Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:48
The North Shore Symphony Orchestra will present the opening concert of 2013-2014, its 53rd season, on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. at Stratford Road School, 33 Bedford Rd. in Plainview. The Symphony’s entire 2013-2014 season is focused on orchestral favorites. And this first concert will include Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique,” Wagner’s prelude to “Die Meistersinger” and feature winners of the Concert Festival Competition — pianists Brielle Perez and Allison Jin, and Long Island cellist Solomon Choi in performances of movements from Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor and Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33. Conducted by the Symphony Music Director & Conductor Susan Deaver, the concert will bring together the talents of young performers and the North Shore Symphony Orchestra.. Tickets are General Admission, $15 and Senior/Student $12 and may be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert. Further information about North Shore Symphony Orchestra and the Nov. 16 concert may be found on the orchestra’s website at www.northshoresymphonyorch.org or by calling 516-695-4476.
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.
All Jericho senior residents and senior organizations are cordially invited to a free preview of the dramatic comedy Let’s Murder Marsha by Monk Ferris about a loveable, mystery-reading woman who accidentally overhears her husband discuss her very own murder! Or did she? Come along on the wild ride of murders, birthdays and airplanes! The talented cast will host a small reception of coffee, tea, and cookies one half hour (9:30 a.m.) before the performance. The performance time is approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission. Please RSVP by Friday, November 15 by leaving a message on the JHS drama hotline at 516-203-3600, ext. 3390. On the day of the performance please park in the 2nd HS circle by the attendance office entrance. This entrance is located on the north side of the High School and is handicapped accessible. Jericho High School Little Theater, 99 Cedar Swamp Rd., Jericho. 10 a.m.
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 Beverly Gilbert at 516-822-3535, ext. 347.
All are invited to attend the annual Town of Oyster Bay Chabad Chanukah celebration, a yearly family event held at the Plainview Shopping Center, South Oyster Bay Road and Woodbury Road in Plainview from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This year, witness the astounding feats of Cardone, the Ultimate Vaudevillian. Cardone amazes audiences with magic, ventriloquism, illusion, escape artistry, mind-reading, humor, pantomime and audience participation. Cardone’s show will take place in a heated tent near The Children’s Place. Also featured will be music, latkes, donuts and pizza, celebrating the joy of Chanukah. The highlight iof the event will be the Grand Menorah lighting, taking place in the walkway between Shoprite and the shopping center. The program is free, but only online RSVP’s will be admitted, no exceptions. To RSVP, visit www.jewishtob.org and for more information, call 516-682-0404.
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.
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. 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, call 866-800-3881.