Calendar Events From April 5 To 12

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Friday, April 5–
Sunday, April 7

Great Neck House Film

Can You Ever Forgive Me? will be shown on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. A park card is required.

Saturday, April 6

Defensive Driving Class

An Empire Safety Council defensive driving class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Great Neck House; register at 516-482-0355.

Sunday, April 7

Poetry Awards Reading

The 9th annual Poetry Contest Awards Reading Day will be held at noon at Great Neck Plaza Village Hall, 2 Gussack Plaza. This year’s winners will read their poetry, including Great Neck’s Honorable Mention recipient Mindy Ohringer. The first six people to sign up will read a poem at the free event; 516-482-4500.

National Circus Project

The National Circus Project will present an interactive family program exploring the behind-the-scenes obstacles of a circus at 3 p.m. at Great Neck House. A park card is required.

Concert and Gala

Temple Beth-El of Great Neck will celebrate its 90th anniversary as the first temple on the peninsula with a concert featuring TV, film and Broadway star Erich Bergen at 5:30 p.m., followed by a gala catered by Lola at 7:15 p.m. at 5 Old Mill Rd.; https://tbegn.wufoo.com/forms/90th-anniversary-gala.

Monday, April 8

Town Hall Meeting

The Village of Great Neck Board of Trustees will hold a town hall meeting to gather community input on revitalization and what actions should be taken at 7:30 p.m. at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave.

Tuesday, April 9

REAP Discussion

A Retired Energetic Active People member will speak about the lunar calendar at 9:30 a.m. at the Cumberland School; 516-244-4667.

Park District Meeting

The Great Neck Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 10 a.m. at the Administration Building, 5 Beach Rd.

Memories with Music

The Gold Coast Arts Center’s free Making Memories with Music program, designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers, will have participants singing, clapping and laughing with specially trained musicians at 11:30 a.m. at 113 Middle Neck Rd. Reservations are required at 516-829-2570.

Wednesday, April 10

Drinking and Drugs Parenting Discussion

Parents of children in elementary school through college can learn about trends in Adolescent Drinking and Drug Use from10 a.m. to noon at a private home in Great Neck. RSVP here.

Reach Out America Talk

Howard Schneider, dean of Stony Brook School of Journalism, will discuss The Real Thing: What’s Fake News, What Isn’t and How You Can Tell for free at 12:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd. in Manhasset; www.reachout-america.com.

Mobile Passport Hours

North Hempstead residents can process a new passport or renew an existing one from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Port Washington Public Library, 1 Library Dr. Registration is required at 516-869-6311.

Thursday, April 11

Park District Meeting

The Great Neck Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a business meeting at 8 p.m. at the Administration Building, 5 Beach Rd.

Thursday, April 11–
Saturday, April 13

North High Thespian Show
The North High School Thespian Show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 35 Polo Rd.; 516-441-4751.

Friday, April 12

Composters for Sale

North Hempstead residents can buy composters that turn yard and kitchen waste into nutrient-filled soil for their garden and rain barrels to recycle rainwater for irrigation in their yard at a discounted rate of $50 by check (a convenience fee of $1.50 applies to credit/debit transactions) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clark Botanic Garden, 193 I.U. Willets Rd. in Albertson; 516-869-6311.

Veterans Social Club

Veterans will meet at 2 p.m. at the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave.; 516-487-0025.

South High will celebrate 50 years of performing full-scale operas with Die Fledermaus on April 12 and 13. (Photo by Irwin Mendlinger)

Friday, April 12–
Saturday, April 13

South High Opera

South High School’s 50th anniversary opera, Die Fledermaus, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 341 Lakeville Rd. Initiated in 1969 by vocal music teacher Diane Martindale, South High remains one of the only non-specialized public high schools in the nation to have an active opera program. To celebrate the milestone, the 50th Opera Gala Celebration will be held on Saturday with a brief ceremony including a short video about the school’s opera history at 7 p.m. After final bows, alumni will be invited on stage to “perform as one” in the finale, followed by a reception. Tickets cost $15, adults; $10, students and seniors at 516-441-4851.

Friday, April 12–
Sunday, April 14

Great Neck House Film

Old Man and The Gun will be shown on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. A park card is required.

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