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Rachel & Julio
Thursday, April 12

Human Resource Seminars
Friday, April 13

Festival Brass Band
Friday, April 13


Thursday, April 12

Rachel & Julio

In 1962, an 18-year old Jewish girl (Rachel) and a Catholic-Cuban boy (Julio) share a forbidden, passion-filled summer before she goes off to college – leaving her secret and her lover behind. Thirty-six years later, they meet again, in a bitter-sweet reunion. Starring Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) and Broadway’s Liz Larsen. April 12, 13 at 8 p.m.; April 14 at 2 and 8 p .m.; April 15 at 3 p.m. at the Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Orchestra $65-50; Mezzanine $45-$35; student discounts available. Contact Beth Kurot 516-678-5000, ext. 7714 or the box office, ext. 7715.


Friday, April 13

Human Resource Seminars

These informative series will assist managers and company owners to maximize efficiency in the workplace. The seminars will be held at Nassau Community College, 1 Education Dr., Garden City, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. and will deal with best practices in human resource management. For more information call 516-572-7487, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.ncc.edu/work forcedevelopment. April 13: Business Legality - How laws apply to situations in our workplace. April 20: Sexual Harrassment Prevention and Cultural Diversity - Understand cultural diversity and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Festival Brass Band

Guest Conductor David Ramael. Festival Brass Band, under the direction of renowned trumpet player Manu Mellaerts, presents an exciting program of standard works for brass band. Festival Brass Band is one of the premier brass bands in Europe and is known for its unrivaled virtuosity and richness of sound. Including the United States premiere of Sinfonietta No. 1 by Johan de Meij, who will be a special guest at this concert performance. Additional works to be performed include the premiere of Harry James Trumpet Concerto, William Tell Overture, Dragonheart and Windows of the World. 8 p.m. in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hofstra University, Hempstead. Tickets: $25, $20 senior citizen (65+) or matriculated non-Hofstra student. Box office: 463-6644.


Saturday, April 14

Defensive Driving Course

Knights of Columbus #11836 at St Anne’s Church in Garden City is offering the community the Empire Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the St Anne’s Church LL Cafeteria, 35 Dartmouth St. Upon completion of this course, participants are eligible for 10 percent off their motor vehicle insurance for three years and/or a reduction of points from their driver’s license. The fee for the course is $45 per person and advance registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact John Russo at 516-384-4552 or take the online course at www.empiresafetycouncil.com use code KOFC and receive a $5 discount.


Sunday, April 15

Cultural Heritage Stories: What Is Your Story?

The improvisational group Playback Theater will perform “Cultural Heritage Stories: What Is Your Story?” at 11 a.m. at the Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. Playback Theater uses music, dance and improvisational theater to transform the stories of the audience into theater. In this interactive presentation, audience members become the “tellers” and share their stories, memories, dreams, thoughts and beliefs. The actors and musicians transform the teller’s experience into the art of live theater. Free and open to the public. Call 741-7304.


Monday, April 16

How to Gain Your Best Power/ Distance in Your Golf Game

Free lecture at the Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills, at 6:30 p.m. Given by Sherrie Glasser, owner/director Metro Physical Therapy at the JCC and Sandra Jaskol, LPGA professional. Improve your golf game, Take strokes off your golf game and add power, learn to hit the ball further and straighter with an easier, perfect your swing and get that perfect impact position, become pain free in all swing motions, learn proper body mechanics to prevent further injuries. Reserve your spot by calling Metro PT at 516-745-8050.


Upcoming Events

Free Breast Cancer Support Groups

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program is offering new support groups. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. Anyone who is worried about breast cancer should call the hotline for help. There is no cost for any group; however preregistration is required. For information, questions or to sign up, call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline 800-877-8077:

• Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer meets weekly for eight weeks on Mondays from 1:30 to 3 p.m., tentatively beginning on April 9.

• Women Post Treatment meets weekly on Mondays for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m., tentatively beginning of April 9.

• Young Women with Breast Cancer meets weekly on Mondays for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 pm, tentatively beginning on April 9.

• Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer meets weekly on Tuesdays for eight weeks from 1 to 2:30 p.m., tentatively beginning on April 17.

• New: A Telephone Support Group for Women with Breast Cancer held weekly on Mondays for eight weeks from noon to 1:30 pm, tentatively beginning on May 14.

