In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood

Chili Bowl Contest—Come eat or compete at the Historical Society’s Chili Bowl Contest on Fri, Feb 1 at 6:30pm at Frank Brush Barn, 211 Middle Country Road in Smithtown. $25 fee to compete. Tasting is $1 per bowl. For more information or to enter, call 631-265-6768.

Engaged Encounter—Do you need to fulfill your marriage prep requirement? Engaged Encounter is a effective Pre Cana program designed to provide you with the tools for a successful marriage. Couples are given the opportunity to explore many aspects of their relationship through a series of presentations, writings, and dialog. There are no group discussions. The next weekend will be held at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington on Feb 8-10. For information, please call Lenny & Pat Walker at 631-563-1032 or visit

Free Classes—Smithtown Central School District’s Adult Basic Education program offers free morning, afternoon, and evening classes at NYA Annex Joseph M. Barton District Building, 26 New York Avenue in Smithtown. Classes include: English as a Second Language (ESL); Adult Basic Education (ABE); High School Equivalency (HSE); Citizenship; Financial, Family, Health, and Computer Literacy; Career Counselling/Case Management (for enrolled students). All students must register. Registration is ongoing according to open available classes—9:00am days / 7:00pm evenings. Smithtown residency is not required. For more information, go to Go to Departments; click Adult Education; click Adult Basic Education or call 631-382-2181.

Eucharistic Ministers Needed—St Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center in Smithtown is in need of Eucharistic Ministers. Please consider donating an hour or two a week distributing the Eucharist. Your service will provide spiritual support and comfort to patients. Days and time are flexible, training is provided. For information, please contact: Elizabeth Meehan, Director of Pastoral Care, at 631-862-3776 or

Italian Heritage Night—The Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Lodge #2319 Smithtown Sons and Daughters of Italy is hosting an entertaining presentation about the Piccirilli Brothers, stone carvers of the Lincoln Memorial at 7:00pm on Thu, Jan 24 at the Byzantine Resurrection Church, Mayflower and Edgewater Avenues in Smithtown. Coffee and cake. No charge. Call Dave for a reservation at 631-656-8968.

Nurses Wanted-Full Time Positions Available! The Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood are seeking full time nurses - RNs and LPNs. Immediate opening for desirable evening shift (2:00-10:00pm). For more information, or to inquire about per diem opportunities, please apply to: or contact Nancy Finley, Human Resources at 631-273-1187 x 127.

Regift—Did you receive a Christmas gift you did not like? Regift it! The Life Center of Long Island is collecting all new/unused items for its Regifting Sale on Sun, Jan 27 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa. All proceeds support the great work of the Life Center. Donations can be dropped off at any of the Life Center’s four locations (Massapequa, Deer Park, Hempstead and Riverhead). For information, call 516-798-9100.

Taize Prayer Around the Cross—Tue, Jan 22 at 7:00pm at Christ the King Church, 2 Indian Head Road in Commack. A candlelight prayer service to reflect on the mystery of the cross and the glory of the resurrection. Consider setting aside 45 minutes for this beautiful form of prayer. For more information, contact Joseph Smaldino at 631-864-1623 or email

Worldwide Marriage Encounter—Start the new year out right, enriching your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next weekends are Feb 8-10 and April 26-28 in Huntington, NY. For more information, call John & Toni Torio at 877-697-9963 or visit them at