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 Chaverim Senior Friendship Group - Ongoing

Huntington's Disease Lecture - June 26

Dance Party - June 26

Tuesdays & Fridays - Ongoing

Chaverim Senior Friendship Group 

The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Rd., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.  Yiddish with Cecile Upadhyay. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Chair Yoga with Beth Mohr. For more information, visit www.commsyn.org/Chaverim/

June 6 – June 30

Port Washington HomeGoods “Help Families Fight Cancer” Campaign”

More than 275 HomeGoods stores nationwide will be participating in the 12th annual HomeGoods “Helps Families Fight Cancer” campaign benefiting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass.  HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to “Help Families Fight Cancer” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dana-Farber. Customers also have the opportunity to purchase a reusable shopping bag for $.99 featuring artwork by Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric patient Phoebe Davis and her brother Caleb. HomeGoods will contribute $.50 for each bag purchased to the Jimmy Fund

Wednesday, June 26

Huntington’s Disease Lecture

Jimmy Pollard, author of Hurry Up & Wait! A Cognitive Care Companion for Huntington’s Disease, a special education teacher and healthcare administrator, will speak about how those who suffer from Huntington’s Disease are cognitively affected by the disease. Pollard, who has worked with people living with Huntington’s Disease for the last 26 years, will perform interactive exercises that simulate how to effectively care for and communicate with those living with Huntington’s Disease. This talk and simulation will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, in the Degnan conference room, at 350 Community Drive, Manhasset

Wednesday, June 26

Dance Party at Temple Emanuel in Great Neck

From 7:30-10:30 pm, Emanuel throws the best Dance Party on Long Island with everyone’s favorite DJ/dance instructor Louis Del Prete. Dance to all of your favorite Ballroom and Latin music. Couples and Single individuals are welcome. $15/person admission includes a soft drink, snack and DANCE LESSON at 7:30. Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane. Parking is free. For further information, call 516-482-5701. 

Thursday, June 27

Elder Law Clinic

LIAF (The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation) will host a free Elder Law Clinic on Thursday, June 27 from 4-7 pm at LIAF, 5 Channel Drive, Port Washington.  Elder Law Attorneys and LIAF Legal Advisory Board Members Eve Koopersmith, Esq. and Michelle Salzman, Esq. of Garfunkel Wild, PC will speak about legal hot topics.  They will also offer free 15 minute individual legal consultations for attendees.  This innovative elder law clinic provides all families with vital information at no cost in an informal environment.  Please call 516-767-6856 to reserve a space.

Thursday, June 27

Dolphin Bookshop Presents “A Mid-Summer Poetry Night”

Dolphin Bookshop and Café will present a Mid-Summer Poetry Open Mic.  All are welcome to read or perform their favorite Shakespearean works (costumes encouraged!) or any summer themed piece of their choice. Enjoy cooling refreshments and mingle with fellow enthusiasts of  The Bard! $5 registration fee. For more information, visit www.thedolphinbookshop.com or call 516-767-2650.

Friday, June 28

North Shore Pops Concert Band

Director Eric R. Albinder will lead his band at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell located adjacent to the Port town dock. Come and enjoy the beautiful sounds and harmony of this wonderful band. 8:15 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 516-708-5819 or go to pwguide.com. 

Saturday, June 29

Resource Fair for Caregivers

Long Island senior resource and advocacy group, the Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES) is presenting am “Options for our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair” geared toward Long Island’s large caregiver community from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 29 at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 12 Franklin Avenue, Port Washington. Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman will be the keynote speaker. This FREE resource fair is particularly helpful since so many within today’s sandwich and  baby boomer generations are now bearing the responsibility of caring for seniors on Long Island – especially with life expectancies being longer. This comprehensive event will provide caregivers managing the health and well being of today’s seniors with a one-stop-forum for gathering vital information, products and services to help support senior care, wellness and quality of life.

Saturday, June 29

Dolphin Bookshop Presents Magic with Evan, the Teen Magician

Please join us for a spectacular performance with Evan Kirsh. . . the teen magician, 4 pm. Special concoctions will be served in the café, including brewed tea and magic hat cookies treats. $10 registration fee for kids. Great for kids of all ages. Register online at www.thedolphinbookshop.com or call 516-767-2650.

