Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
The Manhasset Public Library along with its Art Advisory Committee and Exhibitions Director Amy Finkston are pleased to announce a new exhibit “America the Beautiful” in the Community Room Art Gallery. “America the Beautiful” is a song of patriotism, and the exhibit shows our democracy in a patriotic manner. Through photographs of the country’s natural beauties and in paintings and mixed-media art, interpretations of what America means to each artist will be displayed. Smaller scale images on the theme continue on all levels of the library. The show coincides with the celebration of our 4th of July holiday, and the season when many people go on vacation and travel our great land. Visitors will enjoy the exhibition while marveling at its diversity. The exhibit will run through Friday, August 2, at 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset. For gallery viewing hours, call the library at 516-627-2300.
Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step, self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets first and third Friday of every month from 7:30-9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd, Manhasset. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit www.clutterersanonymous.net.
Registration for July and August exercise classes begins on Monday, June 24, at 9 a.m. Each series of eight classes cost $20. Choose one or all: Yoga with Beth, Yogalates with Carolyn, Zumba Fitness with Michele, a new Mix-It-Up Series of Exercise with MaryLou, and Zumba with Alina. Detailed flyers are available in the lobby of the library. For Manhasset residents only. Please bring proof of Manhasset residency when registering. Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset.
Jimmy Pollard, author of Hurry Up & Wait! A Cognitive Care Companion for Huntington’s Disease, a special-education teacher and health care administrator, will speak about how those who suffer from Huntington’s Disease are cognitively affected by the Disease. Pollard, who has worked with people living with Huntington’s Disease for the past 26 years, will perform interactive exercises that simulate how to effectively care for and communicate with those living with the Disease. This talk and simulation will be held on June 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, in the Degnan conference room, 350 Community Dr., Manhasset.
On Wednesday, June 26 from 7:30-10:30 p.m., Temple Emanuel throws the best Dance Party on Long Island with everyone’s favorite DJ/dance instructor Louis Del Prete. Dance to all of your favorite ballroom and Latin music. The Emanuel ballroom boasts a huge dance floor, tables and chairs to rest tired feet, a cash bar, and refreshments. Couples and singles are welcome. Admission is $15/person and includes a soft drink, snack and dance lesson at 7:30. Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Ln. Parking is free. For further information, call 516-482-5701.
The Village of Munsey Park’s monthly meeting for June takes place Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. at 1777 Northern Blvd.
The Board of Commissioners of the Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District has a summer schedule of public official meetings. The board will meet Thursdays at 5 p.m. through September 5 to discuss the weekly business of the district. The regular meeting schedule will resume September 10. All meetings will be conducted in the boardroom at the district office, 170 East Shore Rd., Great Neck, unless other publicly notified. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The board is available daily to respond to concerns, questions, and issues of district residents pertaining to water or fire district matters. Special arrangement or appointments can be made through Barbara Pisani at 516-466-4416, ext. 704.
• Womanspace, now in its 32nd year, meets weekly to discuss issues of interest and concern to women. New members are welcome. Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. at the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave., 516-487-0025.
• 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-1:30 p.m. at 300 Community Dr., Entrance 3, and Apt. Bldg. #304. Each meeting begins with a general social period from 10-11 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 12:50-1:30 p.m., physical therapy is provided for stroke survivors, and concurrently a separate caregiver’s-support group meeting is held. For information and parking instructions, call 516-562-4947.
• 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, 516-562-3058.