Buffet Dinner and Show

Featuring a variety of Frank Sinatra songs sung by Jerry Cardone. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Immaculata #444 on April 20 at 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, Fitzgerald Hall, 155 Garfield Ave., Mineola. $35 includes buffet dinner, dessert, soda, coffee and tea. For reservations call Jill 516-294-6379.

Defensive Driving Courses

Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 Seventh St. Save money; reduce violation points; sharpen skills. The cost is $39 for AAA members; $32 Plus members; $32 members 60 and older; $32 members 16-24 years old; $49 nonmembers; special group rates available. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 873-2381. The following dates are offered:

•April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•April 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•April 16 and 17 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

•April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•April 24 and 25 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

•April 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•May 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•May 8 and 9 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

•May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•May 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•May 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•May 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•May 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Flea Market

The Garden City Historical Society is holding its 7th Annual Flea Market on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an ideal time to do some spring cleaning and weed through furniture you don’t need and have no use for. All proceeds benefit the Garden City Historical Society.

Golf and Tennis Classic

Life’s WORC 25th Anniversary Geraldo Rivera Golf and Tennis Classic will be held on May 17 at the Plandome Country Club, Port Washington, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Includes breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception and dinner. Contact Matthew Zebatto 516-741-9000, ext. 241 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Ongoing Events

Furniture Needed

The A.T. Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop, 109 Eleventh St., Garden City, is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc....it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture, and show it to Kris or Jill at the shop (516 746-8900). Consignees get 50 percent of the selling price. Parking is convenient because the shop is located on the lower level of the Garden City Historical Museum.


Board Meetings

Cultural and Recreational Affairs Board of Commissioners meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Senior Center.

Architectural Design Review Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall.

Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Planning Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

Environmental Advisory Board meets at 8 p.m. at Village Hall on the last Wednesday (except July and August) of each month.

Traffic Commission meets on the third Thursday (except July and August) of each month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall.


Weekly Events

•Waldorf Choral Society. Do you love to sing? Rehearsals are every Monday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Waldorf School, Cambridge Ave. For audition information call 747-4457.

•Long Term Care Workshop, a free informative workshop conducted by Jim McTighe of McTighe & Capaccio, LLC, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at 1001 Franklin Ave., Suite 207. Workshops are limited to no more than 10 people. Bagels and coffee served. Reservations only. Call Terry 739-1240, ext. 312.

•Free Prenatal Consultations offered by Village Pediatrics, 975 Franklin Ave., on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Parents are invited to meet the physicians prior to the child’s birth. Call 248-8334 for an appointment.

•Free Bereavement Group, a support group for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Rd. Call 741-7304.

•LI Chess Nuts meets at 38 Old Country Rd., Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for K to 3rd grade; and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for fourth grade and up. Optional lessons for beginners and advanced players available at 4 and 5:30 p.m. For more information call Margarita Lanides at 739-3907.


Monthly Events

•Calling All War Time Veterans (WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq). VFW Garden City Park Post #120 invites you to become a member. Meet new service buddies, share experiences and become involved in your community. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at 2162 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park. Call Cmdr. G. Popowitz 746-0662.

•Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays, September through April (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. For additional info and schedules visit www.gardencityskiclub.com or call 872-1448.

•Young Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 50 to 70 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 5th St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. Call Denise 488-4597. No meeting at the church during July and August.

•Order Sons of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.

•Ethical Issues in the News will be presented by the Ethical Humanist Society of LI on the first Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. at the society, 38 Old Country Rd. Call 741-7304.


Ongoing Programs

Anger Management

Contact Lani McElgun, M.A., LMFT, at 520 Franklin Ave., Suite 213, or call 428-1167 for information on the following: Group: Turn angry behaviors into more productive ones; learn healthier ways to communicate with spouse, children, co-workers. Individual: Combine individual therapy and anger management techniques. Both are held on a weekly basis and facilitated by a licensed marriage and family therapist, also certified in anger management. Court mandates welcome.

Bereavement Groups

Contact Catherine Bottari, LCSW, at 500 Old Country Rd., Suite 300 or call 732-6964 for information on the following:

• Group 1: A woman’s bereavement group is available to help women share and learn about their grief. Groups are held on a weekly basis and are facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker.

