Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00
133 min. R (2013). Based on a true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. At the Glen Cove Library, 6 p.m.
Best-selling author Ann Hood will visit the Gold Coast Public Library at 7 p.m. to discuss three of her novels, The Obituary Writer, The Knitting Circle and The Red Thread. Hood’s novels deal with complex emotions, featuring women handling family issues, enjoying friendships, and dealing with tragedies large and small. Her writing is evocative, with a lyrical flow.
Friends of the Gold Coast Library will sell copies of her books and the author will sign them.
Registration is required and can be done in-person at the library, by phone by calling 516-759-8300 or online at www.goldcoastlibrary.org. The event takes place in the Gold Coast Public Library Annex, 40 Railroad Ave. Glen Head. For more information about the event visit www.goldcoastlibrary.org/ereading/readersadvisory/annhood
The object of the Glen Garden Club of Glen Head is to promote interest and activity in gardening to encourage the adoption of higher garden standards for the benefit of individuals and the community at large. The club meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center on Glen Head Rd. in Glen Head (next to Glen Head Post Office). Meetings include demonstrations of flower arranging and programs on planting, horticulture and landscape design.
GCTA Executive Board Meeting, 3:45 p.m.
For the Glen Cove School District’s PTA
North Shore High School, 8 a.m.
Landing Elementary School, 7 p.m.
At the Locust Valley Library. $20 for AARP members, $25 non-members. Must register in person with a check or money order. Don’t forget your bagged lunch. 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Members of the Key Club will be washing cars from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Shore High School.
John Burns Village Green at the Sea Cliff Library. All proceeds benefit the library. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Feel the spirit: The North Shore Community Chorus (NSCC), under the direction of Stephen Goldstein, will perform their final concert of the 2013-2014 season: an exciting and uplifting performance of African-American spirituals, featuring works by William Dawson, Jester Hairston, Houston Bright, Peter Bagley and Andre Thomas. The NSCC also feature a performance of musical selections by “Musica Schmoozica” directed by Carol Goglia. 8 p.m. at the North Shore High School auditorium, 450 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. Admission is free.
Carmine Destefano performs at JW’s Public House, Glen Head, 7 p.m.
Live Stock performs at Still Partners in Sea Cliff at 9 p.m.
Get the grill fired up, take the party to the golf course or head to the beach!
The Glen Cove Board of Education will meet at Finley Middle School at 7:30 p.m.
Learn how to clean up and speed up your computer, protect it from viruses and spyware, minimize junk email, and more. Registration for this free program is required. Locust Valley Library, 7 p.m.
Glen Cove City Hall, 8 p.m.
North Shore High School’s PTO year end dinner is tonight; call district for details.
The Glen Head Glenwood Business Association’s monthly meeting will be held at Heirloom Tavern in Glen Head at 6 p.m.
It’s time to get “lit” at sunset. Bring your book, beach chair and snacks and join in for the Glen Cove Library’s first ever evening book discussion at Pryibil Beach at 6 p.m., discussing Liane Moriarty’s poignant novel, What Alice Forgot. After suffering an accident that causes her to forget the last 10 years of her life, Alice is astonished to discover that she is 39 years old, a mother of three children and in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from a man she dearly loves. Join Marissa Lee Damiano and Amy Mondello as they lead a dynamic discussion of this novel. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Rain location will be at the library.
Steve Silverman performs at JW’s Public House, Glen Head, 7 p.m.
Glen Cove City Hall, 7:30 p.m.
At the North Shore High School theater, 7:30 p.m.
U.S. Marine Corps All-Star Lacrosse Game will be at the Glen Cove High School at noon.