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 Road, Flower Hill.
Village of Plandome Heights
Plandome Heights Board of Trustees meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at Plandome Village Hall, 65 South Drive, Plandome.
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 Drive, Plandome.
Village of Munsey Park
The Village of Munsey Park Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m., Village Hall, 1777 Northern Blvd., Munsey Park.
Village of Plandome Manor
Plandome Manor Board of Trustees meets at 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Village Hall in the Science Museum of Long Island at Leeds Pond Preserve.
Village of North Hills
North Hills Board of Trustees meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Shelter Rock Road, North Hills.
Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations
The Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations meets every second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in Town Hall in the law library at 8 p.m.
Give a Pet a Home for the Holidays
Give a puppy, kitten, dog or cat a home for the holidays--yours! Adopt and visit Santa's Cottage at North Shore Animal League. Adopt a pet and get a free photo with Santa. Free cider and cookies. Free gifts. Open seven days a week. Extended holiday hours. Adopter's bonus. 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington883-7575.
As a community service Pathways Women's Health at 1390 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, offers a two-part series for parents and teens: "Parent/Teen Communication: Learn to Talk Openly with Each Other." 7:30 p.m. The series will be given by Aileen Hoffman, A.C.S.W. social worker and David Hymowitz, C.S.W., social worker. For further information call 627-6262.
Blood Pressure Screening
The Manhasset Branch of the American Red Cross offers free blood pressure screening from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Manhasset Public Library.
The Manhasset Chapter of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC) holds its Holly Luncheon at the home of Susan Conners, 25 Heights Road, Plandome at 11 a.m. For reservations and information call Margaret Pollicino at 627-0955 or Connie Wang at 627-6190. $25 pre-paid reservations or $30 at the door. There will be boutiques, poinsettias for sale as well as gifts and prizes.
Come and celebrate the holiday spirit. Plandome Heights Women's Club sponsors its annual Children's Holiday Party at the Manhasset Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be goodies to eat, crafts to make, holiday music and games and a special visit from Santa. Each child will receive a small gift. Each child is also asked to bring a new toy as an "admission ticket," These toys will be distributed at Bethany House, a local shelter for homeless women and children. If you do not have time to buy a gift, a $5 donation would be appreciated. Cone one, come all and share the spirit.
Buckley Open House
Buckley Country Day Camp holds an open house between noon and 4 p.m. Buckley Country Day Camp is located in North Hills on I. U. Willets Road (1/4 mile south of the Long Island Expressway). For further information or to arrange for a private tour, call Donna DeMuccio at 365-7760.
Giant Flea Market
Temple Judea of Manhasset hosts a flea market with more than 60 vendors plus a cafe and giant bazaar from 6 to 11 p.m. The event will continue on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and Monday (bazaar only)_ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Toys, housewares, fabric, jewelry, accessories and more will be offered. Temple Judea is located at 333 Searingtown Road.
Madrigals at Old Westbury
At 8 p.m. the music of the Renaissance will fill Westbury House as the Madrigal Singers and Merriwether Consort return to Old Westbury Gardens for a performance in the Red Ballroom. Costumed singers and musicians will perform music on reproductions of early instruments to create an atmosphere of the period. During a reception following the performance, visitors will be free to walk through the decorated mansion and visit the Holiday Gift Shop. Fees: Members $18; non-members $20. Pre-registration required. Call 33-0048 to register.
Manhasset Public Library presents song stylist Jeree Wade and pianist Frank Owens, accompanied by bass and drums with an encore performance of jazz classics and songs of the holiday season.
Varsity Society Concert
The Varsity Choral Society presents its eighth annual Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Manhasset, 1845 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset. The VCS will perform "Missa Sola ex Variis et Claris" in the first part of the program and secular music in the second half. Tickets are $10 ($7 for seniors and children). Tickets may be purchased at the door. For information call 883-7260.
The Great Neck Choral Society opens its 40th season with a program featuring Brahms' Zigeunerlieder at 3 p.m. in Great Neck South Middle School. Led by Bart Folse, the group will also perform Brahms' Taffellied, Kodaly's An Ode: The Music Makers and R. V. Williams' Serenade to Music as well as works by Handel, Elgar, Carter and Thompson. The chorus will be accompanied by pianist Vladimir Valjarevic. Soloists will be : Sandia Ang, soprano; Kate Aldrich, also' Christopher Baeaurline, tenor; and John Flanigan, bass. Tickets $15. Group rates available. For information call: 482-6503.
Marionettes at Old Westbury
Renowned puppeteer Paul Peabody will present his Old-Fashioned Marionette Theater featuring his hand-made wooden characters, including such favorites as Father Christmas, Puss and Boots, Dog Toby from the Punch and Judy Show, the Fairy Queen and more. Classical music sets the mood for enchanting sequences that include dancing, tricks, transformations and story vignettes. Children of all ages are invited backstage after each performance to meet the marionettes and ask questions. Fees: members, adults $8, children $10; non-members, adults $10; children $14. Pre-registration required. Call 333-0048 to register.
Teenagers and Drugs
Pathways Women's Health at 1390 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset offers a free seminar: "It's Tough to be a Teenager: Let's Talk About Alternatives to Drug Use," given by Emanuel Plesant, Ed.D., and Bernadette Gildea, M.S.W. For further information call 627-6262.
Christmas Around the World
The Manhasset Community Club ushers in the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" presented by Martha and Doug Martin at noon at the Church of Our Saviour, Lutheran in Manhasset. The Martins are becoming nationally known for their Freedom Bells Connection programs. They have performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, on cruise ships, as well as resorts, clubs, festivals and for corporations throughout the United States.
