Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
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.
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 www.active.com. For further information visit www.hknc.org 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.
On Sunday, September 22, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chabad Jewish Center will host the world famous “Jabali African Acrobats” show, featuring a whirlwind ride, giant slide, jumping castle, obstacle course, carnival games, food and refreshments in the Sukkah. Free admission. Charge for rides, games and food. For more information, call 516-484-3500, or @ www.ChabadRoslyn.com. The Jewish Learning Center is located at 200 Forest Drive, East Hills.
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.
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.
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. www.mysinai.org
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.
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. www.mysinai.org.
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.
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. www.mysinai.org
On Sunday, October 13, local residents will join together for The Lustgarten Foundation’s 13th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which will be held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers can participate in a one or three-mile walk along Jones Beach’s scenic boardwalk. Since its inception, the Long Island Walk has grown to more than 7,000 participants and raised more than $9.3 million for pancreatic cancer research. Visit www.curePC.org for more information. Pre-registration fee: $50.00. Walk-in registration fee: $60.00. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. The walk takes place at Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, Field 5.
Join Temple Sinai’s own Scott D. Reich at 7:30 p.m. as he speaks about his soon to be released book The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation. Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s death, we find ourselves in an era of unprecedented political division and cynicism, where politicians talk past one another and the spirit of “ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country” is less visible than it should be. Filled with perceptive insights and verve, The Power of Citizenship is the dynamic book needed to bring us back on track. Please join the temple for what promises to be a fascinating and inspirational evening. Books will be available for sale and there will be a post-talk book signing. All are welcome. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, 516-621-6800. www.mysinai.org.
The Roslyn High School Class of 1953 will hold its 60th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The Roslyn Hotel. The evening will include a cocktail reception and dinner. Cost is $100.00 per person. Anyone with contact information should call Mickey Vergatta at 516-676-1740. The Roslyn Hotel is located at 1221 Old Northern Blvd.