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GardenCity-Life.com Calendar

Harvest Fair and Antique Sale
Saturday, October 20

Oktoberfest 
Saturday, October 27

Free Breast Cancer Support Groups
Ongoing Events


Friday, October 19

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. 20, 21, 27 and 28.


Saturday, October 20

Fall Festival

The Washington Street School PTA is holding their annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 760 Washington St., Franklin Square. There will be games, prizes, fun activities, hair braiding, face painting, pumpkins and more. Food, drinks, and snacks will be available. There will also be a Spook Walk as well as merchandise and craft vendors. For more information, call 565-1470 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Rain or shine.

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.


Wednesday, October 24

Community Lecture

Impacted by stress? Improve your personal and business performance with Kabbalah-based techniques and exercises used by Israeli Defense Force Elite Units. Join for an interactive seminar entitled Mind In Control–Behind Enemy Lines, with Dr. Gill Heart, PhD, former IDF Special Forces Officer. Begins at 8 p.m. at Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights. Admission: $15. To RSVP call 516-484-3500. For more information, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit: www.ChabadRoslyn.com.


Saturday, October 27

Harvest Fair

The Garden City Historical Society along with the A.T. Stewart Exchange is holding a harvest fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Historical Society Museum, 109 Eleventh St., Garden City. Suggested parking is in the public lots near Lord & Taylor. Vendors will be selling farmers market items including baked goods, cider, wine, jams, jellies, plants and more. All proceeds benefit the Garden City Historical Society. Admission is free. For additional information, call 516-746-8900.

Craft Fair

Molloy College will host a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Public Square at Molloy College. The fair will showcase handmade items, jewelry, baked goods, raffles and more. Vendors wanted. For more information, call Janine McElroy, Student Affairs, at 516-678-5000 ext. 6216 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. 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. 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.


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.

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.

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. 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 .


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., Garden City. For audition information call 747-4457.

•LI Chess Nuts meets at 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City, Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for K to third 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.

•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, Garden City. 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., Garden City, 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., Garden City. 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., Garden City. 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.

News

Resurrection Church raises money

with Xmas-themed event

On Saturday, July 26, all roads lead to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and the magical merry world of trains at the 4th Annual Christmas In July Fundraiser. Festooned with glittering lights, the gym will be transformed into a winter wonderland of delight as you enter a snow-flurry world of inflatable Santas, reindeer, snowmen and mysterious nutcrackers—replete with holiday songs and music.

Rediscover the joy of childhood with a dazzling display of classic model trains from Resurrection’s own collectors and hobbyists: Jay Campson, Doug Hoffmann, Doug Kurz, Joe Mecchella, John and Jim Mesloh, Ken Meyn, and Gerhardt Muller.

Mineola-Garden City Rotary

honors Suzie and Rob Alvey

The ballroom of the Garden City Country Club was packed with Rotarians, family, friends and associates of Suzie and Robert (Rob) Alvey as they were recently honored with the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club’s 24th annual “Community Service Award.” Both residents who were raised in Garden City, the Alveys have been recognized many times over as integral members of the community. Suzie Alvey is a professional artist, writer, award-winning photographer, and board member of the Garden City Historical Society. She was appointed village historian by Mayor John Watras in 2013. Alvey’s paintings and drawings are in private collections throughout the United States and internationally and can be locally viewed at village hall and at the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Toll Lodge.


Sports

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.  

Thousands throng Garden City for

Annual Jay Gallagher Tournament

The Seventeenth Annual Jay Gallagher Memorial Lacrosse Tournament recently took place on Garden City’s lacrosse fields. The ‘Gallagher’ has been a key fundraiser, with well over $750,000 collected throughout the years for the Andy Foundation, the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, the Miracle Foundation and the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital.

With more than 120 teams and 5,000 players, coaches and fans from the tri-state area, the annual tournament provided high level competition in both the boys and girls groups from the third grade up to and including the eighth grade.


Calendar

Summer Concert: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28



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