Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society is pleased to announce the induction of Mario Susko as the new Poet Laureate for Nassau County on June 15 at the Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road, at 2 p.m. All poetry lovers are welcome.
The Plainview Reformed Church Thrift Shop will be holding its half-price sale starting Saturday, June 15, and running through the end of June. The shop is located at 560 Old Bethpage Road in Plainview and is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For further information, call Carol at 516-802-4643.
Have you ever considered DNA testing to trace your ancestry but found you had endless questions? At our June meeting, Forum President Mike Carragher and longtime member Bill Kane will discuss new developments in the use of DNA testing in family research. Both men are experienced in the subject. Carragher will discuss the basics of DNA testing, including genetic and family research, the major testing companies, and the various DNA tests that they offer. Kane will speak about his leap through the DNA looking glass and where it has taken him so far. Join the Irish Family History Forum on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 11 a.m., to find some of the answers to your questions.
Preceding the DNA lecture, starting at 10 a.m., Kathleen McGee will moderate a help session for those researching their Irish roots. The lecture will take place on: Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, N.Y.
Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), a not-for-profit agency that supports more than 3,500 individuals with different abilities on Long Island, together with the Broadhollow Theater Company, is presenting The FREE Players production of the legendary musical Les Misérables, School Edition. Performances will be Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday June 16t at 2 p.m., 265 East Main Street, East Islip, NY. General Admission tickets cost $20.00; students or individuals with disabilities will be charged $10.00. For tickets or further information, call (516) 870-7001. All proceeds will benefit the FREE Players.
The Long Island Vector Vest Users Group meets at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library -Auditorium, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview, from 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., to discuss stock market investing using VV software. All levels welcome. Free. For agenda and directions, see www.meetup.com/LISTMG, or call 516-385-8244
Open to all of Long Island- The Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES) is hosting its first FREE “Options For Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair” at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, located at 12 Franklin Avenue in Port Washington, NY. Taking place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., this comprehensive event will provide caregivers managing the health and well being of today’s seniors with a one-stop-forum for gathering vital information, products and services to help support senior care, wellness and quality of life.
When: Saturday, July 27, 2013. Rain date: Sunday, July 28. Where: Jones Beach State Park. Age Divisions: Youth: 2nd grade to Varsity. Adult: Women’s 18+, Men’s 18+, Men’s 30+ Fee: $575. Early registration fee: $525 (before June 17).
A safe, confidential, supportive environment in which to talk about what you have been through, your reactions and feelings, and how to move forward. You are not alone! Facilitated by a professional therapist. Meetings held on 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.
A 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets at the following locations: Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave, Westbury first and third Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd, Manhasset. Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, please email call (866) 800-3881 or visit www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.