Breakfast With Santa:

Sunday, December 6

Tree Lighting/Entertainment:

Monday, December 7

Senior Seasonal Flu Vaccine:

Tuesday, December 15

Saturday, December 5

Holiday Fair

At the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact the church at 785-1829.

Wreath Sale

Engine Company #5 of the Levittown Fire Department will be holding its 20th Anniversary Holiday Wreath Sale, selling beautifully decorated 12-inch double-sided fresh wreaths for $13. They will be available in front of the Levittown Fire Department Headquarters on Gardiners Ave. or in front of Levittown Station #3 on Wantagh Ave. at the following dates and times: Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon; Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dec. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.; Dec. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Sunday, December 6 

Breakfast with Santa

Continental breakfast featuring a DJ, holiday singing and dancing, face painting, live entertainment, gifts for each child and a visit from Santa himself. 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the L.I. Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Uniondale. All proceeds benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County. Advance reservations required. Ticket price is $25 per person. Call 378-2000, ext. 651.

Monday, December 7

Tree Lighting/Entertainment

Bringing together community to kick off the holiday season, the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Holiday Tree Lighting at Veterans Memorial Park, Hempstead Tpke. and Shelter Ln. There will be entertainment by school and local community groups. Admission is free. Donations of unwrapped toys will benefit U. S. Marine Corps. Toys for Tots Program.

Nassau County Legislature

Will meet at 10 a.m., with committees meeting at 2 p.m. at 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola, in the legislative chambers. The public is welcome to attend. For further information, call 571-6285.

Wednesday, December 9

Island Trees Board of Ed

Work Session at 7 p.m. in the Board Room (Superintendent’s Office) of the Geneva N. Gallow School, 74 Farmedge Rd., Levittown. Call 520-2100.

Thursday, December 10

Psychic Night

The Long Island League to Abolish Cancer is hosting a Psychic Night at 6 or 7 p.m. at Domenico’s Restaurant, 3270A Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. Come for dinner and a night of fun and a psychic reading. Call Jane 692-2809 for more information and a reservation. Go to

Friday, December 11

The Melody Makers of LI

A chapter of L.I.F.E. (Lowrey is Fun and Easy) will have its monthly meeting at Maestro Music and Wellness Center, 160 Center Ln., at 5 p.m. After the business meeting, there will be music played by the members as well as refreshments. The group is in the process of planning its free concert to senior citizen members of the surrounding communities. Interested senior citizens will be able to see the dynamics of the Lowrey Wellness Program. There is no admission; all are welcome. For further information on the Lowrey Wellness Program contact: Anthony Cozzolino 917-327-8071 or

Catholic Golden Age

Chapter #180, Hicksville Levittown, for all seniors over 50. Meeting at noon at Levittown Hall, Levittown Pky. (off Old Country Rd.), Hicksville. Refreshments. New members are always welcome. Call 334-6725.

Saturday, December 12

Bel Canto Chorale

Celebrates the holiday season with its performance of “Joyous Winter Sounds” featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria and Buxtehude’s Magnificat, along with seasonal favorites. 8 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh. $15; $12 seniors and students. Call 541-0726. E-mail:

Christmas Concert

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 369 Green Ave., East Meadow, will host its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. The Holy Trinity Choir will sing Orthodox hymns and traditional carols for Christmas, concluding with a candle-lit sing-along. Refreshments will follow the concert. The concert and reception are free, but free-will offerings will be collected to support Emmaus House-Harlem. For more information, call 483-3649 or log

Tuesday, December 15

Senior Seasonal Flu Vaccination Program

Held by Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the NUMC auditorium. The NuHealth System seasonal influenza vaccination program is provided at no out-of-pocket expense for seniors 60 and older, who are urged to bring their Medicare card if they have one. Note that this program is for seasonal influenza only. H1N1 influenza (formerly known as Swine Flu) vaccine will not be offered at this program. Additional details on H1N1 will be provided in the coming weeks. Call 393-7453 for more information on the NuHealth System seasonal flu vaccination program.

Upcoming Events

At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 

Located at 3434 Hempstead Tpke. The following events are offered:
•The Pioneer Club is up and running every Wednesday at 6:15. The Pioneer Club is on the order of the Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts. It’s open to different age groups. For more information and/or an application contact 516-731-7387.
•Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair is being held on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be arts and crafts vendors, bake sale, granny’s attic, photos with Santa and refreshments. New to the fair this year will be Christmas trees and wreaths for sale. Something for everyone. Contact Annamarie 491-2192 for information.

Vendors Wanted

For the “Think Pink Expo.” All table fees will be donated to the South Nassau Communities Hospital Cancer Program. Email:

Ongoing Event

Chanukah Toy Drive

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El, 1373 Bellmore Rd., North Bellmore, is collecting new unwrapped toys, stuffed animals and books for children in need. The Chanukah toy drive runs through Dec. 8. Donations can be dropped off in the “Toy Box” in the temple’s rear lobby Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sunday morning between 9 a.m. and 11 a.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. 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.
•Business Networking International. Join the “All In” chapter of BNI 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.
•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). 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.
•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.
•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

•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.
•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. Free refreshments. Brief business meeting. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Levittown Library. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month (except July, Aug., Jan., Feb.). For more information call 735-9060 or go to
•Knights of Columbus Holy Innocents Council #3581 meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the council headquarters, 3581 Jeffries Rd., at 8 p.m. The newly renovated meeting hall is also available for party rentals. Call 735-1724 for rentals.
•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.
••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
•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.
•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.
•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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