Friday, 30 March 2012 00:00
Friday, March 30
Saturday, March 31
Monday Night at the Midway Movies
Monday, April 2
Shelter Rock Church is hosting its annual Easter Egg-stravaganza from 2 to 4 p.m. at its Syosset campus, 178 Cold Spring Rd. There will be face painting, games, egg hunts and an appearance by the Easter bunny. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information visit www.ShelterRockChurch.com or call 516-627-2270.
Presented by the Temple Or Elohim Men’s Club. 7 p.m. dinner, followed by show and dessert. Three top New York and Long Island comedians, Harry Freedman, Bill McCarty and headliner Jim Delakis. Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Ln., Jericho. For Tickets call: Phil 382-3337, Neil 659-0352 or the temple office, 433-9888, ext. 14. Email: Office@temple orelohim.com. Tickets $49 per person; $54 at door. RSVP by March 27.
From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The William P. Bennett Community Center, 28 W. Carl St., Hicksville. Go to http://www.thesarah gracefoundation.org/ to purchase tickets. Call 433-9745.
This is one of Midway Jewish Center’s (330 South Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset) fine Adult Education programs, though it doesn’t quite feel like one. The program is open to the public. The screenings include a review of the movie from the perspective of Jewish spirituality and/or ethics. All films are shown with English subtitles for anyone with listening challenges. Everyone is welcome. All showings are at 7:30 p.m.
•April 2: Mao’s Last Dancer
•April 9: A Face in the Crowd
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 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16.
Tzu Chi International Medical Association Long Island branch (TIMA-LI) presents 2012 Health Seminar series: “Prevention of Gastrointestinal and Other Cancers by Dr. Min-tsung Hsu.” Illness is most unbearable among the four sufferings: birth, aging, illness, and death. Cancer is an illness that everyone fears. Based on the idea that prevention is better than treatment, TIMA-LI invites Dr. Min-tsung Hsu, a surgeon with 40 years of experience specialized in gastroenterology endoscopy, to talk about cancer prevention. Dr. Hsu will discuss factors associated with cancers as well as early detection. Dr. Hsu is a successful surgeon and a renowned speaker. He is an attending physician at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. 10:30 a.m. to noon. at Tzu Chi Foundation Long Island branch, 60 E. Williston Ave., E. Williston. Free admission, for more information, Contact Tzu Chi Foundation Long Island branch at 516-873-6888.
Once a month between March and June and September 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. Guest speaker: Dr.Ellen Leonhardt, medical director, Animal General of East Norwich. Topic: Parasite Protection for Cats and Dogs. Free refreshments. 7:45 p.m. at the Syosset-WoodburyCommunity Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. More Info: 1-631-277-3844.
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 seascape competition.
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:
•April 2: Monthly support group meeting for parents two Mondays per month for parents on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•April 9: 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:
•April 2,16: 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.
•April 9-13: Ocean Explorers Camp. Ages 4-7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; ages 6-9 from 2 to 5 p.m. Get ready for an underwater adventure and discover new worlds under the sea. Every day, explore one marine theme through running games, arts and crafts, hands-on activities and experiments. One day: members $25, others $35; Five days: members $110; others $130.
•April 15: Ocean Science Sunday: Earth Rescue Scientists. In honor of Earth Day, explore how cleaning up the Earth’s oceans has never been more fun. Strap on your goggles and try cleaning up an oil spill and learn how others keep our world beautiful with fun science experiments. Decorate your own reusable canvas bag. Free with paid admission (members $4/kid). 45 minutes. RSVP.
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.
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.
•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/
•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.
Located at 950 South Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville. The following programs are offered:
•The Community Program has a group for senior citizens. The Golden Years? The group is open to all people over 60 who are dealing with issues related to drugs or alcohol. This is an opportunity to talk confidentially with your peers as well as having the support and guidance of a skilled professional. Medicare and most other insurances are accepted. For information about this or any other services call 822-4060.
•A support group for those who have family members with mental illness meets Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. The fee is $5 per family. Therapeutic and supportive services to people hampered in their functioning by mental illness, psychological difficulties and/or substance abuse and addiction problems is provided. Among its services, the agency provides outpatient mental health services for children and adults living in Nassau County. The staff is comprised of psychiatrists, registered nurses and certified social workers. Call 822-6111.
•An outpatient substance abuse agency offering a Parenting Group on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. This group specializes in parenting issues for substance abusers as well as parents whose children use drugs. While drug use among teens has declined in other parts of the country, it continues to rise here in Nassau County. For information on this group as well as other services, call 822-4060. All inquiries are confidential.
•Women’s Domestic Issues group provides support and education to women experiencing domestic conflict, child abuse, substance abuse and related issues. The focus will be on education, support as well as empowerment and proactive behavior. Issues related to the family and the legal system will be addressed. The group will be held on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Preregistration required. Call 822-4060.
•Young Adult Drug Addiction Group for people 18 to 21 who are recovering from drug addiction. The goals are to enhance skills, increase self-awareness and work toward a drug and alcohol free life. The group meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. Call 822-4060. All inquiries are confidential.
•Volunteers are needed by Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services to help staff the Pretty New Thrift Shop, 238 Main St., Farmingdale. The volunteers help raise much needed funds for the agency so that mental health and substance abuse programs can continue to be provided to the residents of Hicksville and the surrounding communities. If you have four hours per week and are looking to make friends while helping to raise needed revenue, call Diane Bythrow or Sharon Bohen at 822-6111, ext. 229.
Located at 678 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call 682-0404 for information on the following:
•Participate in weekly Bible study classes for adults of all ages. Free discussions about the Torah portion of the week, or the next Jewish festival. No knowledge of Hebrew necessary - all classes are in English. Beginners through advanced welcome. Men and women. Meets every Tuesday.
•Code of Jewish Law. Come and learn the A-Zs on all the “how tos” of the Jewish Lifecycle and Basic Judaism with Brocha Lipszyc. A fascinating and rewarding journey exploring the hows and whys as well as ins and outs of Jewish traditions and customs. Free of charge aside from purchase of text material for class. 8 p.m. every Wednesday.
•Hows and Whys of Jewish Customs/Traditions, a series of discussions exploring the hows and whys of Jewish traditions and customs. Rabbi Shmuel Lipszyc will hold half-hour sessions every Saturday at 9 a.m. with informative commentary and insight about deeply rooted Jewish rituals that provides an opportunity for Jews throughout the community to explore how Jewish customs and traditions came about. The public is invited to learn and ask questions. Rather than robotically following rituals and traditions, Jews now can take action to make their spiritual experience more meaningful and fulfilling.
•Modern Day Kabbalah Experience with renowned speaker Rabbi Shmuel Lipszyc. Probe the Depths of the Kabbalah in 30 minutes! Participate in our weekly Shabbat classes. No previous background or religious affiliation required. All welcome. Shabbat mornings from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
•A Woman’s Voice. Discover the answers to life’s deepest and most complex issues. Realize the amazing power that G-d bestowed upon women. Add more meaning to your life. Live a happier life. Determine your inner strengths and bring out your full potential. This class, which is taught by Dr. Bleema Feinstein, takes place every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
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
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
A Syosset surgeon has become the first in the United States to present findings from a clinical trial on a combined bariatric approach to enhance weight loss that involves implanting a Lap Band and performing surgery on the stomach.
Plication, or surgery to fold the outer curve of the stomach into a pleat, is new in its application to bariatric surgeries. For decades, the procedure was used to treat perforated ulcers or stomach trauma.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.