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Breast Surgery Combined with Tummy Tuck and/or Liposuction by Charlotte Rhee, MD, F.A.C.S., P.C. Many of my patients come to me seeking help with the changes that can occur after childbirth. Following childbirth, a woman’s breast can grow to uncomfortable proportions or just the opposite can happen. A woman’s breast can actually lose volume and shrink, resulting in the breast appearing “deflated.” Additionally, a large number of women come to me seeking help with the post partum changes of their abdomen. During pregnancy the skin and abdominal wall muscles are stretched. Following childbirth, the abdomen can protrude and the skin can be loose or sag. In some cases, the abdominal muscles can be so weakened that the individual may look like she is still pregnant. Despite daily workouts including sit ups and crunches, a tummy tuck may be needed to restore these muscles.

ing breast reduction. Both groups of women want to have breasts that are proportional to their body size with the most natural result possible. In certain situations, a breast lift is also needed to tighten lax skin. The laxity can be the result of pregnancy or weight loss. When a breast lift is needed, I utilize the lollipop scar technique. A breast lift procedure is very similar to a breast reduction. The only difference is that with a breast reduction, breast tissue is removed.

Combined Breast/Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Procedures. Many of my patients who have breast surgery also have other procedures performed at the same time. This allows for one surgery and one recovery. The most common combined procedures performed by Dr. Rhee are breast surgery, whether it is a breast reduction or augmentation, combined with tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. For those patients Breast Reduction Many of my patients who desire breast augmentation together with a tummy tuck, I am able to place Women with very large pendulous breasts may experience varied medical the breast implants through the tummy tuck incision, leaving the breasts without who have breast problems including back and neck pain. Also, the weight of large breasts can any scars. cause the bra straps to dig into the shoulders leaving groove markings. Large surgery also have other Liposuction is also commonly performed at the same time. Despite diet and breasts get in the way of physical activities such as running, making exercise procedures performed exercise, certain areas of the body are prone to carry excess fat. For these areas, liand weight loss very difficult if not impossible. Breast reduction (reduction posuction can help. The most common areas for liposuction are the love handles at the same time. This (upper hip area) and thighs. mammaplasty), is a surgical procedure which makes breasts smaller. There are many different breast reduction techniques. The more traditional allows for one surgery Patients who have combined procedures do surprisingly well. In addition to method (inverted T-scar) leaves the breasts with a vertical, long horizontal having the benefit of just one recovery process, there can also be a significant and one recovery. scar (along the breast crease). “I utilize the Lejour technique, which leaves savings in price. the breast with a single vertical incision (lollipop scar) and, in my opinion, To learn more, please call our Huntington office to schedule a complimentawith a rounder more natural appearing breast and a better cosmetic result.” Breast reduc- ry consultation with Dr. Rhee at (631) 424-6707. Located at 257 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington tions are performed as an outpatient procedure and are covered by insurance. Station. www.liplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Charlotte Rhee is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation Women who come to me seeking breast enlargement have very similar goals to those seek- breast surgery. advertisement

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Celebrate December on a magic trolley ride or in a drivethrough wonderland of lights. Through Sunday, Dec. 23, the North Fork Polar Express Trolley Ride departs from Riverhead and Southampton from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily. Guests interact with a character from The Polar Express and listen to a recording of actor Liam Neeson reading the beloved classic aloud. Santa, his elves, and hot cocoa and cookies greet passengers at the North Pole display. Guests are encouraged to wear pajamas. Tickets ($57 per person) include transportation, a gift for children, and refreshments. Purchase at northforktrolley.com; for more info, call 631-369-3031. At Jones Beach State Park, view a dazzling light display from the comfort of your car — and bring the dog! From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night through Jan. 4, 2020, the Jones Beach Magic of Lights drive-through spectacular includes newly themed LED lighting displays and digital animations plus the Jolly Holiday Festival Village, a walk-through winter display, and hot cocoa with s’mores. Tickets are $25 per carload. Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Purchase tickets ($25 per carload) at magicoflights.com. For more info, call 631-369-3031.

Ye Olde Long Island Step back in time to visit local historic houses decorated in all their holiday finery while supporting the work of local historical societies. At Sagtikos Manor, which dates back to 1697, costumed docents will tell stories of the past. (Yes, George Washington really did sleep there). Guests can sip hot cider by the fire pit and shop for holiday decorations at the greenery sale between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 677 Montauk Highway in Bay Shore. Purchase tickets ($9-$30) at sagtikosmanor.org. On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Huntington Historical Society will open several of its properties and the Antiques and Collectibles Shop from 2-4 p.m.; tickets are $35-$45. Brochures are available the day of the tour at Conklin Barn, 2 High Street. Find out more at huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org or by calling 631-427-7045, x401. On Saturday, Dec. 14 in Oakdale, uniformed Civil War soldiers will keep watch from their encampments starting at 3 p.m. during the lighting of the Christmas tree at St. John’s Landmark Church and Cemetery (ca. 1765). Guests are invited to decorate the church, hear period music by choral groups and the Alba Consort, and attend a Civil War Christmas service at the church, at 1 Berard Boulevard. Learn more at oakdale6 • Long Island Woman • december 2019

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Taming the Talk ‘Tis the season to be jolly, we hear. That is true for some — but for others, the pressure to act happy can result in feeling anything but joy. Then there is the volatile political news that changes nearly every day. Not surprisingly, surveys by the American Psychological Association found

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The cooks on your gift list will appreciate receiving celebrity-designed spatulas that benefit Williams Sonoma’s No Kid Hungry campaign to help end childhood hunger. See items created by Faith Hill, Ina Garten, Neil Patrick Harris and more, at the Williams Sonoma store in Roosevelt Field in Carle Place or order online at williams-sonoma.com.

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Describe the work you do and how you became involved in this work. I co-chair the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA) annual awareness walk each September on Long Island. I handle marketing, public relations, sponsorships, and all aspects of fundraising. What’s the best life advice you’ve been given? “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” from Paul Meyrowitz, my dad, R.I.P. What has failure taught you? Failure has taught me never ever to give up; continue moving forward with resilience and dignity while learning from my mistakes. What’s the biggest challenge facing women? Multitasking: The ability to focus and produce quality results is the ultimate indicator of success at work; the ability to multitask on the home front and in personal life must be met with happiness and fun. In today’s age of smartphones and social media, finding peace and true downtime is the ultimate reward. What was your most important break? Life with my husband Stuart. We dated for eight years after high school before getting married. We have been together for nearly 33 years and have two wonderful children, 23 and 21. What’s the best business advice you’ve received? Network, network, network, and always work your hardest. Work like you own the company and you are the boss. You never know who you might meet and who will circle back with you later. The ability to produce quality results day in and day out is a talent that requires dedication, loyalty and grit. Based on your area of specialty, what advice would you give to other women? Be the best woman you can be and find a way to give back to your community. It can come from volunteering, teaching, fundraising, participating in a walk, etc., but getting involved not only helps the world around us but brings us all closer together as a society.

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Award-winning performers William Shatner and Lainie Kazan share stories of their Jewish upbringing, with observations by rabbis, scholars of Jewish life, authors, and artists. The PBS special Hanukkah: A Festival of deLights includes archival film and images. The show airs on WLIW-TV Channel 21 on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10 am. More info at wliw.org.

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Old-Time Radio Carol Hear Charles Dickens’ timeless Victorian novella A Christmas Carol as it would have been performed in a 1930s radio studio, by actors from Adelphi University’s Department of Theatre. Takes place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at 1 South Avenue, Garden City. No charge; please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead. Learn more at adelphi.edu or call 516-877-4000..

Attic Treasures Pick Hallockville History

Most of the items in A Family’s Attic exhibit are inexpensive, but they were saved for their sentimental value representing farm life across six generations of Long Island women. On display at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead on Saturdays noon-3 p.m. through Dec. 22; free. For details, visit hallockville.com or call 631-2985292.

family, original songs of the season, and classic songs by the late Harry Chapin. This concert event brings together Harry Chapin’s family and friends, whose successful musical careers are a testament to Harry’s enduring legacy. For more information and tickets: The Patchogue Theatre, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org. 631-207-1313.

