Hot Spots: Weekly Watch for May 6 through May 9

Check out this week's hot spots on Long Island to get you ready for Mother's Day and for other great entertainment!

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It’s just a couple of days before Mother’s Day! If you haven’t figured out a gift at this point, this week’s hot spots can help you find answers. In addition to plant sales, there are workshops and demonstrations to help you create floral arrangement of your own to give. There are also other exciting events happening on Long Island, including the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Culinary Delights event, a program with the Adelphi Concert Band, the Spring concert with FTC Concert Pops and FTC Chorus, a guitar concert at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center and the St. Mary’s Church Family Festival. Check out all the details below!  

MONDAY – MAY 6, 2013

Who: Mother’s Day Flowers – A Demonstration At Connetquot Public Library
Info: Thinking of giving your mother flowers for Mother’s Day, why not consider putting it together yourself. Eileen Scudlo will lead a session with demonstrations on how to put a flower basket and a corsage together. She’ll also show you how to tie a bow to embellish your arrangements.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM to 8:30PM at Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia – (631) 567-5079

Who: Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Culinary Delights At Glen Cove Mansion Hotel And Conference Center
Info: Guest chefs will be on hand to demonstrate gourmet dishes. Participating chefs include Executive Chef Clifford Goodman of The Meat House in Roslyn, Chef Marlene Flores of Mar Le Café of Glen Cove and Executive Chef Pat Marone of The Regency at Glen Cove. Take part in this cooking class! There will also be raffles.
Cost: $40 For Advance Ticket, $45 At the Door
Time & Place: 6PM to 9PM at Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove – (516) 676-6666

TUESDAY – MAY 7, 2013

Who: Farmingdale State College Department Of Ornamental Horticulture Plant Sale
Info: Today kicks off a three-day plant sale event. It’s your chance to stock up on quality seasonal plants at prices below local retail. It’s offering a wide variety of flowering annuals in flats, pots and baskets. Farmingdale-grown veggies, herbs, perennials, tropical and house plants will also be available. Your purchase also supports Farmingdale horticulture students and the Teach Gardens. 
Cost: Free Event, Prices Vary By Plant
Time & Place: 9AM to 5PM at Horticulture Greenhouses at Farmingdale State College Campus, North Entrance Off Rt. 110, 1000’ On Left, Farmingdale – (631) 420-2711

Who: Adelphi Concert Band – Dance To The Music
Info: The Adelphi Concert Band presents a program of traditional and modern band music under the direction of Brian D. Meyers. It features the students of the Department of Music at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.
Cost: Free Event, Reservation Suggested
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, One South Avenue, Garden City – (800) 233-5744


Who: Mother’s Day Centerpiece Workshop At Benner’s Farm
Info: Create your very own Mother’s Day centerpiece using a variety of natural flowers and materials. Register for the workshop online.
Cost: $35
Time & Place: 4:30PM to 5:30PM at Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket – (631) 689-8172

Who: Spring Concert With The FTC Concert Pops And FTC Chorus At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: Enjoy a night with FTC Concert Pops performing favorite traditional and contemporary concert band selections from Hollywood and Broadway. The FTC Chorus also performs standard and contemporary choral selections from diverse periods in varied styles.
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 424-7000

THURSDAY – MAY 9, 2013

Who: Guitar Extravaganza At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: This concert is dedicated to the greatest jazz music instructions in the Northeast. Enjoy a concert featuring small groups, guitar ensembles, guitar orchestras, vocalists, the Tony Mottola Ensemble and special guests. After the concert, you can also view rare manuscripts, original memorabilia, exciting classic jazz guitars and various other classic jazz instruments in a free Meet-the-Artist-Reception.
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 424-7000

Who: St. Mary’s Church Family Festival
Info: Enjoy a festival that will bring joy to the whole family. It’ll have raffles, thrill and kiddie rides, games, international and festival food and more. The festival continues through May 12.
Cost: Free Event, Pay Per Ride
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM at St. Mary’s Church, 20 Harrison Avenue, East Islip

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