MARCH 20 – 27, 2008
Photo courtesy of Staller Center

“Tristan Und Isolde” will be presented at the Staller Center, SBU on Saturday,
March 22, as part of its
Live in HD from the Met series.
Thursday • 20
EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSION
Empire State College will hold an information session about its undergraduate degree program today at 6 pm at the college’s Hauppauge location, New York State Office Building, First Floor, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge. To pre-register, call 800-847-3000.
KNITTING FOR PEACE
Knitting for Peace will meet from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Emma Clark Library, Main Street, Setauket. For further information, call 751-5131 or 751-0411.
ROBIN TROWER IN CONCERT
The Inter-Media Art Center, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington will present a concert with blues-rock guitarist Robin Trower at 8 pm. $50, $37.50 members. Call 549-ARTS.
SIGNS OF SPRING
A program, Signs of Spring, for ages seven through 10 will be held at Bydenburgh County Park, Smithtown from 10:30 am to noon and from 1 to 3:30 pm. The program will be conducted by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Call 239-1800, ext. 28 to register.
MEDICINE FROM THE REVOLUTION THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR
The Huntington Historical Society, as part of its Conklin House lecture series, will present Harrison Hunt who will speak on Medicine from the Revolution through the Civil War at the Conklin Museum Barn, 2 High Street, Huntington. Refreshments are at 1:30 pm; lecture at 2 pm. $5, free for members. Call 427-7045, ext. 403 for further information.

Friday • 21

FRIDAY NIGHT FACE OFF
Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson will hold its Friday Night Face Off beginning at 10:30 pm. $12. Call 928-9100 on the day of performance only.
SIGNS OF SPRING
A program, Signs of Spring, for ages seven through 10 will be held at Bydenburgh County Park, Smithtown from 10:30 am to noon and from 1 to 3:30 pm. The program will be conducted by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Call 239-1800, ext. 28 to register.
PURIM PARTY
Young Israel of East Northport, 7 Hooper Street, will hold a Purim Seudah (Party) at noon. Event includes meal, jokes and riddles and costume parade. $12 adults, $8 students, children under four are free. $36 maximum per family. Call 368-5880 to reserve.
low vision support group
A low vision support group will meet from 3 to 5 pm at the Emma Clark Library, Main Street, Setauket. The topic will be glaucoma and other causes of vision loss. For further information, call 444-1519.

Saturday • 22

MET LIVE IN HD: “Tristan und Isolde”
The Staller Center, Stony Brook University, as part of its new Met Live in HD series will present a live, high definition transmission of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” at 12:30 pm. $22, $20 seniors and $15 children. For tickets call 632-ARTS or go to www.metopera.org or www.stallercenter.com.
ADVANCES IN ASTRONOMY
The Ethical Culture Society of Suffolk will present a talk by Professor Joseph Lattimer on the latest advances in astronomy at the home of Dean Everhart. Free. Call 261-5896 for directions. Call 499-0726 for further information.
EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
Little Shelter, 33 Warner Road, Huntington will hold its Easter Egg-Stravaganza from 11 am to 2 pm. Event includes a visit from the Easter Bunny, games, prizes, snacks, tour of the shelter, etc. Animals will be available for adoption. Call 368-8770, ext 205 for further information.

Sunday • 23

Happy Easter!

Monday • 24

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Tuesday • 25

CAST CALL: DISNEY’S “MULAN, JR.”
CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale, as part of its children’s theater, will hold a cast call for Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.” at 6 pm. Call 218-2812 or go to www.cmpac.com for further information.
SWEETBRIAR NATURE CENTER’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER
Sweetbriar Nature Center will hold its annual fundraising dinner at the Watermill Inn in Nesconset. Long-standing trustee member Vito Poveromo will be honored. $75 per person includes cocktail hour and dinner. Call 979-6344 for dinner and/or raffle tickets.
SPRING NATURE WALK
Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold a spring nature walk today and March 28 from 10:30 am to noon or 1 to 2:30 pm through Twin Ponds Nature Park in Centerport. For age six through eight. $18 per child. Call 239-1800 to register.
PAYING FOR LONG-TERM CARE
Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold a program, Paying for Long-Term Care: Understanding your Options at 7:30 pm at the Huntington Library. Free. Call 427-5165, ext. 264 to register.
EmBROIDERERS’ GUILD MEETING
The Suffolk Chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet at 7 pm at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, 55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills. All level stitchers are welcome. Call 423-3738 or 351-8569 for further information.
Critique Night at the Huntington Camera Club
The Huntington Camera Club will host critique night, where anyone can bring photos for evaluation and feedback at 7:30 pm at Huntington Public Library, main auditorium, lower level, 338 Main Street, Huntington. Visitors welcome. For information call 549-4327.
Learn to be tobacco free
John T, Mather Memorial Hospital, 75 North Country Rd., Port Jefferson will host a free six-week smoking cessation program sponsored by the Suffolk County Department of Health today March 25 from noon to 1 pm in the hospital’s OR conference room in the Cody Surgical Pavilion. Reservations are necessary. To register, call Julie Parenti at 476-2723.

Wednesday • 26

SPINES, SLIME AND STINGERS
Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold a program, Spines, Slime and Stingers today or March 27 from 10 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm for children ages six to eight at the Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport. $25 per child. Call 239-1800 to register.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER”
The North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham will hold a book discussion on Kim Edwards’ “Memory Keeper’s Daughter” at 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Call 929-4488 for further information.

