Calendar May 29, 2009


Dog Walk & Fun Night – Saturday, May 30

Homemakers Club – Monday, June 1

Levittown American Legion Post #1711 – Friday, June 5

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.

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.

Travel Expo

Friend Travel, Ltd., is presenting a Travel Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ground Round Restaurant, Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. Representatives from cruise lines, hotels, all-inclusive resorts and tourist boards will be present. Party 105 will be broadcasting live. The Town of Hempstead Passport Van will be on hand as well. For more information call Ann at Friends Travel at 822-5966 or email

Sunday, May 31

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.

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.

Singles Dinner

With the Singles Association of LI at 4:30 p.m. at Peter Lee’s Jasmine Garden, 2308 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. All singles ages 25 plus are invited to attend. Admission is $4 members; $8 nonmembers plus the price of dinner to be determined at the event. Call 825-0633 or 333-2851. or email:

Monday, June 1

Homemakers Club

Levittown Day Chapter meeting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Hall Post #9592, Hickory Lane, Levittown. Call 579-4420.

Family Support Group

An ongoing support group for those who have family members or other loved ones with mental illness. Meets on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, 950 South Oyster Bay Rd. The fee is $5 per family. In addition to verbal support, the group presents guest lecturers, workshops, education programs and holds social events. For information call 822-6111.

Adult Education

Led by Rabbi Alan Lavin at the Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center, 3710 Woodbine Ave., Wantagh. Course #1 Torah Reading Skills. Learn and sharpen your basic skills to read Torah. Mondays at 7 p.m. Course #2 Basic Talmud. Learn the legends, laws and background of the Wisdom of the Rabbis. 8:10 p.m. Call 785-2445.

Do You Speak Yinglish?

The Yiddish Club, an entertaining, enjoyable, social experience, allows individuals of varying language abilities to speak “Yinglish,” a combination of Yiddish and English. Members and nonmembers alike are given an opportunity to read, speak and tell stories related to their Yiddish experiences. The Yiddish Club meets every Monday from approximately 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center, 3710 Woodbine Ave., Wantagh. For additional information, call 785-2445.

Tuesday June 2

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.

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

Held on the first Tuesday of every month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the East and West Conference Rooms on the Main Floor at Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. For information call Linda McCammon 543-2245, ext. 212.

Central Nassau Chapter #1592 AARP

Meets at 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday (except July and August) of the month at Levittown Town Hall, 201 Levittown Pky., Hicksville. Anyone over the age of 50 and a national AARP member is invited to attend. No fee. For information call 794-9158.

Wednesday, June 3

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.

Public Forum – Lighthouse Development

Nassau County Legislator Dave Mejias in conjunction with the Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale will be hosting a public forum regarding the proposed redevelopment of the Nassau Coliseum and surrounding area. A presenter from the Lighthouse Development Group will be present to detail the proposed project as well as answer any questions. The meeting will be held at the Farmingdale Library at 7 p.m. For more information contact Legislator Dave Mejias at 571-6214.

Thursday, June 4

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.

Free Informational Lectures

Chiropractors Dr. Laraine Valenti and Dr. Michael Bernstein will hold free informational lectures in their office, 3000 Hempstead Tpke., Suite 304. They have found that many people appreciate the opportunity to get their health related questions answered by caring doctors. The lectures are held the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Due to limited seating, registration is required by calling Lois 731-0712 or 579-4949. All attendees will receive a free reusable hot/cold pack and a certificate for a complimentary spinal examination and consultation.

Brain Tumor Support Group

The Guardian Brain Foundation Support Group for survivors and their family members will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the North Bellmore Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd., N. Bellmore. Facilitator Donna Vignola, MSW, LCSW. Call 631-271-3292. Go to Also on July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 14, Nov. 5, Dec. 3.

Twin County Chorus

A chapter of Sweet Adelines International is hosting Open House rehearsals each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. during for the month of June at Farmingdale-Wantagh Jewish Center, 3710 Woodbine Ave., Wantagh. To register and for further information call Bobbi 983-2128 or Susan at 729-8323]. Visit for more information.

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.

Friday, June 5

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.

