Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00
The Garden City Community Church, corner of Stewart Ave. and Whitehall Blvd., is hosting its annual Plant Sale and Car Wash from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Beautiful spring plants will be sold and cars will be washed by the youth. The funds collected will go toward this summer’s Mission Trip to The All Saints Church Camp in Nassau, Bahamas, a neglected community suffering from AIDS and HIV. The Garden City Community Church Youth will be renovating dilapidated buildings and helping to build new homes for the residents. While spending time with them, the students will hear their amazing stories of hardship, hope and healing. Call 746-1700.
This innovative chamber group zigzags through countries, time periods and stylized dances - from classical, flamenco, 1950s Brazilian sambas, and modern-day Argentine tangos to jazz classics, world music and commissioned works written for the quartet, 8 p.m. at the Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, Hofstra Universtiy, California Ave., South Campus, Hempstead. Tickets: $17; $15 senior citizens (65 or older) or matriculated non-Hofstra students, one free ticket with current faculty/staff/matriculated student Hofstra Card.
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program is offering new support groups. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. Anyone who is worried about breast cancer should call the hotline for help. There is no cost for any group; however, preregistration is required. For information, questions or to sign up, call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline 800-877-8077. New: A Telephone Support Group for Women with Breast Cancer held weekly on Mondays for eight weeks from noon to 1:30 pm, tentatively beginning today.
The Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson St., Westbury, will welcome author Joe Jackson to discuss and sign copies of his latest work, Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic. Jackson’s Atlantic Fever takes readers on an aviation journey and delves into the lives of those who competed to be the first to fly, nonstop, over the Atlantic Ocean. The book’s May 8 release coincides with the 85th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s successful and historic flight in 1927. Atlantic Fever should be particularly interesting to Long Islanders as the world-renowned flight took off from Roosevelt Field. For more information, contact the library at 333-0176 or visit www.WestburyLibrary.org.
Says the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, inviting the community to its comedy fundraiser at 8 p.m. at Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. In addition to enjoying the show, guests can try their luck in a pick-a-prize raffle and a 50/50 cash raffle. Doors open at 6:30 and guests are encouraged to come early as seating is on a first-come/first-served basis. Tickets cost $20 and there is a two-beverage minimum per person per table. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold on the night of the event. Contact Caroline Mulcahy at 516-877-4315 to purchase tickets or visit www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.
Share an incredible experience at the opera this month when Hofstra University presents a production of Hansel and Gretel, performed by The Bronx Opera Company. The Engelbert Humperdinck opera, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, will be performed in English, accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra at Hofstra’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hempstead, May 18 at 8 p.m. and May 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30; $25 senior citizens (over 65 with ID), $10 students (with ID). A child under 12 gets in free with one full-price paid adult ticket. Hofstra faculty and staff may pay $20 each for up to two tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Hofstra students may receive one free ticket upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Box office 516-463-6644.
Nassau Community College, in conjunction with Nassau University Medical Center, invites members of the community to donate blood during its annual Celebrate Summer Blood Drive, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of Building K on the NCC campus. The donation process takes less than an hour and light refreshments will be served to participants. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old and in good health. Donors should come with some photo identification. Although small snacks will be provided, donors are asked to eat before donating. Call 516-572-7883.
All-Veterans Jobs and Support Services Fair which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nassau Community College at the Physical Education Complex. Dozens of companies will be there with job opportunities, along with experts who will help to improve job-hunting skills, the G.I. Bill and other services for returning veterans. For more information on how to participate contact the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency 516-572-6565.
Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 Seventh St. Save money; reduce violation points; sharpen skills. The cost is $39 for AAA members; $32 Plus members; $32 members 60 and older; $32 members 16-24 years old; $49 nonmembers; special group rates available. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 873-2381. The following dates are offered:
•May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Garden City Historical Society is holding its 7th annual flea market on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an ideal time to do some spring cleaning and weed through furniture you don’t need and have no use for. All proceeds benefit the Garden City Historical Society.
