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With guest speaker Harry Ebert, Holocaust refugee, US Army Officer, Ritchie Boy. Harry W. Ebert was born in Heidelberg into a fully assimilated, professional German-Jewish family. After Kristallnacht, during which his father was sent to Dachau, he went to Holland on a “Kinder Transport” and immigrated to the U.S. one month prior to Hitler’s invasion of Holland. He attended a total of 11 schools in seven cities and four countries before graduating from a New York City high school one day after his 16th birthday. Ebert’s undergraduate engineering studies were interrupted by four years of service with the U.S. Army. He was one of the Ritchie Boys and his assignments included security missions during the occupation of Germany and investigator for and court interpreter at the War Crimes trials. He worked as a professional engineer for over 50 years and is still active in the field. 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jewish Center, 20 Manorhaven Blvd. Call 516-944-7202.
The Men’s Club of Manhasset has met continuously for 65 years. The club usually meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month (except July and August) at the Congregational Church of Manhasset at 11:45 a.m. for a hot lunch, coffee and dessert, followed by an interesting speaker. There is a $10 charge that is waived for your first visit. For further information call Frank Dotzler at 627-9191.
Port Washington/Manhasset Chapter of Cancecare present its “ Red Stocking Revue,” on April 19, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. Join the chapter and assist cancer patients and their families. Tickets are on sale at local stores and on Paypal. For Patron reservations call Carole 516-944-9838 or regular tickets, call Debbie 516-883-8955. Call Barbara Faticone, RSR chairperson 516-883-6693 for any other information if needed.
Newsday editor and author Steve Wick will be guest in the pulpit at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Ln., when he offers a talk on his book, The Long Night: William L. Shirer and The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. All members of the community are invited to attend the service in commemoration of the Holocaust, which begins at 7:30 p.m. He is the author of two non-fiction books in addition to The Long Night: Bad Company: Drugs, Hollywood and the Cotton Club Murder and Heaven and Earth: The Last Farmers of the North Fork. Call 482-5701.
For Earth Day this year, PWGreen, and the Village of Manorhaven, are sponsoring a clean-up of Manorhaven Preserve, the seven-acre strip of land just east of Manorhaven Park. People are welcome to help pick up wind-blown and water-born trash in this plot of ecologically important wetland. The shoreline is home to herons, egrets and a variety of ducks. In the brush and trees you can find goldfinches, killdeer, wrens, sparrows and different species of woodpeckers. Garbage bags, gloves and a free T-shirt will be provided by the Town of North Hempstead. Proper attire is recommended such as long-sleeved shirts, long pants and work shoes or sneakers. 10 a.m. to noon.
In this session, the whole family can experience the benefits of yoga that include stretching, strength building and relaxation. 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middleneck Rd., Port Washington. Suggested contribution is $10 per car.
At 3 p.m. the Chancel Choir and soloists of The Congregational Church of Manhasset, with organ accompaniment by Judith Feuss and a five-piece string ensemble, under the direction of Craig Tocher, will present Requiem Op. 9 by Maurice Durufle as the major work, and several short anthems by Gabriel Faure, Cesar Franck and Maurice Durufle. Reception following concert. Free admission. The church is located at 1845 Northern Blvd., Manhasset. Call 516-627-4911.
The Friends of the Sands Point Preserve’s Board of Directors invite the public to attend its most exciting fundraising event of the year: the 2012 Preservers’ Celebration – this year’s theme is The Pirates of the Caribbean. Historic Hempstead House will be transformed into a swarthy, sea vessel – walk the gangplank to enter the festivities. Entertainment by The Ray Catchers; live auction by Eliot B. Millman. Come dressed as a ship’s captain or a rogue scalawag…a lady or a galley wench. The event will honor Marcia Forman, a champion of numerous environmental preservation and restoration projects at the preserve and in other Sands Point locations. Awards of Distinction will be presented to the Sands Point Police Department, the NYS Theatrical Organ Society and Peter Dejana. Cocktails 7 p.m. Dinner 8 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person and a portion of the ticket price is a tax-deductible contribution to the Friends of the Sand Point Preserve. The preserve is located at 127 Middleneck Rd., Port Washington. Call 516-571-7901 for ticket information.
