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Nature Tours
Saturday, April 21

Casino Night
Saturday, April 21

LI Jewish Singles
Sunday, April 22


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” neighborhood directory 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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 LIJS45@ gmail.com.

A Gala Evening of Jewish Music

A program of musical inspiration: Chassidic, Israeli, Yiddish, Broadway, operatic and cantorial songs. Featuring cantors Aron Heller and Ralph Nussbaum and the East Northport Jewish Center Choir. Accompanist: Terry Bernstein. 4 p.m. at Temple Sholom of Westbury, 675 Brookside Ct., Westbury. Admission: $10 per person; $15 per couple; $5 Children (pre-teen). RSVP to 516-334-2800. Tickets available at the door.


Monday, April 23

Monday Night at the Midway Movies

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 23: Rain Man
•April 30: The Soloist


Tuesday, April 24

Hadassah Green Dress Health Luncheon

Nassau Region of Hadassah Annual Green Dress Health Luncheon with celebrity guest entertainer Elayne Boosler, writer for The Huffington Post and frequent guest on the Joy Behar Show. To be held at Temple Sinai in Roslyn. For more information call 766-2725.


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/girl friends2012 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.

Conversation On Adolescence

North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset, invites parents and guardians of teenagers to a conversation with author Scott Fried, adolescent motivational speaker and health educator, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. His parent discussion entitled, Hearing Our Children, is a very moving and important conversation, involving the secrets most teens would like to keep from their parents. Using himself as Exhibit A, Scott shares the difficult story of his painful disclosures to his own family. More importantly, this talk will offer specific ideas and techniques on parenting a teenager through this difficult time of adolescent angst and their burgeoning experiences as the newest members of the sexual community.


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.lasthopeanimalres cue.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.

Syosset Spring Festival

Featuring jewelry, ceramics, wood, leather, glass, clothing and many gift items. Come, browse and shop the fine selection of merchandise. April 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Syosset Railroad Station, Jackson Ave. Free parking. Free admission. Call Showtiques 631-724-5966. Rain or shine.


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.


Wednesday, May 2

Kabbalistic Secrets To A Successful Marriage

A new course from the Jewish Learning Institute, taught by Rabbi Yaakov Reiter, will provide spiritual and practical ways to enhance your relationship, increase your happiness, and strengthen your marriage. This course will benefit everyone from newlyweds to couples happily married for many years, to those contemplating tying the knot. Six Wednesdays, May 2 – June 6, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights.Fee: $99, includes textbook and all materials. Couples discount: 10 percent off. Not sure? Sign up and try the first class free. To register or for more info visit www.ChabadRoslyn.com, call 516-484-3500 or email JLI@Chabad Roslyn.com


Sunday, May 6

Hadassah Walk-a-Thon

Nassau Region of Hadassah Stem Cell Research Walk-a-thon. For more information call 766-2725.


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 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 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.

•May 7, 21: Monday Minnows. Come for fun Storytime, hands-on activities and crafts about the ocean, nature and seasonal themes. Different item every week. 1:30 p.m. Ages 3 to 5. Members free; others $5 parent/child pair; $3 additional sibling. 45 minutes.

Arts and Crafts Vendors Needed

Shows feature a wide variety of crafters of 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.


Ongoing Events

Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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 sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.

Pollywog Adventures

The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1665 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, announces the return of its hit program, Pollywog Adventures, for kids ages 3 to 5. A shared experience for parents and their pollywogs, the program offers participants an opportunity to learn about the watery natural world which surrounds us. Children and parents will celebrate the hatchery’s exhibit animals through live animal shows, crafts, activities and stories. New events every week. The program takes place every first and third Thursday April through June from 11 a.m. to noon. Call for fees. Special discounts for members. Registration required. RSVP by the Wednesday before. Limited space available. Call 516-692-6768.

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).


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