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Through October

Artist Christie Devereaux exhibits her Stormy Weather series in the Port Washington Public Library’s Main Gallery. Her seascapes represent the artist’s reflection on her personal experience with the forces of nature.


Wednesday, October 16

Library Board of Trustees Meets

The public is invited. At the Port Washington Public Library, 7:30 p.m.

Soundswap

Singer/songwriter Jim Dawson. At the Port Washington Public Library, 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 17

Book Discussion: A discussion of The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 1:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

Art Lecture: Raphael & Rome. Join Professor Thomas Germano for this illustrated lecture. 3 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

Happy B.Day Arthur Miller: Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include such plays as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955/56), as well as the film The Misfits (1961). Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, a period during which he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was married to Marilyn Monroe. 7:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.


Friday, October 18

Blood drive at South Salem Elementary School in Port Washington, at 10 Newbury Rd. Hours are 2:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. For the New York Blood Center. For further information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sandwiched In: Two Great American Trials. Don Parker, a retired teacher of American history, examines two trials that captivated the citizens of their time. Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 was the site of the trials of a number of residents who were accused of committing acts of witchcraft. In 1859, shortly before the beginning of the Civil War, abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. His purpose was to seize armaments, gather supporters, and wage a fight against slavery. Brown was captured by soldiers, tried, convicted and hanged.   12:10 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

Scrabble: Join us for a game, 2 to 5 p.m, at the Port Washington Public Library.

Capitol Heights Lyric Opera Company: Italian Passion in Opera and Song. Baritone Richard Cassell, tenor Kevin Courtemanche and mezzo-soprano Frances Devine perform duets, scenes and arias from Italian operas. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge #1389. 7:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.


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.

Blood Drive

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call the church office at 516-767-0363 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are also welcome.  The drive is being held in the parish hall at 9 Carlton Avenue.

Job search strategies with career coach Karen McKenna. Registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling 883-4400, Ext. 111. Sponsored by the Jobs & Careers Information Center. 1 to 3 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

Paperback Swap: Friends of the Library hosts its swap. 1 to 4 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.


Sunday, October 20

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.

Les Chansons De Jacques Brel: Presented by Tiger Theatricals. 3 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

The Brotherhood of The Community Synagogue Annual Sports Night and Pizza Party, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 160 Middle Neck Road

Meet three wrestling stars. Free admission for children under 12. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 516-883-3144.


Monday, October 21

Great Book Discussion Group: A discussion of Seneca’s On Tranquility of Mind. 1 p.m.

Afternoon at the Opera: Simon Boccanegra. Professor James Kolb discusses Giuseppe Verdi’s political drama set in 14th-century Genoa. 3 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

“Age Of Champions” (2011-72 mins.). Filmmaker Keith Ochwat will screen and discuss this award-winning PBS documentary. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.


Tuesday, October 22

21st Century Cancer: Dr. Mike Shodell will examine this new understanding of cancer at a fundamental level never before achievable, and the resultant new treatments now being developed. 7:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

Port Washington Library presents Dr. Mike Shodell, who will discuss new understandings of cancer, and the resultant treatments being developed.  7:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 24

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., well-known elder-law attorney and media commentator Ann Margaret Carrozza will offer a presentation and free individual 15-minute consultations on ways to protect your assets through estate planning. The workshop will be held at Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation at 5 Channel Drive in Port Washington. Reservations for this free open house can be made by calling (516) 767-6856.


Monday, October 28

Songs of Willow Frost

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 American 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.


Sunday, November 3

Kiwanis Club of Manhasset and Port Washington Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Manhasset High School cafeteria, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Special Education/College Fair

Vincent Smith School hosts a Special Education/College Fair from noon to 3 p.m., at Vincent Smith School, 322 Port Washington Blvd. Meet representatives from Long Island’s leading special education providers in the fields of parent support groups, social skills groups, assistive technology, after school extra-curricular activities, post high school transitioning, reading, speech, and more. Admission is free. Call 516-365-4900.


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.


Thursday, November 21

Special Screening

At 7:30 p.m., followed by a conversation with Dan Cohen, founder of Music and Memory Alive Inside is a documentary showing the power of music to awaken deeply locked memories for those suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia. As the film follows one man’s journey, it seeks to inspire and educate about the therapeutic benefits of music. Alive Inside investigates questions about how we care for our loved ones, how we want to age and how we as a society care for our elderly. This film questions when we stop being human, and what it takes to re-start a life that has faded away. Tickets for the program are free, but reservations are requested. 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.


Sunday, November 24

A Christmas Carol

Theatreworks USA’s A Christmas Carol captures both the humorous and touching moments of the classic story with witty dialogue and fresh new songs, conveying Dickens’ original message that the holiday season should be a “kind, forgiving, charitable time.” This sentiment is a timeless and heartfelt message. Tickets for the show, which begins at 2 p.m., are Premium, $18; Standard, $15. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.


Friday, December 6

“Los Lobos-Disconnected”

“This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for 30 years to see how far it can take them,” wrote Rolling Stone about Los Lobos. Experience the magic at Landmark...disconnected. Premium, $72; Friends, $67; Standard, $67; Friends, $62. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.


Sunday, December 8

Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays

Landmark invites you to celebrate the holiday season with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love’s annual holiday concert, starting at 8 p.m. Premium, $57; Friends, $52; Standard, $52; Friends, $47. 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 .

The Kiwanis Club of Manhasset and Port Washington meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month. Place: The Port Washington Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Club Drive Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Sandsport Shoshana chapter of Hadassah in Port Washington has launched a  website: www.jewishportwashington.org.  It is dedicated to helping people find information and events about Port Washington’s and Sands Point’s Jewish community.


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.