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Bring 6 to 12 cupcakes and create stunning desserts at The Cat Bird Seat Art Gallery and Vintage Shoppe, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class fee is $45. 18 Main Street, Sayville. See the dazzling wares and creative class schedule at thecatbirdseat. us or call 631-987-4213.

Rededication Pick Beyond the Walls

People who cannot attend Hanukkah services in person are invited to view them via live streaming from the Community Synagogue of Port Washington. See the Live Services page at commsyn.org for streaming times. Worshipers who are able can visit the synagogue at 160 Middle Neck Road. More details at 516-883-3144. Submissions for Picks should be sent to fyi@liwomanonline.com for consideration.

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the person she loves most in the world. Ava is such a sensual and sexual character, leading to some smoldering scenes. Can you talk a little bit about the nexus of food and sex in this story? Cooking is both a passion and comfort for Ava. Those of us who love to cook know that standing in the kitchen and stirring a pot of risotto is both therapeutic and sensual. Cooking is, in fact, a sensual experience. There’s the thump of the knife blade on the cutting board, the ooze of blood from raw meat, the scent of a sliced lemon. Hunger is a great metaphor for both sexual and food cravings, and Ava is hungry for both. I also wanted to explore the theme of women’s sexual fantasies. When do they become dangerous? If you could act out your desires with a lover who will never betray those secrets, would you? What might be the consequences? Where did your fascination with cooking Photo: David Empson originate? Food has always been a big part of my life. My father was the chef in his family’s Chinese seafood restaurant in San Diego. He once told me there are only so many meals one can eat in a lifetime, so we must make every one worthwhile. My family celebrated great meals and deeply respected the art of cooking, and I wove my own love of food into Ava’s character. Writers are sometimes told their setting is like another character in the book, but in ‘The Shape of Night,’ that’s almost literal. Can you talk about Brodie’s Watch—the haunted mansion Ava rents—and what inspired it? I live on the coast of Maine, where we have many grand old sea captains’ homes, some with widows’ walks just like Brodie’s Watch has. Many of these mansions have been preserved and are operating as inns, and when you step inside them, you can sense the history in the walls. While Brodie’s Watch is fictional, I had plenty of real-life examples to draw from when I was describing it. As writers, we’re sometimes surprised by our own stories. Was there any part of this book that came as a revelation as you wrote it? I was surprised by some of the sexual elements that spilled onto the page, and how much fun (and also difficult) they were to write. In Fear of Flying, author Erica Jong describes the perfect one-night stand, uncomplicated and without consequences. There were similar elements in Ava’s encounters with Captain Brodie. When your lover is a ghost, when he can’t spill your secrets and you don’t have to face him in the morning, why not let him seduce you? What could possibly go wrong? l To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise


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Woman’s Health Update Steps to Prevent Dementia May Mean Taking Actual Steps To ward off age-related cognitive decline, you may be tempted to turn to brain training apps. Last year, consumers spent nearly $2 billion on them, some of which claim to improve cognitive skills. Evidence suggests you’d be better off spending more time exercising and less time staring at brain training apps on your phone. This year the World Health Organization released evidence-based guidelines on reducing risks of cognitive decline and dementia. Although it pointed to some systematic reviews that reported positive cognitive effects of brain training, the W.H.O. judged the studies to be of low quality. Among the studies’ limitations is that they measure only short-term effects and in areas targeted by the training. There is no long-term evidence of general improvement in cognitive performance. Instead of mind games, moving your body is among the most helpful things you can do. At least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, including strength training, yields not just physical benefits but cognitive ones as well. But to be most effective, you need to do it before cognitive decline starts, according to the W.H.O. Some evidence to support this recommendation comes from short-term studies. Several randomized studies of tai chi for older adults found it yielded cognitive benefits. Likewise, randomized studies of aerobic exercise for older adults found short-term improvements in cognitive performance. Evidence

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The Best Time to Take Your Blood Pressure Drugs May Be at Night Blood pressure medicines may work better if they are taken at night. Spanish researchers randomized 19,084 men and women with diagnoses of high blood pressure, half to take their medicine at bedtime and the other half when they awoke. Over a six-year follow-up, there were 3,246 coronary events—stroke, heart attack, heart failure, angina and others—and 310 deaths from cardiovascular disease. The study, in the European Heart Journal, controlled for age, sex, number and type of blood pressure medicines,

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Trans Fats, Bad for the Heart, May Be Bad for the Brain as Well Trans fatty acids, known to increase the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, have now been linked to an increased risk for dementia. Researchers measured blood levels of elaidic acid, the most common unsaturated trans fatty acid, in 1,628 men and women 60 and older and free of dementia. Over the following 10 years, 377 developed some type of dementia. Trans fats, which are added to processed food in the form of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, increase levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol. Meat and dairy products naturally contain small amounts of trans fats, but whether these fats raise bad cholesterol is unknown. After controlling for other factors, the scientists found that compared with those in the lowest one-quarter in blood levels of elaidic acid, those in the highest were 50 percent more likely to develop any form of dementia and 39 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease in particular. Elaidic acid levels were not associated with vascular dementia considered alone.

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he South is nothing if not complicated. A veneer of gentility can hide dark undercurrents and steely resolves. As a girl born in Tennessee and growing up in Kentucky, Annie Potts experienced the full range of Southernness, which means her memories are tinged with both fondness and disbelief, alongside an appreciation for telling stories and an ability to power through the worst of times. Of course, current times could not be better for the diminutive star, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her film debut in 1978’s Corvette Summer, became a household name thanks to her roles as Mary Jo Shively on TV’s Designing Women and grouchy receptionist Janine Melnitz in Ghostbusters, and retains her place in

popular comedy by playing Meemaw on Young Sheldon, the sequel to The Big Bang Theory that is now in its third of at least four seasons. She’s also reaching a whole new generation—at least vocally—as Bo Peep, a character absent from Toy Story 3 but very much central to the recent box-office smash, Toy Story 4. It doesn’t hurt that, in keeping with the times, Bo is, as Potts told MTV News, a character who has shifted from a Damsel in Distress to “a Dame in Charge.” With her full schedule, three sons, and two-decade marriage to fourth husband, television director James Hayman, Potts is grateful to be charging ahead in her career, noting in our late-summer conversation that—as happens for many ingenuesturned-character actresses, “30 to 40 was pretty good. 50-to-60 was fallow. I think it’s getting a little better, but there still aren’t as many roles for women. And, of


