Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00
Accompanying the current exhibit, Defying the Devil: Christian Clergy Who Saved Jews from the Holocaust, at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of NC, on loan from the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives of Queensborough Community College, author Suzanne Vroman will speak about her book, Hidden Children of the Holocaust: Belgian Nuns and Their Daring Rescue of Young Jews from the Nazis at 1 p.m. The book includes documentation and personal interviews regarding the Mothers Superior of Catholic convents who saved not only Jewish children, but, often, their mothers during the Nazi occupation of Belgium. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Ms. Vromen will be happy to sign copies. The center is located at 100 Crescent Beach Rd. Suggested donation: $8 adults; $4 students to age 18 and seniors (65+). For information and directions call 571-8040, ext. 100.
Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine (D-Glen Cove) is sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening clinic from 3 to 5 p.m. at Magnolia Gardens, 899 Broadway, Westbury. The screenings are by appointment and will be performed in a private setting by doctors from Integrated Medical Foundation Inc. Call Assemblyman Lavine’s office at 676-0050 to schedule an appointment. Remember to bring photo identification to the clinic.
Located at 50 Barry Dr. The following events will be held:
•Aug. 20: Film: Unstoppable Solar Cycles: The Real Story of Greenland. 11 a.m., 2, 3 p.m.
•Aug. 21: Gallery Talk: “How Fossils Are Formed; Geological Relics Found in New York State” with geology curator George Allgaier. 1:30 p.m.
•Aug. 21: Film: Jewel of the Earth. 11 a.m., 3 p.m.
•Aug. 24: Film: Ancient Sea Turtles: The Last Voyage? 11 a.m., 2, 3 p.m.
•Aug. 25: Course: Jewelry Workshop. Adult program. Preregistration required. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.
•Aug. 25: Film: Eyewitness Dinosaur. 11 a.m., 2, 3 p.m.
•Aug. 26: Course: Sculpture Workshop. Adult program. Preregistration required. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
•Aug. 26: Film: Native American Artist: Grace Medicine Flower and Joseph Lone Wolf, Santa Clara Potters. 11 a.m., 2, 3 p.m.
•Aug. 27: Film: Pale Male: The Story of a Red-Tailed Hawk. 11 a.m., 2, 3 p.m.
•Aug. 28: Film: The Complete Cosmos from Stonehenge to Hubble: Looking at the Stars. 11 a.m., 2, 3 p.m.
•Aug. 31: Film: Raising the Mammoth. 11 a.m., 2, 3 p.m.
•Aug. 22: U2’s fabulous songs, including Pride, Vertigo, With or Without You, New Years Day, One, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Elevation and Get On Your Boots, are faithfully performed with exquisite attention to detail by 2U, the leading U2 tribute band. Musicians channeling Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. recreate the authentic experience of a U2 concert.
All profit goes to Mercy Medical Center:
•Nov. 9-20, the league is sponsoring a European River Cruise. This 12-day cruise will start in Budapest with included tours in Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Salzburg, Passau, Weltenburg and Nuremburg. Optional stays in Budapest and Prague are offered. Prices starting at $2899 have been reduced to $2599 pp, double occupancy, for a limited time. Price includes airfare, accommodations, all meals and tours. Taxes are extra. For information and a brochure call Barbara 935-5576.
•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 7:15 p.m. at Sterling Glen, 146 Glen St. 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.
•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. Call 671-2090.
•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.
•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.
•Families of the Disabled Support Group at Glen Cove Hospital. For spouses and other family members of persons with disabilities with the purpose of providing emotional support. Participants will learn from others who are coping with similar issues. 7 p.m. in the Maxwell Board Room. For information call Steven Yellin, Ph.D. 674-8403. Meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month.
•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.
The Glen Cove Animal Lovers’ League Shelter invites the public to visit the shelter to meet the many loving dogs and cats available for adoption. All cats have been tested, vaccinated and neutered and all dogs are vet checked. Our dog trainer/adoption coordinator will match one of our wonderful dogs with you and your family. The shelter, located at 40 Shore Rd., is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 676-5913.
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 more information.
Defying the Devil: Christian Clergy Who Saved Jews from the Holocaust, on loan from the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives of Queensborough Community College, will be on display through Sept. 30 at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County. The center has opened its long-awaited permanent exhibit which uses photographs, artifacts and video to relate the events of the Holocaust and relate them to more recent genocides and acts of intolerance. The center, located at 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Suggested donation $8 adults; $4 students to age 18 and seniors (65+). For information and directions call 571-8040, ext. 100 or go to www.holocaust-nassau.org.
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.
The American Parkinson’s Disease Association Information and Referral Center is located at NY College of Osteopathic Medicine of the NY Institute of Technology, Old Westbury and makes resources available to people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and their families and caregivers. Many materials are free of charge or require a small deposit. Call 626-6114.
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.
•Amputee Support Group at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehab Unit on the first Tuesday of the month. Call Barbara Cunningham 674-7981.
•Stroke Support Group for anyone who has suffered a stroke or brain injury meets every third Tuesday of the month. Family members welcome. 2 to 5 p.m. in the first floor Rehab South dining room. Call Cindy George 674-7692. Free.
•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.
•Families of the Disabled Support Group for spouses and other family members of persons with disabilities. Learn from others who are coping with similar issues. 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Maxwell Board Room. Call Steven Yellin 674-8403.