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 Circle Time & Toy Center - December 27

Scrabble Club - December 27

Library Closed - December 31

 

Friday, December 27

Circle Time & Toy Center

For children ages 6 months to 4 years old. 15 minutes of songs, finger plays and stories followed by some quiet playtime to share with your child. Meet other parents too, 10:30 a.m.

 

Scrabble Club

Join this congenial group of players. New players are welcome, 1 to 4 p.m.

 

Movie: Smurfs 2

The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs. Rated PG, 105 minutes, showing at  2 p.m.

December 31

Library closed in observance of New Year’s Eve

January 1

Library closed in observance of New Year’s Day

January 4

Blood Drive 

Free Mets tickets for donors! For more information call Marian Haberman from the Long Island Blood Services at 516 478-5018. For questions regarding medical eligibility call: 800 688-0900. The Long Island Blood Services will have their van parked on Jefferson Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watercolor Painting Workshop

Each week, artist and teacher, Harriet Carotenuto, will guide and demonstrate painting and drawing techniques to help students develop their own personal style of creating landscapes, seascapes or botanical works of art. Registration for Westbury and Carle Place residents begins December 30; out-of-district may register January 2. Fee $45. Class limit 15. Saturdays, January 4, 11, February 8, 15, 22, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Upcoming

Free Blood Pressure Screening 

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital will be available the second Wednesday of every month in the Small Meeting Room. No appointments necessary. Wednesday, Jan.8 and Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to noon.

 

Book Discussion

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping. Discussion leader: C. Yvette Long, Librarian. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m.

 

Movie: Despicable Me 2 

In the second installment of this series, Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Rated PG, 98 minutes. Saturday, Jan.11, 2 p.m.

 

Free Mortgage Foreclosure Consultations  

Get the most up-to-date information about mortgage foreclosure presented by staff and members of the Nassau County Bar Association. After the presentation, register for individual consultation with attorneys. Please bring all relevant paperwork to your appointment. Monday, Jan. 13 and Feb. 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Bodysculpt 

Pilates based exercise class. Bring light dumbbells and mat. Instructor Lisa Didyk. Out-of-district residents may register January 6. Fee $30. Class limit 30. Tuesdays, Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Movie: Lee Daniels’ The Butler 

Inspired by the true story of a White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of 20th century America. Rated PG-13, 132 minutes. Friday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m.

 

Steel Impressions Steel Band 

Steel Impressions, Long Island’s very own steel band, will tantalize your senses with the sounds of Caribbean music; songs such as La Bamba, Hot, Hot and more. A steel band, of Trinidadian origin, is an ensemble comprising of various types of steel drums, or pans fashioned from oil drums. Sunday, Jan.19, 2:30 p.m.

 

AARP Smart Driver Program 

This six-hour class is for seniors over 50 years of age. The fee is $20 for members, $25 for non-members; payable to AARP. Registration for Westbury and Carle Place residents begins December 30; out-of-district residents may register January 6. Class limit 35. Monday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Screening - Eyes on the Prize 

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Library will screen Eyes on the Prize all day on our info screen. This award-winning series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954 - 1985. Monday, Jan. 20

 

Affordable Health Care Act 

Professional health care instructors will be here to discuss health care issues of importance to all of us. Kelly Ann Murray, Director of Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, will present. Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

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

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Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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