“Opportunity and Impact: Works by Émigré Artists.” This original exhibition examines the role of émigré artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day émigrés from Africa, Cuba, and South Africa. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. On view through July 27 at Hofstra University, HUM David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, ninth floor, South Campus, Hempstead. Regular hours (through May 25) daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours (May 29 – July 27) Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
The A.T. Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop, 109 Eleventh St., 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 Kris or Jill at the shop (516 746-8900). Consignees get 50 percent of the selling price. Parking is convenient because the shop is located on the lower level of the Garden City Historical Museum.
Cultural And Recreational Affairs Board Of Commissioners meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Senior Center.
Architectural Design Review Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall.
Zoning Board Of Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Planning Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall.
Environmental Advisory Board meets at 8 p.m. at Village Hall on the last Wednesday (except July and August) of each month.
Traffic Commission meets on the third Thursday (except July and August) of each month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall.
•Waldorf Choral Society. Do you love to sing? Rehearsals are every Monday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Waldorf School, Cambridge Ave., Garden City. For audition information call 747-4457.
•Irish American Society Social Gatherings every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, from noon to 3 p.m. In the tradition and mission of the Irish American Society we are here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Play cards, board games or just sit and socialize. A film once a month. Ladies and gents welcome. Free to all. Call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 746-9392 or 742-8080.
•Long Term Care Workshop, a free informative workshop conducted by Jim McTighe of McTighe & Capaccio, LLC, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at 1001 Franklin Ave., Suite 207, Garden City. Workshops are limited to no more than 10 people. Bagels and coffee served. Reservations only; call Terry 739-1240, ext. 312.
•Free Prenatal Consultations offered by Village Pediatrics, 975 Franklin Ave., Garden City, on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Parents are invited to meet the physicians prior to the child’s birth. Call 248-8334 for an appointment.
•Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.
•Free Bereavement Group, a support group for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. Call 741-7304.
•Anxiety And Depression Group, a free self-help group for anxiety, panic disorder, depression, OCD and other nervous fears now meets every Thursdays at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, corner of Chester Ave. and New Hyde Park Rd., Garden City. Through the Recovery International process, members learn to manage stress, panic, anxiety, depression, anger, irrational fears, phobias, compulsions, obsessions and other emotional or behavioral problems. Members also learn how to face and manage psychosomatic symptoms such as heart palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, sweats, fatigue, headaches, numbness, chest pressure and sleep problems. All group leaders are trained lay volunteers who have experienced some type of difficulty with an emotional problem and practice the Recovery International method of self-help. Call Steve 652-8560 or visit www.recovery-inc.org.
•Write On! Writing Workshop hosted by Marvin Illman on the first and third Mondays of each month. Sharpen your skills on paper whether you want to write creatively, professionally or personally. 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.
•Look Good...Feel Better. Sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a makeup kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.
•Calling All War Time Veterans (WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq). VFW Garden City Park Post #120 invites you to become a member. Meet new service buddies, share experiences and become involved in your community. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at 2162 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park. Call Cmdr. G. Popowitz 746-0662.
•Irish American Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola. For more information, call 746-9392.
•Round Robin Poetry Group. Indulge in an evening of poetry readings hosted by Carol Zimet and her loyal group of poets. Anyone who would like to read his/her original work is invited to sit in and join the group. The warm and accepting atmosphere makes it easy to open up and join in. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 to confirm the event.
•Order Sons Of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.
•Your Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 50 to 70 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 5th St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. Call Denise 488-4597. No meeting at the church during July and August.
•Art League Of NC monthly meeting and demonstration by a guest artist. Meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the New Hyde Park Recreation Center, Clinton G. Martin Park, Marcus Ave. and NHP Rd., NHP (near Union Tpke.) at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Call 437-0919. Nonmembers $2. No meetings in June, July, August, December.
•Ethical Issues In The News will be presented by the Ethical Humanist Society of LI on the first Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. at the society, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. Call 741-7304.
•Zonta Club Of LI, member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization with a local club. Members help advance the status of women and are involved in many community service activities. The name Zonta is word taken from the Sioux and stands for honesty, trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and understanding. At meetings members discuss and learn about issues facing women, develop and conduct fun fundraising that benefits community programs and network with Zonta International programs. The club meets at a monthly dinner meeting in New Hyde Park on the third Thursday of each month. Call Kathy Rau 488-2796.