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Alex's Lemonade Stand - June 7

Making Sense of Scents - June 8

Defensive Driving Course - June 8

June 7

Alex’s Lemonade Stand 

Cherry Lane School’s Kindergarten Daisy Troop will be hosting a lemonade stand to raise funds for childhood cancer.  The event is part of the National Lemonade Days fundraiser, where volunteers across the nation hold lemonade stands to fundraise for children’s cancer research. It will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carle Place Drive Thru at 525 Westbury Avenue in Carle Place. 

June 8

Making Sense of Scents

Learn how and why fragrant flowers develop their aromas and challenge yourself to a blindfolded test to discover if you can identify mystery plants by smell alone. End your experience with a tasty treat and take home a recipe utilizing dried flowers and herbs. Noon-1 p.m. at the Old Westbury Gardens. 

Relay for Life 

Walkers will walk the Carle Place High School track from 3 p.m. to midnight in the battle against cancer. Relay for Life’s Luminaria Ceremony, honoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease, starts at sundown. There will also be a Fight Back Ceremony, at which a community leader will inspire participants to make a personal pledge of action. Relay for Life events raise money for cancer research. All are welcome. Join a team, form a team or come support others. Sign up at relayforlife.org. 

Defensive Driving Course

Participants will receive a 10 percent insurance reduction from their liability and collision premium, and up to four points will be deducted from their driving record. The course takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church at 534 Broadway, Carle Place. Cost is $45. To register, call 516-334-6288. 

Fundraiser Garage Sale

Westbury resident Tara Spohrer is currently training for a half marathon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which will take place in Anchorage, Alaska. To help fundraise, Spohrer and her family will be hosting a garage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 968 Grand Blvd., Westbury. 

June 9

Kosher BBQ Festival at Temple Beth Torah 

The Finest Fall Off The Bone Ribs, The Tastiest Chicken, The Most Mouthwatering Brisket and The Best Beans, are among the categories for the Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship (www.likosherbbq.org). There will also be a food festival where a variety of food vendors will highlight the best in kosher food, allowing visitors to sample a wide array of kosher delicacies. Families and guests can enjoy a variety of children’s activities, live music, games and contests. The championship will once again raise funds for hunger relief on Long Island.  Proceeds from the event will go toward five hunger-relief charities: Long Island Cares, The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), Hatzilu, Rock Can Roll and M’Yad L’Yad. Donations of canned goods and other non-perishables are gratefully accepted. The event, which debuted last year, will be held at Temple Beth Torah at 243 Cantiague Rock Road, Westbury on Sunday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine). Admission and parking are free. 

June 10

Howie Rose at Barnes and Noble

NY Mets broadcaster and lifelong fan Howie Rose will be discussing and signing his new book Put it in the Book!: A Half-Century of Mets Mania at the Barnes and Noble at 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place. Starts at 7 p.m. 

June 12

Roses in the Walled Garden

Join Supervisor Kim Johnson for a tour of the Walled Garden at the Old Westbury Gardens. Topics discussed will include rose variety, culture, and year-round maintenance. $15, advance registration required.  Starts at1 p.m. Call 333-0048 for more information. 

June 15

Strawberry Fair 

Church of the Advent Episcopal Church, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fish Fry

Westbury United Methodist Church will be hosting their sixth annual big fish fry in memory of Carnell Adams. Dinner is $15, and $5 for children 12 and under. The event will take place at  265 Asbury Avenue from 2 to 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, contact Henry Mack 516-334-4236 or Delroy Roberts at 516-538-2648. 

June 16 

Father’s Day

June 21

Find a Flower Fairy

As part of Old Westbury Gardens’ Midsummer’s Night Weekend, children 4-8 are invited to a special evening to follow clues to discover the enchanted fairy world that magically appears in the gardens this time of the year. 5 -7 p.m., $8 General; $5 children 4-17. Advance registration required. Visit www.oldwestburygardens.org to register and for more information. 

Midsummer Jazz

Stroll the Walled Garden of the Old Westbury Gardens and listen to the cool sounds of live jazz. Light refreshments. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $16, advance registration required. Visit www.oldwestburygardens.org for more information and to register.

June 22

Midsummer Night at Old Westbury Gardens

Join Old Westbury Gardens for an enchanted evening and see the gardens illuminated with lanterns and decorated by magical fairies. Stroll, relax, and enjoy music and dance performances. 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $15. Purchase tickets on-line by June 19 and receive a 20% discount. Visit www.oldwestburygardens.org to buy tickets and for more information.  


News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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