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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Village Budget Meeting

Thursday, March 13

Master Of The Manor

Thursday, March 13

Haute Couture Legal Eagles

Thursday, March 20


Thursday, March 13

Village Budget Meeting

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

Master Of The Manor

Actor David Houston will perform a free dramatic reading of The Manor at 2 p.m. 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. 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.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Oyster Bay High School Scrimmage

4:15 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Oyster Bay High School Scrimmage

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

Girls Junior Varsity Softball Vs. Division Avenue High School Scrimmage

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

Boys Varsity Lacrosse At West Islip High School Scrimmage

4:30 p.m. West Islip High School, 1 Lions Path, 631-893-3250


Friday, March 14

Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Lynbrook High School Scrimmage

4:15 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Varsity Baseball At Carey High School Scrimmage

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


Saturday, March 15

Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Delbarton School Scrimmage

10:30 a.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Delbarton School Scrimmage

11 a.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. Glen Cove High School­ Scrimmage

11 a.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At Glen Cove High School­ Scrimmage

11 a.m. Glen Cove High School, 150 Dosoris Lane, 516-759-7261


Monday, March 17

Family Craft Night

With March being National Craft Month, residents are invited down every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for different themed crafts. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so please call 734-793-1830 to register. Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., 516-742-8405.

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. Wellington C. Mepham High School­ Scrimmage

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

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At Wellington C. Mepham High School­ Scrimmage

4:30 p.m. Wellington C. Mepham High School, 2401 Camp Ave., N. Bellmore 516-992-1500

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse At Kellenberg Memorial High School­

4:30 p.m. Kellenberg Memorial High School, 1400 Glenn Curtiss Blvd., Uniondale 516-292-0200

Girls Junior Varsity Softball At Port Washington High School­ Scrimmage

4:30 p.m. Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School, 101 Campus Drive, Port Washington 516-767-5800


Tuesday, March 18

Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Syosset High School

4:15 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. Oceanside High School Scrimmage

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

Boys Varsity Baseball At Oceanside High School Scrimmage

4:30 p.m. Oceanside High School, 3160 Skillman Ave., 516-678-7526

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse At North Shore High School­

4:30 p.m. North Shore High School, 450 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head 516-292-0200


Wednesday, March 19

Association Of Piano Teachers Of Long Island

This meeting will run from 10 a.m. to noon and will feature guest speaker Eleanor Nelson. It will be held at the Garden City Community Church on the corner of Stewart Avenue and Whitehall Boulevard. For more information, please call Vern at 516-326-8122.

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.

Boys Varsity Baseball At Seaford High School Scrimmage

4:30 p.m. Seaford High School, 1575 Seamans Neck Rd., 516-592-4300

Girls Junior Varsity Softball Vs. Mineola High School

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

Girls Varsity Softball At Mineola High School

4:30 p.m. Mineola High School, 10 Armstrong Rd., Garden City Park 516-237-2605


Thursday, March 20

Haute Couture Legal Eagles

On Thursday, March 20, lawyers and court employees will be walking the runway presenting the highly anticipated first look of the 2014 spring fashions, provided by the Garden City Lord & Taylor to help raise funds for local charities. The “Dressed to a Tea” event runs from 5:30-8 p.m. and is the annual fashion show hosted by the Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA). It will be held at the NCBA headquarters, on the corner of 15th and West Streets in Mineola. This festive evening’s theme of a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party includes a light supper and fabulous raffle prizes.

Lord & Taylor personal stylist Dana Amoroso and the fashion team led by Lord & Taylor Director Joseph Ricaurte and Karen Loeffler, worked closely with each of the 12 “models” to create the looks showcased. Professional makeup and hair services for the models are provided by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Carolyn DelCielo for Salon Blue. Lord & Taylor discount coupons for its 2014 Charity Sale on April 2 will be provided to all attendees.

Reservations for “Dressed to a Tea” are $45 and can be made by contacting Elaine Leventhal at 516-747-4070, or by downloading a reservation form at www.nassaubar.org

Financial grants to local charities are made through the NCBA’s WE CARE Fund. Proceeds from ”Dressed to a Tea” will benefit the Interfaith Nutrition Network, Momma’s House, Education & Assistance Corporation, The Eastern Farm Workers, Bethany House and Long Island Volunteer Center Prom Boutique, a non-profit that also accepts donations of prom dresses, tuxedos and accessories.


Ongoing Programs

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; $55 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 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

News

Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.

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

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Thursday, October 30

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 3

Manhasset Comes To Garden City

Through November 25



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