Wednesday, 26 February 2014 00:00
Village Budget Meeting
Thursday, February 27
Friday, February 28
Master Of The Manor
Thursday, March 13
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.
2 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, 516-463-6670
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.
7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, 516-463-6670
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.
7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, 516-463-6670
Budget Work Session #3—Instructional Components I. The meeting will be held at Garden City High and begins at 8:15 p.m.
Elinor Lipman’s The Pursuit of Alice Thrift is the new selection for a book discussion, which will be moderated by Gloria Weinrich at 10 a.m. at the Garden City Public Library. Workaholic wallflower Alice Thrift is a socially inept surgical intern at a Boston hospital. Alice is being pursued romantically by shady social climber Ray Russo until her roommate and her neighbor decide to guide Alice through the social complexities of life. This book discussion will take place in the library’s small meeting room on the lower level. No registration is necessary. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk in the library. This event is sponsored by The Friends of The Garden City Public Library.
Budget Work Session #4——Instructional Components II. The meeting will be held at Garden City High and begins at 8:15 p.m.
Actor David Houston will perform a free dramatic reading of The Manor at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, at the Garden City Public Library located at 60 Seventh St. Enjoy a one-hour performance in the style of a radio drama featuring sound effects & backgrounds from 300 years of American music including Joplin, Foster, Copeland, and MacDowell. Hear scenes from Mac Griswold’s absorbing & startling new history of Long Island’s mysterious island.
Griswold’s The Manor is the biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister-and of the family that has lived at the manor since its founding as a Northern slave plantation three and a half centuries ago. The Manor was selected for Long Island Reads One Book 2014.
Houston has performed numerous roles: Major Bouvier in Grey Gardens, Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet, Mayor Shinn in The Music Man, Sir in The Dresser, Ben in Death of a Salesman, Herr Shultz in Cabaret, The Old Actor in The Fantasticks, Tony Windace in Dial M For Murder, and Horace Giddens in The Little Foxes.
This public program is funded by Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Seating and parking is limited and on a first-come basis. No tickets are required. Please, no buses. For directions, please call 516-742-8405.
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:
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.
April 5 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 7 & 8 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.
April 10 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 12 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 23 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 26 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 29 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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
Friday, 25 April 2014 00:00
Garden City’s Gregory Burke recently donated $25,000 to help fund Mercy Medical Center’s brand new pediatric Express Care Unit. A benefactor to numerous organizations, Burke was so impressed with the quality of care given by Mercy’s medical and nursing staff, he decided to assist the hospital in this initiative.
“A significant proportion of the patients seen in Express Care are children. Thanks to Mr. Burke’s generosity, families will get the immediate care they deserve,” said Mercy Vice President of Finance and Chief Operating Officer Ron Steimel. “This new unit is an expression of the hospital’s commitment to providing the highest quality services to our community.”
The expansion of the pediatric Express Care program is part of Mercy’s ongoing effort to address the needs of underserved communities, including individuals and families who may not have a personal physician.
Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00
Michael Stano of Garden City High School has been named a New York State Master Teacher by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“The Master Teacher Program creates a community of teacher experts dedicated to providing a first-rate learning experience for students across New York, and contributes to our efforts to attract and retain the best and the brightest in our STEM classrooms,” Cuomo said.
Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00
Registration For The Community Garden Begins
If you are interested in obtaining a plot in Garden City Recreation and Parks’ Community Garden, it is now time to register. Applications will be accepted until May 1. Plots will then be assigned for planting around May 10. If more applications are received than the number of plots available, all applications will be put in a lottery and winners will be notified.
Spring/Summer Adult Tennis Registration Forms Available
The Garden City Recreation Department will conduct evening tennis lessons for adults who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City at the Community Park tennis facility. The lessons will run for one hour each week in three sessions during the spring/summer months. The registrant has a choice of a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday class and a choice of time. There will be a maximum of four players per court. The dates and fees will be as follows:
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:33
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.