Thursday • 27

SPINES, SLIME AND STINGERS
See March 26 listing.
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Upcoming
FRIDAY NIGHT FACE OFF
Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson will hold its Friday Night Face Off on Friday, March 28 beginning at 10:30 pm. $12. Call 928-9100 on the day of performance only. Reservations recommended.
PAUL BROWN’S GUITAR NIGHT
The Inter-Media Art Center, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington will present Paul Brown’s Guitar Night featuring Kenny Rankin and Marc Antoine on Friday, March 28 at 8 pm. $50, $37.50 members. Call 549-ARTS.
GEOLOGY OPEN NIGHT
As part of its Science Open Nights series, Stony Brook University will present a Geology Open Night on Friday, March 28. Professor Robert C. Liebermann will speak on New Tools/Toys to Study the Earth’s Deep Interior at 7:30 pm in Room 001, ESS Building. Following the lecture, there will be refreshments and an opportunity for discussion. Free and open to the public. For further information, call 632-8757.
NITE AT THE RACES
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4927 will hold a Nite at the Races at 31 Horseblock Road, Centereach on Friday, March 28. $10 donation incudes food, beer, wine and soda. Dinner is from 7 to 8 pm with races to follow. Call 585-7390 for further information.
TRADITIONAL NEW ENGLAND BARN DANCE
The Long Island Traditional Music Association will hold a traditional New England barn dance on Friday, March 28 at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn, 211 Main Street (Route 25). Introductory lesson begins at 7:45 pm with dancing to live music by fiddlers Brian Lindsay, Colin Lindsay and Brian Taeffe from 8 to 11 pm. Each dance will be taught; no partner needed; beginners welcome. $14, $10 members, $7 students; children up to 16 free with paid adult. Call 369-7854 or go to wwwLITMA.org for further information.
TVHS book discussion and exhibit tour
On Friday, March 28 the Three Village Historical Society History Center, 93 North Country Road, Setauket, hosts a book discussion on “Hen Frigates” by Joan Druett and a tour at 7 pm of “The Sailing Circle” exhibition with historian Beverly C. Tyler. The discussion starts at 7:30 pm. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Attendees will receive a copy of “The Sailing Circle” exhibition catalogue. Copies of “Hen Frigates” are available from the Three Village Historical Society. For information call 751-3730.
Poets in Port
Poets in Port will feature Michelle Whittaker and Kempton Boone Van Hoff on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm at Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport. There will also be an open reading: the audience is encouraged to bring their poems and participate. For more information, contact Steven Schmidt at stevenschmidt@optonline.net or call 404-9771.
Tai Chi classes
The Town of Brookhaven will offer Tai Chi classes beginning Friday, March 28 from 1 to 2 pm at the New Village Recreation Center, Wireless and Hawkins roads, Centereach. $30 for the six week session. Call 732-2338 for information or to register.
MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE
Central Operating Lines, Ltd., will hold a model railroad open house at 90F Raynor Avenue, Ronkonkoma on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30 from noon to 5 pm. Refreshments available. Train set raffle. Free/donations accepted. For further information, call 363-9766, evenings; 737-4634, day of the open house or go to www.trainweb.org/centroplines
STONY BROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University will present a performance of the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 29 at 8 pm (a pre-concert lecture begins at 7 pm). Call 632-ARTS for further information.
ASIAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The second annual Asian-American Cultural Festival will be held at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University on Saturday, March 29 from 1 to 9 pm. The festival will unite representatives of various Asian countries to showcase their heritage and traditions through exhibits, performances, costumes, literature, interactive shows and ceremonies. Tickets: 1 to 6 pm, free admission, 6 to 9 pm, performances, $10, $20 VIP reception only, $25 performances and VIP reception. For further information, call 543-5768 or go to www.aacfli.com.
LAS VEGAS NIGHTS FUNDRAISER
The Kings Park Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Las Vegas Nights fundraiser to benefit local charities on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29 from 7:30 pm to 1 am at the Father Seyfried Council Hall, 44 Church Street, Kings Park. For further information, call 269-5935.
THE KANE DAILY BAND AT BROOKHAVEN LAB
The Kane Daily Band will perform on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The concert is open to the public, but all visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on the day of the show. Tickets may be purchased through ticketweb.com. Call 344-5139 for further information.
Port Jefferson Station blood drive and membership outreach
The Ancient Order of Hibernians in conjunction with the Port Jefferson Station Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the first Good Neighbor Blood Drive and Membership Outreach, honoring life member Michael Murphy, on Saturday, March 29 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Long Island Visitor’s Train, Nesconset Highway and Route 112, Port Jefferson Station. There will be music, food, beverages and raffles. Call 834-4215 to make an appointment; Walk-ins welcome. For medical information about blood donations, call Long Island Blood Services at 800-688-0900.
USED BOOK SALE
The Friends of the North Shore Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham will hold a used book sale on Saturday, March 29 from 10 am to 3 pm and Sunday, March 30 from 1 to 4:30 pm. For further information, call 929-4488.
STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF RUSSIA
The Tilles Center, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University will present the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia on Saturday, March 29 at 8 pm in the North Fork Hall. Performance Plus event talk begins at 6:45 pm in the Hillwood Recital Hall, $5 additional. $50 to $90, $3 senior discount. Call (516) 299-3100.
STAND UP FOR PEACE
Stand Up for Peace, the two comedian solution to Middle East peace will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 8:30 pm at the North Shore Jewish Center, 385 Old Town Road, Port Jefferson Station. $20, $50 Inner Circle (includes dessert and coffee after the show), $15 student. Call 928-3737.
SEAN GRACE IN CONCERT
The North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham will present A Celtic Odyssey with Sean Grace at 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 30. Free and open to the public. Call 929-4488 for further information.
EAST VILLAGE OPERA COMPANY
The Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University will present the East Village Opera Company on Sunday, March 30 at 7 pm. $32. Call 632-ARTS or go to www.stallercenter.com.
SHAPED NOTE PARTICIPATORY SING
The Long Island Traditional Music Association will hold a shaped note participatory sing on Sunday, March 30 at the Congregational Church, North Country Road, Wading River. Non-denominational community singing of psalms, hymns, anthems and folk sons emphasizes participation, not performance. Singing is from 1:30 to 5:30 pm. First timers call to confirm. Free. Call 325-8727 or go to www.LITMA.org.
INSTRUMENTAL JAM
The Long Island Traditional Music Association will hold an instrumental jam session on Sunday, March 30 from 4 to 6 pm. Music styles will be determined by the musicians. Free. Snack or beverage to share appreciated. Call 864-4601, go to www.LITMA.org or email themeirs@optonline.net for directions and further information.
SLIDE SHOW AND LECTURE
The Whaling Museum, Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor will hold a slide show and lecture with author Paul Mila on Sunday, March 30 at 2 pm. Mila will discuss his latest adventure in Tonga where he swam with humpback whales. General admission, free to members. Reservations appreciated. Call 367-3418 or go to wwwcshwhalingmuseum.org.
HUDSON VAGABOND PUPPETS IN “JEMIMA PUDDLE-DUCK”
The Tilles Center, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University will present the Hudson Vagabond Puppets in “Jemima Puddle-Duck” on Sunday, March 30 at 11 am and 1 pm in the Hillwood Recital Hall. Family performance is for ages five through nine. $20 per person. Call (516) 299-3100.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HALF-MARATHON AND 5K RACE
The 12th annual Suffolk County half-marathon and 5K race will be held at Suffolk County Community College, Selden on Sunday, March 30 beginning at 9 am. Sponsored by AHEPA. For further information, call 893-5951 or email schmarathon@aol.com.
Jeff Black at University Café
Nashville’s Jeff Black will perform at Stony Brook University’s University Café on Sunday, March 30 at 2 pm. Opening is Mary Lamont in an acoustic trio setting with Lora Kendal on fiddle and Jim Marchese on guitar. Advance tickets are $15 until March 27; remaining tickets at the door, $20/$15 students with ID. For additional information, go to universitycafe.org or call 632-1093.
“The Story of a FantaIsie” in Huntington
Ridotto, Concerts with a Touch of Theatre, presents “The Story of a Fantaisie”, the second in its new piano series featuring Carol Montparker, piano, and introducing Katherine Lerner, mezzo soprano, on Sunday, March 30 at 4 pm in Old First Church, Route 25A, Huntington. Tickets are $20, $18 seniors, $15 members and $10 students. for information, call 385-0373 or visit Ridotto.org.
North Shore Pro Musica chamber concert
North Shore Pro Musica will present a chamber music concert on Sunday, March 30 at 5 pm in the Cultural Center of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization in Stony Brook. The program will feature music of Beethoven, Duparc and Peter Winkler, professosr of music at Stony Brook University. Tickets are $15, $10 for students. Call 584-8945 or 689-5888 for information.
SPRING FASHION SHOW
The Caroline Church, will hold its spring fashion show on Sunday, March 30 at 1 pm at The Old Field Club, Setauket. $40 per person. Fashions by Coldwater Creek and Eddie Bauer. Send check to Caroline Church, One Dyke Road, Setauket, NY 11733 or leave at the church office.
EAST VILLAGE OPERA COMPANY
The East Village Opera Company will appear at the Staller Center, Stony Brook University on Sunday, March 30 at 7 pm. The East Village Opera Company reinterprets classic opera arias making them into high-adrenaline rock songs. $32. Call 632-
ARTS.
BEEETHOVEN’S COMPLETE WORKS FOR PIANO AND CELLO
The Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University will present Beethoven’s Complete Works for Piano and Cello, two evenings of music with Colin Carr (cello) and Thomas Sauer (piano) on Monday, March 31 at 8 pm and Wednesday, April 2 at 8 pm. $42 includes both concerts. Call 632-ARTS or go to www.stallercenter.com.