Landmark on Main Street presents Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul at 8 p.m. in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. The program is sponsored by Finn MacCool’s and WFUV Radio. Groundbreaking Irish-American fiddler Eileen Ivers can keep up with classical virtuosi while keeping up the warmth of a kitchen party with her group, Immigrant Soul. She can shred, play reels through a cry-baby pedal, inspire with a bittersweet air and with her signature intensity, all while transmitting her deep love for tradition. The audience and stage become one through the interactiveness of the music, the joy of the musicians and the passion with which Ivers shares the stories of these traditions. Tickets: Premium $45 (Friends $40); Standard $40 (Friends $35). Box office: 516-767-6444.
Located at 299 Main St., Port Washington. Call 516-767-2650:
•April 19: Poetry Café. In celebration of poetry month, come relax in the new Dolphin Café for a cup of joe and a poetry reading. 7 p.m.
•April 20: In honor of World Book Night and volunteer book givers, come have fun in the new Dolphin Café at 7 p.m.
•April 18: Teens Nutrition Workshop with Michelle Kowalski, NutriHealth Nutrition discusses her thoughts on teen nutrition. 7 to 8 p.m.
•April 25: Kids Nutrition Workshop with Donna Terjesen, founder of Nourish Our Kids, tells her personal story and ideas for healthier kids. 7 to 8 p.m.
•April 26: Adult daughters and moms of all ages are welcome to a gratitude focused movement and writing workshop celebrating the sacred mother-daughter connection. 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the new Café. $20 per person; $35 for two. Space is limited. Registration required. Facilitated by Kelsey Fox Bennett and Lorraine Miller, both residents of Port Washington.
•April 29: Moms and girls ages 8-12 years old are welcome to this interactive workshop celebrating the sacred mother-daughter connection. $30 for mother-daughter combo. Space is limited. Registration required. Facilitated by Kelsey Fox Bennett and Lorraine Miller, both residents of Port Washington.
•May 2: Adult Nutrition Workshop with Sara Siskind and Macha Einbender as they discuss the mind-body connection. 7 to 8 p.m.
Seeking musical talented high school students for charity that plays music instruments in nursing homes and senior centers on Long Island. Organized students with leadership qualities to start a chapter in your hometown nursing home. Excellent community service for college resume. Contact NikkiEgna@PianoForPatients. com. Go to www.PianoForPatients.org.
The PW Senior Citizens Center (883-6656) is located at 80 Manorhaven Blvd. and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot lunch is served daily and is home-cooked in the center’s kitchen. The following activities are offered:
•Social worker and nurse available daily.
•Mondays: 9:30 a.m. Byzantine Painting, 10 a.m. Knitting circle, 11 a.m. Chair Yoga, 1 p.m. Alternating Line Dance and Karate.
•Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. Painting, 9:30 a.m. Sewing and Quilting, 10 a.m. WII sports, 12:30 p.m. Bingo.
•Wednesdays: 9 a.m. Bridge, 9:30 a.m. art class, 1 p.m. T’ai Chi.
•Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. Yoga, 12:30 p.m. Bingo.
•In addition to these offerings, there are monthly speakers and special guests. All exercise classes are free; art classes are free with $20 yearly membership. Lunch is $3 daily.
Located at St. Stephen’s Church, 9 Carlton Ave. (across from the PW Library). The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 994-9654. A hot lunch/cold lunch is served daily. Varied activities and exercise classes are offered. Bingo is played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Every month there is a featured Super Bingo with Great Prizes. Bus transportation is available for Port Washington residents. Hot meal at noon. Bingo, line dancing, yoga, bridge, parties, live entertainment.
