Friday, 18 May 2012 00:00
Westbury/New Cassel NAACP
Saturday, May 19
Free Garden Seminars
Saturday, May 19
Miles For Melanoma 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, May 20
The general membership meetings of the Westbury/New Cassel branch of the NAACP are held the third Saturday of each month, excluding the months of July and August, at the Bethel AME Church recreation and social center, lower level, 467 Maple Ave., Westbury, from 10 to 11 a.m.
Join the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center Director Ted Scherff for an Early Bird Walk on the grounds of the Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All ages. $10 general admission. Call the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary 516-922-3200.
Two garden seminars will be presented at Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. Ask the Experts: Problem Solving Edition – 10 a.m. This edition of focuses on what gardens want and need right now. Hicks’ senior buyer Bob Friedl begins the seminar with a brief overview of the May garden. Then John Patterson, head grower and production manager and Alison Caldwell, horticultural buyer, will field questions from attendees. Customers are encouraged to bring samples and pictures and to arrive 15 minutes early to submit their questions. Contain Yourself! will be presented at noon. Anyone can create a beautiful flowering container. From pot selection and soil to color schemes and sun requirements, garden expert Pat Senne explains it all. Pat Senne is the business manager of blooming plants, tropicals, ferns and bulbs for the Ball Horticulture Company. One lucky attendee will win a beautiful planted container to take home. Call 516-334-0066.
At Eisenhower Park Field 2, East Meadow. Skin cancer, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 5 including deadly melanoma, risk of 1 in 50, is an epidemic. It is the most common form of cancer in adults 25-29 and second among 15-25 year olds. Register online or on-site starting 8:30 a.m. Run starts 10 a.m.; walk 10:30 a.m. A $20 donation by May 6 is requested. Under 12 free. After May 6, the donation is $25. Winner medals, prize wheel, raffles, 50/50 and children’s activity tables. Go to www.ccmac.org.
Ross Crolius will present an opera talk on Puccini’s Tosca at 7:30 p.m. at the Wheatley School, Bacon Rd., Old Westbury. Through the use of excerpts from DVDs, Mr. Crolius will discuss different productions of the opera as well as explore some historical background of both the opera and the composer. Question and answer period included. Sponsored by DontMoveAway, Inc. Admission is free. Refreshments. For more information call 516-321-4465 or 625-6964.
Presented by Chambers Players International on May 26, 27 and 28 at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury. The festival features performances of the music of Mozart and other classical masters by an international array of artists as well as Debbie Surowicz’s award-winning program Mozart for Children on May 26 starting at 11:30 a.m., an instrument making crafts table, music in nature programs, a musical petting zoo and tours of Old Westbury Gardens. The Mainstage concerts are as follows. May 26: Grammy-nominated violinist Anastasia Khitruk performing Mozart and Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano with pianist Elena Baksht. 2:30 p.m. May 27: Performers will be the WYA U.N. Chamber Orchestra, with pianist Philip Edward Fisher. Works to be performed on these concerts include Mozart’s Divertimento in F major, Divertimento in D major, KV 136 and Piano Concerto No. 27, 595 in Bb, along with J.S. Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and Brandenburg Concerto #3. 1:30 and 4 p.m. May 28: Featured performers will be violinist Anastasia Khitruk and pianist Elena Baksht, who will present Mozart and Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano. 1:30 and 4 p.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.
Michael Amante, known as the People’s Tenor, will present a concert at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.livenation.com, or by phone 800-745-3000. The concert will feature special guest, Ric Mango and an appearance by Amante’s duet partner, Marissa Famiglietti. The Music and Theatre Legacy Foundation is sponsoring guest performer, soprano Nicole Kemmet from New Hyde Park Memorial High School. Tickets: Golden Circle $69.50; reserved $49-50. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and DAV Chapter 76 National Amputation Foundation, Inc. For more information about the foundation, contact Kathleen Mucciolo-Kolins 516-455 9393 or www.MUSICANDTHEATRELEGACYFOUNDATION.ORG.
Home gardeners are asked to collect and sort plastic garden pots, cell packs and trays, shake out all soil and rocks from the containers and remove metal hangers, rings or other foreign materials before dropping them into the recycling bin at Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury, through July 15. The drop-off bin is located in the customer pick-up/loading area. All plastic containers collected will be recycled. Only garden plastics will be accepted. No household plastics, no food plastics, no clay pots, no soil, no metal plant hangers and no plastic bags. This service is open only to retail customers and is not for commercial or landscaper use. Call 334-0066.
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.
•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., Westbury. 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., Westbury. 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, LI 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.
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.