CLC Christmas Luncheon
The Community Liaison Committee of Manhasset holds its Christmas luncheon at Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club at 11:45 a.m. Cost $25 per person. Please mail checks to Doris Bezkor, 9 Ridge Circle, Manhasset, NY 11030. There will be a surprise program and a special and festive time for all.
Mature Driving Course
AARP sponsors the 55 Alive Mature Driving Course for Manhasset residents only at the Manhasset Public Library. Fee: $8. Begins at 9 a.m.
Children's Holiday Show
The third annual holiday show for the children of Manhasset will be held at the U. A. Theater on Plandome Road at 9:30 a.m. The feature film will be Walt Disney's Hercules . Santa will drop down for a visit with the kids after the movie. Candy canes, coloring books and prizes from Manhasset's merchants will be distributed.Children are asked to take a can of food for Long Island's hungry. Limited tickets at $1 each are available at Chase Manhattan Bank, Dime Savings Bank, Joseph's Haircutters, Dunrite Cleaners, Phil's Manhasset Sports Shop, Hallmark Big Party Shop, Daniel Gale MacCrate Real Estate and Casa Mia.
New England Contradance
The Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA) sponsors an evening of New England Contradancing in the parish house of Christ Episcopal Church, 1355 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset from 7:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission: $9 adults ($7 LITMA members, $8 seniors); children half price, ages 7-14; under 7, free. All dances will be taught. Introductory lesson at 7:45 p.m. Beginners and single dancers welcome. Soft-soled shoes only. More information: 922-5922 or 589-2055 (tape).
North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, Long Island's leading children's mental health center, will continue its regular fall series of "Family Matters" parent workshops on Tuesday evenings, Jan. 13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. The topic for this special two-part workshop will be "Children and Anxiety." These workshops will discuss stress, the demands we place on our children and on ourselves, and the consequences to our families. The fee for this workshop is $15 per person/per workshop ($20 per couple/per workshop). Call Sandy Wolkoff at 626-1971 for information on schedules and directions to the Center.
Free Treatment for High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol
Women and men with high cholesterol or high blood pressure are invited to participate in Long Island Jewish Medical Center's (LIJ) studies of new medications. Cholesterol study patients must be 21 and over. High blood pressure patients must be 65 or older. Volunteers will earn $300 for completing the studies. Eligible patients receive free medical examinations by a board certified physician including electrocardiograms and blood tests. Cholesterol monitoring and dietitian available to help reduce cholesterol levels. The programs are based at Manhasset Ambulatory Pavilion on Northern Boulevard. Call 627-0350 for information and appointments, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Barnes & Noble in Manhasset holds Children's Storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. and Bedtime Stories every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Storytime for the Intermediate Child (5-8) is held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. (No drop-offs for Story Times)
Appointments for career counseling at the Manhasset Public Library on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and one Saturday a month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. may be made by calling the library at 627-2300. Appointments are limited to Manhasset residents.
Widows' Support Group
Widows' Support Group meets at Womanspace, 3 St. Paul's Place, Great Neck on Wednesday early evenings, from 5 until 6:30 p.m. For further information you can call Womanspace at 829-6566 or 621-0277.
Falaise Mansion Tours
Falaise, the Normandy style Gold Coast mansion overlooking Long Island Sound, on the Sands Point Preserve is open to the public for the 1997 season. Guided tours are available every 45 minutes Wednesday to Sunday from noon - 3:30 p.m. (No children under 10 years old.) The Sands Point Preserve is located on Middle Neck Road in Sands Point. For additional information and admission fees call 571-7900.
Sands-Willets House Tours
The National Register Sands-Willets House, headquarters of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society at 336 Port Washington Boulevard is open for guided tours of its 10 fully furnished rooms on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. The house will also be open for tours by appointment only. An admission fee of $2 per adult helps the society maintain the 1753 house, its 1600s Dutch barn and the grounds on which they stand. For further information call 365-9074. The National Register Sands-Willets House is owned and operated by the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society founded in 1962 to protect the historic buildings and grounds of the Cow Neck Peninsula and to preserve its history through the books which the society publishes and the exhibits/programs which it presents.
Manhasset Art Association
The Manhasset Art Association, MAA, has ongoing displays of art works at both the Dime Savings Bank and EAB in Manhasset. The exhibits change monthly.
Day and evening workshops are held on Wednesdays at the Quaker Meeting House. The times are 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For information on the day workshops, call 333-8271, and for the evening workshops, call 944-8090.
For membership information, call 757-9031.
If you need to talk to someone who cares, call Tel-A-Teen at 254-BE-OK, Monday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tel-A-Teen is a youth phone center answered by teen "sharers" under the supervision of an adult.
Look Good, Feel Better
"Look Good...Feel Better" is a program sponsored by the American Cancer Society for women who are undergoing or are about to undergo cancer treatment. At North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, licensed cosmetologists will help the patients improve their appearance and self-image by showing them hands-on beauty techniques to overcome any possible appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatment. There is no charge for the program, but registration is required. 6 to 8 p.m. Call the American Cancer Society at 436-7070.
Nassau County Art Museum
The Nassau County Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.
The museum offers docent-led tours for individuals or families every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Each tour can accommodate up to 20 people. No reservations are required, but spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tours are free with paid admission.
The museum also welcomes group tours from schools, camps or other community groups. Reservations for these tours must be made in advance. For prices and information, call 484-9338.
Raynham Hall Museum
Raynham Hall Museum is open for visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for seniors. The gift shop has items for holiday giving. The museum is located at 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay. Call 922-6808 for information.
Youth Nature Walks
The Alley Pond Environmental Center holds nature walks, discussions and art and craft classes for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years throughout the summer. The center is located at 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston. For information call (718) 229-4000.