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Rachel & Julio
Thursday, April 12

Speak for Success Workshop
Thursday, April 12

Human Resource Seminars
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.

Speak for Success Workshop

Seiden Communications is sponsoring a Speak for Success workshop on “Lift Your Elevator Pitch to the Next Level.” 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. at at Girl Scouts of Nassau County, 110 Ring Rd. West, Garden City.Must RSVP. Fee: $50 payable in advance. Limited space. For more information and to register online, visit www.seidencommunications.com or call: 516-437-6199.


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/workforcedevelopment. 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. April 27: Emotional Intelligence. This workshop will examine four adaptive abilities to be more effective and successful.

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.empire safetycouncil.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.

Cancer Bereavement Group

Adults dealing with the loss of a loved one to cancer are invited to join Winthrop-University Hospital’s free Bereavement Group that will meet weekly. Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for six consecutive Mondays (April 16 through May 21) at the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, 1300 Franklin Ave., Suite ML-5, Garden City. The group is being conducted by Mary Rzeszut, LMSW, a licensed social worker from Winthrop’s Institute for Cancer Care. Sessions are free, but registration is required. For further information or to register, call 1-516-663-3867. Note that individuals interested in the group after the start date of April 16 are welcome.


Thursday, April 19

Know Your Rights as a Health Care Consumer

Presented by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program at 7 p.m. at Adelphi University, Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Ave., Garden City. You have rights as a health care consumer and there are laws to protect you. Dorothea Caldwell-Brown, assistant attorney general in the Health Care Bureau of the Office of the NYS Attorney General, will present useful information on health care rights and how the Health Care Bureau can help New Yorkers under New York State Law. This forum, which is sponsored by the Beth C. Tortolani Foundation and Meghan’s Pansies, is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. call 516-877-4325.


Friday, April 20

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 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.


Monday, April 23

Volunteers Sought for Breast Cancer Program

If you’ve had breast cancer and want to pay it forward become a hotline volunteer. Women and men who are breast cancer survivors and others who are concerned about breast health issues can become volunteers at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program. Volunteers can help by doing fund raising and publicity as well as answering hotline calls. Hotline volunteers provide emotional support, information and referral services to callers with breast health concerns. The next five session training cycle will be held on five Mondays beginning today at the Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City. For information about the training and to schedule an appointment for an interview, call Caroline Mulcahy, CSW, at 516-877-4315. To reach the Hotline call 800-877-8077.


Tuesday, April 24

Free Reiki Workshop

A free workshop on Reiki for current and past breast cancer patients is offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and accelerated healing. Through gentle touch, Reiki moves energy through the body to promote balance and deep relaxation while enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Participants will experience a relaxing meditation followed by the opportunity to nourish body, mind and spirit through receiving Reiki yourself. The instructor is Kathie Lipinski, licensed Usui/Karuna Reiki master teacher, holistic nurse and a certified hypnotist. The workshop is held at University Center, Room 313, Adelphi University, Garden City. Preregistration is required. Call 516-877-4325.


Sunday, April 29

Organ Recital by Ryan Jackson

Ryan Jackson is a native of Bracebridge, Ontario. The winner of the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ 2005 National Organ Playing Competition. Ryan is also the winner of two other major Canadian competitions: the Florence and Stanley Osborne National Organ Playing Competition (2004) and the regional Young Organists Competition sponsored by the Toronto Centre of the RCCO (2004). Ryan is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at the Juilliard School in where he studies with Paul Jacobs. 4 p.m. at The Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Ave., Garden City. Suggested donation: $10 general seating; $5 seniors, students and children under 13 admitted free. For further information, call 516-746-2955.

Sisterhood Program

Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood announces its next program meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 141 Hilton Ave., Hempstead. At 11 a.m. Dr. Herbert Ausebel will discuss his book Flower of God, taking us on a 3,000 year journey of Jewish experience, captivating his family history. Dr. Ausebel has a background as internest, oncologisst, genius historian and storyteller. Adrienne Mantis, Sisterhood president for April will preside. Refreshments included; free admission. Further info. call 516-489-1818.


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 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.

Centennial Events Honoring Harriet Quimby Aviatrix

•April 15: Harriet Quimby’s Cross-Channel Flight. A power point program by Gia Bradley Koontz, noted aviation author. 4 to 4 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation, One Davis Ave., Garden City.

•April 16: Commemorative Ceremony and stamping of first day cover. Dedication of bronze marker to Mineola Historical Society. 11 a.m. at the Mineola branch USPO. Ceremonies interesting and free.

NCC Spring 2012 Cultural Programs

Programs are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. Priority seating may be given to Nassau Community College students and employees at certain events. Call 572-7153:

•April 28: Write On, NCC Faculty. Readings by NCC faculty of their recently published literary and scholarly work, in conjunction with the NCC Library exhibit. Throughout the day, second floor, NCC Library.

•April 30: Film screening at 12:30 p.m. Meet filmmaker Ian Cheney at 2 p.m.in the College Center Building. The City Dark — This provocative documentary film shows how light pollution is affecting people and wildlife: increased breast cancer rates, dying sea turtle hatchlings and more.

