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 Blood Drive

Thursday, January 30

House Of Games Screening

Monday, February 3

Stories From The Emerald Isle

Wednesday, February 12


Thursday, January 30

Blood Drive

Long Island Blood Services will hold a blood drive at the Garden City Public Library from 1:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the large meeting room on the lower level of the library. Area hospitals are in need of local residents’ help. Each donation can help to save up to three lives. Eligible donors must be between 16 and 75 years of age, with a minimum weight of 110 lbs., and no tattoos within the past 12 months. Sixteen-year-olds must have parental permission and donors age 76 and over must present a doctor’s note. All donors must have valid ID with signature or photo. Donors are encouraged to eat well (low fat) and drink fluids. For medical questions concerning blood donations, call 1-800-688-0900. Call the Library at 742-8405 x210 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.


Friday, January 31

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Vs. Westbury High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball At Westbury High School

4:30 p.m. Westbury High School, 1 Post Ave., Old Westbury, 516-876-5047

Boys Varsity Wrestling At W Tresper Clarke High School

Finals. 4:30 p.m. W Tresper Clarke High School, 740 Edgewood Drive, Westbury, 516-876-7451


Saturday, February 1

Boys Varsity Wrestling At W Tresper Clarke High School

Preliminaries and quarter finals. Time TBA. W Tresper Clarke High School, 740 Edgewood Drive, Westbury, 516-876-7451

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball At Wantagh High School

9 a.m. Wantagh High School, 330 Beltagh Ave., 516-679-6401


Monday, February 3

House Of Games Screening

1:30-3:30 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., 516-742-8405

Girls Varsity Gymnastics At Hicksville High School

State quals. 5 p.m. Hicksville High School, 180 Division Ave., 516-733-2215


Tuesday, February 4

Boys Varsity Basketball At H. Frank Carey High School

4:30 p.m. H. Frank Carey High School, 230 Poppy Ave., Franklin Square, 516-539-9400

Coed Varsity Rifle Team At Valley Stream District

4:30 p.m. Nassau County Rifle Range, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, 516-572-0420

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball At H. Frank Carey High School

6:30 p.m. H. Frank Carey High School, 230 Poppy Ave., Franklin Square, 516-539-9400    

Girls Varsity Basketball Vs. H. Frank Carey High School

6:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070


Thursday, February 6

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball At H. Frank Carey High School

4:30 p.m. H. Frank Carey High School, 230 Poppy Ave., Franklin Square, 516-539-9400

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

The next board of trustees meeting will be taking place in the boardroom at village hall. Start time is 8 p.m.


Friday, February 7

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. South Side High School, 140 Shepherd St., Rockville Centre, 516-255-8947

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Vs. South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Varsity Basketball At South Side High School

6:30 p.m. South Side High School, 140 Shepherd St., Rockville Centre, 516-255-8947


Saturday, February 8

Village Budget Meeting

8:30 a.m. (Budget Overview/Tour Of Facilities) These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at village hall, 351 Stewart Ave. in Garden City.

Garden City Association Of Girl Scouts

10 a.m.-noon. Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., 516-742-8405

Boys Varsity Fencing At Great Neck North High School

10 a.m. John L. Miller Great Neck North High School, 35 Polo Rd., Great Neck, 516-441-4700

Girls Varsity Fencing At Great Neck North High School

10 a.m. John L. Miller Great Neck North High School, 35 Polo Rd., Great Neck, 516-441-4700


Monday, February 10

School Budget Meeting

Budget Work Session #1—Overview of superintendent’s budget and revenues. The meeting will be held at Garden City High and begins at 8:15 p.m.

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Vs. John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore)

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball At John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore)

4:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy High School, 3000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore 516-992-1400

Boys Varsity Basketball Vs. John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore)

6:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Basketball At John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore)

6:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy High School, 3000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore 516-992-1400


Wednesday, February 12

Garden City Bird Sanctuary Meeting

7:30-9:30 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., 516-742-8405

Stories From The Emerald Isle

This first meeting of the new year for the Irish Cultural Society will feature dramatist/actress Eileen Cronin performing her one-woman show at the Garden City Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Cronin’s narrative will center on her grandmother Kate Adams Nyhan who was born in Ireland in the 1880s and lived through her home country’s independence movement into its emergence into an independent nation. A Cork-born mother of eight, farmer and a powerful woman, Grandma Nyhan was an entrepreneur who was one of the rocks upon with the nation of Ireland was to be built. Cronin will be using props and costumes to better establish the setting.

Eileen Cronin has performed at the Garden City Library stage as an actor with the Cill Cais Players and staged her one-woman show at other libraries and venues. She is the hostess of The Long Ireland Show on Hofstra University’s WRHU (88.7FM) on Saturdays from 2-5 p.m. and just recently celebrated her twentieth year at the station.

Recognized for her contributions to Irish Culture, Cronin has received awards from the Queens Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Irish-American Center and in 2011, she was honored by the Cork Association as the Cork Woman of the Year.

The Irish Cultural Society meeting is free and open to the public. The Garden City Public Library is located at 60 Seventh Street across from the Garden City Hotel. For more information, please call 516-742-8405.

