Wednesday, 18 September 2013 15:02
Orange shortbread and a free breakfast is Panera Bread’s way of saying “thank you” to guests who want to help Long Island’s food bank, Island Harvest, and combat hunger in our area.
By wearing orange (the color of hunger action) to Panera Bread café in Syosset, or any other location, through September 22 or mentioning the name “Island Harvest” at the register, guests receive a free orange shortbread cookie, after making a food purchase, along with a breakfast coupon to use on a future visit. They also receive a flyer about the problem of hunger that exists right here on Long Island and suggests ways to help.
“Small individual steps can add up to a larger impact,” says Greg George, Vice President for Doherty Enterprises, franchisee of Long Island’s Paneras. “Why not ask co-workers to brown bag it for a week and then donate their savings to the local food bank or volunteer with your kids at a shelter or organize a neighborhood food drive?”
National statistics indicate that one in 6 people in America face hunger. That translates into 50 million people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. September is Hunger Action Month and its goal is to mobilize the public to act and spread awareness about this critical issue.
Featuring author and speaker Wendy Levitt, who published her novel, At the Corner of Wall and Sesame, in 2011 and immediately began speaking about the issues inherent in America’s corporate and social culture that make the professional/personal wars inevitable. She advocates collusion over competition at both home and in the workplace, and uses humor to show how the norms that currently limit the way we can discuss balance can lead to explosive situations. In her speaking engagements Wendy advocates a three-point plan designed to improve each individual’s ability to pursue their personal definition of balance. She is the lead inventor on three American Express patents, and was twice recognized with the Chairman’s Award for Quality. In an effort to adjust her work/life balance, Wendy left American Express and founded Squirmie Wormie, a children’s clothing label sold throughout the tri-state area. $10 per person includes breakfast. Rachel’s Café, 57 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. Registration is requested. www.syossetchamber.com. 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Featuring the world-famous Jabali African Acrobats, Whirlwind ride, giant slide, jumping castle, obstacle course, carnival games, food and refreshments in the Sukkah! Chabad Jewish Learning Center, 200 Forest Dr., East Hills. www.chabadroslyn.com, 11 a.m.-2 p.m
A week of lectures and discussions about books that have been banned at some point in time. Visit www.syossetlibrary.org for events. Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset. 516-921-7161
Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. 516-935-6790. www.jericholibrary.org, 7 p.m.
The walk begins at the Bill Patterson Nature Center on the preserve. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 516-571-8500 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Muttontown Preserve, Jericho-Oyster Bay Road, Syosset. $5, 9-11 a.m.
A discussion on terrorism and its unique challenge to law enforcement in America. The focus will be on events in recent history that have developed our understanding and/or misunderstanding of this continuing threat. $25. LIU Hutton House, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 10 a.m.-noon.
A more playful version of Cardiocircuit, this class focuses on getting fit while playing all the games you know and love such as freeze dance, relay races, high-powered hula hooping and some others in the Oh My Girls! arsenal that you are sure to find tons of fun! Ages 8-10. Oh My Girls, 140 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 516-802-5800. www.ohmygirls.com, 5-6 p.m.
In an exciting new semester-long series of lectures about masterworks of the musical repertoire, LIU Post Associate Professor of Music Mark Shapiro applies the fresh lens of cognitive musicology to individual pieces. Speaking from the piano, while eliciting a characterisitically lively give-and-take from the audience, Dr. Shapiro will engage you in a musical conversation that will permanently transform your way of experiencing and understanding what you hear, leading you to a powerfully direct emotional connection with the world's greatest music. The courses, which require no prior experience, are designed for listeners at all levels of experience: novice, intermediate, advanced. Dr. Shapiro is a highly regarded conductor of orchestras, operas, and choral works, who has recently been appointed Music Director of the Prince Edward Island Symphony; he is also Music Director of the Cecilia Chorus of New York and Cantori New York. Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 1-3 p.m. $25
To support Last Hope Animal Rescue. Whatever you need, they have it! For info., call 516-921-2008 or visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. Something for everyone! Recently donated items. All proceeds benefit Last Hope's pet adoption, special needs pets and community outreach programs (such as Last Hope's "Fix A Feral" vouchers). at St. Bede's Church, 220 Berry Hill Road, Syosset. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.