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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: Save Our Land, Save Our Towns

Thursday, March 20

College Planning Workshop

Wednesday, March 26

Voices From Across The Pond

Sunday, March 30


Thursday, March 20

Dinner & A Movie: Save Our Land, Save Our Towns

Save Our Land, Save Our Towns illustrates the negative impacts of sprawling development and suggests better ways to grow in the future. The program follows the quest of small town newsman Tom Hylton to discover why America’s towns have declined and what we can do to revive them. Discussion led by Eric Alexander of Vision Long Island. Films on sustainable living are showing on Thursday evenings from through April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Garden City Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island on 38 Old Country Rd. Each film is followed by a discussion led by a local solutions expert. Tickets are $15 per night ($12 /ticket for ages 55+ and students with ID). This includes the movie, dinner and discussion. Sweet to Lick of Williston Park, a vegan bakery, is providing a soup dinner. For more information or to purchase tickets for the movie series, call 516-741-7304 Locally Long Island and the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island are sponsors of the series.

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. Chaminade High School Scrimmage

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

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At Plainedge Senior High School Scrimmage

4:30 p.m. Plainedge Senior High School, 241 Wingate Drive, North Massapequa 516-992-7450


Friday, March 21

Girls Junior Varsity Softball At Floral Park Memorial High School Scrimmage

4:30 p.m. Floral Park Memorial High School, 210 Locust St., 516-488-9300

Girls Varsity Softball Vs. Floral Park Memorial High School

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 22

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Long Beach High School

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

Girls Varsity Lacrosse At Long Beach High School

10 a.m. Long Beach High School, 322 Lagoon Drive West, Lido Beach 516-897-2012


Monday, March 24

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 Junior Varsity Baseball At New Hyde Park Memorial High School

4:30 p.m. New Hyde Park Memorial High School, 500 Leonard Blvd., 516-488-9500

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. New Hyde Park Memorial High School

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

Boys Varsity Track At Wantagh High School Conference Meet

4:30 p.m. Wantagh High School, 3297 Beltagh Ave., 516-679-6402


Tuesday, March 25

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. New Hyde Park Memorial High School

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

Boys Varsity Baseball At New Hyde Park Memorial High School

4:30 p.m. New Hyde Park Memorial High School, 500 Leonard Blvd., 516-488-950

Boys Varsity Track At Wantagh High School Conference Meet

4:30 p.m. Wantagh High School, 3297 Beltagh Ave., 516-679-6402


Wednesday, March 26

College Planning Workshop

College Connection, Official Sponsor of College Admission Success, hosts a free college planning workshop that will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Garden City’s Ethical Humanist Society located on 38 Old Country Rd. Open to students and parents alike, this forum will explore such topics as choosing a college that’s “best” for you, the intricacies of the college application and admissions process, creating a winning college essay, and paying for that college degree. Seth Bykofsky of College Connection, also known as The College Whisperer, will present an engaging and informative program that is a must attend for anyone applying to college, planning for college, paying for college, or just thinking about college. Registration is requested. For more information, please call College Connection at 516-345-8766 or register online at www.CollegeConnect.info

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse At Cold Spring Harbor High School

4:30 p.m. Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School, 82 Turkey Lane, 631-692-8600

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Cold Spring Harbor High School

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


Sunday, March 30

Voices From Across The Pond

On Sunday, March 30 at 5 p.m., the UK’s Choir of Guildford Cathedral will be performing a recital at Garden City’s Cathedral of the Incarnation. The Guildford Cathedral Choir sang for the first time at the service of consecration of the new Cathedral in May 1961 and since that date has established an impressive international reputation. In 2002, the establishment of the Girl Choristers augmented the Cathedral’s music foundation. Between them the boy and girl choristers and the lay clerks provide music for seven fully choral services each week during term time. Katherine Dienes-Williams was appointed organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral in January 2008 following six years as director of music at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. On her appointment to Guildford, she became the first ever woman to hold such a post in the Church of England. The choir is joined by Paul Provost, sub organist for the Cathedral since 2009. Tickets for the concert will be available at the door, and are $20 general seating, $10 seniors and students, children under 13 admitted free.

The Cathedral of the Incarnation is located on 50 Cathedral Ave. in Garden City. For more information, please call 516-746-2955 or visit www.cathedralmusic.com


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 Seniors (60+); $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 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.

News

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Back to school means back to the Garden City Public Library. September is not only back to school month, it is also Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card is the most important school supply of all for both students and their parents. This September be sure your library card is in your wallet. If you don’t have one, sign up for a new one for you and for your children.

The Garden City Public Library offers programs for adults and for children of all ages. In addition, the library provides access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDS. The library also provides online access through its website www.gardencitypl.org to authoritative electronic databases as well as to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music. With a valid library card, you can register for programs, borrow materials and museum passes, and access electronic resources.

The Garden City Historical Society is gearing up for a really big celebration. In 2015, the Society will mark the 40th anniversary of its founding, and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Garden City Historical Society Museum.

To observe these two significant milestones and to further the Society’s capital campaign to restore the exterior of the museum building, the Society is planning a special event on May 14, 2015 at the Garden City Hotel. Early next year, an invitation to attend will be extended to residents and businesses in the village. The gala will include an open bar and full buffet, with music, mystery guests, a live auction and raffles.


Sports

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

2014-15 Garden City Recreation Department Dance Conservatory

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted):

Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class.


Calendar

Village Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, October 2

Benefit Yard Sale Goes To The Birds

Saturday, October 4

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 6



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