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A Year With Frog and Toad:

Saturday, October 16

Irish American Society:

Saturday, October 16

Fundraiser:

Sunday October 17

Friday, October 15

Our Times Coffeehouse

At 8 p.m. at the Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Rd. Suggested donations; adults $15; seniors and students (with school ID) $12; children under 12 $6; very young children free. Call 541-1006. Program: Rich Stern and the Counterclockwise Ensemble. This mixed string performing group is composed of Rich Stein, composer/guitarist, Dr. Andrew Perea, violin/viola and Rebecca Perea on cello. Expect to hear some standards, some Beatles tunes with tinges of classical added onto a lot of energy.


Saturday, October 16

A Year With Frog and Toad

Children’s musical presented by the Nassau Community College Department of Theatre and Dance. The play will be performed in the Mainstage Theatre Oct., 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. A Year With Frog and Toad is based on a series of popular children’s books written by Arnold Lobel. Each book contains five simple, often humorous short stories chronicling the exploits of a frog and his toad friend. The two have specific personality and appearance traits: Frog is taller, friendlier and more relaxed than Toad; Toad is short and stout. He’s also more serious and irritable than Frog. Tickets $7 per person; $5 children under 12. College students will be admitted free with a Fall 2010 I.D. For more information or to order tickets, call 572-7676.

Irish American Society

The Green Gates Ceili band at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola. 8 p.m. Coffee, tea and Irish soda bread will be served. Bar open for your pleasure. Donation $20. Call 746-9392 or 742-8080.


Sunday October 17

Fundraiser

For Ex-Chief Sean Walsh, Sergeant 94th Precinct. Sean has undergone four surgeries already and is undergoing another one in the next month. He has been unable to work since his first surgery. As this is a rare brain tumor (only three documented similar tumors in this country), it is not known how many more surgeries he will require. Costs are mounting with no end in sight. His family needs your help. A fundraiser will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at the Walk Street Tavern, 1218 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park (one block north of the NHP LIRR Station. $40 admission includes two drinks and food and a chance for a door prize.

Westbury Friends School Admissions Open House

Nursery through Grade 5. Come for a tour of the campus, a brief presentation and some “apple fun.” 1 p.m. Rain or shine. 550 Post Ave., Westbury, corner of Post Ave. and Jericho Tpke. No RSVP necessary, but you can call 333-3178 or email naranda@westburyfriends.org with any questions.

Food, Fun and Fellowship

The First Presbyterian Church of New Hyde Park, 16 S. 9th St., is holding its Food, Fun and Fellowship night. A pot roast beef dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. followed by bingo. The donation is $15 adults; $7 children under 12. Call the church office (354-5013) for further information or tickets. Reservations must be made by Oct. 8.

I Got Sick Then I Got Better

Jenny Allen will perform her one-woman show I Got Sick Then I Got Better to benefit the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall on the main campus of Adelphi University. Written by Ms. Allen, the show combines wit and bittersweet emotion to describe her diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer. Presenting Sponsors are Randall S. Feingold, MD, Ron Israeli, MD, and Peter T. Korn, MD. Gold Sponsor is Karen Kostroff, MD, FACS. Additional sponsorships are available. Platinum and Gold sponsors will also receive an invitation for two to a post performance private reception with Jenny Allen. Ticket prices range from $50 for reserved seating to $30 for general admission (open seating). Tickets for Adelphi University students are $15. Tickets may be purchased at: www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer or by phone at the box office 877-4000. Sponsorship information is available at the website.

American Chamber Ensemble Fall Concert

Selections will include Giancarlo Menotti’s Trio for clarinet, violin and piano, LI composer Herbert A. Deutsch’s Woman in Darkness for soprano, clarinet, piano and DX75 synthesizer, David Diamond’s Quintet for flute, violin, viola, cello and piano, Glinka’s Trio Pathetique for clarinet, cello and piano and Dvorak’s Trio Dumky, Op. 90 for violin, cello and piano. Performers will be ACE directors Naomi Drucker and Blanche Abram with pianist Marilyn Lehman, violinist Eriko Sato, cellist Chris Finckel, and guests, flutist Patricia Spencer and soprano Tammy Hensrud. 3 p.m. at Hofstra University’s Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Ave., Hempstead. Tickets at Hofstra University Box Office – $15 ($12 senior citizens 65+ and non-Hofstra students). One free ticket with current Hofstra Card. Call 463-6644.

