Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00
Grand Marshal Dinner Dance
Sunday, February 26
Clark Botanic Garden Education Program
Sunday, March 4
Couples Coping with a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
Wednesday, March 7
At the Irish American Society, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, at 5 p.m. Music by Billy Keenan’s Band. The Grand Marshal is Betty McLoughlin and her aides are Mary Coyne, Aileen Scott, Jeff Clark and Sean Treanor. Call 746-9392 or 742-8080.
Faces of Central Asia, Fireside Chat, Doug Going. This dynamic digital multi-media presentation captures the essence of a storybook land and its current daily life. The countries of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan were former Soviet republics and are now independent nations. Having served as major thoroughfares of the ancient Silk Road, these lands offer a glimpse into a past that changed the world. Brimming with color and life, Central Asia is a melting pot of history, tradition and ways of life. Come along on this journey and experience one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic places to visit. 1 p.m. at Clark Botanic Garden, 193 I.U. Willets Rd., Albertson. Fe $8 members; $10 nonmembers. Refreshments served. Registration required. Call Maria Morgan 484-8603.
Women dealing with gynecological cancer are invited to join Winthrop-University Hospital’s free support group from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sessions will be held once a month at the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, 1300 Franklin Ave., Suite ML-5, Garden City. The group is being conducted by Mary Rzeszut, LMSW, from Winthrop’s Institute for Cancer Care. Sessions are free, but registration is required. For further information or to register, call 663-3867.
Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center is holding an innovative program, “Finding Strength Together: A New Tool for Couples,” designed for breast cancer patients and their significant others on March 7 and March 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The program will be held at the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, 1300 Franklin Ave., Suite ML-5 in Garden City, and is intended to provide strategies to help couples tackle the challenges of coping with breast cancer. Topics are scheduled as follows: March 7 – Solving Problems, Managing Issues and Improving Communication; March 14 - Exploring Your Role as Caregiver or Survivor and Integrating Problem-Solving into Your “New Normal.” Sessions will be led by Alisha Ellis, LMSW, MA. Advance registration and pre-screening is required. A light dinner will be included. For more information or to register, call Ms. Ellis 663-2556.
Parents – does your child suffer from excessive daytime drowsiness or have trouble staying asleep? Parents and caregivers can learn what they need to know at Winthrop-University Hospital’s free Parenting Today lecture, “Sleep Disorders in Children: More Common Than You Think.” The program begins with registration at 6:45 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 and will be held at Winthrop’s Community Outreach Center, 101 Mineola Blvd., corner of Second St., Mineola. Christina Valsamis, MD, Pediatric Pulmonologist, will discuss normal sleep patterns, the signs and symptoms of a sleep disorder, the evaluation process, and the latest advances in treatment. A question and answer period will follow the lecture. Parking and the entrance are available in the rear of the building. Admission is free, but seating is limited and preregistration is required. To reserve a space, call 663-8305.
Stroke Life Society is a community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All welcome. RSVP is requested but not required. For information and other locations and times, call Ben Thomas 398-4994. Go to www.strokelife.org.
•Every first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. in Room 12, St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.
•Every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh.
•Every second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Epilepsy Conference Room, Research Buildng Level C, 270-05 76th Ave., New Hyde Park.
•Every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.
•Every fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 106, St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford.
•Boy Scout Troop 200 of Williston Park meets every Monday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Willis Ave. and Winthrop St. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.
•Mineola Choral Society meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in Mineola High School, Armstrong Rd., Garden City Park. New voices are welcome. For more information call 294-1175.
•Nassau Chess Club meets each Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola, First and Main Sts. For more information call 631-218-4440.
•Boy Scout Troop 45 of Mineola meets every Tuesday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola located at First and Main Sts. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.
•Leisure Club of Mineola meets Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mineola Community Center, Washington Ave. For more information, call 741-8747.
•Irish American Society Social Gatherings every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. In the tradition and mission of the Irish American Society we are here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Play cards, board games or just sit and socialize. A film once a month. Ladies and gents welcome. Free to all. Call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 746-9392 or 742-8080.
•LI Singers meets every Tuesday at the Unitarian Church, 42 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset at 8 p.m. For more information call 676-1879.
•Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.
•Chemical Dependency Lecture Series. Seafield Outpatient Services, 110 Main St., is offering a free, informative discussion series on Chemical Dependency and the Effects on the Family. It is held every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 747-5644.
•Relapse Prevention Support Groups are held by the LI Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in its Williston Park Office, 207 Hillside Ave. Groups are facilitated by professional staff trained to help you or a loved one successfully transition from inpatient treatment back home or into a sober living environment. Aftercare and support following substance abuse treatment is an essential part of maintaining sobriety and creating a strong foundation for recovery. Groups are facilitated by professional staff trained to help you or a loved one successfully transition from inpatient treatment back home or into a sober living environment. Call Jeffrey L. Reynolds 747-2606, ext. 12 or Steve Chassman, ext. 17.
