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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball

Friday, September 5

Casey At Bat

September 10

End Of Summer Senior Picnic

Wednesday, September 10


Thursday, September 4

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball At New Hyde Park

4:30 p.m. New Hyde Park Memorial High School, 500 Leonard Blvd., New Hyde Park, 516-488-9500

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus Bethpage High School

5:30 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Volleyball Versus New Hyde Park Memorial High School

6:45 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070


Friday, September 5

Boys Varsity Volleyball At Hewlett High School

4:30 p.m. George W. Hewlett High School, 60 Everit Ave., Hewlett, 516-792-4002

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball At Levittown Division High School

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


Saturday, September 6

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Versus Levittown Division High School

10:30 a.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Varsity Soccer Versus Mepham High School

3 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Versus Mepham High School

3 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Nassau Community College Football Versus Navy Prep

1:30 p.m. Mitchell Athletic Complex, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, 516-572-0400


Monday, September 8

Marvelous Movie Matinee

A screening of the 2001 comedy heist remake Ocean’s Eleven starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon 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.

Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Versus Roslyn High School

4:15 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Tennis At Oyster Bay High School

4:30 p.m. Oyster Bay High School, 150 E. Main St., Oyster Bay, 516-624-6523

Boys Varsity Soccer Versus Roslyn High School

4:15 p.m., Roslyn High School, 475 Round Hill Rd., Roslyn, 516-801-5100

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus South High School

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

Library Meeting

There will be a meeting of the board of library trustees at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library in the small meeting room, lower level. The Garden City Public Library is located at 60 7th St. For more information, please call 516-742-8405.


Tuesday, September 9

Varsity Field Hockey Versus Seaford High School

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

Girls Varsity Volleyball At Hewlett High School

4:30 p.m. George W. Hewlett High School, 60 Everit Ave., Hewlett, 516-792-4002

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Versus Hewlett High School

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

Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Versus Northport High School

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

Junior Varsity Field Hockey Versus Seaford High School

4:45 p.m., Stratford School, 97 Stratford Ave., 516-478-1500


Wednesday, September 10

End Of Summer Senior Picnic

Garden City Recreation will again sponsor its annual Senior Picnic at St. Paul’s next to the Community Garden. This event is open to seniors ages 65 and up who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. The picnic will be held beginning at noon. This event is free but reservations are a must by calling the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Casey At Bat

The Irish in Baseball will be the subject of the talk at the Irish Cultural Society meeting on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Library located on 60 Seventh St., across the street from the Garden City Hotel. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Irish played a significant role in baseball from the very beginning. Baseball was an important avenue for Irish assimilation into American life. Guest speaker Richard Pioreck, adjunct Associate Professor of English at Hofstra University, will discuss Casey at the Bat and Irish assimilation. This talk was originally presented at the Hall of Fame at the 2013 Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.

Professor Pioreck teaches creative writing and literature at Hofstra where he created the Baseball and American Literature course. At this year’s Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, he presented what he discovered writing the play Say It Ain’t So, Joe, about Joe Jackson and the 1919 World Series scandal. Well studied in baseball and well seasoned in the theater, Professor Pioreck will make baseball fanatics and anyone interested in a good show well pleased. Come early. The society expects a World Series game-sized crowd.

Drop-In LEGO Club

Come with your old friends and make new friends at the new LEGO Club. This monthly club is for children grades kindergarten through fifth grade and meets on the following three Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m.: Sept. 10, Oct. 8, and Nov. 12. No registration is required, but space is limited. Children will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The library will provide LEGO bricks for children to build with during the program. Funding for these programs has been 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.


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:

Sept. 6 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 9 & 10 -  6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Sept. 14 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Sept. 22 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Sept. 30 - 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

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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