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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

School Budget Meeting

Tuesday, February 25

Village Budget Meeting

Thursday, February 27

Garden City High School Presents Legally Blonde

Friday, February 28


Thursday, February 20

Hofstra University Women’s Basketball Versus Northeastern University

7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead 516-463-6670

Nassau Community College Women’s Basketball Versus Westchester Community College

6 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501


Saturday, February 22

Hofstra University Men’s Basketball Versus Towson University

4 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead 516-463-6670

Lady Panthers Versus Pace University

1:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

Nassau Community College Women’s Basketball Versus Orange Community College

1 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501

Nassau Community College Men’s Basketball Versus Orange Community College

3 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501

Panthers Versus Pace University

3:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)


Tuesday, February 25

Lady Panthers Versus University Of New Haven

5:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

Panthers Versus University Of New Haven

7:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

School Budget Meeting

Budget Work Session #2——All non-instructional areas/administrative and capital components. The meeting will be held at Garden City High and begins at 8:15 p.m.


Thursday, February 27

Village Budget Meeting

7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 2) These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at village hall, 351 Stewart Ave. in Garden City.

Hofstra University Women’s Basketball Versus Drexel University

2 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, 516-463-6670


Friday, February 28

Garden City High School Presents Legally Blonde

Garden City High School is pleased to present Legally Blonde, the musical, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, in the Inez Spiers Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for general admissions; $10 for students and senior citizens, and are available by calling 516-478-2531. A ticket request form is also posted on the district website: www.gardencity.k12.ny.us Attention Garden City Senior Citizens—Just for you: A special FREE dinner, courtesy of the Garden City Teachers’ Association, and preview performance of Legally Blonde is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27. Please come down to the high school cafeteria at 3:15 p.m. for a delicious meal followed by a preview of the show. Please call Patty Mannion at 516-478-2445 to reserve your place at this special dinner and performance.

- Submitted by Garden City Public Schools


Saturday, March 1

Christ Episcopal Church Clergy Cabaret

At 6:30 p.m., The Mercer School of  Theology at Garden City’s Christ Episcopal Church and the Christ Church Women present A Clergy Cabaret, featuring Reverend Matt Oprendek, Reverend Canon John Betit and Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers with local artist Dianna Betit, and Reveremd Canon John McGinty as master of ceremonies. The pre-Lenten gala will include a champagne reception where attendees will be given the chance to meet and greet the musicians. Autograph hunters are welcome. The Mercer School of Theology is at 65 Fourth St. in Garden City. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, please call the Christ Church office at 516-775-2626.

Hofstra University Men’s Basketball Versus James Madison University

7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, 516-463-6670


Sunday, March 2

Hofstra University Women’s Basketball Versus New Jersey Institute Of Technology

7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, 516-463-6670


Tuesday, March 4

School Budget Meeting

Budget Work Session #3——Instructional Components I. The meeting will be held at Garden City High and begins at 8:15 p.m.

Talking Terrific Tomes

Whether you are looking to discover a new author to read or to find your next book club pick, you are invited to the next meeting of the Garden City Public Library’s reader’s advisory series Title Swap with the Librarians on at 10 a,m. (Note the new time,) Title Swap is a series of programs that gives patrons and librarians the opportunity to share new book titles and briefly discuss them. This program is open to all adult Garden City Public Library cardholders. You may register in person beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the reference desk, by phone at 516-742-8405 x 2, or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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:

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.

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.

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.

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 11a.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 Fri. of the Month at 2 p.m.-St Bernard Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown

-Every 4th Mon. 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

Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14  at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.

Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:


Sports

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.

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


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



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

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com