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Walls of Honor Dedication at Veteran’s Plaza: Saturday, June 27

Bingo for Kids and Families: Tuesday, June 30

Kones for Kids: Monday, July 6

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.

Walls of Honor Dedication at Veteran’s Plaza

The Nassau County Veterans Monument Fund, Inc., will be dedicating the 300 new names on the Walls of Honor at Veteran’s Plaza in Eisenhower Park at 10 a.m. The event will take place rain or shine.


Monday, June 29

Blood Drive

Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt (East Meadow) in conjunction with Long Island Blood Services, will be sponsoring a blood drive from 2:30 to 8 p.m. at North Bellmore American Legion Post #1749, 1298 Newbridge Rd., N. Bellmore. Donors must have a valid ID, weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 16 years of age (16 year olds need parental consent and those 76 years of age and older need a doctor’s note), eat well, be hydrated prior to appointment and not have gotten a tattoo within past 12 months (unless applied in New Jersey). Call 1-800-688-0900 for further questions regarding medical eligibility. Those who wish to donate blood are asked to call Assemblyman McKevitt’s office 739-5119 to schedule an appointment. There will be great raffle prizes from local vendors including: Gino’s Pizzeria, Café Baci, Iavarone Brothers, Piccolo’s Restaurant and the New York Islanders. Starbucks Coffee will be providing free coffee all day.


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.


Saturday, July 4

Chicken BBQ

The Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, will be holding its annual July 4 Chicken BBQ 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 and leave a message and your call will be returned. The food is great and there will be games for the kids.


Sunday, July 5

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 19.


Monday, July 6

Kones for Kids

Help Levittown Kiwanis send a kid to Kamp Kiwanis. Kones for Kids will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maraschino’s Ice Cream Store, East Village Green, Jerusalem Ave. There will be guest scoopers. Maraschino’s will donate a percentage of sales to Levittown Kiwanis Kamp program.


Thursday, July 9

Fibromyalgia Support Group

A support group for people with fibromyalgia, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, will meet at 1 p.m. at the Island Trees Library, 38 Farmedge Rd., Levittown. The topic will be “Healing Options for Chronic Pain” with Dr. Nyree Abdool . The meeting is open to the public and offered free of charge. Call 631-427-8272.
Public Comment Session on ITHS Lead Contamination Cleanup
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, in conjunction with the NYS Department of Health and the Nassau County Department of Health will hold two public availability sessions to present the preferred remedy for the cleanup of remaining lead contaminated soils at Island Trees High School. The public availability sessions are scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. in the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School gymnasium. 101 Owl Pl., Levittown.

LI Crisis Center 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 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 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.


Saturday, July 11

Free Mammograms/Cervical Exams

To uninsured women over the age of 40 provided by the Cancer Screening Partnership at Nassau University Medical Center. Free take-home test for colorectal cancer for women 50 and over and their partners will be distributed. These services are offered in conjunction with NUMC, North Shore/LIJ Health System, Planned Parenthood, South Nassau Communities Hospital and others, starting at 8:30 a.m. at NUMC, 2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Appointments are necessary. Only a form of identification with photograph is necessary. Call 572-3300 for appointment and exact location of screening exams. Also on Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12.

Lazy Days of Summer Picnic

The 12th Annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic will be held by the Levittown Community Council 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 local area to sponsor activities. Call Louise or Mauro Cassano 735-5901 for information. Exhibits limited to Levittown Community Council organization members only.


Upcoming Events

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 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be inflatables, vendors, pony rides, free magic show and interactive performance by Darlene Graham. 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.

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 27: TD Bank “Celebrate America” Show and Fireworks
•June 28: Turkish American Night
•June 29: Russian American Night
•July 3: North Shore Pops
•July 5: Greek American Night

Defensive Driving

Sponsored by the Community Center of Plainview-Old Bethpage. State approved for insurance and point reduction. Sponsored by N.Y.S.P. July 16 and 23 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.

Local 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.

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.

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