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Even affluent families can receive tuition Other lecture topics include: discounts of 20%, 30% or more, accord- • How Families Earning Six-Figure Incomes Can Slash College Costs by ing to a local college finance expert. Tens of Thousands of Dollars... Even Though Friends or Other So-Called “Experts” Say Otherwise!

Andrew Lockwood, J.D., an attorneyturned-Certified College Planner, author • The Biggest Mistake 53% of Eligible and owner of a college financial consult- Families Make... and How to Avoid it! ing firm in Plainview, will lecture on controversial, closely-guarded tactics used • The Strange, Counter-Intuitive Reason Why an Expensive, High “Sticker Price” by upper-middle class - even “affluent” College Can Cost Less Out of Pocket families - to obtain $20,000 or more in than a “Cheaper” Public University college endowment scholarship money. • Last Minute Legal and Ethical Tactics You Can Use to Multiply Your Eligibility for Grants and Scholarships

Lockwood plans to disclose four littleknown “loopholes” buried in the De• How to Improve a Stingy Financial Aid partment of Education’s financial aid Award... Without a Gun! regulations that could help families – particularly upper-middle class families, • How Your Child Can Obtain $20,000 or More In Grants or Scholarships - Even small business owners and divorced if He’s Not a “Straight A” Kid and Did Not families – dramatically slash college Cure a Deadly Disease Last Summer costs. The date and time of the workshops are: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7pm: The Business Corners “If you’re hoping to get this advice from your guidance counselor or CPA - you’d 200 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY, 11788 better think again. There are more than Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7pm: 1,100 pages of regulations pertaining to Half Hollow Hills Library the FAFSA - the “easy” financial aid form! 55 Vanderbilt Parkway Dix Hills, NY, 11746 Don’t expect the college financial aid of- These lectures are entirely free, but space is limited. You may pre-register by visiting fices to come to your rescue either – leges are businesses and, like any busior by calling a 24/7, pre-recorded number: ness, would strongly prefer you to pay 516.847.2508 P.S. Workshops are frequently “standing room only.” them more, not less!” Lockwood said. Reserve your seat so you do not miss out!



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Embrace a Mediterranean Diet Healthy eating is a top priority for many families. Not only does it prevent the onset of many serious diseases, but eating healthy improves mood and increases energy. The search is always on for foods that taste good, appeal to the masses and provide adequate nutrition. It is not always easy to adopt a new diet that the whole family enjoys, but the tastiness and benefits of a Mediterranean diet are sure to appeal to spouses and children alike. The benefits of a Mediterranean diet have been touted for years. New information has emerged that reveals the potential of the Mediterranean diet to reduce a person's risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a diet rich in fish, nuts, fruits, vegetables, olive oil and red wine can significantly reduce a person's risk of developing heart-related ailments. The study was the first large, randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effects of the Mediterranean diet on cardiovascular health. Opting for seafood instead of red meats is one component of the Mediterranean diet, which offers a number of health benefits, benefi ts, including reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.

The research included more than 7,000 participants, each of whom were randomly given one of three different diets. These included a Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil, a Mediterranean diet including extra nuts and a typical low-fat diet. Some of the findings include: • Overall risk for major cardiovascular events was lowered with the Mediterranean diet. • A Mediterranean diet that included extra servings of nuts cut stroke risk by 46 percent. • Extra servings of extra virgin olive oil reduced stroke risk by 33 percent. • Although the low-fat diet was most effective at lowering participants' cholesterol, it was the least effective at preventing heart attack, stroke and deaths from cardiovascular disease. This evidence debunked the common philosophy that cholesterol is the major contributor to heart health risks. According to the British Medical Journal, a Mediterranean diet does not only provide cardiovascular benefits, but it has also been shown to reduce overall mortality, death from cancer and incidences of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The Mayo Clinic says that the diet is composed of recipes from regions that border the Mediterranean Sea. There is a heavy emphasis placed on vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and olive oil. Dairy, red meats and sweets are heavily limited, resulting in an extremely healthy overall diet and the elimination of superfluous options. Those interested in adopting a Mediterranean diet should realize it is largely a lifestyle change. Start by selecting fish and white meats, such as salmon and turkey, over red meats, such as hamburgers or steak. Fish can be enjoyed at least three times per week. Then incorporate more nuts, legumes and omega-rich oils into the diet. Supplementation with olive oil can include up to four tablespoons per day. Aim for eating three servings of fruit and two servings of vegetables daily to maximize the effects of the Mediterranean diet. Men and women should consult with a doctor before modifying their diet and their kids' diets to ensure safet -Metro Services


