Rockville Centre News and Events, Week of Jan. 10


On the board

Zoning Board Meeting

Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., Village Hall

Board of Trustees Briefing Session

Jan. 31, 6 p.m., Village Hall

Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Village Hall

Zoning Board Meeting

Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., Village Hall

Community Events

Mercy to offer Diabetes-management programs

Mercy will offer winter sessions of Diabetes Self-Management Training programs. The four-session programs will be conducted in January on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and in February on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The program is most often covered by medicare, medicaid and private insurance. For more information, please call 516-62MERCY.

Little League Spring Registration

The Rockville Centre Little League will hold three in-person registration days for new players at the Anderson Recreation Center at 111 Oceanside Road. The last registration day will take place on Jan. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. New registrants must bring an original birth certificate and proof of residence (tax bill, utility bill, etc). Returning players can register online at

Singles Concert

Dale & Steve’s South Shore Singles presents Tommy Sullivan of the ‘original’ Brooklyn Bridge. Join the Long Island Music Hall of Famer for an evening of great music on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Oceanside Jewish Center, 2860 Brower Ave., Oceanside. Fee is $20 (for members it’s $18). Refreshments served. Contact Dale 678-0457 or Sue Lederman, who is the director of adult services at the JCC, at

Winter Wishes Blood Drive

Mercy invites and encourages residents to participate in its Winter Wishes Blood Drive to support Long Island Blood Services on Wednesday, Jan. 9 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. All donors will receive a fleece scarf and gloves, compliments of the New York Blood Center, to keep or re-gift to a charitable organization of their choice. Anyone between the ages of 17 and 75, in good health and weighs at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Healthy individuals older than 75 can donate blood if they present written permission from their physician obtained within two weeks of their donation. Donors should eat beforehand and bring reading glasses and ID with signature and know their Social Security number. To register, please call Jeannie Jaeger at (516) 705-2589 and leave your name and phone number.

Tree of Life Yoga

Central Synagogue of Nassau County, 430 DeMott Ave., is again sponsoring a fall session, with evening classes of yoga. The classes are open to yoga students of all levels. The Tree of Life Yoga will be offering a series of 12 classes Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. You may pay as you go for $15 a class. Members of the community are invited to participate. For additional information, including specific class dates, contact the office at (516) 766-4300 or visit

Phillips House Museum of the Village of Rockville Centre

28 Hempstead Avenue is open, free to the public, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment by calling 764-7459. The museum, a sea captain's house built in 1886, has period furnishings.

Permanent displays include kitchen tools, wood-working tools, toys, dolls and period glassware. The trustees are always interested in exhibiting collections of local residents. If you have one you would like to share with the community on a temporary basis, please call the above number.

At the


221 N. Village Ave.

(516) 766-6257

Career Center

The Library’s Career Center is open Saturdays. Five computers available for your job search needs. All computers are equipped with Win-Way Resume Preparation software, MS Word and Office programs. Inter-net access and bookmarked job search websites. Printing available for resumes and cover letters. Mondays 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays 1 to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Need homework help?

Homework Helpers, a partnership program between the Sandel Senior Center Service Corps and the Rockville Centre Public Library offers help with homework by former teachers to students in grades 1 to 6 every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room of the Library. For further details, contact the Children’s Room.

Jan. 10

Painting with passion

10 a.m. to noon

Join instructor Iris Gorenberg for this painting class. Register at the Adult Reference Desk. There is a $25 nonrefundable fee per six-week session.

IRA Mistakes Not to Make

2 p.m.

Join financial planner Bruce Kirsch in discussing the best ways to maximize your planning for retirement

Yoga with Joe

3:30 p.m.

Join everybody’s favorite yoga instructor at an additional time. $25 for six-class session, non-refundable fee. Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

Adult Game Night

6:30 p.m.

Come to the library to play mahjonag, cards or board games. Bring your own games.

Jan. 12

Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving

9:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Make plans to attend this course which reduces insurance costs and can eliminate points against your driver’s license. $25 for drivers 55 and older; all other drivers,$40. Register in person or by telephone at the Adult Reference Desk.

Jan. 14

Simply Stronger

11:30 a.m.

Certified fitness instructor Marilyn Bunger leads this popular low impact exercise class. There is a $25 non-refundable fee per six-week winter session. Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

Monday Mysteries

12 p.m.

Join facilitator and Reference Librarian Eileen McCarthy as she leads the group in discussing The Broken Shore by Peter Temple.

Jan. 15

Yoga with Joe

12:30 p.m.

Join certified Iyengar yoga instructor Joe Cilmi for this beginning-level class. There is a $25 non-refundable fee per six-week winter session. Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

Using Your Kindle Fire

2-4 p.m.

