Events 11/16 – 11/24

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Wednesday, Nov. 16
Beat the High Cost of College   
Applying for college and getting college financial aid isn’t easy. This seminar, led by Barry Fox, will help you fill out the FAFSA, plan a needs analysis, negotiate with colleges, calculate your “expected family contribution,” learn how to conduct free Internet scholarship searches, and more. There will be time at the end of the program for questions. This program is open to parents and teens getting ready to apply for college. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bar Harbour auditorium. There are 39 spaces available. Contact Lisa Zuena at 516-799-0770 ext. 5305 or email lzuena@massapequalibrary.org to register.

Thursday, Nov. 17
Substance Abuse Prevention Fair
Plainedge High School will host a medical official from New York State’s substance abuse prevention agency to speak about the newest treatment for heroiBasic RGBn and pain pill addiction, how and why it works and to answer any questions from the public. This free educational forum and resource fair will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Plainedge High School, located at 241 Wyngate Drive. It will feature the latest information on Naltrexone, a free Naloxone training for residents and an opportunity to learn more about the new and successful drug and alcohol treatment program that the county calls “A Shot at Life.” Speakers as well as individuals in recovery from addiction and their family members will also be in attendance. To RSVP, visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/shotatlife or call 516-571-6105.

Movie: The Meddler (PG-13)
The Bar Harbour auditorium will show a 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. screening of the movie The Meddler. With a new apartment and a comfortable bank account left to her by her late husband, Marnie has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori. But when the unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others—as well as her own—and find a new purpose in life. Starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne.

Superman, A True History  
A nostalgic look at the history of the Superman character and the Superman cultural phenomenon, from its start in 1938 to the present. From 7 to  p.m. in the Central Avenue children’s room.

Friday, Nov. 18
Farmers Market
Enjoy the large selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafoods, wines, baked goods, spices and more at the Seaford Railroad Station. From 7 a.m. to noon at 1933 Jackson Ave., Seaford. The market runs on Saturdays through Nov. 18. Call 631-323-3653.

Book Discussion
Come discuss Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Plainedge Library community room. More than 20 years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenage sister Julia, vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that’s cruelly ripped open when Claire’s husband is killed. Forming a weary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Adopt-A-Battalion Soldier’s Drive
Come help put care packages together for troops overseas. Looking for personal care items, seasonings, hot sauces and items other than candy. From 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Island Knight of Columbus Council, 2 Eastgate Rd., Massapequa Park.
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Massapequa Park Turkey Trot
Help raise funds to continue the fight to increase awareness, prevent and treat drug use and abuse and promote healthy families and a safe community with the seventh annual Massapequa Park Turkey Trot at Brady Park. From 8:30 to 10 a.m. Registration for the 5k is from 7 to 8:30 a.m. The Youth Fun Run check-in and registration is from 7 to 8 a.m. The 5K Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. and the youth 3/4 mile run starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 516-313-8329. Fee is $15-$30.

Monday, Nov. 21
Scrabble
Come in and enjoy a game of Scrabble in the Bar Harbour meeting room from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No registration required.

YES to Conduct NYS Mandated Reporter Classes
YES Community Counseling Center is approved by the New York State Department of Education to provide the state’s two-hour certification training for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. Individuals seeking employment or certification in the education or health care fields may be required to complete this course. The next training will be provided from 4 to 6 p.m. at the agency’s location at 75 Grand Ave., Massapequa. The cost is $25 per person, payable in advance. For information and registration, contact YES at 516-799-3203.

Wednesday, Nov. 23
Pequa Pickers
Do you love collecting rare odds and ends? Have you ever wanted to show your treasures off to other collectors? Now you can. Come join the Pequa Pickers at Central Avenue. Bring in a few of your favorite items. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Central Avenue children’s room.

Thursday, Nov. 24
Thanksgiving
Schools and libraries are closed

Massapequa’s 2016 Turkey Trot
The Massapequa Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a community driven event designed to raise money to fight cancer. Through the efforts of the Turkey Trot’s main benefactor, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the race has raised thousands of dollars since it’s inception in 2010 to combat blood cancers. All proceeds from the event are given to the LLS. At John J. Burns Park at 8:45 a.m. The Fun Run is $10 while the 5K Run is $28 if registered by Nov. 23 a nd $35 day of race.

Ongoing
Volunteers Needed
Plainedge Public School students in grade six and up are needed as volunteers for children’s crafts/activities during the 2016-17 school year. All applicants are accepted into a pool of eligible volunteers who will be called upon from time to time during the school year. Contact the Children’s Services Department for further information at 516-735-4133, ext 12 or ext 13. Community service credit furnished upon request.

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Jennifer Fauci is the senior editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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