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An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.
The 2nd Annual Billy Fischer Cancer Research Fund “Every Child Deserves a Cure” fundraiser will be held at the Downtown Café in Glen Cove, on Dec. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. All proceeds will directly benefit the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York – North Shore-LIJ Health System (CCMC). The fundraiser, located at 4 School Street in Glen Cove, will include raffles, live music, arts and crafts, a special-priced lunch menu and a cash bar. Adult admission is $10 and admission for children is $5.
At the Glen Cove Public Library. Jump Bunch provides exercise in a structured format that introduces the sport and builds coordination, balance and confidence. Children will learn basic soccer moves using age-appropriate equipment. 4:30 p.m. For ages 4-7; to register call 676-2130.
The Glen Cove Youth Bureau will be hosting their annual Milk and Cookies with Santa event. Children from infancy to age 10 (or grade 5) along with their family are invited to City Hall Main Chambers where festive cheer will fill the air. Each registered family will receive one photo with Santa, enjoy a holiday reading and treats. Two sessions are scheduled, 6:15 to 7 p.m. and 7:15 to 8 p.m. Space is limited. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Sandra Potter at 671-4600 from Nov. 26 to Dec. 7.
Since December 2006, through a website program called AnySoldier.com, the Glen Cove Public Library has been gathering numerous items generously donated by people in our community. These items are sent to our soldiers serving in Afghanistan. This is an ongoing effort and help is needed in organizing the donations into boxes and bringing them to the post office. 11 a.m..
Performance takes place at 8 p.m. at Glenwood Landing Elementary School, 60 Cody Avenue, in Glen Head. Tickets are free. Bring family and friends. Celebrate the season with music and singing. For more information, call 631-470-6128.
At Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., every Saturday. Different craft offered each Saturday. Certain Saturdays will be holiday themed. General admission $3 adults; $2 ages 5-12 years; plus $3 craft fee. Call 516-571-8010 for more information or visit: www.garviespointmuseum.com
Exhibits at the Holocaust Center - The “Iranian Schindler”
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of NC, 100 Crescent Beach Rd. Glen Cove. An exhibit of photographs and artifacts honoring Abdol-Hossein Sardari, the Iranian Envoy stationed in Paris who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis in parallel fashion to the famous rescue efforts of Oskar Schindler in Poland, will be on display in the center’s museum through December.
The center is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Suggested donation: $10 adults; $5 seniors (65+); $4 students. Docent-led tours are available at no additional charge. Call 571-8040 or go to www.holocaust-nassau.org.
•Open to the public is the center’s permanent exhibit, which uses photographs, artifacts, and video to present the events of the Holocaust and relate them to more recent genocides and acts of intolerance.
•Spotlight On Glen Cove will be on Cablevision Public Access Channel 18 from 4:30 to 5 p.m. every Monday. The show is produced by GCHS TV Class under the direction of Chris Barry and features programs about the Glen Cove School District and the City of Glen Cove.
•Duplicate Bridge. Friendly ACBL Accredited Duplicate Bridge Game. Refreshments served. Bring your favorite partner or we will get you one. Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Sunrise of Glen Cove, 39 Forest Ave. An ACBL certified director is in charge. Card fee $5. Call 671-2095.
•Book Club In Glen Cove. New members welcome. Meets on Tuesday afternoons once a month. Sociable group. Call Carol Rubin 671-2120.
•Junior Book Club for 4th and 5th graders will be held at 4 p.m. at the Locust Valley Library. One book will be read per month and will be discussed on the first Tuesday. Snacks are provided. Space is limited. Registration required. Call Kristine Piana 671-1837.
•Free Weekly Stand-Up Comedy Show every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Simply Fondue of Great Neck, 24 Great Neck Rd., (across the street from the LIRR Great Neck station), second floor, The Gardens shopping plaza, Great Neck. No admission fees; no drink minimums - just free comedy. Featuring acts from top clubs of Manhattan and LI. Call 466-4900.
