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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
•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.