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FunFit

Every Wednesday

Lecture: Defining Terrorism

Monday, September 30

The Titan Symphony of Gustav Mahler

Wednesday, October 2

Thursday, September 26

Casual Syosset-Woodbury Chamber Cocktails

Please RSVP to Scott M. Klein and Mitch Parker at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Hurricane Wings & Grill, 275 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 5:30-7 p.m.

Sleepy Hollow Trip

The legend began nearly 200 years ago when Washington Irving wrote about the beautiful valley along the shores of the Hudson River. This trip, just 30 miles outside of NYC, will visit the Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground where Ichabod Crane had sequestered himself from the Headless Horseman in the short story. You’ll also see the burial sites of Irving, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, William Rockefeller, Elizabeth Arden and many others, as well as panoramic and scenic vistas of the Hudson River and the Palisades Mountain Range. Lunch will be at the Bridge View Tavern, followed by a trip to Sunnyside, the home of Irving. To reserve your place or for more information contact 516-299-3778 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 8:30 a.m.


Sunday, September 29

Nature Walk: Fall Wildflowers

The walk begins at the Bill Patterson Nature Center on the preserve. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 516-571-8500 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Muttontown Preserve, Jericho-Oyster Bay Road, Syosset. $5, 9-11 a.m.


Monday, September 30

Lecture: Defining Terrorism

A discussion on terrorism and its unique challenge to law enforcement in America. The focus will be on events in recent history that have developed our understanding and/or misunderstanding of this continuing threat. $25. LIU Hutton House, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 10 a.m.-noon.


Every Wednesday

FunFit

A more playful version of Cardiocircuit, this class focuses on getting fit while playing all the games you know and love such as freeze dance, relay races, high-powered hula hooping and some others in the Oh My Girls! arsenal that you are sure to find tons of fun! Ages 8-10. Oh My Girls, 140 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 516-802-5800. www.ohmygirls.com, 5-6 p.m.


Wednesday, October 2

The Titan Symphony of Gustav Mahler

LIU Post Associate Professor of Music Mark Shapiro applies the fresh lens of cognitive musicology to individual pieces. Speaking from the piano, while eliciting a characterisitically lively give-and-take from the audience, Dr. Shapiro will engage you in a musical conversation that will permanently transform your way of experiencing and understanding what you hear, leading you to a powerfully direct emotional connection with the world’s greatest music. No prior experience required. All experience levels welcome. Dr. Shapiro is a highly regarded conductor of orchestras, operas, and choral works, who has recently been appointed Music Director of the Prince Edward Island Symphony. Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 1-3 p.m. $25


Saturday, October 5

Jewelry Sale & Flea Market

To support Last Hope Animal Rescue. Something for everyone! All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s pet adoption, special needs pets and community outreach programs. St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. 516-921-2008, www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.


Tuesday, October 8

The Benefits of Becoming a Certified Management Accountant

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) Long Island Chapter hosts a free special presentation. Bill Kneese from Global IMA will discuss the value in obtaining a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license.  Come find out if this could be a career changing strategy. Following the program, Kneese will be available for questions and discussion during the cocktail hour.  Any CFO or controller that is a new attendee to IMA Long Island will be able to attend the following cocktail and dinner program for free.  Milleridge Inn Cottage, 585 N. Broadway, Jericho. 5-6 p.m.

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

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

Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com