Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
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.
Holocaust Commemoration dedicated to the memory of Reb Zelik Sander OBM. The topic of this lecture is provocative and emotionally charged, and it is believed that it will be a benefit to many people looking for guidance. Rosh Chodesh Iyar. Chabad of Port Washington, 80 Shore Rd. 9 a.m. - Tefillin Wrap/Service 10 a.m. Brunch 10:30 a.m. Lecture: Belief in G-d after the Holocaust given by Rabbi Dr. Nissen Mangel . Fee for Lecture: $10 program sponsor: $180. To RSVP call 767-8672.
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.
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. Program: Bruce Bent – From the Mail Room to the Board Room.
Der Yiddisher Pirates of Penzance (Di Yam Gazlonim), a unique Yiddish-English production of the perennial favorite will be performed at 2 p.m. at The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Someone with little or no knowledge of Yiddish can follow the plot and enjoy this theatrical extravaganza. With an adaptation by Yiddish expert, Al Grand, this production is staged by the Gilbert & Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera Company of LI. Di Yam Gazlonim is the story, told with Yiddish lyrics and English dialogue, of a model Yeshiva student who went to study with rabbis and instead found himself apprenticed to pirates (gaslonim). The music is vintage Gilbert & Sullivan, although the lyrics are loose Yiddish translations of the original British versions. There is high melodrama, low humor, twists and coincidences, plus a solid core of genuine sentiment and nostalgia. The operetta is being presented by the Chaverim (Seniors). Tickets are available online at the synagogue’s website CommSyn.org. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
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.
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 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.
•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.
•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.).
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.