Chicken BBQ at Wantagh Memorial Church: Saturday, July 4

Public Comment Session on ITHS Lead Contamination Cleanup: Thursday, July 9

Lazy Days of Summer Picnic: Saturday, July 11

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. Meet K-Joy’s Lucky the Duck. Maraschino’s will donate a percentage of sales to Levittown Kiwanis Kamp program.

Tuesday, July 7

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 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.

Island Trees Board of Ed

Reorganization meeting at 8 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office of the Geneva N. Gallow School, 74 Farmedge Rd., Levittown. Call 520-2100.

Thursday, July 9

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 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.

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.

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.

Thursday, July 16

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.

Upcoming Events

At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Located at 3434 Hempstead Tpke. The following events are offered:
•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:
•July 5: Greek American Night
•July 6: German American Night
•July 9: Movie Night: Paul Bart Mall Cop
•July 10: Best of Broadway
•July 11: Senior Pops
•July 12: Polish American Night
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 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.


Weekly Events

•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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
•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.

Monthly Events

•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.
•Adolescents with Lupus, a monthly peer group for adolescents (12 to 17 years) with Lupus. Meets on the third Monday of the month from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Lupus Alliance of LI/Queens, 2255 Centre Ave., Bellmore. Registration required. Call 783-3370 or 1-800-850-9000; Shirley Feig, CSW.
•Korean War Veterans of NC Chapter #1 regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. (1:30 p.m. during the winter months) at American Legion Post #1711, 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., Levittown. The chapter meets on the third Monday of every month (except July and August). Call 334-1025.
•Levittown Historical Society. If you are interested in helping collect memorabilia, photographs, appliances and furnishings from the early days of Levittown, come down for an interesting evening. All welcome. No admission charge. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Abbey Lane Elementary School, Gardiners Ave. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month (except July, Aug., Jan., Feb.). For more information call 822-7505.
•NC Mammography Unit will be at the Israel Community Center, 3235 Hempstead Tpke., from 9 am. to 2 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month except July and August. Call 731-2580 for registration.
•Faith on Tap. The object of “Faith on Tap” is to address concerns of people in their 20s and 30s on issues of faith and morals, which have an impact on the lives of individuals, families, local communities and society at large. 7 to 9 p.m. on the last Monday of the month at the Wantagh Inn, across the street from the Wantagh railroad station. Admission is free. Call 378-0665. Not held in December, May, June, July or August.
•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.
•East Meadow Lions meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the East Meadow Library. Call John Persich 334-3730.
•Lupus Support Group presented by the Lupus Foundation for significant others of lupus patients. Meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., LI/Queens Chapter, 1602 N. Bellmore Ave., N. Bellmore. Call 783-3370 or 1-800-850-9000.
•Performance Poets Association meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. at The Cup Café, Railroad Ave., Wantagh. Hosted by Cliff Bleidner and Irene Wright. $2 plus one purchase. Call 794-9826.
•NC Mothers of Twins Club, a caring support, education and resource for parents of multiples. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. at the Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., on the third Tuesday of each month with the exception of July and December. Call 616-3366 or visit
•Young Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 40 to 69 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 55h St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. For additional information call Sandy 996-6574.
•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.
•The LI Junior Chamber of Commerce regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 –; Julie Dekom, Membership Director; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP
•St. Bernard’s W/W Interfaith Organization general meeting at 8 to 11 p.m. at the Elks Club, 2612 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa. All are invited. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month. For further information contact Chris 631-842-6734.
•The Levittown South-North Wantagh Republican Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., Levittown. Food is always served. There is no charge to attend and new members are always welcome. Every meeting has an informative speaker or presentation. Call 731-7600 or
•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.
•Bethpage Masonic Lodge No. 975 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 8 p.m. at the Hicksville Masonic Temple, 18 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. Meetings are every second and fourth Friday. Call 731-2488.
•Bernard’s W/W Interfaith Organization Dance every fourth Friday at the Elks Club, Veterans Blvd., Massapequa, at 8 p.m. to midnight. $12. For further information contact call Chris 631-842-6734.
•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.
•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.


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