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GardenCity-Life.com Calendar

Blood Drive

Sunday, January 6

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Free Mini-Med School

Wednesday, January 16

Handel’s Israel In Egypt

Sunday, February 10


Sunday, January 6

Blood Drive Sponsored By Sisterhood

A mobile unit from New York Blood Center will collect all donations at Temple Tikva on 3315 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants must be between 17 and 75. For more information, please call 516-746-1120 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Tuesday, January 8

Bariatric Seminar

The New York metro area’s top bariatric surgery program at Syosset Hospital, designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, has joined with Franklin Hospital in providing free informational seminars of life-saving weight-loss surgery. North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream will host a bariatric seminar at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s surgical waiting room. If you suffer from obesity-related disease, learn about your weight-loss options at one of the hospital’s seminars, led by board-certified surgeon, Heather McMullen, MD, FACS. The program’s multi-disciplinary team offers you compassionate personalized care in a supportive atmosphere. For more information, call 1-888-944-THIN (8446) or visit northshorelij.com/syossetbariatric to register for this free informational seminar.


Wednesday, January 16

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Free Mini-Med School

Attention adults: do you have an affinity for science and learning? Not doing much this winter? If so, then come hear from experts from Winthrop-University Hospital as you learn how the body functions.
 Winthrop’s free Mini-Med School Adult Education program begins on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and will be offered for a total of five weekly sessions through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Topics and sessions include:

· Jan. 16 – The Cardiovascular and Endocrine Systems

· Jan. 23 – The Nervous and Musculoskeletal Systems

· Jan. 30 – The Reproductive And Gastrointestinal Systems

· Feb. 6 – Dermatology and Ophthalmology

· Feb. 13 – The Respiratory System and Preventative Medicine

Classes will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center, located in the lower level of the main Hospital at 259 First St. in Mineola. Admission is free but space is limited and registration is required. To register for one or more of the sessions, please call 516-663-2234.


Sunday, February 10

Handel’s Israel In Egypt

The Waldorf Choral Society presents Handel’s Israel in Egypt with chorus, soloists and full orchestra at 3 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Garden City, 91 Chester Ave., Garden City. Adults $20/seniors and students $18. For more information, call 516-747-4457.


Upcoming Events

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 becoming a sponsor. Submitted creations will be included in the auction/gala (to be held on March 14, 2013 at Adelphi University in Garden City). Creative Cups celebrates the lives of those living with breast cancer and those lost to this terrible disease. For more information, visit www.adelphi.edu/creative-cups or call 800-877-8077.


Ongoing Events

Monthly Cancer Support Group

Franklin Hospital’s cancer support group will meet on Monday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. in the former coffee shop at North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. (Please note the new location for 2013.) The group regularly meets the first Monday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. It is open to all cancer survivors, including family members and is ideal for people who need someone to talk to about the illness. Discussions include new medicines and treatments, advice on how to cope and also provides emotional support. Additional information about the monthly meetings, or those seeking assistance and information concerning cancer are urged to contact group advisors Anna Rossetti at 516-256-6025 or Meg Wehrum, RN at 516-256-6478.

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 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

• Dec. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Dec. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan.6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan.14 & 15 from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

• Jan. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

South Nassau Hospital Offers Parent-Child Education
Classes And Support Groups

The following classes will be held in January 2013: Wednesday, Jan. 2, Prepared Childbirth Class, 7-9 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 7, Mommy & Baby Yoga, 12:30 -1:45 p.m.; Preparation for Breastfeeding, 7-9 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 8, Breastfeeding Support Group, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Prenatal Yoga Class, 6:30-8 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 9, Prepared Childbirth Class, 7-9 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 10, Maternity Orientation, 7:30-8:30 p.m., South Nassau’s Conf. Room A; Sunday, Jan. 13, Prepared Childbirth Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 14, Mommy & Baby Yoga, 12:30-1:45 p.m.; Sibling Class, 4:30-5:45 p.m., South Nassau’s Albert Conf. Room ; Tuesday, Jan. 15, Prenatal Yoga Class, 6:30-8 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 16, Prepared Childbirth Class, 7-9 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 21, Baby Care Class, 7-9 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 22, Breastfeeding Support Group, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Prenatal Yoga Class, 6:30-8 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 23, Prepared Childbirth Class, 7-9 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 24, Maternity Orientation, 7:30-8:30 p.m., South Nassau’s Conf. Room A; Monday, Jan. 28, Mommy & Baby Yoga, 12:30-1:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 29, Prenatal Yoga Class, 6:30-8 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 31. Maternity Orientation, 7:30-8:30 p.m., South Nassau’s Conf. Room A. All classes unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Parent/Child Education classroom located at 2277 Grand Ave., 2nd Floor in Baldwin.  For more information, or to register for classes please call 516-377-5310.

Safe Boating Courses

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

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.


Ongoing Programs

Clutterers Anonymous

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., in Westbury. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

News

April 19 fundraiser to be

held for baby with rare disease

Tom Onorato, the nephew and office manager of Dr. Joseph Onorato Garden City practice All Island Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, recently celebrated the birth of a baby boy with his wife Melissa. Both were thrilled when Thomas Kevin Onorato came into the world on September 10, 2013. Despite being born five weeks early, baby Thomas managed to surprise his parents with his indomitable spirit and was sent home with a clean bill of health. A mere four days later began the fight for Thomas’ life.

Stewart Manor budget, mayor’s salary increase

At a time when municipalities are grappling with keeping expenditures down, the Village of Stewart Manor saw not only its 2014-15 operating budget increase, but its mayor’s salary. At a meeting of the board of trustees held on Monday, April, 8, Stewart Manor adopted a budget of $2,418,548.03, a 1.4 percent increase over the previous year. In addition, the board approved a raise of $1,000 for Mayor Gerard Tangredi, bringing his salary to $3,000. The salaries for trustees John Egan, M. Carole Schafenberg, and William Grogan are set at $2,000 each. Deputy Mayor Michael Onorato has declined his stipend.

Salaries and benefits make up 42 percent of the total budget. According to the state comptroller, it’s acceptable for that number to be as high as 65 percent. The total costs of salaries and benefits have actually decreased by around 5 percent from the previous year’s adopted budget.  


Sports

Easter Egg Hunt For Pre-K To Grade 5

The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Community Park’s fields. This Year Three hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades 1 and 2; and grades 3 to 5.

Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “#1 Lucky Egg.” For further information about the hunt, please call the recreation department at 516-465-4075.

Commitment at Kellenberg

Garden City residents continue to excel while participating in the athletic program over at Uniondale’s Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, coaches of Kellenberg sports pick one player from their squad who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the team through their hard work at practice and in competition.

The Village of Garden City has a long history of residents who've excelled both on the academic and athletic side of the ledger at Kellenberg. This time around, seniors Kelly O’Donnell (varsity cheerleading), Stacy Madelmayer (varsity girls basketball) and Bryan Salecker (swimming and diving team) have all been awarded the Commitment Award for their outstanding efforts, devotion, hard work and commitment to their respective teams.


Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com