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EM-Lev JWV Post #709 – Sunday, May 24

Ballroom Dancing – Friday, May 29

Dog Walk & Fun Night – Saturday, May 30

Saturday, May 23

Come to the Fair

Temple Beth-El will sponsor a fair at the Bellmore LIRR Station, Sunrise Hwy. (near Center Ave.). (May 23 sponsored by Grateful Greyhounds). Come browse the many booths. There will be artists and craftspeople of all kinds, some general merchandise and possibly collectibles and antiques. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also on May 24 and 25. Free admission. Free parking. To be a vendor see www.showtiques.com.

Sunday, May 24

Adult Yiddish Classes

Beginners and advanced beginners/intermediates. Sundays at the Nassau Cultural Center, 574 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow. To register call 794-0506.

New Attitudes Singles

Meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. at PieSanos Pizzeria, 2330 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Call 851-6114. Singles meet and greet. Introductions and discussion. Fee $10 plus expenses.

EM-Lev JWV Post #709

The East Meadow-Levittown JWV Post #709 meets every month except July and August. 8:15 p.m. on the second Monday at the East Meadow Jewish Center, Prospect Ave. and 10 a.m. on the fourth Sunday at Levittown Hall, Levittown Pky. New members always welcome. For questions call 794-8226.

Tuesday May 26

Overeaters Anonymous

Meeting every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 474 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. Do you have a problem with food? We are a 12-step group for those who eat compulsively. Call 794-1333.

Overeaters Anonymous

Are you a compulsive overeater? Under eater? Overeaters Anonymous can help. There is a meeting on Tuesdays on the corner of Salisbury Park Dr. and Carmans Rd., East Meadow, across from the firehouse from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Call for directions 997-4534. For information about the meeting call Nancy 798-2547 (between 7 and 9 p.m.) or Ed 845-5423.

Business Networking Opportunity

Join the “All In” chapter of BNI (Business Networking International) at its breakfast meeting every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the East Bay Diner, Merrick Rd., Seaford. Referrals are exchanged between local business people to help their businesses grow. Call Denise Langweber for more information at 765-2800, or meet the group there.

Duplicate Bridge

ACBL-sanctioned. Run by Certified Bridge Director Mayer Wiesen. Tuesdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Temple B’nai Torah. Bring a partner, a friend or come alone. $7 donation. Refreshments served. For players interested in a friendly laid-back game, send name, phone and email address to Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh, NY 11793, or drop in the Brotherhood box in the temple office. For additional information, call 221-2370.

Open House at Westbury Friends School

Toddler through Grade 5. Tour the school and observe classes. 9 a.m. at 550 Post Ave., Westbury, corner Post Ave. and Jericho Tpke. For further information, call 333-3178.

Blood Drive

Hosted by New Island Hospital, 4295 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage, from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Community members welcome.

Wednesday, May 27

Alzheimer’s Support Group

For Caregivers will be held at The Bristal Assisted Living, 40 Merrick Ave., East Meadow, every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved ones who will participate in a Reflections Program while the support group is meeting. Call Kate Schneider 542-0800, ext. 1025 to register or for more information.

Duplicate Bridge Game

Every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center, 3710 Woodbine Ave., Wantagh. Sessions are $8 and are run by Ellen Davidoff, an accredited director and teacher. Open to the public. Enjoy yourself while earning master points. Call 785-2445.

Jewish Retirement Club

The Mid Nassau Jewish Retirement Club meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 123 Merrick Ave., East Meadow. Refreshments and entertainment at all meetings. Come and make new friends. Call Dorothy 481-9508.

Thursday, May 28

Women’s HIV/AIDS Counseling Services

Offering free: support service, individual counseling, couples/family counseling, services for children. If you are a woman with HIV or AIDS and you need a place to talk or just to listen, we’re here to help. The Support group meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the “B” Building, Room 347 (inside the Child Development Center), Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Individual counseling is also available by appointment. Call Dr. Suzanne Lachmann or Dr. Laura Cini at NCMC 572-5932.

Calling All Seniors

Why be bored at home? Come for fun, trips and to meet new friends. Qualifications: resident of Hicksville, Plainview or Levittown. Meetings every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bethpage Senior Center, 103 Grumman Rd. West, Bethpage. Call 571-9910.

Friday, May 29

Gam-Anon Meeting

An anonymous program for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends who may be affected by a gambling problem. 24-hour hotline 321-2883. Fridays at 8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom Dancing

The Massapequa Ballroom Dance Society hosts a full-course hot buffet Dance Luncheon, open to the public, on Fridays from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Manor East Catering Hall, 201 Jerusalem Ave., Massapequa. Dance to all your favorite music with a professional DJ. Singles area and couples. $15 donation. Call 718-332-7825 or email Dancezee@aol.com.

Saturday, May 30

Dog Walk & Fun Night

Featuring raffles, microchip clinic ($25 per chip per pet), contests, photographs of you and your pet, dog trainer, free pet food samples, refreshments. Cost $25 per handler and one dog. Each additional dog and/or handler $5. 1 to 5 p.m. at the dog run area at Wantagh Park. Registration begins at 1 p.m. The walk commences at 2:30 p.m. Sponsor sheets available for your dog’s walk. Call 486-3158 pr 631-205-5069. www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.

Music Cafe

Trinity Lutheran’s Praise Band presents an evening of contemporary Christian music at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church’s gym, 40 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. A fun evening of fellowship, music, desserts and coffee. The evening is sponsored by Trinity Lutheran’s Praise Band (931-2225). Admission free.