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.

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 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.


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.

•Irish American Society Social Gatherings every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, from noon to 3 p.m. In the  tradition and mission of the Irish American Society we are here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Play cards, board games or just sit and socialize. A film once a month. Ladies and gents welcome. Free to all. Call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 746-9392 or 742-8080.

•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.

•Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.

•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.

•Anxiety and Depression Group, a free self-help group for anxiety, panic disorder, depression, OCD and other nervous fears now meets every Thursdays at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, corner of Chester Ave. and New Hyde Park Rd. Through the Recovery International process, members learn to manage stress, panic, anxiety, depression, anger, irrational fears, phobias, compulsions, obsessions and other emotional or behavioral problems. Members also learn how to face and manage psychosomatic symptoms such as heart palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, sweats, fatigue, headaches, numbness, chest pressure and sleep problems. All group leaders are trained lay volunteers who have experienced some type of difficulty with an emotional problem and practice the Recovery International method of self-help. Call Steve 652-8560 or visit www.recovery-inc.org.


Monthly Events

•Write On! Writing Workshop hosted by Marvin Illman on the first and third Mondays of each month. Sharpen your skills on paper whether you want to write creatively, professionally or personally. 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.

•Look Good...Feel Better. Sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a makeup kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.

•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.

•Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) was founded in 1978, is congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA Chapter #82 is your Nassau County Chapter and meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at Hicksville’s VFW Hall. Call 677-5384 for further information or contact us by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Come and join your fellow Vietnam veteran in support of each other.

•Irish American Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola. For more information, call 746-9392.

•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. Social events, trips to our lodge in Vermont, and skiing in a variety of areas throughout the West and New England. Ages 21 and over, please. For additional info and schedules visit www.gardencityskiclub.com or call 872-1448.

•Round Robin Poetry Group. Indulge in an evening of poetry readings hosted by Carol Zimet and her loyal group of poets. Anyone who would like to read his/her original work is invited to sit in and join the group. The warm and accepting atmosphere makes it easy to open up and join in. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 to confirm the event.

•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 also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.

•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.

•LI Junior Chamber of Commerce regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit WWW.LIJC.com. Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Julie Dekom, Membership Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•Zonta Club of LI, member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization with a local club. Members help advance the status of women and are involved in many community service activities. The name Zonta is word taken from the Sioux and stands for honesty, trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and understanding. At meetings members discuss and learn about issues facing women, develop and conduct fun fundraising that benefits community programs and network with Zonta International programs. The club meets at a monthly dinner meeting in New Hyde Park on the third Thursday of each month. Call Kathy Rau 488-2796.

•LI Tourette Syndrome Association Support groups for those who have family members or other loved ones with Tourette Syndrome meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at the DeMatteis Center, north side of Northern Blvd., Old Brookville (directly opposite the NY Institute of Technology campus). There are three separate support groups running simultaneously: one group for children, one for teens and one for parents/adults. Siblings of TS children are also invited. Free for LI-TSA members. For further information, call 876-6947 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•Art League of NC monthly meeting and demonstration by a guest artist. Meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the New Hyde Park Recreation Center, Clinton G. Martin Park, Marcus Ave. and NHP Rd., NHP (near Union Tpke.) at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Call 437-0919. Nonmembers $2. No meetings in June, July, August, December.

•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

Free Hotline for Those Dealing with Addiction

Anyone who has experienced a loved one suffering from addiction knows all too well that it affects more people than just the addicted; everyone close to a person addicted to drugs or alcohol feels the effects. Residents of Nassau County who are dealing with or affected by drug oralcohol addiction are urged to urged to call the NC Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Addiction’s free, anonymous 24/7 hotline, run by Long Island Crisis Center, at 481-4000.

Alzheimer’s Day Program

Herricks Alzheimer’s Day Program “Our Space.” This social day program serves seniors with early to moderate dementia and offers them a chance to engage in social and recreational activities including music, art and exercise in a safe, supervised environment. At the same time, the caregiver can enjoy a respite. The program meets on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Rd., New Hyde Park. Co-sponsored by the NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs. Call Ann Tountas 742-0851.

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.

The 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.

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

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: The death of a love one is hard for all of us but especially for children. 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.

Career Development Workshop

Circulo’s Career Services workshop prepares you for the challenges of finding and holding a job - while emphasizing goal centered career development. You are prepared for short and long term success by focusing on development essential job search skills in the context of employer’s decision making - or hiring process. This workshop will cover everything needed to get started and/or to improve on an already established work history. Professional career counseling, job search and internship placement are available upon workshop completion. All services are free. Workshops begin every second Tuesday of the month and meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays. English 2 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. Spanish 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 91 N. Franklin St., Hempstead. Call 292-2433.

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.