Nadboy b y d by av Arie id le f kow i t z course, they don’t pay equally.” Which is why, at 66, Potts is glad to be a Meemaw: “Although I don’t have any grandchildren, I’m certainly of an age where I could have them. And what else would I play? I’m just thrilled to be working. I’m having a pretty fantastic couple of years here, which I don’t think can be said of a lot of my peers. But I’m as busy as I can be right now!” Lucky for her, Potts has been preparing for a wide range of roles since her happy years at Stephens College, a private, all-women’s institution in Missouri. “That school had, and has, the oldest master-apprentice program in the country,” she explains. “Professional actors come in to work with the women. So I got to work with wonderful actors and actresses early on. I don’t remember any classes at all; I just remember being onstage. But they had and still have a fantastic program for theater. I’ve been forever grateful for it. They recognized me and gave me a lot of opportunities there.” Potts admits she was “the golden girl in college who snagged all the great roles,” but she was blindsided, literally, by what came next. “Right after I graduated, I was in a catastrophic car accident. Drunk drivers hit me, and I was thrown from the car, which broke every bone below my waist but one. I very nearly lost my life. I didn’t know for quite a while if I would ever be able to walk again well enough to be an actor. I mean, it’s not a desk job; you gotta be able to move. “So I didn’t have the usual, `Oh, God, if I’m not a star by the time I’m 30, I’m gonna give it up’ feeling,” chuckles Potts. “It was more, `Oh, my God. If I can make it out of this, nothing’s gonna stop me!’ But tragic as it was and continues to be, it made me. It steeled me to all of it, really. I was more determined than ever. I loved acting so much that quitting was never an option for me. I didn’t wanna do anything else.” Lest readers think Potts’s pain is all past history, the unfortunate truth is that the actress will always suffer after-effects of the calamity. “I’ve had 19 surgeries now,” she says, “and I probably have more in store. It’s a long story—I don’t know if your magazine is big enough! It’s just that everything was obliterated. In the beginning, they were just trying to save my life, so there were things they did to put me back together that they had to redo later. I had my knee replaced, but the knee replacement wasn’t good. Everything was crooked!” Potts laughs and draws a breath. “It’s been…it’s been. It’s been an interesting journey with my broken bones.” And yet the SAG and Emmy-nominated actress was able to draw on that Southern resolve five years ago when she appeared on Broadway in Pippin—on a trapeze. “Of course, I was up there with very wonderful athletes from Cirque du Soleil,” she acknowledges. “Still, at 62 to get up on a trapeze with no net and no harness and 17 broken bones—I have to say, that was ballsy. And, oh my God, it was the most fun.” Echoing the sentiments of many performers, Potts feels that her best, most satisfying work, has been on stage: “Sometimes when I’m in people’s living rooms or on the big screen, I don’t know who I’m connecting to. But when you’re in the theater, you feel connected to the 800-900 people who are there. You pick up that energy from them with an alchemy that you just can’t make up anyplace else.” That said, while acknowledging that Designing Women took on big issues and that, if rumors of a revamp are true, “it would be very nice to have those women’s voices back,” Potts seems proudest of her role in the television drama series, Any Day Now, which followed a bi-racial friendship in the 1960s and twenty years later.

“Some episodes were spectacularly written,” Potts kvells. “And that character was probably the closest to myself of any I’ve played. She was allowed to carry out emotional tasks that were complicated and interesting. I loved it.” Certainly, the mixed blessing of growing up in the pre-integrated South helped Potts understand what it means to challenge injustice but also be forced to live within its parameters. “I was born in 1952, so I remember segregation vividly,” says the actress. “My father was from North Carolina. So every summer we’d drive down to North Carolina from Kentucky, and we usually took our cook with us who lived with us on the farm. Of course, at that time, the South was totally Jim Crow. But when I was really little—three or so—I didn’t understand. It was a 16-hour drive, so my father would get us up at three in the morning and put us in the car. When we took our maid with us, we couldn’t stop because there wasn’t a hotel that would have her. There wasn’t even a place where we could eat. We’d stop at a diner, and my father would go in and try to make an arrangement if they were up to it, and they’d let her through the kitchen. But I remember very well that the bathrooms were segregated. When we’d stop for gas, there’d be Men, Women, and Colored. And that was when it was worded in a nice way; there was worse. And it made an enormous impression on me.” Although the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 mandated that Southern states desegregate “with all deliberate speed,” it wasn’t until she was in seventh grade that Potts’s school paid attention. “I remember my parents called us to the table to say, `Well, you know, you’re gonna be going to school with the Coloreds. Are you okay with that?’ And kids always are. They’re so far into the future. So we were like, `Sure. That’s fine.’ “Still,” adds Potts, “I can’t believe I actually lived through that in my lifetime. And I also can hardly believe what we’re living through now—because that was so long ago, and I kinda believed we were done. Or, at least, on a righteous path forward. I don’t think there’s any doubt our President is a racist. He’s made it very clear. He’s the chief of the country, and his words have struck a chord with a lot of people—like that shooter in El Paso. So we’re at a time in our country when you have to stand up and say, `This is wrong. This has got to stop.’ There are children being detained, people being killed. If this many people were being killed by Muslims or Al Qaeda, they would have turned the country upside down, but instead, they’re just letting it happen. So you have to stand up.” That is just what Powell Potts did on one particular occasion that has forever left its mark on his daughter’s conscience. “In one of our travels to the Carolinas when I was a kid,” she recalls, “we were with our housekeeper. My father had arranged for her to eat in the kitchen of this little diner. Now, we had been traveling for a long time and waiting to eat because there weren’t a lot of places that would serve. And it was important to my father that our housekeeper be able to have a meal. “So we stopped, and we were starving and cranky. The housekeeper was taken into the kitchen in the back door. Us kids were sitting in the diner with our mother. We ordered but hadn’t been there very long. Then we saw the housekeeper coming around the front and going to the car with her head in her hands. She clearly was crying. My father left the table to go out and talk to her for a minute in the car. Then he came back in. Now, my father was a gentle person and didn’t have a temper. But this time he was furious in a way that I’d never seen him before. He came through the door like Rock Hudson in Giant saying, `Come on. We’re leaving!’, just as they

“Right after I graduated, I was in a catastrophic car accident. I very nearly lost my life. I didn’t know for quite a while if I would ever be able to walk again well enough to be an actor.”


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tH e l oN G iSlAN d woMAN iNt eRview were putting our food down. Us little girls looked at each other and were like, `We’re hungry, daddy!’ But he just said, `We don’t give our business to places like THIS.’ He yanked us all out of there. “We drove for a few hundred more miles in utter silence except for the housekeeper sobbing. I never heard what was said or what went down, but I knew that it was big and that it was hurtful. I couldn’t understand how anybody could be mean to her. She was beloved of me and vice versa. I remember every bit of that like it was yesterday.” If experiences like that led the adult Annie Potts to be politically outspoken, they also nourished her need to share meaningful narratives. “We are a region of storytellers,” she explains. “And that was not lost on me as a child. My parents and sisters were great at it. A lot of importance was given over to being able to tell a good story. And it was best if you could make it funny. If there were dramatic points, it was good to make those, too. So that was baked into the cake early on.” Potts adds that the South’s patriarchal social structure influenced her too—notably the women who muscled past it. “A lot of women down there made an impression on me,” the actress notes. “Everyday women, and people of color, people like Ann Richards. Writers. Everybody. I used to be embarrassed to be where I was from, but that was when I was young and didn’t understand quite the fullness of what my upbringing has given me. I was raised on an isolated little farm, nine miles out of town, in Kentucky.

So we had imaginations and used them. And I’ve been employing them ever since.” Asked if she could ever imagine she’d be married for a fourth time, Potts admits that had she not had a young child in tow, she might have made a different choice, “but it seemed like the right thing to do. And it was the right thing to do. We’ve enjoyed a wonderful family life together for a long time. In fact, we’ve been apart for seven years now.” Huh? “He produces and directs NCIS: New Orleans, so he lives in New Orleans. And his hours are impossible: he works 16 hours a day and most weekends. I joined him for a year, but then I got Sheldon and came back. And I was also in New York for a year doing Pippin, so the last time we actually lived together was seven years ago. But we have a long history of supporting each other’s work. And we do have epic vacations when we’re on hiatus and take our kids with us when we can. So maybe it’s that `opposites’ thing, or the Southern girl/Jewish boy thing—like Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. But whatever it is, it’s working.” ◆ David Lefkowitz hosts the Dave’s Gone By show Saturday mornings live on Facebook (facebook.com/radiodavelefkowit z). He is co-author of musical comedy Shalom Dammit! An Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon (shalomdammit.com).

A Little More About Annie Favorite Song: Stephen Sondheim’s “No One is Alone” (from Into the Woods).

Thoughts On Toy Story Co-Star Tom Hanks: The sweetest, loveliest, smartest, kindest, and most fantastic actor. He’s all of that.

Favorite Movie: There are so many. Dodsworth with Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor. Apollo 13, Gladiator, The Godfather. I also love a rom-com.

Thoughts On Who Is Harry Crumb? Co-Star John Candy: Everything I remember about him is just how unbelievably sweet he was.

Describe Your Fashion Sense: None at all! No, that’s not true. Whatever I can make look good on top of my pilates outfit. Just layers on top of that.

Thoughts On Ghostbusters Co-Star Bill Murray: Bill is . . . special. I adore him, but he’s a handful. He’s like a firefly before he perches long enough to do his magic. Or an abstract painting. A very abstract painting.

Favorite Meal: Any meal with my family. Favorite Dessert: Key lime pie. Or peach cobbler.

What’s On Your Playlist: Honey, I haven’t been listening to anything except CNN and NBC! I have to see if we’re going to have a country, a planet, that is going to support living human beings in the future and if we can go forward with kindness and generosity. The Last Book You Read: The Mueller Report.

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Catching Up With Carol

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The Real Gift of Giving While Carol Silva’s column is on hiatus, we bring you The Best of Catching Up With Carol with this column from December 2012. ecember is the season of giving. But this December I want to salute all of you Long Islanders who gave your best, starting October 29th. Hurricane Sandy, a massive 1,500-mile wide storm had been collecting power from the Atlantic for a week, crawling up the East Coast until it slammed into New Jersey and Long Island. Entire homes washed away from Mastic Beach through Fire Island. Seven to thirteen feet of ocean rushed through houses from Long Beach and Freeport, on through Breezy Point and New Jersey. Traces of entire families – furniture, clothes, toys, pictures – washed away though broken doors, windows and walls, in thousands of the houses left standing. For weeks hundreds of thousands of us remained without power as the days and nights got colder and darker. Mothers tried to keep babies warm. The oldest, sickest Long Islanders tried to keep themselves warm. And there were millions more of us too. Cell phone towers were out. Some sewage plants were down and some sewage was backing up into some neighborhoods. Then the gasoline started to run out. There were long, frustrating, angry gas station lines that lasted hours. Some people even slept in their cars overnight, praying for the next tanker delivery. One desperate News 12 viewer asked me how this could be possible around the greatest, most powerful city in the world. But out of the horror came incredible and creative kindFor weeks ness. In front of one house that had power, a power strip hundreds of strapped to the mailbox with a sign: “Charge your cell phones here.” Others ran generator extension cords to thousands of neighbors, especially older and sick neighbors. us remained My co-anchor’s (Elizabeth Hashagen) South Shore neighwithout power borhood was largely destroyed. There was no power to call for help, but her family just knew. They showed up with as the days rakes, gloves, garbage bags and a will to work. They spent and nights got days cleaning out kids toys, appliances, furniture – the things that say “family,” and packing up what could be colder and saved. That story has been repeated in hundreds of thoudarker. sands of homes, sometimes with the hands of strangers.

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Where power came back, the “empowered” took in extended family and friends, offering warm meals, beds, showers and laundry. My cousin says her home felt like a car-wash with so much and so many being cleaned there. Ann B finally got a generator but needed gas. While she waited on a long gas line, a neighbor stopped by her house and filled the generator for her. My deep thanks to Billy, Rob and Tom. Our family friends endured hurricane winds and rains with my husband to get a generator running so we didn’t suffer the kind of flooding we did in Irene last year. John Mali and Joe Watt loaded up the back of their pickup truck with friends, a big BBQ and nearly 1,000 burgers and hot dogs. They drove through the decimated streets of Babylon offering food to strangers. “The Studio” hair salon in Babylon Village gave free washes and blow outs to folks who wouldn’t have a hot shower for weeks. When a LIPA crew showed up in Joe DeCarlo’s South Setauket neighborhood they reconnected the main power line, but said they were short on utility poles. They couldn’t replace the fractured pole. The neighborhood Dads got up there themselves and reinforced the pole before the nor’easter snowstorm hit days later (not that I recommend that.) Then there were total strangers David Ciardollo, James Oliveira, Ryan Chalmers, Greg Hauff, Pat DiGiacorio, and Karla Heinandez. They met while waiting on the gas line at Luk-Oil in Lake Grove. Police were there to control fights, the crowd’s anxiety and the busy intersection. The six strangers decided to sleep in their cars for seven days and nights and take over traffic and crowd control so the police could deal with the life and death realities left by Sandy. Suddenly rushing off somewhere, buying something new, old grudges, don’t matter as much. Sandy’s aftermath still has us extending our hands, to soothe others’ struggles. Kindness, understanding, patience, forgiveness. These are the gifts we’ve ceaselessly given each other since Sandy. We have a better idea of what’s important. Here’s to remembering this all in the new year. l Carol Silva has been bringing the news to Long Islanders on “News 12 Long Island” for more than two decades.

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Addictions •AA/Al Anon Meetings..........................631-669-2827 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

Support Groups

•AA/NA/Family Support....................... 516-746-0350 friedbergjcc.com THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center 1324 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge. Ste. 102. thriveliorg •Bereavement......................................... 516-274-0540 •Al- Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous .................................................................. 631-474-6489 Cope Foundation. Cedarmere Estate, Roslyn. copefoundation.org St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Bereavement (March and Sept.).......631-351-2013 •Alcoholics Anonymous........................ 516-292-3040 Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health. northwell.edu aa.org •Debtors Anonymous............................ 212-969-8111 •Bereavement..........................................516-634-4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org Ascension Lutheran Church 33 Bayshore Rd., Deer Park. danyc.info •Bereavement............................... 516-822-3535 x328 •Families Anonymous.......................... 800-736-9805 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org familiesanonymous.org •Bereavement................................516-484-1545 x196 •Food Addicts Anonymous................. 772-878-9657 Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org foodaddictsanonymous.org •Bereavement......................................... 516-520-2706 •Gamblers Anonymous...............516-484-1545 x196 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage. Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org stjosephhospital.chsli.org

Bereavement

•Gamblers Anonymous........................855-222-5542 gamblersanonymous.org •Gam-Anon Hotline..... 516-200-4932/718-352-1671 gam-anon.org •Long Island Recovery Association.....631-552-LIRA lirany.org.

•Bereavement............................... 631-581-4266 x100 St. Mary’s Church, 20 Harrison Ave., E. Islip parishofstmary.org •Bereavement (suicide)....................... 631-687-2960 Brookhaven Hospice

Breast & other Cancers

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•Lung Cancer........................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. hewlett-house.org

•Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline ..................................................................800-877-8077 breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

•Men With Breast Cancer...................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

•Adolescent Support/Mentoring.......... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. hewlett-house.org

•National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) ..................................................................631-838-4357 LI Chapter, Huntington Station. ovarian.org

•American Cancer Society...................800-ACS-2345 cancer.org

•Oncology (for women) ....................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. hewlett-house.org

•Breast Cancer......................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •Breast Cancer (under 40).................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •Breast and Ovarian Cancer................631-462-9800 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•Online Young Women’s (under 40) Breast Cancer Support .................................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •Ovarian Cancer...................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. hewlett-house.org

•Breast Cancer........................................ 631-376-4444 •Strength for Life (exercise class).......631-675-6513. Various locations. strengthforlifeNY.org Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Breast Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org •Support for People With Oral, Head and Neck •Breast Cancer Family and Friends.... 631-376-4444 Cancer.......................................................800-377-0928 New Hyde Park, Syosset and Stony Brook. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Breast Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org spohnc.org

•Bereavement ........................................ 516-484-4993 •Breast Cancer........................................ 516-663-2556 Elias Hicks Historical Home, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Newly -Diagonosed, NYU Winthrop Hospital •Narcotics................................................. 631-474-6262 Jericho. copefoundation.org MichelleDecastro@NYULangone.Org St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson •Bereavement for Children and Families stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Breast Cancer......................................... 516-374-3190 ................................................................... 516-626-1971 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. •Overeaters Anonymous.............516-484-1545 x196 North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center hewlett-house.org Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org •Death of a Child....................................631-738-0809 •Breast Cancer: Newly Diagnosed Stage 4 •Overeaters Anonymous......................631-981-5850 St. Sylvester’s Church, Medford ................................................................... 516-877-4314 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson. •GriefShare............................................... 516-561-6150 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City matherhospital.org Bethlehem Asembly of God breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •S-Anon Anonymous (Partners of Sexaholics) 9 E. Mineola Ave., M1 Building, Valley Stream. •Breast Cancer: Newly-Diagnosed .... 631-476-2776 .................................................................. 516-366-4354 bethlehemmag.org/whatshappening Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson. matherhospital.org •Women for Sobriety............................ 215-536-8026 •H.E.A.L. (Help Ease A Loss)................631-265-4520 •Cancer..................................................... 516-256-6025 womenforsobriety.org St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Smithtown Long Island Jewish Valley Stream •Holocaust Survivors and Friends......631-462-9800 •Cancer...................................................... 516-734-8817 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Northwell Health. northwell.edu .................................................................. 516-767-6856 •Loss of a Child....................................... 516-520-2500 •Cancer...................................................... 516-374-3190 Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. liaf.org St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage. Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. •Alzheimer’s Association .....................631-629-6950 stjosephhospital.chsli.org hewlett-house.org 429 Broadhollow Rd., Melville. alz.org/longisland •Loss of a Parent.......................... 516-822-3535 x328 •Cancer Excercise..........................516-484-1545 x231 •Alzheimer’s Caregivers........................ 516-746-0350 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org Family and Children’s Assoc., 100 E. Old Country •Loss of a Spouse......................... 516-822-3535 x328 •Caregivers for People with Breast Cancer Rd., Mineola. familyandchildrens.org Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org ................................................................... 516-877-4314 •Alzheimer’s Caregivers.............. 631-585-2020 x261 •Sibling Bereavement............................ 516-484-4993 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City Community Programs Center of L.I., Ronkonkoma Elias Hicks Historical Home breast-cancer.adelphi.edu cpclongisland.com 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. copefoundation.org •Caregivers............................................... 516-374-3190 •Alzheimer’s Family and Caregivers.. 516-593-2424 •Teen Bereavement (10-17).................516-250-3598 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. Bristal Assisted at Lynbrook St. Mathew Church, 35 North Service Rd., Dix Hills. hewlett-house.org •Alzheimer’s Caregivers (JASA)...........516-432-0570 helpingkidzkope@gmail.com •Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside. jasa.org •Widows and Widowers.............631-462-9800 x129 ................................................................... 631-547-1518 hbcac.org •Alzheimer’s Caregivers .......................631-629-6950 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org Alzheimer’s Association, 429 Broadhollow Rd., •Widow/Widower (ages 50-60) .516-766-434, x170 •Islip Breast Cancer Coalition..............631-968-7424 Melville. alz.org/longisland Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore •Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center •Young Widows and Widowers (20-54/55-65) •Live, Love and Laugh Again (breast cancer) ................................................................... 516-218-2026 .................................................................. 631-241-7237 ................................................................. 631-476-2776 750 W. Broadway, Ste. 2R, Long Beach. lbdny.org St. Mathew Church, 35 North Service Rd., Dix Hills. John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Memory Support Program..................516-766-4341 arlenepsalm23@verizon.net.org 15 Neil Court, Oceanside. pjaffe@friedbergjcc.org •Look Good, Feel Better....................... 631-376-4444

Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Breast Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org

•Thyroid Cancer Survivors Hotline.....877-588-7904 •Touchstone Group: (for women who had breast cancer treatment 18 months ago+).... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •Upper GI Cancer...................................631-638-0718 Stony Brook Cancer Center, 2nd floor, Stony Brook •Breast Cancer Hotline..........................800-877-8077

Caregivers •Caregivers...............................................516-292-1300 Family and Children’s Assoc., 100 E. Old Country Rd., Mineola. familyandchildrens.org •Caregivers...............................................516-742-2050 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. JASA Nassau County Caregiver Resource Center. miyjcc.org •Caregivers.................................... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •JASA Caregivers........................631-724-6300 x1600 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack and Bristol Assisted Living, Northport. bsignore@jasa.org •Caregivers .................................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org •Caregivers...............................................631-807-6819 Paulette Demato, Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore •Caregivers.................................... 631-462-9800 x147 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Caregivers of a Loved One with Early Stage Memory Loss................................. 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org •Let’s Do Dinner (spouses of Young Onset Dementia patients)....................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org •Senior Caregivers.................................631-385-0754 NAMI, Pederson Krag, 55 Horizon Dr., Huntington

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Divorce & Separation •Divorce......................................................516-476-1774 Alliance to Restore Integrity in Divorce (ARID)

Support Groups

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Nicotine Anonymous...........................877-879-6422 nicotine-anonymous.org

•Divorced and Separated........... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

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•Stroke Club...................516-562-4947/516-562-3111

•Divorced and Separated 12-Step ......718-740-1684 Community Church of East Williston

•Brain Tumor Patients and Families... 631-474-2323 Gardian Brown Foundation, Gurwin Medical Ctr., 50 Hauppauge Rd., Commack. guardianbrain.org

•Stroke.......................................................631-474-3700 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

•Brain Tumor Patients and Families .......................................................516-4442-2250 x110 Neurological Surgery PC. 1991 Marcus Ave., Ste. 108, Lake Success. nspc.com. rvanallen@nspc. com

•Stroke and TBI........................... 516-674-7696 x7696 Northwell Health. northwell.edu

•Chron’s and Colitis Foundation......... 516-222-5530 585 Stewart Ave., Ste 304, Garden City ccfa.prg/chapters/longisland

•Stroke Support Groups........................516-629-2013 St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale

•Overeaters Anonymous.......................631-473-1320 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

•Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain .......................................................516-4442-2250 x110 1991 Marcus Ave., Ste. 108, Lake Success. nspc.com. rvanallen@nspc.com.

Miscellaneous

Mental Health

•Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP)... 888-408-6222

•Divorced/Separated.................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org •Divorced and Separated...........631-462-9800 x139 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Divorced, Separated and Widowed.. 516-551-9143 St. Kilian Church, Farmingdale •Separated/Divorced Counseling ....... 516-599-1181 Peninsula Counseling Center, Lynbrook •Separation/Divorce...............................516-634-4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org •Singles...........................................631-462-9800 x139 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Singles..................................................... 516-822-3535 Mid Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

Domestic Violence, Rape & Sexual Abuse •Brighter Tomorrows............................. 631-395-1800 brightertomorrowsli.org •Child Abuse and Maltreatment Referrals ..................................................................800-342-3720 •The Crime Victims Center/Parents for Megan’s Law............................................................631-689-2672 CrimeVictimsCenter.org •My Sistas: Domestic Abuse Victims.. 631-645-6300 comeawaymybelovedInc.org •Family Violence and Child Abuse...... 516-485-5710 F.E.G.S. fegs.org •The Safe Center Long Island 24 Hour Hotline ..................................................................516-542-0404 tscli.org •L.I. Against Domestic Violence..........631-666-8833 liadv.org •The Retreat (Domestic Violence hotline) ..................................................................631-329-2200 •Victims Information Bureau (VIBS) of Suffolk County......................................................631-360-3606

Health Related •Adhesions (scar tissue pain) ..............631-921-7426 Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook adhesionsfoundation.org •Alopecia...................................................631-680-0148 naaf.org •Amputee.................................................631-968-3479 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore •Arthritis ................................................. 631-427-8272 arthritis.org •Bariatric................................................... 631-474-6876 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Brain Aneurysm ................................... 516-562-3059 The Brain Aneurysm Center at North Shore Univ. Hospital, Manhasset. nsalant@northwell.edu •Brain Injury............................................ 631-474-6952 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson

•Coma/ Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Assoc. ...................................................................516-377-5333 South Nassau Community Hospital, Oceanside •Diabetes.................................................. 516-520-2500 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage stjosephhospital.chsli.org •Epilepsy................................................... 631-474-6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder.......516-739-7733 x1145 epicli.org •Hearing Impaired and Cochlear Implant ...................................................................718-470-7550 Northwell Health Hearing and Speech Center, New Hyde Park •Hearing Support Group.......................516.628-4300 Center for Hearing Health, Mill Neck, centerforhearinghealth.org/events •WomenHeart of Nassau/Queens..... 718-526-0790 Northwell Health, New Hyde Park •WomenHeart of Huntington...............631-499-4160 The Huntington Heart Center, Huntington •Hepatitis C (American Liver Foundation) .................................................................. 631-754-4795 •HIV/AIDS................................................631-691-7080 F.E.G.S. Copiague. fegs.org •Lupus.......................................................516-783-3370 Lupus Alliance of LIQ

