Join us as we learn and discuss a wide array of topics together with seasoned professionals. In addition to our presenters educating us about their fields of expertise, we will have time for questions and answers, light refreshments and conversation. Beginning in September 2018 our classes will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m., with the season ending in June 2019. These programs are free and open to all ages, so bring your friends and family to learn and grow together! Letís learn and grow together!

We would like to thank everyone who attended this past yearís Inspirational Afternoons programs.

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2018 Programs

September 5 -- Exotic Animal Show
Have you ever held a Chinchilla?
What about a Porcupine?
Please join us for an incredibly fun, hands on learning experience, that you will never forget!
Participants can touch and hold tons of animals from all over the world. Experts will discuss proper animal care and husbandry, habitats, food preferences, and behaviors. Almost all of the animals are captive born and are adopted, from people who could no longer keep them.

October 3 -- Haunted Mansions of Long Island
with Monica Randall. Learn about some of Long Island's most intriguing manor houses with their labyrinths of secret passageways, hidden chambers, deserted tunnels, and mysterious events that surround them. This program is filled with plenty of suspense, and practical lore. You will come away believing that truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction.

November 5 -- Dagger DogVinci
Have you ever seen a dog paint? Dagger was voted best Long Island Painter of 2018! Please join us for an incredibly fun, hands on learning experience, that you will never forget! Dagger was born to do amazing things, but how amazing, nobody could have ever imagined! As a puppy, Dagger was learning to be a Highly Trained Assistance dog for Canine Companions for Independence until his release from their program. After his service career Yvonne jumped at the chance to adopt Dagger. As an artist herself, Yvonne would paint in her studio as Dagger sat faithfully watching her paint. Then one day, as Yvonne was painting at her easel, Dagger approached her nudging her with his snout. Jokingly, Yvonne asked Dagger, "Do You want to paint?" His tail began to wag and Dog Vinci was born! Now he helps 100's of fellow canineís raising over $150,000 for shelters selling his artwork! All participants will paint along with Dog Vinci!
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please sign up at the front desk.

December 4 -- O. Henry's Christmas Gift

January 9 -- Michelangelo: "Saints & Slaves"

February 6 -- All About Butterflies

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