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Long Island business events, Dec. 16 to 19

An ornament reflects the holiday bustle. (Dec. 13,

An ornament reflects the holiday bustle. (Dec. 13, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

MONDAY, Dec. 16

EFFECTIVE NETWORKING | East Hills

Learn tips on networking effectively, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., free, sjjcc.org, 516-484-1545, ext. 212.

SPEAKER ON OBAMACARE | Nesconset

Discussion with Q&A, "Obamacare, Business, Jobs and You," 7 p.m., Smithtown Library Nesconset Branch, 148 Smithtown Blvd., free, smithlib.org, 631-543-3510.

TUESDAY, Dec. 17

NETWORKING MEETING | West Babylon

Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce meets at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., cash bar, Blue Lagoon, 677 Farmingdale Rd., cost of dinner $25, babylontownchamber.org, 631-572-9420.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING | Dix Hills

Topics include setting up a business, writing a business plan, selling and marketing in today's environment, hourlong sessions available by appointment at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.; Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills Branch, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., free, register, 631-421-4530.

SOUTH SHORE NETWORKING GROUP | Freeport

Business people connect; bring business cards and be prepared to speak for your business, 8:00 a.m., Imperial Diner, 63 W. Merrick Rd., imperialdiner.com. $15, 516-867-5851.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18

HOLIDAY DINNER | Farmingdale

Hosted by The Hispanic Network networking group; cocktail hour, dinner, and more, reserve, 6-9 p.m. Carlyle on the Green, 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd. Bethpage State Park, thndec18.eventbrite.com. $45 first timers, $60 nonmembers, 516-501-9700.

MACINTOSH USERS | Brightwaters

South Shore Mac users workshop and seminar, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 South Country Rd., free, reserve, 631-665-3699.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST | Patchogue

Business owners and professionals networking breakfast, 7-8:30 a.m., California Diner, 570 S. Service Rd., free, 631-261-4200.

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013

LI STOCK TRADERS | Plainview

Workshop "How to Count the Cards of Wall Street," Long Island business professionals welcome, bring business cards, 6:45 p.m., Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., free, meetup.com/LISTMG, 516-385-8244.

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE | Kings Park

Meet one-on-one for counseling on the formation, growth and success of your business, noon, Smithtown Library Kings Park Branch, 1 Church St., free, register, smithlib.org, 631-269-9191.

HEALTHY IS WEALTHY | Garden City Park

Business networking lunch, all welcome, noon, Park City Diner, 101 Herricks Rd., $12, 917-502-1321.

LI STOCK MARKET GROUP | Plainview

Meet with L.I. Day Trader Meetup Group, investors who discuss the stock market, 6:45-9:15 p.m., Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., free, meetup.com/LISTMG, 516-385-8244.

Submit LI Business events at least three weeks ahead; online at exploreLI.com/submitevent; fax to 631-843-2688 or mail to Business Calendars, Newsday Events, 235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, NY 11747-4250.

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