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Thursday, July 11

Buddy Merriam And Back Roads

You don’t have to travel down past the Mason-Dixon line to get an authentic bluegrass experience. You don’t have to go any further than the Garden City gazebo on the village green at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 11. Since being founded in 1998, Buddy Merriam and Back Roads have been delving into mountain music while maintaining a Long Island base. The goodwill and respect they’ve accrued over the years have found them traveling far afield to play the Grand Ole Opry, Ireland and the grand opening of the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Music and Hall of Fame in Bean Blossom, Indiana. All of which makes this free hometown gig all the more special. 


Summer Gazebo Concert Series

Thursday, July 18

Teresa McClean From Emil Stucchio And The Classics

Best known for her work with the aforementioned Emil Stucchio, Teresa McClean will be digging into a diva-heavy setlist that includes songs from the canons of Dinah Washington, Connie Francis, Sarah Vaughn, Dusty Springfield, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Linda Ronstadt and Gloria Estefan.

Thursday, July 25

Stan Zizka And The Original Del Satins

Doo-wop fans will want to get here early for this show as Del Satins founding member Stan Zizka will be leading his crew through a slew of singles including “I’ll Pray for You,” “I Remember the Night,” “Teardrops Follow You” and Dion’s “Runaround Sue,” for which the group provided harmonies on the original recording.

Thursday, August 1

The Clusters

Yet another vintage doo-wop act, The Clusters were founded in 1957 and later racked up a number of hits including “Darling Can’t You Tell,” “Pardon My Heart” and “Forecast of Our Love.”

Thursday, August 8

North Shore POPS

The Summer Gazebo Concert Series ends with a flourish as this popular local orchestra will be regaling attendees with selections by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and John Philip Sousa.


Upcoming Events

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 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:

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.


Ongoing Events

Safe Boating Courses

Free vessel safety checks and more, from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With squadrons across Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit: WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

Free 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.

Monthly Cancer Support Group

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.


Ongoing Programs

Clutterers Anonymous

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., in Westbury. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.


Board Meetings

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 the 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 the village hall.

Environmental Advisory Board meets at 8 p.m. at the village hall on the last Wednesday (except July and August) of each month.


Weekly Events

•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 516-747-4457.

•LI Chess Nuts meets at 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City, Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for K to third grade and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for fourth grade and up. Optional lessons for beginners and advanced players available at 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. For more information call Margarita Lanides at 5116-739-3907.

•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 516-741-7304.


Monthly Events

•Calling All Wartime 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 516-746-0662.