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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

Blakeman and Rice to speak at Chamber Luncheon

On Sept. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Garden City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its season kick-off luncheon program at the Garden City Hotel, where the keynote speakers will be the Democratic and Republican nominees for the U.S. Congress in New York’s  Fourth Congressional District. Bruce A. Blakeman (R), Conservative and Independence nominee and Kathleen Rice (D), Nassau County District Attorney, will speak separately expressing their respective views on the future of the district and impact upon its business community. This is not to be a debate.

John F. Collins, president and CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital, recently announced Garden City resident Maureen E. Clancy and East Williston’s Dr. Kevin P. Marzo, will be the honorees for the Hospital’s 23rd Annual Gala, “An Evening in Tuscany,” taking place on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the RXR Plaza in Uniondale.

“As champions for Winthrop, Mrs. Clancy and Dr. Marzo have demonstrated unwavering commitment to the hospital and to the communities it serves and we are pleased to honor them at this year’s gala,” said Collins.  


Sports

Fall Children’s Tennis Classes

Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children has begun at the Community Park Tennis Center. Walkins and non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City." Please note—classes are not considered day care and can not be declared for tax exemption.

* Non resident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.

10 weeks of classes—classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 18

Locals run for themselves

and a cause in triathalon

At 6 a.m on a blustery Saturday morning, 1600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay Triathlon and Tri-Relay Race. The participants were drawn from a wide age range. They came from all over Long Island and upstate New York, a few were from out of state, and in some cases, had disabilities. But they all came with one goal in mind — to finish.

Jeffrey Hussey, a 28-year-old Garden City resident, has done this race three times and this was his fifth triathlon this summer.


Calendar

9/11 Memorial Program

Thursday, September 11

Zing Went The Strings

Friday, September 19

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, September 15



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