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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, August 22

Fall Benefit Yard Sale

Saturday, September 7

Open House

Sunday, August 25

Thursday, August 22

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

The one board of trustees meeting held in the month of August will be taking place in the boardroom at village hall. Start time is 8 p.m.


Sunday, August 25

Open House

The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island (EHSLI) will host an open house on Sunday, Aug. 25 to engage members of the community about their work – including social action, Ethical Friends of Children, ethical humanism, children’s programs, and weekly meetings that foster community and encourage creating a more caring world.
The event will take place at 11 a.m. at 38 Old Country Rd., in Garden City. Leaders of the society will give a brief presentation of the movement and programs, followed by a social hour where guests will have an opportunity to meet members and ask questions. While the 60-year old society’s building is a fixture on Old Country Road, “people drive by and may not be quite sure what we’re about,” says Humanist Religion Director Calvin Dame. “We’re opening our doors and inviting the communities in Long Island and Queens to get to know more about us, our common values, and belief in the innate goodness of people.” 


Saturday, September 7

Fall Benefit Yard Sale

The Garden City Bird Sanctuary/Tanners Pond Environmental Center is pleased to announce its fall benefit yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the sanctuary. (Raindate is Saturday, Sept. 14.) The bird sanctuary is located opposite 181 Tanners Pond Rd. The profits from the rental spaces at the sale will benefit the sanctuary and will be used for ongoing environmental educational programs and improvements at the site. Do you hate the idea of having your own garage sale with the hassle of putting up posters all over town, advertising and people tromping on your lawn? This fall, 10-by-17-foot spaces may be reserved for $45, providing sellers with an opportunity to sell their own garage sale items. Donations and fees are tax deductible. If you wish to reserve a spot, contact Liz Bailey at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-248 8447. The deadline for table rental is Aug. 25. The GCBS/TPEC is located opposite 181 Tanners Pond Rd., north of Stewart Avenue and south of Jericho Turnpike. The site is open to the public on weekends from March through November, from noon to 5 p.m., during the summer from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. New members are welcome as well as groups and volunteers.  For more information, please visit www.GCBirdSanctuary.org, write  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Rob and Suzie Alvey at 516-3261720. The sanctuary is a 501(c) 3 charity organization.


Thursday, September 19

Declutter Your Stuff, Declutter Your Life

Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free one-hour lecture with Dr. Duffy Spencer, social psychologist and image relationship therapist at 2 p.m. at The Garden City Public Library.  Are you a clutterholic? Are you overwhelmed by too much junk? Do you keep “things” for comfort… & then become uncomfortable with your piles of clutter? Is “stuff’ getting in your way of being the person you want to be… & having the life you want? Whether it’s physical clutter or emotional clutter, this seminar will cover the reasons why we clutter, the emotional process of letting go & the rewards we reap from getting rid of those things that no longer serve us. The Garden City Public Library located at 60 Seventh St.Garden City. Seating & parking is limited and on a first-come basis. No tickets are required. Please, no buses. For directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


Saturday, October 5

Oktoberfest 2013

The Second Annual Oktoberfest at Resurrection Lutheran Church from 4 to 10:30 p.m. There will be activities for children and families during the afternoon, including games, fall festivities, German music, German food and soft drinks. Starting at 7, thefocus moves to adults with authentic Oktoberfest music provided by The Luchow Quartet. German food continues through the evening, imported German beer and wine may be purchased separately. Free commemorative mug. Net proceeds support the missions of Resurrection. Event will take place under a tent on the church lawn along Emmet Place by the entrance to the church on 420 Stewart Ave. Advance tickets are $25; $10, age 12 and under (children 3 and under free) through Sept. 28. Purchase tickets online at Resgc.org. Tickets purchased after Sept. 28 or at door: $35; $10 age 12 and under (children 3 and under free) max per family: $110. For more info, please contact the church office at 516-746-4426.


