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10 EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES COMMUNITY UPDATE i UJ e 00 o CN ro .o Black History Month events Journey from Johannesburg: Presented by Toby Tobias 2:30 p.m. Feb.. 4 at the Freeport Memo- rial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport. Toby Tobias will tell the story of his jour- ney over two continents through song as well as vignettes about life growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jerusalem, Israel, and finally New York. The show's message is one of racial equality and understanding other cultures and reli- gions. For more information call 516- 379-3274. Ethnic Groups of the Empire City: Afri- can Americans of Harlem - presented by Professor Ronald Brown 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport. Afri- can Americans participated in the phe- nomenal growth of New York City following the Civil War. The first African Americans who began moving to Harlem by the 1870s were New Yorkers. They were soon joined by others from Boston and Phila- delphia and by migrants from the Deep South. By the 1920s Harlem had a black majority and the Harlem cultural renais- sance was well under way. Join Dr. Brown In discovering the African-American chap- ter of New York City history. For more information call, 516-379-3274. From Jazz to Soul: presented by Rhonda Denet and the Sil- ver Fox Songs Trio . 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18 \ at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport This group will perform jazz standards and soul classics that span five decades, paying tribute to Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Etta James, Mary Wells, and Gladys Knight For more information call, 516-379- 3274. Cotton: The Dream and Hope of the Slave In Spirituals and Slave Narratives: Presented by librarian Tanlsha Mitchell 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Freeport Memo- rial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport Remember and honor the journey and light of the African-American slave. This Black History Month celebration will high- light historical slave narratives, gospel, soul music, and famous spirituals like \Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child\ and \He's Got the Whole World in His Hands\ in a touching audiovisual trib- ute. Visuals include historic photos by renowned photographer Gordon Parks. For more information call, 516-379- 3274. Opera In Ebony: Presented by librarian Tanlsha Mitchell 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Freeport Memo- rial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport This lecture will pay tribute to legendary African-American singers who performed at prestigious venues like the Metropoli- tan Opera, La Scala, and the Royal Opera House. Video clips featuring Marian Anderson, Leontyne Price, Paul Robeson, and George Shirley will be included. For more information call 516-379-3'274. Friday, Feb. 2 Alcoholics Anonymous 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Freeport Memori- al Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport. AA is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her. drinking prob- lem. Overeaters Anonymous 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Freeport Memori- al Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport No matter what the problem with food - compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or over exercising, help is available. Saturday, Feb. 3 Crafts and Creativity 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. ongoing Satur- days at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport. Craft classes that promote creativity and fun for children age 5 at 10:15 a.m. and age 7 at 11 a.m. More information call, 516-377-2314. Mom and Tot 10:30 a.m. ongoing Saturdays at the Free- port Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport Program designed for parent and child. Includes movement exploration, exercise, rhythm activi- ties, games and motor skill development for children one to two years old. More infor- mation call, 516-377-2314. Sunday, Feb. 4 Seal Watching 1 p.m. ongoing through April 14 at Capt. . Lou's, 31 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport. Join Capt Lou's seal watching tours as they sail from 31 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport aboard the Captain Lou Fleet to view win- ter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist will be on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. There is a heated cabin and warm bever- ages available. For more information call, 516-623-5823. Monday, Feb. 5 Plckleball 10 a.m. ongoing daily Monday through Friday at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Smarter Social Security 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport Learn about spousal benefits and how married couples can optimize their collec- tive payouts using simple strategies. For more information call 516-379-3274. Tuesday, Feb. 6 Pick up the Pace 10 a.m. ongoing Tuesdays, at the Freeport Recreational Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport. Opportunity for people with arthritis finds ways'to exercise. For more information call, 516-377-2314. Gym Program 4 p.m. ongoing Tuesdays at the Freeport Recreational Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport Class for children ages four to six fun with concentration on fitness, developmental exercises, sports and games. For more information call, 516- 377-2314. Belly Dancing 7 p.m. ongoing Tuesdays at the Freeport Recreational Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport. Class for men and women who will learn basic body movements, while getting a workout For more information call, 516-377-2314. Wednesday, Feb. 7 Aquaclse 9 a.m. ongoing Wednesdays, at the Free- port Recreational Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport Exercise in shallow water with minimal strain. For more information call, 516-377-2314. Deep Water Running 11 a.m. ongoing Wednesdays Freeport Recreational Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport Class teaching many exercise done in the deep water using aqua-belts. For more information call, 516-377- 2314. Introduction to Meditation for Adults 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport Par- ticipate in this introduction to meditation and leam to relax and reduce anxiety. For Historical and educational Join the Freeport Memorial Library during the month of February weekly series of concerts, lectures and workshops commemorating Black Histo- ry Month. Events start Feb. 4. more information call, 516-379-3274. Thursday, Feb. 8 Adult Yoga 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport Yoga can benefit anyone, regardless of age, flexibility, or disability. Fully hydrate with water, and eat lightly, no less than 30 minutes before class. Bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat. If you do not have a yoga mat, you can rent one for $5 from the instructor. For more information call, 516-379-3274. Coding Resources for Adults 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport Do you want to learn how to code but are not sure where to begin? Explore the various resources available for you to start learn- ing. For more information call, 516-379- 3274. Friday, Feb. 9 Lunch & Travel: Tanzania Noon Feb. 9 at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport. Join Lynn Nathanson as she takes us on safari in Tanzania via Power Point and discussion. Bring a friend and a brown- bag lunch. A beverage and dessert will be provided. For more information call, 516-379-3274. Having an event? Items on the Community Update pages are listed free of charge. The Herald welcomes listings of upcoming events, community meetings and items of public interest All submissions should include date, time and location of the event, cost, and a contact name and phone number. Submissions can be emailed to nnataly@liherald.com.

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