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Human Resource Seminars
Friday, April 20

Buffet Dinner and Show
Friday, April 20

Celebrate Earth Day
Sunday, April 22


Friday, April 20

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 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. May 4: Building Successful Work Teams-Build and motivate teams within your workplace to maximize productivity.

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.

Nassau Community College Conference


The Nassau Community College Achilles Project and the Liaison Committee for Students with Disabilities presents the conference Unlocking Potential: Strategies for Teaching 2e Students from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the College Center Building. Among the topics to be discussed by the presenters are Educational Supports: Programming, Teaching and Counseling Strategies for 2e Students; Neuroscience and Teaching the 2e Student; and Transitioning Between School Levels. Twice exceptional (2e) individuals show areas of strength and challenge, and profound discrepancies between the two. Typical ones include: LD (Learning Disabilities), OHI (Other Health Impairments), Asperger’s Syndrome (high functioning autism), ADD, ADHD, Tourrette’s Syndrome, OCD, bipolar disorder and depression. For more information including the conference fee — which is $40 for non-NCC faculty and staff (made payable to NCC Foundation/Achilles Project) — call Dr. Lagakis at 516-572-9687.


Sunday, April 22

Make a Splash for the Benefit of Children

Swimmers of all skill levels are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning while raising funds for a worthy cause at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Eleventh Annual Swim-a-Thon from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at Hofstra University’s Swim Center. Open to swimmers of all ages, the Swim-A-Thon will raise vital funds for the hospital’s Child Life Program through which certified child life specialists utilize play and education to improve children’s understanding of medical procedures; teach relaxation techniques to help young patients cope with illness or surgery, and provide emotional support for the entire family. Participants will enjoy swim coaching by Joe Petrush from Total Immersion Swimming, massage therapy by licensed massage therapist Denise Cooke, RN, live music by the Mineola High School jazz band and Central Beat rock band, crafts provided by Cathy Grossfeld of All About Kids, yoga, raffles, prizes and more. The registration fee for adults is $20; children ages four to 18 and students with a valid school ID $10. For more information, to register or volunteer, visit www.winthrop.org/events or call 516-663-4423.

Celebrate Earth Day

At the Tanners Pond Environmental Center opposite 181 Tanners Pond Rd., Garden City Bird Sanctuary, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come for a tour, music, educational displays and enjoy the fun. There are also a series of races for all ages. Check www.gcbirdsanctuary.org for the entry form and times. Entry forms are also available at the Garden City Recreation Center behind St. Paul’s. Free mini-cupcakes are being provided by the Cupcake Corner and native plants are being offered for sale by the LI Native Plant Institute. Sweet Peet of LI is donating a quantity of its super compost mulch as a raffle towards the fundraising effort for the solar powered irrigation well. Garden City’s Mayor Brudie has planned to speak at the site at noon in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Village’s Environmental Advisory Board.


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.


Saturday, April 28

Crystal Ball

It will be another special night to remember at the 14th Annual Crystal Ball, which benefits the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute located at the University of Miami. To be held at the Garden City Hotel beginning at 7 p.m., this black-tie affair is expected to attract more than 400 guests including some of Long Island’s most prominent business leaders and philanthropists. The elegant evening will feature spectacular décor, music and dancing, fabulous food and an exclusive live and silent auction of one-of-a-kind items. Receiving recognition that night will be three gentlemen who each have an intimate connection to the cause and will stop at nothing until a cure is found. Various sponsorship levels, journal ads and tickets, which are $375 per person, can be purchased online at DiabetesResearch.org/CrystalBall2012 or by calling 516-822-1700.


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.


Monday, April 30

In Good Taste Benefit Event

Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by attending In Good Taste, a restaurant tasting event at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park. Fine food, winning wines and delicious desserts will be provided by many of Long Island’s premier restaurants, wineries, and bakeries. A Cabaret After-Party will feature singers and a comedian. This year, the addition of a casino will round out the evening. Tickets are $90 per person for the main event and $125 which includes the fantastic After Party. For more information, contact Dale Camhi 516-869-4215.


Sunday, May 6

Everything’s Comin’ Up Tulips!

The Hofstra Dutch Spring Music Festival, will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year Hofstra is stepping it up on the South Campus with concert performances, more than 50 vendors, children’s activities and food. The Hofstra Arboretum will also host its annual plant sale. Featured performers include: the Long Island premiere of Shotgun Wedding, performing country classics with a city sensibility; New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band; The East End Trio; Bob Cantwell and the Saturday Night Stompers; and the Hofstra University Jazz Ensemble. Admission to the Festival is $6 general public, $4 senior citizen and free for children under 12. Members of the Hofstra community may be admitted free upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Festival Hotline 516-463-6582 or visit www.hofstra.edu/Festivals for more information. For vendor information call Jessie Garcia 516-463-6504.


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.

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.

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 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.

Mother’s Day Brunch/Fundraiser

The Nassau County Women’s Division of the Salvation Army will hold a Mother’s Day Brunch and Fundraiser (men and women are welcome) on May 10 at The Salvation Army Citadel Corps., 65 Atlantic Ave., Hempstead (parking entrance on Sealey Ave.) at noon. Enjoy assorted finger sandwiches, mini quiches, mini crab cakes, pasta salad, fruit platter, cookies and pastries catered by the Garden City Bistro. The cost is $25. Fabulous prizes are available at the Buy-a-share starting at 11:30 a.m. For reservations send check, including your name, address, city, state, zip code and telephone number and the names of guests. Make your check payable to The Salvation Army Women’s Division and send to 65 Atlantic Ave., Hempstead, NY 11550. Call 516-485-4900. Reservations are due by May 3.

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 Event

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.

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.

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.

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

The Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.

Preparedness is the best remedy for Ebola

Winthrop University Hospital hosted a presentation on the current Ebola epidemic, at the Garden City Library, on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sponsored by the village’s Property Owners’ Associations, John F. Collins, president and CEO of Winthrop University Hospital and Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso, Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer provided an overview of the disease along with an update on Winthrop’s preparedness plan.

Dr. Ammazzalorso began his presentation heeding that despite the waning in the press, the disease is still with us. He provided both historical and current day perspectives regarding the epidemic, advising that Ebola is not a new disease. The medical community has been aware of the disease for at least 40 years. Originating in the Congo, Ebola is a zoonosis a disease which has its reservoir in animals and was known for small sporadic outbreaks associated with people who handled bats and rodents or those who consumed bush meat. The current outbreak originated in West Africa, specifically Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. He noted in Africa that more than 45,000 people have died from the disease.


Sports

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes begin the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Space is limited so please register early.


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