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Defensive Driving Class

November 2

Carle Place Staff Volleyball Tournament

November 8

Parachute/Plain White T’s

November 9


November 2

Defensive Driving Class

St. Brigid’s will be holding a National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course, for anyone looking to become a safer driver. Students 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 class will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Brigid’s School on 101 Maple Ave. Cost is $45 per person. Call 631-360-9720 for information and to register.


November 8

Carle Place Staff Volleyball Tournament

The Carle Place Athletic Booster Club will be hosting its annual staff vs. staff volleyball tournament at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.


November 9

Parachute/Plain White T’s

Parachute, best known for their single “Kiss Me Slowly” will join the Plain White T’s at the Space at Westbury, with special guest Tommy and the High Pilots. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information visit www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Patti Labelle and El Dabarge

Grammy award winning artist Patti Labelle comes to the NYCB Theater stage to perform hits like “On My Own” and “Superman.” Tickets range from $59.50 to $69.50. For tickets and more information visit www.venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com.


November 10

Buddy Valastro

The cake boss will share stories, answer audience questions and do live cake and cupcake demonstrations at this event at 3 p.m. at NYCB Theatre. For tickets and more information visit www.venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com.


November 10, 11

Rummage Sale

Come find gently used and new clothing, shoes, costume jewelry, shoes small appliances, linens and more at Community Reform Temple’s rummage sale. Saturday, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. On Sunday, if you buy two large bags you get one free. Admission and parking is free. At 712 The Plain Road in Westbury. For details call 333-1839.


November 16

Westbury United Methodist Church Bazaar

Come out to Westbury United Methodist Church at 365 Asbury Avenue  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for their church bazaar.


November 19

Holocaust Center’s 21 Anniversary

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau Conty is celebrating 21 years with their annual Tribute Dinner. The dinner will be held at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, at 21 Old Westbury Road. At the event, Gloria Gaynor will perform her hit single, “I Will Survive.” Cocktails start at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit http://tributedinner.karma411.com.


Ongoing

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns

See over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O’Lanterns light up the night at the Old Westbury Gardens. Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns features the work dozens of local artists and sculptors in a unique walk-through experience that’s suitable for visitors of all ages. Advanced tickets are required and there are a limited number of tickets available per day and time. Tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis.  Tickets for adults (13-64) are $18-20, child (3-12) and senior (65 and older) are $16-$18 and children 2 and under are free. The Rise will be in town for one last weekend Nov. 1-3. More information and tickets are available at www.therise.org.

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.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


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