Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for February 8 through February 10

Here's the information you need for a fun weekend on Long Island. It's complete events on bowling, comedy, Valentine's Day shopping and more!

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This weekend’s featured events will have you entertained with bowling, comedy, shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts, baking and much more! On Friday, stop by Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center to braid your own challah to take home with you to bake. North Babylon Library is also holding an event that is an introduction to aromatherapy. You’ll have the opportunity to create your own sample to bring home. During the evening, go bowling at Bowl For A Cure at Sayville Bowl. On Saturday, check out the amazing Butterflies exhibit at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. The Sheraton Hotel will also be holding the Valentine’s Day Gift Fair Expo where you can find the perfect gift for the one you love. Ballet Long Island is also performing Alice in Wonderland. On Sunday, it’s your chance to enjoy a wonderful performance complete with the great love songs of the 60’s at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center. During the evening, there’s plenty of comedy shows going on, including YANKS!: Comedy From The Other Side at the Rose Theater and Comedy Night at Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center. Check out the details below!


Who: Challah In The Hallway At Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
Info: Stop by to braid your own challah to take home and bake. The event welcomes all ages.
Cost: $3 Per Loaf
Time & Place: 12:30PM to 3:30PM at Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, 300 Forest Drive, Eat Hills – (516) 484-1545 ext. 166

Who: Introduction To Aromatherapy At North Babylon Library
Info: Take part in a fun and informative program where you’ll learn the basics of aromatherapy. You’ll have the opportunity to sample essential oils and create a sample to bring home. Advance registration is required.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM to 8:30PM at North Babylon Library, 815 Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon – (631) 669-4020

Who: Bowl For A Cure At Sayville Bowl
Info: This event is presented by the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Enjoy a night of bowling with the music. Shoes, soda and popcorn is included with the price. There will also be raffles available.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 7PM to 9PM at Sayville Bowl, 5660 Sunrise Highway, Sayville – (631) 871-8784


Who: Butterflies At Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Info:  This is a call for all photographers out there. The Butterflies exhibit presents the beauty of the species ready to be photographed. Reservations must be made in advance to set up photography equipment.
Cost: $25
Time & Place: 8:45AM Check In at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 208-9200

Who: Valentine’s Day Gift Fair Expo 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel
Info: Here’s your chance to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.  There will be a variety of vendors offering products, including chocolate, jewelry, dolls, bakery goods, handmade quilts, scented lotions and much more. The event continues to run through February 10.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 6PM at The Sheraton Hotel, 110 Vanderbilt-Motor Parkway, Brentwood – (516) 221-6593

Who: Alice In Wonderland At Ballet Long Island
Info: Enjoy a ballet performance of this classic where the main character Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. It continues to play through February 10.
Cost: $16 For Adults; $6 For Seniors and Children
Time & Place: 3PM at Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 737-1964


Who: Great Love Songs Of The 60’s With Gathering Time At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: This performance will take you back to the days of memorable and melodic songs including songs by The Beatles, The Monkees, America, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, CSN, Eagles and others.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 2PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148

Who: YANKS!: Comedy From The Other Side At The Rose Theater
Info: It’s a night of comedy inspired by the best of Britain. Enjoy a night of chuckling, smiling politely and scratching your head in confusion. Arrive 30 minutes before curtain opening.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 7PM at The Rose Center, 1320 Lincoln Avenue, Holbrook – (631) 599-2263

Who: Comedy Night At Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
Info: Enjoy a night full of laughter. Comedians featured include Alan Gootnick, Joey Petroni, Rob Cioffi, JJ Boyd and Stevie GB. The show is presented by the Wilshire Comedy Group.
Cost: $12
Time & Place: 7PM to 9PM at Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry Street, Patchogue – (631) 438-0083

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