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Friday, November 1

Feeding The Less Fortunate

Garden City residents, Lisa Arning and Susan MacDonald, are co-chairing the annual Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN) Luncheon on Nov. 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Garden City Hotel. The goal of the luncheon is to raise awareness about issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island and to support the services and care provided by The INN. For more information, please call Nora White at The INN at 516-486-8506 for tickets and/or for sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.the-inn.org For those unable to attend, 50/50 Raffles are available for purchase at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s at 102 Seventh St., Garden City (Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Supermarket Fun Night

This annual event will be hed at the Stewart Manor School gymnasium starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The $5 donation includes admission, two boards, chance at a door prize, coffee and dessert. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted.

The Spuyten Duyvil Made Me Do It

The Garden Stage will be where Spuyten Duyvil will bring its soaring vocals, jug band energy, incendiary fiddle and Chicago-style blues harp. Concert starts at 8:30 p.m. preceded by a 7:30 p.m. open mic. Tickets are $20 adv. $22 DOS. For tickets and information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; visit www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com, www.rockwoodmusichall.com www.gardenstage.com, www.uuccn.org or call 516-248-8891. UU Congregation of Central Nassau: 223 Stewart Ave. Garden Stage is an all-volunteer, non-profit, committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau


Saturday, November 2

Resurrection Church Christmas Fair

he community is invited for a day of fun and holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Browse through handmade Christmas decorations and ornaments. Select unique gift items from an array of handmade table runners, scarves, handbags, baby quilts, doll clothes and hand-painted wooden items. Take home a container of your favorite cookies from the Homemade Cookie Shoppe. Find special gifts for special people—jewelry, toys, books. Pick up a treasure at the White Elephant Sale. For a refreshing break, stop for lunch or a snack at the Resurrection Café. All proceeds go to support mission work at Resurrection & THE LIFE. For more information, please call 516-746-4426, visit resgc.org or thelifeny.org.


Sunday, November 3

Down A Long And Winding Road

Maureen McGovern to Perform at Adelphi

Multi-Grammy-nominated singer Maureen McGovern, best known for the Oscar-winning classic “The Morning After,” will take you on a musical journey celebrating the songbook of the 1960s and 1970s featuring the music of Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Webb, Carole King and Bob Dylan, among others. According to the New York Times, McGovern is “blessed with a vocal technique second to none.” Tickets are now on sale for “Maureen McGovern: A Long and Winding Road: The Concert” on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) Concert Hall on 1 South Ave. in Garden City. Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is Long Island’s premier cultural arts venue for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for Maureen McGovern are on sale now and are priced at $45 each. For more information about all the events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit aupac.adelphi.edu Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516-877-4000 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 1 to 6 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.

Garden City Republican Club Honorees Dinner

The Garden City Republican Committee will be honoring Paul Conte of Paul Conte Cadillac of Freeport (Republican Leadership) and Garden City High School Coach Tom Flatley (Community Service) from 5-8 p.m at the Nassau County Bar Association on 15th street in Garden City. Tickets for the honorees dinner are $125 and can be purchased at the Nassau County Bar Association. Please make check payable to the Garden City Republican Committee. Payment can be sent to the Garden City Republican Committee, P.O. Box 223, Garden City, NY 11530. For further information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Masters Of Their Mediums

The Garden City Historical Society will hold its 7th Annual Professional Art Show, “Garden City in Art: a Mixed Media Exhibit,” at The Garden City Historical Society Museum, 109 Eleventh St. from Nov. 3-10, 2013. An artists reception takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, followed by exhibit hours on Tuesday, Nov. 5 (Election Day), from 11 a.m-2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10, 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit is free.  

Participating local artists this year include Suzie Alvey, Doug Anderson, Jock Anderson, Mary Jane Caldwell, Susana Eques Cerruti, Angela Chiodo, Noel Darvie, Peter Langan, George Mamos, Marianne Reamer, John H.W. Rhein III and Barbara Rocco. They will display artworks in sculptures, digital photography, pastels, pen and ink watercolors, ink tempera, ink gouache and oils. Through Nov. 10.