Upcoming Events

Defensive Driving Courses

Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 7th St. Save money; reduce violation points; sharpen skills. The cost is $39 for AAA members; $32 Plus/Premier members; $32 members 60 and older; $32 members 16-24 years old; $49 nonmembers; special group rates available. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 10 & 11 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

September 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Volunteers Sought For Breast Cancer Program

If you’ve had breast cancer and want to pay it forward become a hotline volunteer. Women and men who are breast cancer survivors and others who are concerned about breast health issues can become volunteers at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in Garden City. Volunteers can help by doing fundraising and publicity, as well as by answering hotline calls. Hotline volunteers provide emotional support, information and referral services to callers with breast health concerns. Although the program is housed on Long Island, hotline services and telephone counseling are available to callers throughout New York State. For more information call the Hotline at 1-800-877-8077.To reach the Hotline from anywhere in New York State, call 1-800-877-8077.

August Summer Food Drive

The Garden City Public Library, in cooperation with Long Island Cares Inc. / The Harry Chapin Food Bank, is sponsoring a summer food drive. There is a collection box in the lobby entrance at the library for the public to contribute non-perishable items. The collection takes place through August 29. Long Island Cares, Inc. and the Garden City Library appreciate the generosity of residents to the previous food drives held each summer. Canned goods, dry goods, and snack foods can be contributed. Personal care items, baby care products, laundry detergent, cleaning products, and paper products are also among the most needed items. The donations collected are being distributed to food pantries, senior and children’s day care centers, soup kitchens and shelters on Long Island. Please bring a non-perishable donation on your next visit to the library.


Ongoing Events

Free Breast Cancer Support Group

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is offering a new support group for anyone who has done genetic testing and tested positive for breast cancer. The group will meet on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks, beginning on Feb. 25. There is no cost for the group; however pre-registration is required. For information call Sandi Kafenbaum at 516-877-4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800-877-8077. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. The Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation and the Alpern Family Foundation sponsor these groups.

Monthly Cancer Support Group

Franklin Hospital’s cancer support group meets in the former coffee shop at North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. (Please note the new location for 2013.) The group regularly meets the first Monday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. It is open to all cancer survivors, including family members and is ideal for people who need someone to talk to about the illness. Discussions include new medicines and treatments, advice on how to cope and also provides emotional support. Additional information about the monthly meetings, or those seeking assistance and information concerning cancer are urged to contact group advisors Anna Rossetti at 516-256-6025 or Meg Wehrum, RN at 516-256-6478.

Safe Boating Courses

Free vessel safety checks and more, from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With squadrons across Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit: WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

Free Breast Cancer Support Groups

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program is offering new support groups. There is no cost for any group; however pre-registration is required. Additional groups are formed upon request, including groups for men with breast cancer and family members. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. For more information call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, at 516-877-4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800-877-8077.

•Support group for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for women post treatment will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for young women with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for women with metastatic breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

•A telephone support group for women with breast cancer will be held weekly for eight weeks from 10:30 a.m. to noon.


Ongoing Programs

Clutterers Anonymous

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., in Westbury. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

News

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Back to school means back to the Garden City Public Library. September is not only back to school month, it is also Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card is the most important school supply of all for both students and their parents. This September be sure your library card is in your wallet. If you don’t have one, sign up for a new one for you and for your children.

The Garden City Public Library offers programs for adults and for children of all ages. In addition, the library provides access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDS. The library also provides online access through its website www.gardencitypl.org to authoritative electronic databases as well as to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music. With a valid library card, you can register for programs, borrow materials and museum passes, and access electronic resources.

The Garden City Historical Society is gearing up for a really big celebration. In 2015, the Society will mark the 40th anniversary of its founding, and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Garden City Historical Society Museum.

To observe these two significant milestones and to further the Society’s capital campaign to restore the exterior of the museum building, the Society is planning a special event on May 14, 2015 at the Garden City Hotel. Early next year, an invitation to attend will be extended to residents and businesses in the village. The gala will include an open bar and full buffet, with music, mystery guests, a live auction and raffles.


Sports

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League

2014-15 Garden City Recreation Department Dance Conservatory

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted):

Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class.


Calendar

Junior Varsity Football At Westbury High School

Saturday, September 27

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, September 29

Not The Law Of The Sea

Wednesday, October 1



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