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Tzu Chi Academy to Host Seminar on Laughing Fitness Qigong
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Tzu Chi Academy Long Island, a humanistic culture and Chinese language School, will host a seminar on Laughing Fitness Qigong. Mr. Jui-Hsieh Kao, founder of Laughing Fitness Qigong from Taiwan, will be the speaker to demonstrate this Laughing Fitness Exercise with Chinese “Qi.” This seminar will teach how to use laughter to release stress and tension, and the benefits of laughter to an individual mentally and physically. Scientific research has shown that laughter can boost the immune system, elevate pain threshold, and modulate endocrine and nervous systems positively. Laughing Fitness Qigong integrates the theories of “Qi” and meridians to enhance health. All are welcome. The seminar will be in both Chinese and English. RSVP to Tzu Chi Foundation Long Island at 516-873-6888.Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place: Oyster Bay High School, 150 East Main St., Oyster Bay.
March is the month and actress Shirley Romaine is the performer with original programs for the occasion. “Bitter Herbs and Honey” - Yiddish, Israeli and American Jewish women writers and poets on love, longing and coping with change. 2 p.m. at the Jericho Library, 1 Merry Ln. (953-6790).
Sponsored by the Community Center of Plainview-Old Bethpage and the N.Y.S.P. State approved for insurance and point reduction. March 7 and 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Plainview Middle School, Central Park Rd. To register call 1-516-495-4786. There is a connection problem in some areas of Nassau County. You must dial 1-516 first even if that is your area code.
Meets at the Haypath Park Community Center, Haypath Rd., Old Bethpage (west of Old Bethpage Rd., east of Plainview Rd.) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The public is invited and admission is free. Mentors will be available for new photographers. Call 528-0421 or visit www.syossetcc.org. Program: Photography Competition with guest judge Joe Senzatimore.
Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Plainview Old-Bethpage Library. The featured speaker is Ann Marie Zawistowski, the curator of The Rose Garden at Old Westbury Gardens. She will present a program entitled “The Organic Rose Garden,” the history of transitioning to organic care in a public setting, the highs and lows. Consulting Rosarians are available to answer questions. Admission is free. Refreshments are served.
The acclaimed Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble will be in concert at 8 p.m. at Syosset Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Rd. This will be part of the Town of Oyster Bay Distinguished Artists Series. Repertoire for this concert will be music for flute, harp and strings, including Ravel’s Pavane, Suite by Vincent D’Indy, Michael Amorosi’s Suite of Six Dances, Joseph Jongen’s Concert a Cinq and Saint Saens’ Fantasie for Violin and Harp. Performers will be Karen Lindquist, harp, Bryony Stroud-Watson, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Sally Shorrock, flute. Free and open to the public. Call 921-7161.
At North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset, at 10:30 a.m. Free admission. Hamantashen and games galore. Call 921-2282.
Regular meeting at 8:15 p.m. in the Meeting Room.
Jews in Baseball at 7:30 p.m. at North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset. Nonmembers $10 fee at the door. Call 921-2282.
Six Long Island Poets Laureate, past and present gather to read their work: Maxwell Wheat, Gayl Teller, Linda Opyr, George Wallace, David Axelrod, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and Ed Stever. These renowned poets will read new and published works in this remarkable evening of poetry. 7 p.m. at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview. Call 822-3535, ext. 347.
Meeting at 7 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., Lecture Room (lower level). Call 694-7327 or 367-1893. Program: Representing Clients with Mental Illness. Speaker: Matthew J. Rosenblum, attorney at law.
Syosset High School presents this year’s musical, Beauty and the Beast. Dates/showtimes: Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m.; Friday March 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at Syosset High School, 70 Southwoods Rd., Syosset. Tickets are $10.
Enjoy a guided nature walk on the trails throughout the year from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, 6000 Northern Blvd., Muttontown (between Route 106 and 107 – just west of Martin Viette Nursery). Meet the guide at the site entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets, no children under 10 years of age or organized groups permitted. Weather permitting. Call 922-3290 the day before to confirm. $5 admission. No registration required. Visit www.hoffmancenter.org. Also on April 7, 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16.
COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds free weekly support groups. Groups are held at the Elias Hicks Historical Home, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. For more information or directions, call Karen Flyer 484-4993. The following groups are offered:
•March 5: Monthly support group meeting for parents two Mondays per month for parents on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•March 12: Monthly support groups meetings for grandparents one Monday per month for parents who lost children who had children on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
Located at 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Free with paid admission; members $4 child. RSVP to 631-367-3418:
•March 4: Ocean Science Sunday: Submarines. In honor of National Submarine Day in March, enter the world of submarines. Find out how the science behind how they work and how their design has changed over history. Create your own periscope to take home. Ages 5 to 12. Free with paid admission (members $4 kid).
•March 5: Monday Minnows. Come for fun Storytime, hands-on activities and crafts about the ocean, nature and seasonal themes. Different them every week. 1:30 p.m. Ages 3 to 5. Members free; others $5 parent/child pair; $3 additional sibling. 45 minutes.
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the Arts, History and Sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sing for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
Port North is a 3-year-old independent basketball team based out of Port Washington that plays year round in the super league at Island Garden and various tournaments in the metropolitan area. The program currently has a combined record of 30 - 3 in the winter super league. The emphasis is on teaching the fundamentals, developing good practice habits and preparing players for middle and high school basketball. The team has a professional trainer with over 20 years experience. We are currently looking for experienced and dedicated basketball players in grades 4 through 10 who are interested in trying out for spring and AAU basketball. If you are interested or have any questions email pwbballsal @aol.com.
Stroke Life Society is a community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All welcome. RSVP is requested but not required. For information and other locations and times, call Ben Thomas 398-4994. Go to www.strokelife.org.
•Every first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. in Room 12, St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.
•Every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh.
•Every second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Epilepsy Conference Room, Research Building Level C, 270-05 76th Ave., New Hyde Park.
•Every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.
•Every fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 106, St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford.
•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. Tuesdays at the Woodbury Methodist Church, Woodbury Rd., Woodbury at 8 p.m. Call Hotline at 321-2883.
•Syosset Chess Mates, a nonprofit children’s instructional chess club, will begin its fall session at 4 p.m. at the Walt Whitman Elementary School. The meets every Tuesday and beginner and intermediate and advanced instruction are provided by a nationally ranked Grand Master. Call Randi 381-1755.
•Business Network International is looking for business owners interested in having breakfast and networking every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Celebrity Diner, 312 Jericho Tpke. For more information call 357-1893.
•Mothers Meeting Place meets every Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, 231 Jackson Ave., from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. All invited. Children always welcome. Babysitting is provided at a nominal fee. Call Rena Damon 496-0262 (daytime).
•Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Open Meeting -All you need is a desire to STOP Drinking or Drugging (folks who have problems with prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy are also invited). Every Thursday night from 7:15-8:15 at the Community Church of Syosset, 36 Church St., Syosset.
•Hicksville-Jericho Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 at Caracalla Ristorante, 102 Jericho Tpke., Syosset.
•Speak Easy: A Toastmasters Club. Can help you conquer your fear of public speaking. In Bethpage, Northrop Grumman Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:45 p.m. in Northrop Grumman Building 5, South Oyster Bay Rd., Bethpage. Call Brian 346-7516.
•Meet the Doctors. Focusing on education, Premiere OBGYN will sponsor a Meet the Doctors program on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 79 Froelich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. Women who are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting can join Drs. Prince, Brooks and Flynn and have their questions answered on conception and a safe pregnancy.
•The LI Psoriasis Network Meetup Group will get together in the second floor In-Service Classroom of North Shore University at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., on the first Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. No cost. More information is available at http://psoriasis.meetup.com/24/
•Alzheimer’s Support Group. Are you a caregiver who would like to share your experience with others? There is strength in knowing you are not alone. Join this support group at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Adult Day Health Care Program Room at the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 378 Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call Mary Beth Heinicke, CSW, 622-7770.
•Syosset Day Chapter/Homemakers Council of NC holds its business meetings the first Wednesday of the month (September through June) at 10:15 a.m. Classes are held on subsequent Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The Homemakers meet at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. All are welcome to join.
•Senior Adult Group Enthusiasts. Woodbury Jewish Center, 200 South Woods Rd., Woodbury, invites you to check out its SAGE. It meets the second Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Programs are varied and are free for synagogue members; for all others, there is a $36 annual membership fee. Call Roberta Weinstein-Cohen 496-9100, ext. 225.
•Bereaved Parents of the USA. This national self-help support group charters the LI NY Chapter. Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 231 Jackson Ave., Syosset. The group offers support, compassion, understanding and hope. No dues or fees.
•American Rhododendron Society local chapter meeting on the third Thursday of the month at the Burns Horticultural Center, Planting Fields Arboretum. Call Chas Rasweiler 334-4459 or Jim Fry 631-754-2412.
•Syosset Camera Club meets on the second, third and fourth Thursday of the month at the Haypath Park Community Center, Haypath Rd., Old Bethpage (west of Old Bethpage Rd., east of Plainview Rd.) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Mentors will be available to help photographers get started with new cameras and new photography ideas. Call 433-7940 or visit http://www.SyossetCC.org.
•Green Living Seminars, a series hosted by Starflower Experiences at 7 p.m. at the Melville Branch of the Half Hollow Hills Library, 510 Sweet Hollow Rd., directly across from the Sunquam Elementary School (between Route 110 and Old Country Rd.). The seminars will be held on the second Thursday of each month except July and August. Call 938-6152.
•Syosset ToastMasters International Club. ToastMasters International is a not for profit organization whose goals are to help members become better communicators and leaders. The Syosset ToastMasters Club meets the fourth Thursday of the month at the Syosset Library (downstairs), 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd. Meetings begin at 7:45 pm and end at 9 p.m. No fee, guests appreciated.
