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FERRUFINO TREE (SERVICE:) Tree removal, stump grinding, pruning, land clearing. Highest quality work. Owner operated. Licensed/insured. Reasonable rates. Free estimates. 516-223-8439, cell 516-384-6218. TED EMMERICH. Specializing in carpentry, masonry, electric, plumbing, tile, roofing, plaster/paint, landscape construction. Great service. 30 years. Clean your gutters now! Call Ted. 516-466-1111. www.tedemmerich.com FJE Enterprises, Inc. Lic. #H1740170000. STEVE TSIMIS: HURRICANE REPAIRS! Bathrooms, basements, particians, sheetrock, moldings. Specializing in ceiling repairs, tray ceilings etc. Lic./Ins. #H0100280000. Reputable. 516-433-0419, 516-270-6195. CUSTOM HOME BUILDER-Highest quality new homes designed & build to your specifications. The cost will be just as you were building your home yourself at no additional cost to you. Well known high end builder. Finished homes available for viewing. John 516-351-8364. STATUS FAUX: CUSTOM SPECIALTY PAINTING. Unique finishes. Glazes, stone, marbling, graining, antiquing, Venetian plaster, stripes, stenciling, contemporary, old world effects, walls, decorative mouldings, furniture, cabinetry, decorative concrete, wallpaper removal. Meticulous craftsmanship. Local references. Lic./ins. 516-773-4508. www.statusfaux.com. D&L PAINTING. Interior/exterior, wallpaper, sheetrock, spackle, power washing. Licensed/fully insured. Free estimates. Nicky, 516-759-4607. PLANT WITH ME.COM Garden and tree restoration specialist. Restore the value of your landscape/trees. Don’t rip it restore it. 516-860-5131. Or visit us on the web. JUNK REMOVAL: Moving or just cleaning-up? 1 item to a houseful. Anything and everything. Free estimates. We supply the trucks, do all-the-work and clean-up when done. Call even-if you just have a question. Junk Away at 516-779-8998. Lic./ins. Senior discounts.

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Shedding Pounds After 50 Losing weight is a goal for many people regardless of age. While young adults might be able to get away with a few extra pounds without suffering any significant consequences, older adults carrying extra weight might be putting their overall health at risk. Shedding weight after the age of 50 is not always easy. As a person ages, muscle mass tends to dwindle while body fat has a tendency to increase. Since fat burns fewer calories than muscle, weight gain as a person ages is bound to happen; however it does not mean that weight gain is inevitable. Those willing to make certain changes with regard to diet and exercise can shed pounds after 50 while preventing future weight gain. Muscle-strengthening activities, including yoga, can help men and women over 50 lose weight and keep the weight off.

DIET Men and women need fewer calories as they age. People in their 40s may need as many as 200 calories more per day than they will when they reach their 50s. Counting calories might seem difficult, so people in their 50s and older who don't think they can count calories can try to eat more lowcalorie foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Consuming fewer calories often requires changing dietary habits, not only with regard to what you're eating, but also how you're eating and even how you shop for food. Men and women used to dining out for lunch every day can start bringing their own lunches so they can gain greater control of their daily caloric intake. For those who find they're frequently too exhausted to cook each night, they can prepare meals in advance to have healthy, homemade meals waiting instead of always ordering takeout or delivery. When shopping for food, people should avoid doing so on an empty stomach so they're less inclined to buy unhealthy snacks. EXERCISE Exercise is an essential component to shedding pounds after 50, though people of that age should always consult a physician before they begin a new exercise regimen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points out that regular exercise can help older men and women prevent the onset of a host of ailments, including heart disease and diabetes. In addition, the CDC notes that regular physical activity as one ages helps muscles grow stronger, which increases the chances that an individual will be able to perform necessary daily activities without the assistance of others. Maintaining that independence into older adulthood is a goal for many men and women, and it's a goal that's far more realistic for men and women who exercise than it is for those who don't. When coupled with a healthy, low-calorie diet, routine exercise can help men and women over 50 shed extra weight and keep it off. According to the CDC, older adults need at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderateintensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, every week and muscle-strengthening activities that work the entire body two days a week. Muscle-strengthening activities include exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups that use body weight for resistance, and yoga. Even gardening that involves digging and shoveling can be considered a muscle-strengthening activity. Men and women don't have to gain weight as they get older. Some simple dietary changes and a commitment to routine exercise is all it takes to shed weight after 50 and keep that weight off once it's gone. -Metro Services

