Friday, 30 March 2012 00:00
Hugs for Sarah Memorial Blood Drive
Saturday, March 31
Dahlia Club Class
Monday, April 2
Grammy-winning Jazz Musician Paquito D’Rivera
Thursday, April 5
From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The William P. Bennett Community Center, 28 W. Carl St., Hicksville. Go to http://www.thesarahgrace foundation.org/ to purchase tickets. Call 433-9745.
At the 7 p.m. Dahlia 101 Class, learn how to propagate dahlias from cuttings. At 8 p.m., Dr. Gary Brown of Farmingdale Collegewill give a class,”Go Bugs - Bad Bugs”in the dahlia garden. Mid Island Dahlia Society, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Church of the Advent, 555 Advent St., Westbury. Free refreshments will be served. Call 516 791-6894 or visit midislanddahlia.com for details.
Is having a Spring Fling Social in the Apollo Diner, 630 Merrick Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10 cash + minimum $10 food order; separate checks. (Optional) Bring a wrapped $10 grab bag gift with a poetic clue related to spring. This will be a relaxed gathering with a chance to meet everyone attending. RSVP to 516-536-1410.
Cuban-born saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, winner of two 2011 Latin Grammys, performs with his quintet at the John and Lillian Maguire Theater, Campus Center Building, SUNY College at Old Westbury at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission for the concert, which is being presented by the College’s Hispanic/Latino Cultural Center. D’Rivera began his career as a child prodigy. A restless musical genius during his teen years, D’Rivera created various original and ground-breaking musical ensembles. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra.
Knights of Columbus #11836 at St Anne’s Church in Garden City is offering the community the Empire Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the St Anne’s Church LL Cafeteria, 35 Dartmouth St. Upon completion of this course, participants are eligible for 10 percent off their motor vehicle insurance for three years and/or a reduction of points from their driver’s license. The fee for the course is $45 per person and advance registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact John Russo at 516-384-4552 or take the online course at www.empiresafetycouncil.com use code KOFC and receive a $5 discount.
Featuring a variety of Frank Sinatra songs sung by Jerry Cardone. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Immaculata #444 on April 20 at 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, Fitzgerald Hall, 155 Garfield Ave., Mineola. $35 includes buffet dinner, dessert, soda, coffee and tea. For reservations call Jill 516-294-6379.
The Attic Thrift Shop (178 Post Ave., Westbury), which helps to support St. Brigid’s Outreach Program, is seeking donations of gently-used clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. Donations of household items including bedding, cookware, dishes, flatware, lamps, pictures, decorative household items and bric-a-brac also accepted. Only small furniture items can be accepted. Call if you have a question about a donation you would like to make. The thrift shop can always use additional volunteers. If interested in volunteering on Fridays call Sheila Leonard 333-5969.
For the 12th year, Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury, is raising money for the Meghan’s Pansies Breast Cancer Fund. Through the end of April, for each specially marked pansy six-pack that is sold, 15 cents will be donated to the fund. Meghan’s Pansies, which is administered by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, educates young women and men about breast cancer. Meghan’s Pansies is a special fund established in memory of Meghan Kenny Halloran, a Garden City resident who succumbed to breast cancer at age 31. Call 334-0066.
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the Arts, History and Sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sing for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
Stroke Life Society is a community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All welcome. RSVP is requested but not required. For information and other locations and times, call Ben Thomas 398-4994. Go to www.strokelife.org.
•Every first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. in Room 12, St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.
•Every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh.
•Every second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Epilepsy Conference Room, Research Building Level C, 270-05 76th Ave., New Hyde Park.
•Every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.
•Every fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 106, St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford.
•Rotary Club of Westbury-Carle Place meets each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 369 Old Country Rd., Carle Place.
•The Nassau Mid-Island Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society invites any man who is interested in singing barbershop harmony to join them any Tuesday from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the Church of the Advent Winthrop Hall, 555 Advent St. Call 378-5137 or www.longislandharmonizers.org.
•Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.
•Kiwanis Club of New Cassel meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Harvest Diner, 841 Old Country Rd. For further information call President Vashmir Pascal –Turner 631-827-9878. The club is a service organization for the New Cassel/Westbury area and is seeking members in order to continue serving the neighborhood. Come join us anytime to meet with our great team. Call Fred Meeks 516-334-8264 or check out www.NewCasselKiwanis.org for more information.
•Carle Place Senior Citizens meet each Tuesday at Charles Fuschillo Park, Carle Rd. and Broadmoor Ln., Carle Place. Coffee and cake is served at noon. Meetings start at 1 p.m. Call John T. Heslin 997-7271.