Ongoing

WINTER CLOTHING SALE
Winter clothing is on sale during February at 50 percent off at the Act II Thrift Shop, Smithtown United Methodist Church, 230 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. The shop is open Tuesday from 10 am to noon and Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm. The shop will be closed during February 17 to 24. Call 265-6945 Monday, Wednesday or Friday for further information.
HUNTINGTON CAMERA CLUB
The Huntington Camera Club meets every Tuesday night in the lower level of the Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, beginning at 7:30 pm. All welcome. For further information, go to www.huntingtoncameraclub.org or email events@huntingtoncameraclub.org.
OPEN HOUSE AT MISS BARBARA’S PRESCHOOL
Miss Barbara’s Preschool, 10 Richmond Boulevard, Lake Grove, is holding an open house every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 am. For further information, call 981-1271 or go to www.missbarbaraspreschool.com.
KIDSTUF
Kidstuf, family theater featuring music, drama and storytelling for kids in kindergarten through grade six and their parents will be held every Wednesday from 7 to 8 pm at the Northport Baptist Church, 400 Elwood Road, East Northport. Free. Call 368-5023 for further information.
BALLROOM DANCING CLASSES
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization will hold ballroom dancing classes through February 26 from 8 to 9:30 pm Tuesday evenings at the Educational and Cultural Center, Main Street, Stony Brook. $20 per class, $18 per class for those who pre-pay for four classes. Call 689-5888.
seals of long island
The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation will be offering seal cruises from Point Lookout weekends through the end of April to view winter harbor seal populations. A naturalist will be on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. Boarding at 12:30 pm, departing at 1 pm. Reservations are required. $20, $17 children and seniors and $5 carry on child. Call 369-9840 for further information or to make reservations.
CHILDREN’S MARITIME MUSEUM WINTER PROGRAM
The Children’s Maritime Museum (CMM) in the Port Jefferson Village Center is open with a new winter program for family fun and learning. Come and Engineer a Water Wheel; Operate a Water Taxi; Design a Dock; Open a Store; Load Cargo and Bail a Boat. CMM is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 pm. Admission is $5 per child, $10 per family. For more information, visit www.childrensmaritimemuseum.org
swing dance
Swing Dance Long Island holds a swing dance every Tuesday at Pomodorino’s, 648 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, from 8 to 10:30 pm. Free. Call 979-7855 or go to www.sdli.org for further information.
Free Ident-A-Kid program
Suffolk Country residents may obtain a free Ident-A-Kit child identification packet, which includes emergency contact information, medical history, photograph, DNA sample, safety tips and thumbprints on Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 pm in the lobby of Suffolk County Police Headquarters, 30 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank. For more information call Suffolk County Police Athletic League at 852-6109.
NORTH SHORE JEWISH CENTER SENIORS CLUB
The Seniors Club of the North Shore Jewish Center, 385 Old Town Road, Port Jefferson Station meets every Tuesday at 11 am in the ballroom of the synagogue. Refreshments, lectures and entertainment. A Yiddish learning group meets after every meeting. For further information, call 928-3737.
TAI CHI CLASSES
The Town of Brookhaven’s Department of Parks and Recreation will offer ongoing Tai Chi classes at the Mount Sinai Community House, North Country Road, Mount Sinai on Thursdays from 9 to 10 am or 10:15 to 11:15 am. $30 for six week session. Call 451-6164 for further information or to register.
SENIOR GAME CLUB
The North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham will hold a Senior Game Club on Tuesdays, from 1 to 3 pm. Call to register. Call 929-4488, ext. 230.
COUNTRY LINE DANCE LESSONS
The Town of Brookhaven’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering country line dance lessons for all interested adults. Classes meet on Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm at the New Village Recreation Center, Wireless Road, Centereach (732-2338) and Fridays from 1:15 to 3:15 pm at the Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center, Blue Point (263-5193). Cost is $30 per six week session. Classes are ongoing.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES
Fountainhead Congregation, 782 Larkfield Road, East Northport offers American sign language classes on Saturday mornings. Call 858-0454 or 261-5912 TTY.
LONG ISLAND AQUARIUM SOCIETY
The Long Island Aquarium Society meets at 8 pm on the third Friday of each month (except July and August) at Holtsville Park, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville. Guests welcome. Admission and parking free. For further information, go to www.liasonline.org.
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE SEEKS NEW MEMBERS
The Marine Corps League, Mercury Detachment, MCL is looking for new members. Group participates in local events, parades, Toys for Tots drive, Rose Campaign and more. Meetings held first Tuesday of every month at 8 pm, American Legion #432, Hallock Road (Route 25A), Port Jefferson Station. Call 698-3756 or go to www.orgsites.com/ny/port-jefferson-station-marines/.
YIDDISH CLUB AT NORTH SHORE JEWISH CENTER
The Yiddish Club meets at the North Shore Jewish Center, Old Town Road, Port Jefferson Station on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Call 928-3737 for further information.
PING PONG CLUB
The Town of Brookhaven will be hosting a ping pong club, open to all ages on Saturdays from 9 am to noon at the New Village Recreation Center, 20 Wireless Road, Centereach. Free. Bring your own paddle. Call 451-6167 for further information or to register.
ADULT WRITERS GROUP
The Smithtown Library’s adult writers group meets at the library, One North Country Road, Smithtown on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm. New writers welcome. Call 265-2072, ext. 206 for further information.
NORTH SHORE ART GUILD MEETING
The North Shore Art Guild meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at Miller Place High School, Memorial Drive and Miller Place Road. For further information, call 744-1996 or email NorthShoreArtGuild@hotmail.com.
FREE relationship ASSESSMENT
The Marital Clinic at Stony Brook University is currently offering free relationship assessments as part of a non-profit research study. Participants must be cohabiting for a minimum of one year, or married. Participating couples receive $50. Call 632-7850 to see if you qualify.