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Tr y These Fresh Ways to Set a Beautiful Table Whether you're throwing a bridal shower, hosting a holiday party or just want to make an evening meal more special, adding a little something extra to your table set-up will make the occasion more memorable. Using some simple swaps and changes, you can take your table from dull to dazzling. PLACE SETTING RULES Although there are no hard and fast rules about how to set a beautiful table, there is a prescribed pattern for how plates, silverware and glasses are arranged. For the basics, visit EmilyPost.com where you will find the precise way to lay out your table. Receive simple tips, such as always pointing the knife blade toward the plate. Under "Table Setting Guides," you'll find the correct way to arrange a formal and informal place setting, as well as a basic table setting. Once this is established, your creativity can take over. PULL IT ALL TOGETHER Today's homeowners often have several sets of china, but there is no reason that all these sets can't be combined. China can be mixed with porcelain or crystal. In fact, it's the mix that makes it interesting. Look for commonalities in your serving ware, such as color, and work with table linens or flowers to pull out a specific shade — or a contrasting one — to make the place settings more interesting. MIX IT UP Don't be afraid to mix patterns. Even if your china patterns are different, you might be surprised how well they work with a plain white plate between them or simply stacked on top of one another. Have a lot of white plates? Break up the monotony by adding a colorful or patterned napkin between a dinner and salad plate, or spread table runners across the table to work as two placemats. For drinks, try mixing different glassware types. Mix colored glasses with clear ones for a fun, funky look. Mix up your cutlery, too. ADD HEIGHT If you're looking for a way to add instant impact, go for height. A tall centerpiece can look fabulous. Instead of flowers and candlesticks, why not use a figurine flanked with fruit and flowers? Try a large porcelain bowl filled with blossoms or a sculpture to draw the eye to the center of the table. No time to shop for just the right piece? Simply use your wine glasses filled with napkins in an interesting fold (napkinfoldingguide. com) to create visual interest quickly and easily. GET CRAFTY To add a touch of fun, cut a piece of luan plywood to the size of your table and paint with chalkboard paint. Using colored chalk, draw outlines for placemats, napkins and silverware. Write everyone's name on the table to help guests find their seats. Leave extra chalk for doodling. Create your own napkin rings by hot-gluing bobbles to ponytail holders. For something more substantial, buy lengths of copper tubing to wrap into spirals. Finish the end with a crystal or bead and the top with an artificial flower for a one-of-a-kind napkin ring. (For more information, contact Kathryn Weber through her Web site, redlotusletter.com.) (c) 2013 Kathryn Weber. DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.


