445 Jefferson St.
All movies are on Tuesdays at 1 and 7 p.m. Coffee and tea are available at the 1 p.m. showing
December 9 - Shine
A young man's genius drives him to the brink of madness in this extraordinary Oscar-worthy drama.
December 16 - Microcosmos.
A day in the life of a bug provides the basis for this intriguing feature-length documentary from brilliant French biologists Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou. A breathtaking reminder that Mother Nature remains the greatest special effects wizard of all.
All discussions are on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
December 3 - The Book of Ruth
On Dec. 3, The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton will be discussed. In this novel exploring family ties and stresses, a poor Midwestern woman and her husband are struggling to define themselves as individuals and as a loving, sexual couple while under the oppressive thumb of the young wife's mother.
Children's Book Week
On Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m. join children's folksinger George Gaines Swanson in the WF Lollis Meeting Room. A banjo folksinger from an island in Maine, Swanson will sing, lead sing-a-longs and share little stories about our familiar folk songs. He has performed across the US as well as in Europe and Africa. Children will be able to try the banjo and spoons, an old American folk instrument. No registration is necessary.
December 1 - World AIDS Day
Through the AIDS Collective of Long Island, sections of the AIDS memorial quilt will be on display in the library meeting room. The AIDS Collective is an all-volunteer community based organization formed to help Long Islander remember their lost loved ones.
December 3 - Holiday Buffet
Mmmmm! With all the holidays approaching, you won't want to miss this fabulous festive program. Join Chef Lillian Woudsma as she teaches us how to organize and present a sumptuous holiday groaning board. Cost is $6 per person. Recipes and lots of tastings for all who attend. Registration and payment are required in advance. Sign-up at the circulation desk.
The holidays are coming and so is the Home for the Holidays house tour hosted by the Nassau County Women's Division of The Salvation Army on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among the homes is a contemporary with Norman influence, overlooking a pond with a sparkling waterfall; an historic Colonial house dating from the mid 1700s with a second wing built in the early 1900s and an old barn which has been updated and houses a collection of antiques. Luncheon, be reservation only, is at the Brookville Country Club. Tours are $10 in advance ($15 if purchased day of tour) and luncheon is an additional $25. Please call 747-4902 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for information.
The Shalom Club at 675 Brook Side Ct., Westbury, will present a program on environmental gardening on Thursday, Dec. 4, presented by Robert Kent of Cornell Cooperative Extension. There will be bagels and coffee at noon and the program will start at 1 p.m. Admission is $1 at the door for members, $2.50 for non-members. Call 334-4529 or 731-7163 for information
Model Train and Toy Show
St. Vincent's famous model train, toy and doll show will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 1510 De Paul St., Elmont from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door, children under 12 free and senior citizens $4. There is plenty of free parking and breakfast and lunch are available. Future shows will be on Jan. 11, 1998 and Mar. 29, 1998.
The East Meadow Public Library has scheduled a bus trip on Tuesday, Dec. 9 to Northlandz, the home of the Great American Railway in Flemington, NJ. It features the greatest collection of indoor miniature trains, mountains, bridges and handcrafted buildings as well as the La Peep Dollhouse, a 94-room mansion with an indoor swimming pool. Lunch will be at the historic Union Hotel. The cost for the trip is $44.25. Tickets are available at the library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow.
Vendors are wanted for the East Meadow Jewish Center's bazaar on Dec. 13 from 7:30-11 p.m. and Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $50 per day, $75 for two days. Contact the east Meadow Jewish Center at 483-4205.
The Sea Cliff Chamber Players opens its 28th consecutive season of chamber music concerts with a special Baroque and Mozart holiday concert on Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. For information or to order tickets call 671-6263.
