The Week Ahead


Spring gardening at East Meadow Farm

In this session of the spring gardening series at the East Meadow Farm, learn all the information you need to show off your lawn to your neighbors. Proper mowing, watering and fertilization, disease, insect and weed control, thatch and core aeration are just some of the topics to be discussed. This is also a chance for the homeowner to become more informed so that they can have meaningful discussions with their landscaper. The lesson cost a fee of $15 and goes from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

“Cabaret and Dessert” with Gabriela Anders

Jazz musician Gabriela Anders, the daughter of saxophonist Jorge Anders, will entertain guests at the East Meadow Public Library on May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Anders studied classical guitar while a child, but moved to piano study at a Buenos Aires conservatory. She also studied with Don Sebesky and began singing with Grover Washington, Jr. and Tito Puente while going to college. After sending a demo tape into Warner Jazz, Anders signed a contract and released Wanting in August 1998 with five other albums following.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon and a technological trailblazer who perfected a secure radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking about her incredible life, the film brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day. Guest Speaker Philip Harwood introduces this event at the East Meadow Public Library on May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Rating: Documentary Running Time: 1 hr. 28 min.