Fund Raiser Yard Sale

The teens of the Levittown Baptist Church are hosting a yard sale to offset the cost of their Youth Missions Trip to West Virginia. There these teens will be helping those in need in the community with various home and yard repairs. Please help support our youth on their willingness to help others. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 89 Orchid Rd. (between Newbridge Rd. and Jerusalem Ave.). Items include housewares, bikes, skateboards, toys baby clothes, beach chairs, videos, books, bric-a-brac, and so much more. Call 735-5400. No rain date.

Sunday, May 31

Bridge Lesson

Temple Beth-El of Bellmore invites the community to a special evening of bridge featuring a lesson by Mel Colchamiro at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Colchamiro is a noted author, bridge champion and teacher. Come with a partner or let the committee pair you up with someone. Admission of $10 in advance ($12 at the door) includes coffee and refreshments. Send check payable to Temple Beth-El of Bellmore, 1373 Bellmore Rd., N. Bellmore, NY, with name, address, phone number and email address. For more information contact the temple office 781-2650.

Upcoming Events

Animal Lifeline’s Super Yard Sale

Where a great buy becomes a good deed. June 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1613 Bellmore Rd., North Bellmore (adjacent to the old Smithville Café.) This is an opportunity for all animal lovers to assist local cats and dogs by helping to raise funds for Animal Lifeline’s spay/neuter and rehabilitation programs. If you would like to donate saleable yard sale items (no clothes or books), call Kathy 785 7340 for more information. Rain dates June 13 and 14.

Defensive Driving

Sponsored by the Community Center of Plainview-Old Bethpage. State approved for insurance and point reduction. Sponsored by N.Y.S.P. June 4 and 11 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Plainview Middle School, Central Park Rd. To register call 1-516-495-4786. There is a connection problem in some areas of Nassau County. You must dial 1-516 first even if that is your area code.

At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Located at 3434 Hempstead Tpke. The following events are offered:
• The church will be holding its Annual Community Yard Sale on May 30. Spots are 10’x10’. Huge, highly visible location to sell your treasures. For more information or an application contact Robin at 491-2192.
•Vendors selling children-related products only are needed for this Kidsfest ’09 being held on Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to p.m. Call 491- 2192.

LI Crisis Center Seeks Volunteers

Long Island Crisis Center, the oldest 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline, is looking for volunteers for the upcoming Volunteer Counselor Training Program. Those interested in becoming a volunteer telephone crisis intervention counselor with LICC must first call 826-0244 to schedule an interview. No experience is necessary to volunteer and the hours are flexible to fit the individual needs of volunteers. All counselors must begin with orientation training. The free comprehensive orientation training program takes place over three evenings, June 9, 16, 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. in LICC’s office in Bellmore.

Midshore Mother’s Center Summer Fun 2009

The Midshore Mothers’ Center invites you to take part in the 11th Annual Summer Fun Program. You can register for six-week summer programs, Daddy and Me T-Ball and Mommy and Me in the Park or take advantage of the lower group rates at venues such as amusement parks, museums, aquariums and zoos. Preregistration, which is in progress, required for all events. Download the Summer Fun booklet by visiting www.midshoremotherscenter.org. For further information call the center 679-4641.

Reach for the Stars Teen Talent Search

The competition will be for solo vocal talent only. One hundred and twenty contestants will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis from applications received. Applications must be postmarked by June 24. Auditions will be held on July 15, by appointment only. There will be no open call. All contestants must be at least 13 but no older than 19 years of age on the day of the finals, Aug. 8. All applications must be accompanied by copies of proofs of age and Nassau County residency as well as photo ID. Originals of all proofs must be presented at audition. A $25 application fee will apply. Applications may be obtained at any Nassau County Park or museum, and all Nassau County libraries. Applications have also been distributed throughout the community. Auditions and finals will be held at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Call 572-0396 or visiting the website at www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

Learn Sign Language

The Mill Neck Foundation for Deaf Ministry Sign Language Camp for Hearing Kids invites children ages 8 to 16 to learn a new language and have fun. Held on the campus of Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, the camp teaches beginning sign language in an enjoyable and unique way. In two sessions (July 13 through 17 and July 20 through 24), campers are divided by age (ages 8 to 12 and 13 to 16). Through activities, games and arts and crafts, campers are taught the sign language alphabet and numbers as well as signs for animals, foods, colors and much more. Campers in session one will have basic conversations in sign by the end of the camp and those with a prior knowledge of the language in session two will build on their current skills and focus on conversational sign. Campers eat lunch daily with deaf students and interact with Mill Neck students during games, storytelling and swimming sessions. Classes are led by deaf instructors with hearing teacher assistance. Camp is held from 8:30 am to 3:30 p.m. daily and costs $230 per child (includes lunch and a book, arts and crafts, a notebook, a bag and more). Enrollment is limited. The deadline for enrollment is June 26. Contact Nicole Romano 351-3844 or nromano@millneck.org for more information and/or to enroll your child in camp.

Call For Craft Vendors

Mill Neck Manor is calling for vendors of handmade items for its Annual Fall Harvest Festival, held on Oct. 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A favorite tradition on LI, visitors eagerly await the festival for its crafts, apples, pumpkins, pies and other delicious treats. Country crafts, offering handmade items and holiday gifts, are one of the festival’s main features. If you make or sell crafts and feel that you would be a great addition to the Festival, you are encouraged to apply. Vendors are assigned an outdoor space (10’x10’) with a table and two chairs. All vendors are required to have a tent or canopy; those vendors who do not own a suitable tent may rent one from Mill Neck Manor for a small fee. A nonrefundable fee of $300 will be due once vendors are selected. The deadline to apply is June 26. For more information, or for an application call Roberta Baade 922-4100, ext. 220.

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