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Barbershop Harmony: A Musical Time Machine
Saturday, April 14

NYIT Trains Sustainability Experts
Monday, April 16

Town Meeting
Wednesday, April 18


Saturday, April 14

Barbershop Harmony: A Musical Time Machine

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.

Defensive Driving Course

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.


Sunday, April 15

Chamber Players International’s Musical Cuisine Series

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/.


Monday, April 16

NYIT Trains Sustainability Experts

NYIT will help meet the demands of the growing, multi-billion-dollar green building market by training professionals in sustainable building practices. The nine-month Sustainable Advisor Certificate Program will be offered at NYIT starting in June, for professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, real estate development, building, facilities management, utilities, and municipalities. An information session will be held today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Anna Rubin Hall, room 305 at NYIT’s Old Westbury campus. Course content will address many types of construction and development through an interactive format with discussion-driven presentations. Participants and instructors will also visit exemplary projects. For more information about the program, visit http://www.nyit.edu/extended_education/sustainable_building. To R.S.V.P. for the information session, please contact Jannette Knowles at 516.686.7491or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CHADD

(Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) of Nassau County will hold its monthly forum and support group at the East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave., East Meadow, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Support groups meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Parenting Workshop “Key Strategies for Managing AD/HD: The Multi-Modal Treatment Approach.” Speaker: James Snyder, MD and Alissa Barosin, Ph.D. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.chadd.net/105.


Tuesday, April 17

Fashion Show

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.

Your Rights in the Workplace

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.

PTSA Hosting Budget Presentation

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.


Wednesday, April 18

Town Meeting

Smart Growth, Pedestrian and Traffic Concerns and Nassau County Correction Center issues. The Merrick Avenue Civic Association is hosting an East Meadow town meeting. Issues on the agenda will be smart growth planning, attracting new businesses to the area, pedestrian safety, traffic concerns and issues at the NC Correction Center. The majority of the meeting will be open for community participation, questions and answers. Guest speakers include a representative from the NYS Department of Transportation and representatives from the Sheriff Officers Association, the union which represents the Correction Officers at the NC Correction Center. 7 p.m. at the East Meadow Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. All are welcome. For more information, contact Pat Maher 516-661-8124 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, April 20

Buffet Dinner and Show

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.


Saturday, April 21

Rummage Sale

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.


Thursday, April 26

Project GRAD Long Island

Announces that its seventh-annual “Achieving Dreams” reception - which benefits the Project GRAD Long Island Scholarship Program – is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. at The Chateau in Carle Place. This year Project GRAD Long Island is partnering with the Westbury Union Free School District to help raise high school graduation and college attendance rates. This event is open to the public. For tickets and journal ads, contact Sybil Mimy Johnson 516-360-7606 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). At the event, NC Legislator Robert Troiano will be honored with the 2012 Public Servant Award for his continued public service efforts in Westbury and surrounding Long Island communities. Also honored that evening with the 2012 John O’Neill Humanitarian Award will be NuHealth Foundation Executive Director Deidra Parrish-Williams and George Mason University Head Basketball Coach (and Westbury High School alum) Paul Hewitt.


Saturday, April 28

Once Upon A Mattress

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.


Sunday April 29

Math-ternoon

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.


Upcoming Events

Senior Center Golf Outing

Westbury Senior Center is hosting its third golf outing on May 16 at Towers on the Green in Floral Park. Shotgun Start begins at 1 p.m. The cost is $195 per golfer. If you would like to register to play or are interested in being a sponsor, call Maureen Droge 334-5886 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Golf and Tennis Classic

Life’s WORC 25th Anniversary Geraldo Rivera Golf and Tennis Classic will be held on May 17 at the Plandome Country Club, Port Washington, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Includes breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception and dinner. Contact Matthew Zebatto 516-741-9000, ext. 241 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hicks Nurseries Events

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.

Flea Market

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.


Ongoing Events

St. Brigid’s Attic Thrift Shop

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.

Furniture Needed

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.

Hicks Nurseries Supports Breast Cancer Education

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.

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


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