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Ar yn’s Furniture Consignment The Gold Spot Men on the Move See it, love it, buy it! Aryn’s Furniture Consignment has a wide variety of high-end furniture at extremely low prices. All home furnishings, including couches, sofas, dining room pieces, art accessories, clothing and more can be found at this new consignment store. New things arrive almost every day so customers are constantly returning — even on a daily basis. You can also drop off furniture you no longer need for others to buy. The owner, Aryn, will take it right away and 50 percent of the profit goes straight back to you. Aryn’s Furniture Consignment offers free pick-up from your home, so you don’t have to worry about getting it to the location in Westbury. There is also a delivery service for those who purchased something and cannot take it home themselves. Aryn’s family was in the furniture business for 25 years and when they retired, she opened up this hidden treasure. In its fourth month of business so far, the store is doing really well; this store is not something you want to miss. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and it is closed Sunday and Monday. There’s no better place to shop for beautiful furniture at a discounted price. 603 Main Street, Westbury (516) 280-9333. **** Treat your mother, grandmother or yourself to something special this year. The perfect Mother’s Day gift is waiting at The Gold Spot. With a large selection of unique jewelry to choose from — at any price — The Gold Spot is the spot where you can find something special for all. Everything from diamonds and sterling silver to semi-precious stones and fine and fashion jewelry can be found at The Gold Spot. With over 20 years in business in the area, Lisa Burstein, the owner has a well deserved reputation as the go-to jewelry resource with a large inventory which is always being updated as well as customized pieces that become instant family heirlooms. Shop here for beautiful one of a kind items, unusual stones and unique colors of misshapen pendants and earrings. Beaded jewelry, chunky jewelry, long necklaces and travel jewelry is available, as well as the most trendy and stylish pieces. They also do custom and made-to-order work, as well as monogram work. The Gold Spot is located in a salon, allowing them to have the same fine pieces of jewelry as other places, but at a fraction of the price. These well-priced pieces can accommodate any budget and are the perfect gift this Mother’s Day. The Gold Spot’s e-mail address is lisa@ goldspotjewelry.com. Their hours are Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. The Gold Spot is located in the Jericho Shopping Plaza next to Frank’s Steaks and Bagel Boss inside the Venus Nail Salon at 12A Jericho Tpke, Jericho (516) 333-2075. **** Men on the Move, a commercial, local, long distance and international moving company, has just opened a brand new, 89,000 square foot, climate controlled, state-of-the-art selfstorage facility in Glen Cove. Other storage facility locations include Huntington and Floral Park, as well as a 24-hour facility in Islandia. Men on the Move services everyone, from college students to those living in the finest estates of Long Island. The moving company that started in 1985 grew at a rate of about one truck per year and can now move all over the country. Services include packing and wrapping, and movers travel down to Florida once a week. At each of their locations, they offer the most current and affordable packing supplies available. With vault storage, each item is carefully tagged and placed into inventory. When you are ready to access your belongings, you give Men on the Move a call. The self-storage facilities allow you to keep a key and access whatever you need, whenever you need it. Men on the Move is part of the Long Island Moving and Storage Association and has won the Super Service Award on Angie’s List three years in a row. They are very big proponents of Autism Speaks and Spectrum Design. Main office is 50 Carnation Avenue, Floral Park (516) 773-6683, menonthemove.com.

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Playground Safety Tips for Parents and Guardians Children are encouraged to play outdoors to exert physical effort and promote health. Few things are more exciting to young children than the opportunity to swing and scale playground obstacles, but what if the outdoor play equipment poses significant safety risks? Playground injuries have become a considerable concern for parents and caregivers. According to the organization Safe Kids U.S.A., it is estimated nearly 220,000 children ages 14 and under were treated in emergency rooms for injuries associated with playground equipment in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available. From 2001 to 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission investigated 40 deaths that were believed to be linked to playground equipment. The average victim's age was six years old. Of the fatalities, 68 percent were the result of hanging or asphyxiation.

