Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Saturday, June 22, at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m.
Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 29, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Our Town. The plot follows the residents of the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and experience life together. Hofstra’s 200-seat Black Box Theater, located at the University’s New Academic Building, South Campus, is the ideal venue for Our Town. The intimate atmosphere will allow audience members to lose themselves in this timeless drama. Tickets: $28; $25 senior citizen (65+); $20 matriculated non-Hofstra student; $20 group rate (10+); $15 with current HofstraCard (one ticket per HofstraCard). For tickets, please call the John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office at 516-463-6644, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m., or order tickets online at tickets.com (enter “Our Town” in the search box).
Are you trying to find a new mystery writer? Are you looking for your next book club pick? Or maybe you want to discover a new author with a book that’s fun and light to read? Join the library for the second meeting of its new reader’s advisory series “Title Swap with the Librarians” from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. on the lower level of the library. Title Swap is a series of programs that gives patrons and librarians the opportunity to share new book titles and briefly discuss them. If you would like, you may bring your lunch and we will serve coffee and tea. Remember to bring your own favorite titles to share with the group. This program is open to all adult Garden City Public Library cardholders. Registration is not necessary. For those who are unable to attend this Title Swap session, a list of the discussed titles will be found at the reference desk the week after the program takes place.
If you’ve had breast cancer and want to pay it forward become a hotline volunteer. Women and men who are breast cancer survivors and others who are concerned about breast health issues can become volunteers at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in Garden City. Volunteers can help by doing fundraising and publicity, as well as by answering hotline calls. Hotline volunteers provide emotional support, information and referral services to callers with breast health concerns. Although the program is housed on Long Island, hotline services and telephone counseling are available to callers throughout New York State. For more information call Caroline Mulcahy at 516-877-4315. To reach the Hotline from anywhere in New York State, call 1-800-877-8077.
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 Plus/Premier 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 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:June 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 16 & 17 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.
July 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Through June 28, the Garden City Public Library’s gallery will be exhibiting a solo watercolor show by Charlene Schwartz Kalin entitled “Life Around Us.” View colorful paintings of many topics created by this talented Long Island artist. Kalin’s professional art career began when she earned an associates degree in commercial art while studying at F.I.T. and NYC Community College. She received a scholarship to Brooklyn Museum School of Fine Arts. Her work for a New York City ad agency gave Kalin the experience she needed to open Sunflower Studios in Manhattan. The artist subsequently freelanced in graphic design for newspapers. Charlene is currently a member of the Art League of Nassau County and the National Art League. Her watercolor paintings have received many awards during juried shows. Exhibits are free, open to the public during regular library hours and are located at 60 Seventh St. For hours and directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org. Exhibit funding is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Installation and removal dates are subject to change.
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is offering a new support group for anyone who has done genetic testing and tested positive for breast cancer. The group will meet on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks, beginning on Feb. 25. There is no cost for the group; however pre-registration is required. For information call Sandi Kafenbaum at 516-877-4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800-877-8077. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. The Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation and the Alpern Family Foundation sponsor these groups.
Franklin Hospital’s cancer support group meets in the former coffee shop at North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. (Please note the new location for 2013.) The group regularly meets the first Monday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. It is open to all cancer survivors, including family members and is ideal for people who need someone to talk to about the illness. Discussions include new medicines and treatments, advice on how to cope and also provides emotional support. Additional information about the monthly meetings, or those seeking assistance and information concerning cancer are urged to contact group advisors Anna Rossetti at 516-256-6025 or Meg Wehrum, RN at 516-256-6478.