Friday, 05 October 2012 08:23
Mid Island Dahlia Society’s Dahlia Show noon to 5 p.m. at Planting Fields Arboretum’s Burns Conference Center. Show features a dazzling display of dahlias to enjoy, dahlia experts to answer your questions, and magnificent bouquets that you can purchase. Admission: free with Planting Fields $8 parking/entrance fee. Also on Sunday, Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 516-791-6894 or visit: midislanddahlia.com
Also known as Apple Fest, the festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature specialty cheeses, assorted baked goods, jellies, fudge and strudels, meats, roasted corn, apples and other seasonal produce. The festival hosts numerous children’s activities and games, storytelling and hand-crafted merchandise from a number of vendors. For volunteer opportunities and/or more information, call 628-4231 or visit www.millneck.org. Also on Sunday, Oct. 7.
Bring your pet for a blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals at Brookville Reformed Church, 2 Brookville Rd., Brookville, at 10 a.m. All well-behaved, vaccinated pets with ID on a leash or in a carrier, photos of those that cannot attend or stuffed animals are welcome. Refreshments following the service. The Animals Lovers League, Glen Cove, will be joining. A monetary donation is welcome as it pays for their medical expenses. Additionally, donations are welcomed of any brand of cat litter, Fancy Fest canned food for kittens, Friskies canned or dry food for adult cats, pillowcases, cat toys and/or Purina for the dogs. For further information, call 626-0414.
Join Gem Craft Boutique along with Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting ceremony 11 a.m. at 58 Glen Head Rd., Glen Head. Mayor Ralph Suozzi will be attending. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 516-874-3639.
Jewelry sale and flea market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. Flea market items needed. Something for everyone. Great bargains. All proceeds will benefit Last Hope’s pet adoption and community outreach programs (such as Last Hope’s “Fix A Feral” vouchers). For more information call 516-921-2008 or 516-938-4225. Visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.
The American Legion, Glenwood Landing Post 336, will host a “Big Band Night” from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The Gene Holm Orchestra will entertain with music from the 40s to the 80s. Admission is $15 and snacks and a cash bar will be available. The Post is located at 190 Glen Head Rd., Glen Head. For reservations call 516-429-6174.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will host a traditional fall family festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will celebrate Sagamore Hill’s agricultural history as well as Theodore Roosevelt’s 154th birthday. Activities will include entertainment for children, old-fashioned games and crafts, interactive farm demonstrations, exhibits, music, farm animal petting area, food vendors, Theodore Roosevelt as portrayed by James Foote and more. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and popcorn will be available on the site or you may bring your own picnic. Rain or shine. For more information call 516-922-4788 or visit www.nps.gov/sahi.
“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org.
An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.
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 craft fee. Call 516-571-8010 for more information or visit: www.garviespointmuseum.com
•Oct. 6: Autumn leaf craft from noon to 3 p.m. Capture the beauty of autumn with a seasonal leaf print craft. Patrons can also enjoy a seasonal film: Fall Color: Trees of Eastern Forests (30 mins.) with showings at 11 a.m., noon, 2 and 3 p.m.
•Oct. 27: Halloween bat craft from noon to 3 p.m. Make a spooky bat mobile for Halloween this year that can hang in your room or out in the yard. Patrons can also enjoy a Halloween film: Bat Adventures (30 mins.) with showings at 11 a.m., noon, 2 and 3 p.m.
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 seniors (65+); $4 students. 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.
Drawings, paintings, and photography. New works by Lauren Haimelin on view at K. DiResta Collective, 212 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff from September through November. All are welcome. For more information call 516-671-5895 or visit www.kdirestadesign.com.
•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.
•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.