Levittown American Legion Post #1711

Meets on the first and third Friday of each month at the Post Headquarters located at 3123 North Jerusalem Rd., Levittown. Meetings start at 8 p.m. Any veterans residing in the area are encouraged to come down to Post Headquarters and join the ranks to share the comradeship we all had when serving as members of the Armed Forces.


Presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions. The musical classic, filled with elegant pageantry, is based on the legendary story of King Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot. The fabulous score includes If Ever I Would Leave You, I Loved You Once in Silence, The Lusty Month of May, How to Handle a Woman and Camelot. Performances: June 5, 12 at 8 p.m.; June 6 and 13 at 4 and 8 p.m.; June 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. at The Show Place, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. Tickets $25 per person; senior citizens/students (ages 6 to 17) $20 per person. Super Senior Saturday at 4 and Sunday at 2 p.m. Senior citizen tickets $15. Fun Friday at 8 p.m. Student tickets $15. For individual and group ticket information and reservations, call 599-6870 or go to

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

Saturday, June 6

Pet Loss Support Group

People who feel very sad about the loss or serious illness of their cat or dog can now come to a bi-weekly support group led by an experienced counselor in the conference room at Bide-A-Wee, 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh. These sessions are open to the public; they are not restricted to Bide-A-Wee clients or adopters. The group facilitator is Medea Berkman, a pet loss group leader with many years of experience. She gently guides the healing process to help people come to terms with their feelings of sadness and loss. No fee, but all donations are gratefully accepted to help Bide-A-Wee provide for the animals in our care until we place them in loving homes. To register call Joan Stoppa in the Bide-A-Wee Wantagh Outreach Office 785-4199, ext. #1. The group sessions meet the first and third Saturdays of every month, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

First Stroke Survivor Meeting

The first Stroke Survivors meeting will be held at St. Frances de Chantel Church. Meetings will continue to be held on the first Saturday of every month in room 10 of the schoolhouse. St. Frances is located at 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Stroke survivors, caregivers and anyone else interested in learning about strokes are invited to attend. These meetings are being conducted by the Hope 4 Stroke Foundation. 2 p.m. For more information call Pete at 804-8495.

Oh, What a Night

A musical cabaret performance of greatest hits. Musical show with 30 talented singers. Musical director Emmy Award-winner Kim Oler. Dance music by Jen Grabowski and Where’s Ringo? Popular and Broadway tunes. Set ups, soda, BYOB, snacks and chips, coffee and cake. Night club-style seating. 8 p.m. at Temple B’Nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh. Tickets $20 per person. Reservations or at the door. Call 946-7207. No children under 10.

Public Forum – Lighthouse Development

Nassau County Legislator Dave Mejias will be hosting a public forum regarding the proposed redevelopment of the Nassau Coliseum and surrounding area. A presenter from the Lighthouse Development Group will be present to detail the proposed project as well as answer any questions. The meeting will be held at the Levittown Library at noon. For more information contact Legislator Dave Mejias at 571-6214.

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.

Sunday, June 7

Antiques, Collectibles, Handcrafts Flea Market

Sponsored by the Bellmore Lions Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bellmore LIRR station at Bedford Ave. and Sunrise Hwy., Bellmore. Also on June 21. To be a vendor call 785-0222.

Upcoming Events

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 20 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 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.

•Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be hosting “Crocodile Dock” Vacation Bible School this year. It will run from Aug. 17 through Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4p.m. All children from age 3 through 5th grade are welcome. So don’t miss out on all the fun this summer. For information call 731-7387.

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.

K of C Gold Party

The Knights of Columbus Holy Innocents Council Columbiettes is hosting an event on June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Turn your old or broken gold jewelry into cash. Appetizers and cash bar. Free admission. To reserve a seat or for further information call Donna at 342-1513 or Maureen at 731-0090.

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 For further information call the center 679-4641.

Levittown Memorial H.S. Class of 1979 30th Reunion

Will be held Friday, June 26 at the Knights Of Columbus in Seaford. For info, contact George O’Malley 537-3883 or

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

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. At the end of each week, a special presentation will be held for friends and family about what the students learned. 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 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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