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Thursday, February 13

Village Budget Meeting

7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 1) These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at village hall, 351 Stewart Ave. in Garden City.

Coed Varsity Rifle Team At Glen Cove High School

3:15 p.m. Glen Cove High School, 150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove 516-759-7261


Tuesday, February 18

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

The next board of trustees meeting will be taking place in the boardroom at village hall. Start time is 8 p.m.


Wednesday, February 19

Your Widowed Social Group

This is a non-sectarian, no-profit organization of widows and widowers 50 plus years of age. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month and are held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church located on Franklin Avenue and Fifth Street in Garden City. There is a nominal fee for members and non-members. For more information, please call Diana at 516-481-9280.


Ongoing

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:

Jan. 30 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 2 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 5 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 8 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 11 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 16 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 24 & 25 -  6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.  

Feb. 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 1 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 9 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 13 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    

March 15 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 18 & 19 - 6:15 to 9:15 pm

March 23 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 30 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Ongoing Events

Furniture Needed

The A.T.Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop at 109 Eleventh St. in 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 Maryann Caterino at the shop (516-746-8900). Consignees are paid 50 percent of the selling price. There is ample parking and the shop is conveniently located on the lower level of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. All proceeds from the A.T.Stewart Consignment Shop go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum, an original 1872 A.T.Stewart era Apostle Victorian structure.


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.

Monthly Cancer Support Group

Franklin Hospital’s cancer support group meets in the former coffee shop at North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. 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.

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.

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. For more information call the Hotline at 1-800-877-8077.To reach the Hotline from anywhere in New York State, call 1-800-877-8077.

Stroke Support Groups

Stroke Life Society is a grassroots community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All are welcome. RSVP is requested. For information and other locations and times, please call Ben at 516-398-4994. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”

-Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. - St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh (Room 12)

-Every 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. - The Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave, Wantagh

-Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. - St. Gregory the Great, 242-20 88th Ave, Bellerose

-Every 3rd Friday of the Month at 2 p.m. - St Bernard Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown

-Every 4th Monday of the Month at 6 p.m. - St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd, Seaford (Room 104)

-Every 4th Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. (with guest speaker) - William Bennett Community Center, 28 W. Carl St., Hicksville

-Every 4th Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. - Plainview Hospital, 888 Old Country Rd., Plainview Waldorf Choral Society’s 40th Anniversary Concert featuring Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra with George V. Rose’s  conducting his  final performance before his retirement

News

Longtime village administrator to

receive President’s Award

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the presentation of its President’s Award to Robert (Bob) L. Schoelle, Jr., a Garden City resident for 43 years, at the 2014 Pineapple Ball at the Garden City Hotel on Friday evening, May 9. Initiated in 2011, the Chamber of Commerce’s “President’s Award” recognizes above and beyond volunteer spirit and contributions within the Garden City community and beyond. Not an annual award, it is only presented occasionally, which makes this recognition for Schoelle all the more special.

Bob Schoelle has served as chief administrative officer of the Incorporated Village of Garden City for the past 34 years, working with 18 mayors and many boards of trustees. He has served as a member of both the Village Planning Commission and Board of Police Commissioners. His contributions to numerous village projects have contributed remarkably to the quality of life in the village.

Garvies Point hosts Waldorf parent-child program

Garvies Point Musuem and Preserve, a place known for its Native American history and artifacts, is now home to the Garden City Waldorf School’s Parent-Child Program. The location is an ideal match since the Waldorf educational philosophy enjoys many parallels with the Native American culture exhibited at the museum. The classes are held in the museum’s interactive exhibit room for children, which features a dugout canoe, a wooden wigwam, woven baskets and a model of a native garden. Since the exhibit encourages creative play with natural materials, it is a perfect fit for the Waldorf program which promotes the same.

One of the interesting features of the program is that it is in truth a parent-child class; parents are learning right alongside the children. Children are encouraged to play cooperatively with their peers, while adults learn to knit nearby. Throughout the program, parents are given advice and tips on how to slow the pace of parenting, how to deal with tantrums and manage technology in our lives. “It’s really nice to get good advice on finding a natural rhythm to our lives,” said Laura Franco of Sea Cliff. “I would say the program is very unique in that way.”


Sports

Lady Panthers

start season 7-0

The number two ranked Adelphi Panthers Women’s Lacrosse team has gotten off to a fast start to their 2014 season and show no signs of slowing down. Head Coach Rob Grella, entering his third season at the helm, has led his team to an impressive 7-0 record to kick off their campaign. Six of the Panther’s first seven games have been won in commanding fashion in which they have outscored the opposition by a staggering margin of 122-14.

Last season, the Panthers continued their tradition of playing hard and fighting off tough challenges. They would finish the 2013 season with an impressive 11-1 record within the Northeast Ten Conference and overall at 18-3, making it to their fourth consecutive trip to the NE-10 Conference Championship where they eventually lost to Le Moyne.

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 hunts 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.


Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: An Inconvenient Truth

Thursday, April 10

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 12

'Needleworks' Exhibit Opens

Through April 30



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