Friday, 12 October 2012 00:00
There will be an antique and collectibles auction at the First Presbyterian Church, 16 South 9th St., New Hyde Park at 5 p.m. for view, 6 p.m. auction. Lots include art work, books, jewelry, glass, furniture, games, linens, and much more. Refreshments available. Call 516-328-1963 or 516-437-7580 for more information.
Long Islanders are invited to bring their home-carved pumpkins to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury to compete in the Hicks Nurseries Second Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Registration is at 1 p.m. Judging begins at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for: Best Carved Pumpkin, Best Decorated Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin, Funniest Pumpkin and Best Pumpkin Carved by a Child (12 and under). The winner of each category will receive a $20 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries. Rules: One entry per person. All pumpkin decorating must be done at home prior to the contest. Use of candles is prohibited and no power will be provided. Hick Nurseries reserves the right to deny participation to entries considered to be offensive or done in bad taste. By entering the contest, entrants accept and agree to these rules and the prize judging process, which shall be final. Entrants allow Hicks Nurseries to use images of the pumpkins for publicity and promotion. For a list of all fall events at Hicks Nurseries, visit www.hicksnurseries.com.
David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, will offer the Mandell Dalis Memorial Lecture: “The Agenda: The 2012 Campaign,” at 3 p.m. at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Ln., Great Neck. Tickets are $30/regular and $26/student and senior. Subscription discounts are available. Call 516-482-5701 for more information.
Equipped with specially configured computers linked to the County’s database, the County Assessor’s staff will process property tax exemption applications. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Bring your deed and a copy of your 2011 Federal and State Tax returns. For a list of additional documentation needed for exemptions, call 516-571-6210 or visit: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Legis/LD/10/index.html
NAMI Queens/Nassau meeting with guest speaker Sheila Rettaliata, Recovery Coach of NYH/OASAS. Ms. Rettaliata will discuss NAR-ANON-how groups function, what they learn, and provide personal stories of caregivers coping successfully with the challenge of a loved one’s addiction. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Sloman Auditorium of Zucker Hillside Hospital, 266th St. and 76th Ave., Glen Oaks. A support group meets at 6 p.m. The meeting and support group are free and open to the public. For more information, visit: http://www.nami.org.
Renee Kann Silver, author of And Yet, I Still Loved France, will speak about her recently published memoir, which tells the story of her childhood in Alsace-Lorraine, France, and her experiences on the run with her family before and during World War II. The lecture, which is free of charge, will take place at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace, 29 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. It is sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a group whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls. For more information, contact Diane at 248-0476.
Organ Grinder Lola and Master Bob will present an evening of family fun at the Christ Lutheran Church, 300 Hillside Dr. South, in New Hyde Park at 7 p.m. Fun for young and old, lively and joyful in full costume with pictures that illustrate their traditional songs. A dessert hour will follow. Cost is $7 for adults and children are free. Call Shancy Full at 516-746-4889 to make a reservation.
The Gold Coast International Film Festival will be held from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28 the films will be shown in Manhasset, Roslyn, Great Neck and Port Washington. Venues for many of the events and parties include renowned Gold Coast mansions, including NYIT’s de Seversky Mansion (former DuPont estate), the Oheka Castle, commissioned by Otto Kahn, and the former Chrysler Mansion (currently on the grounds of the United States Merchant Marine Academy). For tickets or further information, please go on Facebook at facebook.com/gciff.
According to the organizers, the festival will include “feature length narrative, documentary and short film competitions with the Panavision and Deluxe Audience Awards; an out-of-competition series that will focus on classics and forgotten gems; foreign films; conversations with prominent members of the film community; and signature series, panels and special events.”
This year’s honorees include Ed Burns The Brothers McMullen, She’s the One, Saving Private Ryan, an actor, producer, director, and writer, who will receive the “Artist of Distinction” Filmmaker Award. A special screening of his latest film, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas will be presented during the festival.
Nelson DeMille – a best-selling author who wrote The Gold Coast, The Gate House, The General’s Daughter – will receive the festival’s Gold Coast Legend Award honor.
The lineup of films will be announced in October, but categories will include Iconic Hollywood: screenings of a classic silent film with live music accompaniment as well as conversations with Hollywood power personalities and more.
Heroes: a tribute in film and television to those who protect and defend our nation; films, broadcast, visual and musical presentations.
The Best of Long Island: films and candid conversations with producers, directors and writers from LI that have made an impact on the film industry.
Movies that Rock: films that tell stories about some of our most famous musicians and bands.
Animation: master class with Oscar-nominated animation artist Bill Plympton, featuring his latest film program featuring the best-animated shorts of New York’s Children’s Film Festival.
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). For additional information, contact 224-5800 or visit www.licm.org.