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Monday Night at the Midway Movies
Monday, April 16

LI Coaching Alliance
Tuesday, April 17

Yom Hashoah Commemoration
Wednesday, April 18


Monday, April 16

Monday Night at the Midway Movies

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 16: Conspiracy
•April 23: Rain Man


Tuesday, April 17

LI Coaching Alliance

New and experienced coaches are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Long Island Coaching Alliance from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 120 Jericho Tpke., Jericho. During the meeting, there will be live coaching demonstrations with two LICA coaches and member volunteers as the clients.A light dinner will be served. The fee is $ 25 members; $40 nonmembers. RSVP to Marc Miller at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-935-7711.


Wednesday, April 18

Yom Hashoah Commemoration

The community is invited to the annual Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance) observance at 7:15 p.m. at the Jericho Jewish Center, 430 N. Broadway, Jericho. Services and candlelighting ceremony. Speaker, Bernie Berko, survivor. Call 516-938-2540.

Yom HaShoah

Movie: Last Days. Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood homes more than 50 years later. Most telling are details: Renée packing her bathing suit, Irene swallowing the diamonds her mother gave her to buy bread, Alice’s memorial for her sister Klara, Bill escaping police by jumping into a line of Jews going to Buchenwald and Tom told by a U.S. soldier to have “all the bananas and oranges you can eat.” There is a $10 fee for entry for nonmembers. 7:30 p.m. at North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset.


Thursday, April 19

Syosset Camera Club

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: Free digital presentation by guest photographer Jan Altes.

NAMI LI Regional Council

Meeting at 7:45 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., Lecture Room (lower level). Call 694-7327 or 367-1893. Program: Remarkable living spaces for people with mental illness. Speaker: Michael Bellotti, associate executive director, Concern for Independent Living.

Defensive Driving

Sponsored by the Community Center of Plainview-Old Bethpage and the N.Y.S.P. State approved for insurance and point reduction. April 19 and 26 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.


Saturday, April 21

Nature Tours

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 May 5, 19, June 2, 16.

Casino Night

Temple Chaverim, 1050 Washington Ave., Plainview, is hosting a Casino Night from 8 p.m. to midnight. Event Kings/Casino Kings will operate the casino tables that will include blackjack, roulette, craps, a money wheel, slot machines and Texas hold’em. There will also be entertainment in the “Lucky Chai Lounge” hosted by Steven Pinsky. Open to the public. Cost of entry is $75 per person and includes gaming table access, casino money ($150 temple members and $100 nonmembers), desserts and open bar. All attendees must be 18 years or older and at least 21 to enjoy the open bar. Temple Chaverim will also be producing a “Blue & White” pages in conjunction with Casino Night. The pages will include a temple directory, recipes, ads and boosters. To purchase an ad or a booster please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To purchase tickets or for additional information casino night contact Rosemary Nucci at 516-367-6100, ext. 101 or email casinonight@temple chaverim.org.


Sunday, April 22

LI Jewish Singles

Presents “Chance for a Spring Romance Meet and Mingle” on April 22 at 7 p.m. at RARE650, 650 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. $10. Cash bar. Ages 40 – 65. Information: 631-421-5835, ext. 543, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Wednesday, April 25

Girlfriends Dinner Program

A dinner program designed to meet the special needs of women with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, will be presented at the Woodlands at Woodbury, by the LI Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. The evening will include exhibits providing health and beauty information for female IBD patients, a full dinner, literature, raffles and more. Members $45; nonmembers $55. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation or for information about other CCFA programs and services, register online http://online.ccfa.org/girlfriends2012 or call the chapter office 516-222-5530.

N. Syosset-Woodbury Republican Club

Annual installation of officers and directors ceremony at 8 p.m. at The Woodlands at the TOB Golf Course, Southwoods Rd., Woodbury. Note the time for this month’s meeting has changed. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Come for a very enjoyable evening. For information on attending this event, call 516-921-1000 or visit nswgop.com.”


Friday, April 27

Piano Recital

Pianist Louis Schwizgebel won First Prize in the 2007 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was presented by the Young Concert Artists Series in his New York debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, sponsored by the Peter Marino Debut Prize, and his Washington, DC, debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. He will perform at 6 p.m. at the Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. Reservations: Individual tickets will be sold at the door for $20. Call 516-367-8455 to reserve seats.


Saturday, April 28

Live and Chinese Auction

Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a Live and Chinese Auction, plus a Mini Flea Market at St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Admission free. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats, including special needs veterinary cases and the Kentucky/West Virginia/Virginia transport dogs. For more info, visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. Contact Maureen at 516-921-2008 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to donate items.

Spring Fair

Join the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, for a day of games, refreshments, education and fun. Children under the age of 12 can fish for trout with all gear provided. Local environmental and conservation groups will be on hand. General admission, call for further information. Call 516-692-6768. Rain date May 5.


Sunday, April 29

Spring Shopping Boutique

North Shore Synagogue Sisterhood Spring Shopping Boutique will be held at noon at North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset. One stop shopping for Mother’s Day. Jewelry, clothes, accessories, home accessories and baby items. Call 921-2282.


Upcoming Events

COPE Support Groups

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 16: Monthly support group meeting for parents two Mondays per month for parents on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Elias Hicks Home, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. Free.

•April 23: Sibling support group meetings on the third or fourth Monday of the month for adult siblings on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Elias Hicks Home, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. Groups for siblings ages 5-10 and 11-17 also available. Free.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

Located at 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Free with paid admission; members $4 child. RSVP to 631-367-3418:

•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. 2:30 p.m. Free with paid admission (members $4/kid). 45 minutes. RSVP.

•April 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 22: Earth Day Craft Extravaganza. Noon and 2 p.m. Celebrate our beautiful planet – most of which is water. Keep our oceans clean by having fun with three recycled crafts made from old soda bottles: Bottle Fish Craft; Plant a Seed; Bottlecap Jellyfish. All crafts free with paid admission. Bring an empty plastic bottle (2-liter works well, with bottlecap). All ages. RSVP.

•April 29: Sketch by the Sea: Watercolor. In honor of April Showers, make a wash this month with graceful watercolor paintings inspired by historical artifacts. All materials supplied. Beginners welcome. Free with paid admission. Members $4. RSVP.

Arts and Crafts Vendors Needed

Shows feature a wide variety of crafters all kinds: chocolatiers, pie makers, cookie designers, artists, monogrammed items, photographers, antique furniture, potters, ceramics, personalized and engraved items, floral and wreath designers, mural artist, marble trinkets, jewelry, stained glass, decoupage, dolls, quilting, Malayian lamps, tapestry and Chinese art to mention a few. Contact Theresa or Allie 516 221-6593 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The following events are fundraisers for Childhood Shield Foundation/protecting kids environments in America. Fine Arts and Craft Springtime Gala at Syosset-Woodbury Park (across from the Fox Hollow), 6900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 and 29. Eisenhower Park Summertime Gift Fair Expo, East Meadow - June 16, 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Weekly Events

•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.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com