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Spring Rummage Sale
Saturday, May 5

Photography And American Sign Language
Saturday, May 5

Elmont Chapter Of AARP
Monday, May 7


Saturday, May 5

Spring Rummage Sale

The United Methodist Church of Hempstead, 40 Washington St., Hempstead, is having its spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a white elephant sale, baked goods, clothing, furniture, toys, linens and more for everyone. Refreshments will be available (9 to 11 a.m.) for a nominal donation.

Photography And American Sign Language

Beginning today, students who are proficient in American Sign Language can learn about photography from award-winning deaf photographer Alnoe T. Paler. This exciting, one-of-a-kind workshop merges the worlds of photography and American Sign Language. Students will be introduced to the art of photography, including subject matter, composition, and lighting. At the conclusion of the workshop, students have the opportunity to participate in a photography exhibit showcasing the talent of the members of the deaf community. The four-week course will be offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Hofstra University, Hempstead. For more information, call 516-463-7200 or visit ce.hofstra.edu/asl.

Concert On The Quad

The D’Addario Community Music Appreciation Initiative and the Hofstra University Music Department will present a free outdoor concert from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Hofstra’s South Campus, Hempstead. Admission is free. For more information call the Hofstra Music Department: 516-463-5490. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of jazz, classical music and new compositions by Hofstra students and alumni. Participating groups include the Hofstra Jazz Ensemble directed by David Lalama; The Hofstra String Quintet directed by Alexander Sharpe; and the Hofstra Alumni Nonet directed by Gary Henderson. In addition the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble of the Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts is scheduled to perform.


Monday, May 7

Elmont Chapter Of AARP

Monthly meeting at the Elmont Memorial Library at 1 p.m. The speaker for this meeting will be John O’Brien, partner and funeral director of O’Brien – Sheipe Funeral Home, Inc. The issues discussed will be: Funeral Costs and Medicaid Prepaid Requirements. Come with questions. For more info call Mary Ann at 516-775-9273.


Saturday, May 12

Gary Ferrar’s Ah! Real Magic!

In a performance geared toward children and families, Gary Ferrar will guide audiences through the world of magic, performing everything from stage illusions to close-up magic. His high-energy show gets everyone involved, no matter how young or old. 2 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Box office: 516-775-4420. Tickets are $10. Group rates available. Call 631-581-2700 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for group information.

Damn Yankees

Light, fast-paced, devilishly clever and with plenty of “heart,” Damn Yankees is a home-run hit whose All-American subject matter and sense of humor have had audiences in stitches. Great songs and characters fill this masterful theatrical journey which encompasses the American dream…baseball and family. Performances (through May 27): Wednesday, May 16 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Box office: 516-775-4420. Advance tickets are $25 adults; $23 seniors; $18 students; $14 for youth (under 12). All tickets are $28 at the door. Box office: 516-775-4420. Group rates available. Call 631-581-2700 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for group information.


Monday, May 21

Jamaica Square Improvement League

Monthly meeting at the Elmont Public Library at 7:30 p.m. The guest speakers are Superintendents Al Harper and Ralph Ferrie. Both will present the proposed budget for the 2012/2013 school year.


Upcoming Event

6th Biennial Sojourn To West Africa

10-Day Cultural Trip to Ghana, West Africa, Aug. 4-14, 2012. Visits to Cultural sites: W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Elmina/Cape Coast Slave Castles – Door of No Return, River of the Last Bath/Assin Manso, Kakum National Park, Kumasi (Seat of the Ashanti Empire), Manhyia Palace. Ashanti Craft Villages: Ahwiaa (Wood Carving Village), Ntonso (Adinkra Textile Printing Village), Bonwire (Kente Weaving Village). Akosombo Dam, Boat Cruise on the Volta Lake – largest manmade lake in the world, Torgome Village for Naming Ceremony, shopping galore. For further information contact Pat Jenkins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-997-6585.


Ongoing Events

Elmont American Legion Post 1033

It’s time to highlight Elmont American Legion Post 1033 located in the impressive building on Hill Ave. Besides providing great Memorial Day parades, the post is involved in many programs that benefit the community. Veterans are welcome to join this organization and become part of a group devoted to the betterment of the community. Call 354-9884.

Exhibit

Opportunity and Impact: Works by Émigré Artists. This original exhibition examines the role of émigré artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day émigrés from Africa, Cuba, and South Africa. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. On view through July 27 at Hofstra University, HUM David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, ninth floor, South Campus, Hempstead. Regular hours (through May 25) daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours (May 29 – July 27) Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.


Weekly Events

•Gam-Anon, an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Meets Mondays at the Jewish Community Center of W. Hempstead, 711 Dogwood Ave., W. Hempstead. For information call 321-2883.

•Triple Bingo every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park. You can win up to $3,000.