Simple Changes Can Add Pizzazz to Your Backyard this Spring With all those seed catalogs piled on the coffee table and local home centers crammed to the gills with trays of blooming plants, it's hard to resist the urge to start working outside. But first, take a quick tour around your yard with an eye toward improvements that will make your outdoor living space more enjoyable in the months ahead. 1. Create your own dog park. If you've thought about a dog kennel, but those chain link kennels look more like prisons than places for your furry family members, why not create your own dog park? Fence off a corner of the yard, build a structure to keep your pet out of the elements and then fill with gravel or mulch. Your yard will be free of dog bombs, the dog will have room to roam and pet cleanup will be easier. 2. Go locavore. The local food movement is popular and growing, but you can't get much more local than your own vegetable and herb patch. If space is lacking, try an African keyhole garden. They're productive, take up little space and water, and use compost from the kitchen. Learn more about keyhole gardens at

3. Add structure. A backyard is much more inviting with a few places to sit and relax in the shade. A gazebo or an arbor with seating is ideal. Home centers offer arbor kits or if you're crafty, you can build one yourself. It makes a great spot for dining and entertaining — and adds visual punch to the yard. 4. Dine al fresco. Eating outdoors is a lovely way to experience nature and a meal at the same time. Consider adding a deck or arbor in the yard for dining outdoors in al fresco fashion — and don't be afraid to place it in the middle of the yard. 5. Create a view. Whether it's an arbor draped in climbing roses or a blooming vine, or a simple urn on a pedestal, creating a view elevates your backyard from a dull grass patch to an outdoor room. Visual appeal creates overall enjoyment and more interest in your yard. 6. Take in a view. Once you create a view, you open up the opportunity for a seating element, such as a swing or stone or concrete bench. Carve out a niche in the garden, add mulch or gravel and you have a quiet spot that invites conversation and lingering over a glass of wine. 7. Add water. Without a doubt, adding water is one of the most pleasurable ways to create movement, sound and cool enjoyment in your yard. Whether it's a fountain, water fall or small koi pond, water adds a natural element and feel to your yard. 8. Light things up. One of the best investments you can make in your yard is to add lighting. Use pathway lights, tree lighting or lights on the exterior walls of the house for the base. Follow up with additional layers, such as a chandelier in an arbor or gazebo, string lights in a tree or candles along an outdoor fireplace. Each layer adds more romance to your yard. (For more information, contact Kathryn Weber through her Web site, (c) 2013 Kathryn Weber. DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.



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The Galloping Friar The Decorated Dessert Jose Prado Landscaping A new restaurant has recently sprouted up in place of Madison’s on Larkfield Road. The Galloping Friar is a casual, upbeat eatery serving traditional American cuisine and providing a fun atmosphere for an enjoyable night. Happy hour is from 3:00 – 7:00 pm during the week and the kitchen opens at 5:00 pm for patrons to grab a quick bite or sit down and dine on American favorites. Some of their most popular dishes include seared tuna and pork links, and their extensive drink menu is comprised of fine cocktails and refreshing beers. This new restaurant is only a couple of months old and already has plans for the future, to add to their initial success. They plan to install craft beers and add gourmet coffee to their list of drinks. The scrumptious coffee can serve as a great pick-me-up or can provide something for people who want to hang out in the pub atmosphere, but choose not to drink. The Galloping Friar plans to open for lunch during the week and stay open longer hours, offering a late-night menu. They open at 3:00 pm on weekdays and Noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 200 Larkfield Road, East Northport (631) 486-4808. **** Next time you are invited to a dinner or party, don’t rush to the store and pick-up a pre-packaged dessert to bring with you. Take a decorating class at The Decorated Dessert and learn how to craft elaborate, sweet treats. For two and a half years, this dessert catering company has been providing beautifully decorated cakes, cupcakes, cookies and party favors for special events, such as birthdays, weddings, communions, sweet 16s, retirement parties and more. With personalized classes, people of all ages are invited to uncover the skills its takes to flawlessly decorate a delicious dessert. Small class sizes allow each student to receive individualized attention and walk out with the ability to turn a simple cookie into a masterpiece that almost looks too good to eat! Make any dessert more appealing by using cream and icing to construct a lovely flower or have the dessert go with the theme of a party; Spiderman cookies and Hello Kitty cupcakes are a great touch to any event. The Decorated Dessert is currently expanding and will offer classes at a new baking school in Port Washington. They are also introducing a take-home kit so people can take home all the supplies they need to decorate desserts in their very own kitchen. (516) 939-0079, **** Save money on landscaping this year with Jose Prado Landscaping. It took a while for the weather to warm up this season, but now that it is finally here, there are no more excuses for weed-ridden lawns or damaged property. The multitude of services offered by this landscaper includes clean-ups, power raking, topsoil, seeding, mulching and pruning. Nothing makes a home’s exterior look more polished than finely trimmed trees and bushes. Jose Prado Landscaping will take care of your overgrown plants, and will also remove any unwanted trees or bushes in your front and backyard. Any tree services that you need — Jose Prado is here to help. Lawn maintenance can be time consuming, but with this landscaper, it is something you don’t have to worry about again. Jose Prado Landscaping offers weekly lawn maintenance to keep your yard in top shape — looking green and healthy all season long. This landscaper is licensed and insured, and the business is owner operated. Restore your beautiful home to the way it was prior to the harsh winter. Jose Prado Landscaping is happy to take care of all your landscaping needs in a timely and professional manner — all for a great price. (516) 647-6795.


How to Keep Kids Safe on the Internet Parents of yesteryear seldom had to worry about protecting their kids from strangers once their kids were safely inside the home; however, since the dawn of the Internet, parents know the safety of their private residence can be easily compromised. Be it through social media, chat rooms or other online outlets, strangers can now gain access to children in a variety of ways, many of which are seemingly innocent. Some parents may want to outlaw the Internet altogether until kids reach high school, but such a reaction can put kids at a significant disadvantage academically by barring them from what is often a valuable resource. Parents who want their kids to get the most out of the Internet without putting them in danger can employ the following tips. • Warn your kids. Many parents would prefer their kids did not know about Internet predators, but that wish should not outweigh the desire to keep kids safe. Teach kids that people on the Internet may not always behave honestly, misrepresenting themselves in an effort to gain access to unsuspecting and often trusting kids. Teach kids Protecting kids from online predators involves monitoring to take the same approach their smartphone activity. with online strangers that they do with strangers they see in public, never sharing any personal information or engaging in conversation with someone they don't know. Teach kids to tell an adult they trust immediately if an online stranger contacts them. • Use the filters at your disposal. Parents can filter certain Web sites so children cannot access them. Filter sites geared toward adults, as well as any sites where kids might be at risk of coming into contact with potential predators. Block chat rooms and other sites where adults can pose as kids and make sure kids who are involved with social media have made their online profiles private. • Monitor kids' online activity. The Internet is such a commonly used tool that many kids go online at least once per day. Homework assignments and other school functions are commonly posted online and many kids communicate with friends via the Internet as much as they do in person. Parents should monitor their kids' online activity on a daily basis and cannot turn a blind eye simply to avoid a confrontation. • Keep the computer in a common area. The family computer should be kept in a common area where parents can monitor how much time kids are spending online, what they're doing and who they're speaking to while surfing the Internet. When kids have their own computers or tablets in their bedrooms, parents can easily lose track of how much time kids are spending online. This makes it easier for online predators to gain access to kids. • Remember kids can get online on their smartphones. Computers are no longer the only way for kids to get online. More and more kids, especially those in high school, are doing their online surfing via their smartphones. Monitor kids' mobile phone usage just like you do their computer usage. Kids spend more time online now than ever before, and that usage figures to increase in the coming years as the Internet becomes increasingly accessible. Parents should take steps to ensure their children are safe when going online. -Metro Services




