Blood Drive – Tuesday, July 21
Marines/Golf Outing – Monday, Aug. 3
Barbeque – Sunday, Aug. 23
Hosted by Nassau Community College, in conjunction with Nassau University Medical Center, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Nassau Community College Center Building. Make an appointment by calling Barbara Vollmer or Dr. Friedman 572-7883 or just stop in. The process takes less than an hour and refreshments will be served to participants. Blood donors should be at least 17 years old, be in good health and bring identification. Although light snacks will be provided donors should eat before donating.
Wednesday, July 22
The Value of Volunteering
Free workshop hosted by The Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network, in partnership with Girl Scouts of NC. While volunteers provide support to any organization, they also connect with prominent leaders in government, business and other nonprofits. It’s here, at the grassroots level, that volunteers build meaningful relationships with the kind of influencers who make introductions, offer worthwhile advice, write referrals, and yes, even hire. Ways to access volunteer opportunities will be presented and the last half hour will be an optional one-on-one resume review. Presented by Diana O’Neill, executive director of the LI Volunteer Center, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, 110 Ring Rd. West, Garden City. To reserve a seat go to www.gsnc.org and click on the workshop link or contact Joan Bompane 741-2550, ext. 245.
Thursday, July 23
Live Yiddish Theatre
The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre will present a live performance of Mama’s Loshn Kugel in Yiddish with English translation supertitles at the North Shore Towers Cinema (in the arcade of building two of North Shore Towers), 27010 Grand Central Pky., Floral Park, at 7:30 p.m. The performance, sponsored by the Migdal Chapter of Hadassah, has been heralded in many venues throughout the New York metropolitan area. The Folksbiene Troupe is composed of men and women in their 20s and 30s who learned Yiddish as adults. The revue features classic songs and sketches from the Yiddish Theatre. Call Lilly Cohen 718-631-5228 or Carolyn Dinofsky 718-279-2623 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual barbeque of Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood will be held Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. at 141 Hilton Ave., Hempstead. Live entertainment, all-you-can-eat buffet, raffle prizes. Advance reservations absolutely necessary. Admission $20 through Aug. 20; $25 thereafter. Checks to be made out to Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel.
Local Marines/Families Golf Outing
The 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines Association will host its third Annual Golf Outing at Eisenhower Park on Aug. 3 to raise funds for the support of local Marine Reservists and their families. Play will take place on the Red and White Courses with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Check in begins at 10 a.m., followed by a barbeque lunch. Play will be followed by a buffet dinner at the Carltun. Proceeds will help the nonprofit organization provide comfort and support to family members of deployed Marines; care packages for those on the frontlines of the War on Terror; and if need be, funds will be used to assist wounded Marines or provide for the survivors of any killed in the line of duty. There are several openings available for foursomes. To register for the event, or learn how you can help, visit the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines Association online at www.225marines.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and donations of merchandise for raffle will be greatly appreciated. Call 718-309-3986 for more information.
Nassau North Shore Christian Women’s Club
Invites women to its luncheon which will be held on Aug. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the George Washington Manor Restaurant, Old Northern Blvd. Roslyn. The cost of the luncheon is $21. If you wish to pay by check, make the check out to “cash. “Brush Strokes” – Masterly Oils by Jane Spalholz – Portraits and Landscapes – oil on canvas. “Highly Valued” vocalist – Mary Kenter. “Finishing Touches” – Fern Hill, speaker from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch in Riverhead will share how a tragedy can be turned into a beautiful picture. For reservations or information call Jane Voss 742-0861 or Alice Russo 248-9726 by July 24. Cancellations are essential.
Freeport H.S. Class of 1959 50th Reunion
Member of the Freeport High School Class of 1959 have planned a gala weekend to celebrate their 50-year reunion from Sept.11 to 13. Begins Friday night with a meeting at E.B. Elliot’s on the Nautical Mile to renew old acquaintances. Saturday will find the group at Jones Beach Field 6 or at Museum Row riding Nunley’s Carousel once more, in the bleachers at the Freeport vs. Oceanside football game or just riding around the village visiting old haunts. At 7 p.m. converge at the Freeport Yacht Club for dinner and enjoyment of music of the ‘50s. Before starting home on Sunday, groups will meet at local diners for farewells over brunch. For more information go to http://web.me.com/fhsclassof59reunion/Site/Welcome.html or contact Pat (Lowenthal) Cohen: email@example.com or 766-5509. Paid reservations must be received by Sept. 1.
•Gam-Anon, an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Meets Mondays at the Jewish Community Center of W. Hempstead, 711 Dogwood Ave., W. Hempstead. For information call 321-2883.
•The Nassau Mid-Island Chapter of the Barber Shop Harmony Society invites any man who is interested in singing barbershop harmony to join them any Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in the Church of the Advent Winthrop Hall, 555 Advent St. (one block east of Post Ave.; two blocks south of Jericho Tpke.), Westbury. Call George Seelinger 333-0803.
•Bingo. Robert Van Cott American Legion Post #1139, 734 Woodfield Rd., West Hempstead, hosts a weekly Bingo game Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. Early bird and game specials.
•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.
•Look Good…Feel Better, sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a makeup kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.
•Family Promise of NC. Are you concerned about helping homeless families in our local communities? You are invited to meetings for Family Promise of Nassau County, Inc., the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church, 635 New Hyde Park Rd., NHP (352-9672 ). All congregations invited: Churches, synagogues, mosques and NC residents. The need is great. Call Family Promise at 684-9833.
•Stewart Manor Auxiliary Police Unit 105 is currently having an ongoing Recruitment Drive. Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at the Village Hall, 120 Covert Ave. (side entrance on Chester Ave.). Those interested should call Deputy Inspector John Egan 573-7521 to find out more.
•Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays through April (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Social events, trips to our lodge in Vermont, and skiing in a variety of areas throughout the West and New England. Ages 21 and over, please. For additional info and schedules visit www.gardencityskiclub.com or call 872-1448.
•Young Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 40 to 69 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 55h St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. For additional information call Sandy 996-6574.
•FP Arthritis Support Group meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Library, Tulip Ave. and Carolina Pl., Floral Park. Call the Arthritis Foundation 427-8272.
•LI Junior Chamber of Commerce. The LIJC regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit WWW.LIJC.com. Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 – Mdekom@gmail.com; Julie Dekom, Membership Director -Julz_5@yahoo.com; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP -SEiselen@msn.com.
•Free/Low Cost Health Insurance. The residents of communities served by Mercy Medical Center will have the opportunity to apply for free or low cost health insurance for children, families and adults up to age 64 on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. in Mercy’s Main Lobby. Staff from Catholic Charities of LI will assist you and our children applying for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid Health Insurance Programs. The bi-lingual enrollers will screen adults for income eligibility for the state’s health insurance program Family Health Plus. Children are eligible for Child Health Plus. These programs cover medical check-ups, hospitalization, emergency care, prescriptions, vision and dental care.
•Zonta Club of LI, a member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization with a local club. Members help advance the status of women and are involved in many community service activities. The name Zonta is word taken from the Sioux and stands for honesty, trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and understanding. At meetings members discuss and learn about issues facing women, develop and conduct fun fundraising that benefits community