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Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

March 21-23

Temple Judea Second Seder

Tuesday, March 26

March 18-22

Manhasset Health and Fitness Week

Health and Fitness Week  is co-sponsored by the Manhasset Public Schools’ Physical Education Department, Manhasset SCA and Manhasset CASA and offers students the opportunity to try new fitness activities, as well as keep track of their own physical activity and healthy nutrition. For more information visit the Manhasset SCA website www.manhassetsca.org.


Tuesday, March 19

Manhasset Community Club

The guest speaker this month is Pat Giancantiere, textile/surface designer and owner of Yellow No. 5 Design Studio, Inc., Laser Design Solutions and the Conti Collection of Fine Jewelry. The presentation is at the Church of Our Savior Lutheran at 11:30 a.m. The guest fee of $10 includes lunch and slide lecture. For reservations call Barbara Pierce at 627-0662


March 21-23

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

St. Mary’s Elementary School Drama Club presents Fiddler on the Roof Jr. from Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23 at7 p.m. in the Immaculata Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $10 each. For more information, please call 627-0184.


Thursday, March 21

Alice in Wonderland

Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present “Alice in Wonderland,” featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Performances will be held in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.; Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243. A


Saturday, March 23

Alice in Wonderland

Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present “Alice in Wonderland” featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Performances will be held at 3 and 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243. At all performances, donations will be collected for the displaced families of the Main Street fire.


Sunday, March 24

Alice in Wonderland

Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present “Alice in Wonderland” featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Performances will be held at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243.


Tuesday, March 26

Temple Judea Second Seder

Temple Judea of Manhasset invites the community to its  5th Second Seder in the ballroom at 6 p.m.  The Seder will be led by Rabbi Todd Chizner, spiritual leader of the Congregation and will be assisted by their Cantor, Abbe Sher.  The dinner will be catered by the Temple Caterer, Newman & Leventhal and will be kosher. For further information, please call the Temple office at 516-621-8049 and reserve a place for you and your family. Temple Judea is located at 333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY, 11030


Monday, April 1

Trout Season Opens

Trout Season Opens from 10 a.m. – noon and 1– 3 p.m. so celebrate with the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and enjoy a free fishing rod rental on the first day of trout season. All other admission and fishing fees apply. CSH Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Rte 25A, CSH, NY 11724, www.cshfha.org or 516-692-6768.


Tuesday, April 2

Power Squadron Course

The United States Power Squadrons offers a course for all boaters. The course includes boat handling, equipment requirements, navigation rules, aids to navigation, chart and compass fundamentals, basic piloting and chart plotting techniques.  Personal water craft certification is included.  Many insurance companies offer discounts to boat owners who complete the course.  The course will be held on 8 Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning April 2  at the Port Washington Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Club Drive.  A fee of $90 is payable for course material.  Youths under 16 may attend only if accompanied by an adult at all sessions.  To register, call 944-9863 or attend the first class. Any questions, call Stf/C Gardham W. Comb, SN (516) 510-6676 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, April 11

Container Gardening

The Munsey Park Garden Club invites the community to a program on Container Gardening by Old Westbury Gardens’ greenhouse supervisor Scott Lucas. He will advise on all aspects of container gardening from plant selection and design to choice of container and the best soil to use. Mr Lucas’ expertise is evident at Old Westbury Gardens where he is responsible for growing all the plant material for the Gardens, its plant shop and cutting garden, and for all the floral arrangements throughout the mansion. For information about joining the Munsey Park Garden Club, visit www.munseyparkgarden club.org or call 516-365-7167.


Saturday, April 20

St. Francis Hospital Spring Health Fair

Get free cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet some of St. Francis Hospital’s top doctors without having to make an appointment. Join us for a heart healthy walk at 1 p.m. (weather permitting). Location: The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale, NY 11548. For more information, call (516) 629-2013.


Weekly Events

•Womanspace now in its 32nd year meets weekly to discuss issues of interest and concern to women. New members are welcome. Wednesdays from 1 to 3 at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave.

•Stroke Support Group. North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset offers a free weekly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers every Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 300 Community Dr., Entrance 3, and Apt. Bldg. #304. Each meeting begins with a general social period from 10 to 11 a.m. From 11 a.m. to noon guest speakers give presentations on a wide variety of topics. Lunch is from noon to 12:45 p.m. (bring your own lunch, beverages provided). From 12:50 pm to 1:30 pm, physical therapy is provided for stroke survivors, and concurrently a separate caregiver’s support group meeting is held. For information and parking instructions call 562-4947.

News

In the aftermath of a fatal carbon monoxide leak at Legal Seafoods in Huntington, the Village of Farmingdale passed new legislation requiring all residential and commercial properties carry a carbon monoxide detector. 

 

“The whole idea behind this is public safety,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand.

 

On April 7, Farmingdale Trustees unanimously voted to amend village code as a proactive measure to prevent future harm from carbon monoxide poisioning.   

During a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, President Shari Bardash-Eivers addressed a controversy that had erupted among parents in the district surrounding comments that were made online about student data mining. Initially proposed as a component of New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards, data mining is used to gather information on students through a company called InBloom. However, the proposal to allow data mining through the use of InBloom was defeated by state lawmakers. 

 

For Eivers, the controversy had come about after she had made comments on social media sites regarding parents who were opposed to student data mining. Many referred to her comments as “insensitive,” for use of the terms “paranoid” and “ignorant” whilst noting that the same parents opposed to data mining seemed to have no qualms about activities such as using Google or their credit cards online—acts which she said carry many of the same risks. 


Sports

The Farmingdale Devils  U10 Travel Baseball team defeated the West Islip Gold team 11-6 to win the Bayport Bash baseball tournament last weekend. The Devils swept both games on Saturday to advance to the championship game. In the championship The Devils struck for four runs in the first inning. Nick Napolitano and Nick Disanti  started it off with singles and were driven home by Gavin Weinstock’s 200 foot blast off the left field wall. Timmy Purack and Matt Brandimarte followed with run scoring singles and the Devils were on their way to their first title of 2014. Nicholas Napolitano pitched three solid inning for the win. The Devils will now compete in the Half Hollow Invitational Spring Tournament. 

 

— Submitted by The Farmingdale Devils

The Dalers Boys Varsity Lacrosse team (3-2) are putting their best foot forward, after losing two games this season.  

 

On March 25, the Dalers took their home turf to face the Lynbrook Owls. During the game, the Dalers Tom McPartland and Chris Brown each scored two goals, while goalies Matt Deluca and Scott dePalmer racked up a total of 11 saves. Despite the valiant effort, the Dalers lost to Lynbrook High School 11-7. 

 

The Dalers are currently 3-2 this season. Their next game will be held on April 17 at Long Beach. 


Calendar

Women's Club of Farmingdale - April 17

Maundy Thursday - April 17

Good Friday - April 18


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