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GardenCity-Life.com Calendar

Harvest Fair and Antique Sale
Saturday, October 20

Oktoberfest 
Saturday, October 27

Life’s WORC 41st Annual Holiday Gala
Friday, December 7


Thursday, October 11

Benefit Event For The Animal Cancer Foundation

Join Pet Sitters Club, Inc. along with Cara and James Preissler and The Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) Board of Directors as they jointly host a fundraiser event featuring great food, raffle prizes and fun photo favors provided by the Main Event. The funds raised through this event will be utilized to support ACF’s mission of funding research in the study, prevention and treatment of cancers that occur in both people and pets. The event will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Northport Yacht Club. Tickets are $90 ($44 of which is a tax deductible donation to The Animal Cancer Foundation). For more information about this event or to make a donation please visit http://www.petsitclub.com/acfevent/ or call 516-466-5617.


Saturday, October 13

Annual Walk For Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island sponsored by B.FIT, will hold its Annual Walk for Epilepsy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eisenhower Park, Field 6/6A, East Meadow. Registration fee is $25 before Oct. 13 and $30 on the day of the event (children under 12 are free). Register at www.efli.org. Late registrations will be accepted on the day of the walk from 9 to 10 a.m. Donations will also be accepted at this time. The walk begins at 10 a.m. ending approximately at 11 a.m., followed by a concert with music provided by “The Vinyl Plane,” and others. For more information www.efli.org or call Dolores Frederick at the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island 516-739-7733 ext. 155.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Nassau Community College Department of Theatre and Dance presents the children’s musical The Emperor’s New Clothes at the Mainstage Theatre, 1 Education Dr., Garden City. Performances are at 2 p.m. each day, except for Oct.19, when it will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9/$6 for 12 and under. Rush tickets for college students with valid ID are free for the Oct. 9, 7 p.m. performance only. For more information call the Theatre Box Office at 516-572-7676. Additional show dates: Oct. 14, 19, 20, 21, 27 and 28.


Tuesday, October 16

Property Tax Presentation

Presentation by Charles Berman, the Receiver of Taxes for Town of North Hempstead at 7:30 p.m. at The Wheatley School Room 450. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.


Wednesday, October 17

Public Speaking Workshop

Business professionals and executives are invited to a public speaking workshop from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Conference Room, 110 Ring Rd. W, Garden City. Limited seating. Must RSVP to attend. Register by Sept. 25 and pay $40. After that date the cost is $50. Register on www.seidencommunications.com. For more information, call 516-437-6199.


Saturday, October 20

Harvest Fair and Antique Sale

Christ Episcopal Church will be having a fair and antique sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be beautiful antiques, jewelry, holiday gifts, crafts, fresh produce and seasonal flowers, and wine tasting. Snack bar will be open for breakfast or lunch, home-baked goods, raffles. Look for the giant inflatable slide (free for kids) on the corner of Jefferson Street and Chester Avenue, three blocks west of New Hyde Park Rd. in Garden City. For more information call 516-775-2626 or visit: ChristChurchGC.org


Sunday, October 21

Breast Cancer Walk

LIBBA will join the American Cancer Society by participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. It will take place at Jones Beach State Park. To join team LIBBA in the fight against breast cancer visit: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/libba. For questions or if you prefer to have a registration form mailed to your home e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Put “LIBBA” in the subject line. Call the LIBBA hotline at 516-579-1344 for further information.


Saturday, October 27

Defensive Driving Course

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

Hospice Care Network’s Crystal Ball Gala

“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org.

Oktoberfest

First Annual Oktoberfest at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Starting at 3 p.m., activities for children and families including games, a dunk tank, German band, German food, and soft drinks. Then starting at 7 p.m., the focus moves to adults, continuing with The Luchow Quartet to provide authentic Oktoberfest music. Imported German beer may be purchased separately. Proceeds support the missions of Resurrection. Event will take place under a tent on church lawn. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 420 Stewart Ave., Garden City. Advance tickets: $30/$15 for age 12 and under (children 3 and under free), maximum per family: $100. Tickets purchased at door: $35/$15 age 12 and under, maximum per family: $110. For more information, contact the church office at 516-746-4426.


Friday, December 7

Life’s WORC 41st Annual Holiday Gala

Reception, dinner, dancing, silent auction, 50/50 raffle drawing, etc. Reception is at 6:30 p.m. and dinner and dancing is at 7:30 p.m. The Garden City Hotel, 45 Seventh St., Garden City. One seat is $275 or a table of 10 is $2,650. For more information, contact Matthew Zebatto at 516-741-9000 ext. 241 or by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Doo-Wop Fundraiser

An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.


Upcoming Events

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 in Garden City. Volunteers can help by doing fundraising and publicity, as well as by answering hotline calls. Hotline volunteers provide emotional support, information and referral services to callers with breast health concerns. Although the program is housed on Long Island, hotline services and telephone counseling are available to callers throughout New York State. The next five-session training cycle will be starting at the end of September 2012 at the Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. For more information call Caroline Mulcahy at 516- 877-4315. To reach the Hotline from anywhere in New York State, call 1-800-877-8077.

Defensive Driving Courses

Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 7th 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:

•Oct. 11: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•Oct. 14: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
•Oct. 17: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
•Oct. 20: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
•Oct. 23, 24: from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
•Oct. 27: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
•Nov. 3: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
•Nov. 5, 7: from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
•Nov. 11: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
•Nov. 15: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
•Nov. 19: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
•Nov. 25: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
•Nov. 28: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    

Fall Events At The Garden City Bird Sanctuary and Tanners Pond Environmental Center

Community members are invited to join and volunteer at The Garden City Bird Sanctuary and Tanners Pond Environmental Center (TPEC). If you would like to volunteer or need more information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Garden City Bird Sanctuary and Tanners Pond Environmental Center (TPEC) is located opposite 181 Tanners Pond Rd., in Garden City. Upcoming events:

•Oct. 13: Members and Friends Appreciation Event: Wine and cheese reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at 44 Fenimore Ave., Garden City. Event is free. RSVP required to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Oct. 5.

•Oct. 20: GCHS Homecoming and Street Fair. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. Buy a T-shirt, coffee mug, and tickets to Halloween Fest. Renew your membership.

•Oct. 21: Setup for Annual Halloween Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Get those spider webs out of the attic and help get the trails ready for Haunted Hikes.

•Oct. 26, 27, 28: Annual Halloween Festival Evenings: Escorted haunted hikes, scary and not so scary. From 7 to 9 p.m. Admission: $10/advance purchase $8.

•Oct. 27: Annual Halloween Festival from 3 to 5 p.m. Games, crafts, races and prizes. Halloween costume parade. Admission: $10/advance purchase $8.

Creative Cups

The popular, life-affirming event of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, is returning and people are invited to participate by creating an “art bra” or becoming a sponsor. Submitted creations must be received by Oct. 15 to be included in the auction/gala (to be held on March 14, 2013 at Adelphi University in Garden City). Those wishing to create a bra are encouraged to sign up early, as entrants will be limited to 200. Creative Cups celebrates the lives of those living with breast cancer and those lost to this terrible disease. For more information, guidelines and to register, visit www.adelphi.edu/creative-cups or call 800-877-8077.


Ongoing Events

Free Breast Cancer Support Groups

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program is offering new support groups. There is no cost for any group; however pre-registration is required. Additional groups are formed upon request, including groups for men with breast cancer and family members. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. For more information call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, at 516-877-4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800-877-8077.

•Support group for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for women post treatment will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for young women with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for women with metastatic breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

•A telephone support group for women with breast cancer will be held weekly for eight weeks from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Dance Classes

Learn the art of social and ballroom dancing with professional dance instructors. Singles and couples welcome. Beginners and advanced. At Kismet, 18 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. Fridays from noon to 3:30 p.m. Lesson is $10. Social dancing takes place at 12:30 p.m. Chicken, salads, bagels, cream cheese, and pastries. DJ, singles and couples areas, singles introduced, dance hosts, large dance floor. A donation of $14 includes group lesson. Dates: Oct. 12, 19 and 26. For more information call 718-332-7825 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

School board shows off improvements at Stratford

This month’s Garden City Board of Education meeting saw a boost in attendance, and not just from district residents. This was the first board meeting to be held at Stratford School, so teachers and students there stopped by to show off the best it has to offer.

Leading the pack was school principal Eileen Vota, who gave the board a tour of the school before the meeting got underway. Along the way, highlights of the capital improvement project were pointed out, all a result of the 2009 School Investment Bond and Energy Performance Contract.

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.


Sports

Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.

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.


Calendar

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



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