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The Pajama Game
Saturday, June 4

Herricks Carnival
Saturday, June 4

Breast Cancer Paths to Wellness Program
Monday, June 6


Saturday, June 4

The Pajama Game

Bright and funny, this tale pits the fiery union representative against the pajama shop superintendent. The high-energy score brims with popular hits and musical theatre standards such as Hey There and Steam Heat that will keep you humming all the way home. 8 p.m. Also on June 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets $25 adults; $23 seniors; $18 students; $14 youth (under 12). All tickets are $28 at the door. Box office 775-4420. Group rates available. Call 631-581-2700 or email bhtgroupsales@aol.com for group information.

Herricks Carnival

Sponsored by the Herricks Community Fund, through June 5 at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Rd., New Hyde Park. Games, adult and kiddie rides, live music. Thursday 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday noon to 8 p.m. Discounted advance sales. $20 vouchers for one-day bracelets at the Community Center main office. Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ending June2). Extended hours for advanced sales – May 31, June 1 from 4 to 9 p.m.; June 2 to 5 p.m. sharp. Major credit cards accepted. One-day bracelets $30 at the carnival. 50 percent of advanced sales benefit the HCF. Carnival prices subject to change without notice.

Tzu Chi Blood Drive

Tzu Chi Long Island Office is hosting a Blood Drive. Each blood donation can save as many as three lives. All donors must be 17 – 75 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, are not HIV positive, have never been infected with hepatitis B or C, have not donated blood within the past 2 months and be in good health. Donors should remember to bring a valid ID (picture and signature) and donor card, if they have one, eat a good meal before they come (nutritious, not fatty) and drink plenty of fluids (juice and water). 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tzu Chi L.I. Office, 60 E. Williston Ave., East Williston. If you would like to sign-up or need further information, call Tzu Chi L.I. Office 873-6888 or Joe 917-678-2536.


Monday, June 6

Breast Cancer Paths to Wellness Program

Free workshop on Guided Imagery for current and past breast cancer patients. Participants will experience a deep relaxing meditation and guided imagery encounter that can increase physical and emotional well-being. The power of imagination can stimulate changes in the body, create calm and focus, and enhance awareness of the “inner world.” Research shows that this interactive approach helps to reduce symptoms and affect the overall outcome of many therapies. Instructor Lynne Fain is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and educator/trainer who is certified in interactive guided imagery. Ms. Fain is a cancer survivor. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Ave., Adelphi University. Pre-registration is required. Call 877-4325. This series is support by Meghan’s Pansies, a special fund of the Adelphi program.


Monday, June 13

Breast Cancer Paths to Wellness Program

Hatha Yoga for You. Yoga is an ancient science that teaches how to unite body, mind and spirit through the practice of movements and postures coordinated with breathing techniques. Yoga may help increase strength and flexibility, raise energy levels and promote peace of mind. Participants will learn gentle movements to free joints, yoga postures and adaptations, breathing techniques and guided relaxation. Instructor Jill de la Sota. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or firm blanket and bottled water. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Ave., Adelphi University. Pre-registration is required. Call 877-4325. This series is support by Meghan’s Pansies, a special fund of the Adelphi program.


Tuesday, June 14

Free Lyme Disease Lecture

With Dr. Steven Silverman. Go to www.drstevensilverman.com. The lecture will be held at the Rockville Centre Library, 221 North Village Ave., Rockville Centre (766-6257), from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Upcoming Events

Stroke Support Groups

Stroke Life Society is a community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All welcome. RSVP is requested but not required. For information and other locations and times, call Ben Thomas 398-4994:

•Every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.

•June 13 (and every second Monday of the month) at 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh.

•July 6 (and every first Wednesday of the month) at 11 a.m. in Room 12, St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.


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 Pear1H21@nyc.rr.com.


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.

AARP Chapter #5224 Floral Park meets on the third Monday of the month at the Floral Park Recreation Center. For further information call Marge Vance, president, 354-4296, or Eileen Malone, vice president 352-6690.

•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 www.gardencityskiclub.com 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 www.fpcitizensparty.com 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. Call Diana 481-9280. No meeting at the church during July and August.

•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 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.


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 WeBoatSafe.org 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

 

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