•Carle Place Homemakers Chapter. The group knits, crochets, quilts, makes jewelry and more. Meetings are on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the south cafeteria of the Carle Place High School, Cherry Ln., Carle Place. Business meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month. Call 334-7762.
•Westbury Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Friday at 3:30 p.m. sharp in the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave., Westbury. For further information, call Alverna Lewis 997-6529.
•Bingo every Friday (except August). Games begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School, 101 Maple Ave., Westbury. Two “Share the Wealth” Games are offered, a $500 and a $1000 Jackpot as well as Progressive Bingo. Other weekly events include Bell Jars and 50/50 Raffles. Food and drinks are available in the kitchen. Call 334-0021, ext. 145.
•Al-Anon and Alateen host weekly meetings all throughout Nassau County. For more information, visit www.alanon-nassau-ny.org.
•Unified Civic Association of New Cassel meets the second Monday of every month at the Westbury Middle School. For further information. Call Mr. Neal at 333-2505.
•The National Council of Negro Women, Long Island Cross County Section meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave., Westbury. For information call Johnnie Walker at 997-5352.
•Westbury Carle Place Chamber of Commerce Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 369 Old Country Rd., Westbury. For more information, call Joanne Gregory at 333-7171 or visit www.wcpchamber.com.
•Cpl. James F. Walsh VFW Post #945, Westbury, meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Call 334-7925.
•Donatello Lodge #2559 Order Sons of Italy in America meets on the first Wednesday of every month promptly at 8 p.m. at the Westbury Community Center, Post Ave. For further information, call Patricia Diglio at 334-1325.
•Councilman Charles J. Fuschillo Republican Club meeting at 8 p.m. at the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave. The club is the Republican Club for the Westbury Republican Committee, covering the Westbury, Carle Place and Old Westbury communities. Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month. Contact Frank Moroney 334-5800.
•New Cassel American Legion Post #1851 meets each third Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the post, 887 Prospect Ave. (at Hopper St.). For more information, call 334-9364.
•Omega Psi Phi Fraternity meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Westbury Recreation Center at 8 p.m.
•Westbury Knights of Columbus Council #1012 meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. in the lower level of Our Lady of Hope RC Church, Cherry Ln. and Broadway, Carle Place. Call Grand Knight Charles Moerler.
•Carle Place American Legion Post #1718. Led by Commander Al Piscitelli, meets on the second Friday of each month at 8 p.m. at 252 Rushmore Ave., Carle Place. Call 334-6603.
•Pi Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha meets every second Saturday of the month at Westbury Community Center. The executive meeting is at noon. The chapter meeting is at 2 p.m.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Looking for the perfect accessory to compliment your holiday outfit? How about a one of a kind gift for someone special? Jewelry maker and designer Ofra Levin will be coming to the Westbury Public Library on Dec. 9 for a bracelet making workshop, where class attendees will be able to make a four-strand bracelet using semi-precious stones.
“Students will create a one of a kind piece of jewelry, and I’ll be there to guide them and help them bring their ideas to life,” Levin said.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00
Westbury’s Cemetery of the Holy Rood is the largest cemetery in all of the Town of North Hempstead, with more than 12,000 interments, and is still active. Westbury Friends Cemetery is the oldest, dating back to 1702, and is also active.
Westbury is the eternal resting place of designer Oleg Cassini, former CIA Director William Casey, who served under President Reagan, and Margaret “Unsinkable Molly” Brown, a Titanic survivor.
These are just a few of the nuggets of local history that Howard Kroplick has recorded in his exhaustive study of the town’s 28 cemeteries.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The wrestling team at Westbury High School looks forward to a fresh start this season. Last year, they struggled to stay atop the Nassau Conference, but this time, the team has a lot of valuable pieces that are crucial for them to flip the script and potentially climb to the top of the standings.
One of the shining stars in the school’s team this year is the dominating Raeco Jackson. For the past two seasons, Jackson has had an extraordinary winning record in the 113 and 120 weight classes. “Last year, my record was 28-5 and the year before that it was 30-5,” he said. With a total record of 58 wins and 10 losses, he has won 85 percent of his matches. His impressive feat helped Jackson receive all-county honors last season.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Carle Place boys’ varsity soccer team made school history on Nov. 17, when they captured the NYS Class B championship title. It ended a long journey during which the team never lost a game. Carle Place was the only team in the state to go undefeated — and that includes all classifications. The final statistics were an impressive 18 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie; 56 goals for, 6 against, and 14 shutouts.