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Dinner & A Movie: I AM

Thursday, April 3

You Wrote a Book, Now What?

Saturday, April 5

God Loves Uganda Screening

Saturday, April 5


Thursday, April 3

Dinner & A Movie: I AM

I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, and Bruce Almighty. Discussion led by Arthur Dobrin, Leader Emeritus, Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island and Hofstra professor. 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 Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. Wantagh High School

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

Boys Varsity Baseball At Wantagh High School  

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

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Wantagh High School

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

Girls Varsity Lacrosse At Wantagh High School  

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


Friday, April 4

Boys Varsity Tennis At Wantagh High School  

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

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs.East Meadow HS

4:45 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070


Saturday, April 5

You Wrote a Book, Now What?

Gain an insider’s view of book publishing with Jan Kardys, president of Black Hawk Literary Agency, who will be appearing at the Garden City Public Library at 1 p.m. Understand how to find and lure the right literary agent. Master book proposal and query letter writing skills. Understand subsidiary right sales as well as special and premium right sales. Explore effective Internet marketing and promotion. There will be handouts and of course, a question and answer period. This is for all those writers who are secretly or not-so-secretly working on a manuscript. And remember­—don’t forget to bring your books, books in progress and/or your book ideas. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., 516-742-8405 www.gardencitypl.org

God Loves Uganda Screening

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau (UUCCN) will host a screening of the Sundance-selected film God Loves Uganda—a powerful exploration of the fundamentalist evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right. God Loves Uganda will screen on Saturday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m., at 223 Stewart Ave. (corner of Nassau Boulevard) in Garden City. The American Evangelical exportation of intolerance, particularly against the LGBT community, has reached a new dangerous level. Most recently, the Ugandan ‘Jail the Gays’ bill has been making international headlines, especially since it was signed into law last month. This notorious bill, which is largely American-influenced, seeks to harshen the punishment and criminalization of homosexuality.
This screening is open to the public, and a $10 suggested donation will be collected for the UU LGBT Uganda Fund, which helps human rights activists—including members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Uganda—protect people whose safety is threatened and fight for social justice and LGBT rights. After the film, a discussion will be led by John Wambere aka “Long Jones” whose activism is documented in the film. Wambere is operations coordinator for Spectrum Uganda Initiatives, a non-governmental organization that focuses on the gay and transgender community in Uganda. 

Boys Varsity Lacrosse At Wantagh High School  

10 a.m. Wantagh High School, 3297 Beltagh Ave., 516-679-6402

Girls Varsity Softball Vs. Mineola High School

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

Girls Varsity Lacrosse At Suffern High School

10 a.m. Suffern High School, 49 Viola Rd., Suffern 845-357-3800

Girls Junior Varsity Softball At Mineola High School

10 a.m. Mineola High School, 10 Armstrong Rd., Garden City Park 516-237-2605


Monday, April 7

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Farmingdale HS

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

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. John F. Kennedy HS (Bellmore)

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

Boys Varsity Baseball At John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore)

4:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy High School, 3000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore 516-992-1400

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse At Farmingdale High School

4:30 p.m. Farmingdale High School, 150 Lincoln St., 516-752-6600


Tuesday, April 8

Girls Varsity Track Vs. Herricks High School Conference Meet

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

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore)

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

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At John F. Kennedy HS (Bellmore)

4:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy High School, 3000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore 516-992-1400


Wednesday, April 9

School Budget Meeting

Budget Work Session #5——Additional budget review. The meeting will be held at Garden City High School and begins at 8:15 p.m.

Boys Varsity Tennis At Massapequa High School

4:30 p.m. Massapequa High School, 4925 Merrick Rd., 516-308-5900

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis Vs. George W. Hewlett HS

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

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Plainedge High School

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


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 members 60 and older; $55 nonmembers. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

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.

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.

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.

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

• Every 4th Monday 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

Resurrection Church raises money

with Xmas-themed event

On Saturday, July 26, all roads lead to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and the magical merry world of trains at the 4th Annual Christmas In July Fundraiser. Festooned with glittering lights, the gym will be transformed into a winter wonderland of delight as you enter a snow-flurry world of inflatable Santas, reindeer, snowmen and mysterious nutcrackers—replete with holiday songs and music.

Rediscover the joy of childhood with a dazzling display of classic model trains from Resurrection’s own collectors and hobbyists: Jay Campson, Doug Hoffmann, Doug Kurz, Joe Mecchella, John and Jim Mesloh, Ken Meyn, and Gerhardt Muller.

Mineola-Garden City Rotary

honors Suzie and Rob Alvey

The ballroom of the Garden City Country Club was packed with Rotarians, family, friends and associates of Suzie and Robert (Rob) Alvey as they were recently honored with the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club’s 24th annual “Community Service Award.” Both residents who were raised in Garden City, the Alveys have been recognized many times over as integral members of the community. Suzie Alvey is a professional artist, writer, award-winning photographer, and board member of the Garden City Historical Society. She was appointed village historian by Mayor John Watras in 2013. Alvey’s paintings and drawings are in private collections throughout the United States and internationally and can be locally viewed at village hall and at the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Toll Lodge.


Sports

The Best Secret In Town!

Did you know that each of our neighbor hood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering 1st through 8th grades who are residents of the Village are invited to come to the park during the summer to find out what activities are taking place.

Each park has its own “flavor” and “favorite” activities. The park directors and their staff run games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.  

Thousands throng Garden City for

Annual Jay Gallagher Tournament

The Seventeenth Annual Jay Gallagher Memorial Lacrosse Tournament recently took place on Garden City’s lacrosse fields. The ‘Gallagher’ has been a key fundraiser, with well over $750,000 collected throughout the years for the Andy Foundation, the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, the Miracle Foundation and the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital.

With more than 120 teams and 5,000 players, coaches and fans from the tri-state area, the annual tournament provided high level competition in both the boys and girls groups from the third grade up to and including the eighth grade.


Calendar

Summer Concert: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28



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

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com