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Adopt a Pet

Give a puppy, kitten, dog or cat a home for the holidays - yours! Adopt and visit Santa's Cottage at North Shore Animal League. Adopt a pet and get a free photo with Santa. Free cider and cookies! Free gifts! Open seven days. Extended holiday hours. Adopters bonus! Call 883-7575 or email:

American Legion Post #509

Meets at various times and days of the month due to location availability. For specific meeting information contact James Costello, commander at 562-6678 (days) or Bob Click at 767-2519. All veterans are invited to attend.

Graphic Eye Gallery Exhibit

Two Spaces/Expanded Concept, the first part of a two-location group show. On display through Feb. 2. A group show in a novel format that will occupy two spaces for overlapping periods of time. Artists will present one idea explored differently in each of the two spaces. The depth and diversity of the Graphic Eye Gallery members will be displayed at both sites offering the viewer a glimpse into the developmental process experienced by the artist. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For information call Shellie Schneider 883-2086.There will be a reception on Dec. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. The second part will be from Jan. 6 through Feb. 28 at the Manhasset Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset. (627-2300)

Arthritis Exercise Programs

The Arthritis Aquatic Program and PACE (People With Arthritis Can Exercise) are being offered at the East Coast Athletic Club, 3 Harbor Park Dr. South, Port Washington. For anyone who wishes to get in shape gently and safely. The Aquatics Program is performed in a warm water pool. PACE is in a fitness studio. Both programs have been specially designed by the Arthritis Foundation. Exercise for people with arthritis is excellent for maintaining joint range of motion, enabling people to continue with their daily activities with less pain and restriction of movement. To register for either or both programs call Mike Sharinn, MA, fitness director/exercise physiologist at 484-8989. Arthritis Helpline 427-8272.

Thomas Dodge House Guided Tours

The Thomas Dodge House, 58 Harbor Rd. will be open for guided tours by appointment. Listed in both the NYS and National Registers, the small but sturdy farmhouse, home to seven generations of Dodges until 1991, reflects their interests and life styles through the miscellany of Dodge family furnishings. A hand-crafted tool collection is but one of its treasures. The house is maintained by the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society. For information call 767-3970. There is a fee of $2/adult.

Sands-Willets House Tours

The National Register Sands-Willets House, headquarters of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, 336 Port Washington Blvd., is open for guided tours of its 10 fully furnished rooms every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Tours at other times by appointment. An admission fee of $2 per adult helps the society maintain the c.1753 house, its c.1600s Dutch barn and the grounds on which they stand. For further information call 365-9074.

Substance Abuse Support Group

The Port Counseling Center has developed a community based support group to assist family, friends and/or victims of a substance abuser. If you have had this experience, this group will assist you in identifying and coping with your feelings, concerns and adjustments and the impact that they have on your life. Meetings will be held weekly. Call to reserve space 767-1133. All services are confidential.

Teen Helpline

If you need to talk to someone who cares, call Tel-A-Teen at 254-BE-OK, Monday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tel-A-Teen is a youth phone center answered by teen "sharers" under the supervision of an adult.

Friday, December 5

Bereavement Support Group Our Lady of Fatima and St. Peter of Alcantara Churches are holding a regular bereavement support group on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the St. Peter's Pastoral Center. For information call Bob Hallock 883-3875 or Rose Osterberg 767-1460.

Henderson-Marino VFW Post #1819

Meets on the first Friday of every month at 8 p.m. at its clubhouse, 29 Mohegan Ave. Refreshments served. New members are needed and welcome. Bring a copy of your DD214 showing your overseas war record. For further information call 767-1552 after 3 p.m.

Benefit Shopping Night

At the Americana in Manhasset from 5 to 9 p.m. Participating stores will have white ribbons on their doors and will donate 10 percent of every designated purchase to the shoppers' charity of choice. Americana at Manhasset will match each donation. Refreshments served in select stores. Strolling musical entertainment. For information call 627-6700.

Saturday, December 6

Wreath and Craft Boutique

Presented by the IHM League from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. at St. Peter of Alcantara School, 1327 Port Washington Blvd. Also on Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, December 7

Christmas Party for Children

With Santa Claus, Christmas carols, entertainment and a reception to follow. 2:30 p.m. at the Polish American Museum, 16 Belleview Ave. (883-6542). $3 per child. Reservations suggested by Dec. 4.

Monday, December 8

Toughlove International

A support group for parents. Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. For information call 767-1994.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Drugs

Panel presentations by representatives from Weber Middle School, Schreiber High School, PW Counseling Center, PW Drug & Alcohol Task Force, PW Police Dept. 7:45 p.m. in the All Purpose Room at Weber Middle School.

Tuesday, December 9

PW Water Pollution Control District

Commissioners meet Tuesdays at 8 a.m. at the district office, 70 Harbor Rd.

Lions Club

Meets Tuesdays at noon (third Tuesday at 7 p.m.) All meetings are held at Louie's.

Free and Accepted Masons

Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge No. 855 meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Elks Hall, Franklin and Haven Aves. For more information call 883-2057.

Knights of Columbus

Port Washington Council #1227 meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Building, 149 Manorhaven Blvd.

Chamber of Commerce

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m. at Fish Kabob Restaurant. The public is welcome. Call 883-6566 for more information.

Wednesday, December 10

PW Water District

Regular board meetings are held at the Port Washington Water District, 38 Sandy Hollow Rd., every Wednesday at 8 a.m. (second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.)

PW Rotary Club

Meets Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. at Louie's. For more information call 883-0043.

Christian Business Network

Meets at noon at Louie's on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. For further information call Marty at 767-9604.

Sons of Italy/John Michael Marino Lodge

Social night with Italian movies, seminars and other special events is held on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Washington Senior Citizen Center, 80 Manorhaven Blvd. Open to nonmembers.

GN/PW Doe Club #1543

The Great Neck Port Washington Doe Club #1543 meets every second Wednesday (except July and August) at 8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 30 Haven Ave., Port Washington. For information call 767-3263.

Thursday, December 11

Gam-Anon Support Group

Is an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Held on Thursdays at the New Hyde Park Jewish Center, 100 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park, at 8 p.m. For information call 24-hour hotline 321-2883.

PW Garbage District

Meets at the office of Frank D'Elia, 927 Port Blvd. on the second and last Thursday of each month.

Israel at 50: Looking Back and Looking Forward

The Community Synagogue's Adult Education Committee presents a Thursday night lecture series dealing with questions and problems brought about by contemporary Israeli society. All invited. 8 p.m. The Synagogue is located at 150 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. (883-3144). Guest speaker and topic: Rev. James Loughran, S.A., director of the Commission on Ecumenical Inter-Religious Affairs of the Archdiocese of New York. "A Christian Looks at Israel."

Friday, December 12

Bereavement Support Group Our Lady of Fatima and St. Peter of Alcantara Churches are holding a regular bereavement support group on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the St. Peter's Pastoral Center. For information call Bob Hallock 883-3875 or Rose Osterberg 767-1460.

Saturday, December 13

Annual Christmas Party

At St. Peter's at 6:30 p.m. The price of admission is canned or non-perishable foods for the outreach program, plus wine, snacks, dessert or soda for the party. Call Joe 883-9428.

Sunday, December 14

Klezmatics Concert

In an exclusive LI appearance, the internationally renowned Klezmer Band, the Klezmatics, will perform at 3 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, Temple Dr. Tickets $10 adults, free for children. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased in advance. Call 767-1708. This event is made possible by special Jewish Continuity funds provided by UJA-Federation.

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