The Main Event 799 Old Country Road, Plainview (516) 935-5120,

Although it isn't Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum or the Barclay’s Center, The Main Event guarantees the best seats in the house for every sports fan to enjoy his or her favorite game. Aside from the 50 television screens surrounding the room with global sporting events, The Main Event offers a huge and diversified menu. Looking for quiet dining? You won’t find it here. It is difficult not to get caught up in all the cheering going at The Main Event. While sports and the “big game” are a plus, the food — of course — comes first. My wife and I recently met some friends for an early Sunday dinner. The Main Event’s menu is filled with a long list of appetizers, including salads, steaks, seafood, pastas, burgers and wraps; there is something for everyone. The 12 BuffaloWings ($9.95) came with bleu cheese dressing and they were very spicy, just the way I like it. The Quesadillas with Chicken ($11.95) was also a nice start to our meal. Covered with peppers and onions in a sun dried tomato tortilla smothered in cheeses, it is a meal in itself. For the table, we shared the Knockout Shrimp ($9.95). These golden-fried pieces of popcorn shrimp tasted great when dipped in the mild Cajun sauce.

The ladies were beyond pleased with the salad choices. Garden, Caesar, Greek, Spinach, Mesculine and Taco salads are all available. The salad topped with grilled shrimp is perfect for those watching their weight and other toppings include chicken, salmon, tuna steak, turkey and sliced sirloin ($8.95-$24.95). Although The Main Event offers delicious steak selections ($17.95 - $40.95), the ribs on the All-Star Entrees menu were for me. The generous portion of The Main Event’s Baby Back Ribs ($27.95) was marinated in a rich BBQ sauce and included a tasty, fresh, side salad, as well as a side dish. I chose the sautéed garlic spinach; it was delicious. I'm not one to get too excited over a burger, but my sports buddy was raving that his Ballpark Burger ($7.95 - $10.50) tasted like it just came off an outside grill. Served with a side of fries, he was totally satisfied. Another member of my party had the Portobello Mushroom Ravioli ($15.95) and was delighted with his choice. The ravioli was prepared with wild mushrooms, Vidalia onions and goat cheese in a pink sauce, with garlic bread. Aside from the salads, other healthy selections at The Main Event include Grillers — Steak-nVeggie, Chicken-n-Veggie, Shrimp-n-Veggie, a combo of all three or Teriyaki Stir-Fry ($14.95 - $27.95). After having such a full and satisfying meal, one would think that dessert simply would not be an option — wrong! We went into overtime with The Main Event’s Signature Dessert. This hot walnut brownie and vanilla ice cream — topped with chocolate syrup and whipped cream — ended the game in our favor. Although this eatery is sports-themed, it does offer wine, specialty drinks and, of course, beers on tap. The Main Event is family friendly and offers a very reasonably priced (under $10.00) kid’s menu for young sports enthusiasts 10 and under — “In the Little League.” The Main Event will be opening its second location on Route 110 in Farmingdale shortly, replacing Kodiak. After all — one sports venue is never enough. The Main Event’s hours are Sunday – Thursday, from 11:00 am – midnight and Friday & Saturday, from 11:00 am – 1:00 am. -Randy Gordon


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160 West 10th Street, Huntington Station (631) 547-0336 The demand of landscaping is quite high this season, after the winter killed our grass and knocked down our trees — not to mention, made a mess of our beautifully landscaped gardens and backyards. Even if you were lucky enough to withstand the brutally cold days that swept over 2012-13, there is always some work to be done. In 2004, American Landscape Supply was created as an offshoot of Lamay & Sons. Owner and office manager Jean Fassino said, “We wanted to sell topsoil and mulch separately, so we expanded to create this business.” Lamay & Sons focuses on all aspects of construction and contracting, while American Landscape Supply has a more narrow focus on one aspect of the business.