• Group 2: A 12-week bereavement support group is available for children ages 7 to 9. Groups will be held on Saturdays and are facilitated by a licensed social worker.

he Art Club

Has year round classes all taught by a professional. Classes for the littlest artist to the more serious, adult classes too. Call for more information at 742-7662 or go onto the web at thegardenartstudio.com.

Cradle of Aviation Museum

In the world of aviation, signals and coded messages are an important part of how airplanes and air traffic control speak everyday. The Cradle of Aviation Museum has a variety of free family activities. Walk through the eight museum galleries and you’ll walk through over 100 years of aerospace history with 75 planes and space craft and a variety of examples of how pilots navigated and communicated from the early days of flight through the space program. Museum activities are free with admission and are available each day from noon to 4 p.m. The museum also is home to the IMAX Dome Theatre and is located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Museum Row. Call 572-4111.

NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Coalition is a member agency of the Garden City Community Fund, United Community Fund of Great Neck, Community Chest of Port Washington and United Way of LI. Call 222-2293 for information the following:

•Support groups with individual counseling for incest survivors and survivors of rape and sexual assault. Services are confidential and free of charge. These services are also extended to family members and partners of survivors.

•The coalition operates a safe home for battered women and their children. The Coalition’s Safe Home for Abused Families provides shelter, advocacy and legal assistance, in a safe, warm, supportive, attractive environment. Call the 24-hour hotline 542-0404. The hotline and all services are free and confidential and a counselor can help you find safety.

•If you are 60 or older and suffering from abuse, mistreatment or neglect at the hands of family members or someone who is living with you, help is available. Counseling, legal advocacy and support services to seniors in need of help is offered. All services are free and confidential. Call 542-0404.

Epilepsy Foundation

Located at 506 Stewart Ave. (739-7733) the following is offered:

•Free Puppet Show on Seizure Disorder. A free children’s program on epilepsy using the internationally acclaimed “Kids on the Block” troupe of puppets to public and private elementary schools. These shows are appropriate for the 3rd and 4th grades levels but can be tailored to your needs. Programs are also available for junior and senior high classes. Call Janet Romeo, ext. 145.

•Support Groups. Do you have seizures? Are you having difficulty with jobs, relationships, etc.? Are you isolating from your family and friends? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, we have group for you. Call Jennifer Colbert, CSW, ext. 400.

School Closings and Delayed Openings

Will be posted on the Garden City Public Schools website at: www.gardencity.k12.ny.us and will also be available on the following stations: WCBS 880 AM; WOR 710 AM; WGBB 1240 AM; WALK 1370 AM; WINS 1010 AM; WHLI 1100 AM; WKJY 98.3 FM; television News 12 LI. Do not contact the police or fire departments for confirmation about school closings.

Sons of Italy

Order Sons of Italy in America is seeking new members to join the America Lodge #2245, Franklin Square, Elmont, West Hempstead, Floral Park, Garden City, Stewart Manor and Malverne. The lodge co-ed with many projects that enhance the preservation of the member’s Italian heritage and raises funds for contributions to worthy charities. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are entertaining programs, refreshments and food served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333.

News

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Back to school means back to the Garden City Public Library. September is not only back to school month, it is also Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card is the most important school supply of all for both students and their parents. This September be sure your library card is in your wallet. If you don’t have one, sign up for a new one for you and for your children.

The Garden City Public Library offers programs for adults and for children of all ages. In addition, the library provides access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDS. The library also provides online access through its website www.gardencitypl.org to authoritative electronic databases as well as to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music. With a valid library card, you can register for programs, borrow materials and museum passes, and access electronic resources.

The Garden City Historical Society is gearing up for a really big celebration. In 2015, the Society will mark the 40th anniversary of its founding, and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Garden City Historical Society Museum.

To observe these two significant milestones and to further the Society’s capital campaign to restore the exterior of the museum building, the Society is planning a special event on May 14, 2015 at the Garden City Hotel. Early next year, an invitation to attend will be extended to residents and businesses in the village. The gala will include an open bar and full buffet, with music, mystery guests, a live auction and raffles.


Sports

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League

2014-15 Garden City Recreation Department Dance Conservatory

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted):

Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class.


Calendar

Junior Varsity Football At Westbury High School

Saturday, September 27

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, September 29

Not The Law Of The Sea

Wednesday, October 1



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