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Westbury/New Cassel NAACP
Saturday, May 19

Free Garden Seminars
Saturday, May 19

Miles For Melanoma 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, May 20


Saturday, May 19

Westbury/New Cassel NAACP

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.

Early Bird Walk At Old Westbury Gardens

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.

Free Garden Seminars

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.

Estate Sale

One of a kind and luxury items. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 431 Upland St., Westbury. For more information contact Angela at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, May 20

Miles For Melanoma 5K Run/Walk

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.


Tuesday, May 22

Opera Talk

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.


Wednesday, May 23

Kabbalistic Secrets To A Successful Marriage

A new course from the Jewish Learning Institute, taught by Rabbi Yaakov Reiter, will provide spiritual and practical ways to enhance your relationship, increase your happiness, and strengthen your marriage. This course will benefit everyone from newlyweds to couples happily married for many years, to those contemplating tying the knot. Wednesdays, through June 6, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights. Fee: $99, includes textbook and all materials. Couples discount: 10 percent off. Not sure? Sign up and try the first class free. To register or for more info visit www.ChabadRoslyn.com, call 516-484-3500 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, May 26

LI Mozart Festival

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.


Saturday, June 2

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.


Sunday, June 3

Michael Amante In Concert

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.


Upcoming Events

6th Biennial Sojourn To Ghana West Africa

Ten-day adventure to Ghana (The Gold Coast) Aug. 4-14, 2012. $2250 double occupancy (land package only). Airfare from U.S. not included. Trip price includes: beautifully appointed hotel accommodations (double occupancy), two meals daily, transfers and ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches, friendly experienced English speaking tour guides, tour fees and admissions, tours to W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Slave Castles - Door of No Return, River of the Last Bath, Boat Cruise on the Volta Lake - largest man-made lake in the world, visit to Torgome Village for Naming Ceremony, tour of Kumasi (Seat of the Ashanti Empire/ Manhyia Palace), craft villages and shopping opportunities galore. For additional information contact Pat Jenkins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-997-6585.

Arts And Crafts Vendors Needed

Shows feature a wide variety of crafters all kinds: chocolatiers, pie makers, cookie designers, artists, monogrammed items, photographers, antique furniture, potters, ceramics, personalized and engraved items, floral and wreath designers, mural artist, marble trinkets, jewelry, stained glass, decoupage, dolls, quilting, Malayian lamps, tapestry and Chinese art to mention a few. Contact Theresa or Allie 516 221-6593 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The following events are fundraisers for Childhood Shield Foundation/protecting kids environments in America. Eisenhower Park Summertime Gift Fair Expo, East Meadow - June 16, 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Ongoing Events

Plastic Recycling Program

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.

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.


Weekly Events

•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.

•Sanaa Movement Open House every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Westbury United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury. Visual and performing arts for youth. Adult dance classes available. Lyrical jazz, drama, African, ballet, personal devotion through dance, liturgical dance, writing workshops, art classes and more. Call Robin Marshall 680-4671. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•Clutterers Anonymous, a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets weekly on Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury. No dues or fees. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call (866) 800-3881 or visit www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

•The Exodus Experience. Join Rabbi Michael Stanger at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, 21 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, as he explores and interprets the Book of Exodus each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. This course is free of charge and part of a continuing series. Call 333-7977, ext. 10 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•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.


Monthly Events

•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.

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

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

Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com