Monday, November 4

Art Demonstration

The Suburban Art League of Long Island will be holding its monthly demo on  at the Syosset-Woodbury Community Center in the Syosset-Woodbury park on 7800 Jericho Tpk. in Woodbury, across from the Fox Hollow. Donna Moraff will come in and demonstrate a watercolor-pastel painting. All are invited to enjoy an evening of art from 8 -10 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The facility is wheelchair accessible. For further information feel free to contact Tony LaMarca at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit our website at www.suburbanart.org.


Saturday, November 9

Book Sale

A bargain book sale will be held on from 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library located at the corner of 60 Seventh St. and Hilton Ave. in Garden City. Come early for the best selection of hard and soft cover books. Just in time for the holidays will be great gift books and beautiful Christmas books as well as fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor this sale with all proceeds to benefit the library. A half-price sale will take place from 2–4 p.m. For directions, please call the library at 516-742–8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


Wednesday, November 13

Book Discussion

Two of Adriana Trigiani’s Big Stone Gap novels, Big Stone Gap and Big Cherry Holler will be the selections for The Friends of The Garden City Public Library book discussion to be held on at 10 a.m. Gloria Weinrich will moderate this book discussion that will take place in the library’s small meeting room on the Lower Level and is limited to 20 participants. No registration is necessary. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk in the library.  Ave Maria Mulligan, a 35-year-old self-proclaimed spinster who lives in the small town Big Stone Gap, discovers a skeleton in her family’s formerly tidy closet that completely unravels her quiet, conventional life. In Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria is suddenly fielding marriage proposals and planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy. In Big Cherry Holler, her story continues eight years later when her marriage is at a crossroads and she is faced with the decision of a lifetime. Adriana Trigiani’s novels are full of humor, romance, wisdom, and drama.


Sunday, December 8

Mozart’s Requiem

The Waldorf Choral Society’s 40th Anniversary concert will feature soloists, chorus and orchestra along with George V. Rose conducting his final performance before retiring. This performance will be at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Avenue in Garden City. Adults $20 Students/Senior Citizens $18 Children under 12- $5. For more information please call 516-747-4457.


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:

November 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 12 & 13 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

November 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

November 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 4  from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 7  from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

December 18 & 19 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

December 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

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


Ongoing Events

Pick Those Pumpkins

Daily through Halloween, Oct. 31, a field of orange will cover the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau (UUCCN) at the corner of Nassau Boulevard and Stewart Avenue when pumpkins from a New Mexico Navajo reservation are delivered. The sale is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Homemade baked goods will also be available for purchase. Close to 6,000 pumpkins in various shapes and sizes as well as some variety pumpkins, gourds, and decorative corn are expected. Pumpkins grown in a dry climate tend to last longer than those grown in eastern United States. You are welcome to come to take pictures, wander through the pumpkin patch and purchase a pumpkin if you wish. Admission is free. This is a perfect time for teens to earn volunteer credits. For more information, please call 516-248-8855.

Furniture Needed

The A.T.Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop at 109 Eleventh St. in 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 Maryann Caterino at the shop (516-746-8900). Consignees are paid 50 percent of the selling price. There is ample parking and the shop is conveniently located on the lower level of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. All proceeds from the A.T.Stewart Consignment Shop go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum, an original 1872 A.T.Stewart era Apostle Victorian structure.


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.

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. 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 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.

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.

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.

Stroke Support Groups

Stroke Life Society is a grassroots community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All are welcome. RSVP is requested. For information and other locations and times, please call Ben at 516-398-4994. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”

-Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 11a.m.-St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh (Room 12)

-Every 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m.-The Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave, Wantagh

-Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.-St. Gregory the Great, 242-20 88th Ave, Bellerose

-Every 3rd Fri. of the Month at 2 p.m.-St Bernard Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown

-Every 4th Mon. of the Month at 6 p.m.-St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd, Seaford (Room 104)

-Every 4th Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. (with guest speaker)-William Bennett Community Center, 28 W. Carl St., Hicksville

-Every 4th Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. - Plainview Hospital, 888 Old Country Rd., Plainview Waldorf Choral Society’s 40th Anniversary Concert featuring Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra with George V. Rose’s  conducting his  final performance before his retirement