Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of these events taking place in and around your community.
Smithtown Performing Art Center’s Youth Productions presents their performance of Annie, Jr., the story of the beloved red-haired orphan, through Jan. 26. Show are scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. All tickets are $15.
Enjoy coffee in a café-like atmosphere, while you wait to perform your favorite song, either acoustically or acappella. Piano available. Open to adults of all ages. To register, come in, call 979-1600, or go online with your library card. Sunday, 7 p.m. Hauppauge Library.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Day at Abrakadoodle's School's Closed Camp. Inspired by African American artists and the great man himself, we'll create amazing artwork! We will listen to music, read, use different techniques and media and have a lot of fun. Monday, January 20, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. $45 (additional children $35 each) Ages 4 & up (must be potty trained). 24-hour advanced registration required. Camp held at the Abrakadoodle Art Room, 367A Lake Avenue, St. James.
South Shore Theatre Experience in West Islip will present “Ready or Not” by playwright in residence Christopher Hackert . The show runs January 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets are $15.
What role did the town of Sayville have in Silent Film? You may find yourself quite surprised! Stop in at the library, on Greene Avenue, on Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by J.K. Hodge who’ll give a lecture on the history of Silent Film and perform live to one of Buster Keaton's famous films!
Come support the Jimmy B. Scholarship effort and have fun at the same time. It's happening at Cavanaugh's in Blue Point on Sat. Jan. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This scholarship was created in honor of Jim Bianco of Bayport who lost his battle with cancer this year. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a male and female athlete Bayport HS senior.
Join the Suffolk County VFA Ladies Auxiliary on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. to see and listen to Jimmy Wands, host of WALK 97.5 FM's "Psychic Sundays". The evening will be followed by a book signing. Seating starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $30 and the event will be held at the West Sayville Fire House. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org - please put Jeffrey Wands in the subject.
Show will perform at the Take One Theatre, 1021 Portion Rd. in Ronkonkoma Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Sachem North Varsity Cheerleaders present this fundraiser on Saturday at 7 p.m. to support the team heading to Nationals in Orlando, FL. The event is a 50/50 raffle, chinese auction, buffet dinner, beer, wine and soda, coffee/tea and dessert. Tickets are $40 per person. Email SNclibertyclub@yahoo.com for tickets.
Free decluttering seminar is taking place at Windows on the Lake, 235 Lake Shore Rd. in Ronkonkoma Sunday at 10 a.m.
Gathering to celebrate and raise money for a woman fighting leukemia that is determined to beat it holistically. Event is taking place at Brick House Brewery, 67 W. Main St. in Patchogue, Friday at 7 p.m. Event is a $10 donation/cover, will have bands both upstairs and downstairs and face painting.
The Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center hosts its monthly comedy showcase at Shand’s Loft in Brick House Brewery, 67 W. Main St. in Patchogue, Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.
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The Total Joint Replacement Program at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital will offer a free informational breakfast seminar on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Hospital. Orthopedic surgeons will discuss the different conditions that lead to joint deterioration and pain, and the surgical options available for hip and knee replacement. Pre- and post-operative care, rehabilitation, insurance and other related topics will be covered by Mather Hospital representatives. A question and answer period will follow. To register, call 631-686-7876. Free valet parking is available at the main entrance.
North Shore Montessori School (NSMS) is hosting an Open House where members of the community can visit the school and meet the Head of School, Meg Sheehan; talk to teachers; plus tour the classrooms and see the facilities. Programs include: Mommy & Me, Stepping Stones, Children’s House, Kindergarten, as well as Specialized Programs before and after school with additional instruction and activities, such as yoga, baking, karate, science, theater, Spanish, gardening, and dance.
Every month, the Long Island School of Tai-chi-Chuan holds a workshop to introduce people to the slow, relaxing movements of Tai-chi. We explore the principles of how to regain a flexible, coordinated, healthy, athletic body and to let go of physical and emotional stress. Teachers: Bob Klein and Jean Goulet. Fee: $25
Certified Yoga Instructor Laurel Frey returns for this six session program. Please come dressed to participate and bring a yoga mat or towel. Total fee for the workshop is $25.00 payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library. The class fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable.
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Infant Jesus RC Parish Center, 110 Myrtle Ave, Port Jefferson. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, by Council 1992 locally, with the support of the Brooklyn Nets.
Break colors down to their chemical components for a peek inside to what makes a color a color. The Explorium is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, and is free for members.
Every Thursday night ladies enjoy happy hour all night long. Thursday, 4 p.m. Bliss, Setauket.
Take a tour of our historical 1690's tasting room home! Harmony Vineyards is the western-most waterfront vineyard on Long Island! Come enjoy wine tastings by the cozy fireplaces and a delicious assortment of cheese platters. Live music starts at 3 p.m. Sat. 1 p.m.
A representative from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, Inc. (http://nshc.org/) will speak about New York's Health Insurance Exchange, how it works and who is eligible to enroll. Open enrollment is through March 31st, 2014. Sat. 10 a.m. Emma Clark Library. Registration is required for this program and begins on Dec. 2. To register, visit www.emmaclark.org or call 631.941.4080.
Strong Island Derby Revolution will skate outside their comfort zone to kick it old school with the men and women of Man's Ruin Roller Derby of Chester, NY in a CoEd exhibition bout to benefit Lenny Crawford of Smithtown. Doors open at 7 p.m. and first whistle blows at 8. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at www.helplenny.bpt.me. $15 door and kids under 8 are free.