The Last Night of Ballyhoo – Saturday, July 17

The Challenges of Parenting a Premature Infant – Tuesday, July 27

Opening New Pathways of Consciousness with Acupuncture – Sunday, August 1

Saturday, July 17

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alfred Uhry, comes a touching and bittersweet comedy, set in 1939 Atlanta, of an upperclass Jewish family coping with budding romances, the rumblings of World War II, the premiere of Gone With the Wind and, above all, Ballyhoo, the biggest social event of the year. Directed by Pamela Seiderman. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Performances: July 24, 30, 31 at 8 p.m.; July 25, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus, Hofstra University. Tickets: $25; $20 senior citizen (over 65); $18 matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID; $15 Hofstra faculty/staff/student with current HofstraCard (two-ticket maximum). Box office 463-6644.

Tuesday, July 27

The Challenges of Parenting a Premature Infant

The Premature Infant Health Network, an initiative of the Association of Perinatal Networks of NY, is collaborating with the NC Department of Health’s Perinatal Services Network in its effort to better understand the challenges premature infants and their caregivers encounter once leaving the care of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Together with community and health organizations, faith-based groups, healthcare providers, and parents, the Premature Infant Health Network will hold a roundtable meeting to hear from those that experience firsthand the many unique challenges premature infants face once they leave the hospital and care begins at home. The information will be used in efforts to increase quality healthcare access and awareness around premature infant issues in New York State. The Premature Infant Health Network is anxious to hear from parents, caregivers and interested community members. 1:30 p.m. at the NC Department of Health, 106 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale. For free registration call 227-9422.

Sunday, August 1

Opening New Pathways of Consciousness with Acupuncture

Many people have heard that acupuncture treatments can lower stress and improve well-being. But how does it work? Marie Regis will explain how acupuncture can bring balance to the physiology to support emotional healing. Learn acupuncture points you can self-massage to lower anxiety, treat head-aches, or help you sleep. Marie Regis is a licensed acupuncturist specialized in classical acupuncture. She supports clients in developing life habits which promote optimum health of body and mind. She has over 16 years experience as a wholistic healer. Her work also includes CranioSacral therapy, acupressure massage, essential oils and Reiki. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Acupuncture and Wellness Center, 29 Barstow Rd., Suite 304, Great Neck. Call Marie Regis 455-2206 or email: to confirm you’re coming as seating is limited.

Upcoming Event

Our Lady of Victory Class of 1970 Reunion

Our Lady of Victory Class of 1970 is holding its 40-year reunion on Oct. 9 at Villa Umberto, Meacham Ave., Elmont. Classmates are encouraged to email Julie Minogue Shiffer at for details or see the webpage in progress at www.olv700

Ongoing Event

Creative Cups

The life-affirming art/fundraising event of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, is returning and people are invited to participate by creating an “art bra” to be auctioned off. Last year’s event brought in over 200 Creative Cups, ordinary bras that were transformed into works of art. They were created by artists, art students, children, breast cancer survivors and their friends and family members. Submitted creations must be received by Aug. 2, to be included in the auction/gala (March 15, 2011 at Adelphi University). Those wishing to create a bra are encouraged to sign up early, as entrants will be limited to 200. Creative Cups celebrates the lives of those living with breast cancer and those we have lost to this terrible disease. For more information and guidelines, visit or call 800-877-8077.

Weekly Events

•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.

•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

Monthly Events

•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 Sgt. Jerry Ortell 775-5126 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 or call 872-1448.

•Order Sons of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.

•Citizen’s Party of FP meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall. To become a member residents are invited to visit or call 775-2940.

•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, 5th 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 Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 –; Julie Dekom, Membership Director; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP

•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 programs and network with Zonta International programs. The club meets at a monthly dinner meeting in New Hyde Park on the third Thursday of each month. Call Kathy Rau 488-2796.

•Art League of NC monthly meeting and demonstration by a guest artist. Meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the New Hyde Park Recreation Center, Clinton G. Martin Park, Marcus Ave. and NHP Rd., NHP (near Union Tpke.) at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Call 437-0919. Nonmembers $2. No meetings in June, July, August, December.

•Eating Disorders Association-LI (NEDA-LI) (formerly EDCLI) will be holding a support group for eating disorder sufferers and their families and friends. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset (ask at the main reception desk for location within the hospital). This free group takes place on the third Saturday of every month and is facilitated by a trained professional. No reservation necessary. Call NEDA-LI 229-2393.

Ongoing Programs

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

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

•Rape Prevention

Epilepsy Foundation

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.


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