•Modern Mystics Meeting. A modern mystic is one who experiences a presence indwelling all life, joining all as one. Informal gathering and discussion. The group meets on the second Friday of the month at 8 p.m. at the Muttontown U.U. Fellowship, Route 25A, one mile west of Route 106, on the south side of 25A. Discussion followed by refreshments. Call Rev. MarciaGrace 433-3482.
•Jewish War Veterans, Gieir-Levitt Post #655 invite all Jewish war veterans to join them at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, at 9 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Call Larry Sklar 942-3327.
•Young at Heart Parkinson’s Support Group meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month in the cafeteria on the ground level, near the emergency room at North Shore University Hospital at Syosset, 221 Jericho Tpke. Open to patients, caregivers or anyone interested in learning about Parkinsons. Call Debbie 390-9454.
Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.
The F.E.G.S LI Division Breast Cancer Program announces “Lend a Helping Hand,” a program of services for women with breast cancer. For individuals, newly diagnosed, and those undergoing treatment, for whom the cancer has caused emotional stress or difficulty in managing ongoing family and household commitments. Free services, provided by specially trained volunteers, many of them breast cancer survivors themselves, include: emotional support and companionship, light housekeeping, food shopping, light meal preparation, grooming assistance, running errands. Women interesting in participating either as clients or volunteers should contact Ellen Schieren 496-7550.
There are free practice centers for Chee-Gong at the Syosset Woodbury Community Park and Stony Brook University. All Falun Dafa (Chee-Gong) activities are free of charge. Call 238-7049 for information or visit www.falundafa.org.
Conducted by the staff of Starflower Experiences on the first Sunday of every other month at 2 p.m. A light touch of nature on an unusual and enjoyable walk. Discover the wonders of the natural world through your senses. For adults and children 9 and up. Meet at Sweet Hollow Hall in West Hills County Park, Melville. Fee of $2.50 per person. Call 938-6152 to sign up and for directions.
Is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekends, Memorial Day through Labor Day until 7 p.m.) and is located on the south side of Route 25A on the Nassau-Suffolk border. For information call 692-6768. Weekend trout feeding at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. General admission $5 for adults; $3 children 3 to 17 and people over 65. Call for group tour information. Group programs will be held on selected Saturdays at 10 or 11 a.m. A reservation must be made in advance. Fish Feeding Demonstrations are held every Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to observe a staff member feeding thousands of trout at 1 and 3 p.m. Summer programs are offered for youngsters who will be entering Kindergarten in September up to children who are entering grade 7. Features NYS’s largest collection of fresh water fish housed in two aquarium buildings, six outdoor ponds, where brook, brown and rainbow trout are raised and sold to enthusiasts who use them to stock their ponds. In addition to the trout ponds, the Hatchery also maintains a warm water fish pond and a turtle pond. Catch and Keep Trout Fishing is a recent addition to Hatchery activities.
Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.
Groups will be run in the Syosset Counseling Center, 6900 Jericho Tpke., Suite 309. For further information or to join a group call Leslie Cohen 364-8040, ext. 116. Offered are:
•Men with relationship problems
•Individuals dealing with separation and divorce
•Parents of adolescents
•Children from separated or divorced families
•Women with relationship problems
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Syosset’s Blumenfeld Development Group (BDG), headed by Ed Blumenfeld, has proposed a $200 million design to demolish Nassau Coliseum and build a new arena and state-of-the-art exhibition center for the 21st century.
“The existing facility cannot be effectively retrofitted,” said Brad Blumenfeld, BDG Vice President, adding “Our team is committed to building a new, preeminent facility—other proposals only call for renovations to the existing arena.”
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
During a Syosset school board meeting last week, tension arose between Superintendent of Schools Carole Hankin, Trustee Joshua Lafazan, and Fred Gang, a resident speaker on transparency and accusations made against the district.
During public comment, Gang expressed disapproval of the district’s proposed budget for 2013-14, and inquired about reports of the district’s use of software to target various community members with the objective of increasing voter turnouts — which is illegal under New York State election law as Gang pointed out.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
In the last of three quarter-final games at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium on Wednesday evening last week, the Syosset Braves boys’ lacrosse was victorious over the MacArthur Generals in a hard fought 5-4 victory that went into triple-overtime.
With both teams playing their hearts out for possession of the ball, it was Syosset freshman Mac Okeefe who found the hole necessary in MacArthur’s tight defense, and delivered the win for his team.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The U.S. Tennis Association’s Long Island Region recognized several area residents, including New York State’s top male and female high school singles players, for their tennis playing or volunteer achievements.
Syosset’s Josh Levine was a New York State and Nassau County Boys’ Singles Champ at Cold Spring Harbor High School. This was Levine’s second consecutive year winning the New York State championship. Peggy Gluck and Nadine Netter won the Women’s 60s Doubles Eastern, and Flo Levine was the Adult Volunteer of the Year.