•Chess & Go Club. The Sea Cliff Chess Club will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sea Cliff Gospel Chapel basement, 162 Sea Cliff Ave, Sea Cliff. Chess players of all ages and abilities welcome. For information or directions call David Collins 671-3806.
•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1500 in cash prizes guaranteed and smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.
•Glen Head Rotary Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at Il Forno Restaurant, 242 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove.
•Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Rocco. The entire service is in both English and Italian. The recitation of the Rosary and a Novena to Padre Pio precedes the celebration of the Mass by Father Peter Vaccari. All are welcome.
•NAACP meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the First Baptist Church, 7 Continental Pl., Glen Cove Call 671-2090.
•Diabetes/Heart Support Group meets every third Monday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Maxwell Board Room, 101 St. Andrew’s Ln., Glen Cove. The club invites members of the community to attend meetings, network, learn about diabetes self management skills and a heart-healthy lifestyle. The program is free and refreshments are served. For more information or to confirm the date, call 516-674-7833 or 516-674-7936.
•Loss Of A Child Support Group will be held on the on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Patrick’s Church from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call Diana 233-4848.
•Holistic Living Support Group meets between 7:30 and 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 997 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. The launch of the first meeting is today. Meetings will involve open discussions to discuss effective tools and strategies to attain well-being and live a balanced life. For information visit: www.hlsg.org.
•Locust Valley Garden Club. The Executive Board of the Locust Valley Garden Club invites new members to join. The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Bailey Arboretum. Some of the committees take care of local gardens, do garden therapy with residents of Jones Manor, make projects with the children of the Grenville Boys and Girls Club and decorate local libraries at holiday time. If you are interested in becoming a member and perform a service to the community, contact Madeline 643-9109. Membership is not limited to Locust Valley residents. Anyone interested from surrounding towns is welcome to join. Upcoming programs include: garden video, holiday arrangements, sustainable landscapes and terrariums.
•Look Good...Feel Better, a free support program presented by the American Cancer Society in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, which helps cancer patients look and feel their best during and after cancer treatment. Held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Arena Oncology Associates, PC, 1999 Marcus Ave., Suite 120, Lake Success. For information or to reserve a space call Georgianna Barakat, LCSW, 365-2430.
•Nassau Mineral Club meets on the first Saturday of each month at Garvies Point Museum. Call 571-8010.
•Breakfast At St. Rocco’s. The public is invited to a full breakfast at the Madonna Room, St. Rocco’s Church, Third St., every first Sunday of the month except July and August. The price is $8 per person. 8 a.m. to noon. Call the Parish Office 676-2482.
•British Veterans of LI (BVLI) is a social club for British veterans and people of British descent. Meetings are held at St. Paul’s Church on the third Sunday of the month in September, November, January, March and May. In between, social events including a Boxing Day Party are held.
The Glen Cove Animal Lovers’ League Shelter invites the public to visit the shelter to meet the many loving dogs and cats available for adoption. All cats have been tested, vaccinated and neutered and all dogs are vet checked. Our dog trainer/adoption coordinator will match one of our wonderful dogs with you and your family. The shelter, located at 40 Shore Rd., is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 676-5913.
This program for the frail elderly is available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A warm, inviting, secure place to spend the day with a caring, experienced and responsive staff. Transportation is provided to residents of Glen Cove and some surrounding communities. Lunch and snacks are served daily. A full schedule of interesting and meaningful activities are offered: music, art, exercise, yoga, games, crafts and weekly outings. Call 759-2345 for more information.
Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.
Children with emotional challenges urgently need loving foster families. St. Christopher-Otillie Services for Children and Families needs your help. Can you provide structure, security and consistency for children over the age of 12 or teen moms and their babies? Long- and short-term placements available. Training, 24-hour support and generous stipend provided. Call Carmela 1-800-640-1891, ext. 188.