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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

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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