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Health Fair
Saturday, April 21

Coalition for a Safer Manhasset
Saturday, April 21

Public Meeting on Fracking
Monday, April 23


Thursday, April 19

Men’s Club

The Men’s Club of Manhasset has met continuously for 65 years. The club 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.

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.


Friday, April 20

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.

Friday Afternoon Book Club

In the Garden of the Beast by Eric Larson. 1 p.m. at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, 1001 Plandome Rd., Plandome. All welcome. Free.


Saturday, April 21

Health Fair

St. Francis Hospital’s DeMatteis Center will hold its annual health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The DeMatteis Center For Cardiac Research & Education, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. No registration required. The day includes: Cholesterol/BP/Diabetes screening, Ask the Doctor Series, nutrition information, Women’s Center services, tours, stroke prevention/information, stop smoking tips, health screenings and more. Also available are CPR and First Aid demonstrations. The Heart Walk will begin at 1 p.m., weather permitting. Bring walking shoes. For more information call 629-2013.

Manhasset SEPTA

Free Parent-Child Activity Group. Saturdays for five weeks of group activities for special needs kids (all ages). Second session—Fishing (Cold Spring Harbor group rate applies). All families are welcomed to this special needs activity group—it is like scouts without the badges or meetings. 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 more details about the program.

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.

Coalition for a Safer Manhasset

Plandome Road Merchants’ Association “Sidewalk Sweep” on Plandome Road, 10 a.m. to noon, in partnership with the Town of North Hempstead. Student and adult volunteers meet at the Manhasset train station for this community event. The town will provide T-shirts, gloves and trash bags. Bring your own broom. Community Service Hour Certificates will be available. Volunteer photographers are needed to document the event. Many Plandome Road merchants will be offering discount opportunities. RSVP with your name, youth or adult T-shirt sizes requested and phone number to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or CSM, P.O. Box 556, Manhasset, NY 11030.

Gala Opera Benefit

Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella or Goodness Triumphant) is an operatic drama gicoso in two acts, the ultimate rages to riches tale told by Gioacchino Rossini in one of the most delightful comic operas ever written. Mezzo soprano Francs Devine sings the lovely Angelina, treated like a maid by her father and selfish stepsisters until her goodness and beauty win her a kingdom and the hand of Prince Ramiro, sung by Jonathan Kline. Champagne and dessert reception. 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. Tickets $25 to benefit The Center for the Women of New York. Childcare provided. Reserve with Sharyn 627-6560, ext. 160 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, April 22

Manhasset SEPTA

Free Ride a Two Wheeler and Lose the Training Wheels workshops. 1 to 2 p.m. Mary Jane Davis LIRR parking lot. Open to all ages—email reservation is needed, for space is limited to 10 participants. Adaptive PT teaches the skills needed for riding a two wheeler in this workshop. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a spot or to find out more about the program.

Concert

At 3 p.m. the Chancel Choir and soloists of The Congregational Church of Manhasset, with organ accompaniment by Judith Feuss and a five-piece string ensemble, under the direction of Craig Tocher, will present Requiem Op. 9 by Maurice Durufle as the major work, and several short anthems by Gabriel Faure, Cesar Franck and Maurice Durufle. Reception following concert. Free admission. The church is located at 1845 Northern Blvd., Manhasset. Call 516-627-4911.

Rummage/Vintage Sale

Temple Judea’s (333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset) annual sale of gently used clothes, toys and house wares. Special section of new garments. Great items at great bargains. Noon to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit Temple Judea’s Women of Reform Judaism. For more information, call 516-621-8049.


Monday, April 23

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.

Torah Study Group

Rabbi Todd Chizner will guide his class through the study of the Torah in an interactive and exciting examination of the Jewish holy book. Designed for all levels of Jewish learners, members will study and discuss the wisdom, insights and ethical issues and challenges the Torah presents to modern society. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset.

Public Meeting on Fracking

Come for a discussion about hydraulic fracturing and what can be done about it. Fracking threatens our air, water and food. Community leaders and concerned residents will come together to show elected officials that their leadership is needed in keeping fracking out of New York. Sponsored by Food & Water Watch, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Grassroots Environmental Education, Reach Out America, among others. 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset.


Tuesday, April 24

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. 150 Also on May 29.

Musical Entertainment Night

Temple Judea’s (333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset) children and adults will once again amaze and entertain the audience with their incredible talents. The evening is sponsored by the Sisterhood of WRJ. 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 516-621-8049.

The Pine Barrens

John Turner, co-founder of the LI Pine Barrens Society, will speak about Long Island’s premier ecosystem, which once covered one-fourth of the Island’s land mass, but today, has only 105,000 acres remaining. The Pine Barrens sits atop the greatest quantities of the purest drinking water left on Long Island and boasts the greatest diversity of plant and animal species anywhere in New York State. This program is sponsored by the North Shore Audubon Society. 7 p.m. at the Manhasset Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave. Call 627-2300.


