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Auditions for Almost Maine
Monday, March 26

Duplicate Bridge Game
Monday, March 26

Nocturnal Bird Migration
Tuesday, March 27


Thursday, March 22

Oklahoma! at St. Marys

Saint Mary’s Elementary School will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! on Thursday, March 22. Friday, March 23. and Saturday, March 24 in the St. Mary’s High School Immaculata Hall Auditorium. All performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased in advance at the elementary school office or call 627-0184.

Kiwanis Club of Manhasset/PW

Meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the Port Washington Yacht Club. After enjoying a delicious luncheon, a speaker will be presented. Guests and new members are always welcome. Contact Barbara Pierce for further information 627-0661.

Women’s Roll of Honor Breakfast

The19th Annual May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor Breakfast will be held at Harbor Links in Port Washington from 8 to 10 a.m. Since 1994, North Hempstead has held a Women’s History Month Breakfast to honor women who have made a contribution to their community, possess a special personal talent, or have accomplished a significant achievement through public or quiet work.

The Wars: The U.S. in the Middle East

Presented by the Shelter Rock Forum and Social Justice Committee of UUCSR., LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Great Neck SANE/Peace Action. Dr. Phyllis Bennis believes it is crucial now to highlight the connection between failed foreign policy, bloated military spending, illegal wars and the economic crisis at home. Her books include Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power and a set of Middle East primers including Ending the US War in Afghanistan and Understanding the Palestinian Israel Conflict. 7:30 p.m. in the Social Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. Suggested donation $5. Call 627-6560.

Topics of Concern in Today’s World

The Crucifixion Image in Art presented by Al Burke. 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Free will offering. Call 621-8300, ext. 15. Go to www.inisfada.net. Future dates: April 19 and May 24.


Friday, March 23

Stroke Support Group

Jill Fazzolare, assistant to the director of Constituent Affairs from NC Executive Ed Mangano’s office is scheduled to talk to North Shore-LIJ’s stroke support group members about the “Vial of Life” program from 11 a.m. to noon at North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Dr., Entrance 3, Apartment Building # 304, Manhasset. All stroke survivors and their caregivers are welcome to attend. The program involves storing important personal and medical information listed on a card inside a vial that is kept in the refrigerator. A magnet, which emergency medical personnel are trained to look for, is placed on the outside of the refrigerator to indicate the presence of the vial. The information includes an individual’s medical history, known allergies, current prescriptions and phone numbers of doctors and relatives to be contacted in an emergency. For more information and free parking instructions, call 516-562-4947.

Our Journey of Hope: Forgiveness

Sponsored by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Presenter: Sr. Ann McCoy, SSJ. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Free will donation. Call 621-8300, ext. 15. Go to www.inisfada.net. Also on May 8: “Praying with Scripture.”

Fordham Alumni Retreat

“The Journey of a Disciple: A Lenten Retreat” – March 23 (5 p.m. registration) – March 25 (after lunch). Presenter: Fr. Thomas J. Scirghi, SJ. $300 pp private, $250 pp semi-private. St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Call 621-8300, ext. 15. Go to www.inisfada.net.


Saturday, March 24

Manhasset SEPTA

Free DJ Dance-Along dance lessons. Saturdays for four sessions at 1 p.m. in Manhasset High School. For kids 12 year old and up—email reservation is needed. Special education teacher and professional DJ/MC breaks down the popular dance moves and DJ songs, teaching kids dances like the Cupid Shuffle and Cha Cha Slide. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up or for more information about the program.


Sunday, March 25

Annual Angela Miller Memorial Lacrosse Clinic

The fifth annual Angela Miller Memorial Lacrosse Clinic at Manhasset High School stadium and girls field.


Who: Grades 3 & 4, 9–10 a.m. girls and boys; Grades 5 & 6, 10:15–11:15 a.m. girls and boys; Grades 7 & 8, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. girls and boys. The entrance fee per child is $40. For more information go to www.millerlacrosse.com.

Manhasset SEPTA

Free Music Therapy – Two sessions 11 a.m. and noon. For kids up to 10 years old – email reservation is needed. This music therapy workshop helps promote interaction skills and music appreciation in special needs children. Held in the Manhasset Bayview Avenue firehouse, second floor (no parking permitted in the firehouse lot). Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a spot for either session or to find out more about the program.

