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Dinner & A Movie: An Inconvenient Truth

Thursday, April 10

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 12

'Needleworks' Exhibit Opens

Through April 30


Thursday, April 10

Dinner & A Movie: An Inconvenient Truth

Since its release in 2005, this film has helped to galvanize governments, leaders, organizations and individuals worldwide to take action on global warming. More than a billion people are now aware of the issue and have been motivated to act. With an emphasis on hope, An Inconvenient Truth ultimately shows us that global warming is no longer a political issue but rather, the biggest moral challenge facing our civilization today. Discussion led by Jeanne Brunson of the Climate Reality Project. 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. John F. Kennedy High School (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 Varsity Lacrosse At Massapequa High School

4:30 p.m. Burns Park, 4990 Merrick Rd., Massapequa 516-308-5900

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Massapequa High School

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


Friday, April 11

Boys Varsity Tennis Vs. Oceanside High School

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

Boys 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

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis At Oceanside High School

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


Saturday, April 12

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny

Bring your children to a special event at Christ Episcopal Church in Garden City on Saturday, at 9 a.m. Join the Easter Bunny for good fun and enjoy a full breakfast. Adults: $14 each; Children: $7 each. Christ Church is located at 33 Jefferson Street at the corner of Chester Avenue, three blocks west of New Hyde Park Road. Please call 516-775.2626 for more information and to make reservations.


Tuesday, April 15

AARP Driver Safety Program

Registration began in person on Saturday, March 22 at the reference desk of the Garden City Public Library for the AARP 55 Alive Defensive Driving Course. The course will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is limited to Garden City library cardholders aged 50 and older and must be done in person with photo identification, proof of age (preferably a driver’s license), along with the AARP membership card. A check in payment of $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members for course materials must be made at the time of registration. Cash will not be accepted. You must pay by a check made payable to AARP.

Girls Junior Varsity Softball At Seaford High School Scrimmage

11 a.m. Seaford High School, 1575 Seamans Neck Rd., 516-592-4300


Wednesday, April 16

Piano Recital

The Association of Piano Teachers of Long Island will be sponsoring a recital by Jeffery Biegel where he will be playing selections by Chopin. The performance starts at 10:30 and admission is free. It will be taking place at the Garden City Community Church located on Stewart Avenue and Whitehall Boulevard. For more information, contact Vern at 516-326-8122.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Darien High School

Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., Noon, 516-478-2070


Through April 30

'Needleworks' Exhibit Opens

Come admire the fine workmanship of uniquely created “Needleworks” designed by fiber artist Michele Miroff showcased at the Garden City Public Library through April 30. Enjoy viewing exquisite hand-made quilted bookmarks and post cards, colorful woolies, artistic pin cushions, imaginative whimsies, penny rugs and quilts.
This free exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours at 60 Seventh St., in Garden City. For hours and directions please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org Exhibit funding is sponsored by Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Installation and removal dates are subject to change.


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 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.

News

North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) recently announced that Garden City resident Richard E. Temes, MD, MS, has been appointed director of the Center for Neurocritical Care at North Shore University Hospital and assistant professor of neurology, neurological surgery and internal medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

“Dr. Temes is a nationally recognized leader in neurocritical care and we are delighted to have him on board to spearhead our efforts in further expanding the neurocritical care services program,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and CNI’s director. For the past seven years, Dr. Temes served as director of the neurocritical care program he founded at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. He also served as the hospital’s medical director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and as director of the Therapeutic Hypothermia Service. Under Dr. Temes’ leadership, he established Rush’s neurological emergencies transfer center, which grew to transfer 1,200 patients annually from over 30 institutions throughout southern Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and western Michigan.

‘Landscape-altering’ bug creeping north

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of the Island designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

Garden City falls to Brentwood

after beating Farmingdale

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

One of the most exciting games was the evening 14U championship match-up between the Garden City Warriors and Brentwood Braves.

Fall Roller Hockey Programs Announced

The Garden City Recreation and Parks Department will once again offer various roller hockey programs this fall for both youth & adults who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park. Please note at this time, the recreation department is just announcing its programs. Fees and registration information will be announced at a later date.

This season, the roller hockey programs are broken down into grades. Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed:


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