•Anxiety and Panic.................................631-226-3900 mhaw.org •Emotions Anonymous......................... 631-474-2090 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Families Anonymous (for families and friends of drug abusers)..........................................631-589-3790 Various locations. familiesanonymous.org •Link Age.................................................. 516-746-0350 Family and Children’s Assoc., 100 E. Old Country Rd., Mineola. familyandchildrens.org •Mental Illness Family Support...........516-504-HELP Mental Health Assoc. of Nassau County, Hempstead •Mood Disorder (Peer Support)......... 516-489-2322 Northwell Health (Syosset, Plainview, Valley Stream locations) mdsgli.com •Mood Disorder (Family/Friends).......516-499-6374 Northwell Health (Syosset, Valley Stream, Bayshore locations) mdsgli.com •Mood Disorders....................................631-226-3900 mhaw.org

Weight Loss •Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery ... 631-376-3697 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip. goodsamaritan.chsli.org •Post-Bariatric..........................................516-62MERCY Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre

•Developmental Disabilities Inst....... 631-360--2900 Smithtown (family support services). ddiny.org •NAMI Huntington.................................631-424-4528 •National Infertility Network Exchange (NINE) ...................................................................516-794-5772 •New Mothers......................................... 631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Ctr., W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org •Parenting (Children w/ Cancer) ......................................................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org •Parents of Young Children, Birth to Five ......................................................... 516-766-4341 x162 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside ParentingResourceNetwork.org •Pregnancy Information and Referral ..................................................................631-853-3033 •Pregnancy and Infant Loss ...................516-562-8422 North Shore Univ. Hospital, Manhasset •Pregnancy Information and Referral...631-853-3033 •Prison Families Anonymous.................631-943-0441 pfa-li.com

•NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Queens/Nassau)....................................516-326-0797 1981 Marcus Ave., Ste. C117. namiqn.org

•Second Generation (Children of Holocaust Survivors)........................................516-484-1545 x196 Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Multiple Sclerosis..................................631-694-4370 Syosset Hospital Conference Room A/B

•NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness ..................................................................631-385-0754 Suffolk. landsburyhunt@aol.com

•Women’s Issues.................................... 516-746-0350 Hempstead Family treatment and Recovery Assoc., 126 N.Franklin St. familyandchildrens.org

•Muscular Dystrophy............................. 631-474-6300 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

•Parents of Children w/Mental health Diagnosis .................................................................. 516-746-0350 Various Locations. familyandchildrens.org

•Young Widow and Widowers............ 631-495-8541 35 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills. widowednotalone.com

•Myasthenia Gravis.................................631-765-2186 Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Setauket

•Postpartum Depression .......................................631-422-2255/855-631-0001 Postpartum Resource Ctr. of NY. postpartumNY. org.

•Melanoma (Patients/Caregivers)...... 516-352-4227 cmbc1@optonline.net •Multiple Sclerosis (National)..............631-864-8337

•National Federation of the Blind........516-868-8718 •National Multiple Sclerosis Society...631-864-8337 •Parkinson Disease ...............................631-862-3560 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Speech Communication......................631-474-6831 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Spinal Cord Injury................................ 516-739-4900 St. Charles Hospital, Albertson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

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•Stroke/TBI Caregivers..........................516-586-4480 Common Ground Alliance, Plainview commongroundall.com

•Smoking Cessation Workshops..........516-629-2013 St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale

•Relatives and Friends of persons with a Mental Illness........................................................631-226-3900 mhaw.org •Suicide Prevention Hotline.................. 800-SUICIDE

Smoking Cessation

•American Cancer Society.................. 800-ACS-2345 516-921-6016 or 631-436-7070. cancer.org •Smoking Cessation...............................631-853-2928

•Women’s Issues.....................................516-634-4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org All listings for Support Group consideration must be submitted by the first of the month for the following month at: liwomanonline.com/support. Deadline for the January issue is December 1. No information will be accepted by telephone. Listings are published on a space-available basis. To advertise a for-profit support group call 516-505-0555 x1 or liwomanonline.com/advertise If you have a support group listed in this guide that no longer exists or requires updated information, please email us at: support@liwomanonline.com. december 2019 • Long Island Woman • 21

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What to Do Classes, Lectures and Seminars 1

•A Guide to Good Nutrition: 2pm. Winthrop Wellness Pavilion. 1300 Franklin Ave., Ste. ML-5. nyuwinthrop.org.

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•Learn To Be Tobacco Free: 6pm. Sachem Public Library. 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook. 631-8532928. sachemlibrary.org. This program is offered by the Suffolk County Office of Health Education and it is based on the CDC’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for treating nicotine dependence. •Let’s Talk Sports: 7pm. Connetquot Public Library. 760 Ocean Ave., Bohemia. 631-567-5079. connetquotlibrary.org. •Leonardo at 500: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Art Historian Vivian Gordon will present the career of Leonardo da Vinci. •Overcoming Stress through Meditation: 7pm. Sachem Public Library. 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook. 631-588-5024. sachemlibrary.org. Instructor John Bednarik will teach how successful people focus their attention and block out stress.

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•The New Anti-Semitism and The BDS Movement: 11am. Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance. Welwyn Preserve. 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 516-571-8040. hmtcli.org.

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•Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval Book Signing: 7pm. Book Revue. 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-271-1442. bookrevue.com. Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval will be speaking and signing copies of their new book, Fancy AF Cocktails. •The Rise of American Art: Edith Halpert: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Art History Professor Mary Vahey will present highlights from her career.

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•Bunco Game Time: 10am. Sachem Public Library. 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook. 631-8532928. sachemlibrary.org. Learn a new game called bunco. •Creating a Medical Scrapbook: 2pm. Winthrop Wellness Pavilion. 1300 Franklin Ave. Ste. ML-5, Garden City. 866-946-8476. nyuwinthrop.org. Registration required. •Lynn Van Praagh-Gratton Book Signing: 7pm. Book Revue. 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631271-1442. bookrevue.com. Psychic Medium Lynn Van Praagh-Gratton will be speaking and signing copies of her new book, Divine Dimes.

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•Why People Follow Orders: 1pm. Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance. Welwyn Preserve. 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 516-571-8040. hmtcli.org. A discussion of American Social Psychologist, Stanley Milgram’s 1961 experiments. 22 • Long Island Woman • December 2019

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•Alice Hoffman Book Signing: 7pm. Book Revue. 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-271-1442. bookrevue.com. Alice Hoffman will be speaking and signing copies of her new novel, The World That We Knew. •Organize for the Holidays: 7pm. Sachem Public Library. 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook. 631-8532928. sachemlibrary.org. Professional organizer Jennifer Anne will share easy fixes in time for this months holidays.

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•Huntington Hospital Weight Loss Surgery New Patient Seminar: 5pm. Huntington Hospital. 224 Wall St., #101. Huntington. northwell.edu. •Jot It Down: 10:30am. Sachem Public Library. 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook. 631-853-2928. sachemlibrary.org. Writing club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. •Managing Stress Levels and Enjoying the Holidays: 8:30am. Zucker Hillside Hospital. 75-59 263rd St., Glen Oaks. northwell.edu.

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•Free Surgical Weight Loss Seminar: 6:307:30pm. 4 Technology Drive., Ste. 220, East Setauket. RSVP to 631-657-4493. journeytothenewyou.com. With Dr. Hesham Atwa. •The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. NY Historical Society docent Jeanne Pape will present masterpieces from the studio and share personal stories of glass making designer Clara Driscoll and her team of “Tiffany Girls.”

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•Kander & Ebb: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Musical Theatre Historian John Kenrick will present a look at the successful songwriting team of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb.

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•Inheritance by Dani Shapiro Discussion: 3pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Carol Ann Tack will lead this discussion of Shapiro’s memoir.

