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Wednesday, September 11 

Terrarium Planting Workshop

Ever popular, terrariums are a beautiful and elegant addition to a home. Participants in this workshop can create their own miniature glass gardens, with assistance from the nursery’s design staff. Bring your own glass vessel or the nursery will provide one. Cost: $45.00 plus tax includes all materials. Participants may bring their own glass vessel and price will be determined by its size. Call 334-0066 to make a reservation. The workshop begins at 11 a.m. Hicks Nurseries is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. 

Wednesday, September 14

Planting For Privacy

At 11 a.m., Hicks Nurseries will present a planting for privacy workshop. Participants will learn which trees and shrubs will grow tall and full to help make their yard the private oasis they always wanted it to be. Hicks Landscapes’ designer Rich Abate will discuss the best options available to gain valuable privacy or to block out undesirable views. Hicks Nurseries is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Call 334-0066. 

Wednesday, September 21

It’s Time: How to Bring Plants Indoors For Winter

After a summer nurturing plants outdoors, it will soon be time to transfer them indoors for the winter months. An informative seminar will explain the steps necessary to successfully transfer a plant indoors. From insect control to lighting and soil, all will be covered. The lecture will take place at Hicks Nurseries, at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Call 334-0066. 

Sunday, September 22

Helen’s Run/Walk 

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is hosting its 17th annual walk-a-thon, but this year they have added a run component to the event. Registration and starting point for Helen’s Run/Walk is at the Sands Point Park & Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Check in and registration:  7:30 – 8:30 a.m., start- 9 a.m. Registration fee: $25.00 (in advance); day of event: $35.00. Event is limited to 400 participants; early sign-up is recommended.  Register online at For further information visit or call 944-8900, ext. 1310. There will be age group awards. Each registration includes one t-shirt and refreshments. Individuals of all ages and disabilities are welcome to participate.

Thursday, September 26

Free Prostate Screening

St. Francis Hospital will host a free prostrate screening that includes a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). No appointments necessary. This program is for men between the ages of 50-75 (40 with risk factors) who are not currently under the care of an urologist. The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research & Education, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. No fee. Please call 629-2013 for information only.

Sunday, September 29

At The John Engeman Theater

The Senior Activity Committee (SAC) at The Park At East Hills will host a play, 12 Angry Men at the John Engeman Theater. The play begins at 2 p.m. with dinner to follow. 

Wednesday, October 2 

Wednesday Morning Mussar Study 

Come to our first Mussar Study with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 11 a.m. Mussar is a medieval and Chasidic study that focuses on Tikkun Middot, the refining of the soul’s traits.  Participants will use the Torah, ancient Mussar texts, and the modern commentary of Alan Morinis to focus on character development.  Each month they will study a different Middah - a quality of the heart - such as patience, generosity, humility, compassion and simplicity. All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 621-6800.

Tuesday, October 8 

Annual Women’s Wellness Seminar

Get updates on the latest in women’s health from guest speakers and experts from The Women’s Center of St. Francis Hospital. The event takes place on  October 8 from 7:00 - 9 p.m. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research & Education is located at 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. Call 516-629-2140.

The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom

Join Rabbi Michael White at 10 a.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom.  Discussions will center on the Torah portion of the week, along with ancient and modern commentaries. You will see how relevant, inspiring and transformative the Torah’s messages are to lives, struggles and circumstances.  No previous knowledge or experience is necessary.  Come to one session or all the sessions. All are welcome. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 621-6800.

Thursday, October 10

Lunch In Hudson Valley

On October 10, the Senior Activity Committee (SAC) at The Park At East Hills will join with The Rockefeller Estate and Union Church for lunch at Sunset Cove restaurant in the historic Hudson Valley. The bus leaves the park at 8 a.m. 

Friday, October 11 

Kulanu Shabbat 

Come to Kulanu Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, October 11. It is National Coming Out Day, a day when Temple Sinai raises its voices and comes out in support of the LGBTQ community.  Temple Sinai will be hosting special Shabbat services lead by the Kulanu Committee and Generation Equality.  Join the temple and show your support. There is strength is numbers.  All are welcome. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 621-6800.