“We only sell the best and we won’t accept anything less.” Jean owns the business with her siblings, and together they work hard every day, focusing mainly on topsoil and mulch. They saw a huge demand for these products with Lamay & Sons and Fassino said, “We sell a lot of our product to homeowners and landscapers.” Jean and her siblings realized that it would be both smart and consumer-friendly to create American Landscape Supply and have a company completely dedicated to a specific aspect of the landscape business. American Landscape Supply is anticipating what Fassino calls a “crazy season” this year. “Due to the hurricane, there will be a lot of topsoil and mulch to move — more than usual,” she stated. Fassino said the business continues to grow every year, so the influx in work this season will not be an issue. They welcome new clients and are happy to serve those who have already demonstrated a need for their services. “We have a lot of repeat customers because we only move the highest quality products. We only sell the best and we won’t accept anything less,” said Fassino. Clients of American Landscape Supply continue to return due to the high quality of product and work that Jean and her family supply. Clients call them for all relevant work and refer them to friends and family. American Landscape Supply bases its success off a simple philosophy — “If we sold our clients an inferior product, they would never come back, but since it is top quality, we continue to get calls,” explained Fassino. New and returning clients are able to visit American Landscape Supply’s office to see the kind of work that Jean and her family will be doing. “We invite people to come to our location, walk inside and see the finished product they’re going to get,” said Fassino. Clients know what to expect when working with this company and everything is done exactly to their liking. One of the reasons American Landscape Supply has been so successful is because it is a family-run business and the owners are able to work closely together, bringing different talents and ideas to the company. “Although American Landscape Supply has only been in business for nine years, my siblings and I have been in the business for over 30 years,” said Fassino. They are familiar with each other’s work habits and how each handles certain aspects of the business. Although they focus mainly on topsoil and mulch, American Landscape Supply also provides other services, such as moving boulders and gravel. -Kristin Cacchioli





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Wednesday, May 22 • Understanding Men. Meet with fellow women, form new friendships and discuss what you think are the “Secrets of Understanding Men.” $10 members, $15 non-members. 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Women’s Center of Huntington, 125 Main St, Huntington (631) 549-0485. • Art Exhibit. “Driven by Art” is an exhibit celebrating the automobile and its highways and byways. Free. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays and 11:00 am – 4:00 pm weekends, until 5/31, at Art League of LI, 107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills (631) 462-5400, • Story and Art Activity. Kids ages 3-5 can enjoy an interesting story, followed by literature-inspired activities and crafts. $3, with museum admission. 12:30 – 1:00 pm, until 5/24, at LI Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave, Garden City (516) 224-5828, • Artist Lecture. This lively and humorous lecture, presented by Kirk Larsen, one of the top outdoor artists in the country, is sure to inspire. He discusses his experiences, adventures and paintings, which have received over 113 awards. Free. 7:15 pm at Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave, Hicksville (516) 931-1417. • Art Exhibit. “Under the Sea and Elsewhere” is a solo exhibit of works by Sylvia Harnick. Free. 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Fridays – Sundays, until 6/9, at 9 East Contemporary Art, 9 E. Carver St, Huntington (631) 662-9459. • Broadway Lecture. Anthony Robins presents “Behind the Bright Lights: The Great Broadway Theaters,” detailing the 40 stunning, surviving Broadway theaters that have threequarters of a century of history behind them. Free. 7:45 pm at Atria of Roslyn, 99 Landing Rd, Roslyn (516) 625-4363.

