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Thursday, November 21

Medicare: An Educational Overview

The topic of Medicare, the choices available, and the decisions to be made can be confusing for those individuals who are turning 65, those who will be retiring at 65 or older as well as those who are already on Medicare. Medicare: An Educational Overview with James P. Short, a New York State licensed healthcare insurance broker, will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library. This informative session will provide insight into the various aspects of Medicare, the different parts of Medicare as well as the different coverage choices available. Plan to attend this workshop to be more prepared to choose the best Medicare Health Plan for you. All are welcome.

Nassau Community College Thanksgiving Blood Drive

Nassau Community College (NCC), in conjunction with the Nassau University Medical Center, will be hosting a blood drive from 9a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the College Center Building in the hopes of supplying a substantial percentage of the area’s ongoing need for blood products. The drive also reflects the college’s six times a year effort to encourage all able individuals to participate in this vital activity. Dr. Arthur Friedman, co-Chair of the NCC Blood Drive Task Force, states, “Through our educational efforts to increase the number of blood donors, and our own contributions, the College hopes we will help meet a substantial level of the community’s blood needs. We look forward to working in partnership with community residents in this much needed blood drive.” Make an appointment to give blood by calling Dr. Friedman at 516-572-7401 or Barbara Vollmer at 516-572-7883, or just stop in and say, “I want to be a blood donor.” The donation process takes less than an hour and refreshments will be served to participants. NCC’s Thanksgiving blood drive is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa honor society (evening division), the Engineering Society of Nassau Community College and the Society of Women Engineers. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old and in good health. Donors should come with some photo identification. Although small snacks will be provided, participants are asked to eat before donating.

Saturday, November 23

Frank Rendo To Appear At Cafe Ablaze

At 7 p.m., Café Ablaze, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection’s Christian Coffeehouse, will host a Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert featuring renowned inspirational Christian ballad singer, Frank Rendo. Following him will be the Resurrection Worship Band, known for serving a reverent blend of folk and soft rock at the church’s contemporary 5:30 p.m. Saturday worship service. All are invited to savor what will percolate over the three hours after doors open at 7 p.m. Consider joining Emcee Pastor Jeff Browning and the many volunteers who make Café Ablaze possible for this particularly festive occasion. Tickets are $10 each, or two for $15. Reservations are suggested and can be made through Lori at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Café Ablaze is free for children age 12 and under if accompanied by an adult. A separate “freewill” offering is taken for the talent. The church is located between Emmet Place and Devereaux Place at 420 Stewart Ave. near Clinton Road. Parking is on the side streets bordering the church or in the semi-circular parking area by the firehouse at the end of Emmet Place. For more information, please visit

Sunday, December 1

Winter Art Show

The Art League of Nassau County will present “A Winter Art Show” in Garden City Public Library’s (GCPL) gallery and showcases from Dec. 1 – Jan. 2 located at 60 Seventh St. in Garden City. This high-quality mixed media show will feature oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, sculpture, and much more by talented artists. 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 online Exhibit funding is provided by Friends of the GCPL. Installation and removal dates are subject to change. The Art League of Nassau County, founded in 1925, is the oldest art league on Long Island. Present membership is approximately 150. The league’s objectives include: bringing into helpful cooperation those who are interested in all the visual arts; stimulating public interest by various programs; encouraging art education and awakening civic consciousness to the value of beauty in the community.
Through these objectives, the Art League of Nassau has achieved a reputation of esteem and prestige throughout Long Island and the Metropolitan area. Many nationally prominent artists are among its members. At monthly meetings, the League continues to offer informative and inspiring demonstrations by notable guest artists.

- Submitted by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library

Sunday, December 8

Mozart’s Requiem

The Waldorf Choral Society’s 40th Anniversary concert will feature soloists, chorus and orchestra along with George V. Rose conducting his final performance before retiring. This performance will be at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Avenue in Garden City. Adults $20 Students/Senior Citizens $18 Children under 12- $5. For more information please call 516-747-4457.

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:

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

November 25 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 4  - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 7  - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 12 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

December 18 & 19 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

December 21 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 22 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

December 28 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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:

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: 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 Waldorf Choral Society’s 40th Anniversary Concert featuring Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra with George V. Rose’s  conducting his  final performance before his retirement

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.