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Alzheimer’s Disease Film And Panel Discussion
Thursday, May 10

Mineola Choral Society
Saturday, May 12

Meet Author Joe Jackson
Wednesday, May 16


Thursday, May 10

Alzheimer’s Disease Film And Panel Discussion

Winthrop-University Hospital is hosting a unique event highlighting Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other cognitive impairments at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center, lower level of the main hospital, 259 First St., Mineola. The program will feature a 78-minute movie You Are Here, a drama depicting one woman’s journey with early onset Alzheimer’s, followed by an interactive panel discussion. The event will also feature a pre-film informational fair of community resources at 6:30 p.m. If you require handicapped-accessible entry, speak to the security guard/parking attendant.


Saturday, May 12

Mineola Choral Society

Spring Concert under the direction of Thomas W. Jones. Featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria, Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Pavane, Bernstein’s West Side Story medley and Gershwin medley. May 12 at 8 p.m. at Mineola High School, Garden City Park. All advance ticket sales $15. Tickets at the door $20; seniors/students $15. Call 516-294-1175.

Church Fair

Come one, come all. Get Mother’s Day and graduation gifts in one stop. Come for coffee and stay for lunch. Beautiful plants and flowers, books, AVON, handmade crafts, multiple vendors. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 132 Jefferson Ave., corner of Willis Ave., two blocks south of Jericho Tpke., Mineola. Call 516-746-3824.


Wednesday, May 16

Kabbalistic Secrets To A Successful Marriage

A new course from the Jewish Learning Institute, taught by Rabbi Yaakov Reiter, will provide spiritual and practical ways to enhance your relationship, increase your happiness, and strengthen your marriage. This course will benefit everyone from newlyweds to couples happily married for many years, to those contemplating tying the knot. Wednesdays, through June 6, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights. Fee: $99, includes textbook and all materials. Couples discount: 10 percent off. Not sure? Sign up and try the first class free. To register or for more info visit www.ChabadRoslyn.com, call 516-484-3500 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Meet Author Joe Jackson

The Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson St., Westbury, will welcome author Joe Jackson to discuss and sign copies of his latest work Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic. Jackson’s Atlantic Fever takes readers on an aviation journey and delves into the lives of those who competed to be the first to fly, nonstop, over the Atlantic Ocean. The book’s May 8 release coincides with the 85th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s successful and historic flight in 1927. Atlantic Fever should be particularly interesting to Long Islanders, as the world-renowned flight took off from Roosevelt Field. For more information, contact the library at 333-0176 or visit www.WestburyLibrary.org.


Thursday, May 17

LCR Game Night

Mineola Chapter Order of the Eastern Star presents LCR game night with easy to play instructions at New Hyde Park Elks Lodge, 901 Lakeville Rd, New Hyde Park, at 7 p.m. $15 p.p. includes tray of assorted sandwiches, cole slaw, macaroni salad, coffee, tea and cake. Reservations required. Call Nathalie, 516-354-0377.


Sunday, May 20

Miles For Melanoma 5K Run/Walk

At Eisenhower Park Field 2, East Meadow. Skin cancer, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 5 including deadly melanoma, risk of 1 in 50, is an epidemic. It is the most common form of cancer in adults 25-29 and second among 15-25 year olds. Register online or on-site starting 8:30 a.m. Run starts 10 a.m.; walk 10:30 a.m. A $20 donation by May 6 is requested. Under 12 free. After May 6, the donation is $25. Winner medals, prize wheel, raffles, 50/50 and children’s activity tables. Go to www.ccmac.org.


Thursday, May 24

Golf And Tennis Tournament

Family and Children’s Golf and Tennis Tournament will be held at the Creek Golf Course in Locust Valley. The tournament begins with brunch at 10:30 a.m. followed by an afternoon of play. Guests can hit the links with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start or they can choose to participate in a tennis tournament that begins at 1 p.m. The day rounds out with lunch at the ninth hole, an outdoor sunset cocktail reception and buffet at 5:30 p.m. that includes fabulous Chinese and silent auction prizes including: Premiere Yankee tickets, tickets to Broadway show, signed Harry Potter memorabilia, golf foursomes at LI’s best country clubs and more. Costs: $650 per golfer includes brunch and cocktail buffet; $275 per tennis player includes brunch and cocktail buffet; $150 cocktail reception only. Anyone who is unable to participate can still support the foundation by attending the cocktail reception or making an online donation at www.familyandchildrens.org/donate. Contact Marisa Paladino, 516-746-0350, ext. 364.


Upcoming Events

Flea Market

The Garden City Historical Society is holding its 7th annual flea market on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an ideal time to do some spring cleaning and weed through furniture you don’t need and have no use for. All proceeds benefit the Garden City Historical Society.

