Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00
The Art League of Nassau County will present “A Winter Art Show” in Garden City Public Library’s gallery and showcases through Jan. 2 at 60 Seventh St. This high-quality mixed media show will feature oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, sculpture, and much more by talented artists.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. For hours and directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org Exhibit funding is provided by Friends of the GCPL. Installation and removal dates are subject to change.
The Art League of Nassau County, founded in 1925, is the oldest art league on Long Island. Present membership is approximately 150. The league’s objectives include: bringing into helpful cooperation those who are interested in all the visual arts; stimulating public interest by various programs; encouraging art education and awakening civic consciousness to the value of beauty in the community.
Through these objectives, the Art League of Nassau has achieved a reputation of esteem and prestige throughout Long Island and the Metropolitan area. Many nationally prominent artists are among its members. At monthly meetings, the league continues to offer informative and inspiring demonstrations by notable guest artists.
Can you make a bubble volcano or a bubble roller coaster? Join bubble expert Jeff Boyer and learn some fun, advanced bubble skills to take out and use in Long Island Children Museum’s “Bubbles” gallery. Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. He juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, this performance delights audiences of all ages. Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members), $10 theater only. Shows at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Long Island Children’s Museum is located at 11 Davis Ave. in Garden City. For more information, please call 516-224-5800 or visit www.licm.org
The Cradle of Aviation will be having its first Saturday Space Lab from noon-4 p.m. Using the Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium, participants will be able to look more at light; the different kinds, when it’s wanted and when it actually makes it harder to see things. The Visible Light Saturday Space Lab will end with a project you can take home. Through January 1. This activity is free with museum admission. The Cradle of Aviation is located at on Charles Lindbergh Avenue and is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. The museum includes museum galleries, Junior Jet Club and X-Ride Theater. For more information, please visit www.cradleofaviation.org or call 516-572-4111.
Trojans Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Vs. Rockville Centre’s South Side High School at 11:30 a.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070
Hop on the clam boat and learn more about your local sea life! Join us for The Happy Clam Show which pairs music with movement and games for children and their families. Lena brings songs from her award-winning CD Happy as Clams, as well as new nautical songs written especially for LICM’s “Saltwater Stories” program. If you are not a clam, you can hear and see and dance in this splashing good time. (If you are a clam—you don’t have ears or eyes so you can come and....do what it is that clams usually do.) Ages: 3 and up. Time: 2-2:45 p.m. (Also happening on Sunday, Jan. 12.) Fee: $5 with museum Admission ($4 LICM members), $10 theater only. The Long Island Children’s Museum is located at 11 Davis Ave. in Garden City. For more information, please call 516-224-5800 or visit www.licm.org
Boys & Girls Varsity Fencing Vs. Manhasset Jr./Sr. at 10 a.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070
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:
December 28 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 5 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 7 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 11 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 13 & 14 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.
January 22 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 25 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 26 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 30 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
February 2 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
February 5 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
February 8 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
February 11 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
February 16 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
February 24 & 25 - 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
February 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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