Here’s an opportunity to learn everything there is to know about your Kindle Fire! Bring your device and accessories. Instruction by Sharper Training Solutions.

Evening Books with Edna Ritzenberg

7:15 p.m.

Join in discussing The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Jan. 16

Chi Gong

10:30 a.m.

Join instructor Marianna Farinna for this popular course. $25 for six-class session, non-refundable fee. Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

Knit 1, Purl 2

1 p.m.

Join resident knitter Paula Picow and learn new skills or enhance one. Bring projects or yarn and needles.

Evening Yoga with Mary Clare

7 p.m.

JTraditional yoga instruction. $25 for six session, non-refundable fee! Register at the Adult Reference Desk!

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:45 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the Library trustees.

Archival Photos: The Fathers of Rockville Centre

Upper Concourse Gallery

Take a look back at the influential “fathers” of the village taken from the Library’s archival photograph collection.

'Tis the Season

Display Cases

Stop by and admire this display featuring the holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

Rockville Centre Revisited: Photography by Janet Rudolph

Lower Concourse Gallery

Once upon a time, people expressed their religious beliefs on mountaintops, in caves, through pyramids and standing stones. Travel back in time to ancient sacred sites from Scotland to Egypt to Mexico and beyond through these uniquely expressive photographs. Janet Rudolph is a spiritual journeyer and traveler with a penchant for photography.

There is Hope: Works by Kathy Burns

Helen Kraus and Small Community Room Galleries

Kathy Burns is presently enrolled in the Fine Arts graduate program at the online Academy of Art University, with plans to graduate in the spring of 2013. Her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts was earned at Molloy College. Ms. Burns’ paintings and drawings have been shown at the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York City, the Chicago Pastel Painters society in Chicago, Illinois, the pastel Society of New Hampshire in Portsmouth, the Northeast National Pastel Exhibition in North Carolina, and at numerous Art League of Long Island and Nassau County exhibitions.

Kathy is also a member of various art organizations including the National Portrait Society, and the Art League of Long Island and Nassau County. Her work has received numerous awards including those from the Seventh National Learning Congress Art Contest, the Oyster Bay Arts Festival, the Annual Art League of Long Island Art Exhibition and the Art League of Nassau County. In addition to her own work, she has inspired innumerable young people to explore and pursue art in her role as an art teacher.

Kathy has been married to her husband Brian Burns for 28 years and they have five wonderful children. On November 21, 2010 Kathy Burns became the recipient of a multi-visceral organ transplant during which she received four new organs. Over the past 6 ½ years she has waged an extensive battle of major medical issues requiring 31 surgeries. Following her transplant Kathy’s team of doctors informed her it would be difficult and extremely unlikely that she could return to drawing and painting.

They were wrong! Please enjoy the art of Kathy Burns.

At the

Rec Center

111 N. Oceanside Road

(516) 678-9338 or 9339

Informational flyers on all activities are available on the village website at Call (516) 678-9338 for recreation schedules and fees or visit the village web site,

At the



50 South Park Ave.

­(516) 678-9350

Any RVC senior 60-years-old or older is encouraged to find out about the programs and services offered. Become a Facebook friend of “Rockville Sandel” where you can access the latest center information.

Art Class

Lisa Congemi will teach color theory, painting techniques, perspective, balance and composition. $8 materials fee for five-week course.

Learn to Play Dominos

Began on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Waitlist only.

European History

Robbie Pena will share his enthusiasm for European history on Jan. 8 at 11 a.m.


Rockville Centre Podiatrist Dr. Jay Kerner will discuss proper footcare on Jan. 9 at 1 p.m.

Open Gym Program

The main gymnasium of the Rec Center will be open for free-play basketball for grades 4 and up on Saturday afternoons from 2 to 4:30 beginning Oct. 29. The evening open gym for grades 6 and up will begin Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 from 7:30 to 10:15 p.m. Admission is by valid 2012-2013 Recreation Card.


Exercise classes

Monday: Range of Motion -11 a.m.


Aerobics- 9 a.m. Pilates- 10 a.m. Yoga- 12:40 p.m.


Stretch & Balance- 10 a.m.

Core Exercise- 11 a.m. Line Dance- 2 p.m.


Cardio Dance- 10 a.m. Yoga-3:45 p.m.


Zumba- 10:30 a.m.

Center Stage Chorus

Mondays beginning Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. New members are welcome.

Sandel Senior Men’s Club

The club meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. for breakfast and business. At 11 a.m., guest speakers discuss topics of interest to men.

Social Work Services

Wendy Weinstock, MSW, is available for private consultation on a range of social work services such as housing and transportation, as well as individual and group counseling. Call Wendy

at (516) 537-1162

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