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Through Dec. 1

The Children’s Illustrator exhibition featuring authors, artists, and experts involved in publishing and library service to children will hang at the Port Washington Library’s Main Gallery through Dec. 1.


Wednesday, October 30

Horror-A-Go-Go 2: Spooks and Spoofs. Film historian Pat S. P. Fitzgerald takes you through a haunted and hysterical journey into the silly and sinister world of the horror parody. At the Port Washington Public Library. 7:30 p.m.


Friday, November 1

Sandwiched In: Mary Pickford, First Movie Star. She was “America’s Sweetheart” for over 20 years, and the most powerful woman in the history of movies. Today Mary Pickford is known only to serious film lovers. Recently there has been a major rediscovery of this essential figure in American cinema. Join Dylan Skolnick of the Cinema Arts Centre for an exploration of her life and work. 12:10 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

Scrabble Players: Join a game at the library, 2 to 5 p.m.

“Not Fade Away” (2012-112 min.). David Chase scripted, produced and directed this drama set in suburban New Jersey in the early 1960s, about Douglas (John Magaro), a young man who dreams of making it big as a musician. In one of his final roles, James Gandolfini portrays Douglas’s father. Producer Steven Van Zandt (of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) served as music supervisor. For adults. 7:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.


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

Ji: The pianist performs selections from Bach-Busoni, Brahms and others. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council. 3 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

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

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.


Monday, November 4

Great Books Discussion: A  discussion of Francis Bacon’s The New Organon. 1 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

The Affordable Care Act: What Are My Healthcare Options?  Certified Ny Shop Exchange Agent Samuel J. Schiff presents an overview of the new health care law. Registration in progress, in-person or by calling the Information Desk at 516-883-4400 Ext. 136. 7 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

“The Loss of Nameless Things” (2006-103 min.). In 1978, Oakley Hall III was a promising playwright on the verge of national recognition, when a twenty-foot fall from a bridge brought his artistic life to a sudden stop. He suffered horrific head injuries and remained incapacitated for more than a year. Bill Rose’s moving documentary recounts Hall’s story and reveals what happened twenty-five years later, when a theater company staged the very play he was writing the night of his fall. 7:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.


Tuesday, November 5

AARP Driver Education: Registration begins Tuesday, Nov. 5 for a class to take place on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A check payable to AARP is due at registration: $17 members - (note membership # on check), $19 non-members. Late arrivals will not be admitted. No refunds. Port Washington residents only. At the Port Washington Public Library.

Chess Players: All are welcome. Bring a game if you have one. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

Time Travel: Author Frank Borzellieri will consider the scientific reality of time travel, based on the theories of Einstein. Time travel has been a popular topic in novels (H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine), movies (Back to the Future) and television programs (The Time Tunnel). Many people don’t realize that time travel actually has a basis in science, specifically Einstein’s theories of general and special relativity. Today, a number of eminent scientists are working on developing the first time machine. Borzellieri will discuss wormholes, black holes and how time travel is achieved through both speed and gravity. Note: you needn’t be a physicist to enjoy this multi-media presentation. 7:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.


Wednesday, November 6

The Schreiber Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Anthony Pinelli, will perform at the Tango Festival Project in collaboration with the CW Post Orchestra under the direction of Professor Hynes at 8 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.

Port Summer Show – Parent Meeting

If your child is interested in theater and will be entering 7th grade through graduating high school, June of 2014, planning is starting for the 2014 Port Summer Show and a parent’s meeting is being held 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Port Washington Library. Input is encouraged and appreciated.  


Thursday, November 7

Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington will host a public meeting in conjunction with its annual meeting on “The Future of Bay Walk.” The organization invites anyone with an interest in the expansion of this greenway trail to attend the session, which will be held at the Port Washington Public Library.


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.


Sunday, November 10

Panel Discussion

The Port Washington Library will host a panel discussion, “Past, Present and Future: Insiders Look at Children’s Literature in the 21st Century,” moderated by author and artist Jane Breskin Zalben, at 1:30 p.m. The panel will present an overview of the industry, examining important questions about the evolution and future of children’s literature. What is the influence of multimedia and electronic publishing? Where is the book in all of this? What is the best way to market children’s books in these rapidly changing times? And how will professionals provide children with literature that inspires a lifelong love of reading?


Saturday, November 16

Harvest Fair, Flea Market and Luncheon

Kick off the Holiday Season, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 12 Franklin Avenue. A new elevator makes two-level shopping easy. The main level features jewelry, leather goods, handmade specialties and a buyer of old gold. On the lower level visitors will find fine gifts, children’s clothing and toys at deeply discounted prices at the church’s own Christmas Boutique, and Attic Treasures. Free parking at the LIRR station. For more information (516)767-0603 or www.lutheranchurchportwashington.com

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.

A Light In The Darkness, The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Road

A unique, interfaith event to honor a righteous Christian couple who, at great risk, saved a Jewish child and another Jewish family during the Holocaust. Refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, The Community Synagogue of Port Washington, and the Polish American Museum of Port Washington.


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.