•Caregiver Support Group offered by the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation at Brandywine Senior Living at Huntington Terrace, 70 Pinelawn Rd., Melville. This professionally facilitated group meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and allows participants opportunities to share feelings and strategies related to caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Call 767-6856 and speak with group facilitator, Alana Rosenstein, LMSW, before attending for the first time. Those who are financially able are asked to contribute $10 to the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation for each session they attend.
•Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday at 4pm at the Chabad at 80 Shore Rd., Port Washington. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. OA welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Call 698-2644 for more information about this meeting or go to www.oa.org for information about OA or for information about other meetings.
•Duplicate Bridge Game. An open game on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. at the Village Club of Sands Point, Middle Neck Rd. There is an $11 card fee. For questions call the Sagamore Bridge Club 558-7799.
•PW Water Pollution Control District Commissioners meet Tuesdays at 8 a.m. at the district office, 70 Harbor Rd.
•Alzheimer’s Support Group for early stage Alzheimer’s patients on Tuesdays from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. at the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation, 5 Channel Dr. For more information or to arrange a required interview prior to attendance, call 767-6856.
•New Moms Support Group. Meet other moms of infants in this supportive and informative group. Mingle, share ideas and explore the questions and concerns of motherhood. Participate in activities designed specifically for your baby’s development. Led by Nicole Asselta, LCSW. Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Call the Parent Resource Center at 767-3808 or visit www.parentresource.org for more information. Free for PRC members. You must be a member to participate.
•Stories with Kelsey every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main St., Port Washington. For babies and toddlers. $40 for 10 sessions or $5 per session. Call 767-2650.
•PW Water District. Regular board meetings are held at the Port Washington Water District, 38 Sandy Hollow Rd., every Wednesday at 8 a.m. (second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.).
•Womanspace now in its 32nd year meets weekly to discuss issues of interest and concern to women. New members are welcome. Join us on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave.
•Bereavement Support Group held by Our Lady of Fatima and St. Peter of Alcantara Churches on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the St. Peter’s Pastoral Center. For information call Yvonne Calabrese 883-4817 or Rose Osterberg 767-1460. All religious affiliations welcome.
•Friday Morning Yoga. Finish every week peacefully with Friday Morning Yoga, lead by artist and yoga expert Victoria Selbach, in the majestic setting of the Sands Point Preserve. Every Friday at 9 a.m., enjoy simple Yoga movements that inspire balance, flexibility and strength. In winter, the classes are held inside Hempstead House and, in warmer weather, classes move to the Great Lawn with expansive views of sky and water. Price is “pay-what-you-wish,” after entry fee to the preserve of $10.
•Henderson-Marino VFW Post #1819 meets on the second Monday at 8 p.m. at the Post Headquarters, 29 Mohegan Ave. New members always welcome. Bring a copy of your DD214 showing your overseas war record. For further information call 767-1552 after 3 p.m.
•Greater PW Business Improvement District Board meetings are held at 329 Main St. at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.
•North Shore Elks Lodge #1458 meeting at 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, 30 Haven Ave., on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Formerly GN/PW Elks Lodge #1543.
•Lions Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held at Finn McCool’s Restaurant, 205 Main St.
•Free and Accepted Masons Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge No. 855 meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Elks Hall, Franklin and Haven Aves.
•Knights of Columbus Port Washington Council #1227 meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Building, 155 Manorhaven Blvd.
•Port Washington Chamber of Commerce board of directors meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month (except July) at 8 a.m. at Ayhan’s Fish Kebab, 286 Main St. The public is welcome. For more information, call 883-6566.
•John Michael Marino Lodge #1389 Order Sons of Italy in America. Officers meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. General meeting on the third Wednesday of every month. Light supper at 7 p.m. followed by meeting at the Port Washington Senior Citizen Center, 80 Manorhaven Blvd. Men and women of Italian heritage are welcome to join. For applications and info call membership chair 883-5762.