Adult supervision is one of the primary ways to reduce playground injuries. No one wants to prevent children from having fun, but it is essential to child safety that playgrounds are well-maintained. Improperly maintained equipment coupled with ineffective shockabsorbing surface material can increase a child's risk of injury. The CPSC says the equipment associated with the most injuries include climbers (monkey bars), swings, slides and overhead ladders. Fractures remain the most common playground injury, followed by contusions and abrasions. It is up to adults to ensure that play areas are safe; they need to use their judgment to restrict play if unsafe conditions are present. Here is a checklist for adults, courtesy of the National Program for Playground Safety. • Always be sure there is adult supervision. In school settings, where there are a number of children out at recess, there should be an ample ratio of adults to children. Adults can observe potential hazards and intercede if children are misbehaving. Playgrounds that have rope activities should be avoided, as should putting children in clothing that has string ties. • All children should play on age-appropriate equipment. Due to developmental differences as children age, it is essential children play on equipment that correlates to their age groups to keep play safe and fun. • Make sure surfaces are cushioned. Falls account for an array of playground injuries. Acceptable cushioned surfaces can prevent more serious injuries from falls. Materials that can be used include pea gravel, sand, rubber mats, rubber tiles and mulch. • Make sure equipment is safe. Equipment should be inspected regularly to ensure that everything is in good working order. S-hooks on swings and other hanging items should be entirely closed and there should be no protruding bolts. Equipment also should be safely anchored in the ground. In addition to the information provided by NPPS, the National Recreation and Park Association has conducted their own playground safety initiative, identifying 12 of the most common playground hazards and how to avoid them in their report, "The Dirty Dozen." Inadequate use zones and entrapment in openings are just two of the hazards identified by the NRPA. Individuals can download an NRPA brochure by visiting nrpa.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Certification/CPSI/The-Dirty-Dozen/. Schools and other organizations can purchase the brochures for use in lesson plans by visiting the NRPA store. Children also need to be on the lookout for unsafe conditions. Parents and teachers can gear lessons around playground safety. By making safety a priority, children can continue to enjoy outdoor play without being injured. -Metro Services


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Kiddsmiles Pediatric Dentistry 25 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset (516) 365-5439, kiddsmiles.com Going to the dentist is often associated with feelings of anxiety and apprehension. Many adults today even have phobias of the dentist due to negative experiences they had when they were children. Kiddsmiles, a pediatric dentist servicing children, adolescents and those with special needs, removes the stigma of a visit to the dentist by seeing children at a very young age and providing a fun atmosphere where they love to play. Kiddsmiles employs nine pediatric dentists so someone is always available to see your family. “It is a very kid-friendly office,” said Dr. Michele Savel, D.D.S. “It looks like somewhere children would want to come to play with their friends. We have a game room waiting area and all of our rooms are brightly colored and equipped with flat-screen televisions on each dental chair.” Kiddsmiles provides top quality dental care, with the latest, cutting edge technology and is a participating provider of most dental plans. In order to make the dental procedure comfortable and painless, Kiddsmiles utilizes

a non-needle method to numb their patients, since needles are a common phobia in children and adults. “Our goal is to make going to the dentist a fun and painless experience. We are able to achieve that by seeing children as early as age one and making sure they are very comfortable,” said Dr. Savel. By starting from scratch with young children, Kiddsmiles is able to ingrain positive and healthy oral care habits into their patients at a young age. “It is very important to take care of your primary teeth as early as age one, because these teeth stay in your mouth until you are about 12 or 13 years old,” explained Dr. Savel. “Proper oral care transfers to adult teeth, and by not taking care of your primary teeth, infection could spread to adult teeth down the road.” Dr. Savel said that one of the main reasons that kids miss school is because of dental problems. By learning the proper oral healthcare techniques, these school absences can be eliminated and children will have healthy teeth throughout their whole life. By visiting Kiddsmiles at a young age, proper oral care becomes a habit and kids learn how important — and fun — trips to the dentist can be for their well-being. When it comes time for children to start receiving orthodontic care, Kiddsmiles is able to help. “We refer our patients to surrounding orthodontists in the area and are able to work side by side with them,” said Dr. Savel. Kiddsmiles’ most important goal is assuring that all their patients are safe and relaxed when dealing with the dentist. The widespread fear of sitting in a dentist’s chair is eliminated with the help of this caring, fun dentistry practice. Parents feel safe bringing their children to Kiddsmiles and the children love it, as well. “As the kids leave, we are able to hear them asking their parents when they can come back again,” said Dr. Savel. Kiddsmiles recently opened a new office in Syosset — with a safari theme. Their other offices are located at 1201 Northern Boulevard in Manhasset, 1476 Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon, 315 Main Street in Holbrook and 2211 Merrick Road in Merrick. -Kristin Cacchioli

