Each morning, visit Patch to get the scoop on the top five things you need to know about Garden City, Mineola and New Hyde Park for the day - or weekend. Whether it’s an important meeting, fun event or a can't miss story, we'll make sure you stay informed on the top things that are defining your community right now.
Five things you need to know Aug. 26:
1. Take an English conversation class at the Hillside Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2. Be part of the search for the next Teresa Girl audition at 3998 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here for details and requirements.
3. Go to adult night at Once Upon a Dish from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
4. With Hurricane Irene approaching Long Island, check Patch for updates about the weather and ways to stay safe.
5. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended the Aging in Place in Suburbia conference at Hofstra on Wednesday where she discussed the importance of taking care of the elderly. Watch some of her speech here.