Wednesday, April 25

PHWC Philanthropic Luncheon

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

The Hand Painted Photographs

Speaker Susanna Briselli, fine art painter. Though trained as a painter, Susanna Briselli often used photographs as studies for her paintings. Combing the two mediums came about accidentally in 1972, long before the technique was re-introduced into contemporary visual vocabulary. She built on those early experiments, developing a body of work she dubbed photo paintings. In Susanna Briselli’s presentation, the audience will take a brief look at the history of the handpainted photograph in America, the reasons for its birth and demise, its seemingly transgressive rebirth and the how and why as Susanna approached this mix of mediums. Presented by the LI Center of Photography. 7 p.m. at the Manhasset Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave.


Thursday, April 26

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.

Potpourri of Jewish Studies

At Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ellen Gatswirth, Temple Judea’s educator, explores all aspects of Jewish life and learning through discussion, celebration, music, and delicious food. The study of Jewish life strengthens our identity and pride, by linking our history to our lives today.


Friday, April 27

Spring Fling Dance

Free DJ dance for special needs kids in 7th grade and up. Dance, socialize, enjoy refreshments. Join professional DJ and MC Rob Herbst (special ed teacher too) and learn all the popular DJ dances. 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Manhasset High School Annex Room. The program is free but registration is required. Space is limited. Maximum 40 participants. Sign up at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, April 28

Spring Fling Dance

Social for special needs kids. Open to all kids 12 years and up. An adaptive setting is created for special needs tweens/teens to enjoy a real community dance social where refreshments and treat will be served while participants enjoy dancing to a professional DJ dance mix. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Group size is limited to 40 kids. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a spot or find out more about the program.

Healing a Grieving Heart

This program is for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Presenter: Georgina McKee, RN. 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. $20 pp per session. Call 621-8300, ext. 10. Go to www.inisfada.net. Future date May 12.

22nd Annual Flea Market

The 22nd Annual Flea Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, Lutheran, 1901 Northern Blvd., Manhasset (across from Apple Store). Clothing, books, housewares, toys, games, furniture. Bake shop with home baked goodies. Indoors, rain or shine. For more information call the church office 516-627-2430.


Sunday, April 29

Greatest Generation

Presents Sunday Afternoon at the Opera: A Look at Nabucco. Temple Judea (333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset) welcomes back Ross Crolius, who recently retired from the Metropolitan Opera, after 25 years as a full-time chorister. Through the use of DVD and discussion, Mr. Crolius will bring the world of Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, which takes place during the time of the Hebrew exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 person and all ages are welcome and includes more than a nosh. RSVP to the temple office 516-621-8049 by April 25.

Manhasset SEPTA

Free Ride a Two Wheeler and Lose the Training Wheels workshops. Open to all ages. 1 to 2 p.m. in the Mary Jane Davis LIRR parking lot. Email reservation is needed; space is limited to 10 participants. Adaptive PT teaches the skills needed for riding a two wheeler in this workshop. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a spot or to find out more about the program.


Monday, April 30

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 . The club will welcome Michael Mulhall, current managing principal/director of LiquidHub Consulting. Mr. Mulhall’s 26 years of Capital Markets experience can enlighten people on wise investment decisions during these difficult economic times. All welcome.


Tuesday, May 1

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, May 3

Spring Luncheon

The Guild of St. Francis Hospital’s Annual Spring Luncheon, An Afternoon on Broadway, is being held at The Brookville Country Club. Americana Manhasset is sponsoring this extravaganza with a production starring Tony Award winner, Brian Stokes Mitchell. Contact 516-562-6454 for more information or to purchase tickets. All proceeds are donated toward the renovations at St. Francis Hospital.


Sunday, May 6

LI Choral Society

Presents Favorite Opera Choruses featuring Arlene Travis, soprano, Artist-in-Residence and soloists from the LI Choral Society. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. The program will also feature performances by the winners of the 31st Annual Young Artists Competition. Individual advance sale concert tickets as well as season ticket subscriptions are available through www.lics.org or by calling 516-594-2926. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the performance.

Adult Education

Temple Judea’s Adult Education is presenting the film 1000 Voices. This is a compelling documentary that uniquely tells the story of how 1000 cantors visited Auschwitz and prayed using Torahs at the site. The film will last 90 minutes and will be narrated by Cantor Moishe Bear of the Dix Hills Jewish Center. A question and answer period will follow. A light breakfast will be served and the admission is free. The community is welcome. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset. Call 516-621-8049 to reserve a place. This special program is sponsored by the Adult Education Committee.


Upcoming Events

Dad/Mom and Me Activity Group Outings

Open to all special needs children and parents. Fun activities especially designed for children and parents to enjoy together. Explore local fun activities and outings; learn experience-sharing techniques for a social worker; sign up for any or all the outings; grandparents, aunts, uncles, adult relatives welcome. The program is free but families are responsible for the cost charged by activity venue. Each group is limited to 12 children/participants. Email to save a spot. Sign up at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . April 21: Fishing at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery; April 28: Bowling at Garden Cit Bowl; May 5: Nature hike/games at Christopher Morley Park; May 19: Nature hunt at the Science Museum at Leeds Pond; June 9: Mini golf at Denton Avenue Golf.

Golf and Tennis Classic

Life’s WORC 25th Anniversary Geraldo Rivera Golf and Tennis Classic will be held on May 17 at the Plandome Country Club, Port Washington, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Includes breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception and dinner. Contact Matthew Zebatto 516-741-9000, ext. 241 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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