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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Summer Concert: Manhattan Jazz

Thursday, July 17

YAK & Snack Book Discussions

Saturday, July 19

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 21


Thursday, July 17

Summer Concert: Manhattan Jazz

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the schedule of its concert series “Summer Music on the Village Green.” The concert series will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Concerts are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:15 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine. In the event of less than perfect weather, the concert will be held at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall, 295 Stewart Ave.


Saturday, July 19

YAK & Snack Book Discussions

Come to the library from 2-3 p.m. to discuss Jen Calonita’s Sleepaway Girls. When the exceptionally people-pleasing Sam spends a summer as a counselor-in-training, she learns how to say no, how to stand up for herself, and what it feels like to have a crush on a great guy. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper for the Yak & Snack on July 19 as well as for the Yak& Snack to be held on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. when John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars will be discussed. Pick up copies of these books at the YA desk. Refreshments will be served at both programs.


Monday, July 21

Marvelous Movie Matinee

A screening of the 2003 heist film The Italian Job starring Mark Wahlberg and Edward Norton will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library. The event will be held in Meeting Room B. Funding is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. The library is located at 60 7th St. For more information, please call 516-742-8405.

Rockets

Join Science Teacher Chris Buchman at a workshop to learn to make model rockets on Monday July 21 from 7-8:30 p.m.. After the rockets are made, you will go outside on the library’s property to launch the rockets. The challenge will be to find your rocket after it is launched. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 25 YAs. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Tuesday, July 22

Crafts With Shirley Ruby

Come to the library on for Crafts with Shirley Ruby. Crazy Hair Mirror will be held at 1 p.m. for children entering grades k-2 in fall 2014 and Artsy Chalkboard will be held at 2:30 p.m. for children entering grades 3-5 in fall 2014. Registration begins Tuesday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m. on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org). Each child participating in the program will need his or her own library card to register for the program. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Make A Porthole Aquarium With Samantha Raiten

Join the library for Make a Porthole Aquarium with Samantha Raiten. This fun craft program is for children ages 2 ½-5 (not entering kindergarten in fall 2014) and an adult caregiver. Registration begins Tuesday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m. on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org ). Each child participating in the program will need his or her own library card to register for the program. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Wednesday, July 23

Galaxy Bags

Art teacher Karen Morea will return to the library this summer on from 7-8 p.m. to host a craft workshop. Teens will create a fun and interesting space style design for a “Galaxy” tote bag. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 20 YAs. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Ongoing Programs

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:

July 19 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 20 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 23 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Aug. 2 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 4 & 5 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Aug. 13 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 17 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 19 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 23 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 24 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Village Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, October 2

Benefit Yard Sale Goes To The Birds

Saturday, October 4

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 6



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