Saint-Saens Organ Symphony

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset, will present organist Mollie Nichols in a recital at 2 p.m. Featured on the program will be Camille Saint-Saens’ Symphony and performed by the orchestra at Shelter Rock under the direction of Music Director Stephen Michael Smith. Ms. Nichols will also perform solo works for organ by Bach and Messalen on the congregation’s 47 rank Mechanical Action Jaeckel pipe organ. Open to the public. $8 donation UUCSE members; $10 nonmembers will be requested at the door. Free parking. Call 627-6560.


Monday, March 26

Auditions for Almost Maine

The Friends of The Manhasset Library presents an entirely student-run theatrical production of Almost Maine. Auditions are today from 4 to 7 p.m. and all resident and nonresident high school students are invited to try out. Rehearsals will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with the actual performance on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. For more information, please contact Susan Nolan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Duplicate Bridge Game

An open game is held every Monday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. at Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset. Master points are awarded. There is a $10 card fee. Refreshments served. For questions call Lynn Weiss 718-279-1005.

Manhasset Republican Club

Meets the last Monday of the month at the Landmark Diner, second floor, 1927 Northern Blvd. 7 p.m. social and 7:30 p.m. meeting. Call Martin Dekom 850-2717 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Nassau-Suffolk Police Retreat

March 26 (5 p.m. registration) – Sunday, March 29 (after lunch). Presenter: police chaplains. Offering: $390 pp private, $345 pp semi-private. St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Free will offering. Call 621-8300, ext. 15.

Empower Your Health

Dr Karissa Maggio is a New York Chiropractic College graduate. She has a firm belief in allowing the body to heal what it can on its own. There is a definite need for an allopathic approach with certain conditions, but when your body is adjusted and in balance (homeostasis) the need for symptom controlling drugs can be lessened. Come for this free Calliope Fitness and Arts complimentary lecture to learn a different and unique way to think about your body through chiropractic care, lifestyle advice including nutritional and exercise recommendations. 7:30 p.m. at Nrad Wellness, 1350 Northern Blvd., Manhasset. To register call 516-472-7255.


Tuesday, March 27

Duplicate Bridge

Bridge games are held every Tuesday evening at 7:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Center, 29 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset. If you are interested in a friendly duplicate game, call Jo-Ann Damato at 883-9248 for more information.

Al-Anon

Meetings Al-Anon meets at the Shelter Rock Church, 626 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Story Times

Barnes & Noble in Manhasset holds Toddler Bedtime Stories every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. No drop-offs. Call 365-6723 to confirm.

Manhasset Art Association

Weekly live-model sessions. Meetings for members are held at the Quaker Meeting House, Northern Blvd., on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. For membership information, call Linda Davison Mathues 365-5019. Go manhassetart.org.

Manhasset Rotary Meeting

The Rotary Club of Manhasset meets every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pearl East Restaurant, 1191 Northern Blvd., across from Macys. Guests are welcome. For more information call Dick Law 633-7686.

The Board of Commissioners of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water Districts

Will meet every Tuesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. to discuss the weekly business of the district. All meetings will be conducted in the Boardroom at the District Office, 170 East Shore Rd., Great Neck, unless otherwise publicly notified. The regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The board is available on a daily basis to respond to concerns, questions and issues of the district residents pertaining to fire/water district matters. Special arrangements or appointments can be made through Barbara Pisani at 466-4416, ext. 704.

Elmer A. Sperry Toastmasters Club # 4326

This is a public club and new members are welcome. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Company 5, 21-78th Ave., New Hyde Park, on the second floor. Visit www.verysperry.com or call Frank Soluri 797-6900 or John Bekisz 352-1584.

Speak & Lead Without Fear- Toastmasters International

Drop Ins always welcome. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:20 to 9 p.m. at the Manhasset Lakeville Fire House, 21, 78th Ave. (just off Lakeville Rd). Visit website at www.verysperry.com or call Ken Beiner 998-8350.

Films that Speak to the Spirit

Meets the last Tuesday of the month from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Come enjoy some thought-provoking movies that touch upon many themes of Ignatian Spirituality and dynamics found in the Spiritual Exercises. Facilitated by Fr. Damian Halligan, SJ. $15 per session. Call 621-8300, ext. 15. Also on April 24, May 29.

