Rockville Centre News and Events, Week of Oct. 11


On the board

Planning Board Meeting

Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Village Hall

9/11 Memorial Candlelight Vigil

Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Village Green.

Please bring your own candle.

Zoning Board Meeting

Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Village Hall

Planning Board Meeting

Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Village Hall

Board of Trustees Briefing Session

Nov. 1, 6 p.m., Village Hall

Board of Trustees Meeting

Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Village Hall

Community Events

Rosa Lee Young Childhood Center’s Annual House Tour

Oct. 12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. Call (516) 536-5674 for information and ticket purchases. Proceeds to benefit the Rosa Lee Young Childhood Center, a not-for-profit institution.

A Taste of Elegance

On Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the St. Agnes Cathedral Parish Hall, the Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce will host A Taste of Elegance, featuring sample signature dishes from Rockville Centre’s restaurants, music by Ace, wine tasting and raffles and more. Tickets are $30 per person if purchased by Oct. 1 and $35 at the door. Reserved tables of 10, which must be paid for by Oct. 1, are $270. For information, call (516) 766-0666 or visit

Caring for Carly

Members of the community are invited to an Oct. 14 fundraiser, co-sponsored by Exit Links Realty and CJ's Coffee Shop, at 75 Seaman Ave. for 8-year-old Carly, a Watson 3rd grader who has been diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). The event, whose proceeds will go directly to Carly's family, will run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m and will include a bouncy house, petting zoo, face painting, raffles, cotton candy and live music. For information, contact Cerina at (516) 860-7994.

Art & Music of the Renaissance/Baroque Period

On Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Hays Theatre of Molloy College's Wilbur Arts Center, the public is invited to a free program featuring Mary Vahey, adjunct assistant professor SUNY-Suffolk; New York Institute of Technology; Nassau Community College, M.A., M.L.S., and Steven Tice, Doctoral Candidate and director, of the Malverne School of Music while they explore the Renaissance Period of artistic style that started in Italy and spread to most of Europe. They will also delve into Baroque Art. For information, contact Marion Lowenthal, director, Institute for Interfaith Dialogue at (516) 678.5000 x6880 or at

"Unorthodox" Author Breakfast

RSVP for "Unorthodox," an author/breakfast featuring Deborah Feldman who wrote a compelling personal story about leaving the Satmar Orthodox community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Oct. 14 event, open to the public, is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. and is jointly sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women's South Shore Section, Central Synagogue and Congregation B'nai Sholom-Beth David. It will take place at Congregation B'nai Sholom-Beth David, 100 Hempstead Ave. Books ($18) will be available for signing. The couvert is $36. Make checks payable to "NCJW South Shore Section" and mail them to Beth Cohen, 54 Greystone Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. For information contact (516) 766-5766 or

Fortnightly Club

On Oct. 16, the Fortnightly Club's art chairwoman, Rosanna Clavin, will introduce the day's program, "The Art of Going Green," presented by the Town of Hempstead. The meeting and program will begin at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Methodist Church on Hempstead Avenue. Visitors are welcome.

St. Agnes 50th annual Parish Celebration

The "Endless Summer" is the theme of the 50th annual St. Agnes Parish Celebration set for Oct. 20, that will honor Sister Kathleen V. Carlin, O.P.; Dr. Donna Eschenauer and Helen F. Newman. Msgr. William Koenig will moderate. Call (516) 606-8193 by Oct. 5 to advertise in the journal.

Thomas Friedman: How America fell behind in the world it invented, and how we can come back

Congregation B'nai Sholom-Beth David presents another entry in the Irwin Ralph Memorial 92 Street Y Live Fall 2012 program on Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. Friedman, one of the most influential columnists, analyzes current challenges — globalization, the information technology revolution, the nation's chronic deficits and its pattern of energy consumption — and spells out what we need to do now to rediscover America and rise to the moment. For reservations and information, contact the temple's office

at (516) 764-4100 or visit Refreshments will be served.

Bowling for Breasts

Maple Pointe is sponsoring a breast cancer fundraiser at Rockville Centre Lanes, 100 Maple Ave. on Oct. 24 from 1-4 p.m. for teams of five or more. The entrance fee of $500/$100 per person can be raised through sponsorship or private fundraising. Personalized team t-shirts and trophy for championship team. Contact Tammy Marshall for information at (516) 764-4848 or

Hispanic Brotherhood/Do Good Shopping Event

The Hispanic Brotherhood is involved with Lord & Taylor's Do Good Shopping Event to raise funds and to save shoppers money. The tickets cost $5 each and with that comes a variety of coupons to be used at the Garden City store location on Oct. 30. Included in the coupons are two 25 percent off coupons and a 15 percent off coupon (included in that is cosmetics and fragrances). Additionally, a Lord & Taylor credit card is used, shoppers get an extra 10 percent off. There also are prizes given out throughout the store.

