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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Safe Child ID Program

Thursday, May 15

Chronic Pain Association Forming

Friday, May 16

Tickling The Ivories At The Cathedral

Sunday, May 18


Thursday, May 15

Safe Child ID Program

In conjunction with Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, Sen. Kemp Hannon is hosting “Operation Safe Child” ID Program. Families who participate will receive free wallet sized ID cards containing child’s name, biographical information (date of birth, age, gender, height, weight, eye color) and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. From 3-6 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St. For information call 516-742-8405.

Garden City Middle School Girls Lacrosse

At Malverne Middle School

4:30 p.m. Howard T. Herber Middle School, 75 Ocean Ave., 516-887-6445

Garden City MS Gymnastics At North Shore JH

4:30 p.m. North Shore High School, 450 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, 516-277-7000


Friday, May 16

Garden City Middle School Baseball

At Freeport Junior High

4:30 p.m. North East Park, 100 Parsons Ave., Freeport 516-867-5280

Chronic Pain Association Forming

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) has just formed a new support group for those living in Nassau County. The leader for this new support group is Cynthia Johnson. She has been dealing with chronic back pain for many years now. Support from her friends and family has been a big part of Johnson’s lengthy journey to pain alleviation, and she wanted nothing more than to provide that same support to others dealing with chronic pain in the community. The meeting will take place, for the month of May, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is completely free and refreshments will be served. This meeting will include licensed nutritionist Jamie Cohen, who will discuss the benefits of a good diet and proper eating to alleviate chronic pain. The location of the event will be at 800 East Gate Blvd. in Garden City. To RSVP or for more information, please call Cynthia Johnson at 516-304-9297.


Saturday, May 17

Bargain Book Sale

A bargain book sale will be held from 9:30a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library located at the corner of 60 Seventh St. and Hilton Ave. Come early for the best selection of hard and soft-cover books including fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children’s books. CDs, DVDs, videos, antique, autographed and coffee table books will be included. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. There is no entrance fee. Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor this fabulous sale with all proceeds to benefit the library. For directions, please call the library at 516-742–8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


Sunday, May 18

Tickling The Ivories

At The Cathedral

Organist Andrew H. Yeargin will be performing a recital at 4 p.m. at Garden City’s Cathedral of the Incarnation. Yeargin has maintained an extensive career as a recitalist, accompanist, conductor and church musician. A candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Manhattan School of Music, he is also an organist and choirmaster at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Manhasset. He has performed throughout the eastern United States as well as in Canada, Europe and the Caribbean and is a laureate of several competitions of international renown, including the 2007 American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists. Yeargin has been identified as demonstrating “a level of accomplishment that augurs well for the future of organ recitals in this country” according to The American Organist while The Bombarde wrote that he “gives hope that there are people out there to keep the flame alight in the fields of church music and organ performance.” Tickets for the concert will be available at the door, and are $15 general seating, $10 seniors, students and children admitted free. The Cathedral of the Incarnation is located at 50 Cathedral Ave. For more information, please call 516-746-2955 or visit www.cathedralmusic.com  


Monday, May 19

Video Presentation

Floral Park Chapter 5224 is proud to announce that  Garden City’s ownBob McMillan, will be screening his video presentation of Presidents, Foreign Policy and Fun Vignettes. The meeting is at 1 p.m. and will be held at the Floral Park Recreation Center which is located on 1 Floral Blvd. The public is invited to attend and coffee and cake will be served after the meeting. For more information, please contact Joe Contardi at 516-437-8125 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Garden City Middle School Girls Lacrosse

Versus Salk Junior High

4:30 p.m. St. Paul’s School, 288 Stewart Ave., Garden City 516-478-3000

Garden City Middle School Track

At Cold Spring Harbor Junior High

4:30 p.m. Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School, 82 Turkey Lane, Cold Spring Harbor 631-692-8600


Tuesday, May 20

School Budget Vote

To be held in Garden City High School gymnasium from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Division Meet

Boys Varsity Track At Westbury High School 4:30 p.m. 1 Post Ave., Old Westbury 516-876-5047


Wednesday, May 21

County AA Championship

Boys Varsity Track At Westbury High School 4:30 p.m. 1 Post Ave., Old Westbury 516-876-5047

Friends Of The Garden City Library

Monthly board meeting, 8-9 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., 516-742-8405


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:

May 18 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

May 28 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

May 31 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 5 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 7 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 8 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 10 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 17 & 18 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

June 21 - 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 go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum.

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.

News

‘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.

Elmont Library reneges on

Stewart Manor drop-box

It was announced at the August Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting that the Elmont Memorial Library recently reneged on a deal to place a library drop-box in Stewart Manor Village Hall. The box would have allowed the Village’s elderly residents a more convenient option for returning books. According to the Board, the deal was all but done before the library backed out at the last minute.

“They offered us the world and we got crumbs. Rocks, really,” said Stewart Manor Mayor Gerard Tangredi.


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:


Calendar

Alice in Nanoland

Thursday, August 28

Nature’s Nighttime Noises

Saturday, August 30

Art With A French Twist

Thursday, September 11



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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