Nocturnal Bird Migration

Dr. Andrew Farnsworth has been studying bird migration and flight calls in the U.S., Mexico and the Antilles as well as leading nature tours in North and South America. We all know birds migrate in the spring and fall, but we may not realize the magnitude of these events since much of this migration takes place at night, thousands of birds at one time. Find out how he tracks this and what he sees. This program is sponsored by the North Shore Audubon Society. 7 p.m. at the Manhasset Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave. For more information go to northshoreaudubon.org. Call 627-2300.

Manhasset SEPTA

Meeting and expert presentation. CSE and IEP Tips From an Impartial Hearing Officer. 7 p.m. in the Manhasset Library Garden Room – 3 floor. SEPTA official business meeting includes officer reports and 12-13 executive board nominations, followed immediately by St. John’s Law Professor Mary Noe who is a special needs parent, special ed lawyer and an impartial hearing officer. This expert presentation offers tips for parents to enable full participating in CSE meetings and in the IEP process. Light refreshments will be served-all are welcome to attend. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details or a copy of the presentation.


Wednesday, March 28

LI Chapter of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Is recruiting for 2012-13. If you are retired and would like to spend some time working directly with people who are economically poor and marginalized or with organizations that address the issues that affect the poor consider joining IVC. Informational meetings: Wednesdays, March 28, April 4 or April 18 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset. RSVP to Nick O’Neill 435-0065 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, March 29

March Madness for Moms

The Women’s Club of Flower Hill sponsors a March Madness for Moms event at Green’s Pub, Manhasset. Spring is here and before the real madness begins, join friends and neighbors at 7:30 p.m. for appetizers and mini spa treatments with a cash bar. For further information, contact Judy Fleishman, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 365-9248.

What is Unique About Marc’s Photographs

When Marc Josloff creates a photography, both in the taking and the making, he strives to produce an efficient visual poem much like a haiku…an image that suggests rather than narrates a story. Influenced by 18th and 20th century Japanese woodcuts and early 20th century paintings, Marc likes to get closer to his subjects, emphasize negative spaces, flatten shapes and simplify value patterns until the images read clearly and reflect his unique temperament and personal way of seeing. This speaker program is presented by the LI Center of Photography. 7 p.m. at the Manhasset Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave.


Friday, March 30

‘In Our Own Voice’

Women veterans tell their gripping stories in dramatic monologues at 7:30 p.m. Four monologues based on intensive interviews with women veterans and current servicewomen will be followed by a talkback with the audience facilitated by a servicewoman and a psychotherapist. Women’s Group welcomes your participation in honoring the service of all women in the Armed Forces. The event will take place at the Worship Hall at UUCSR, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset, where refreshments will be served after the program. Everyone – women, men, teens and all veterans are welcome. Reserve by calling Sharyn at 627-6560, ext. 160.

Trip to Atlantic City

The Port Washington Senior Citizens Center at 80 Manorhaven Blvd., is sponsoring a trip to the Taj Mahal from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $35 and that includes $30 slot play. Call 883-6656 for reservations.

The Gift of Years

Wayfaring: A Gospel Journey in Everyday Life by Margaret Silf. This program is for seniors aged 62 and over. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25pp; lunch is provided. St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Call 621-8300, ext. 15. Go to www.inisfada.net.

Men’s Palm Sunday Retreat

From Pain to Joy. Friday, March 30 (5 p.m. registration) – Sunday, April 1 (after lunch). Presenter: Fr. Jeff Chojnacki, SJ. Offering: $300 pp private; $250 pp semi-private. St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Call 621-8300, ext. 15. Go to www.inisfada.net.


Saturday, March 31

Easter Egg-stravaganza

Shelter Rock Church is hosting its annual Easter Egg-stravaganza from 2 to 4 p.m. in Manhasset at the Mary Jane Davies Green Park, Plandome Rd. There will be face painting, games, egg hunts and an appearance by the Easter bunny. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information visit www.ShelterRockChurch.com or call 516-627-2270.

