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Tuesdays & Fridays Ongoing

Chaverim Senior Friendship Group

The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Rd., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Yiddish with Cecile Upadhyay. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. — Chair Yoga with Beth Mohr. For more information, visit www.commsyn.org/Chaverim/


Friday, August 16

Schreiber Student Chloe Margulis to Speak at PWPL

Schreiber senior Chloe Margulis will be the featured speaker at Port Washington Library’s “Sandwiched in, Meet The Author” event at noon. Margulis, who has already written and published two books, will introduce her second book, “The Sword of Hadrian”.


Friday, August 16

Gay Pearsall Memorial Concert, Long Island Banjo Society

Concert at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell, 8:15 p.m.


Saturday, August 17

Kids’ Fishing Contest

The Manhasset Bay Sportsmen’s Club is sponsoring its 64th Snapper Derby, a fishing contest for boys and girls under 16 years old, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Town of North Hempstead Dock, Lower Main Street. Event is free of charge. Bait and tackle, as well as free soda and hot dogs, will be provided for the kids. For more information, contact 883-9689.


Saturday, August 17

Jewel Box Opera Series at Sands Point Preserve

Friends of the Sands Point Preserve presents the Jewel Box Opera Series, Puccini’s “Il Tabarro”, performed by an international cast with chamber orchestra in Castle Gould’s air-conditioned Great Hall. “Il Tabarro” runs 60 minutes. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; performances begin at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person and include a complimentary glass of wine, the performance, dessert and coffee. For information and to purchase tickets, call (516) 571-7901, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or stop by the Gate House, open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online: www.thesandspointpreserve.com.


Sunday, August 18

North Hempstead’s 3rd Annual KidStock

KidStock is an open-air family music festival at North Hempstead Beach Park (formerly Bar Beach) on West Shore Road, at 2:00 p.m., featuring nationally acclaimed musical entertainment. This year’s event will be highlighted by two Grammy Award nominees and will showcase arts & crafts, face painting, and musical performances featuring a blend of Folk, Rock, Kid Pop, and Kindie Rock. For more information, go to northhempsteadny.gov.


Sunday, August 18

Old Fashion Drive-in Movie

The Town of North Hempstead presents on a giant screen an old fashion Drive-In Movie, “Escape From Planet Earth,” a great family film, at North Hempstead Beach Park (formerly Bar Beach) on West Shore Road at 8 p.m. Free and open to all. Sit in your car and the radio frequency will be designated, or bring a chair and watch. Call 869-6311 for more information.


Thursday, August 22

Elder Law Open House

The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF), located at 5 Channel Drive, Port Washington, will hold an Elder Law Open House for members of the community. Attorney Michael L. Pfeifer will be speaking on “How to Protect Those You Love.” For more information, call 767-6856 or visit www.liaf.org.


Friday, August 23

“Sousa Night”: Band of Long Island

Concert at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell, 8:15 p.m.


Sunday, August 25

“Play for Pink” Charity Tennis Tournament

Shelter Rock Tennis and Country Club will host “Play for Pink,” a round-robin charity tennis tournament to support breast cancer research at 1 p.m. The tournament will feature men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles, with A and B levels of play. There will be food, vendors, raffles and more. Entry fees are $100 per person for tennis only, $150 per person for tennis and dinner, and $50 for dinner only. For information, call 484-0100 and leave a message for “Play for Pink.”


Wednesday, September 4 — Sunday, September 8

34th Annual Grande Festa Italiana, North Hempstead Beach Park

Largest and oldest feast on Long Island! Great rides (9/4 & 9/5 — ride all night for $25; 9/7 — ride from 12:30 – 4 p.m. for $25; 9/8 - ride free 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.) and games, delicious food, live entertainment Thurs.-Sun. night, casino, fireworks Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. Open 6-11 p.m. Wed. – Fri., 2-11p.m. Sat., 1:30 – 11 p.m. Sun. Ample parking. All proceeds donated to charity. Visit marinolodge.org or call 767-3123 for more information.


Saturday, September 21

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society Fall Country Fair

In addition to the Civil War re-enactors, a petting zoo, wonderful music all day long, craftspeople, pony rides, a real working blacksmith and great food, this year the fair will have a real race car from the Vanderbilt Cup Races. The Alco Black Beast, winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races, will be on display at the Fair. Sands-Willets House, 336 Port Washington Boulevard, just south of Uncle Guiseppe’s, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain Date: September 22.


Sunday, September 22

Helen’s Run/Walk - 5K/3.1 Miles


Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is hosting its 17th annual walk-a-thon, with a new run component to the event. Registration and starting point is at the Sands Point Park & Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point. Check in & registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., start - 9 a.m. sharp! Registration fee: $25; day of event: $35. Event is limited to 400 participants; early sign-up is highly recommended. Register online at www.active.com. For more information, visit www.hknc.org or call 944-8900, ext. 1310. Race timing by FINISH LINE Road Race Technicians of Port Washington. There will be age group awards. Each registration includes one t-shirt and refreshments. Individuals of all ages and disabilities are welcome to participate.