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Photo Benefit for Little Shelter Animal Rescue

Saturday, June 29

Field Trip

Saturday, July 6

Saturday, June 29

Photo Benefit for Little Shelter Animal Rescue

A benefit for Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center at 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. Len Marks Photography will be here to take a 4 x 6 photo of you and your pet with a $10 minimum donation to Little Shelter.  Additional photos may be purchased at a discounted rate. No cats please for the photo shoot. Volunteers from Little Shelter will be here with dogs for adoption. Registration is requested for the photo shoot. Walk-ins will be taken on a first come, first served basis depending on availability. Please register at the Cold Spring Harbor Library Information Services Desk, or by phone at 631 692-6820 Ext. 200. $10 minimum donation. Checks payable to Little Shelter.


Saturday, June 29

Options For Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair

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. 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.


Saturday, July 6

Field Trip: Young Naturalists Butterfly Discovery at Stillwell Woods Preserve for Families

Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society on a walk as we search for various butterfly species that utilize this preserve and learn about the remarkable annual journey of the Monarch butterfly, as well as its critical relationship with milkweed. Directions: Jericho Tpke to South Woods Rd in Syosset. Go north about 1.5 miles. As soon as you pass Syosset HS, look right for the entrance to the park. Drive past the ball fields to the end of the parking area near the gate to the trails. You may have to park further up if there are soccer games in progress. We will meet in front of the gate by the entrance to the trails. Call 516- 695-0763 to register. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.


Wednesday, July 17

Beat the Heat Summer Film Series - Green Fire Documentary Encore

The Huntington Oyster Bay Audubon invites you to a special encore screening of Green Fire, the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about the legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Many of you missed our Long Island premier of this wonderful film due to a stormy weather forecast. Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopold’s land ethic in action in a multitude of ways.  Location: Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor.  No registration required.  Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.


Ongoing Events

Miscarriage Support Group

A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone. Facilitated by a professional therapist. 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.

Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent, enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gateposts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.

Portledge School Offers New Mommy & Me Program For The Summer

Portledge School is now offering classes for the very young children over the summer. Portledge Adventures for Mommy & Me offers children ages 9-18 months and their moms, dads or caregivers a safe, nurturing environment that will inspire imagination, self-expression, social interaction, and physical development through a variety of shared activities, such as music, games and crafts. Each week a new topic will be discussed among the parents. Eight classes will be offered on Thursdays from June 27 through August 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration has begun. Space is limited so register early. For more information including dates of sessions, log onto www.portledge.org or call Leigh Farrell at 516-750-3203.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com