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Vintage Bar and Grill 399 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho (516) 364-4641, vintagejericho.com Vintage Bar and Grill may be a new restaurant to Jericho, but it is a well-known steakhouse to many Long Islanders. It is under the same ownership as Vintage Prime Steak House in St. James, as well as the now closed Fulton & Prime Steakhouse in Syosset. This is definitely a date-night hot spot, and appropriate for special occasions. The restaurant has a stunning ambience — decorated with rich wood floors, dark walls, pony-skin upholstered chairs and beautiful chandeliers. The menu is not just a typical steakhouse, but rather it features a more modern menu, with some Italian flair. My wife and I were excited to treat ourselves to this new adventure in dining.

Vintage boasts an impressive list of well over 100 fine wines from California, France, Italy and Australia. Selections include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Argentinian Malbec, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Champagne ($28-$300). We dined on a Monday night and the restaurant was fairly quiet, but we enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. I was enticed by the appetizers, notably the Peking Duck Tacos ($12), Yellowfin Tuna Duo ($16), Thai Calamari ($12) and Lamb Chops ($16). My choice of tacos — crunchy shells with duck — was so sweet and tender, it tasted like pulled pork. The Grilled Pear Salad ($12) was a delectable portion of baby lettuce, pears, strawberries and Gorgonzola cheese, with a light, sweet balsamic dressing. Our server had suggested the Roast Beet Salad ($12) with goat cheese — which I’m sure would have thoroughly delighted the average diner — but I am simply not a beet fan. The Angry Spaghetti ($14/$25) with large lumps of crabmeat caught my attention and turned out to be surprisingly mild. Most of what we tried was not overly spicy and while I enjoy a “zing” to my meals, this worked well for my better half. The Zucchini Linguini — which is usually a favorite of mine — was enjoyable, yet lacked a flavorful enough sauce to partner with it. As an entrée, the Soy Lacquered Salmon ($25) was delicious — served piping hot — and the lobster fried rice that accompanied it was equally as tasty. The presentation of the Pan Seared Scallops ($28) with cauliflower puree was impeccable to both the eye and the palate. The Chicken Scarpariello ($24), Cowboy Rib Steak ($41), Veal Chop ($38), NY Sirloin Steak ($39), Filet Mignon ($34/$48) and the Vintage Burger ($16) provided an array of choices for the non-sea-farer. Side plates, such as lobster mac & cheese ($16), asparagus parmigiano ($10) and parmesan truffle fries ($10) are fine complements to any Vintage meal. My accolades to the pastry chef; we delighted in our server’s recommendation of the Flourless Chocolate Cake ($9), and the rich and creamy Cheesecake Crème Brule Combo ($9) was another great find. Our evening out was special and Vintage made us feel special. I’m sure the weekends are busier and noisier, but we rather enjoyed our quiet little table. Vintage is open seven days a week for dinner and Sunday for brunch. -Randy Gordon


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Celebrate All the Women You Love At The Marriott Residence Inn, Plainview!

May 12, 2013 MOTHERS EAT FREE! (Must be a party of 5 or more)

Treat them to a delicious brunch of hot and cold buffet items, including a roast carving station, fresh salads, and delectable desserts from the Master Chefs of Baldino’s Restaurant!

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Baldino’s @ Marriott Residence Inn 9 Gerhard Rd., Plainview NY • (516) 433-6200 GARAGE DOORS. Electric door openers, installations & “repairs”. Weather Stripping of existing garage doors for more energy efficiency. 25 yrs. exp. C.S. Garage Door. License #H1601540000/Insured. 631-588-0818. Clay. TREE CARE/SNOW REMOVAL. Comm./Res. Tree removal, pruning, clean-ups. Snow removal and ice melt applied. Gutters cleaned. Call J. Prado Landscaping. Owner operated. Lic.Ins. 516-647-6795. TREE WORK, STORM DAMAGE, tree removal, pruning, leaf cleanups. Land clearing, overgrown properties, landscape design/installation. Free Estimates. Senior Citizen Discount. Customer satisfaction #1 priority. Serving Nassau 30 years. Lic./ins., res./com. Cell, 516-313-8743, 516-759-3957. EXPERIENCED PRIVATE DUTY NURSING Assistant available P/T, F/T. Total Patient Care. Reliable, responsible, English-speaking, own transportation. Great references, Home, 516-826-1799, cell: 516-993-8208.

