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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, February 6

Village Budget Meeting

Saturday, February 8

School Budget Meeting

Monday, February 10


Thursday, February 6

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball At H. Frank Carey High School

4:30 p.m. H. Frank Carey High School, 230 Poppy Ave., Franklin Square, 516-539-9400

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

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


Friday, February 7

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. South Side High School, 140 Shepherd St., Rockville Centre, 516-255-8947

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Vs. South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Varsity Basketball At South Side High School

6:30 p.m. South Side High School, 140 Shepherd St., Rockville Centre, 516-255-8947


Saturday, February 8

Village Budget Meeting

8:30 a.m. (Budget Overview/Tour Of Facilities) These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at village hall, 351 Stewart Ave. in Garden City.

Garden City Association Of Girl Scouts

10 a.m.-noon. Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., 516-742-8405

Boys Varsity Fencing At Great Neck North High School

10 a.m. John L. Miller Great Neck North High School, 35 Polo Rd., Great Neck, 516-441-4700

Girls Varsity Fencing At Great Neck North High School

10 a.m. John L. Miller Great Neck North High School, 35 Polo Rd., Great Neck, 516-441-4700


Monday, February 10

School Budget Meeting

Budget Work Session #1 — Overview of superintendent’s budget and revenues. The meeting will be held at Garden City High and begins at 8:15 p.m.

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Vs. John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore)

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball At John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore)

4:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy High School, 3000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore 516-992-1400

Boys Varsity Basketball Vs. John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore)

6:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Basketball At John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore)

6:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy High School, 3000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore 516-992-1400


Tuesday, February 11

Queen Of Hearts Luncheon

Wear your red and come join the fun when the  St. Joseph School P.T.A hosts its annual Queen of Hearts luncheon at The Westbury Manor. The Chinese Auction kicks off at 10 a,m. Fabulous auction items include spa  retreats, New York City experiences, luxury couture and so much more. Lunch is served at noon. Tickets are available now. If you are interested in a ticket, please send your reservation to: Christine Meyers,  59 Wellington Rd., Garden City, NY 11530. Tickets are $65 and checks can be made payable to St. Joseph School PTA. For more information, please contact Eileen Shammas at 516-315-1434 or Helen Achury at 516-850-7076.


Wednesday, February 12

Garden City Bird Sanctuary Meeting

7:30-9:30 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., 516-742-8405

Stories From the Emerald Isle

This first meeting of the new year for the Irish Cultural Society will feature dramatist/actress Eileen Cronin performing her one-woman show at the Garden City Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Cronin’s narrative will center on her grandmother Kate Adams Nyhan who was born in Ireland in the 1880s and lived through her home country’s independence movement into its emergence into an independent nation. A Cork-born mother of eight, farmer and a powerful woman, Grandma Nyhan was an entrepreneur who was one of the rocks upon with the nation of Ireland was to be built. Cronin will be using props and costumes to better establish the setting. The Irish Cultural Society meeting is free and open to the public. The Garden City Public Library is located at 60 Seventh Street across from the Garden City Hotel. For more information, please call 516-742-8405.


Thursday, February 13

Village Budget Meeting

7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 1)

These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at village hall, 351 Stewart Ave. in Garden City.

Coed Varsity Rifle Team At Glen Cove High School

3:15 p.m. Glen Cove High School, 150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove 516-759-7261


Ongoing Programs

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:

Feb. 8 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 11 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 16 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 24 & 25 -  6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.  

Feb. 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 1 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 9 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 13 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    

March 15 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 18 & 19 - 6:15 to 9:15 pm

March 23 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 30 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Ongoing Events

Furniture Needed

The A.T.Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop at 109 Eleventh St. in 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, etc….it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture and show it to Maryann Caterino at the shop (516-746-8900). Consignees are paid 50 percent of the selling price. There is ample parking and the shop is conveniently located on the lower level of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. All proceeds from the A.T.Stewart Consignment Shop go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum, an original 1872 A.T.Stewart era Apostle Victorian structure.


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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Stroke Support Groups

Stroke Life Society is a grassroots community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All are welcome. RSVP is requested. For information and other locations and times, please call Ben at 516-398-4994. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”

• Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 11a.m.-St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh (Room 12)

• Every 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m.-The Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave, Wantagh

• Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.-St. Gregory the Great, 242-20 88th Ave, Bellerose

• Every 3rd Friday of the Month at 2 p.m.-St Bernard Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown

• Every 4th Monday of the Month at 6 p.m.-St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd, Seaford (Room 104)

• Every 4th Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. (with guest speaker)-William Bennett Community Center, 28 W. Carl St., Hicksville

• Every 4th Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. - Plainview Hospital, 888 Old Country Rd., Plainview Waldorf Choral Society’s 40th Anniversary Concert featuring Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra with George V. Rose’s  conducting his  final performance before his retirement

News

Preparedness is the best remedy for Ebola

Winthrop University Hospital hosted a presentation on the current Ebola epidemic, at the Garden City Library, on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sponsored by the village’s Property Owners’ Associations, John F. Collins, president and CEO of Winthrop University Hospital and Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso, Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer provided an overview of the disease along with an update on Winthrop’s preparedness plan.

Dr. Ammazzalorso began his presentation heeding that despite the waning in the press, the disease is still with us. He provided both historical and current day perspectives regarding the epidemic, advising that Ebola is not a new disease. The medical community has been aware of the disease for at least 40 years. Originating in the Congo, Ebola is a zoonosis a disease which has its reservoir in animals and was known for small sporadic outbreaks associated with people who handled bats and rodents or those who consumed bush meat. The current outbreak originated in West Africa, specifically Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. He noted in Africa that more than 45,000 people have died from the disease.

Multiple options help village avoid problems

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, it’s not necessarily the case for Garden City residents, who have five departure points to choose from. The stations—Nassau Boulevard, Garden City, Stewart Manor, Country Life Press and the south side of Merillon Avenue—provide a grand total of 866 spots. (See page 13 sidebar for lot-by-lot breakdown). It’s a luxury many municipalities don’t have, particularly during the holidays. Annual permits run $150 for residents and $300 for non-residents and while people who call Garden City can use any of these five stations, non-residents are restricted to using the 70 spots allocated for their use over at the Stewart Manor station.

LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.


Sports

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes begin the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Space is limited so please register early.


Calendar

Sultans of String to play

Friday, November 21

Garden City Chamber Music Society Performance

Sunday, November 23

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 24



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