MEDITATION SESSIONS
The Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University holds Buddhist meditation sessions on Thursdays at 6:30 pm in Room 301. All welcome. Call 632-4400 for further information.
LABYRINTH WALKS
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, Nicolls Road will hold labyrinth walks every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 pm and every second Tuesday of each month at 8 pm. All labyrinth walks are open to the public. No registration required. Free-will donation appreciated. Call 751-0297.
BIBLE DISCUSSION GROUP
A Bible discussion group sponsored by the East Northport Christian Church meets every Thursday night at 7 pm. Call 757-7177.
JUST FRIENDS
Just Friends, a small informal group meets weekly for ideas, conversation and a shared pot luck lunch on Thursdays from 10:30 am to 2 pm at the Setauket Presbyterian Church. Transport where needed. Call 751-2917 for further information.
WOMEN’S TORAH CLASS
An ongoing women’s Torah class will be held on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at Young Israel of East Northport, 7 Hooper Street, East Northport. A women’s class will also be held on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:45 am. On Thursdays from 10 to 10:30 am there will be a women’s class on Jewish law. Refreshments. Free. Call 368-5880.
MEN’S TORAH CLASS
An ongoing men’s Torah class will be held on Wednesdays from 8:45 to 9:45 pm at Young Israel of East Northport, 7 Hooper Street, East Northport. A men’s class will also be held on Sundays from 8:15 to 8:35 am. On Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm there will be a men’s class on the commandments. On Mondays from 8 to 8:30 am there will be an ongoing class on the study of Jewish law. On Wednesday from 7:45 to 8:30 am there will be a men’s class Ethics of the Fathers. Refreshments. A men’s and women’s class, What is Man’s Purpose in this World? will be held on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Free. Call 368-5880.
SINGLES RAP GROUP
Suffolk YJCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack holds a singles rap group on Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:45 pm, designed to discuss singles topics. Refreshments at 8 pm. $4 members, $7 nonmembers. Call 462-9800, ext. 142 for further information.
CHRISTIAN SINGLES GROUP
Fountainhead Congregation, 782 Larkfield Road, East Northport holds a Christian Singles Group every third Saturday of the month beginning at 6:30 pm. All singles invited. Refreshments. Call 462-5048.
EATING DISORDER SCREENINGS
Eating disorder screenings are held every Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm at Mather Hospital Partial Hospitalization offices at 208 Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station. Call ahead at 473-3877, extension 57.
PLANETARIUM SHOWS AT VANDERBILT MUSEUM
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport holds regular shows for all ages. Shows include the Beatles Laser Anthology, Ring World, Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon 30th Anniversary, A Trip to the Planets, Eclipse!, Journey through the Solar System, Symphony of the Stars, Hubble Vision 2, Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Led, and Brief Mystery of Time. Call 854-5555 or go to www.vanderbiltmuseum.org for further information.
FREE STROKE RISK ASSESSMENTS
St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson will hold a free stroke risk assessment and screening from 11 am to 1 pm every Friday. Call 474-6251 for further information.
TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETING
Toastmasters of Northern Brookhaven, a public speaking club, meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7 pm at 356 Middle Country Road, Suite 102, Coram. For further information, contact Brian Cohen at 255-3581 or Kevin Cantwell at 696-7353.
FRESH START OVER 50 SINGLES CLUB
Eugene Cannataro Recreation Center holds fun-filled Monday night socials at Smithtown Senior Recreation Center, 420 Middle Country Road, Smithtown, from 7:30 to 11 pm. $5 members, $7 non-members. Call 360-7616.
FREE GED CLASSES
Middle Country Public Library, 575 Middle Country Road, Selden, will hold classes Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 9:45 am to 1:45 pm. Open to any adult 21 years of age and older. District residence is not required. Call 585-9393, extension 219 or 164.
REIKI CIRCLES
The Town of Brookhaven hosts Reiki Circles every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the New Village Recreation Center, Centereach. Free. Call 732-2338.
FALUN GONG EXERCISE AND MEDITATION
An alternative exercise program is being offered every Thursday at 9 am by James D. Smith, 1 Edgewood Avenue, Smithtown. Free. To reserve call 724-7621.
COMPUTER CLASSES FOR SENIORS
SeniorNet, 790 Park Avenue, Huntington, holds ongoing computer classes for adults 50 and over. Call 427-3700, extension 268.
RECREATION CLASSES
Smithtown Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown, holds classes, game days, art groups and much more. Call 265-2072.
ADULT EDUCATION AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
Temple Beth Sholom, 433 Edgewood Avenue, Smithtown, holds weekly classes in theology for adults every Wednesday. Call 724-0424.
PROGRAMS AT THE BROOKHAVEN ROE YMCA
The Brookhaven Roe YMCA, 155 Buckley Road, Holtsville, offers a variety of swimming, exercise and fitness and toddler classes year round. Call 289-4440 extension 0 for fees and registration dates.
REIKI WELLNESS CIRCLES
Harmonic Pathways, 100 North Country Road, Setauket, hosts workshops on meditation and Reiki on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm. $10. Call 373-2444.
SOCIABLE SINGLES 55 AND OVER
The Suffolk YJCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack holds meetings of their Sociable Singles 55 and over group on the first and third Thursday of each month at 3 pm. $4, members free. Call 732-1959.
WELLNESS WORKSHOPS
The Smithtown Meditation Branch, 24 Bellemeade Avenue, Smithtown will hold a series of meditation workshops on Sunday mornings from 11 am to 12:30 pm, Monday afternoons from noon to 1:30 pm and Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 pm. $10 donation. Call 988-7775.
DEAF FELLOWSHIP AND ASL CLASSES
Fountainhead Congregation, 782 Larkfield Road, East Northport has a monthly deaf fellowship. Free refreshments. Every Saturday morning and Wednesday night they also offer American Sign Language classes. Call 462-5048 or TTY number, 261-5912.

Music & Dance

SINGLES DANCE LESSONS
Suffolk YJCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, hosts Ballroom, Swing and Latin dance lessons on Mondays from 8 to 9:45 pm. $7 members, $8 nonmembers. Call 462-9800 ext. 142.
CALLING ALL DANCERS
The Blue Spruce Cloggers Dance Company seeks dancers for shows. Any dance background is good, but tap, clog or Irish step are preferred. Call 476-1228.
SENIOR ‘POPS’ SEEKS STRING PLAYERS
The Senior “Pops” Orchestra of Long Island, under the direction of Joseph Manso, seeks volunteer string players. Orchestral experience preferred. Rehearsals are in Melville on Wednesday mornings. Players of all ages are welcome to inquire. Call (516) 804-0220.
SWEET ADELINES SEEKS SINGERS
The Island Hills Chapter of Sweet Adelines International presents four-part a cappella music. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7:30 pm in Dix Hills. Guests welcome. Call 754-3015.
NORTHPORT COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
Local musicians are invited to join a community orchestra being formed by a coalition of Northport area musicians. String players in particular are sought. Some orchestra experience is preferred. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings at Northport High School, Laurel Hill Road, Northport. Call 462-6617 for information and to schedule an interview. For further information, go to www.northportchorale.com.
Theatre
“AMISTAD”
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization will present “Amistad,” a living history performance in celebration of Black History Month, through March 28 at the organization’s Educational and Cultural Center, Main Street, Stony Brook. $10, $8 children under 12, $5 per person for groups over 35. For further information, call 689-5888.
FESTIVAL OF ONE ACT PLAYS
Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, will hold its annual festival of one-act plays through March 29 at the theater’s Second Stage. $14. Call 928-9100 for reservations.
“THE LOVE LIST”
BroadHollow Theatre Company, BayWay Arts Center, 265 East Main Street, East Islip will present the comedy, “The Love List,” through March 22. $22 adults, $20 seniors, $18 students, $14 youth under 16. Group rates available. Call 581-2700.
“MR. EASTER BUNNY”
As part of its children’s theater, BroadHollow Theatre Company, BayWay Arts Center, East Islip will present “Mr. Easter Bunny” on Saturday, March 22 at 2 pm. $8 per person. Tea party tickets (includes show) are $20 per person. Group rates available. Call 581-2700 or go to www.broadhollow.org.
“A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM”
The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main Street, Smithtown will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To the Forum” through April 6. $26 to $30. Call 724-3700.
“SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKS!”
BroadHollow Theatre Company, BayWay Arts Center, 265 East Main Street, East Islip will present, as part of its children’s theater, “Schoolhouse Rocks!” on Wednesday, March 25 and Friday, March 27. $8. Call 581-2700.
“BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO”
CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale will present “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” from March 28 through April 20. Call 218-2812 or go to www.cmpac.com.
“ALONE TOGETHER AGAIN”
BroadHollow Theatre Company, BayWay Arts Center, 265 East Main Street, East Islip will present “Alone Together Again” March 28 to April 13. $22 adults, $20 seniors, $18 students, $14 youth, under 16. Call 581-2700.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ”
The BroadHollow Theatre Company, BayWay Arts Center, 265 East Main Street, East Islip, as part of its children’s theater, will present “The Wizard of Oz” March 29 through April 19. The show also offers a tea party. $8, $20 tea party which includes admission to the show. Group rates are available. Call 581-2700.
Film
“THE GENERAL”
Cinema Arts Center, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington will screen Buster Keaton’s “The General” with a live score performed on the organ, on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 pm. $12, $9 members. Call 423-7611 for further information.
“King Corn”
Cinema Arts Center, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington will screen “King Corn” on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm. Appearing in person will be star and producer Ian Cheney. $12, $9 members, includes reception. Call 423-7611 for further information.
“BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY”
The Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University will screen “Beautiful Country” (with English subtitles) on Thursday, March 27 at 1 pm in the Wang Theatre. Free admission. Call 632-4400 for further information.
“IRON JAWED ANGELS”
Cinema Arts Center, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, together with the League of Women Voters, will screen “Iron Jawed Angels,” on Thursday, March 27 at 7 pm (reception at 6:30 pm). Suggested donation is $5. Call 423-7611 for further informaiton.
“SUNFLOWER”
The Staller Center, Stony Brook University, as part of its spring film series will screen “Sunflower” (Unrated) on Friday, March 28 at 7 pm. In Mandarin with subtitles. Film pass ($25) good for all films in the spring series or $7, $5 students, seniors and children 12 and under. Call 632-ARTS.
“NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN”
The Staller Center, Stony Brook University, as part of its spring film series will screen “No Country for Old Men” (R) on Friday, March 28 at 9:30 pm. Film pass ($25) good for all films in the spring series or $7, $5 students, seniors and children 12 and under. Call 632-ARTS.
“V-DAY: UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS”
Cinema Arts Center, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, in partnership with Way Out Media will present the film showing of “V-Day: Until the Violence Stops: The Making of the Vagina Monologues,” from 12:30 to 5:30 pm on Sunday, March 30. In addition there will be a live performance of “The Vagina Monologues.” $45, $35 members includes film, brunch, performance and buffet reception. Prices vary for film only and performance only. Call 423-7611.
“TERROR’S ADVOCATE”
As part of its documentary series, the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council will screen “Terror’s Advocate” on Monday, March 31 at 7 pm at Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University. .The film traces the career of Jacques Verges, lawyer to some of the 20th century’s most heinous criminals and terrorists. The film is in French and English with English subtitles. $5, $4 members, seniors and students; free students accompanied by a parent. Call 473-5220 for further information.

