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Garden Calendar

Summer Gazebo  Concert Series

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.

Tuesday, August 13

Title Swap With The Librarians

Residents are invited to the next meeting of the Garden City Public Library’s reader’s advisory series “Title Swap with the Librarians” on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 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 beverages will be served. Whether you are looking to discover a new author to read or to find your next book club pick, come to the next Title Swap with the librarians. 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 the Title Swap session, a list of the discussed titles will be found at the reference desk the week after the program takes place.

Upcoming Events

Volunteers Sought For Breast Cancer Program

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 the Hotline at 1-800-877-8077.To reach the Hotline from anywhere in New York State, call 1-800-877-8077.

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 Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

August 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 5 & 6 from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

August 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ongoing Events

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.

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: 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.

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: