Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00
St. Rocco Church celebrates its 75th anniversary at its upcoming annual Italian Feast. August 2 and 3 from 6 to 11 p.m., August 4 and 5 from 3 to 10 p.m. Homecooked italian food by the Nonna’s of the Parish. Live music, rides, crafts, jewelry, and raffle for $25,000 or Fiat 500. Nightly prayers and devotions.
A community event on Aug. 18 to bring about Diabetes Awareness: Reminding the community to keep a healthy lifestyle in order to control and prevent diabetes, until a cure is found. There will be music played containing all twist songs from yesteryear and guest speakers to make this Dance–A–Thon a success. Dress comfortably, put on your favorite dancing shoes and get ready to twist the day away for Diabetes. The Glen Cove VFW is sponsoring this event.
Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Cove Village Square, intersection of Glen and Bridge Sts., Glen Cove. A free outdoor weekly concert series, produced by the Glen Cove Downtown BID and the City of Glen Cove. Free parking in nearby municipal garage; bring a lawn chair. Rain location: Wunsch Arts Center at R. M. Finley Middle School, Forest Ave.
Downtown Sounds 2012 is sponsored by: Bethpage Federal Credit Union, National Grid, American Community Bank, Men On The Move and Kimco Realty.
•Aug. 3: Aztec Two-Step, Jim Dawson
•Aug. 10: John Oates
•Aug. 17: Dec8dia
•Aug. 24 Gail Storm, with Special Guest Little Toby Walker
•Aug. 31: Soul Sound Revue
•Aug 4: The National Circus Project
•Aug. 5: String of Pearls, pop and jazz vocal trio
•Aug. 12: BeatleMania stage show
•Aug. 19: The Polezhayev Family. classics, jazz and tango
•Aug. 26: The United States Air Force Band of Liberty
At Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., every Saturday. Different craft offered each Saturday. Certain Saturdays will be holiday themed. General admission $3 adults; $2 ages 5-12 years; plus $3-$5 craft fee. Call 571-8010-11.
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of NC, 100 Crescent Beach Rd. Glen Cove. The center is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Suggested donation: $10 adults; $5 students and seniors (65+). Docent-led tours are available at no additional charge. Call 571-8040 or go to www.holocaust-nassau.org.
•Open to the public is the center’s permanent exhibit which uses photographs, artifacts, and video to present the events of the Holocaust and relate them to more recent genocides and acts of intolerance.
•Spotlight On Glen Cove will be on Cablevision Public Access Channel 18 from 4:30 to 5 p.m. every Monday. The show is produced by GCHS TV Class under the direction of Chris Barry and features programs about the Glen Cove School District and the City of Glen Cove.
•Duplicate Bridge. Friendly ACBL Accredited Duplicate Bridge Game. Refreshments served. Bring your favorite partner or we will get you one. Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Sunrise of Glen Cove, 39 Forest Ave. An ACBL certified director is in charge. Card fee $5. Call 671-2095.
•Book Club In Glen Cove. New members welcome. Meets on Tuesday afternoons once a month. Sociable group. Call Carol Rubin 671-2120.
•Junior Book Club for 4th and 5th graders will be held at 4 p.m. at the Locust Valley Library. One book will be read per month and will be discussed on the first Tuesday. Snacks are provided. Space is limited. Registration required. Call Kristine Piana 671-1837.
•Free Weekly Stand-Up Comedy Show every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Simply Fondue of Great Neck, 24 Great Neck Rd., (across the street from the LIRR Great Neck station), second floor, The Gardens shopping plaza, Great Neck. No admission fees; no drink minimums - just free comedy. Featuring acts from top clubs of Manhattan and LI. Call 466-4900.
•Chess & Go Club. The Sea Cliff Chess Club will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sea Cliff Gospel Chapel basement, 162 Sea Cliff Ave, Sea Cliff. Chess players of all ages and abilities welcome. For information or directions call David Collins 671-3806.
•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1500 in cash prizes guaranteed and smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.
•Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Rocco. The entire service is in both English and Italian. The recitation of the Rosary and a Novena to Padre Pio precedes the celebration of the Mass by Father Peter Vaccari. All are welcome.
•NAACP meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the First Baptist Church, 7 Continental Pl., Glen Cove Call 671-2090.
•Diabetes/Heart Support Group meets every third Monday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Maxwell Board Room, 101 St. Andrew’s Ln., Glen Cove. The club invites members of the community to attend meetings, network, learn about diabetes self management skills and a heart-healthy lifestyle. The program is free and refreshments are served. For more information or to confirm the date, call 516-674-7833 or 516-674-7936.
•Loss Of A Child Support Group will be held on the on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Patrick’s Church from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call Diana 233-4848.
•Holistic Living Support Group meets between 7:30 and 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 997 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. The launch of the first meeting is today. Meetings will involve open discussions to discuss effective tools and strategies to attain well-being and live a balanced life. For information visit: www.hlsg.org.
•Locust Valley Garden Club. The Executive Board of the Locust Valley Garden Club invites new members to join. The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Bailey Arboretum. Some of the committees take care of local gardens, do garden therapy with residents of Jones Manor, make projects with the children of the Grenville Boys and Girls Club and decorate local libraries at holiday time. If you are interested in becoming a member and perform a service to the community, contact Madeline 643-9109. Membership is not limited to Locust Valley residents. Anyone interested from surrounding towns is welcome to join. Upcoming programs include: garden video, holiday arrangements, sustainable landscapes and terrariums.
•Look Good...Feel Better, a free support program presented by the American Cancer Society in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, which helps cancer patients look and feel their best during and after cancer treatment. Held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Arena Oncology Associates, PC, 1999 Marcus Ave., Suite 120, Lake Success. For information or to reserve a space call Georgianna Barakat, LCSW, 365-2430.
•Nassau Mineral Club meets on the first Saturday of each month at Garvies Point Museum. Call 571-8010.
•Breakfast At St. Rocco’s. The public is invited to a full breakfast at the Madonna Room, St. Rocco’s Church, Third St., every first Sunday of the month except July and August. The price is $8 per person. 8 a.m. to noon. Call the Parish Office 676-2482.
•British Veterans of LI (BVLI) is a social club for British veterans and people of British descent. Meetings are held at St. Paul’s Church on the third Sunday of the month in September, November, January, March and May. In between, social events including a Boxing Day Party are held.
This program for the frail elderly is available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A warm, inviting, secure place to spend the day with a caring, experienced and responsive staff. Transportation is provided to residents of Glen Cove and some surrounding communities. Lunch and snacks are served daily. A full schedule of interesting and meaningful activities are offered: music, art, exercise, yoga, games, crafts and weekly outings. Call 759-2345 for more information.
Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for information.
Children with emotional challenges urgently need loving foster families. St. Christopher-Otillie Services for Children and Families needs your help. Can you provide structure, security and consistency for children over the age of 12 or teen moms and their babies? Long- and short-term placements available. Training, 24-hour support and generous stipend provided. Call Carmela 1-800-640-1891, ext. 188.
Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.
Located at 101 St. Andrews Ln.
•Disabilities Support Group in the Rehab Dining Room on the first Wednesday of the month. Call 674-7690.
•Diabetes Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the Maxwell Board Room/ Network and learn about diabetes self-management skills. Free. Refreshments are served. To RSVP call 674-7833 or 674-7936.
•Autoimmune Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Maxwell Board Room, ground floor. Open to anyone with an autoimmune disorder such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, type 1 diabetes, ulcerative colitis and other disorders. Call Carol Marino 674-7812. Free.