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Local Talent Plays Garden Stage

Friday, June 7

Luttinger To Perform At Concert

Friday, June 7

The Middle East Peace Process: Alive Or Dead?

Thursday, June 20

Friday, June 7

Luttinger To Perform At Concert

Jeanne Luttinger will be performing at the North Shore Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. at Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School located at 50 Kennedy Drive in Plainview. The show is entitled “Summer Celebrations.” Luttinger is a Garden City resident.

Local Talent Plays Garden Stage

On Friday, June 7, singer-songwriter/fingerstyle guitarist Robert Bruey and local favorites Miles to Dayton will perform at 8:30 p.m. (open mic at 7:30) at Garden City’s Garden Stage. Admission is $18 advance/$20 DOS. For tickets and Information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-248-8891. Garden Stage is an all-volunteer, non-profit, committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau.


Sunday, June 9

Floral Park Belmont Stakes Festival

The Annual Floral Park Belmont Stakes Festival will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. The festival takes place on Tulip Avenue from Plainfield Avenue to Verbena Avenue and Vernon Street Adding to all the festivities there will be live bands performing on two stages and performances by The Floral Park Memorial Florettes, Floral Park Memorial Long Island Sounds, Center Stage, and Danielle Seuling Zumba. There will also be a wide assortment of delicious foods and satisfying beverages from local Floral Park eateries. The festivities will also consist of face painters and street performers, provided by Event King; attendance by the Cradle of Aviation Museum from Garden City; numerous inflatable-bouncy rides, raffles, and much more. The Floral Park Art League will be hosting their annual art show and raffle in Memorial Park that will include original oil paintings, pen and ink sketches and watercolors.


Thursday, June 20

The Middle East Peace Process: Alive Or Dead?

The Garden City Clergy Fellowship, representing clergy from the various houses of worship in Garden City, will host an important conversation at the Garden City Jewish Center to which the entire community is invited. The guest speaker will be Daniel Ehrlich, educational director of Keshet, The Center for Educational Tourism in Israel. A group of the clergy just traveled on an interfaith study mission to Israel in April, visiting with Jews, Arabs, Israelis, Palestinians, Christians and Muslims. There will be a potluck dinner, (vegetarian only please), at 6:30 p.m., followed by the discussion at 7:30 p.m. The Garden City Jewish Center is located at 168 Nassau Blvd. (at Newmarket Avenue.) For further information, please call 516-248-5096 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Upcoming Events

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/Premier 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:

June 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 10, 11 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

June 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Ongoing Events

TOP Soccer Challenger Division

Spring 2013 runs through June 22. Games are held from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. Uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended. Players must wear shin guards. Age range is pre-k through 12th grade. Come whenever you can. Garden City residents and non-residents welcome. Volunteers that are middle school and high school age are needed. No soccer experience necessary. For more information, please contact Andy Garger at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-775-8058

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.

Library Hosts Charlene Schwartz Kalin Exhibit

Through June 28, the Garden City Public Library’s gallery will be exhibiting a solo watercolor show by Charlene Schwartz Kalin entitled “Life Around Us.” View colorful paintings of many topics created by this talented Long Island artist. Kalin’s professional art career began when she earned an associates degree in commercial art while studying at F.I.T. and NYC Community College. She received a scholarship to Brooklyn Museum School of Fine Arts. Her work for a New York City ad agency gave Kalin the experience she needed to open Sunflower Studios in Manhattan. The artist subsequently freelanced in graphic design for newspapers. Charlene is currently a member of the Art League of Nassau County and the National Art League. Her watercolor paintings have received many awards during juried shows. Exhibits are free, open to the public during regular library hours and are located at 60 Seventh St. For hours and directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org. Exhibit funding is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Installation and removal dates are subject to change.

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.


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

Lots to buy at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair

Holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair combines fine quality, handmade gift items at reasonable prices. Members of Resurrection Lutheran Church have worked all year to create Christmas decorations, ornaments, and gift items. Beautiful table runners, scarves, hats, baby quilts, doll clothes for 18-inch dolls, and hand-painted wooden items are affordably priced to suit any budget. Find unique gifts for that special someone. Other displays feature jewelry, toys, books, games, baked goods, and treasures at the White Elephant Sale.

Net proceeds go to support mission work at Resurrection and The Life. Additional funding is awarded through Care Abounds in Communities, of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



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