DANCE PARTIES-Choose Hip Hop Diva, Ballet Princess or Zumba party! We provide everything from plates to balloons, from invitations to give-aways and from the food to the Fun in our huge party room. All you bring is the cake and the guests. Call Glen Dance Parties for more information at 516-674-0082. PLANNING A PARTY? No worries. Happy Faces Photo Booths provides INSTANT fun! Guests will love to use silly props and create pictures in 7 seconds. Pictures make great favors. You can even get a scrapbook of everyone’s pictures, as a souvenir of your big day! The booth will be the life of your party! Call Michael 631-220-4343 for more info. ARISTOTLE CIRCLE PEER TUTORS: 1:1 in-home tutoring from top high school/college students for ALL K-12 subjects. AP, Regent, SAT & ACT prep available. VERY REASONABLE RATES. We are also hiring qualified tutors. Call now to achieve academic success! 516-241-6143.jodi@aristotlecircle.com

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Wednesday, May 1 • Spanish Book Discussion. Discuss The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, a story about a young Andalusian shepherd in search of a treasure. Free. 7:00 pm at Glen Cove Public Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave, Glen Cove (516) 676-2130.

Thursday, May 2 • Angel Ball. The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence holds its annual gala to celebrate those in recovery. Proceeds support LICADD’s prevention, education and intervention programs. $500. 6:30 pm red carpet entrance and reception, 7:30 pm dinner, dancing and silent auction, at Garden City Hotel, 45 7th Street, Garden City (516) 747-3000, licadd.org. • Open House. Open to those interested in Pre-K through 12th grade. Current students share their experiences during campus tours. Faculty available for questioning. Free. 9:30 – 11:00 am at The Portledge School, 355 Duck Pond Rd, Locust Valley (516) 750-3202, portledge.org. • German Genealogy Group. This month’s program is “Welcome Aboard – Passenger Lists and those Annotations.” Learn how to find your immigrant relatives by the ships that brought them to America, and find their signatures. Free. 7:00 pm newcomer orientation and 7:30 pm meeting at Hicksville VFW Hall – 3211, 320 S. Broadway, Hicksville (718) 4604240. • Friendship Circle. A variety of social and educational activities for those wishing to meet new friends and develop new interests. $2 members, $12 non-members. 12:30 pm at Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd, Plainview (516) 822-3535 x 347. • Art Exhibit. “Another Look at the World” is a new series of photographs by Katherine Criss, and “Radiant Lands” is Kevin Larkin’s show of abstract expressionist paintings. Free, with gallery admission. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Tues. – Sun. & 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Friday, until 5/30, at B.J. Spoke Gallery, 299 Main St, Huntington (631) 549-5106, bjspokegallery.com.

Friday, May 3 • Museum Exhibit Reception. “Abandoned Trunks” is full of costumes and accessories of the Gold Coast era of the North Shore. Reception includes wine and hors d’oeuvres; flapper or Gold Coast theme costumes encouraged. $30 non-members, $25 members. 7:00 pm. Free exhibit runs until 9/2. Wednesdays from 2:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, at North Shore Historical Museum, 140 Glen St, Glen Cove (516) 801-1191. • Comedy Show. The Paramount Comedy Series presents comedian, Dana Carvey, with special guests Sherry Davey and Michael Somerville. $45 - $75. 8:00 pm at The Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington (631) 673-7300. • Forum. Are you part of a house of worship? Attend this forum entitled “Safety and Security in our Houses of Worship” to learn how to best protect yourself against violence in your area. Free. 8:15 pm at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue, 58 Goose Hill Rd, Cold Spring Harbor (631) 367-4589.

