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Garden City Recreation And Parks Department News: December 7, 2012

G.C. Pool Interviews For 2013 Season

The Department of Recreation and Parks will be holding interviews for prospective pool employees  (you must be a graduating high school senior or older) for the upcoming 2013 season on the following dates: Thursday, Dec. 27, Friday, Dec. 28, Thursday, Jan. 3, Friday, Jan. 4, Tuesday, Jan. 8, Wednesday, Jan. 9, Thursday, Jan. 10. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

All former and prospective employees must interview if they are planning to work at the pool next season. Please pick up an application and sign up for your interview in the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. For further information call 516-465-4075.

Swimming Lesson Registration

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be 6 years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 9-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 8. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors.  The cost is $75.

Level 1 – Introduction to water skills

Level 2 – For children who have taken a lesson but need to learn fundamental skills

Level 3 – Will build on fundamental skills by providing guided practices

Level 4 – Develops confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills

Level 5 – Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes

Level 6P – Personal Water Safety - stresses survival floating, treading water, swimming in clothes, etc.

Level 6F – Water Fitness – sessions will cover learning training techniques, how to use fins, kickboards, pace, clock, etc.

Classes offered are as follows with code

10 a.m. Level 1 (10 maximum)    10-1

10 a.m. Level 3  (10 maximum)    10-3

10 a.m. Level 4 (10 maximum)    10-4

10 a.m. Level 6F (12 maximum)    10-6F

11 a.m. Level 2 (10 maximum)    11-2

11 a.m. Level 3 (10 maximum)    11-3

11 a.m. Level 4 (10 maximum)    11-4

11 a.m. Level 5 (10 maximum)    11-5

Noon Level 2 (10 maximum)    12-2

Noon Level 4 (10 maximum)    12-4

Noon Level 5 (10 maximum)    12-5

Noon Level 6P     (12 maximum)    12-6P

1 p.m. Level 1  (10 maximum)    1-1

1 p.m. Level 2 (10 maximum)    1-2

1 p.m. Level 3 (10 maximum)    1-3

1 p.m. Level 4 (10 maximum)    1-4

Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.

To register: by mail only, no walk-in registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 4. The recreation center cannot be held responsible for delays in the mail. To register, pick up an application at the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download it from www.gardencityrecreation.org. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade he/she will be entering in September and the session and classes for which you are registering with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Ave.  Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

A Visit From Santa

Santa will visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. for visits and photos on Dec. 11 and 13 from 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. The recreation department staff will be available to take and print photos. There is no fee for a photo but a donation of a small gift for Toys for Tots would be appreciated.

Letters To Santa

 

It’s time to send letters to Santa and the recreation department will speed up the process. A special Santa’s Mailbox will be set up in the waiting area of the recreation department’s administrative offices at 108 Rockaway Ave. beginning Dec. 3. Children can drop their letters in the mailbox and Santa will send them a personalized reply. Santa’s mailbox will be available through Dec. 20.

Christmas Candy Contest

 

In addition to sending their letters to Santa, kids can take a chance at guessing the number of candy pieces in the jar next to Santa’s Mailbox and the child whose guess is closest to the actual number will win the jar, candy and all. As with Santa’s mailbox, the candy contest will be available until Dec. 20.

After School Program For Grades K And 1

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter, the recreation staff will conduct a gym program for children in kindergarten and first grade.

This program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting. This program will run on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in St. Paul’s Field House and ends on Feb. 13. The program is free but a permission slip in necessary. For further information, please contact the recreation office at 516-465-4075.

Meeting Dates – Dec. 12, 19; Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6 and 13

Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house. Although this is free, drop off program, a registration form is needed and can be picked up at the recreation office or filled out on the first day your child attends the program.

Please note: Once the children are in our facility, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child.

After School Gym Program For Grades 2 To 6

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter, Rich Anderson and the recreation staff will conduct a gym program for children in grades 2 - 6.

This free program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting.  It will run from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. in St. Paul’s Field House through Feb. 15 according to the following schedule:

Grades 4-6 Mondays from 3:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Grades 2-3 Fridays from 3:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house. Although this is free, drop off program, a registration form is needed and can be picked up at the recreation office or filled out on the first day your child attends the program.

Note: Once the children are in our facility, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child and please be prompt. For further information, please contact the recreation office at 516-465-4075.

Saturday Men’s Basketball At The Middle School

 

The recreation department will run its winter Saturday morning basketball program again at the Garden City Middle School’s gym beginning Saturday, Dec.1. This free program is for Garden City residents, college age or older and is strictly pick-up in nature. The program runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday until Feb. 16. The program will not run on Dec. 29.

News

North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) recently announced that Garden City resident Richard E. Temes, MD, MS, has been appointed director of the Center for Neurocritical Care at North Shore University Hospital and assistant professor of neurology, neurological surgery and internal medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

“Dr. Temes is a nationally recognized leader in neurocritical care and we are delighted to have him on board to spearhead our efforts in further expanding the neurocritical care services program,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and CNI’s director. For the past seven years, Dr. Temes served as director of the neurocritical care program he founded at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. He also served as the hospital’s medical director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and as director of the Therapeutic Hypothermia Service. Under Dr. Temes’ leadership, he established Rush’s neurological emergencies transfer center, which grew to transfer 1,200 patients annually from over 30 institutions throughout southern Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and western Michigan.

‘Landscape-altering’ bug creeping north

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of the Island designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

Garden City falls to Brentwood

after beating Farmingdale

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

One of the most exciting games was the evening 14U championship match-up between the Garden City Warriors and Brentwood Braves.

Fall Roller Hockey Programs Announced

The Garden City Recreation and Parks Department will once again offer various roller hockey programs this fall for both youth & adults who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park. Please note at this time, the recreation department is just announcing its programs. Fees and registration information will be announced at a later date.

This season, the roller hockey programs are broken down into grades. Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed:


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