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Thursday, March 27

Dinner & A Movie: Gasland

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011, Gasland focuses on communities in the United States impacted by natural gas drilling and, specifically, a method of horizontal drilling into shale formations known as slickwater fracking. Discussion led by Marriele Robinson, Long Island Progressive Coalition’s Power-UP Communities, and Eric Weltman, Food and Water Watch, New York. Films on sustainable living are showing on Thursday evenings from through April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Garden City Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island on 38 Old Country Rd. Each film is followed by a discussion led by a local solutions expert. Tickets are $15 per night ($12 /ticket for ages 55+ and students with ID). This includes the movie, dinner and discussion. Sweet to Lick of Williston Park, a vegan bakery, is providing a soup dinner. For more information or to purchase tickets for the movie series, call 516-741-7304 Locally Long Island and the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island are sponsors of the series.

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. New Hyde Park Memorial High School

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

Boys Varsity Tennis At North Shore High School­

4:30 p.m. North Shore High School, 450 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head 516-292-0200

Friday, March 28

Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse At Massapequa High School

4:45 p.m. Massapequa High School, 4925 Merrick Rd., 516-308-5900

Saturday, March 29

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Massapequa High School

11 a.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Sunday, March 30

UK’s Choir Of Guildford Cathedral To Perform

At 5 p.m., the UK’s Choir of Guildford Cathedral will be performing a recital at Garden City’s Cathedral of the Incarnation. The choir is joined by Paul Provost, sub organist for the Cathedral since 2009. Tickets for the concert will be available at the door, and are $20 general seating, $10 seniors and students, children under 13 admitted free. The Cathedral of the Incarnation is located on 50 Cathedral Ave. in Garden City. For more information, please call 516-746-2955 or visit

Monday, March 31

Family Craft Night

With March being National Craft Month, residents are invited down every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for different themed crafts. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so please call 734-793-1830 to register. Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., 516-742-8405.

Boys Varsity Tennis Vs. Lynbrook High School

4:15 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. Wantagh High School

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

Boys Varsity Baseball At Wantagh High School Conference

4:30 p.m. Wantagh High School, 3297 Beltagh Ave., 516-679-6402

Tuesday, April 1

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At Wantagh High School Conference

4:30 p.m. Wantagh High School, 3297 Beltagh Ave., 516-679-6402

Boys Varsity Lacrosse At Sewanhaka High School

4:30 p.m. Sewanhaka High School, 500 Tulip Ave., Floral Park 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Track At Calhoun High School Conference Meet

4:30 p.m. Sanford H. Calhoun High School, 1786 State St., Merrick 516-992-1300

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. Wantagh High School

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

Wednesday, April 2

Downloading Audiobooks And eBooks

From 6:45 until 8:45 pm., you will learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks from the Garden City Public Library’s website. In this program you will learn how to access the books, create a username and password, maneuver around the website, download books, and more. Feel free to bring your device. You must have a valid library card. Prerequisites: Familiarity with your device.

Through April 30

Capturing The World Around Her

Fine art photographer Phyllis Goodfriend will exhibit her work at the Garden City Public Library from April 1–30. View two of her themes: Sea & Fog (black and white and sepia) plus Doors & Windows (color). Great Neck’s Phyllis R. Goodfriend, Ph.D. specializes in photos of landscapes, cityscapes, and abstracts. A selection of her artwork from South Africa has been installed in the lobby of 1010 Northern Blvd, in Great Neck, and will be on permanent display there. She has had solo exhibits at The African-American Museum; the Great Neck, Port Washington and Shelter Rock Public Libraries; and the Universalist Unitarian Church at Shelter Rock. Her photography book Namaqualand and Namibia; A Photographic Adventure was published in 2009. Palouse!, a compilation of work from two trips to that region, was published in 2011. Phyllis is a member of the Long Island Center of Photography, The Manhasset-Great Neck Camera Club, and the Photo Artists’ Network.

The photographer’s artist's statement explains, “Color, light, and composition can transform even the most trivial bits and pieces of ordinary life into objects of arresting beauty. My passion for and immersion in photography has allowed me to 'see' as I have never seen before. I use my camera as a tool for expressing the essence of each experience: the perceived and the felt rather than the external reality. Although I enjoy the control over the final image afforded me by the digital darkroom, I am always aware that the basic techniques of lighting, composition, and exposure are more relevant than ever.

My first and abiding love is for nature and landscape photography. In my travels, both near and far, I have been fortunate to have been able to capture many beautiful images of this genre, as well as many photographs of people. Recently I have become fascinated by places and objects that have been lost, abandoned, or overlooked. I call this series 'Lost and Found.' Exhibits are free and open to the public during regular library hours. For hours and directions, please call 516-742-8405 or The library is located in Garden City at 60 Seventh St. Exhibit funding is sponsored by Friends of the Garden City Public Library. To view more of Phyllis Goodfriend’s photography, please visit

— Garden City Life Staff

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 members 60 and older; $55 nonmembers. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

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

April 5 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

April 7 & 8 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

April 10 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

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

April 26 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

April 29 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.