Poetry Event

Molloy College and its Writer-in-Residence, Barbara Novack, will be hosting a poetry event featuring Sandy McIntosh and Phillip Lopate at 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Wilbur Arts Center on Molloy College’s Rockville Centre campus. Free and open to the public. An open reading will follow the featured poets. Sandy McIntosh is the author of 11 poetry collections, a careers book, a bestselling computer software program and a collection of Chinese recipes. Phillip Lopate is the author of a dozen books, including a personal essay collection trilogy, three works of fiction, two book-length essays. Call 678-5000, ext. 6468.


Monday, October 18

NCC Cultural Program

The Nassau Community College Fall 2010 Cultural Program is host ing Rose Mapendo, a Congolese genocide survivor, at 2 p.m. in the College Center Building. Mapendo, who survived 18 months in a Congo death camp under horrifying conditions with her nine children, was rescued and resettled in the U.S. Named Humanitarian of the Year by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 2009, Mapendo has become an international advocate for peace and reconciliation. A few months into her imprisonment, Mapendo realized she was pregnant with twins. By her eighth month of captivity, while suffering from severe malnutrition, she bore premature twin boys on her concrete prison floor. Neither Mapendo nor her sons received any medical treatment. After being imprisoned for 16 months, Mapendo and her children were rescued and flown to a refugee camp. The family ultimately resettled in the U.S.


Tuesday, October 19

Social Justice Now!

Nassau Community College presents a series of events to celebrate its 2010-2011 College-wide theme of Social Justice Now! This series is sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities. All programs are free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information about the Center for Arts and Humanities, call Claudia Funk 572-8002: Lecture: Documentary Photography Project on Superfund Sites in the United States presented by Professor Robert Toedter. 11:30 a.m. Building G, Room C-65.

Transition Network/LI Chapter

TTN/LI is an organization for women 50+. Its role is to be there to assist and support its members as they navigate from careers to retirement. The goal is to reinvent retirement as a stimulating and meaningful time, while making a difference in their local communities. In an effort to meet one of the challenges of its members TTN/LI has embarked on a program of Caring Collaborative, a project designed to demonstrate how it can effectively help women cope with emerging health issues, thereby avoiding more expensive interventions. Program: Speaker Dr. Michelle Klein, DC CNS, licensed chiropractor with Board Certification in Nutrition. She specializes in treating children and adults with allergies and asthma. No charge to members; $10. Nonmembers.6 to 9 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church, Manhasset. RSVP: ljgloisjeangeorge@gmail.com or clioz@optonline.net.


Wednesday, October 20

Need Help Selecting Colors for Your Home or Office Space?

Make an appointment for Oct. 20 to receive a complimentary 30-minute personal color consultation and receive 10 percent off your purchase at the Benjamin Moore Color Station at Roosevelt Field Mall (located on the lower level near JC Penney and Bloomingdale’s Furniture). Visit the station or call 248-0579.


Sunday, October 24

Gala Luncheon and Dancing

At Colbeh Restaurant, Great Neck, at 1 p.m. honoring Ina Abo. Fabulous affair. $70 pp. Mail advance reservations only to Beth Israel, 141 Hilton Ave., Hempstead, NY. Call 489-7275.

Archaeological Institute of America

LI Society meeting at 7 p.m. (note time change) at Hofstra University, Room 106 Beslin Hall, Hempstead. Call 1-631-420-1564 for information. Program: Dr. Lancaster will discuss “Technological Innovation in Imperial Rome: What Can Ancient Concrete Tell Us About Roman Society?” She will explain how ancient and modern concrete are different and trace the role that the introduction of concrete had on imperial architecture in Rome. She will look at building methods that allowed the Romans to construct larger and more complex structures from the Coliseum in 80 BC to the Baths of Diocletian in 305 AD. Speaker: Dr. Lynne C. Lancaster, a Martha Joukowsky lecturer, is an associate professor with the Department of Classics and World Religion at Ohio University. Her book Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome has won awards.

Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series

Concerts are held at Hofstra University, Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Ave., South Campus. All performances are $19; $17 for senior citizens and matriculated non-Hofstra students; $10 for children under 12. Members of the Hofstra community receive one free ticket upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Box Office 463-6644. Program: A Voyage With Byron Janis – Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin starring Byron Janis. Unforgettable music, meaningful words and stirring video provide the background as internationally renowned pianist Byron Janis takes the audience on a special journey exploring the world of Frédéric Chopin. Piano provided by Steinway & Sons. 2 p.m. Members of the general public may receive two free tickets to this concert by sending a stamped, self-addressed, business-sized envelope to: John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office, 118 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1180. Or call the Box Office, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at 463-6644. Members of the Hofstra community may receive two free tickets by bringing their current HofstraCard to the Box Office.

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