Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00
Step Back Into Port Washington’s history. The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society invites the public to an open house at the historic 1721 Thomas Dodge Homestead, 58 Harbor Rd., on the Mill Pond. Come visit this historic landmark and step back in time. 1 to 5 p.m. There will be light refreshments, house tours – see how seven generations of the Dodge family lived in this historic landmark, musical entertainment by local musicians PW Jam (folk music) and Darkviolin (electric violin). See the beehives that produce local honey and meet the beekeeper. Local honey for sale. Model boat racing on Mill Pond (weather permitting). Don’t miss the very last outhouse in Port Washington. (And it’s a three-seater). For more information, visit www.cowneck.org.
Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, welcomes back two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole to perform her critically acclaimed show “The End of the World Cabaret” as a special Mother’s Day weekend celebration at 8 p.m. in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Box office 516-767-6444.
Chabad of Port Washington, 80 Shore Rd., announces an Adult Education series entitled “The Art of Marriage,” a six-session course (began May 6), given on two tracks, that will show participants how to attain a meaningful and loving relationship for themselves and their spouses. The course will explore timeless lessons from both modern and ancient Jewish texts such as the Talmud and the works of the Kaballah. Jewish culture and tradition idealizes a joyful and content marital relationship and has a treasure trove of timeless advice on how to jumpstart and maintain a happy marriage. Rabbi Shalom Paltiel, the spiritual leader at Chabad, will lead the course. 10 to 11:30 a.m. (includes bagel and coffee). Also on Thursdays (begins May 10) from 8 to 9:30 p.m. (includes light refreshments). The fee for the course is $99; $149 for couples. Discounted pricing available for Chabad members. Those who are not sure if they’re ready to go for it, try the first class free, and then decide. For more information or to register visit www.chabadpw.org/jli or call 516-767-8672.
Friends of the Sands Point Preserve offers a new fitness program: Strollercise. Jean Vogeley leads the one-hour early childhood exercise and nature program for adults and their toddlers and preschool-age children every Tuesday at 10 a.m. The class meets under the archway of Castlegould - rain or shine. The class includes exercise outdoors, along the beautiful nature trails on the preserve or inside Castlegould’s Visitor Center in case of rain. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 516-571-7901.
The Music Study Club of Port Washington invites the public to a free concert at 11 a.m. at the Port Washington Library. Pieces by Handel, Chopin and Bernstein will be performed by the talented members of the club.
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: Dr. Gerald Deas, director of Health Education Communication, SUNY Downstate Medial Center.
Celebrating its growing ethnic diversity, the Town of North Hempstead will be hosting the third Annual Asian-American Festival from noon to 6 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park. Port Washington. In addition to an array of folk art and performances from Japan, India, China, Korea and Pakistan, the festival will also showcase a medley of indigenous culinary delights. Call 311 for more information or if outside the town, dial 516-869 6311.
Come to the historic Sands-Willets House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a basement treasures dollar sale. All you can fit in a bag for just $1. The Sands-Willets house is located at 336 Port Washington Blvd. For more info, visit www.cowneck.org.
At North Hempstead Beach Park (formerly Bar Beach), Port Washington, The beach opens at 3 p.m. and the event begins with a commemoration ceremony at 6 p.m. Concerts follow: Beginnings, a tribute to the band Chicago and Early Elton, a tribute to Sir Elton John. Fireworks on barges in the harbor at darkness. Call 869-6311 for details.
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 for $3 at noon 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.
•Upcoming trips include: Atlantic City on June 29 ($35 w/ $30 slot cash back); Platzl Brauhaus in Pomona, NY, on Aug. 15 ($69 for the day including bus, breakfast, lunch, dinner, entertainment, activities).
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 4 p.m. 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, led 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.