Saturday, May 4 • High School Musical 2. Join Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay and Ryan as they dive into the world of Lava Springs Country Club. $10. 11:00 am & 2:00 pm on 5/4 and 12:00 & 3:00 pm on 5/5, at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 N. Service Rd, Dix Hills (631) 656-2148, dhpac.org. • Walk in the Woods. Join the North Shore Land Alliance, as they lead a spring migration overlooking the eastern shore of Cold Spring Harbor. Free, registration required. 8:30 am at former ExxonMobil Property, 95 Shore Rd, Cold Spring Harbor (516) 626-0908. • Art Show and Sale. Huntington Beach Community Association holds their annual art show and sale, with a

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silent auction and music. Free. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at 534 Adams Street, Centerport (631) 470-4470. • Italian Comedy. Shut up, Sit down and Eat is a ‘plomedy’, a new theatrical event that blends the wit of stand-up comedy and the intensity of a one-man show presented in an innovative play format by professional comedians. $30 - $35. 8:00 pm at Landmark on Main St, 232 Main St, Port Washington (516) 767-1384, landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Sunday, May 5 • Spring Celebration. To celebrate spring, Great Neck Synagogue will have a boutique with many vendors, children’s programs and an Antique Roadshow Style Event, with a professional appraiser. Free. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, at the synagogue, 26 Old Mill Rd, Great Neck (516) 487-6100. • Volunteer Day. Help repair the world, one project at a time. Choose from projects such as Sandy relief work, cemetery clean up, blood drive and others. Free. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd, Roslyn Heights (516) 621-6800, mysinai.org. • Silver Chords Chorus. “Mostly Pop” concert has something for everyone: favorites by The Beatles and The Beach Boys, show tunes from Broadway, classics and more. Free. 2:00 pm at Islip High School, 2508 Union Blvd, Islip (631) 269-3345. • Movie Event. Join one of the stars of M*A*S*H, Sally Kellerman, at a special screening of Robert Altman’s comic classic. Kellerman will offer a Q&A and sign her new book, READ MY LIPS: Stories of a Hollywood Life. $15 members, $20 public. 2:00 pm at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington (631) 423-3456, cinemaartscentre.org. • Birds with Botany. During this program, geared for novice adult birders, search for birds and learn about plants. Bring binoculars. $4, registration required. 9:30 – 11:30 am at Caumsett State Historic Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd, Huntington (631) 423-1770, nysparks.com. • Musical. Featuring an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, Hair is about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in the turbulent ‘60s. $50 - $80. 7:00 pm at LIU Tilles, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville (516) 299-3100. • Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Under the direction of Spike Lee, one of the most controversial and legendary boxers performs a one-man show, giving his fans a rare and detailed look into his life and mind. $59.50. 7:00 pm at NYCB Theatre, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury (516) 333-7991.

Monday, May 6 • Singles Dance Lesson. Instructor Norma Granofsky teaches singles of all ages how to dance the fox trot. $54 for the series. 7:15 – 8:30 pm on 5/6, 13 & 20, 6/3, 10 & 17 at Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Rd, Commack (631) 462-9800 x 107 or 133.

Tuesday, May 7 • Photography Development Workshop. Award-winning photographer, Joe Constantino, leads a three-part workshop, focusing on creativity, critique and ways to improve your visual language. $125 members, $165 non-members. 6:30 – 9:00 pm on 5/7, 14 & 21, at Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave, Huntington (631) 351-3250, heckscher.org.

Wednesday, May 8 • Support Group. COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to those living with the loss of a child, holds its monthly bereavement support group. Free. 7:00 pm at The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills (516) 484-4993. To see your Community Event listed here, submit information four weeks in advance to events@northshoretoday.com. Submissions can also be sent to: Community Events, North Shore Today, 17 W. John Street, Hicksville, NY 11801 or via fax (516) 496-9898.


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