Shoreham-Wading River: College information session Feb. 8

Calling all Shoreham-Wading River High School juniors and their parents. Before you know it, you or your child will be graduating from high school to be launched into the rest of the world. Wouldn’t it be good to have a plan right now? On Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the high school library, the guidance department will conduct a parent information seminar regarding college and beyond. The session is chock-full of valuable information that will help you steer the course for your child’s future. Thinking about college can be overwhelming, but being armed with information helps a lot.

Don’t you admire organizations that raise money to support themselves? The junior class auction, to be held in March, is still looking for donations. If you have any items that are in great shape, but worthy of belonging to someone else, kindly drop them off at the main office of the high school. Your donation will be put to good use and will be greatly appreciated.
Another local organization looking for support is the SWR football team. The team will hold a chinese auction and open bar buffet on Friday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tommy’s Place on Broadway in Rocky Point. Tickets are $35 per person, a small price for a great night. For more information or to make a donation, call Bill Ambrosini at 516-457-3583 or Tom Gorman at 516-456-6626.

Feel like experiencing a little nighttime magic without leaving your community or standing outside in the cold? Come to North Shore Public Library on Friday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. to hear Stardust, an a cappella doo-wop group that sings songs from the ’50s and early ’60s to “rekindle memories of the street corner singers who entertained us in the past.” They’ll gently transport you outside under the stars to that special corner in Brooklyn where you might have heard those tight harmonies and songs from the heart.

Is the winter snow making it hard to know who is open for business and who is not? If you’ve ever stood outside with your cold nose pressed against the glass because you didn’t know that North Shore Public Library had an emergency closing, it will be listed on the library’s web page, There’s no need to trek all the way over to Shoreham to watch a movie during the snowstorm, only to find out that you’re locked out.

Enjoy the warmth by the fireplace; engage in an experience that takes you to another time and place; and help someone. Have a great week, everyone.