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The Long Island Fair begins Thursday, Sept. 27 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Corn husking contests, farm animals, games, crafts, vegetables, flower sales, and more. Visit www.lifair.org or call 516-572-8416 for more information. Fair runs through Sunday, Sept. 30.
Quality vendors, seasonal plants and decor, food, baked goods, handcrafts, raffle baskets, community raffles and grand prizes. Family fun and something for everyone. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. Rain date: Sept. 30. For more information call 516-692-5268 or visit: www.stmargaretepiscopal.com.
Join North Shore Land Alliance and Naturalist Peter Martin for an early fall stroll at Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve in Merrick at 2 p.m. Experience the wonder of early autumn foliage and fall migrating birds with Peter at this magnificent 52-acre former landfill. Bring the kids. The program is free. Registration is encouraged. To register and for directions please contact North Shore Land Alliance at 516-626-0908 or visit: walksinthewoods@ northshorelandalliance.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 Camera Club will have a photography competition at the Community Center in Haypath Park, Haypath Rd., Old Bethpage from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The public is invited to this free event. Mentors will be available for new photographers. For further details see www.syossetcc.org or call 516-528-0421.
Jericho Jewish Center Sisterhood annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Deluxe dinner catered by Kay Caterers. Music, entertainment, $55 per person. The Jericho Jewish Center is located at 430 North Broadway, Jericho. For more information call the temple at 516-938-2540.
The Council of Auxiliaries of United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County, Inc. (UCPN) invite you to Fashion Fantasy 2012 at the Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. Fashion show by Debra Van Horn with furs by Maximilian at Bloomingdales. Cost per person is $85 or the sale of one raffle book. Reservations may be made by calling 516-378-2000, ext. 220 by Oct. 10. Visit www.ucpn.org for more information.
The Syosset Camera Club will present Lightroom Workflow, explained by Alan Agdern at the Town of Oyster Bay Community Center, Haypath Park, Haypath Rd., Old Bethpage from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Mentors will be available for new photographers. For further details see www.syosset cc.org or call 516-528-0421.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will host a traditional fall family festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will celebrate Sagamore Hill’s agricultural history as well as Theodore Roosevelt’s 154th birthday. Activities will include entertainment for children, old-fashioned games and crafts, interactive farm demonstrations, exhibits, music, farm animal petting area, food vendors, Theodore Roosevelt as portrayed by James Foote and more. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and popcorn will be available on the site or you may bring your own picnic. Rain or shine. For more information call 516-922-4788 or visit www.nps.gov/sahi.
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 at 484-4993. The following groups are offered:
•Sept. 23: The 10th Annual COPE Walk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Long Beach Boardwalk, Long Beach (Riverside Drive). If you are interested in walking or sponsoring the walk, please visit www.copefoundation.org. Free.
•Sept. 24: Sibling support group for adult siblings on the North Shore. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Groups for siblings ages 5-10 and 11-17 also available. Free.
•Sept. 25: Bereavement support group for parents on the North Shore. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•Oct. 1: Bereavement support group for parents on the North Shore. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•Oct. 8: Grandparents’ bereavement support group for parents who lost children who had children on the North Shore. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•Oct. 9: Suicide survivors support group for parents and siblings who have lost a child or sibling to suicide. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•Oct. 10: Bereavement support group for bereaved parents at the Chai Center in Dix Hills from 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union partners on the presentation of Sweet Charity. Based on Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria screenplay, it tells the story of Times Square Dance Hall performer Charity Hope Valentine and her romantic ups and downs. Performances until Oct. 28. Evening performances: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Matinee performances: Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $65/or $60 when using a special “BETHPAGE” promotional code available by visiting www.lovebethpage.com. Ticket sales help raise money for United Way of Long Island’s Operation LIVE UNITED campaign. For every ticket bought with the promotional code, The John W. Engeman Theater will donate $10 to Operation LIVE UNITED. The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Website: www.engemantheater.com or call 631-261-2900.
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.