Sunday, June 30

When is a Crab Not a Crab?

When it’s a horseshoe crab.  Learn about this complex species that has survived and adapted for more than 200 million years.  Participants will explore the beach and meet these living fossils at the Sands Point Preserve from 12 - 1 p.m.  Admission is $10 per car and free with Annual Pass.  For information and to pre-register, call 516-571-7901 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuesday, July 2

PRC’s Summer Concert Series

The Parent Resource Center’s Summer Sundown Concert series welcomes PRC favorite Miss Lynda. Outdoor concert takes place on the west lawn of the Landmark on Main Street from 6-7 p.m.; $5 members; $7 non-members. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call 767-3808 or go to www.parentresource.org. 

 

Friday, July 5, 12, 19 & 26

Port Washington Schools Summer Music Program

Weekly concerts at 8:15 p.m. at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell.

Sunday, July 7

Concert at North Hempstead Beach Park, West Shore Road, Port Washington

1PM-2:30 p.m. concert featuring the band, STAGES, bringing sophistication and high energy, STAGES will keep you dancing and singing all afternoon.  Parking Fees apply; residents and nonresident parking fees available.  Call 516-869-6311 for all details and rain date information.

Tuesday, July 9

PRC’s Summer Concert Series

The Parent Resource Center’s Summer Concert Series welcomes Paul Helou. Outdoor concert takes place on the west lawn of the Landmark on Main Street from 6-7 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call 767-3808 or go to www.parentresource.org. 

Sunday, July 14

Concert at North Hempstead Beach Park, West Shore Road, Port Washington

1-2:30 p.m. concert the band, PARIS, a 9 piece extremely versatile band, PARIS performs all kinds of music from the past to today.  Parking fees apply; resident and non-resident parking fees available. Call 516-869-6311 for all details.

Tuesday, July 16

PRC’s Summer Concert Series

The Parent Resource Center’s Summer Sundown Concert Series welcomes Music for Aardvarks. Outdoor concert takes place on the west lawn of the Landmark on Main Street from 6-7 p.m. Admission is $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call 767-3807 or go to www.parentresource.org. 


News

Gould A. ‘Stretch’ Ryder III, accomplished sailor, pilot, businessman, civic leader, and steward of the beautiful waterfront of Port Washington, passed away Oct. 24 at The Amsterdam at Harborside Hospice Center in Port Washington.

Stretch, as he was known to all, was well known as part of the crew on Ted Turner’s “Courageous” when it won the America’s Cup in 1977. Turner stayed in touch and visited Stretch last week.

Stretch’s life was marked by numerous personal contributions and accomplishments.

Parents concerned about classroom sizes spoke up at the Port Washington Board of Education meeting, as the board passed an approval of the larger sizes.

Parents spoke of class sizes at the district’s elementary being in the mid 20s, an amount they felt compromised the quality of their children’s education.

“The board of education changed our children’s education for the worse,” said one mother of larger average class sizes the board had approved last year. The comment drew clapping from the audience.


Sports

The Port Washington Soccer Club has presented Schreiber High School graduate and captain of the Port Washington Blue Knights, Cameron Boroumand, with the annual $1,000 Joe Cohen Scholarship.

The award, which has been presented annually for over 10 years, was established by the Port Washington Soccer Club to honor Joseph Cohen, a gifted athlete who attended college on a soccer scholarship. He went on to achieve outstanding success, first academically, and then in his professional life.  He gave his time fully and with great heart to innumerable charitable endeavors.

The tough and talented Port Washington volleyball team defeated Hicksville at an away game this past Friday in all three sets.

With strong returning players who also play on club teams year round, the Port Washington team plays with a certain level of chemistry. Megan Murphy and Kelly Nardone led the way with 12 assists and Mia Walker had six kills.


Calendar

Schreiber Symphony Orchestra - November 6

Port Summer Show - November 6

Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington Meeting - November 7


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com