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Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24


Thursday, April 17

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Viewers will hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places. Discussion led by Melissa Boo of Locally 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.


Friday, April 18

Adelphi University Baseball Vs. Le Moyne College

3:30 p.m. Adelphi University, 1 South Ave., Garden City 800-233-5744


Saturday, April 19

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. Plainedge High School Scrimmage

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

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. North Shore High School

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


Monday, April 21

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. South Side High School

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

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Covert Avenue Elementary School, 144 Covert Ave., Elmont 516-326-5560


Tuesday, April 22

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. South Side High School

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

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Barasch Field, S. Park Ave., Rockville Centre 516-326-5560

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. South Side High School

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

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. South Side High School

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


Wednesday, April 23

School Budget Meeting

Budget adoption. The meeting will be held at Garden City High School and begins at 8:15 p.m.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Dean Skelos Sports Complex, Peninsula Blvd., Rockville Centre 516-326-5560

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis At W. Tresper Clarke High School

4:30 p.m. W. Tresper Clarke High School, 740 Edgewood Drive, Westbury 516-876-7451

Boys Varsity Tennis Vs. South Side High School

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


Thursday, April 24

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Friends of the Library will be sponsoring a free one-woman show Dancing Through Life: Songs Made Famous by Dancers, with Judi Mark at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 the Garden City Public Library located at 60 Seventh St. The show is for adults only. Attendees will be able to waltz through history with this entertaining one-hour program featuring the music, visuals, and song & dance styles of female theater icons, including: Carmen Miranda, Ginger Rogers, Ann Miller, Eartha Kitt, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Donna McKechnie, and Shirley MacLaine. Judi Mark is a multi-talented professional educator, dancer, singer, and actress. A passionate woman of artistic breadth, Mark regularly produces shows and concerts at various venues throughout New York City and in Florida. With more than 20 years of experience in the New York City Department of Education, she has taught at institutions such as Hofstra University, Marymount Manhattan College, and numerous New York City public high schools. Mark has performed other excerpts of this program in New York City, where she sang at the Algonquin Hotel, The Gramercy Arts Club, The Friar’s Club, and many senior centers. Her dance and acting career highlights include performing with American Ballet Theatre at The Metropolitan Opera House, working off-Broadway alongside Danny DeVito in Three By Pirandello, and having a principal role in Mariah Carey’s feature film, Glitter. Seating and parking are limited and are on a first-come basis. No tickets are required. Please, no buses. For directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


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 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.

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.

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

Junior Varsity Football At Westbury High School

Saturday, September 27

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, September 29

Not The Law Of The Sea

Wednesday, October 1



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