6th Biennial Sojourn To Ghana West Africa

Ten-day adventure to Ghana (The Gold Coast) Aug. 4-14, 2012. $2,250 double occupancy (land package only). Airfare from U.S. not included. Trip price includes: beautifully appointed hotel accommodations (double occupancy), two meals daily, transfers and ground transportation via deluxe air conditioned motor coaches, friendly experienced English-speaking tour guides. Tour fees and admissions. Tours to W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Slave Castles - Door of No Return, River of the Last Bath, Boat Cruise on the Volta Lake - largest man-made lake in the world, visit to Torgome Village for Naming Ceremony, tour of Kumasi (Seat of the Ashanti Empire/ Manhyia Palace), craft villages and shopping opportunities galore. For additional information contact Pat Jenkins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-997-6585.


Ongoing Events

Exhibits

•LI Center of Photography presents Color – Primary and Secondary. On view through May 15 at the PACE Gallery, 302 Willis Ave., Mineola. Photographers Karen Brocke and Diane Lugar set out to document these primary and secondary colors in everyday life. Objects both man-made and natural were photographed to help illustrate the combinations of the primary colors that create the secondary colors. In presenting their work, they attempt to explain visually the effects of color on all five of our senses.

•Viewpoints - Art of the Portrait. The show features a contemporary realist exhibit of the work of students with their inspiration, teacher Dan Slapo, master pastelist with the Pastel Society of America. Other artists exhibiting are: Nicole Adamonis, Suzie Alvey, Andrea Attias, Christine Ballow, Peggy Bayern, Brianna Burns, Colleen Burns, Kathy Burns, Keeley Burns, Joe Leonardo, Sieglinde Lubbers, Bob Lubbers, Nadine McCluskey, Pat Quinn,Ted Scholl and Theodora Zavala. The show runs through June 26 at the Shelter Rock Library, 265 Searingtown Rd., Albertson and can be viewed during regular library hours in the gallery. Contact Suzie Alvey, 516-3261720 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Furniture Needed

The A.T. Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop, 109 Eleventh St., Garden City, is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc....it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture, and show it to Kris or Jill at the shop (516 746-8900). Consignees get 50 percent of the selling price. Parking is convenient because the shop is located on the lower level of the Garden City Historical Museum.


Weekly Events

•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. 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. Call 631-218-4440.

•Kiwanis Club of County Seat Mineola meets Mondays at 8 a.m. at Ihop, corners of Willis and Hillside Aves. Call President Ed Schutz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Interested prospective members are welcome to come for complimentary breakfast any Monday.

•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, 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. 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.

•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.

•Nimble Fingers Meeting. A small group of ladies who just love to sew, quilt, and share ideas. Everyone creates their own projects. Meetings every Thursday at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To join the group, call Anna Spatola (484-7226) or just drop by with 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.


Monthly Events

•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.

•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.

•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. 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. 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. 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. Call 746-9699.

•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 Rd. Albertson. Call 833-7536.

•Well Spouse Association for well spouses or partners of the chronically disabled. Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Rehab Center, 201 I.U. Willets Rd. (corner of Searingtown Rd.), Albertson. Call Betsey Budne-Finnel 482-6574 or Rose Packard 829-8740 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•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.

•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.

News

The trusted “Two Pauls” were locked in for another two years as the Village of Mineola held its Organization Night on Monday, April 7. Local officials swore in Paul Pereira and Paul Cusato, as well as Village Justice John P. O’Shea and acting village justice Jackie Carway. 

 

The event took place at the Village Hall Community Center, with Senator Jack Martins, Nassau County Court Judge Scott Fairgrieve, Village Attorney John Spellman and Mayor Scott Strauss accepting/hearing/give the oaths.

 

O’Shea takes over for Richard O’Callaghan, who recently retired, as village justice. Mineola resident Jackie Carway was tapped to serve as acting village justice, in the event O’Shea is unavailable. Trustees George Durham, Dennis Walsh and Mayor Scott. The three will be up for re-election next year.

The Wheatley Theater Company wowed audiences with four spectacular performances of Gypsy on March 27 through 29.

 

Loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy spotlights Lee’s mother, Rose, the ultimate stage mom. The musical presents an affectionate look at the hardships of life behind the curtain while chronicling Rose’s dreams and struggles as she raises her two daughters, June and Louise, to perform onstage.


Sports

 

Mineola Tops Cold Spring
Harbor 12-5

 

With the Mustangs trailing 4-0 going into the third inning, big hits by Ryan Kelly and John Lusardi helped the Mustangs take the lead on March 25.

In the top of the fifth with two out, the Mustangs scored three more runs with the help of a lead-off double by sophomore Steve DePalma (with his first varsity hit), he was followed by Robbie Lang getting on  base with a walk and Mike Conte’s single. These guys were all driven home by Nick Iadevaio’s bases-clearing triple. 

James Gerstner

Junior James Gerstner has nine goals and four assists in four games and is the leading scorer for the Mineola Mustangs’ boys varsity lacrosse team. He is the team’s top face-off guy, plays midfield and plays on the extra man offense unit. He was selected captain as a junior and was an All-Conference performer last year. Gerstner has led the team to a 3-1 record in the opening stages of the season. 


Calendar

Mustangs Travel To Seahawks - April 9

Pops Concert - April 13

Egg Hunts - April 19


Columns

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com