Community Events: What’s Happening From Jan. 4 to Jan. 10

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Friday, Jan. 4;
Sunday, Jan. 6

Yoga with Thalia

Join Yoga with Thalia, which will begin at Great Neck House. Register at Great Neck House or call 516-482-0355.

Saturday, Jan. 5

Defensive Driving Classes

Empire Safety Council Defen­sive Driving classes are offered at Great Neck House on the first Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, call 516-482-0355.

Learn how to identify and tap a maple tree on Sunday.

Sunday, Jan. 6

Maple Sugaring

Those older than 16 can learn how to identify and tap a maple tree at 12:30 p.m. in the large building on the right as you enter Steppingstone Park through the gate; 90 percent will take place indoors. Register at www.gnparks.org or 516-482-0355.

Your Big Break Competition

Area singers/musicians, ages 15 to 25, can enter the Gold Coast Arts Center, Love Revolution Org. and Rick Eberle Agency competition to get a shot to perform for music professionals and a chance to win prizes in three rounds on Feb. 9, March 23 and May 4. Enter by today by emailing an MP3 song, a photo and short bio to gnacbigbreak@gmail.com or enter at https://bit.ly/ 2G8quOb.

Monday, Jan. 7

Board of Ed Meeting

A Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education meeting with high school student leaders will begin at 6 p.m. in the Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd.; 516-441-4001.

Bears Hockey Begins

The new Bears Hockey session for children 5 and older will begin today and run through Tuesday, April 19, at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink; 516-487-2976, ext. 128.

Community Ed Begins

The Great Neck Community Education Winter 2019 session will begin today with more than 60 classes in fine arts and crafts, fitness and dance, foreign languages, humanities, music, performing arts and personal growth at 30 Cumberland Ave. A few spots are available for upcoming trips, including the Philadelphia Flower Show on March 2; Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, on June 4; and the New York Botanical Garden on June 11. View the course catalog or instructions on the new online registration at www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/ce. Register at 516-441-4949, gncontinuinged@greatneck.k12.ny.us or https://apm.activecommunities.com/gnpscommunityed.

Monday, Jan. 7;
Tuesday, Jan. 8;
Thursday, Jan. 10;
Friday, Jan. 11

Bridge Players Wanted

Bridge players of all ages with some experience are welcome to play on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Parkwood Sports Complex near skate rental.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

REAP Discussions

Retired Energetic Active People invites the community to hear guest speaker Marty Schneit talk about Lower Manhattan at 9:30 a.m. at the Cumberland School; call Michael Kurcias at 516-244-4667.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

New Congress, New Year

Political Analyst and advocate Robert Zimmerman will address Reach Out America’s monthly series of free talks on social issues at 12:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd. in Manhasset; www.reachout-america.com.

Skate School Begins

Skate School Session 3 will begin today and run through March 18 at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink; 516-487-2975, ext. 114.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Park Master Plan Meeting

The Board of Commissioners of the Great Neck Park District will hold a Master Plan Kick-off meeting. 

If you could design the park of your choice, what would it look like? What programs should be offered, and how should the investments be prioritized?

As a part of the parks, recreation and open space planning process designed to build a flourishing future for the Great Neck Park District, all Great Neck residents are invited to attend a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave.

A consulting team will also be mailing a survey to households throughout the district, conduct interviews and focus groups with the public, assess program and facility needs, and review future demographic data, trends and usage statistics.

This planning process will be centered on residents’ values and the unmet needs of the growing and diverse community. To participate, visit www.gnparks.org or call 516-487-7665.

Board of Ed Meeting

A Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education public-action meeting will begin 8:30 p.m. at E.M. Baker School, 69 Baker Hill Rd.; 516-441-4001.

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