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Town of Oyster Bay Chanukah Extravaganza

November 27

Underhill Preserve Trail Clearing

November 30

Grand Menorah Lighting

December 1

November 26

Film/The East

Crime/Drama/Thriller – An operative for a private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is given the job of infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page. Rated PG-13. Jericho Public Library, 7 p.m.

November 27

Town of Oyster Bay Chanukah Extravaganza

Hot latkes, donuts, 18-foot menorah, pizza and performance by Cardone the Ultimate. Plainview Shopping Center, South Oyster Bay Road. RSVP at 5:15-6:30 p.m.

November 30

Underhill Preserve Trail Clearing

Work off your holiday feast while doing some good for the environment. Help clear the trails at Underhill Preserve in Jericho in time for the Christmas Bird Count in December. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided for the volunteers. This is a great chance to explore this preserve which is closed to the public. Due to the sensitive location, the group will meet in front of the Starbucks in the Whole Foods shopping center in Jericho on Route 107 then carpool to the preserve. Registration is an absolute must: 516-695-0783. 10 a.m.

December 1

Chabad of Roslyn’s Chanukah on Ice

Open skating with your family and friends, Lighting of a giant 6-foot Ice Menorah, Chanukah arts & crafts, Kosher concession stand. Iceland, 3345 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park. 2-4 p.m.

Rob's Run

A 5-kilometer cross country race which will be held at Stillwell Woods Park in Syosset. Rob’s Run will start at 9:15 a.m. Registration and pickup will be at the Center for Developmental Disabilities (72 South Woods Road, directly next door to Stillwell Woods) from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.  

Grand Menorah Lighting

A community-wide celebration to be held at the parking lot of Whole Foods in Jericho featuring a magic and fire juggling show and a musical presentation by the Chabad school. There will be plenty of latkes and doughnuts and Chanukah treats, and music and dancing. Dignitaries will be in attendance as well. 4 p.m.

December 2  

Online Shopping for Beginners

Presenter: Reference Librarians Megan Kass and Susan Santa. Prepare for the holidays with a crash course in online shopping. Learn how to find, purchase and return gifts from the comfort of your own home. Just in time for Cyber Monday sales! Syosset Public Library, 2 p.m.

Simplifying Your Pets’ Medication Needs

Guest Speaker: Paul Schimel, Compounding Pharmacist, Salem Drugs, Port Washington. Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 7:45 p.m.

December 3

7th Night of Hanukkah

Celebrate the seventh night of Hanukkah with Chabad of Oyster Bay & Jericho. The seventh candle will be lit at 7 p.m., followed by an  inspirational lecture by Rabbi Mendy Brownstein, The Power of Light, and then a collation with sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and latkes, along with a Q&A with lively discussions. Viana Hotel, 3998 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 7-9:30 p.m.

Talk About Books/The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Join Fran Cohen as she discusses this powerful story of a young boy on the Ojibwe reservation, North Dakota. He seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and transforms his family. Listeners are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Jericho Public Library, 7 p.m.

December 4

Sherry Schreiber, Tapestry Artist  

Tapestry art work by Sherry Schreiber will be exhibited in the library’s art gallery through Dec. 28. Reception: Dec. 14, 2-4 p.m.; open to the public. Tapestry weaving is like translating from one language to another. In order to make this transition from her source of inspiration, a pastel drawing is executed first. A synthesis occurs during this preliminary step. Then the outlines are rendered onto graph paper. The entire piece is not visible all at once, as the woven part rolled onto weft beam of the loom. “One could say that my tapestries are paintings done in yarn, though I believe that they are experienced in a more alive and luminous form than painting,” says Schreiber.

Holiday Party

The North Syosset-Woodbury Republican Club’s annual party. Dinner, refreshments and dessert will be served. All are welcome. The Woodlands at the TOB Golf Course on South Woods Road, Woodbury. 7 p.m.   

December 5

Dean Martin - Part 1: Memories Are Made of This

Presenter: Jack Schnur, Audio visual program that will focus on the 10 year partnership of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis who, from 1946 to 1957, were the most successful comedy team in the history of show business. Syosset Public Library, 2 p.m.

December 6

Let’s Chat

Presenter: Joyce Tobkes, M.A. Senior peer group discussion for facing some of the challenges of growing older. No registration necessary. Syosset Public Library, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

December 7

Christmas Tea & Book Signing

This year, Mercy alumna and six-time award winning author, Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, will be speaking and signing copies of her debut novel, The Medal. Brosky, known for her Ghosts of Long Island books, hosts a weekly Internet radio show on Blogtalk Radio, “The Kerriann & Joe Show - Spirit Connection,” and is a columnist for Village Connection magazine. Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset. 12:30 p.m.

December 9

Christmas in Yellowstone

Using the remarkable PBS documentary Christmas in Yellowstone as a backdrop, Dr. William Thierfelder will present a special program devoted to the writings of famous naturalists like Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and John Burroughs, among others. It’s a visual banquet with breathtaking photography enhanced by the words of those who spent their lives living in and loving the great outdoors. Jericho Public Library, 2 p.m.

Jericho Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

In the Meeting Room. Jericho Public Library, 7:30 p.m.


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.


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).


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


1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller,

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry,

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller,