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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

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Back to school means back to the Garden City Public Library. September is not only back to school month, it is also Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card is the most important school supply of all for both students and their parents. This September be sure your library card is in your wallet. If you don’t have one, sign up for a new one for you and for your children.

The Garden City Public Library offers programs for adults and for children of all ages. In addition, the library provides access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDS. The library also provides online access through its website www.gardencitypl.org to authoritative electronic databases as well as to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music. With a valid library card, you can register for programs, borrow materials and museum passes, and access electronic resources.

The Garden City Historical Society is gearing up for a really big celebration. In 2015, the Society will mark the 40th anniversary of its founding, and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Garden City Historical Society Museum.

To observe these two significant milestones and to further the Society’s capital campaign to restore the exterior of the museum building, the Society is planning a special event on May 14, 2015 at the Garden City Hotel. Early next year, an invitation to attend will be extended to residents and businesses in the village. The gala will include an open bar and full buffet, with music, mystery guests, a live auction and raffles.


Sports

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League

2014-15 Garden City Recreation Department Dance Conservatory

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted):

Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class.


Calendar

Junior Varsity Football At Westbury High School

Saturday, September 27

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, September 29

Not The Law Of The Sea

Wednesday, October 1



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