The Shalom Club at 675 Brook Side Ct., Westbury, will present a program on contemporary art derived from stories and characters of the Hebrew scriptures presented by Louise Cella Caruso. There will be bagels and coffee at noon and the program will start at 1 p.m. Admission is $1 at the door for members, $2.50 for non-members. Call 334-4529 or 731-7163 for information
At Hempstead General Hospital
New Beginnings, for individuals past the initial stages of grief. Alzheimer Family Support group, meets every second and fourth Wednesday. The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 26. Heart Club meets the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. in the board room. The next meeting will be Dec. 17. For information on any of these groups call Winnie Hughes at 560-1231. The hospital is located at 800 Front St., Hempstead.
Free Tajweed and Quraanic Recitation classes for adults and children are given at the Islamic Center of Long Island, 835 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, every Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. The lessons are given in the upper back area of the Masjid (Mosque).
Free Health Consultations
The Islamic Center of Long Island is inviting all neighbors who need to consult with a doctor to visit on any Sunday, between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A doctor will be available for consultation purposes only. All are welcome.
Cancer Support Group
The cancer support group meets monthly and focuses on developing skills for coping and creates a support system for those facing the challenges of cancer. The group is professionally facilitated by a cancer survivor who is available during the month to encourage those in need of additional support. The group will meet in the Emma S. Clark Library from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room on the first Tuesday of every month. The group will meet on the following dates in 1997: Oct. 7; Nov. 4; Dec. 2. The group is free and open to all whose lives have been touched by cancer. For information call 689-5904.
AARP's Westbury/Carle Place Chapter meets monthly at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Charles F. Fuschillo Parks large meeting hall, Carle Rd. and Broadmoor Lane. For information call Clare Deucher at 798-5629.
AARP's Central Nassau Chapter #1592 meets monthly at 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday at Levittown Town Hall, Levittown Pkwy. and Beech Lane. For information call 735-7933.
The Westbury Chamber of Commerce meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. at the Westbury Recreation Hall on Post Avenue. For more information, call 997-3966.
The Rotary Club of Westbury-Carle Place meets each Tuesday at noon at Paparazzi's on Jericho Turnpike.
The Kiwanis Club of New Cassel, led by President Thomas Green, meets each Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at the Harvest Diner, located at 841 Old Country Rd. For further information, call Mr. Johnson at 921-5558.
The Cpl. James F. Walsh VFW Post No. 945, led by Commander Louis Corte, and the ladies auxiliary, led by President Marion Pascarella, meets the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m.
The Carle Place VFW Post No. 8072, led by Commander Schmidt, meets the second Monday of each month at 8 p.m. at Carle Place Senior High School, Cherry Lane, in the teachers' lounge. For further information, please call Commander John G. Schmidt at 333-0312.
The Carle Place American Legion, Post 1718, led by Commander Al Piscitelli, meets on the first and third Friday of each month at 8 p.m. at the post, which is located at 241 Rushmore Avenue (corner of Westbury Avenue). For further information, call 334-2621.
The Unified Civic Association of New Cassel, led by President Harold Neal, meets the second Monday of every month at the Westbury Middle School. For further information, call Mr. Neal at 333-2505.
The Westbury Knights of Columbus, Council 1012, meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 9 p.m. in the lower level of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church on Cherry Lane and Broadway, Carle Place. For further information, call Grand Knight Anthony F. Marino at 997-8953.
The Greater Westbury Lions Club meets the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month at the Harvest Diner, 841 Old Country Road in Westbury at 7 p.m. For further information, call Margaret Miller-Scott at 397-0408.
The Westbury Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. sharp in the Westbury Village Recreation Center. For further information, call Rudolph Clark at 997-8988.
The New Cassel American Legion Post 1851, led by Commander Eugene Nash, meets each third Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Post, 887 Prospect Ave. (at Hopper Street). For more information, call 334-9364.
The Kiwanis Club of Westbury/Carle Place, led by President Stan Turetsky, meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Tre Scalini Ristorante located at 490 Westbury Ave., Carle Place.Contact Jeanne Dirr at 338-5738.
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Westbury Recreation Center at 8 p.m.
The Donatello Lodge, No. 2559, Order Sons of Italy in America, meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. at the village recreation center. For further information, call Rae Lanzilotta at 334-0830.