•Free Weekly Stand-Up Comedy Show every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Simply Fondue of Great Neck, 24 Great Neck Rd., (across the street from the LIRR Great Neck station), second floor, The Gardens shopping plaza, Great Neck. No admission fees; no drink minimums - just free comedy. Featuring acts from top clubs of Manhattan and LI. Call 466-4900.
•Gam-Anon Support Group holds an anonymous meeting for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends of those whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Held on Thursdays at Temple Emanuel, Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park at 8 p.m. For more information call the 24-hour hotline 631-321-2883.
•Nimble Fingers Meeting. Looking to make some new sewing friends? Come and join us at the Mineola Community Center. We are a small group of ladies who just love to sew, quilt, and share ideas. Everyone creates their own projects, be it a small wall hanger or a queen-sized quilt. We meet every Thursday at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To join our group, call Anna Spatola (484-7226) or just drop by with your lunch and needles.
•Mineola Golden Age Club meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave.
•LI Chess Nuts meets at 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City, Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for K to 3rd grade; and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for fourth grade and up. Optional lessons for beginners and advanced players available at 4 and 5:30 p.m. For more information call Margarita Lanides at 739-3907.
•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1,500 in cash prizes. Door prizes and progressive on last game. Smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.
•Bingo every Friday (except August). Games begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School, 101 Maple Ave., Westbury. Two “Share the Wealth” Games are offered, a $500 and a $1000 Jackpot as well as Progressive Bingo. Other weekly events include Bell Jars and 50/50 Raffles. Food and drinks are available in the kitchen. Call 334-0021, ext. 145.
•Write On! Writing Workshop hosted by Marvin Illman on the first and third Mondays of each month. Sharpen your skills on paper whether you want to write creatively, professionally or personally. 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.
•American Legion Post #349 meets on the first Monday of each month (except holiday weekends) at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center in the Mineola Village Hall, Washington Ave. Call 747-4791 or 747-5901 for more information.
•AARP #1868 Williston Area meets on the first Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the East Williston Community Church, corner of Hillside Ave. and Roslyn Rd. Coffee and cake following meeting. New members welcome. Call 742-0465 for more information.
•Look Good...Feel Better sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a makeup kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.
•Family Promise of NC. Are you concerned about helping homeless families in our local communities? You are invited to meetings for Family Promise of Nassau County, Inc., the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church, 635 New Hyde Park Rd., NHP (352-9672 ). All congregations invited: Churches, synagogues, mosques and NC residents. The need is great. Call Family Promise at 684-9833.
•Mineola Historical Society meets the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 211 Westbury Ave. All are welcome.
•Mineola Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at Piccola Bussola, 159 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. All welcome, need not be a member to participate. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost $25 which includes a full dinner. Call 248-1700.
•Irish American Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola. For more information, call 746-9392.
•Catholic War Veterans #1949 meets every third Tuesday at Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. Info: 662-5576, William Kessler, Post Commander.
•Italian American Civic Association general membership meeting at 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the group’s clubhouse, 117 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. There is a Bocce Court, pool, tennis and soccer tables and there are club parties, barbeques, picnics and a great Christmas party. Interested and prospective members welcome. For more information, call 746-9699.
•Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays, September through April (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Social events, trips to our lodge in Vermont, and skiing in a variety of areas throughout the West and New England. Ages 21 and over, please. For additional info and schedules visit www.gar-dencityskiclub.com or call 872-1448.
•VFW Post #5253 meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month (only on the second Wednesday in the summer, November and December) at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Road in Albertson. For more information call 833-7536.
•Round Robin Poetry Group. Indulge in an evening of poetry readings hosted by Carol Zimet and her loyal group of poets. Anyone who would like to read his/her original work is invited to sit in and join the group. The warm and accepting atmosphere makes it easy to open up and join in. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 to confirm the event.
•Stroke Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 200 Old Country Rd., in the lower level conference room. Group are led by Kathleen Michel, CNRN, MSN, FNP-BC, cerebrovascular program coordinator; Karin Antaky, CNRN, MSN, FNP-BC, stroke/neurology; and Brenda DeCicco, MSN, RN, behavioral health manger. Meetings will include guest speakers, followed by support sessions for survivors and family members. Parking is free on the second level of the parking garage behind the building on Third Ave. Call 663-9098 for information or to reserve your seat.
•Order Sons of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.
•Young Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 40 to 69 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 5th St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. Call Denise 488-4597. No meeting at the church during July and August.
•Mineola AARP Chapter #4202 meets every fourth Wednesday of each month at Mineola Village Hall. Coffee and buns served at 9:30 a.m. and the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m.