Domestic Violence Awareness

The Nassau County Family Violence Task Force and Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence invite the community to the Domestic Violence Awareness Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. The event is held in honor and remembrance of domestic violence victims. The ceremony will take place at the Theodore Roosevelt Legislative and Executive Building Ceremonial Chamber, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola.

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, that began on Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. — a new day and time. 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

At the


221 N. Village Ave.

(516) 766-6257

Career Center

The Career Center is open with five computers or your job search needs. All computers are equipped with Win-Way Resume Preparation software, MS Word, Office, Internet access and bookmarked job search websites. Printing for resumes and cover letters. Also available: One-to-one Career Counseling on Wednesday evenings, by appointment. Contact the Adult Reference Desk for details.

OCT. 11

A Passion for Painting

10 a.m. – Noon

Join art instructor Iris Gorenberg for hands on art instruction, as well as, discussion of current special exhibitions and gallery shows. There is a $25 non-refundable fee per six lesson session. Sessions will be ongoing. Please consult library flyers for registration dates. Register and ask for supply list at the Adult Reference Desk.

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!

October 12

Tot Time

9:30 a.m.

A Story Time for two year olds accompanied by parent or caregiver. Advance registration required. Please contact the Children’s Room staff for information.

Movies with Mr. M

2 p.m.

This week’s feature is A Separation (PG-13, 123 minutes).

October 13

Saturday Smash

11 a.m. grades 3-5

2:30 p.m. grades 6-8

Get your game on, bring a friend, and come practice for our annual Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament coming in November! Sign up in the Children’s Room.

Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving

9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Reduce points against your license and save on insurance rates. Drivers 55 and over, $25. All other drivers, $40. Fee payable day of instruction to Empire Safety Council. Register by telephone 516.766.6257 or in person at the Adult Reference Desk.

October 14

Sunday Afternoon

Performance Series

An Afternoon with Classical Guitarist Anton Del Forno

2 p.m.

Mark the date and make plans to attend this concert by esteemed guitarist Anton Del Forno. Del Forno will perform works by Villa-Lobos, Bach, Guimaraes, Labos, and others, as well as, original compositions.

October 15

Simply Stronger

11:30 a.m.

Join certified fitness instructor Marilyn Bunger as she leads this popular class designed to enhance strength and flexibility. There is a $25 non-refundable fee per six week session. Please consult Library flyers for dates and registration information.

On My Own

2 p.m.

A Story Time for three and four year olds. Advance registration required. Please contact the Children’s Room Desk for information.

After School Special

4 p.m.

A Story Time for children in Kindergarten and First Grade. Advance registration required. Please contact the Children’s Room Desk for information.

Great Short Works of Literature

7:30 p.m.

Please see Library flyers for details.

October 16

Lowdown on Downloading to Your Kindle

11 a.m.

Learn the steps necessary to download eBooks available through the Library system to your Kindle. Please be sure to register at the Adult Reference Desk.

Yoga with JOE

12:30 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!

Books Before Bedtime

7 p.m.

Join us for this special nighttime Story Time just for 3-5 year olds. You must be registered to attend. Please contact the Children’s Room Desk for details.

OCT. 17

Knit 1, Purl 2

1 p.m.

Join resident knitter Paula Picow and learn a new skill or enhance a current one. Bring projects or yarn and needles!

The Life and Art of Marc Chagall

1:30 p.m.

Join lecturer Pamela Koehler and enhance your understanding of Chagall’s works, then make plans to visit the current Chagall exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art!

Art Class with Anne

4 p.m.

Register in the Children’s Room for this Art Class series for children in grades 3-5.

Evening Yoga with Mary Clare

7 p.m.

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

The following art will be featured throughout the month of October:

Archival Photos: Old School in RVC

Upper Concourse Gallery

Be sure to take a look at this collection of photographs featuring school buildings of yesteryear, including the very first high school on the south shore of Long Island (hint: You might recognize it as our current Village Hall!).

Jewelry Design by Ellen Grossman Display Cases

When creating her one-of-a-kind pieces. Grossman selects gem stones and beads at numerous shows across the country crafted by the finest artisans in the field. Grossman, a resident of Rockville Centre has been a working artist and jewelry designer for more than 30 years. She has appeared in numerous juried art and jewelry shows, where her designs have won awards.

