Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00
Barbershop Harmony: A Musical Time Machine
Saturday, April 14
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On April 14 at 8:07 p.m. and April 15 at 3:07 p.m., The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Nassau Mid-Island Chapter takes center stage at Carle Place H.S., 168 Cherry Ln., to offer “A Musical Time Machine.” Tickets $15 at the door. The Long Island Harmonizers chorus, its talented quartets and “Round Midnight,” a top guest quartet, entertain during the two-hour presentations. Songs in barbershop arrangements currently being prepared for the scripted show, include Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do”, the familiar “I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)”, “Sweet Georgia Brown” and the hauntingly beautiful Beatles ballad, “Something”, written by the late George Harrison. All tickets will be available at the door and are $15 regular admission. Cost if payment is received in advance is $12 seniors and students; $15 for others.A special form for ordering tickets in advance appears on the chapter’s website (www.longislandharmonizers.org). For additional information call 516-208-3483.
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.
Presents the fourth concert and brunch of its 2011-2012 season at the DeSeversky Conference Center on the campus of New York Institute of Technology, Northern Blvd., Old Westbury. This program celebrates the string quartets of Mozart, with performances of his Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major K. 458, The Hunt, Quartet No. 19 in C Major, KV. 465, The Dissonance, and a surprise piece. Performers will be the Voxare String Quartet, resident string quartet of Chamber Players International. The program begins with a champagne brunch buffet at noon, followed by the concert at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $60 per person with group rates available. For reservations (required) and information, contact Chamber Players International 877-444-4488 or visit http://chamberplayersinternational.org/.
The Adele Smithers Parkinson Disease Treatment Center will be the holding “5th Annual Fashion Show” featuring Trois Jous Boutique. This event will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the deSeversky Mansion at NYIT. For more information, call 516-686-3894.
Have questions about what is legal and what is not your job? Is this discrimination? What is sexual harassment? Am I earning the correct wage? Did I get fired illegally? Many of your questions can be answered at this free seminar. Presented by Valerie Cartwright, Esq., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave., Westbury. Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
The PTSA is hosting a budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Westbury Middle School auditorium. Superintendent Dr. Clark-Snead will represent the budget from the Board of Education. School board representation will be in attendance for the discussion. The purpose of this meeting is to educate community members on the current 2 percent tax cap, advise them of the proposed budget and the impact the proposed cuts will have on the district.
Featuring a variety of Frank Sinatra songs sung by Jerry Cardone. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Immaculata #444 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.
CRT Sisterhood Rummage Sale. Gently-used and new items, including clothing, shoes, costume jewelry, toys, small appliances,and linens are on sale. April 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Reform Temple, 712 The Plain Rd., Westbury. Sunday special: Buy two large bags, get one free. Admission: free. Free parking. For details, call 516-333-1839.
At Temple Emanu-El of East Meadow, 123 Merrick Ave., in the Social Hall. Adults $18; seniors $14; under 18 $9. Call the temple office, 794-8911, to order tickets. Performances: April 28, May 5 at 8 p.m.; April 29, May 6 at 2 p.m.
Westbury Friends School invites families to “Math-ternoon,” an afternoon of interactive, hands-on math fun for children ages 3-11. Also see a dramatic student performance of Phoebe the Spy. Self-guided tour of the campus, meet our teachers, families, enjoy light refreshments. Free admission. 1 to 3 p.m. at 550 Post Ave., corner of Post Ave. and Jericho Tpke. For more information, call 333-3178.
Located at 100 Jericho Tpke. Call 334-0066. There is no charge and reservations are not necessary for the following:
•April 14: The Best Lawn on the Block. Expert Bob Friedl, senior buyer at Hicks Nurseries, explains how to start the season off on the right foot. Customers are encourages to bring in samples and/or pictures of their lawn. Free. 10 a.m.
•April 21: Vegetable Gardening Basics. Growing a vegetable garden is a fun and rewarding activity for the whole family. Participants will learn the basics of starting a garden from site selection and watering to planting and harvesting crops. Presented by Hicks Nurseries’ head grower John Patterson and senior buyer Bob Friedl. Free. 10 a.m.
•April 28: Plants for Privacy. Participants will learn which trees and shrubs will grow tall and full to help make their yards a private oasis. Hicks Landscapes’ designer Rich Abate will discuss the best options available to gain valuable privacy or to block out undesirable views. Free. 10 a.m.
The Garden City Historical Society is holding its 7th Annual Flea Market on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an ideal time to do some spring cleaning and weed through furniture you don’t need and have no use for. All proceeds benefit the Garden City Historical Society.
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.
The A.T. Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop, 109 Eleventh St., Garden City, is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc....it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture, and show it to Kris or Jill at the shop (516 746-8900). Consignees get 50 percent of the selling price. Parking is convenient because the shop is located on the lower level of the Garden City Historical Museum.
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.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
“Art is beautiful. It's all around us and makes you see the world in a different way. Anyone can learn to paint, it just takes time, but when you do, you never look at clouds the same way or water the same way or even at the beach the same way.” These are the words of Westbury’s own artist and teacher Laura Meshover. Her captivating oil paintings exhibit the very essence of photo realism.
“I always knew I wanted to be an artist even from way back at a young age,” explained Meshover. “I used to take painting lessons in my neighbor’s basement when I was a little girl. You can’t do that kind of stuff anymore,” she said with a laugh.
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.
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.