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Thursday, October 18

Author Lecture

Renee Kann Silver, author of And Yet, I Still Loved France, will speak about her recently published memoir, which tells the story of her childhood in Alsace-Lorraine, France, and her experiences on the run with her family before and during World War II. The lecture, which is free of charge, will take place at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace, 29 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. It is sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a group whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls. For more information, contact Diane at 248-0476.

Friday, October 19

Manhasset High School Class of 1962 50th Reunion

The Manhasset High School Class of 1962 will be holding its 50th reunion on the weekend of October 19 to 21 in Manhasset with a dinner dance at the Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club on Saturday night. The class will have cocktails on Friday night October 19 at Edison’s Ale House (nee Gino’s) 550 Plandome Rd., from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a tour of the high school, including lunch, starting in the cafeteria at 11:30 followed by the MHS versus Valley Stream South home football game at 2 p.m. Saturday evening is the dinner/dance from 7 p.m. to midnight at Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club, 260 Country Club Dr., Manhasset. The weekend will conclude with brunch at the Roslyn Claremont Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, from 9 a.m. to noon. Friends and classmates are invited to contact Phyllis Kollmer Santry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

Saturday, October 20

Live Music and Dancing

Bring your whole family to the Westbury Friends Community Center, 550 Post Ave., in Westbury for an evening of live traditional music and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA.ORG), the dance features the LITMA orchestra and experienced caller, Chart Guthrie. Each dance will be taught, so no experience necessary. A wholesome activity for everyone from the little ones to the grandparents. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: $7 for adults/under 18 are free. Contact Lauren Scott at 516-746-4270 for more information.

Saturday, October 27

Westbury United Methodist Women Bazaar

The WUMW are hosting a fall bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 265 Asbury Ave. in Westbury. Call 516-333-0874 for more information.

Hospice Care Network’s Crystal Ball Gala

“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit

Sunday, October 28

Halloween Party at Winthrop

The Winthrop Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Center is hosting its 2nd Annual Halloween Party from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be activities for kids of all ages, including decorating pumpkins, story telling, arts and crafts and raffles. Cost is $8 per family. RSVP by calling 516-663-4593. For questions about the event, call Susan Quigley at 516-354-3334 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuesday, October 30

PULSE Lecture

Ilene Corina, President of PULSE, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness of patient safety through advocacy, education and support will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. on the topic: Advocates for Hospital Patients. The program will take place at Temple Sholom, 675 Brookside Ct., in Westbury. Sponsored by The National Council of Jewish Women, Westbury Section. Program and refreshments are free. For more information, call 516-935-0887.

Friday, December 7

Doo-Wop Fundraiser

An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to or call 631-873-8817 for more information.

Upcoming Events

Hicks Nurseries Fall Festival

Hicks Nurseries is offering fun activities for families through October 31. Hicks Nurseries, Long Island’s largest garden nursery (established by the Hicks family in 1853), is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Call 516-334-0066 or visit www.hicks­;­nurseries. The nursery is handicap accessible throughout.

•Otto the Ghost returns in the free animated story “Otto’s Crows Woes” where Otto aids his friends the scarecrow and the witch in saving their fall harvest of corn and pumpkins from the hungry crows. Glowing scenes and special effects make the show visually exciting and visitors are asked to be helpful like Otto by donating non perishable food items to support the efforts of Long Island Cares.

•The weekends are packed with activities that include real live farm animals to visit (free) plus Otto’s Hay Ride and homemade fudge, fresh cider and roasted corn. To decorate the home there will be hay bales, corn stalks, gourds and lots of pumpkins for sale.

•Decorate Otto’s Krispie House. Children are invited to turn a house made out of rice krispies into a home for Otto the Ghost. Hicks will supply the house and all of the candy and icing. The house, which measures 7 inches by 8 inches, is edible. On Oct. 23, 24 and 25 at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $12 plus tax per child. 

•Children’s Pumpkin Decorating Workshop. Children are invited to decorate a pumpkin for Halloween with paints and other fall-themed accessories, all supplied by the nursery. On Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $8 plus tax per child.

•The store is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Fridays.

Special children’s workshops are offered during the week. Reservations can be made by calling 516-334-0066.

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,’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

•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 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

•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

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.

•Westbury Carle Place Chamber Of Commerce Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 516-997-3966 or visit

•Cpl. James F. Walsh VFW Post #945, Westbury, meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Call 334-7925.

•Donatello Lodge #2559 Order Sons Of Italy In America meets on the first Wednesday of every month promptly at 8 p.m. at the Westbury Community Center, Post Ave. For further information, call Patricia Diglio at 334-1325.

•Councilman Charles J. Fuschillo Republican Club meeting at 8 p.m. at the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave. The club is the Republican Club for the Westbury Republican Committee, covering the Westbury, Carle Place and Old Westbury communities. Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month. Contact Frank Moroney 334-5800.

•New Cassel American Legion Post #1851 meets each third Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the post, 887 Prospect Ave. (at Hopper St.). For more information, call 334-9364.

•Omega Psi Phi Fraternity meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Westbury Recreation Center at 8 p.m.

•Westbury Knights Of Columbus Council #1012 meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. in the lower level of Our Lady of Hope RC Church, Cherry Ln. and Broadway, Carle Place. Call Grand Knight Will Baker at 917-549-3845.

•Carle Place American Legion Post #1718. Led by Commander Al Piscitelli, meets on the second Friday of each month at 8 p.m. at 252 Rushmore Ave., Carle Place. Call 334-6603.