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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 June 2, 16.
Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a Flea Market at St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats as well as community outreach programs like Fix-A-Feral. For more info, visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. Call 516-731-6750 to donate items.
Nassau Region of Hadassah Spring Luncheon at the Merchant Marine Academy. Roslyn chapter members Ellen Broder will be honored and Rebecca Altman will be honored as the Women of the Year and Barbara Yonenson will be honored as the Roslyn chapter’s “Ima.” For more information, call 766-2725.
End of Year Photography Competition. The public is invited to this free event at the Community Center in Haypath Park, Haypath Rd., Old Bethpage, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. For further details see www. syossetcc.org or call 516-528-0421.
The Sarah Grace Foundation For Children With Cancer, Inc., will hold its 2nd Annual Theatrical Fundraiser, “Unrehearsed: A Night of Improv,” at 7 p.m. on June 1 and June 2 in the Hicksville United Methodist Church Social Hall, 130 West Old Country Rd., Hicksville. The family-oriented show will be similar to the popular improvisational comedy television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Tickets, which are $12 per person, can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting www.TheSarahGraceFoundation.org or calling The Sarah Grace Foundation at 516-433-9745. Proceeds will benefit the Long Island-based non-profit corporation dedicated to helping other children and their families facing the financial and emotional challenges and hardships brought upon by childhood cancer.
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:
•May 22: Monthly support group meetings for adult siblings on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Groups for siblings ages 5-10 and 11-17 also available.
•May 29: Monthly support group meeting for parents two evenings per month for parents on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
Located at 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Free with paid admission; members $4 child. RSVP to 631-367-3418:
•May 21: 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.
•May 27: Historic Walking Tour for Memorial Day for adults and families. Learn about the interesting personalities and legends in the 1800s waterside village. Learn about Captain’s Row and the past whaling community of Cold Spring Harbor. $8 (members $4), includes museum admission. 45 minutes. Light rain or shine. RSVP.
A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone. Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.
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.
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.
•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. It meets every Tuesday and beginner, 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.
•Hicksville-Jericho Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 at Caracalla Ristorante, 102 Jericho Tpke., Syosset.
•The LI Psoriasis Network Meetup Group will get together in the second floor In-Service Classroom of North Shore University at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., on the first Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. No cost. More information is available at http://psoriasis.meetup.com/24/
•Alzheimer’s Support Group. Are you a caregiver who would like to share your experience with others? There is strength in knowing you are not alone. Join this support group at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Adult Day Health Care Program Room at the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 378 Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call Mary Beth Heinicke, CSW, 622-7770.
•Syosset Day Chapter/Homemakers Council of NC holds its business meetings the first Wednesday of the month (September through June) at 10:15 a.m. Classes are held on subsequent Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The Homemakers meet at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. All are welcome to join.
•Senior Adult Group Enthusiasts. Woodbury Jewish Center, 200 South Woods Rd., Woodbury, invites you to check out its SAGE. It meets the second Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Programs are varied and are free for synagogue members; for all others, there is a $36 annual membership fee. Call Roberta Weinstein-Cohen 496-9100, ext. 225.
•Bereaved Parents Of The USA. This national self-help support group charters the LI NY Chapter. Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 231 Jackson Ave., Syosset. The group offers support, compassion, understanding and hope. No dues or fees.
•American Rhododendron Society local chapter meeting on the third Thursday of the month at the Burns Horticultural Center, Planting Fields Arboretum. Call Chas Rasweiler 334-4459 or Jim Fry 631-754-2412.
•Green Living Seminars, a series hosted by Starflower Experiences at 7 p.m. at the Melville Branch of the Half Hollow Hills Library, 510 Sweet Hollow Rd., directly across from the Sunquam Elementary School (between Route 110 and Old Country Rd.). The seminars will be held on the second Thursday of each month except July and August. Call 938-6152.