•Separation/Divorce Support Group formed by The Caroline K. Simon Counseling Center for individuals coping with separation and divorce. Groups will be run in the Hempstead Center, 50 Clinton St., Hempstead on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A NYS certified and specially-trained clinician will provide compassionate counseling and support to help group members regain hope and take charge of their lives and relationships. Sponsored by F.E.G.S. Call Judie Rokofsky, 485-5710, ext. 122.

•Vedic Heritage Community Center Open House held every Tuesday and Saturday for Satsang at 8 p.m., 111 Jerusalem Ave., Hempstead. Call 483-9500 or 212-759-4568.


Monthly Events

•Look Good...Feel Better sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton, 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a makeup kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.

•The Elmont East End Civic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Elmont Library, Hempstead Tpke. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month except July and August.

•The Franklin Square Jewish Center Retirees Group meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Social Hall, 47 Pacific Ave., Franklin Square, every other Tuesday except August. Call Henry, 561-8734.

•Munch & Learn - Adult Education with Rabbi Harvey Weil will take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 141 Hilton Ave., Hempstead. Bring your dairy food. Dessert will be served. Call 489-1818.

•Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays through April (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Social events, trips to our lodge in Vermont, and skiing in a variety of areas throughout the West and New England. Ages 21 and over, please. For additional info and schedules visit www.gardencityskiclub.com or call 872-1448.

•Order Sons of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri, 328-0333 for an application.

•Your Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 50 to 70 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 5th St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. Call Denise, 488-4597. No meeting at the church during July and August.

•Nassau University Medical Center no cost mammography services will be in the St. Boniface Church parking lot, Elmont Rd., Elmont, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every other month. General admission requirements: proof of Nassau County residency, women age 40 and older, all health insurance accepted, no charge to patient other than insurance coverage, women who are not pregnant or nursing. By appointment only. Call Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 354-0744. Bring doctor’s name and address.

•Order Sons Of Italy In America is seeking new members to join the America Lodge #2245, Franklin Square, Elmont, West Hempstead, Floral Park, Garden City, Stewart Manor and Malverne. The America Lodge #2245 is a co-ed lodge with many projects that enhance the preservation of the members‘ Italian heritage. The lodge raises funds for contributions to worthy charities. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are entertaining programs, refreshments and food served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri, 328-0333.

•Free/Low Cost Health Insurance. The residents of communities served by Mercy Medical Center will have the opportunity to apply for free or low cost health insurance for children, families and adults up to age 64 on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. in Mercy’s Main Lobby. Staff from Catholic Charities of LI will assist you and our children applying for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid Health Insurance Programs. The bi-lingual enrollers will screen adults for income eligibility for the state’s health insurance program Family Health Plus. Children are eligible for Child Health Plus. These programs cover medical check-ups, hospitalization, emergency care, prescriptions, vision and dental care.

•The LI Junior Chamber of Commerce regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit WWW.LIJC.com. Contact: Martin Dekom, chairman, 850-2717 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Julie Dekom, membership director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Steven Eiselen, community development vp This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•Independent Order Of The Odd Fellow Mineola-Hempstead Lodge #125 meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at 236 Willis Ave., Mineola.

•Heavenly Brew Coffee House will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 619 Fenworth Blvd., Franklin Square, every second and fourth Friday of the month from 8 to 11 p.m. Casual coffee house atmosphere, assorted coffees, desserts and ice cream available for purchase. Music, board games, no cover charge. All ages welcome. Call 481-1797.

•Torah Study Seminar. The Elmont Jewish Center, 500 Elmont Rd., Elmont offers a monthly seminar held on Saturdays (September through June) at 1:30 p.m. Rabbinic and Talmudic reference and interesting interpretations. Open and free discussion encouraged. No previous study or experience required. All levels of knowledge welcome. Just attend and enjoy the class. Light refreshments served. The Torah Study will be held in the Kiddish room. Call 488-1616.

•Free Small Business Counseling will be offered by Counselor Iris Kirkland from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives Association) at the Job Information Center at the Hempstead Library, 115 Nichols Ct., Hempstead. She will answer questions about starting and running a small business. Meetings are confidential and open to anyone. This free service is available by appointment only on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Call 481-6990.


Ongoing Programs

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

News

Members of the Council of Nassau County Cerebral Palsy Auxiliaries and the Nassau Homemakers helped make this holiday season special for students who attend school at the Children’s Learning Center at the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. One of these holiday elves was Joan Talamo, a Floral Park resident.

Defendants sold counterfeit handbags, shoes and electronics

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced on Dec. 19 that eight people have been arrested and charged with selling counterfeit shoes, handbags, and electronics at an outdoor flea market in Valley Stream.

Rice said that on Saturday, Dec. 15, investigators from the DA’s Office conducted a joint operation with the Nassau County Police Department’s Asset Forfeiture Unit and ICE’s Trademark Counterfeit team at the Green Acres Outdoor Flea Market. Numerous booths were identified by experts for selling counterfeit Coach and Louis Vuitton handbags, UGG boots, music CDs, and DVDs.


Calendar

 Monthly Cancer Support Group - January 7

Bariatric Seminar - January 8

New York Luncheon - January 13


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com