Exhibits, tours

BLYDENBURGH HOUSE AND HISTORIC TOUR
Suffolk County Parks and the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference will present an easy one-hour walking tour of the Blydenburgh-Weld House and Mill Complex at 1 pm every Saturday. Meet at the Blydenburgh-Weld House at the north end of Blydenburgh Park, New Mill Road, Smithtown. Call 360-0753.
HAWKINS HOUSE
The Yaphank Historical Society will conduct tours of Hawkins House, Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, by appointment. Call 924-3401.
HALLOCKVILLE
Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday from noon to 3 pm for tours. Free. Call 298-5292 for further information.
HECKSCHER MUSEUM
The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, is currently in a period of restoration with a planned reopening in the spring. Some special programs are being held off site and will be listed by date in the general calendar. For further information, call 351-3250 or go to www.heckscher.org.
HUNTINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Huntington Historical Society will display “Huntington Artists Painting Our Town” through March 1 at the Conklin Farmhouse, 2 High Street, Huntington. Call 427-7045 for further information.
LONG ISLAND JEWISH DISCOVERY MUSEUM
The Long Island Jewish Discovery Museum, Suffolk Y JCC is located at 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack. For further information, call 462-9800, ext. 140.
LONG ISLAND MUSEUM
“Horsepower,” through March 2. “Bohemian Paradise: David Burliuk, Nicolai Cikovsky and the Hamptons Bays Art Group,” through July 13. “Praise for the Artist,” through February 18. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors (62 plus); $3 for children; $3 for college students with ID; free for museum members and children under six; free for college students with ID on Wednesdays. Call the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, at 751-0066.
LONG ISLAND SCIENCE CENTER
The Long Island Science Center is located at 11 West Main Street, Riverhead. General admission is $5 children, $2 adults. Call 208-8000 or go to www.lisciencecenter.org for further information.
MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND NATURAL SCIENCES
Open 9 am to 5 pm weekdays in the Earth and Space Science building at Stony Brook University. Birthday parties available. Call 632-8230 or go to www.geosciences.stonybrook.edu/museum.
NORTHPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Northport Historical Society’s Museum, 215 Main Street, Northport will be exhibiting “Burying Grounds, Art, History and Genealogy,” through March 1. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4:30 pm. $3 donation. Call 757-9859 or go to www.northporthistorical.org for further information.
PORT JEFFERSON VILLAGE CENTER
The Port Jefferson Village Center, 101A East Broadway is open seven days a week, except holidays from 9 am to 9 pm. Free and open to the public. Call 802-2165 for further information.
SUFFOLK COUNTY FARM/EDUCATION CENTER
The Suffolk County Farm/Education Center, Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, is open year-round Monday through Friday 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm. Call 852-4600.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 West Main Street, Riverhead will be showing “Colonial Treasures from the Collection,” through March. The museum is open from 12:30 to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Free; donations accepted. Call 727-2881.
SWEETBRIAR NATURE CENTER
Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, is open year round, offering natural science programs for adults and children. Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call 979-6344.
THREE VILLAGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
“The Sailing Circle: 19th Century Seafaring Women” on display at the Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, East Setauket. Open year round Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm and Sundays between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 1 to 4 pm. Groups should phone at least three days in advance for reservations. Free admission. Call 751-3730.
VANDERBILT MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. It will hold a 1946 Big Broadcast Radio Show and mansion tour Sundays beginning at 10 am. Reservations required. $39 per person. Planetarium shows are scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday (11 am to 10 pm) and Sunday afternoons. Prices range from $3.50 to $10 depending on age and performance. Call 854-5555 or go to www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.
WALT WHITMAN BIRTHPLACE
The Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, South Huntington. $3. Call 427-5240 for further information.
WARD MELVILLE HERITAGE ORGANIZATION
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational and Cultural Center is located at Main Street, Stony Brook. Call 689-5888 or go to www.wmho.org for further information.
THE WHALING MUSEUM
The Whaling Museum, Cold Spring Harbor is open from 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Call 367-3418 or go to www.cshwhalingmuseum.org.
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Help and Hotlines

