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Summer schedule: The board will meet Thursdays, June 28, July 12, 26, Aug. 9, 23 at 4 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. The regular meeting schedule will resume Sept. 11. The board will meet all other Thursdays at 5 p.m. through Sept. 6.
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.
Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset, announces an additional duplicate bridge game on Fridays. The game, under the direction of Shelley Ganz, is $12 and begins at 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information and reservations contact Shelley at 516-333-4634 or the temple office 516-621-8049.
Al-Anon meets at the Shelter Rock Church, 626 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Barnes & Noble in Manhasset holds Toddler Storytimes every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. No drop-offs. Call 365-6723 to confirm.
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 to manhassetart.org.
The Rotary Club of Manhasset meets every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pearl East Restaurant, 1191 Northern Blvd., across from Macy’s. Guests are welcome. For more information call Dick Law 633-7686.
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.
Temple Judea of Manhasset, 333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset, presents, “Where Comedy Went to School,” a lecture by Professor Joe Dorinson, who will take listeners on an informative and hilarious journey on the Catskills resort circuit, the training ground for great performers from Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks, Alan King, Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen to Joan Rivers. 2 to 4 p.m. This entertaining, fun-filled program and BBQ, sponsored by The Greatest Generation of Temple Judea, is $10 per person. This event is made possible through the Speakers for the Humanities, a program of the New York Council for the Humanities.
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 Ken Schubach at 646-522-7912.
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.
The Long Island Dispute and Resolution Center will hold an informational meeting at the Port Washington Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hegedorn Room of the library. This meeting will address the concerns of special education parents in meeting the needs of their special education children through the non adversarial process of mediation. The meeting is open to all parents of special education who are looking for resolution to disputes in a non-adversarial process. Mediation and the agreement it produces is free, fast, binding on both parties and mutually agreed upon. Come for additional information and all questions you may have concerning mediation will be answered. For parents and district representatives from Port Washington, Manhasset, Great Neck and Roslyn Public Schools.
The second annual Katie Oppo Memorial Run/Walk will be held at Manhasset’s Flower Hill Park. If you plan to attend, go to the website to register or donate at www.teamkatieoppo.org.
The Joseph C. Zoller Memorial Fund is holding its eighth annual Golf Classic at Plandome Country Club. The day that includes, brunch, golf at one of the finest private courses in Nassau County, a lavish cocktail hour, dinner and a spectacular auction of unique items. For questions call Richard H. Zoller at 883-4810. Additional information can also be found at www.zollermemorialfund.org.
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. 10.
•Womanspace now in its 32nd year meets weekly to discuss issues of interest and concern to women. New members are welcome. Wednesdays from 1 to 3 at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave.
•Stroke Support Group. North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset offers a free weekly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers every Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 300 Community Dr., Entrance 3, and Apt. Bldg. #304. Each meeting begins with a general social period from 10 to 11 a.m. From 11 a.m. to noon guest speakers give presentations on a wide variety of topics. Lunch is from noon to 12:45 p.m. (bring your own lunch, beverages provided). From 12:50 pm to 1:30 pm, physical therapy is provided for stroke survivors, and concurrently a separate caregiver’s support group meeting is held. For information and parking instructions call 562-4947.
•Brain Tumor Support Group. This is an educational support group designed to help adults with brain tumors improve their quality of life and share their experiences. Learn about testing and treatment options, available resources, share information and socialize. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Held on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Brain Tumor Center, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Dr., 9 Tower, Large Conference Room, Manhasset. To RSVP contact: Louise Anne Purcell 562-3058.
•Art League Of NC monthly meeting and demonstration by a guest artist. Meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the New Hyde Park Recreation Center, Clinton G. Martin Park, Marcus Ave. and NHP Rd., NHP (near Union Tpke.) at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Call 437-0919. Nonmembers $2. No meetings in June, July, August, December.
The Manhasset Art Association, MAA, has scheduled shows at the Manhasset Public Library, the Great Neck Library and the Unitarian Universalist Shelter Rock Gallery. Call the facility to see what is showing. Call Linda Davison Mathues 365-5019.
Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.
1in9’s Hewlett House offers free breast cancer and other cancer support groups and classes. All services are free and confidential. Preregistration is required. Call the Hewlett House 374-3190. Groups and classes are held at Hewlett House, 86 E Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. Visit www. 1in9.org.
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.
From May through October, the Sands-Willets House, circa 1735, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the headquarters of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society is open for guided tours of its 10 fully furnished rooms on the first and third Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. Also included is a tour of the 1600’s Dutch barn. Tour hours: 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. An admission fee of $5 per adult and $2.50 for children under 12 helps the society maintain the house, its barn and the grounds on which they stand. Basement “Trash & Treasures” will also be open, for bargain-hunting enjoyment. Located at 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. For further information, call 365-9074.
Problems such as finances, childcare, visitation schedules, grandparents, extended family and demanding work schedules can overwhelm a single parent. North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, through the Single Parent Action Network, offers support services, workshops and community meetings for single parents with children 18 years of age and younger. Call SPAN and ask for Cynthia Wagner at 626-1971.
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.
The Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the service provider in Nassau County for the victims of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. The Coalition operates a fully staffed, 24-hour hotline (516) 542-0404. Counseling, safe housing, advocacy and legal assistance are available in a warm, supportive, professional atmosphere. For women who are victims of violent behavior, safety is a major concern. Therefore the coalition operates a safe home in Nassau County for battered women and their children. Advocates are also available Monday through Friday in Family Court and at Domestic Violence Court in Criminal Court and are on-call 24 hours a day for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in local hospital emergency rooms. If you or someone you know needs help, either ask for a coalition advocate or call our 24-hour hotline at 542-0404. The hotline is free and confidential.
AARP Widowed Persons Service in Nassau County offers emotional support, counseling and other services to recently widowed men and women of all ages. The program is free of charge and open to all Nassau County residents. The service offers the help of trained volunteers, all of whom have been widowed themselves. Individuals interested in AARP Widowed Persons Service in Nassau County may call 887-8611 or (718) 347-1368.