Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00
Ace a job interview? Ignite your career? Toastmasters International Can Help. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization currently has more than 260,000 members in approximately 12,500 clubs in 113 countries. Since it’s founding in October 1924, the organization has helped more than 4 million men and women give presentations with poise and confidence. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit toastmasters.org. So, how does it work? Toastmasters clubs offer a “learn-by-doing” workshop in which participants practice speaking and leadership skills in a friendly atmosphere. Members learn communication skills by following a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. Members can also learn leadership skills by taking on various meeting roles and serving as officers in the club and district levels. There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting, instead, members evaluate one another’s oral presentations. Feedback and evaluations is key to the program’s success. You are invited to see what Toastmasters has to offer by visiting Syosset Toastmasters Join us at the Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road on Thursday July 26, at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit our website at http://3627.toastmastersclubs.org or call 516-313-0215.
The Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society invites families to listen to a reading of the book, “From Caterpillar to Butterfly” at the Planting Fields Arboretum. After story time, we will create caterpillars and butterflies craft to take home, and we will take time outside to look for butterflies and learn more about these wonderful creatures! For ages 3 to 6 and their parents. 10:30 a.m. No unregistered siblings please. Each participant will be provided with material for his or her craft. Hurry to sign up: group size limited to 20. Please call 516-695-0763 to register. There is no charge for the program, however, there is an $8 per car fee to enter the Park for those who do not have Empire passes. Location/Directions: To get to Planting Fields Arboretum, take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 North or Northern State Parkway to Exit 35 North. Proceed north on Route 106 towards Oyster Bay. Turn left onto 25A Northern Boulevard. Make first right onto Mill River Road. Follow green & white signs to the Arboretum on Planting Fields Road. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
7 p.m. This is the story of the fabric of life, and how every species is interconnected. At its center is the humble horseshoe crab, a creature which has remained virtually unchanged for 350 million years. Its annual spring spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird called the red knot. Scientific and medical communities have discovered the crab provides an indispensable testing agent for drugs and vaccines. But their new use as bait for the fishing industry places the future of horseshoe crab in jeopardy. Please join us tonight at the Cold Spring Harbor Library for a special screening of this important film. Location: Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. No registration required. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
9 a.m. On this walk with the Huntington Oyster Bay Audubon, we will look for all types of insects, including moths, late summer stray butterflies, and early migrant dragonflies. This is a good time of year to look for Primrose Moth. We will also pay attention to beach vegetation and migrant birds. Participants are advised to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat since it may be extremely bright and sunny. Location/Directions: Jones Beach Boat Basin. Take the Meadowbrook Parkway south until it ends at Jones Beach. Go over the drawbridge and immediately bear to the right towards the West End. Park on the right at the boat basin by the Coast Guard Station. There is an entry fee which is waived for those that have a NYS Parks Empire Passport sticker. Call 516-509-1094 to register. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
The Club has begun its 2013-14 membership drive looking for individuals who are interested in helping their community.
Community Volunteer Work that Makes a Difference
If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Jericho-Brookville Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your community – and communities around the world.
Join an International Network of Volunteers and Friends
As a Jericho-Brookville Lions club member, you’ll join a group of service-minded men and women who are doing local volunteer work to support the Jericho, Brookville, Syosset, Muttontown and other local communities – right now. You’ll also become a member of Lions Clubs International, a respected international organization, a leader in your local community and a friend to people in need. There are many reasons to become a member. As a Lion, you will: Help your community and gain valuable skills - Make an impact on people’s lives – locally and internationally - Learn to be a leader – and lead a respected organization - Network with business people in your community and around the world - Energize your life and have fun. You’ll grow personally and professionally. And you’ll know that the community volunteer work you perform is worthwhile and appreciated.
Becoming a Member
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 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 gateposts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.