MEALS ON WHEELS, SMITHTOWN
The Smithtown Senior Citizen’s Department offers a Meals on Wheels Program to the frail elderly in Smithtown Township. Applicants must be homebound and meet eligibility criteria. Call 360-7616.
EATING DISORDER SCREENINGS
Eating disorder screenings are held every Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm at Mather Hospital Partial Hospitalization offices at 208 Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station. Call ahead at 473-3877, extension 57.
FREE BREAD AT FOUNTAINHEAD CONGREGATION
Fountainhead Congregation, 782 Larkfield Road, East Northport opens its doors at 7 pm every Wednesday for their free bread and bakery items giveaway. For information, call 858-0454, ext. 1.
RUNAWAY/HOMELESS SERVICES
Sanctuary Program of the Town of Brookhaven Youth bureau offers free individual and family counseling to town residents between the ages of 12 and 21. Call 451-8011 to speak with a certified social worker.
EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
The Ministries Emergency Food Pantry, located at 3680 Route 112, Coram, is open Mondays through Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 pm. Photo identification required. Call 736-4800.
MANNA MINISTRIES FOOD PANTRY
Fountainhead Congregation, 782 Larkfield Road, East Northport has an ongoing food pantry. Call 462-5048 to register.
ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT
Concepts, The Place in Northport offers treatment counseling for drug, alcohol and substance abuse. Call 261-2670.
COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF BROOKHAVEN
Compassionate Friends holds meetings on the second Friday of each month at St. Sylvester’s Church, Medford at 7:30 pm, offering understanding and friendship to families who have experienced the death of a child. Call 738-0809.
PARKINSON’S DISEASE HOPE AND HELP
The Smithtown Parkinson’s Therapy Center, Smithtown United Methodist Church, Middle Country Road, Smithtown, offers programs and support. Call 265-6621.
CPR CLASSES AT MATHER
Mather Hospital offers Heart Saver CPR classes. $40. Call 476-2863.
ONLINE DEPRESSION SCREENING
Mather Hospital offers anonymous online depression screening. Visit Mather’s website www.matherhospital.org.
CHILDREN AND TEEN ANGER MANAGEMENT
Sunshine Prevention Center for Youth and Families, Port Jefferson Station, hosts workshops for ages six to 12 and teens. Call 476-3099.
FAMILY EDUCATION CLASSES AT ST. CHARLES
St. Charles Hospital hosts pre and postnatal workshops and Lamaze classes. Call 474-3700 for schedule.
HOT MEALS 4 SENIORS
Hot Meals 4 Seniors delivers home cooked meals once a week to seniors. Call 744-2986 or visit www.freewebs.com/HotMeals4Seniors.
MOTHERS’ CENTER OF SUFFOLK, INC.
Programs of support and encouragement for mothers. Childcare available during programs. Call 689-2827 or visit www.suffolkmotherscenter.org.
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
The Suffolk County Human Rights Commission can help victims of discrimination in employment, credit or in a place of public accommodation. Call 853-5480.
LA LECHE LEAGUE
Pregnant? Breastfeeding? Call 751-3774 (North Shore), 369-1102 (East End), 928-6056 (Ronkonkoma) or 849-2155 (Coram) for information and locations.
HOTLINES
The AIDS hotline offers privacy, availability and answers at (877) 865-4222 or 385-AIDS (2437).
Al Anon provides help for families and friends whose lives have been affected because of someone else’s drinking. Call 669-2827.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at the following area hospitals: Mather and St. Charles. For meeting hours call hospital. For hotline call 669-1124.
BiasHELP provides support, counseling, information and referrals to victims, as well as prevention programs. Call 1-877-ENDBIAS.
Parents for Megan’s Law and The Crime Victims Center provides child sex offense prevention programs and counseling for adult and child victims and non-offending family members. It is a NYS certified rape crisis center. Call 689-2672.
Response of Suffolk County, a nationally accredited hotline, now provides free, confidential support online. Log on for “Hear2Help” online counseling at www.ResponseHotline.org, or call 751-7500 when you need to talk.
The Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers programs and emergency shelter. Call 666-8833.
The Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk is offering assistance for women age 60 and over. Call VIBS hotline at 360-3606.
The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation has a 24-hour Rescue Hotline number, 369-9829. Call to report a sick, injured, or dead whale, dolphin, seal or sea turtle.
SUPPORT GROUPS
Bereavement support group will meet at the Suffolk YJCC. Pre-registration is required. Call 462-9800, ext. 142.
Bereavement support group hosted by the Setauket UMC, 160 Main Street will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm. Call 941-4167.
A breast and ovarian cancer support group is held by the Suffolk YJCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:15 to 8:45 pm. Free. Crisis counseling also available. Call 462-9800, ext. 129.
Caregivers support group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month at the Suffolk YJCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack. Call 462-9800, ext. 220.
The Compassionate Friends of Brookhaven holds meetings on the second Friday of each month at St. Sylvester’s Church, Medford at 7:30 pm for families who have experienced the loss of a child. Call 738-0809 for information.
The Diabetes Care Center, St. Charles Hospital, 200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson, offers free support group on the third Wednesday of every month from 11 am to noon. Call 474-6449.
A divorce/separation/post divorce support group will meet on the first and third Thursday of every month from 7:30 to 9 pm at Infant Jesus Convent building, 110 Hawkins Street, Port Jefferson. Call 331-6145 for further information.
DivorceCare groups meet weekly for 13 weeks on Monday evenings. Call 821-2255 for further information.
A divorce care support group will meet on Wednesday evenings at the Northport Baptist Church, 400 Elwood Road, East Northport. Call 368-5023 for further information.
An eating disorder support group meets at Mather Hospital, 75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, on the first Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 pm. Call 473-3877, ext. 27.
Support group for adults with disabilities is held at St. Charles Hospital, 200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson, for men and women from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on the last Tuesday of every month (except December). Call 474-6365.
Free DWI prevention groups are held at 660 Main Street, Port Jefferson. For further information, email annatutor@aol.com.
Epilepsy Foundation Long Island is forming support groups for all ages in their Centereach office. Call 467-3989.
Epilepsy Foundation Long Island holds a support group on the first Wednesday of each month at 11 am at 179 Belle Mead Road, Suite 3 in East Setauket. Call 467-3989 to register and reserve a seat.
Families Anonymous meets every Friday at 8 pm at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson. Free. Call 474-9659 or email pjfamanon@lycos.com.
A fibromyalgia support group meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:30 pm at Atlantis Health Network, 466 Moriches Road, St. James. Call 289-0575.
Food Addicts Anonymous meets every Sunday at 10 am at 2701 Middle Country Road, (corner of Elliot Avenue), Lake
Grove. Call 338-9059 or go to www.foodaddictsanonymous.org for further information.
Fortunato Breast Health Center, Mather Hospital, offers free support groups for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Call 689-1854.
Good Shepherd Hospice is offering bereavement support groups in Port Jefferson for adults and children. Call 376-3850.
The Singles Division of the Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack offers a bereavement group called Heart to Heart for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, whether recently or long ago. The group will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7 to 8 pm, To register, call 462-9800, extension 139.
Help Ease a Loss (H.E.A.L.) support group for bereaved adults coping with an adult loss meets on Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm, St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Brooksite Drive, Smithtown. Call 265-4520 (am) or 265-2810 (pm).
Holocaust survivors support group will meet on the third Thursday of the month from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at the Suffolk YJCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack. Free. Call 462-9800, ext. 121.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society patient and family support group meets on the second Monday of each month at 5 pm in the conference room of the LI Cancer Center of Stony Brook University Hospital. For further information, call 444-4000.
