Friday, 18 May 2012 00:00
Long Island Children’s Museum kicks off the week with an informative workshop for parents and caregivers. Andrew Vaughan, Ph.D. will offer effective, realistic, and a flexible range of options to help exasperated parents asking, “What should I do with this kid?” Parenting Workshop–Positive Discipline on May 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. In a 90-minute presentation given by Andrew Vaughan, Ph.D. parents and caregivers will have a chance to learn techniques and tips to avoid frustrating moments, understand children’s behavior, develop discipline methods for families. A chance to ask questions and receive answers. All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children. Under a year, free. $10 seniors. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 224-5800 or visit www.licm.org. Upcoming events at the Long Island Children’s Museum include: Early Childhood Programs stART (Story plus Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Messy Afternoons: Saturday, Sunday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).
The Holy Spirit Rosary Altar Society, of Holy Spirit Church, will hold a plant and cake sale on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The sale will also be held on May 20 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The sale will be held in the parish center, located in Martin Hall, 16 South 6th Street, New Hyde Park. Delicious home-baked cakes, cookies, cupcakes, etc. will be available, as well as plants and hanging plants. There will also be raffles for baskets of cheer. We invite everyone to join in the spring fun. For further details, please call 775-1469.
Hits from “Golden Age of Operetta.” classic musical theater and contemporary shows including: New Moon, Oklahoma, West Side Story, Spelling Bee, Spring Awakening, Annie, A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music and others. Featuring tenor Jason Robinette and Tais Szilagi, Toni Szilagi, Rebecca Bastos, Veronica Mak, Naomi Williams, Missy Dunlop and The Treble Makers Show Choir. Donation suggestion is $10. Reception to follow at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 600 New Hyde Park Road, New Hyde Park. Telephone number: 354-6956.
Chairman John Riordan and the Temporary Redistricting Committee of the Town of North Hempstead have announced that a public meeting on town council redistricting will take place at 7:30 p. m. at town hall, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset. The redistricting process occurs every 10 years to ensure that council district lines are in conformity with the most recent census figures. Prior to making recommendations to the town board on possible revisions to the council district lines, the committee invites all residents to attend the public meeting and review possible revisions. The committee will make plans available online and web cast the Monday evening meeting. The Committee invites the public to comment at its public meeting, and will accept written comments until June 1, 2012. All information, including maps and web cast access, can be located by clicking the Redistricting Committee link under town updates at www.NorthHempsteadNY.Gov. Written comments should be addressed to the Committee at: Temporary Redistricting Committee, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, Duplicate Bridge is being offered on Thursday afternoons beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center. For reservations, call 917-658-5991.
From 3:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Hillside School gym, 150 West Maple Drive, New Hyde Park, a blood drive will be held by the New York Blood Center. To make an appointment please call 434-2410. Criteria includes: Valid ID, minimum weight of 110 pounds, age-16 to 76 (16 year-olds need parental consent, eat well (low fat) and drink fluids.
Herricks will hold its regular school board meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.
Herricks High School will hold its Senior Awards Assembly in the high school courtyard at 8:15 p.m.
The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park Schools will be closed in celebration of Memorial Day. This holiday is given due to the fact that no days related to bad weather were taken this year because of a mild winter.
New Hyde Park Village, in conjunction with the VFW and The American Legion, will hold its annual Memorial Day parade stepping off from Hillside Boulevard at 10 a.m. There will be a stop at village hall, corner of New Hyde Park Road and Jericho Turnpike, to place a wreath at the rock, the site of all the names of New Hyde Park residents who perished at war. The parade will then head north on New Hyde Park Road to Memorial Park on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Wilton Avenue where there will also be a wreath laying and speeches on the meaning of Memorial Day, usually delivered by New Hyde Park Village Mayor Daniel Petruccio. The parade will then disband and refreshments will be served back at Marcus Christ Hall, on the grounds of village hall.
All schools, banks and municipal buildings are closed to celebrate this holiday. This day commemorates all men and women who have died while serving in the military service for the United States.
The next regular meeting of the Water Authority of Western Nassau County will be held at 7 p.m. at the offices of the water authority, 58 South Tyson Avenue, Floral Park. Public is welcome.
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, 500 Leonard Boulevard, New Hyde Park, will hold its annual awards night at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Awards will be given to the members of the senior class.
The Herricks Community Fund Carnival will open on the grounds of the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park from 6 to 10 p.m. and will continue on Friday, June 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.; on June 2 from noon until 10 p.m. and on June 3 from noon to 8 p.m.
The Sarah Grace Foundation For Children With Cancer, Inc. will hold its Second Annual Theatrical Fundraiser, “Unrehearsed Night of Improv,” at 7 p.m. on June 1 and again on June 2 in the Hicksville Methodist Church Social Hall, 130 West Old Country Road, Hicksville. The fun and family-oriented show will be similar to the popular improvisational comedy television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Tickets, which are $12 per person, can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting www.TheSarahGraceFoundation.org or calling The Sarah Grace Foundation at) 433-9745. Proceeds will benefit the Long Island based non-profit corporation dedicated to helping other children and their families facing the financial and emotional challenges and hardships brought upon by childhood cancer.