Manhasset SEPTA

Free Parent-Child Activity Group. Saturdays for five weeks of group activities for special needs kids (all ages). First session - Bowling (bowling group rate applies) All families are welcomed to this special needs activity group. It is just getting out to do fun activities in this five week program run by a social worker to facilitate parent-child interactions and experience sharing. Only cost is what is charged by activity location (mini golf, bowling, fishing, etc). Come meet other parents and kids while learning to enjoy various activities together in local settings. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up or for details about the program.

Don Scott Memorial Colon Cancer Benefit Dinner

The Don Scott Memorial Foundation, to raise awareness for colon cancer, holds their first benefit dinner at the Plandome Country Club. An elaborate cocktail hour from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a sit down dinner from 8 to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by a DJ. Tickets are $155 for adults and $110 for those under 21. Please visit the website www.donscottmemorialfoundation.org or contact Mr. Scott’s son, Don at 516-526-7093 to RSVP.

Manhasset SEPTA

Free DJ Dance-Along dance lessons. Saturdays for four sessions at 1 p.m. in Manhasset High School. For kids 12 years old and up - email reservation is needed. Special education teacher and professional DJ/MC breaks down the popular dance moves and DJ songs, teaching kids dances like the Cupid Shuffle and Cha Cha Slide. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up or for more information about the program.


Tuesday, April 3

Women of the Well

Meets the first Tuesday of the month. Gatherings of companionship, prayer and reflection for women. Facilitated by Jean Lynch. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. $15 pp. Call 621-8300 ext. 15. Go to www.inisfada.net.

MJCC Discussion Group

The Manhasset Jewish Community Council is holding its monthly Discussion Group at 12:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee will be served. The group is held at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore the first Tuesday of each month. Call Ilse Sander 627-5123.


Thursday, April 5

Men’s Club

The Men’s Club of Manhasset usually meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month (except July and August) at the Congregational Church of Manhasset at 11:45 a.m. for a hot lunch, coffee and dessert, followed by an interesting speaker. There is a $10 charge that is waived for your first visit. For further information call Frank Dotzler at 627-9191. Program: Easter Message – Rev. James Only.


Friday, April 6

Clutterers Anonymous

A 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets on the first and third Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. There are no dues or fees. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call (866) 800-3881 or visitwww.ClutterersAnonymous.net.


Upcoming Events

PHWC Philanthropic Luncheon

The Annual PHWC Philanthropic Luncheon will be held at The Manhasset Bay Yacht Club on April 25.

Red Stocking Revue

Port Washington/Manhasset Chapter of Cancecare present its “ Red Stocking Revue,” on April 19, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. Join the chapter and assist cancer patients and their families. Tickets are on sale at local stores and on Paypal. For Patron reservations call Carole 516-944-9838 or regular tickets, call Debbie 516-883-8955. Call Barbara Faticone, RSR chairperson 516-883-6693 for any other information if needed.


Agenda

Manhasset Chamber of Commerce

The monthly meeting of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce will take place the first Tuesday of each month at the Manhasset Lakeville Firehouse, Company #1, Bayview Ave., from 5 to 6 p.m. All are welcome. For further information e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations

The Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations meets at 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June, in Town Hall in the law library.

Manhasset Park District Schedule of Meetings

The Manhasset Park District Board of Commissioners meets on Mondays at 6:15 p.m., the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Manhasset Park District Office at 62 Manhasset Ave., Manhasset, unless otherwise publicly notified. These meetings are open to the public.

Village of Flower Hill

The Flower Hill Village Board meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Bonnie Heights Rd., Flower Hill.

Village of Munsey Park

The Village of Munsey Park Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., Village Hall, 1777 Northern Blvd., Munsey Park.

Village of North Hills

North Hills Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Shelter Rock Rd., North Hills.

Village of Plandome

Plandome Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Plandome Village Hall, 65 South Dr., Plandome.

Village of Plandome Heights

The Plandome Heights Board of Trustees usually meets at 8 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Plandome Heights Village Hall, 37 Orchard St. Contact the village office at 627-1136 to confirm the schedule. Any individual requiring special assistance to attend should notify the village clerk at least 48 hours in advance.

Village of Plandome Manor

Plandome Manor Board of Trustees usually meets at 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Village Hall, 55 Manhasset Ave., Manhasset.

News

Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 

 

“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


Sports

On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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