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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 Aug. 18.
Louise began as a fabric artist, painting on silk. Later on, she incorporated these silk fabrics into mandalas. Beads, crystals and her found rusty objects danced on the silk and made their own statement. She has been exhibiting every year since 1985 in libraries, art galleries, museums and universities, www.louisesharakan.com. Louise Sharakan’s Mandalas will be exhibited in the Syosset Public Library’s art gallery from August 4 to 25 during library hours. Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset, www.syossetlibrary.org.
The next regular meeting of the Jericho Public Library Board of Trustees will be held at 8:15 p.m. in the meeting room.
The Syosset-Woodbury Rotary Club charity golf outing will be held at the Hamlet Willow Creek Golf & Country Club, Mt. Sinai. All proceeds go to benefit rotary local and international charities. Those wishing to join in this charity event can still do so by calling Jay Nathan at 516-445-4382.
Parish Golden Jubilee Anniversary production presented by St Paul’s Centerstage Theatre. Performances will be at the St. Edward Confessor Parish Hall, 205 Jackson Avenue, Syosset. Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors’ 60+ and children 12 & under. For tickets call 516-931-3260. Additional dates: August 10 at 8 p.m., August 11 at 8 p.m., and August 12 at 2 p.m.
Constantine’s Sword - The Church and the Jews, a History, a movie that is the exploration of the dark side of Christianity, following acclaimed author and former priest, James Carroll, on a journey of remembrance and reckoning. Showing at 2 p.m. at the Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. Sponsored by The National Council of Jewish Women, Westbury Section. Free. Call 516-935-0887.
The next meeting of SAGE (Senior Adult Group Enthusiasts), will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Woodbury Jewish Center, 200 South Woods Rd., Woodbury. “Knock Wood/Kineinahora: Jewish Superstitions Old and New” with Carol Cott Gross. A light brunch will be served. Membership in SAGE is free to synagogue members, $5 per session or $36 per year for all others. For more information, call Roberta Weinstein-Cohen at 516-398-0342.
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 group is offered:
•August 6: Bereavement support group on the first Monday of the month for parents on the South Shore. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Merrick Jewish Center in Merrick, 225 Fox Boulevard. Free.
•August 6: Grandparents’ bereavement support group one evening per month for parents who lost children who had children on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•August 8: Bereavement support group held on the second Wednesday of every month for bereaved parents at the Chai Center in Dix Hills. 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
•August 13: Bereavement support group two Mondays per month for parents on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•August 14: Suicide survivors support group for parents and siblings who have lost a child or sibling to suicide. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•August 27: Sibling support group for adult siblings on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Groups for siblings ages 5-10 and 11-17 also available. Free.
•August 28: Bereavement support group two evenings per month for parents on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
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.
Once a month beginning in September through December. Long Island Cat Fanciers sponsors free lectures given by top local veterinarians on topics relevant to dog and cat owners. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The lectures are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Town of Oyster Bay Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 631-277-3844.
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.
•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.
•Speak Easy: A Toastmasters Club. Can help you conquer your fear of public speaking. In Bethpage, Northrop Grumman Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:45 p.m. in Northrop Grumman Building 5, South Oyster Bay Rd., Bethpage. Call Brian 346-7516.
•Meet The Doctors. Focusing on education, Premiere OBGYN will sponsor a Meet the Doctors program on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 79 Froelich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. Women who are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting can join Drs. Prince, Brooks and Flynn and have their questions answered on conception and a safe pregnancy.
•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.
•Syosset ToastMasters International Club. ToastMasters International is a not for profit organization whose goals are to help members become better communicators and leaders. The Syosset ToastMasters Club meets the fourth Thursday of the month at the Syosset Library (downstairs), 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd. Meetings begin at 7:45 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. No fee, guests appreciated.
•Modern Mystics Meeting. A modern mystic is one who experiences a presence indwelling all life, joining all as one. Informal gathering and discussion. The group meets on the second Friday of the month at 8 p.m. at the Muttontown U.U. Fellowship, Route 25A, one mile west of Route 106, on the south side of 25A. Discussion followed by refreshments. Call Rev. MarciaGrace 433-3482.
•Jewish War Veterans, Gieir-Levitt Post #655 invite all Jewish war veterans to join them at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, at 9 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Call Larry Sklar 942-3327.
•Young At Heart Parkinson’s Support Group meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month in the cafeteria on the ground level, near the emergency room at North Shore University Hospital at Syosset, 221 Jericho Tpke. Open to patients, caregivers or anyone interested in learning about Parkinsons. Call Debbie 390-9454.