•The Board of Commissioners of the PW Police District will hold a regular business meeting at Police Headquarters, 500 PW Blvd., at 7 p.m., on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month unless otherwise published.
•North Shore Doe Club Elks Lodge #1458 meets at 8 p.m. every second Wednesday (except July and August) at 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, 30 Haven Ave. Formerly GN/PW Doe Club #1543.
•Ancient Order of Hibernians, NC Division #19 Fr. Patrick J. Whitney. Hibernian meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month from 8 to 9:15 p.m.ish at St Peter of Alcantara, Port Washington, in the convent. More Info can be obtained at www.aohdiv19.com.
•Columbiettes of PW meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus building, 149 Manorhaven Blvd.
•Kiwanis Club of Manhasset/PW 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.
•PW Garbage District meets at the office of Frank D’Elia, 33 Main St., at 8 a.m., on the second and last Thursday of each month.
•The PW Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets at the Elks building, 2 Franklin Ave., on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. All former Marines are invited to attend. Our community should note, too, that the elite uniformed Marine Color Guard is available, at no obligation, for select public functions. Contact Commandant John Bauman 747-3983.
•Food Allergy Support/Education Group (FASE) is a support group for parents of children with food allergies. It meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Parent Resource Center in the Landmark Building from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For information, call Kelly Sullivan Dennis 767-2749.
•The North Shore Kayak Club meets monthly from April through November at the Community Chest Building on the last Thursday of the month. The club is dedicated to the pleasures of recreational kayaking and the camaraderie of paddling together on local waterways. Individuals of all skill levels are invited to join the Kayak Club. For further information, contact Kayak Club President Alan Bergman at 917-400-7041.
A six-hour Accident Prevention Workshop, sponsored by the Empire Safety Council and approved by the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, will be offered in Port Washington. Upon completion of the program, you will be entitled to receive a 10 percent reduction on vehicle liability, personal injury protection and collision insurance premiums for three years. In addition, you may also reduce up to four points from driving record. There’s a fresh, new format for this program, with more of your involvement and participation encouraged and discussions of NYS traffic laws and new traffic safety films. For further information or for a complete schedule of classes, call 883-3394 or check the website www.safetycourse. com.
For specific meeting information Commander Arthur George 708-5819. Programs sponsored by the post:
•Damaged American Flags Retired Honorably, Respectfully and Properly. Bring these flags to 39 Haven Ave., Port Washington, and deposit in a marked container on the front porch of the residence during daylight hours only. Flags will be properly retired, courtesy of American Legion Post #509 of PW.
Newplicate (supervised duplicate) Bridge at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn, every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon for bridge students, new players and social bridge players welcome. Short lesson, and earn points in a fun, friendly atmosphere. For reservations call 917-658-5991. Open Duplicate Bridge Game at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Refreshments served. Call 917-658-5991 for reservations.
A new ACBL sanctioned daytime bridge game will be held on Thursdays afternoon at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. For info and reservations call 917-658-5991.
LIAF is located at 5 Channel Dr., Port Washington. Call 516-767-6856 for more information on the following:
•LIAF offers weekly support groups for spousal caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias several times a week. These groups welcome new members on an ongoing basis. Those interested in joining a group should call 516- 767-6856. A staff social worker will speak with you to help determine which group is the most appropriate fit for your circumstances and needs:
•Professionally facilitated support group sessions are also available Thursday afternoons for adult children who have a parent living with dementia. Call for more information.
•LIAF offers regularly scheduled activity programs for individuals with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and related dementias. LIAF’s early-stage program includes: Al’z Club, a socialization and mental stimulation program; Train Your Brain, a cognitive fitness program; Creative Expression, a dance, music and art program; and a verbal support group for those who are aware of their diagnosis and wish to discuss feelings about it in a group setting. For those with moderate to severe dementia, an adult day program is available, providing recreational activities in a bright, safe, and comfortable setting. A LIAF staff member will meet with you to help determine which program(s) is/are the best fit. Call for more information or to schedule an opportunity to visit the LIAF headquarters.