•VFW Private Adolf Block Post #1305 meetings are held every fourth Wednesday at the Village of Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave., at 8 p.m. All veterans are welcome. Call 873-8486.
•Knights of Columbus Corpus Christi Council #2502 meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 8:30 p.m. The group’s hall is located at 186 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. For more information, call 746-8643.
•Mineola Chapter Order of the Eastern Star meets every first and third Thursday at 8 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Elks Lodge, 901 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park. Call 354-0377 for more information.
•Independent Order of the Odd Fellow Mineola-Hempstead Lodge #125 meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at 236 Willis Ave., Mineola.
•Catholic Daughters of the Americas meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:45 p.m. Meetings are held in Fitzgerald Hall, Corpus Christi Church, 155 Garfield Ave., Mineola. For more information, call 746-1223.
•VFW Post #5253 Auxiliary holds its meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Road in Albertson. Refreshments served after the meeting. For more information call 746-9676.
•Mineola Athletic Association meets every third Thursday with the general membership at 8 p.m. For more information call 877-2542.
•Mineola Masons Lodge 985 F & AM meets every fourth Thursday day at 8 p.m. at Kismet Shriners, 18 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. Call 513-1266 for more information.
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.
Parent and Child Education, 302 Willis Ave., is led by Parent Educator Carmela Bernacchio. Call 294-PACE for more information.
Meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 6:15 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. For more information call Dr. Ann Forte at 742-0088.
Mineola/Willistons Informal Running Group meets five days a week from Tuesday through Saturday. Runs during the week are usually at 5:30 a.m. and on weekends at 8 a.m. The group usually meets at 318 Mineola Blvd. Call Scott Fairgrieve 294-5914 or PJ Diskin 248-0149.
The Thrift Shop at Resurrection (formerly St. Andrew’s ), together with St. Aidan’s Church, is open every Thursday From 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from l0 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing, bric-a-brac, collectables and much more at reasonable prices. Resurrection is located at the corner of Campbell Ave. and Center St., Williston Park. For further information call 746-5527.
A non-profit youth organization that provides free, year-round after-school recreational and educational programs and counseling services to elementary and middle school youth and their families. Call Christina Gallo-Balbo, director, at 742-1715.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The spirit of giving during the holiday season is ramping up and two Mineola-based organizations were one of the first beneficiaries. The Family & Children’s Association and the Winthrop Cancer Center for Kids recently received 325 Toys
“R” Us gift cards totaling $8,125 from MSC Industrial Direct Co., a metalworking supply company headquartered in Melville. The two groups have received gift cards from MSC’s Annual Toys “R” Us Holiday Gift Card Program for the past several years.
The Family & Children’s Association is a multi-faceted organization that helps foster children, homeless youth, runaway teens, struggling families, veterans, and even senior citizens. While the association has a hand in many types of community outreach, it started out as an orphanage and still places an important emphasis on housing. The goal is simple—to keep families together.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00
The Village of Mineola is in the process of acquiring multiple properties as a result of the completion of the Long Island Rail Road Crossing Elimination project. The board of trustees recently passed a resolution to start the process.
All open items involving the project have been resolved by the New York State Department of Transportation. State law, according to village attorney John Spellman, allows villages to attain properties within the project.
“That project involved eliminating at-grade crossings at Herricks Road, Roslyn Road and the reconstruction the Mineola Boulevard Bridge,” Spellman said. “We recommended that the village pass a resolution accepting these properties so that we can begin the process of officially acquiring them.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
MAA Travel Soccer teams wrapped up their respective fall 2013 seasons recently. Two MAA teams won titles this season in the Long Island Junior Soccer League; the BU13 Mineola Empire went 9-0-1 and the GU14 Red Bulls enjoyed a 8-1-1 campaign to each win first place trophies. The GU11 Honey Badgers went undefeated (6-0-2) and finished in second place in their division, as did the GU15 Mini-Mustangs with a 7-1-1 season record.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Mineola 12U fall intramural baseball team celebrated their fall season and tournament championship with a pizza party/awards dinner on Nov. 20. In addition to celebrating a great fall season and tournament championship, the boys were treated to an inspirational talk by coach Ken Conrade, the 2013 New York State High School Coach of the Year.
Conrade, the Kellenberg Memorial High School assistant principal for academics and girls varsity softball coach, was the keynote speaker for the awards dinner. He presented a very talked about baseball and youth sports.
Conrade’s talk was framed around each inning of a baseball game. He used stories and examples from the first to an extra “10th inning” to drive home both a sports and life lesson. For example, as part of the seventh inning stretch, he had each player stand up, stretch their legs and then go and thank their parents for their support and commitment to their baseball playing.