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Thursday, July 11

Movie: “Rise of the Guardians”

Manhasset Public Library is hosting a Family Film showing “Rise of the Guardians [PG] ages 4 and up (with caregiver) in the Community Room. You must register for this program.

Board of Education Meeting

Reorganization meeting 8 p.m. in Manhasset High School Board room.  


Friday, July 12

Child ID Event

Manhasset Public Library is having an event for children of all ages from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Create a happier and safer environment for you and your children. Free Fingerprinting & Photos for Child Identification Cards for you to keep. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. No registration necessary.


Monday, July 15

Music and Mary Jane Davies Gazebo

Hear the sounds of Swingtime Big Band, a 20-piece swing band dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest standards from the Big Band era. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset. For more information, call 516-869-6311.


Tuesday, July 16

Village of Plandome Manor

Board of Trustee meeting 8 p.m. at  Plandome Manor Village Hall, 55 Manhasset Avenue. Manhasset.


Monday, July 26

Music and Mary Jane Davies

Savannah Sky will be playing popular country music sounds. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset. For more information, call 516-869-6311


Monday, July 29

Family Night

Strummin’ and Drummin’ will surely put a smile on the faces of children and kids at heart during Family Night on July 29.  Mary Jane Davies Green is located on Plandome Road in Manhasset, across from Town Hall. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


July Adult Program

Great Neck Public School Adult Programs

Manhasset residents are invited to learn the craft of knotting beads or painting on glass; immerse themselves in French; become  piano players or improve their skills.  All classes meet in the air-conditioned Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck. To register, please call the Adult Program at (516) 441-4949.


Through August 2

America the Beautiful Exhibit

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.


Tuesday, August 6

Chamber of Commerce Meeting

There will be no July Chamber meeting. This will be a closed Board meeting, and we will need a quorum to conduct business. 5:30 p.m. Firehouse


Through September 5

Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District Summer Schedule

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.


Weekly Events

• 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.


Monthly Events

• 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.

• Brain Aneurysm Support Group held by the Brain Aneurysm Center at North Shore University Hospital, part of the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience, on the second Tuesday of every month at NSUH’s 9th floor Tower conference room, 300 Community Dr., Entrance 3. Known as the “Circle of Friends,” the support group is open to all brain aneurysm patients, family members, and friends. The group is led by social workers, registered nurses, and a brain aneurysm coordinator. Attendees are able to share feelings and experiences regarding reactions to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, and receive group and professional support in coping with a life-changing event. The meeting, light dinner, and group discussion are from is 5:30-8 p.m. RSVP to Nicole Salant at 516-562-3815 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• LI Junior Chamber of Commerce regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday, and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month. For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit www.lijc.com. Contact chairman Martin Dekom at 516-850-2717 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; membership director Julie Dekom at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or community development VP Steven Eiselen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Myeloma Support Group. Are you or someone you love battling Multiple Myeloma? Local area myeloma patients, their families, and friends have come together to form the NC Myeloma Support Group. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at St. Peter of Alcantara Church, 1327 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. This is an excellent way to meet and interact with fellow Myeloma patients and their families. Learn new information about the treatments and management of Multiple Myeloma. Refreshments are served. For more information, call Carmen Scibetta at 516-316-1574 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Contact the International Myeloma Foundation at 800-453-2873 or visit www.myeloma.org.


Ongoing Programs

Cancer Support Groups At Hewlett House

• 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 at 516-374-3190. Groups and classes are held at Hewlett House, 86 E. Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. Visit www.1in9.org.

Safe Boating Courses

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. For more information, visit www.weboatsafe.org or call 800-341-8777.

Look Good, Feel Better

• The American Cancer Society’s two-hour class for women undergoing treatment for cancer. It’s designed to help them deal with possible appearance-related side effects, such as hair loss and skin changes, while enhancing their self-image. The class is free. Preregistration required. Some sessions are held in Spanish and English at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. For more information, call 800-ACS-2345.

Nassau County Art Museum

The Nassau County Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 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 516-484-9338.

Sands-Willets House Tours

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 2-4 p.m. Also included is a tour of the 1600s Dutch barn. Tour hours are 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 at 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. For further information, call 516-365-9074.

Single Parent Network

Problems such as finances, child care, visitation schedules, grandparents, extended family, and demanding work schedules can overwhelm a single parent. The 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 516-626-1971.

Teen Helpline

If you need to talk to someone who cares, call Tel-A-Teen at 516-254-BE-OK, Monday through Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Tel-A-Teen is a youth phone center answered by teen “sharers” under the supervision of an adult.

Violence Hotline

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 at 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 516-542-0404. The hotline is free and confidential.

Support For The Widowed

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 should call 516-887-8611 or 718-347-1368.