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Thursday, September 19

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.

Sunday, September 22

Iris and Rose Benefit Concert and Reception

To raise funds and awareness of the Iris and Rose Foundation and its mission, Dr. Kenneth Rosenthal, an accomplished pianist will be performing works by Mozart, Hayden, Milhaud and Moravec accompanied by some of the most renowned and respected musicians in the metro area including pianist/composer Avraham Sternklar (who has been Dr. Rosenthal’s piano and composition teacher and coach since he was seven years old), and Frances C. Roberts (who is also a patient of Dr. Rosenthal’s), who will be directing the Iris Chamber Ensemble of Greater New York. The concert will be held at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Garden City beginning at 4 p.m. It will be followed by a reception and silent auction. All proceeds will be used for needy patients and eye research through the Iris and Rose Foundation. For more information or to purchase tickets or make a donation, visit, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the office of Dr. Rosenthal at 516-466-8989.

Thursday, September 26

A Rodgers & Hart Audition

Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free one-hour musical comedy A Rodgers & Hart Audition” written and directed by David Houston. It’s 1940, and the world-famous song-writing team prepares a benefit for our besieged friends across the Atlantic. Unlikely celebrities audition and sing such Rodgers & Hart classics as “I Could Write a Book,” “Johnny One-Note,” “Manhattan,” “Isn’t It Romantic,” “Where Or When” and lots more. Performers will be: David Houston as Richard Rodgers, Rick Heuthe as Lorenz Hart; Melanie Lipton, Steve Corbellini, and Gail Merzer-Behrens take turns in costume as famous personalities of the day.

The show will begin at 2 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library located at 60 Seventh St., in Garden City. Seating and 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

Saturday, October 5

Resurrection Plans 2nd Annual Oktoberfest

Autumn is just around the corner, and Resurrection Lutheran Church is getting ready to celebrate. Plans are underway for “Oktoberfest 2013,” set for Saturday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Event Chair Glen Boehmer says the second annual Oktoberfest at Resurrection is shaping up to be a spectacular community event. “We’re planning activities for children and families during the afternoon, such as games, German food and soft drinks. Then starting at 7, we’ll turn the focus to adults, continuing with The Luchow Quartet to provide authentic Oktoberfest music. German food will continue through the evening, including bratwurst, German potato salad, red cabbage and soft drinks. Guests may also purchase imported German beer and wine from the Beverage Garten.” New this year will be contests with prizes for Best-Dressed Frau, Best-Dressed Mann, and the Pitcher Holding Contest. Net proceeds from ticket sales will go toward supporting the missions of Resurrection. The event will take place under a huge tent on the beautiful church lawn along the Emmet Place entrance to the church. Advance tickets are $25 per adult, $10 per child, and may be purchased online at . After Sept. 28, tickets are $35 per adult, $10 per child. For more information, please phone the church office, 516-746-4426. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is a multi-site Christian community of faith, with our main campus located at 420 Stewart Ave., near Clinton Rd., in Garden City. All are invited to worship at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings, with Christian Education at 10 a.m. Its second campus, The Life Lutheran Church, is located at 1 Old Westbury Rd., on Jericho Tpke., in Old Westbury. All are welcome Sundays at The Life, 10 a.m. for Worship and Children’s Sunday School, and also Thursdays at The Life for Worship and Holy Communion at 7 p.m.

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 Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

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.

October 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October  8 & 9 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

October 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

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

October 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Ongoing Events

Art Exhibit

Fine art photography by Stephen Bitel will be exhibited through Sept. 30 in the Garden City Public Library’s gallery. View colorful photos including many topics such as animals, nautical, doors and windows, reflections, and more. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours at 60 Seventh St. in Garden City. For hours and directions please call 516-742-8405 or visit Funding for exhibitions is provided by Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Installation and removal dates are subject to change.

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.

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.

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:

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: 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 Fri. of the Month at 2 p.m.-St Bernard Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown

-Every 4th Mon. 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