•LIAF offers a caregiver support group the second and fourth Monday of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Brandywine Senior Living at Huntington Terrace, Melville. This professionally facilitated group meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and allows participants to share feelings and strategies related to caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Call and speak with group facilitator Alana Rosenstein, LMSW, before attending for the first time. Those who are financially able are asked to contribute $10 to LIAF for each session they attend.
The Coalition is a member agency of the Garden City Community Fund, United Community Fund of Great Neck, Community Chest of Port Washington and United Way of LI. The following is offered:
•Provides support groups with individual counseling for incest survivors and survivors of rape and sexual assault. Services are confidential and free of charge. These services are also extended to family members and partners of survivors. The Coalition also works to ensure societal accountability, improve institutional responsiveness to victims and increase public awareness in order to prevent domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. Call 222-2293.
•The Coalition is seeking individuals to volunteer in its “Hands Are Not for Hitting,” an exciting domestic violence prevention program for elementary school children in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Volunteers will be fully trained and need to be available several weekdays a month during the school year. Volunteers must provide their own transportation. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, call 572-0700.
•A Safe Home. The Coalition operates a safe home for battered women and their children. For women who are victims of violent relationships, safety is a major concern. The Coalition’s Safe Home for Abused Families provides shelter, advocacy and legal assistance, in a safe, warm, supportive, attractive environment. If you or someone you know needs help, call the Coalition’s 24-hour hotline 542-0404. The hotline and all services are free and confidential and a counselor can help you find safety.
If you are 60 or older and are being hurt by someone who should be caring, you are not alone. If you are suffering from abuse, mistreatment or neglect at the hands of family members or someone who is living with you, help is available. The NC Coalition against Domestic Violence offers counseling, legal advocacy and support services to seniors in need of help. All services are free and confidential. Call 542-0404. The Coalition is a member agency of the Community Chest of Port Washington, Garden City, Community Fund, United Community Fund of Great Neck and United Way of LI.
At The Graphic Eye Gallery, 402 Main St. (opposite Inspiration Wharf). Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 883-9668 for information on the following: Sundays at the Gallery. Artists from the gallery will be featured once a month to present their work, their ideas, personal reflections or demonstrate the processes they use to create their art. The community is invited each month for art and coffee.
The Thomas Dodge House, circa. 1721, is the oldest house in Port Washington and a living museum administered by the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society. The Dodge House is open for guided tours from 1 to 5 pm on the fourth Sunday of the month April through October. Admission is $2.50. It is located at 58 Harbor Rd. For further information, call 767-3970.
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.
Open 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Fridays. Please do not leave anything outside the bins.
More like a boutique than at thrift shop, all proceeds from the sale of our quality, gently-used merchandise go toward research for a cure for diabetes. Selections of fine ladies clothing, estate and costume jewelry, original art objects, decorative items as well as some small furniture pieces. In the heart of Port Washington, at 93 Main St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Thursday, until 5 p.m. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 944-3623. Proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Top quality clothing for men, women and children. Wide, ever-changing variety of housewares, decorative items, antiques Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lower level, St. Stephen’s Parish House, Main St., opposite the library. Call 944-8829. Now accepting quality furniture for sale. Call to discuss you consignment and arrange an appointment to view. Call for an appointment to view possible donations or consignments of acceptable furniture.
Clothing, bric-a-brac, boots, records. Free gift with purchase. Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 382 Main St. Prospect Ave. entrance. Call 883-9777.
Report-it.com for students who notice any behavioral problems or acts of violence and want to report them confidentially and anonymously. Report-it.net for residents who would like to inform the authorities about fraud, abuse or waste in the schools.