Halloween: Home and Away Photographs by Ellery Samuels

Lower Concourse Gallery

The photography of Ellery Samuels will be on display on the Lower Concourse in October. Samuels, a Rockville Centre resident of more than 20 years, has been shooting images since he received his first camera, a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, at the age of five! A New York City special education teacher for thirty-seven years, he has also taught photography to student in the New York City Public Schools. He has exhibited in group and individual shows across Long Island. The exhibit features black and white images of Halloween decorations taken in Rockville Centre and of Day of the Dead decorations in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Helen Kraus Community Room Gallery and Small Community Room Gallery

Through Oct. 18

What Could Have Been

RVC Youth Council’s Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign

Students and community members came together to create mannequins dedicated to the memory of talented artists, writers and performers whose lives ended too soon due to substance abuse. The result was this

creative tribute and awareness


Oct. 20 - Nov. 3

Village Art Club Annual Fall Show

Helen Kraus Community Room Gallery and Small Community Room Gallery

Be sure to make plans to see this inspired exhibit by the Rockville Centre Village Art Club.

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,

Fishing Clinic

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the RVC Recreation Department present the annual freshwater fishing clinic at Hempstead Lake State Park on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are exhibits, contests, and prizes. The fee is $6 per person for anyone 12 or older. Take the first left inside Hempstead Lake State Park from the Peninsula Boulevard entrance. Call (516) 766-1029 for more information.

Golden Gathering Health Fair

Senator Dean Skelos will hold his 10th annual Golden Gathering Senior Health Fair on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rec Center. Attendees can get free flu vaccinatiors at the fair. Those interested in more information can contact Skelos's office at 766-8383.

Mural Painting Contest

Boys and girls in grades 4 through 8 must register by Oct. 16 at the Recreation Center for the annual contest on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Halloween artists are invited to paint on paper that is taped to the lobby and auditorium walls of the Recreation Center, 111 North Oceanside Road. Plaques are awarded by a distinguished panel of judges.

Connor and Friends

Free Special Ed play days for pre-schoolers and up will be held once a month beginning Oct. 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Pre-register by emailing

Ragamuffin Parade

and Party

Rockville Centre's 22nd annual Halloween Costume Parade and Party are Oct. 28. Youngsters pre-K and up, their parents and families are invited to join the parade which starts from the Village Green, Maple and Lee avenues, at 2 p.m. and proceeds down Maple to the Rec Center. There will be games, fun, and prizes for the costumed marchers at the center. Everyone must register for the parade and /or party at the Rec Center for $8 per family. In case of rain, the parade is canceled, but the party will begin at 3 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Operation Christmas Child

The Rec Center is collecting school supplies, toiletries and small games for distribution to needy children. Bring your donations, in their original packaging, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by early November.

Food Donations Needed

The Rec Center is accepting donations of canned and dry goods as well as frozen turkeys or turkey coupons for distribution to the needy in our community. Bring your donations Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. before Thanksgiving.

Register for 10K, 5K Races, Family Fun Run

Runners wishing to enter Rockville Centre's annual running events on Nov. 10, sponsored in conjunction with the Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce should call (516) 678-9339 for an application or register online at The one-mile Family Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. on Front Street in front of the LIRR station. The 10K and 5K races begin at 10 a.m. on Park Avenue in front of the Fantasy Theater.

At the



50 South Park Ave.

­(516) 678-9350

Any RVC senior 60 years or older is encouraged to find out about the programs and services offered. The Senior Center has joined Facebook. By becoming a friend of “Rockville Sandel” you can access the latest center information.

Medicare Open Enrollment advice

Medicare Open Enrollment begins on Oct. 15. Are your health insurance choices giving you the coverage you need? Call the RVC Senior Services Social Work Department at (516) 536-1162 to discuss.


Fall Safe

Oct. 10 and 17 from 10 a.m. - noon. This two- part seminar will teach fall prevention through demonstrations and education. Sponsored by Sportset of RVC.

Mayor's Luncheon

Oct. 16 at noon. A tradition returns. Mayor Fran Murray and RVC Department heads serve at this luncheon. $5 per person.

Assemblyman Brian Curran visits

Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.


Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. “Better Home House Calls” – a new local service that provides physicians for medical appointments in the comfort of your own home. This program is presented by Pat Huber, CEO of the agency.


Exercise classes

Monday: Range of Motion -11 am


Aerobics-9 am Pilates-10 am Yoga-12:40 pm


Stretch & Balance-10 am

Core Exercise-11 am Line Dance-2 pm


Cardio Dance-10 am Yoga-3:45 pm


Zumba- @ 10:30 am

Center Stage Chorus

Mondays beginning Oct. 1 at 1:30 pm. 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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