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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Going To The Birds (Sanctuary)

Saturday, April 26

Nassau Coaches Meet

Saturday, April 26

Making A Beautiful Noise

Friday, May 2


Thursday, April 24

Dinner & A Movie: No Impact Man

This seriously engaging film, No Impact Man, looks at one armchair liberal’s decision to put his money where his mouth is and go off the grid for one year—while still living in New York City—and see if it’s possible to make no net impact on the environment. In other words, no trash, no toxins in the water, no elevators, no subway, no products in packaging, no air-conditioning, no television . . . Discussion led by Amy Peters (Sea Cliff Co-op), Mary Callanan (Three Castle Gardens), and Annetta Vitale (Reed Channel Farm). Films on sustainable living are showing on Thursday evenings 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 Golf At Syosset High School

3:30 p.m. Bethpage State Park, Old Bethpage, 516-937-6371

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At South Side High School

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

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. South Side High School

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


Friday, April 25

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse At Kellenberg Memorial High School­

4:30 p.m. Kellenberg Memorial High School, 1400 Glenn Curtiss Blvd., Uniondale 516-292-0200

Girls Varsity Softball At Sewanhaka High School

4:30 p.m. Sewanhaka High School, 77 Landau Ave., Floral Park 516-488-9800

Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse At Long Beach High School

4:30 p.m. Long Beach Middle School, 239 Lido Blvd., Long Beach, 516-897-2166


Saturday, April 26

Going To The Birds (Sanctuary)

Keep Saturday, April 26 free on your calendar because that is when the Garden City Bird Sanctuary/Tanners Pond Environmental Center will be hosting its popular, annual benefit yard sale. All are invited to attend the free event to find that perfect item for their home or yard. Friends and neighbors will be selling antiques, collectibles, furniture, household goods, yard items, sports equipment and more. The yard sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come early for the best selection. Pretty plants and flowers will be peddled and refreshments will be available. For more information, please call Liz at 516-248-8447 or Annette at 516-414-8412. (The rain date is Saturday, May 3.) It is located opposite 181 Tanners Pond Rd. Please visit www.GCBirdSanctuary.org, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Rob Alvey at 516-326-1720 for all things Bird Sanctuary-related.

Nassau Coaches Meet

Garden City High School Boys Varsity Track At MacArthur High School 9 a.m. MacArthur High School, 3369 N. Jerusalem Ave., Levittown 516-520-8450

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At Bethpage High School Scrimmage

11 a.m. Bethpage High School, 10 Cherry Ave. 516-644-4100

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis At Herricks High School

10 a.m. Herricks High School, 100 Shelter Rock Rd., New Hyde Park 516-305-8700


Monday, April 28

Girls Varsity Golf At Cold Spring Harbor High School

3:30 p.m. Glen Oaks Country Club, 175 Post Rd. Old Westbury, 516-626-2900

Girls Varsity Golf At John F. Kennedy High School (Plainview)

3:30 p.m. Bethpage State Park, Old Bethpage, 516-937-6371


Tuesday, April 29

Girls Varsity Golf At Syosset High School

3:30 p.m. Bethpage State Park, Old Bethpage, 516-937-6371

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At Carey High School

4:30 p.m. H. Frank Carey High School, 230 Poppy Ave., Franklin Square 516-539-9400

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. Carey High School

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

Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse At Division Avenue High School

4:30 p.m. Division Avenue School, 120 Division Ave., Levittown 516-520-8350


Wednesday, April 30

Girls Varsity Golf At Hicksville High School­

3:30 p.m. Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, Woodbury 516-677-5980

Boys Junior Varsity Golf Vs. Syosset High School

3:30 p.m. Cherry Valley Country Club, 28 Rockaway Ave., Garden City 516-746-4420

Girls Varsity Badminton At East Meadow High School­

4:30 p.m. East Meadow High School, 101 Carman Ave. 516-228-5331

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse At Manhasset Jr./Sr. High School­

4:30 p.m. Manhasset Jr./Sr. High School, 200 Memorial Place 516-267-7550


Friday, May 2

Making A

Beautiful Noise

On Friday, May 2, Gathering Time and Mara Levine will perform at Garden Stage at Garden City’s Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 8:30 p.m., preceded by an open mic at 7:30. With their seamless vocal blend, precision guitar playing and inspired percussion, Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong and Gerry McKeveny display deep roots in 1960s folk and folk-rock, with a healthy dose of traditional folk in the mix. The year since their last appearance at Garden Stage has been one of evolution and achievement for Gathering Time. In March 2013, the trio welcomed Long Island music veteran Gerry McKeveny into the fold. The group has been touring in the Northeast behind its most recent CD, When One Door Closes. Called “one of the best singers of her generation” by Christine Lavin, Mara Levine creates beautiful interpretations of folk songs. Currently on the road supporting her second album, Jewels and Harmony, Levine is receiving stellar reviews and had the #1 album on the Folk DJ chart for January 2013. For more information on Gathering Time and Mara Levine, please visit www.gathering-time.com and www.maralevine.com respectively. Tickets for the show are  $20 with advance reservation, $22 without. For reservations and information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call 516-248-8891 or visit www.gardenstage.com and/or www.uuccn.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 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

High School Jazz Class Added To Dance Conservatory

Dance Conservatory Director Felicia Lovaglio has decided to add a jazz class for students in 9th through 12th grades who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This 55-minute class will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost of this 20-week class will be $200. Preregistration is necessary by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Dance Performance Group Now Registering

The recreation and parks department offers an adult dance group that works on jazz and contemporary moves and leads up to a performance in a Dance Company Showcase. Whether you are a beginner dance student or someone who danced as a child and would like to try again, this program will help you achieve your goals. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. Each class is 55 minutes long and the session will run through May. The cost of this program will be $220.  

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.


Calendar

 Murder, Madness & Poe

Thursday, October 30

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 3

Manhasset Comes To Garden City

Through November 25



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