Sunday, May 17
Stewart Manor-NHP Republican Club
Wednesday, May 20
Town of North Hempstead Fireworks
Saturday, May 23
Saturday, May 16
Music from Light Operas and Musicals
The Waldorf Choral Society will present music from light operas and musicals with piano, narrator and soloists. 8 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 225 Cambridge Ave. Tickets are $20; $18 for students with ID and seniors; $5 for children under 12. For tickets or further information call 747-4457.
Tabla Triveni Concert
Tabla Triveni is a tabla trio presentation composed by Pandit Divyang Vakil and performed by three tabla artists, Loren Oppenheimer, Sejal Kukadia and Michael Lukshis. Accompanying the trio is Misha Fatkiev on the guitar. This classical tabla presentation is made up of various traditional compositions, such as the peshkar, kayda, rela, tukada, gat and chakradaar. Each composition has unique and distinctive musical properties which set them apart from the others, and so Tabla Triveni is filled with a broad range of energetic and exciting elements. 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Academy of Fine Arts, 26 N. Tyson Ave. $15 per person. Children under 10 years old not permitted. For more information call the Taalim School of Indian Music 201-933-8580. Go to www.taalim.com.
Ten Family Garage Sale
New, old and everything in between. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 147 Whitney St., Westbury (opposite Carle Place High School parking lot).
Sunday, May 17
Food Fun and Fellowship
Held by The First Presbyterian Church of New Hyde Park, 16 South 9th St. A turkey dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by bingo. The donation is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Call the church office 354-5013 for further information or tickets.
Celebrate the return of spring with a visit to the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pky., Floral Park. Sheep shearing demonstrations, craft and cultural exhibits. Healthy beautiful spring plants will be for sale. Enjoy a petting zoo, hayrides, historic house and greenhouse tours, food, pony rides and the country western music of Savannah Sky. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $3. Call 718-347-3276.
Monday, May 18
Win a Gold Coast Getaway at Mill Neck’s Golf Tournament
Join the Mill Neck Family of Organizations at the third annual Spring Swing Invitational Golf Tournament, to be held at the Brookville Country Club. This year’s event will feature golf challenges, prizes, raffles and a “Gold Coast Getaway” auction with sought-after retreat packages from several Gold Coast Mansions. Packages to date include visits to Old Westbury Mansion (six complimentary garden passes and a copy of a book of photographs called the “Book of Days”), Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium (six museum passes, 15 grounds passes and a gift basket from the planetarium) and OHEKA Castle (gift certificate for a two night stay for four people). Take a chance on one of these fabulous getaways, a selection of beautiful raffle baskets and/or a 50/50 raffle. Sign up a foursome today for only $295 per person (includes brunch, golf challenges, a BBQ on the course, a Champions Dinner and more). Don’t play golf? Register for dinner only at $85 per person. Spring Swing proceeds benefit Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, the Mill Neck Manor Early Childhood Center and Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Nancy Leghart 628-4243.
Tuesday, May 19
AARP Floral Park Chapter #5224
Regularly scheduled meeting will held at 1 p.m. at the Village Recreation Center. The guest speaker will be Associate State Director of AARP-NY William Stoner. He will bring the group up to date on NYS and federal legislative issues. New members and guests welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Call Dorothy McKiernan 354-0485 or Marion Conti 225-7817.
Voice of the Faithful
Northwest Nassau Parish Voice Affililate was formed by faith-filled Catholics in the wake of the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church to support victims of abuse, priests of integrity and to call for the restructuring of the church. Meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Community Church of E. Williston, E. Williston Ave. and High St., E. Williston. Parking and entrance behind church, off Ward St. All are welcome. Call Carol Bongiorno 742-0704. Program: The Truth Sets You Free with S. Veronica Greeley, O.P., member of the Brooklyn Diocese Review Board. She will address: what truth (s) have been learned since 2002. As church leaders and members together continue toward reconciliation, is it possible for “justice and peace to kiss?”
Wednesday, May 20
Stewart Manor-NHP Republican Club
Monthly meeting at 7:30 p .m. at St. James Lutheran Community Church, corner of Elton Rd. and Chester Ave., Stewart Manor. Supreme Court Justice Thomas Whelan and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bucaria of Garden City will discuss the duties of their office and as they run for re-election to the court on Nov. 3. Light refreshments will be served.
Friday, May 22
Boy Scout Troop 158
Queens Village for boys ages 10 to 18 meets at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 92-10 217th St., Queens Village, every Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call Mr. LeVine 1-781-465-5522 or email to Pear1H21@nyc.rr.com.
Saturday, May 23
Town of North Hempstead Fireworks 2009
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Dr., Port Washington. Everyone is invited. Three concert bands: Glass Houses, a tribute to Billy Joel featuring Henry Haid from the Broadway show Movin’ Out, the band Beginnings, a tribute to the band Chicago and the band, and The Long Run, a tribute to The Eagles. Also the Nassau County Pipe Band, a tribute to veterans and fireworks light up the sky at darkness approx. 9:15 p.m. Simultcast on KJOY 98.3 FM. Park opens at 3 p.m. $5 per car. When parking lots fill, buses available to transport in and out of the park at no charge. Call: 869-6311 for more information.Visit: www.northhempstead.com for updates. Rain date May 24.
