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Island Trees Board of Ed Meeting: Wednesday, June 24

Levittown Memorial H.S. Class of 1979 30th Reunion: Satuday, June 27

Midshore Mother’s Center Summer Fun 2009: Tuesday, June 30

Saturday, June 20

Defensive Driving

Sponsored by the Community Center of Plainview-Old Bethpage. State approved for insurance and point reduction. Sponsored by N.Y.S.P. 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.

Holy Grounds Coffee House

At the Hicksville United Methodist Church, Old Country Rd. and Division Ave. Featuring live Christian music performed by Servants of the Shepherd. Free refreshments. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. Suggested donation $5 at the door. For more info. visit www.holy-grounds.com or call 931-2626.

Seaford Summer Festival

Free Arts and Crafts Festival on June 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Seaford Railroad Station, Sunrise Hwy., Seaford. Presented by the Seaford Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place outdoors and will feature arts and crafts exhibitors, gift items, food and more. Come browse and shop the fine selection of merchandise. Free admission. Free parking. Call Showtiques 631-724-5966. Rain or shine.

Bowling Fundraiser

The Eve Eskin Brown Foundation is hosting a bowling fundraiser at Levittown South Lanes at 7 p.m. A $30 donation includes three games of bowling under the direction of an emcee, shoes, a hot and cold buffet, coffee and cake. Raffles will be sold to help ensure that most everyone goes home with a wonderful gift. Corporate sponsorship of lanes is once again available at the cost of $150 per lane. These sponsorships will be recognized through the use of overhead monitors as well as a prominently displayed list of all participating companies. Companies that donate goods or services for our raffles will also be recognized. All sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. For more information contact Jay Eskin at 293-1457.


Sunday, June 21

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. To be a vendor call 785-0222. Also on July 5 and July 19.


Tuesday, June 23

Avon Breast Cancer Fundraiser

The fundraiser will be held at Creative Corner, 305 Bedford Ave., Bellmore Village 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $10 and the cost of the project you select. There will be some snacks and drink and plenty of raffles. Come for for a night of fun and help eradicate this dreaded disease. Any questions please call Marilyn at 603-7053. To learn more about the Avon Breast Cancer walk visit http://walk.avonfoundation.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage.

Wednesday, June 24

Island Trees Board of Ed

Meeting at 8 p.m. in the General Purpose Room of the Geneva N. Gallow School, 74 Farmedge Rd., Levittown. Call 520-2100.

Multi-Chamber Speed Networking Event

Join multiple area chambers from 6 to 9 p.m. at Antons Catering Hall, 244 West Old Country Rd., Hicksville. Hosted by the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce. Fee: $20 members and friends of members of participating chambers; $30 nonmembers. Three hours of solid networking. Meet and promote your business to other business professionals. Light food will be served and a cash bar will be available. Visit www.HicksvilleChamber.com for more details.


Thursday, June 25

Annual Bowl-a-Thon

The 4th Annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser benefiting the programs of Easter Seals New York and hosted by the Century 21 Laffey Associates. Get ready for all-inclusive events for kids and adults alike: video game challenges, a chance to win great prizes like a 22” LCD Flat Screen TV, and the bowling extravaganza. 3 to 9 p.m. at Dave and Busters of Westbury. Help create a brighter tomorrow for all the children and adults who receive Easter Seals services. Visit www.laffey.com and click on the Bowl-a-Thon banner for more information.

Twin County Chorus

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


Saturday, June 27

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

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


Tuesday, June 30

Bingo For Kids/Families

On Tuesday evenings you can fun with your family at a special bingo designed just for kids. At Temple Beth-El of Bellmore, 1373 Bellmore Rd., N. Bellmore, you can play bingo for prizes (not cash) on June 30, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per player. An adult must accompany the children. Adult play is optional. Bring a marker or purchase one at the event. The snack bar will be open at 6 p.m. and will serve a variety of reasonably priced items. No food can be brought with you into the temple because strict kosher food laws are observed.

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. Registration is now being taken for the summer Mommy and Me program. This is a weekly outdoor program for preschoolers at least eighteen months old, accompanied by a parent, which includes free play, snack and story time, crafts and music. The six-week session begins today.


