Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00
The one board of trustees meeting held in the month of August will be taking place in the boardroom at village hall. Start time is 8 p.m.
The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island (EHSLI) will host an open house on Sunday, Aug. 25 to engage members of the community about their work – including social action, Ethical Friends of Children, ethical humanism, children’s programs, and weekly meetings that foster community and encourage creating a more caring world.
The event will take place at 11 a.m. at 38 Old Country Rd., in Garden City. Leaders of the society will give a brief presentation of the movement and programs, followed by a social hour where guests will have an opportunity to meet members and ask questions. While the 60-year old society’s building is a fixture on Old Country Road, “people drive by and may not be quite sure what we’re about,” says Humanist Religion Director Calvin Dame. “We’re opening our doors and inviting the communities in Long Island and Queens to get to know more about us, our common values, and belief in the innate goodness of people.”
Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free one-hour lecture with Dr. Duffy Spencer, social psychologist and image relationship therapist at 2 p.m. at The Garden City Public Library. Are you a clutterholic? Are you overwhelmed by too much junk? Do you keep “things” for comfort… & then become uncomfortable with your piles of clutter? Is “stuff’ getting in your way of being the person you want to be… & having the life you want? Whether it’s physical clutter or emotional clutter, this seminar will cover the reasons why we clutter, the emotional process of letting go & the rewards we reap from getting rid of those things that no longer serve us. The Garden City Public Library located at 60 Seventh St.Garden City. Seating & parking is limited and on a first-come basis. No tickets are required. Please, no buses. For directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org
The Second Annual Oktoberfest at Resurrection Lutheran Church from 4 to 10:30 p.m. There will be activities for children and families during the afternoon, including games, fall festivities, German music, German food and soft drinks. Starting at 7, thefocus moves to adults with authentic Oktoberfest music provided by The Luchow Quartet. German food continues through the evening, imported German beer and wine may be purchased separately. Free commemorative mug. Net proceeds support the missions of Resurrection. Event will take place under a tent on the church lawn along Emmet Place by the entrance to the church on 420 Stewart Ave. Advance tickets are $25; $10, age 12 and under (children 3 and under free) through Sept. 28. Purchase tickets online at Resgc.org. Tickets purchased after Sept. 28 or at door: $35; $10 age 12 and under (children 3 and under free) max per family: $110. For more info, please contact the church office at 516-746-4426.
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:
August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
August 28 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.
September 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 10 & 11 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.
September 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.
The Garden City Public Library, in cooperation with Long Island Cares Inc. / The Harry Chapin Food Bank, is sponsoring a summer food drive. There is a collection box in the lobby entrance at the library for the public to contribute non-perishable items. The collection takes place through August 29. Long Island Cares, Inc. and the Garden City Library appreciate the generosity of residents to the previous food drives held each summer. Canned goods, dry goods, and snack foods can be contributed. Personal care items, baby care products, laundry detergent, cleaning products, and paper products are also among the most needed items. The donations collected are being distributed to food pantries, senior and children’s day care centers, soup kitchens and shelters on Long Island. Please bring a non-perishable donation on your next visit to the library.
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.
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.
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.
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.