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•EMS Lecture Series: 6pm. Administration Building. 1963 Union Blvd., Bay Shore. northwell.edu. •Essential Oils First Aid Kit: 7pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Learn the basics of building a first aid kit using essential oils and aromatherapy. Registration required.

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•Virtual Reality Walk-in Demonstrations: 6:30pm. Sachem Public Library. 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook. 631-853-2928. sachemlibrary.org.

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Rd., Hewlett. 516–374–3190. 1in9.org. Experience gentle yoga that offers inspiration and bonding. Includes breathing, exercises and healing yoga. •Chair Yoga with Magda Rosenberg: Fridays. 9:05am. Long Beach Public Library, 111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach. 516–432–7201. longbeachlibrary.org. All are welcome. •Crochet Class: Thursdays 12:30–2pm. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374– 3190. 1in9.org. Learn to crochet or expand your crocheting skills. Designed to help cancer patients draw strength from each other and enjoy togetherness. •REAP (Retired Energetic Active People): Tuesdays 9 am–12pm. Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck. 516-441-4949. Lectures and discussion on various topics plus local trips of cultural and historic interest. •Reiki: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-1:30pm. 45 minute session by appointment only. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374– 3190. 1in9.org. With reiki master Hillary Barrie. •Screenwriters Discussion Group: 7:30pm. Every Other Monday. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. cinemaartscentre.org. Open to all screenwriters in the Sky Room Cafe. •Senior Exercise Program: Tuesdays 10:3011:30am, Thursdays 12:15-1:15pm. Sayville Congregational UCC, 131 Middle Rd., Sayville. sayvilleucc.org. •Sophisticated Singles: Mondays, 7:45pm. Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Court., Oceanside. 516–766– 4341. friedbergjcc.org. Discussion group for singles 55 and up. •Tai Chi: Mondays and Thursdays 2:15-3:15pm. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374–3190. 1in9.org. Mind body practice to enhance mental and physical health.

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•1880’s Thanksgiving: 10am. Old Bethpage Village Restoration. 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. 516-572-8401. obvrnassau.com. •Christmas at Westbury House: 10am. Old Westbury Gardens. 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens. org. •Glow in the Park: 5pm. Long Island Adventure Park. 75 Colonial Springs Rd., Wheatley Heights. 631-983-3844. longislandadventurepark.org. •Rob Run Cross Country 5K Race: 9am. Stillwell Woods Preserve. 72 South Woods Rd., Syosset. 516-349-7646. glirc.org. •Saints Cyril and Methodius Christmas Craft Fair: 8:30am. Saint Cyril & Methodius Church. 125 Half Hollow Rd., Deer Park. 917-705-5355. •Santacon 5K: 9am. Eisenhower Park. 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. 631-278-6385. leagueofyes.org.

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•Holiday Vineyard Boutique: 9am. See Dec. 5th. •Holiday Craft Fair: 6pm. Maria Regina RC Church. 3945 Jerusalem Ave., Seaford. 516-7982415.

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•Charles Dickens Festival: 6pm. Village of Port Jefferson. 121 West Broadway. Port Jefferson. 631473-4724. portjeff.com/dickens. •Christmas at Westbury House: 10am. See Dec. 1st. •Country Parlor: Holiday Folk Art and Gift Show: 10am. Hallockville Museum Farm. 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead. 631-298-5292. hallockville.com. •First Night & Tree Lighting: 6 & 7:30pm. Old Westbury Gardens. 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens. org. •Holiday Craft Fair: 10am. See Dec. 6th. •Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Fair: 10am. Art League of Long Island. 107 E. Deer park Rd., Dix Hills. 631-462-5400. artleagueli.net. •Holiday House Tours at Sagtikos Manor: 10am. Sagtikos Manor. 677 Montauk Hwy., Bay Shore. 631-854-0939. sagtikosmanor.org. •Holiday Vineyard Boutique: 9am. See Dec. 5th. •Jingle Bell 5K: 6pm. Grand Blvd. and Boardwalk. Long Beach. 516-431-3890. longbeachny.gov./rec. •Suffolk Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry and Bead Show: 10am. Northport High School. 154 Laurel Hill Rd., Northport. 631-846-1459. depasmarket.com. •Wooden Wonderland: Holiday Craft Show: 10am. Suffolk County Historical Society. 300 West Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-2881. suffolkcountyhistorcialsociety.org.

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•Charles Dickens Festival: 6pm. See Dec. 7th. •Christmas at Westbury House: 10am. See Dec. 1st. •Country Parlor: Holiday Folk Art and Gift Show: 10am. See Dec. 7th. •Holiday Festival: 11am. Stony Brook Village Center. Main St. on the harbor. Stony Brook. 631751-2244. stonybrookvillage.com. •Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Fair: 10am. See Dec. 7th. •Holiday Vineyard Boutique: 9am. See Dec. 5th. •Santa’s 5K Toy Trot: : 11am. Shorefront Park. Rider Ave. and Smith St., Patchogue. 516-2208574. santas5ktoytrot.com. Mrs. Claus 1-Miler and Rudolph’s Fun Run. •Suffolk Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry and Bead Show: 10am. See Dec. 7th.

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•Christmas at Westbury House: 10am. See Dec. 1st. •Savor the Season: The Pleasure of Chocolate and Wine Pairing: 8pm. Old Westbury Gardens. 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 516-3330048. oldwestburygardens.org. •Tree Lighting: 6pm. Planting Fields. 1395 Planting Field Rd., Oyster Bay. 516-922-8684. plantingfields.org.

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•American Country Holiday Barn Party: 7pm. The Barn at Spirit’s Promise. 2746 Sound Ave., Riverhead. spiritspromiserescue.org. •Breakfast with Santa: 9am. Garden City Hotel. 45 Seventh St., Garden City. 516-877-9385. gar-

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•Botanical Workshop: 1pm. Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages. 1200 Route 25A. Stony Brook. 631-751-0066. discoverlongisland.com/event/botanical_workshop •Holiday Festival at Coe Hall: 11am. See Dec. 14th. •St. James/Smithtown Craft and Gift Fair: 10am. See Dec. 14th.

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•Tough Cookie 8K Trail Race: 10am. Sunken Meadow State Park. Field 1. Kings Park. 917-6036535. nrcrun.org.

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•Christmas at Westbury House: 10am. See Dec. 1st.

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•Ho Ho Ho 5K: 9:30am. Bethpage Middle School. 500 Broadway. Bethpage. 516-349-7646. glirc.org. •Santa 5K: 9am. Eisenhower Park. 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Field 2. 516-797-2685. lirrc.org. •Selden Craft and Gift Fair: 10am. Newfield High School. 145 Marshall Dr., Selden. 631-846-1459. depasmarket.com.

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•Twilight Tours of Decorated Vanderbilt Mansion: 5:30pm. See Dec. 27th.

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•Art at 50+: What it Means To Me: Dec. 6-31. Islip Art Museum. 50 Irish Ln., East Islip. 631-2245420. islipartmuseum.org. •Family Sunday at the Museum: 1pm. Sundays. One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484– 9337. nassaumuseum.org. Docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and, beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Museum admission required. •Holiday Light Show: 5pm. Dec. 1-30. Smith Point County Park. 46 County Rd., Shirley. 631543-6622. holidaylightshow.org. •NCMA’s Sculpture Park: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. More than 50 works by renowned artists set amidst the 145acre property. •NCMA’s Walking Trails and Gardens: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. The museum’s 145 acres include many marked nature trails through the woods. Experience the many lush examples of horticultural arts. •Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham: thru Dec. 29th. Long Island Museum. 1200 Route 25A. Stony Brook. 631-751-0066. longislandmuseum.org.

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•Celtic Christmas: 3pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-323-4444. madisontheatreny.org. •Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale: 7:30pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631673-7300. paramountny.com. •Franco Corso: Italian Christmas: 7pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com. •Masquerade Rock Music Fest: 7pm. The Space at Westbury. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516-2835575. thespaceatwestbury.com. •Phish: 7:30pm. NYCB. 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. 516-231-4848. nycblive.com. •The Ten Tenors: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre. 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre.org. •Twas The Night Before Christmas: 1pm. Tilles Center. L.I.U. C.W. Post. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Under The Streetlamp: 6pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Atlantic Wind Symphony: 7pm. Patchogue Theatre. 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre.org.

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•Michael Bolton’s The Symphony Sessions Greatest Hits: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Movie Trivia Night: 8pm. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7610. cinemaartscentre.org.

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•Emerson String Quartet: Beethoven to Bartok: 7pm. Staller Center. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-2787. stallercenter.com. •Joe Nichols: 6:30pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale: 7pm. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631423-7610. cinemaartscentre.org. •Step Sistas Holiday Performance: 2pm. Landmark on Main St., 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org.

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•Bob Nelson: 8pm. Theatre Three. 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. 631-928-9100. theatrethree.com. •Theresa Caputo: 7:30pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com.

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•Double Dare Live: 7:30pm. Tilles Center. L.I.U. C.W. Post. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Denny Laine: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com. •George Winston: 8pm. Landmark on Main St., 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org. •Half Step: 8pm. The Space at Westbury. 250

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•Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker: 4pm. See Dec. 6th.

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•The Science of Magic: 10:30pm. Tilles Center. L.I.U. C.W. Post. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org.

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•The Cult: A Sonic Temple: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-6737300. paramountny.com.

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•The Biscuit Kings: 8:30pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com.

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•Rick Springfield & Richard Marx: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury. com. •Sawyer Fredericks: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com.

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Post Ave., Westbury. 516-283-5575. thespaceatwestbury.com. •Martin Sexton: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter. org. •Rockabilly Christmas: 8pm. The Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker: 7pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516323-4444. madisontheatreny.org. •Theresa Caputo: 7:30pm. See Dec. 5th.

W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra: 8pm. Staller Center. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-6322787. stallercenter.com. •Streetlight Manifesto: 7:30pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker: 5pm. See Dec. 6th. •The Everly Brothers Experience: 8pm. The Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-7274343. suffolktheater.com.

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•Cirque Musica Holiday Wishes: 7pm. NYCB. 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. 516-2314848. nycblive.com. •Dr. K’s Motown Revue: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com. •Holiday Spectacular: East Meets West: 7pm. See Dec. 6th. •Liverpool Shuffle: Celebrating The Beatles: 5pm. Vanderbilt Museum. 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum. org. •Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: 8pm. Tilles Center. L.I.U. C.W. Post. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Max Weinberg’s Jukebox: 8pm. Landmark on Main St., 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-7676444. landmarkonmainstreet.org. •Rockapella Holiday: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37

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•Billy Kramer: 6pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com. •Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show: 7pm. Landmark on Main St., 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet. org. •Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour: 7pm. Tilles Center. L.I.U. C.W. Post. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Doo Wop Extravaganza: 6pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Laurie Berkner with Susie Lampert: 3pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631673-7300. paramountny.com. •Marshall Tucker Band: 7:30pm. The Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-7274343. suffolktheater.com.

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•A Chapin Family Christmas: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre. 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre.org. •BuckCherry: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Paul Taylor Dance Company: 8pm. AUPAC. 1 South Ave., Garden City. 800-233-5744. adelphi. edu. •Professor Louie & The Crowmatix: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com. •Sinatra Birthday Celebration: 8pm. The Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-7274343. suffolktheater.com.

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•A Celtic Family Christmas: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: 7pm. Staller Center. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-2787. stallercenter.com. •An Evening with Isabella Rossellini: 7:30pm. The Gateway. 215 South Country Rd., Bellport. 631-286-1133. thegateway.org. •Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre. 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre.org. •Bizet’s Carmen: 2pm. AUPAC. 1 South Ave., Garden City. 800-233-5744. adelphi.edu. •Eglevsky Ballet’s The Nutcracker: 2 & 7pm. Tilles Center. L.I.U. C.W. Post. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Irish Tenors: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Night Ranger: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com.

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Orchestra: 4pm. Patchogue Theatre. 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre. org. •Eglevsky Ballet’s The Nutcracker: 2pm. Tilles Center. L.I.U. C.W. Post. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Scrooge: 3pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •The Tubes & Fee Waybill: 8pm. The Space at Westbury. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516-2835575. thespaceatwestbury.com.

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•Cherish The Ladies: A Celtic Christmas: 7:30pm. Landmark on Main St., 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org.

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•David Glukh: Celebrate the Holidays: 2pm. Landmark on Main St., 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet. org.

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•Fuul & Augie Bello: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com. •John Denver Christmas with Ted Vigil: 7:30pm. The Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •Ratt: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com.

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•Christmas Celebration: 11am. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516323-4444. madisontheatreny.org. •Eileen Ivers Joyful Christmas: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-4133535. myfathersplace.com. •Lords of 52nd Street Christmas: 8pm. The Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-7274343. suffolktheater.com. •Terry Fator: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Trans-Siberian Orchestra: 8pm. NYCB. 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. 516-231-4848.

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•Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol: 3pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •Christmas Celebration: 2 & 6pm. See Dec. 20th. •Hanson Wintry Mix: 7pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Sal Valentinetti: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-3340800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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Sal Valentinetti’s 3rd Annual “Sal The Voice Christmas” Long Island’s own Sal “The Voice”Valentinetti returns to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, December 21 for his 3rd annual Christmas show! Sal shot to fame performing his crooner style music on season 11 of America’s Got Talent. He most recently shared the silver screen spotlight again on American’s Got Talent: The Champions. Tickets are still available to see him live!

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•Bee Gees Tribute: Night Fever: 8pm. The Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-7274343. suffolktheater.com. •Bret Michaels: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Destination Motown & Sensational Soul Cruisers: 8pm. West Hampton Beach PAC. 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500. whbpac.org. •Kerry Kearney: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com. •Saturday Night Disco Fever: 7pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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Elf, The Musical has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warmhearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season.

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bury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-3340800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Ceelo Green Holiday Hits: 7:30pm. The Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol: 2pm. See Dec. 21st. •Christmas Celebration: 3pm. See Dec. 20th. •Countess Luann: 7pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Livingston Taylor: 3pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com.

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•Shadows of the 60’s: Motown Tribute: 7:30pm. The Argyle Theater. 34 West Main St., Babylon. 844-631-LIVE (5483). argyletheatre.com.

•Back to The Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl: 9pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •My Sinatra: 6pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-323-4444. madisontheatreny.org. •New Year’s Laughin’ Eve: 6pm. The Argyle Theater. 34 West Main St., Babylon. 844-631-LIVE (5483). argyletheatre.com. •New Year’s Laughin’ Eve: 6 & 8pm. Theatre Three. 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. 631-928-9100. theatrethree.com. •Perfectly Frank with Sal Viviano: 10pm. The Argyle Theater. 34 West Main St., Babylon. 844631-LIVE (5483). argyletheatre.com.

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•A Christmas Carol: thru Dec. 28. Theatre Three. 412 main St., Port Jefferson. 631-928-9100. theatrethree.com. •A Christmas Story: thru Dec. 22. CMPAC. 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. 631-218-2810. cmpac. com. •A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder: Dec. 1-8. Broadhollow at Elmont. 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 516-775-4420. broadhollow.org. •Elf: Dec 20-29. The Gateway. 215 South Country Rd., Bellport. 631-286-1133. thegateway.org. •Matilda: thru Dec. 29. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. 516-323-4444. engemantheater.com. •Miracle on 34th Street: thru Dec. 29. The Argyle Theatre, 34 West Main St., Babylon. 844-631LIVE (5483). argyletheatre.com. •White Christmas: Dec. 1-8. Bayway Arts Center. 265 East Main St., East Islip. 631-581-2700. broadhollow.org.

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•Citizen Cope: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •NRBQ & The Whole Wheat Horns: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-413-3535. myfathersplace.com. •Popa Chubby: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •Stand Up Comedy in the Sky Room: 9:30pm. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7610. cinemaartscentre.org. •Queen Tribute: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at West-

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