Thursday, May 23 • Education Conference. The Alternative Education Resource Organization, which networks all educational alternatives, including homeschooling, holds its 10th annual conference. $20. 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, until 5/26, at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville (516) 621-2195. • Judy Garland Tribute. Following dinner, Garland’s turbulent life and career are narrated with stunning detail and punctuated with her hit songs. Free performance for members, $5 suggested donation non-members, $12 dinner for members, $18 dinner non-members. 6:30 pm meal, 7:30 pm performance, at Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd, Roslyn Heights (516) 621-6800, • Zumba. Join instructor Carol Rodriquez for this highenergy, Latin-infused, dance exercise class. Free, donations accepted.1:00 pm on 5/23 & 30, at Glen Cove Senior Community Center, 130 Glen St, Glen Cove (516) 759-9610. • Author Event. Dr. Harley Rotbart, author of the national bestseller, No Regrets Parenting, shares simple and practical solutions and strategies for turning daily routines into memorable moments. $18, $25 with book purchase. 8:00 pm at Temple Beth Sholom, 401 Roslyn Rd, Roslyn Heights (516) 621-1171. • Movie. Silver Linings Playbook is the riotous and poignant story of how a man who has lost everything reconnects with himself and creates his own silver lining from the bonds he forms with friends and family. Free. 2:00 & 6:00 pm at Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 E. Main St, Oyster Bay (516) 922-1212. • Stock Traders Meeting. The LI Stock Traders Meet-up Group presents a seminar aimed to educate on investing strategies; all experience levels welcome. Free. 6:45 – 9:15 pm at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview (516) 385-8244.

• Tennis for Kids. For children in grades K-2. Learn tennis, join a scavenger hunt and make a craft. Sneakers required. Free. 4:00 pm at Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Rd, Locust Valley (516) 671-1837, • Movie Event. The Other Side of Immigration is a powerful and intimate 55-minute documentary about why so many Mexicans come to the US and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Followed by panel discussion and reception. $10 members/students, $15 public. 6:00 pm at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington (631) 423- 3456. • Retirees Activity Program. Meet and connect with other active people for discussions, lectures and entertainment. Topic is “Boys of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” with Everett Greenberg. $2 members, $12 non-members. 12:30 – 3:00 pm at Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd, Plainview (516) 822-3535 x 347. • Concert. Walk 97.5 presents Colbie Caillat, with special guest Vicci Martinez. Caillat’s dusky vocals and acoustic guitar have created peaceful, easy and homespun music that continues to resonate with new and old fans. $41.75 - $58.25. 8:00 pm at The Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington (631) 673-7300, • Musical. South Pacific weaves together characters and elements from several stories into a single plotline, with themes of prejudice, war, death and love. $65. 8:00 pm, Wednesdays – Saturdays, 2:00 & 7:00 pm on Sundays, additional 3:00 pm show on Saturdays & 2:00 pm show select Wednesdays, until 7/14, at John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St, Northport (631) 261-2900. • Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation. Soothe your soul with singing bowls, a peaceful meditation where you are surrounded in the healing sounds of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls. $20 prepaid, $25 at the door. 7:30 pm at Aromatherapy, 326 Main St, Huntington (631) 692-2626.

Saturday, May 25 • Performing Ar ts. Chicago is a musical based during the Prohibition-era; it is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the celebrity criminal. $59.50 - $69.50. 8:00 pm on 5/25 & 26, at NYCB Theatre, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury (516) 334-0800,

Sunday, May 26 • Beginner Orienteering. After learning to use the compass, participants will practice with it in a short 1-mile course. Adults only. $4, registration required. 12:15 – 2:00 pm at Caumsett State Historic Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd, Huntington (631) 423-1770,

Tuesday, May 28 • Sibling Support Group. COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to those living with the loss of a loved one, holds a meeting for siblings. Free. 7:30 pm at Elias Hicks Historical Home, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke, Jericho (516) 484-4993. • Needleworkers. The Embroiderers’ Guild of America invites you to attend its monthly meeting; all levels welcome. Free first meeting. 7:00 pm at Melville Library, 510 Sweet Hollow Rd, Melville (631) 423-3738.

Wednesday, May 29 • Career Workshop. Patrick Jockel of SalesPartners, New York presents “Conquer that Little Voice that Holds You Back.” Free. 10:00 am at Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr, E. Hills (516) 484-1545 x 212, To see your Community Event listed here, submit information four weeks in advance to 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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