Creativity Classes For Women

City Folk, Inc., 45 New Hyde Park Rd. (one block south of St. Anne’s Church), offers Creativity Classes for women. It’s a great opportunity to have fun, while experiencing your creative side. Learn many different craft techniques in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Create a one of a kind craft project that is uniquely your own. No experience needed, just a desire to have fun. Each class includes a demonstration, lesson and supplies needed to complete the project. “Creativity Night” is also offered. Bring your group or club together for an exciting evening out. Select one project from samples, then choose the evening that works best for them. The program is held weeknights at 7 p.m. Reservations required. Call 326-4544 or stop by for more details and class fees.

Help for Domestic Violence Victims

The NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers help and support to victims of domestic violence. The coalition operates the only Safe Home in the county. The Safe Home is a place where victims can enjoy security and a haven from violence. In the Safe Home setting, families can begin to plan their futures, and gain insight into the violence, upheaval and loss that they have suffered. The services offered to residents afford them the opportunity for personal growth, mutual support, and an end to the isolation they have experienced. Children receive special assistance at the Safe Home. The coalition’s Children’s Services Project makes it possible by providing them with an opportunity to break the cycle of violence they have witnessed observing their parents. If you are a victim of domestic violence, know that the abuse is not your fault and you are not alone. The NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence can help you. The 24-hour hotline is staffed by counselors who can give you the information and support you need. Call the hotline any time at 542-0404. For more information about the coalition, call the main office 465-4700 or visit www.cadvnc.org.

Elder Abuse

If you are 60 or older and are being hurt by someone who should be caring, you are not alone. If you are suffering from abuse, mistreatment or neglect at the hands of family members or someone who is living with you, help is available. The NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers counseling, legal advocacy and support services to seniors in need of help. All services are free and confidential. Call 542-0404. The Coalition is a member agency of the Community Chest of Port Washington, Garden City, Community Fund, United Community Fund of Great Neck and United Way of LI.

Epilepsy Foundation

Located at 506 Stewart Ave., Garden City (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. Help us foster a climate of acceptance, understanding and compassion in our schools for all. 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.

Exhibit

Opportunity and Impact: Works by Émigré Artists. This original exhibition examines the role of émigré artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day émigrés from Africa, Cuba, and South Africa.  American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. On view April 2 through July 27 at Hofstra University, HUM David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, ninth floor, South Campus, Hempstead. Regular hours (April 2 – May 25) daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours (May 29 – July 27) Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Free/Low Cost Health Insurance

The residents of communities served by Mercy Medical Center will have the opportunity to apply for free or low cost health insurance for children, families and adults up to age 64 on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. in Mercy’s Main Lobby. Staff from Catholic Charities of LI will assist you and our children applying for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid Health Insurance Programs. The bi-lingual enrollers will screen adults for income eligibility for the state’s health insurance program Family Health Plus. Children are eligible for Child Health Plus. These programs cover medical check-ups, hospitalization, emergency care, prescriptions, vision and dental care.

Help for Seniors

Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.

You Have Options!

In 1982 Options for Community Living, Inc., was established to help respond to the need for supportive housing for people living with mental illness. As the Mental Health Residential Program continued to expand, Options began serving homeless families as an emergency shelter provider in 1990. A few years later, Options opened a comprehensive case management and housing program for Long Islanders with HIV/AIDS. A small not-for-profit organization with humble beginnings has since grown to serve over 800 individuals and families with special needs across Long Island. With offices in Hempstead, Smithtown and Riverhead, help is easily accessible. For more information or to offer support call 631-361-9020. Visit www.optionscl.org.

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.

News

Ozzie

Ozzie is a playful pup looking for a new friend to match his exuberance. He has begun basic obedience training at the shelter and so far has proven to be an “A” student. Ozzie is friendly and gets along well with other dogs. He needs an experienced companion dedicated to continuing his training.

Tullamore Park Old Timer’s Day reunion  

Calling all park rats, You are cordially invited to a Tullamore Park Old Timers’ Day Reunion that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 to honor George Roth and Richie Anderson for their years of service to the Garden City Recreation Department.  

For all of you who have memories of spending most of your youth playing at the park, it’s a chance rekindle old friendships and play a game of softball or kickball and remember all the good times you had at your second home. There will be a $30 fee for all those who plan on attending (children are free) that includes a spot on the team, a T-shirt, and food at Doc O’Grady’s immediately following the games. All proceeds collected will be directed by the Friends of Garden City Arts, Parks and Recreation for general park improvements.


Sports

Summer Concert Schedule

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the schedule of its concert series “Summer Music on the Village Green.” The concert series will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Concerts are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:15 pm. The schedule is as follows:

July 24    Six Gun

July 31     Tangerine

August 7    The Terry Nova Little Big Band

August 14    Vintage Bliss

To register for any of the above programs for find out further information about openings, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

The Best Secret In Town!

Did you know that each of our neighbor hood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering 1st through 8th grades who are residents of the Village are invited to come to the park during the summer to find out what activities are taking place.

Each park has its own “flavor” and “favorite” activities. The park directors and their staff run games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.  


Calendar

Summer Concert: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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