11

Midway Movies: Romantics Anonymous

Can shyness be pathological? Emotions Anonymous helps people work through their emotional challenges so that they, like others, may take their next steps in life free of anxiety or oversensitivity. This comedy treats a serious subject with great love, and raises all sorts of issues as to how much we shortchange ourselves due to our own fears and anxieties. Not rated, 80 minutes, in French with English subtitles at 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 14

Reach For The Stars Fundraiser

The Friends of Brookville Center for Children’s Services will hold its annual “Reach for the Stars” dinner to benefit its specialized Autism Program on Thursday, March 14. The autism program is a year-round program located on AHRC Nassau’s Brookville campus. The program provides children an individualized education that takes into account each child’s strengths as well as skill deficits, and teaches the skills needed to increase their ability to communicate and function independently. The event features a silent auction, dinner and dancing and will take place at 7 p.m. at The Inn at New Hyde Park. Tickets are $150 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit: www.ahrcfoundation.org/reachforthestars.


Saturday, March 16

Free Legal Assistance For Veterans

On Saturday, March 16 Hofstra Law will host a free legal assistance clinic for all veterans. Free consultations with pro-bono attorneys who specialize in elder law, tax, wills, estate, family law, VA benefits, claims, disability, employment, USERRA, housing, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor matters, medicare/medicaid, landlord-tenant issues and more. To schedule a consultation, contact the Hofstra Veterans Law Student Association at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-468-3551.                         


Ongoing Events

Babies & BimBam

A fun, interactive class coming up at HANC Plainview for children turning two by Dec. 31. Cost is $50 for six classes or pay-as-you-go for $10 per class. Classes will be meeting on Friday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 681-5922.

Miscarriage Support Group

A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone! Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.

Free Veterinary Lectures

Once a month through December, Long Island Cat Fanciers sponsors free lectures given by top local veterinarians on topics relevant to dog and cat owners. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The lectures are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Town of Oyster Bay Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 631-277-3844.

News

The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.

The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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