Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:00
The Northwinds Symphonic Band,under the direction of Helen P. Bauer,will hold a program of solo and small ensemble music from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, featuring works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and others.
This is the first time the band is offering a chamber music program in which the entire concert will showcase members of the band as soloists and in small ensembles. The audience will have the opportunity to hear members of the flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, euphonium and tuba sections demonstrate their artistry and virtuosity.
The Northwinds Band in a reduced 35--piece wind ensemble will accompany some of the selections, and others will be either a cappella or accompanied by piano. The concert will be held in the North Shore High School Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. Free admission. For more information call 516-759-9694.
The City of Glen Cove Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commission and the Glen Cove School District will hold their 30th annual observance of Dr. King’s birthday on Jan. 20. The theme for this year’s event is “Glen Cove: Keeping the Dream Alive for 30 Years!” For three decades, the City of Glen Cove has a proud tradition of honoring Dr. King’s historic accomplishments on behalf of civil rights and the needs of the poor.
The day’s events begin at 8:45 a.m. with the traditional march from the First Baptist Church on Continental Place continuing through downtown Glen Cove and ending at the Finley Middle School Wunsch Arts Center on Forest Avenue. The program begins at 10 a.m., which includes a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, a performance by the high school drumline, and musical selections offered by the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale.
Everyone is invited to participate in the march and to attend the program.
The Portledge Winter Open House, for pre-nursery through grade 12, will take place on Jan. 22, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 355 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley.
Join the staff for an open classroom and information session about the school’s program. Simon Owen-Williams, Head of School, as well as division heads, and current students will share their perspectives on the Portledge experience. Tours of the 60-acre campus and classrooms will follow and faculty and division heads will be available to answer questions throughout.
Gem Craft Boutique invites you to a Sweetie Pie pre-Valentine’s Day fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Glen Head shop will feature romantic and whimsical gifts that even Cupid would approve of--for your sweetie pies or for your darling self. And a portion of proceeds from each gift you purchase will go to the American Cancer Society.
Bonus: Reps from Pampered Chef and Thirty-One will have lovely gifts you’ll heart—a percentage of all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. And, you can take a peek into the future of your love life with a complimentary reading by a tarot card reader between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., first-come, first-served.
Sweets, wine and cheese will sweeten the pot. Gem Craft Boutique is located at 58 Glen Head Road in Glen Head; 516-874-3639.