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Get Out: Guide For The Weekend

What's going on this weekend? Patch will tell you.

It’s Friday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

West Islip Patch is coming to the rescue.  Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.

1.  Spring Cleanup at Sagtikos Manor

When/Where:   (Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Why Go:  Spring has arrived, so this is a great opportunity to get a solid start on your spring cleaning.  Come help out at Sagitkos Manor by joining all who attend rake leaves, sweep porches, wash windows and fill in potholes.  All the tools for the jobs will be provided, all you need to bring is your own gloves.  

Water and cake will be provided for breakfast, and pizza will be provided for lunch.  If you're a student, you can earn community service credits for your school.  Park across the street at Gardiner County Park. E-mail: info@sagtikosmanor.com with your name, phone and e-mail. In case of inclement weather call: 631-854-0939 or www.sagtikosmanor.com.

Pricing:  Free

2.  Zumba at Christ Episcopal Church

When/Where:  Christ Episcopal Church (Sunday, 2 p.m.)

Why Go:  Zumba has become one of the most popular and widely practiced forms of dance exercise.  Come join in on all the fun by attending a Zumba session at Chris Episcopal Church.  Everyone is welcome from beginners to experienced.  It's a guaranteed good time for everyone to enjoy themselves and get in shape at the same time.

Pricing:  $10 donation for a 45 min. class

3.  Friends of the Library Spring Fling Concert featuring New York's most dangerous Big Band

When/Where:  West Islip Public Library (Sunday, 2 p.m.)

Why Go:  If you like music ranging from swing to Santana, and Sinatra to funk, this is the event for you!  Come to West Islip Public library for a wonderful afternoon of wonderful music of yesterday and today's generation.  Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

Pricing:  Free

4.  Hank Silipa presented by he Sayville Historical Society

When/Where:  (Sunday, 2-4 p.m.)

Why Go:  Presented by the Sayville Historical Society, Vietnam veteran Hank Silipa will be giving a special presentation about the war he experienced first hand. He recently visited Korea and documented his trip there as a documentary film on the war.  His trip was generously paid for by the Korean American Doctors.

Pricing:  Free

5.  Concert at the Convent

When/Where:  186 Middle Rd., Blue Point (Sunday, 2 p.m.)

Why Go:  For another wonderful music experience this weekend, come enjoy music ranging from Operatic Arias and Classical Music to Jazz, Broadway and Popular Standards.  The concert will feature native Long Islander, Barbara Fusco-Spera and students from the CW Post Music Department.  Ms. Fusco-Spera has performed at venues worldwide, including local venues such as Alice Tully Hall and at Lincoln Center with the Brooklyn Philharmonic.  All proceeds will benefit  the Ministry Fund of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk. The Sisters ministries focus on Education, Literacy, Corporate Responsibility, Homelessness, Healthcare, Spirituality and Social Justice.

Pricing:  General Admission $30; Reception Following Concert; Advance Tickets Only; Pre-paid tickets are requested as seating is limited.; Special Rates Available for: Reception Following Concert. St. Ursula Center 186 Middle Rd., Blue Point, NY 11715 For More Information 631-363-2422 (x2060). 

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