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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


Ongoing

Outdoor Ice Rink

You don’t have to travel to Rockefeller Center — or Alaska — to enjoy a few rounds on an outdoor ice skating rink. Syosset-Woodbury's rink is open to Town of Oyster Bay residents only (proof required); $4 adults, $3 ages 5 to 17. Skate rental: $4. Two-hour public skating sessions: Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., Fridays at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sundays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Open through March. Concessions are available. Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury.


Jan. 16

The Comedy of Sid Caesar

Part of the Pioneers of Television Comedy series, a presentation  about this Emmy Award-winning comic actor and writer best known for the television series, Your Show of Shows. Syosset Library, 2 p.m. Free.

Syosset Camera Club Lecture

Open to the public. Community Center in Haypath Park, Haypath Road, Old Bethpage, www.syossetcc.org. 516-528-0421, 7:30-10 p.m.

Business Networking

Local business professionals are welcome. Weekly meeting at On Parade Diner, 7980 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 7-8:30 a.m.

Syosset-Woodbury Chamber of Commerce General Meeting

Breakfast and networking at Rachel’s Café. $10 per person. Registration is requested at www.syossetchamber.com. 57 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Film/What Maisie Knew

Drama - A captivating little girl is caught in the middle of her parents’ bitter custody battle. Starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard and Steve Coogan. Rated R. Jericho Library, 2 & 7 p.m.


Jan. 17

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

A challenging and fun-filled face-off between the Nassau County Kings, members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, and Jericho faculty and staff. Teams will compete in the high school gymnasium at 6 p.m. Donations of $5 per person are appreciated. Proceeds enable the team to purchase much-needed wheelchairs. The Jericho girls varsity basketball team will play Garden City preceding the game at 4:30 p.m. and the boys varsity basketball team will play Garden City following the game.

Grease

Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 815 Convent Rd., Syosset. 7 p.m. Also on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. Visit OLMA.org for tickets.

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

Participate in a conversation that is also a reality check and explore key factual updates. Evaluate some implications for American society and the potential impact on you and your family. Syosset Library, 2 p.m.

Lecture: Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach’s work virtually defines the music of the 1960s. He is the recipient of every major music award, including three Oscars and several Grammys. Join Marc Courtade as he discusses the man and his music. Jericho Library, 2 p.m.

Shabbat Alive Service

 

Join Cantor Fishman and rabbis for a lively worship service and birthday and anniversary blessings with clergy along with some terrific contemporary musicians, including keyboards, drums and saxaphone. Sing your favorite Shabbat songs, learn new melodies, clap your hands and tap your feet to the rhythm of Shabbat. North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset, 7:30 p.m.


Jan. 18

Lounge Night

Martinis, cocktails, dancing, DJ, gourmet bites, raffles. Invite your friends. $55 pp. For Info: Susan - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 516-932-7112; or the Temple Office - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 516-433-9888, ext. 14. More info at www.templeorelohim.com, Facebook.com/TempleOrElohim, 8:30 p.m.

Children’s Craft: Snowflake Scarf

Keep warm and cozy in this beautiful, fleecy scarf. Learn how to design paper snowflakes that will be used as stencils on your scarf. Ages 4 years to 6th grade. Materials fee: $3. Jericho Library, 11 a.m.


Jan. 19

Film: Lucky

Comedy with Colin Hangs. Rated R. Syosset Library, 2 p.m.  

LI Jewish Singles Mixer

Cocktails. Ages 40 & up. Rare650, 650 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. $10. 7 p.m.


Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Day

Chagall – Love, War and Exile

This visual lecture will examine two recent exhibitions, Between War and Peace at the Musee du Luxembourg in Paris and Chagall: Love, War and Exile at the Jewish Museum in New York City. Jericho Library, 2 p.m.

Children’s Movie: Turbo

Children under 8 to be accompanied by an adult. Open seating, first come, first served. Free. Syosset Library, 2:30 p.m.  


Jan. 21

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

New and experienced coaches are invited to attend the monthly “open forum” meeting of the Long Island Coaching Alliance. Led by two LICA facilitators, attendees are asked to bring in one challenging coaching situation that they have faced and willing to share with the group to get ideas from colleagues about how to deal with such situations. A light dinner will be served. To register, go to www.licoachingalliance.com. The fee for members is $30 in advance and $35 at the door; $45 for non-members. Hampton Inn, 120 Jericho Tpke., Jericho. 6:30-9 p.m.

What Does Judaism Say About…?

Do you have questions about the Jewish religion or what it all means? Join Rabbi Shalhevet for her very enlightening class. Bring your own dinner. North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset, 6:15 p.m.


Jan. 22

North Syosset-Woodbury Republican Club Meeting

The guest speaker this month will be Mick Gehnrich, Culinary Chairman of STAR Career Academy in Syosset. He will speak about the Academy and members will be invited to participate in a cooking demonstration. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For information on attending this event, please call 516-921-1000 or visit www.nswgop.com. The Woodlands, TOB Golf Course, 7 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

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