Live, Laugh, Love, a support group for women with breast cancer meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Fortunato Breast Health Center. Call 476-2776 for further information.
Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation has an ongoing support group for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease on Mondays from 2 to 3 pm (early stage) and 3:30 to 4:30 pm (caregivers) at Gurwin-Fay J. Lindner Residences, 50 Hauppauge Road, Commack. Call (866) 789-5423.
Look Good, Feel Better meets on the third Monday of every month from 6 to 8 pm at Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson for a complimentary makeover session for cancer patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. Call 476-2723.
Lupus support groups meet in various locations throughout Long Island including Riverhead and Smithtown. Call (516)783-3370 or (516) 742-5687.
Mather Hospital, 75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson offers a wide variety of support groups for adults and children including AA, Al Anon, Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Asthma Education Workshop, Bereavement groups, blood pressure screening, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia support group, eating disorders, diabetes education, families anonymous, green seminars, prostate cancer support group and sleep disorders support group. Call 473-1320.
Mother Huddle, a support group for mothers will meet on Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 pm at Infant Jesus Convent Building, 110 Hawkins Street, Port Jefferson. Bring a bag lunch. No child care available. Call 331-6145 for further information.
Multiple sclerosis support group meets on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm at Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson. Call 864-8337.
A multiple sclerosis support group is being formed by Dr. Jeff Cox, a chiropractor/MS patient in the Kings Park area. For further information, call 269-5483 or (516) 551-3697.
A myasthenia gravis support group for patients and families is held on the third Saturday of each month at 1 pm at Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main Street, Setauket. Call 765-2186.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) will hold beginners meetings on Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in the downstairs conference room, Selden branch, Middle Country Public Library, Route 25. Call 698-2065 or go to www.oa.org.
Overeaters Anonymous meets every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the Long Island State Veterans Home, second floor, room 209. Call 216-2140 for further information.
Parkinson’s disease support groups meet weekly at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, 50 Route 25A, Smithtown, for patients and caregivers. Call 862-3560 for days and times.
Recovering Couples Anonymous meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at the Brookfield Presbyterian Church, corner of South Street and Wading River Road, Manorville. Call 255-9781.
Scoliosis support groups meet at St. Charles Hospital, 200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson on the last Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 pm in Room E-103. Information via email at: ScolioAssnSuffNY@aol.com
A singles support group is held by The Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, on Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:45 pm. $4 members, $7 non-members. Refreshments served. Call 462-9800.
US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Mather Hospital, North Country Road, Port Jefferson. Refreshments. Call 846-4377.
The Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk, 505 Main Street, Northport is holding bereavement support groups for adults and children. Pre-registration is required. Call 930-9306.
Women for Sobriety support group meets every Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 pm in East Setauket. Call Sue at 588-5924.
Womenheart, a national coalition of women with heart disease, meets on the third Tuesday of each month at Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson at 3 pm. Call 698-3765.
Volunteers needed
American Red Cross, Suffolk Chapter is seeking volunteers to be trained as disaster service volunteers. Call 924-6700.
C.A.R.E. of Miller Place is seeking volunteers to assist with the care and maintenance of neutered cats. Call 928-6823.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is seeking volunteers to greet visitors, etc. Call 351-3006.
Literacy Suffolk needs literacy tutors to help adults in the community who need to improve their ability to speak, read and write English. Various training sites and dates are available. Call the Literacy Office at 585-9393, ext. 267 or go to www.LiteracySuffolk.org.
Little Shelter Dog and Cat Adoption Center, 33 Warner Road, Huntington needs volunteers to help with various shelter activities. Call 368-8770, ext. 205.
Long Island Blood Services seeks volunteers to help at blood drives. Must be 17 and over. Flexible hours. Bilingual welcome. Call (516) 478-5012.
Long Island Cares, Inc. the Harry Chapin Food Bank is looking for volunteers to assist with its 15th annual Check-Out Hunger campaign now through January. Call 582-FOOD, ext. 105.
The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages is seeking volunteers to help with their education and development departments. Call 751-0066.
The Long Island Science Center, 11 West Main Street, Riverhead, is seeking people to help as teacher assistant, docent, maintenance, exhibit building, fundraising, office and gift shop. Call 208-8000.
Long Island State Veterans Home, Stony Brook is looking for a volunteer to run the facility’s gift shop on Saturdays (10:30 am to 3:30 pm). Call 444-8590.
Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers are needed by the Town of Smithtown, Senior Citizen’s Department. Call 360-7616.
The Ministries, 3680 Route 112, Coram is seeking volunteers for the following positions: food pantry, handyman, receptionist and counselors for adult counseling program (must have Master’s degree). Call 736-4800.
Parents for Megan’s Law, Stony Brook, is seeking volunteers for in-office help and to assist with the hotline. Call 689-2672.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is recruiting seniors for a variety of volunteer opportunities in nonprofit agencies throughout Suffolk County. Call 979-9490.
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, 50 Route 25A, Smithtown, is seeking volunteers for various shifts and duties. Call 862-3015.
The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) needs volunteers to staff the historic Thompson House, North Country Road, Setauket. Call 692-4664.
Suffolk County Perinatal Coalition is looking for volunteers who will be trained in maternal/child health issues. Call 475-5400.
The Three Village Community Trust is seeking a retired accountant to advise its volunteer treasurer. Familiarity with managing land and buildings acquired through gifts or purchases would be helpful. Call 689-0225.
Suffolk County Helen Keller Services for the Blind is seeking volunteers in all areas of Suffolk County to spend one or two hours a week visiting blind, elderly people who are homebound. Call 424-0022.
Suffolk County SPCA is looking for volunteers to help in the event that a disaster strikes. Veterinarians and vet techs are invited to volunteer as well. Call 382-7722 or fill out an application at www.suffolkspca.org.
Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown needs volunteers to help with the care and upkeep of their rehabilitating wildlife. Call 979-6344, ext 102 or ext. 107.
Three Village Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers. Volunteers spend about two hours a day, one day a week, Monday through Friday. Call 689-7070.
Three Village Society for Lending Aids to the Sick seeks volunteers. Call Janet at 751-0500.
Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk is in need of bilingual volunteers. Call 360-3730 or email info@vibs.org.
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization is in need of volunteers at the Educational and Cultural Center. Call 751-2244.

Leisure Brief

Movie Theaters
Brookhaven Multiplex Cinema
Medford • 289-8900

Cinema Arts Centre
Park Avenue, Huntington • 423-7611

Commack Multiplex
Commack • 462-6953

Island 16 Cinema deLux
Morris Avenue, Holtsville • 758-9100

Loews Stony Brook Theatre
Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook
• 941-0124

Movieland Cinema
Route 112, Coram • 696-4200

PJ Cinemas
Route 112, Port Jefferson Station
• 928-3456

United Artists
Route 112, Coram • 777-FILM
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