Thursday, July 2

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 www.guardianbrain.org. Also on Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 14, Nov. 5, Dec. 3.


Upcoming Events

Calling All Bands

Levittown Community Council has put out a call for bands to audition to perform at the 12th Annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic on July 11. The event is held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Village Green in Levittown. Lazy Days of Summer is a family event and all bands that audition will be considered to perform, but selection of the bands rests with the Levittown Community Council Board of Directors, whose decision is final. The opportunity is open to school, community and private bands. All bands must audition or send a CD of their music with complete contact information to Levittown Community Council, PO Box 294, Levittown, NY 11756 no later than June 20. To schedule an audition or for additional information, call Anita 796-9426 or Ginny 796-0099.

Chicken BBQ

The Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, will be holding its annual July 4 Chicken BBQ on July 4 at noon on the lawn behind the church. Fixings include: potato salad, coleslaw, potato chips, cranberry sauce, rolls, etc., and all sorts of desserts. The price is $12 for a quarter of a chicken and $14 for a half of a chicken. For tickets or info call 785-1829. After June 24 leave a message and your call will be returned. The food is great and there will be games for the kids.

Free Concerts/International Nights

At the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. All Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated:
•June 21: Punjabi American Night
•June 22: Italian American Night
•June 26: Swingtime Big Band
•June 27: TD Bank “Celebrate America” Show and Fireworks
•June 28: Turkish American Night

At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Located at 3434 Hempstead Tpke. The following events are offered:
• Kidsfest ’09, a fun-filled day for families on June 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inflatables, craft vendors, refreshments, pony rides, Hannah Montana Karaoke Contest and Guitar Hero Contest with prizes. Registration with parent for contests at 10 a.m. Free puppet, magician and interactive shows. Spiderbytes from Dayjams will be performing. Vendors selling children-related products only are needed. 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.

Marines/Families Golf Outing

The 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines Association will host its third Annual Golf Outing at Eisenhower Park on Aug. 3 to raise funds for the support of local Marine Reservists and their families. Play will take place on the Red and White Courses with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Check in begins at 10 a.m., followed by a barbeque lunch. Play will be followed by a buffet dinner at the Carltun. Proceeds will help the nonprofit organization provide comfort and support to family members of deployed Marines; care packages for those on the frontlines of the War on Terror; and if need be, funds will be used to assist wounded Marines or provide for the survivors of any killed in the line of duty. There are several openings available for foursomes. To register for the event, or learn how you can help, visit the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines Association online at www.225marines.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and donations of merchandise for raffle will be greatly appreciated. Call 718-309-3986 for more information.

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. 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.

Vacation Bible School

The Hicksville United Methodist Church, 130 W. Old Country Rd., Hicksville, invites children to go to the edge this summer at Camp E.D.G.E. (Experience and Discover God Everywhere). This extreme adventure camp takes kids on exciting Bible treks. The fun begins July 27 and ends July 31 from 9 a.m. to noon. To be a part of the experience call Jennifer Eichenauer 931-2626. Check out the booth at the Hicksville Street Fair on July 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

LICC Seeks Volunteers

Long Island Crisis Center (LICC), 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 and the hours are flexible to fit an individual’s needs. All counselors must begin with orientation training. The free comprehensive orientation training program takes place over three evenings in LICC’s office in Bellmore. The next training sessions will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on July 9, 16 and 23. Call to schedule an interview. Make a difference in someone’s life.

Lazy Days of Summer Picnic

The 12th Annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic will be held by the Levittown Community Council on July 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jerusalem Avenue Park and Pool, East Village Green, Jerusalem Ave. No admission fee. Free day of family entertainment. Music and entertainment, face painting, caricature artist, games for all ages, pony rides and petting zoo. Open to all residents of Levittown and Island Trees communities. Call Ginny Isola 796-0099 or Anita Thompson 796-9426. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses in the area to sponsor activities. Call Louise or Mauro Cassano 735-5901 for information. Exhibits limited to Levittown Community Council organization members only.

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 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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