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Thursday, October 3

Saucy Talk At Dolphin

Why do some men seek out women of the evening? And why do some women choose the world’s oldest profession? Author Allison Bassen will explore those questions as she discusses her novel “Virtue,” inspired by the Eliot Spitzer escort scandal. Bassen will offer her assessment at Port’s Dolphin Bookshop from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Seating is limited so confirm attendance via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 767-2650.


Friday, October 4

Sandwiched In

Italian-American Comedy: From the Immigrant Era to the Present with Salvatore Primeggio, Professor of Anthropology at Adelphi University. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Join at the library for a game, 2 to 5 p.m.

Hootenanny

The library transforms into a 1960s coffee house for local musicians, singers and songwriters to come together for an evening of music that offers musical team-ups and performances. 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 5

Fall Festival

South Salem Elementary School will host its annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Newbury Street. The event will feature a DJ, arts and crafts, tattoos, games and prizes, a pumpkin patch and plant sale, balloon twister, food and more. Rain or shine.

The Effective Presenter: How To Write and Give a Speech

How to write and give a speech, at the Port Washington Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Effective Presenter, hosted by Bernard FitzGerald, Jr, provides free training in public speaking skills, organizing a message, combating hecklers, and question and answer sessions. Registration requested. Call the library at 883-4400, ext. 136.

Christie Devereaux

The library’s Art Advisory Council hosts a reception for the artist whose work is in the Main Gallery this month. 1 to 3 p.m.

Meet The Author

Tomie dePaola: Meet the author at the library. Co-sponsored by the library and The Dolphin Bookshop and Café. 3:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 6

Fall Concert

The choir of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church invites the Port Washington community to its fall concert at 4:30 p.m. Featured is Mozart’s Krönungsmesse (Coronation Mass). The concert is free. The church is located on Main Street at Carlton Avenue.


Monday, October 7

Great Books Discussion Group

A discussion of The Daughters of the Late Colonel by Katherine Mansfield. 1 p.m.

Love, Lust and Crime

A Look at Relationships in Italian Cinema with Professor Valerie Franco. With two decades of experience in film and television production in New York and Hollywood, Professor Franco now lectures throughout the U.S. and Europe. Tonight’s film is I Am Love (Io Sono l’Amore) (2009-120 min.). Eduardo Recchi Sr. (Gabriele Ferzetti) has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi (Pippo Delbono) and grandson Edo (Flavio Parenti). But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini). To complicate matters, Tancredi’s wife Emma (Tilda Swinton) starts a passionate affair with Antonio. Director Luca Guadagnino scripted with Nan Cotroneo and Walter Fasano. In Italian with English subtitles. Recommended for adults. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

Social Security Planning

With financial advisor Samuel J. Schiff. Limited registration is in progress, in-person or by calling the Information Desk at 516-883-4400, Ext. 136. 7 p.m.


Tuesday, October 8

Computer Classes for Adults

Registration begins Oct. 8 for a class on Using Your iPhone & iPad that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Payment of $12 is due at registration. For Port Washington residents only.

Hypertension Screening

Free screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pride and Passion: The Italians in America.

Join filmmaker Marino Amoruso for a discussion and screening of his documentary. Pride & Passion examines the many monumental accomplishments and contributions of the Italian people in this nation and around the world. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge # 1389. 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, October 9

Book Discussion

A discussion of Tenth of December by George Saunders, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 7:30 p.m.

Photography Club of Long Island

The Photography Club of Long Island (PCLI) is hosting a session at the Port Washington Library at 7:30 p.m. The subject is “composition,” and is a continuation of PCLI’s series on camera and photography basics, open to the community at large.


Saturday, October 12

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Rooted in a commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of Blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are Premium, $62; Friends, $57; Standard, $57; Friends’ $52. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.


Saturday, October 19

“And The Merry Widow Waltzed” at Sands Point Preserve

In Castle Gould’s Great Hall, “Merry Widow” takes the audience on a musical journey through the history of American Musical Theater, beginning with Franz Lehár’s, “The Merry Widow,” through Stephen Sondheim’s, “A Little Night Music.” It includes music from Show Boat, Kismet, West Side Story, and more for an evening in celebration of our musical heritage. Performed by NYC-based DiCapo Opera Theatre and an Arts Alive Long Island Signature Series Event. The evening begins at 7 p.m., with tickets $125 per person, including cocktails, dinner and dessert. To purchase tickets, see www.thesandspointpreserve.com, call 516-571-7901, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the Gate House, open daily at 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point.

Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway presents The Streisand Songbook at 8 p.m. Ann Hampton Callaway is a masterful songwriter and one of the American songbook’s greatest champions. She is being welcomed her back with her critically acclaimed cabaret show (MAC Award for Show of the Year) that pays magical tribute to the songs of another master — Barbra Streisand. Tickets for the show are Premium, $52; Friends, $47; Standard, $47; Friends, $42. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Creative Reader

The program strives to offer literary enrichment to increase the joy of reading for K-5th graders by turning books into multi-sensory experiences offering all learners the ability to be challenged, motivated and successful. The program will run for six sessions on Saturday mornings (10-11a.m. for K-2nd grade, and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for 3rd-5th grade) starting October 19.


Sunday, October 20

Bus Trip

The Port Washington/Manhasset Chapter of Cancercare presents a bus trip to the Casino At Mount Airy in Mt. Pocono, PA. The cost per person is $40 and the casino package includes $25 in slot play and $10 food voucher. The bus will leave Soundview Center at 9 a.m. and leave the casino around 6:30 p.m., arriving in Port Washington about 9:30 p.m. For more info call Barbara Faticone at 516 883-6693 or Lena Mazzilli at 516-759-4930.


Monday, October 28

Meet The Author

Landmark on Main Street presents Jamie Ford, supporting his second book, “Songs of Willow Frost,” at 7:30 p.m. The Dolphin Bookshop will sell books on-site at the event and the author will sign after the presentation. Free admission.


Saturday, November 2

Roseanne Cash

Rosanne Cash has recorded 11 No. 1 singles and received a Grammy Award and 12 Grammy nominations. Her last record album, The List, won the Americana Music award for Best Album of the year and was a critical and commercial success. Tickets for the show are Premium, $52; Friends, $47; Standard, $47; Friends, $42. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.


Saturday, November 9

Rita Wilson

Although Rita Wilson is well-known as an actress (It’s Complicated, Sleepless in Seattle) and a film producer (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mamma Mia!), her early show biz ambitions were musical. Wilson has finally achieved her dream with the release of her debut album AM/FM — an intimate and elegantly sung collection of classics from the ’60s and ’70s that make up the soundtrack of her life. For information, contact the box office at 516-767-6444 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Show begins at 7 p.m.


Saturday, November 16

David Bromberg

Landmark on Main Street is proud to welcome back David Bromberg and his band. Bromberg’s concerts showcase his musicianship in many musical genres including folk, blues, bluegrass, ragtime, country and ethnic. He’ll perform a mixture of old favorites and new music from his CD due out this fall. Tickets for the show are Premium, $52; Friends, $47; Standard, $47; Friends, $42. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.


Saturday, November 23

Andrea Marcovicci: Moonlight Cocktail

After 45 years in show business, The “Queen of Cabaret” (KGO Radio) celebrates her 65th birthday with a brand new concert, starting at 8 p.m. “Moonlight Cocktail” pays tribute to that bygone era of sophisticated nightlife of dining and dancing and the singers like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short and Billie Holiday whose songs made up the soundtrack of the period. Andrea’s nostalgic and celebratory spin through the forties and fifties is filled with her unique insights, charm and wit. The song list will include: You Fascinate Me So, Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, All in Fun, Talk of the Town, Some Other Time, as well as the delicious title song Moonlight Cocktail. The Piedmont Post said of the show when it debuted in San Francisco, “Marcovicci is a cabaret phenomenon...There is no one who can match her in vividness, in wit, in glamour, in drama.” Tickets for the show are Premium, $52; Friends, $47; Standard, $47; Friends, $42. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.


Ongoing

The Lions Club of Port Washington is seeking new members to join with in expanding and activating the club. People of all ages are welcome. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. in the Helen Keller Center staff lounge. Contact the club at P.O. Box 169, Port Washington 11050 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Ongoing, Friday Nights

Bereavement Support Group

Meets at St. Peters RCC in Port Washington at 8 p.m. Call 516-883-4817 or 516-883-2607.