Sunday, May 31
Memorare: Mary Remembers
Written and produced by Glenn Mohr in collaboration with Frances McNamara, Memorare: Mary Remembers – Reflections from a Mother’s Heart presents an intimate, spiritual encounter with Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she reflects on her personal life’s journey. Meet Mary in her twilight years when she is approached by Luke, who makes a request to paint her portrait. Undimmed by the passage of time, Mary’s memory of the events of her life is shared by her in the quiet interlude during which Luke captures her inner beauty and peace on canvas. Hear the story as she recalls her experiences from the visit by Gabriel, the journeys to Bethlehem and Egypt with Joseph, the early years with her son and the drama of his final days. She shares her joys and sorrows all the while reflecting on her part in this great mystery. Performed by the Glenn Mohr Chorale at 4 p.m. at St. Ignatius Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. (621-8300). Call Eilish Fusto 488-0600.
SCOPE Spring Trip
To Gurney’s Inn and Gosman’s Dock. The bus will leave from the Herricks Community Center parking field, corner of Shelter Rock and Herricks Rds., at 9 a.m. A leisurely drive through the fabulous Hamptons leads the group to the newly renovated Gurney’s Inn where there will be a guided tour of the beautiful seaside resort in Montauk. A full-course luncheon offers a choice of chicken, beef or fish. Specify choice at registration. There will be a stop at Gosman’s Dock for browsing and shopping. If time permits, there will be a stop at a roadside stand for fresh fruit and vegetables. $75 per person includes bus, lunch and all gratuities. To register call SCOPE 631-881-9670. For fax registration, include name, address and phone number. Fax: 631-881-9671.
Crime Prevention Information
The NC Auxiliary Police Unit has available, through the cooperation of the NYS Office of Crime Prevention, very informative pamphlets on how you, the homeowner, can better protect you and your family from being a victim of crime. Any resident requesting a copy of these pamphlets can write to NC Auxiliary Police Unit 116, PO Box 288, West Hempstead, NY 11552; call 538-5800; or e-mail: NCAP116@AOL.COM. The following pamphlets are available:
•Common Sense for the Elderly
•The Babysitter Guide
•Crime Check (Home Survey)
•Don’t Be a Victim of Burglary
Located at 506 Stewart Ave., Garden City, the following is offered:
•Free Puppet Show on Seizure Disorder. A free children’s program on epilepsy using the internationally acclaimed “Kids on the Block” troupe of puppets to public and private elementary schools. These shows are appropriate for the 3rd and 4th grades levels but can be tailored to your needs. Programs are also available for junior and senior high classes. Help us foster a climate of acceptance, understanding and compassion in our schools for all. Call Janet Romeo, ext. 145.
•Support Groups. Do you have seizures? Are you having difficulty with jobs, relationships, etc.? Are you isolating from your family and friends? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, we have group for you. Call Irene Rodgers, CSW, ext. 415.
FISH of Floral Park
FISH Organization of Floral Park provides transportation to and from medical appointments for residents in the Floral Park/Bellerose area. FISH needs volunteers for only one day a month as telephone coordinators who then contact regular or back-up drivers to schedule pick-ups, or as drivers who provide transportation to and from medical appointments. FISH provides the cell phone service and mileage driven is a tax deduction. If you wish to take part in this worthwhile service, contact Peggy Thivierge 437-8896 or Fran Hornberger at 775-0740.
Help for Seniors
Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.
Jewish Education for Children At the Bellerose Jewish Center
Located at 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park. Call 718-343-9001:
•Free Jewish education for kindergarten and Sunday School children. A thorough religious curriculum with experienced teachers for 3rd grade to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah is also provided.
•The Renaissance Group. A nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a dear one. Dialogue and an exchange of ideas can be helpful. Call for date of the next meeting.
You Have Options!
In 1982 Options for Community Living, Inc., was established to help respond to the need for supportive housing for people living with mental illness. As the Mental Health Residential Program continued to expand, Options began serving homeless families as an emergency shelter provider in 1990. A few years later, Options opened a comprehensive case management and housing program for Long Islanders with HIV/AIDS. A small not-for-profit organization with humble beginnings has since grown to serve over 800 individuals and families with special needs across Long Island. With offices in Hempstead, Smithtown and Riverhead, help is easily accessible. For more information or to offer support call 631-361-9020. Visit www.optionscl.org.
The following programs regularly serve all residents of Nassau County (call the NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs 571-4330):
•Employment Referrals for Seniors. The NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs is a resource to employers seeking qualified workers and to mature job seekers, 55+, who want assistance with employment and resume preparation. Services are free of charge.
•The Foster Grandparents Program is recruiting senior volunteers to share their time and love with children in Nassau County. Volunteers receive a non-reportable stipend, transportation reimbursement, paid holidays, sick days and vacation days.
•If you are 55+, make your spare time count. Join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, a national organization, and share your talents and skills at one of the many diversified placements.
Franklin Hospital Medical Center’s Thrift Shop, 138 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.