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Wednesday, October 23

Affordable Care Act Discussion

Assemblyman Charles Levine will lead a discusson about the Affordable Care Act and the New York Health Benefit Exchange at the Syosset Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Rd., from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, but space is limited. Call 516-921-7161 for more information.


Sunday, October 27

Orchestra Benefit for United Cerebral Palsy

The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra presents its 10th annual benefit concert for United Cerebral Palsy Oct. 27. This year, the Nassau Pops is proud to perfrom with singer/recording artist Linda Elder and as always, joining the Pops will be Creation, a talented group of singers from the UCPN center. The benefit takes place at LIU Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., in Brookville at 3 p.m. For more information, call 516-299-3100.


Saturday, November 2

The Rundead

Special Olympics New York presents this fun way to raise money for a good cause. The Rundead is a 5k trail run through Brady Park in Massapequa Park starting at 8:30 a.m. where runners must escape hungry zombies. Each runner will start off with a flag belt and three flags. These flags represent your lifelines. Zombies throughout the course will be attempting to take these one at a time. If you lose all three, your dead and the zombies have won. Health stations will be scattered throughout the course. If you choose to make a stop and receive a time penalty, you can gain another lifeline. Use speed, strategy… whatever it takes to keep your flags. If you finish the race with at least one, you have survived. If zombies have taken all your flags you can complete the race but you wont be eligible for awards. Join up for this wild new event. You can sign up as a zombie or a runner, so there’s something for everyone. Log onto 2013rUNDEAD.kintera.orgt/BradyPark to register.


Sunday, November 3

Jewish Genealogy 101

Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island for the 23rd annual family history workshop, “Jewish Genealogy 101: Four Hours to Your Family Roots,” at the Mid-Island Y JCC at 45 Manetto Hill Rd. The workshop is  is a half-day course on sources and strategies essential for Jewish Genealogy research and is recommended both for beginners and for family historians who want to brush up or expand their skills. Cost is $45 per person ($55 after Oct. 27). Attendees receive a copy of the workshop manual. A light lunch, bagels and spreads, coffee and cake, will be served. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.jgsli.org.


Monday, November 4

Authors Brunch Series

Published authors speak about their works and answer questions. This week, Ann Kirshner comes to the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., to discuss her book, “Lady at the O.K. Corral” from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Stephanie Ginsberg at 516-822-3535 ext. 328.


Mondays, November 11, 25

Cafe Dilemma Lunch & Learn Series

The Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., presents a different Rabbi from the community each week to teach a class on interesting and current topics from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hot beverages will be provide. Bring your own lunch. All ages welcome. The class is free for members and $5 for non-members. For more information, contact Bevery Gilbert at 516-822-3535, ext. 347.


Sunday, November 17

Changing the Ch’i in Your Life

Internationally recognized Feng Shui author, educator and consultant William Spear presents “Changing the Ch’i in Your Life: The Inner Bagua of Feng Shui” at the BTE Center for Conscious Living at Nassau Hall, 1864 Muttontown Rd. In this full day presentation, Spear will expand beyond linear layouts, “Dos and Don’ts,” wind chimes and water fountains, to offer a deeper understanding of the energetics and flow of Ch’i in interior and exterior spaces as well as our human nature. This lecture is geared to holistic health, spirituality, feng shui and design enthusiasts, as well as the seasoned feng shui practitioner. Join a movement to impact the greater good by promoting positive change in your life and in our world.


Friday, November 29

Chanukah Service

Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue, and Oakfield Avenue will celebrate a community Chanukah service on Friday,  Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring their Menorah and four candles: one for the first two nights of Chanukah, and one for the shamash, also known as the service candle, used to light the other candles on the menorah. Hear the story of the Maccabees, and the magic of the small amount of oil that lasted for eight days.


Ongoing Events

Babies And BimBam

A fun, interactive class is coming up at HANC of Plainview for children turning 2 by December 31. Cost is $50 for six classes, or pay-as-you-go for $10 per class. Classes will be meeting on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 681-5922.

Miscarriage Support Group

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.

Free Veterinary Lectures

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.


Ongoing Programs

Non-Profit Support Group: Clutterers Anonymous (CLA)

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, call 866-800-3881.