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Light the Night
Sunday, December 11

Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 11

Levittown Fire Commissioner Election
Tuesday, December 13


Saturday, December 10

Annie Get Your Gun

Based on real-life sharp shooter, Annie Oakley, born Phoebe Anne Moses in Ohio 1860, she performed with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. According to Newsday, on July 3, 1922, 62 year old, Annie Oakley gave her final shooting exhibition at the Mineola Race Track. Annie and her husband, Frank Butler rented a house in Amityville in the 1920s. Includes the classic Irving Berlin songs There’s No Business Like Show Business, Anything You Can Do and They Say It’s Wonderful. Performances Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 at 2 p.m., Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave. and Oakfield, Wantagh. Presented by the TBT Junior Players. Tickets are $15 adults; $10 for senior citizens and children. Tickets are $15 adults; $10 for senior citizens and children. Performances are at Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield, Wantagh. To purchase single and group tickets call the ticket hotline 557-6288. No steps and convenient free parking.


Sunday, December 11

Light the Night

An Island Trees community event. Together illuminate the community to celebrate pride and unity. Walk the beauty of your neighborhood and meet at Island Trees Memorial Middle School at 6 p.m. to enjoy free cookies and cocoa in celebration of Light the Night. 5 p.m. If you would like to purchase kits write name, number of kits, along with $10 cash and send it to IT Memorial Middle. Include phone number so pick-up can be arranged. You can also go to IT Memorial Middle school on Dec.11 from 1 to 3 p.m. to buy the light kits. All proceeds go to the purchasing of a new electronic sign to be placed at the ITMMS. Any questions: email: islandtrees councilofptas@gmail.com or call Jen 520-7850. Rain date Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. Second rain date Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

Holiday Open House

The Wantagh Preservation Society will be hosting a “Holiday Open House” from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Museum, 1700 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Light refreshments will be served. For more info call Tom 781-2108.


Tuesday, December 13

Levittown Fire Commissioner Election

The Levittown Fire District will be holding elections for fire commissioner. The polls will be located at the Gardiners Avenue Firehouse, just north of the Levittown Post Office, from 4 to 9 p.m. Registered voters of the Levittown Fire District are eligible to vote for fire commissioner; it’s not just for firefighters. This is a non-salary position. There are five commissioners and each year one completes a five-year term. Joel Bearman seeks re-election. Matt Weinick and Andrew Booth are seeking election.


Thursday, December 15

NAMI LI Regional Council

Meeting at 7 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., Lecture Room (lower level). Call 694-7327. The meeting is free. Program: The Effects of Incarceration on Families with Barbara Allen, the Justice Project.


Friday, December 16

Massapequa/Hicksville Singles

Meet at the VFW Hall, 320 S Broadway, Hicksville, every Friday for social dancing from noon to 3 p.m. Include bagels, tuna fish, coffee, tea, pastries. Professional Ballroom DJ; professional dance lesson. $14 donation. With or without a partner. Dance hosts. Call 718-332-7825 or email Dancezee@aol.com. Also on Dec. 23.


Sunday, December 17

Trees of Love Lighting Ceremony

Last Hope Animal Rescue will be continuing a holiday tradition at the new shelter, the Last Hope Adoption Center, 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh, from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served after the illumination ceremony. Previous to the lighting of the three decorated trees, participants purchase ribbons for $10 each. Red ribbons honor living pets and silver ribbons memorialize late pets. Pet’s names are written on the ribbons. A third tree is decorated in silver ribbons too, but these are to remember the countless discarded pets throughout the country euthanized each year at overcrowded shelters. Supporters can also purchase these symbolic ribbons. All “Trees of Love” proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats plus our community outreach programs such as Fix-A-Feral. For more information, or for a form to purchase ribbons in advance, visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. To participate send name, address, telephone number, pet’s name, dog/cat/other, R-remember, H-honor, amount to Last Hope, Inc., PO Box 7025, Wantagh, NY 11793, by Dec. 15. You can come to the ceremony with information filled out or mail the names after Dec. 15 and Last Hope will try to make ribbons for these names too.

A Christmas Carol

Among the holiday tidings and seasonal traditions in Hempstead Town are the Annual Children’s Shows presented by the Department of Parks and Recreation. A Christmas Carol will be held at 1 p.m. at Levittown Hall, Levittown Pky., Hicksville. A Christmas Carol is the time honored holiday classic penned by Charles Dickens and performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 292-9000, ext. 382.


Sunday, December 18

Jewish War Veterans Breakfast Meeting

East Meadow – Levittown Post #709 will meet at 9 a.m. at Levittown Hall, Levittown Pky., Hicksville. New members welcome. Call 796-4416.


Upcoming Events

Christmas Eve Dinner for Families in Need

United Skates of America, a roller skating rink, is once again leading the way for small business owners and managers to come together this holiday season for the good of the LI community. United Skates will be hosting the 5th annual dinner for families in need on Christmas Eve this year. Last year’s event was able to serve over 300 people. Business owners and managers are being asked to support the event by donating trays of food, coats, new toys, and helping to find volunteers to help with the event that evening. Event companies can bring down entertainment that evening and help decorate. United Skates is asking that businesses email or call with questions or to inform what their donation for the evening will be. If you a part of a school or organization that would be willing to host a drive for toys, coats, or toiletries, they will all go to great use. The event, which will be held on Dec. 24, can only come to life with the help of the entire community. Contact Lauren Fink 795-5474, ext. 12 or email: lfink@usa-skating.com.

Stroke Support Groups

Stroke Life Society is a community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All welcome. RSVP is requested but not required. For information and other locations and times, call Ben Thomas 398-4994. Go to www.strokelife.org.

•Every first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. in Room 12, St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.

•Every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh.

•Every second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Epilepsy Conference Room, Research Building Level C, 270-05 76th Ave., New Hyde Park.

•Every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.

•Every fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 106, St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford.



Ongoing Events

Support Our Troops Candy Drive

The Soldiers’ Angels Organization needs individually wrapped prepackaged from manufacturer items: hard candy, Life Savers, licorice, gum, jaw breakers, gum balls, mints, jelly beans, sunflower seeds, nuts, crackers, pretzels, Slim Jim beef jerky (beef only – no pork products), Trail Mix, dried fruit, granola bars, protein bars. No chocolate. Candy/snack donations may be dropped off at Levitstyle, 19 Jerusalem Ave., Levittown. For questions contact mwheeler@soldiersangels.org or call 406-9217 or you may ship candy directly to: Soldiers’ Angels, 112 Greenhill Rd., Ramseur, NC37316 (include contact information).

Wreath Sale

Engine Company Five of the Levittown Fire Department is hosting it’s 28th Annual Wreath sale. Sales will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in front of Levittown Fire Department Headquarters, 120 Gardiners Ave., Levittown, or call in your orders at 520-6125.


Weekly Events

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

•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.

•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, 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.

•Mid Nassau Jewish Retirement Club meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Emanuel 123 Merrick Ave., East Meadow. New members are welcome. Call Marty Fein 485-3171.

•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 Andrew Grieshaber 349-7801.

•Cub Scout Round Up. Parents of boys in first – fifth grades who are interested in joining the Cub Scouts at Temple B’nai Torah, Wantagh, should contact Jeff Cohen at 205-1589. The Cub Scouts are sponsored by the Brotherhood of Temple B’nai Torah. Meetings are on Thursdays in the Youth Lounge from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. For more information about the Cub Scout Pack go to our website at www.troop189ny.com.

•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.

•Bel Canto Chorale. Each year, the chorale performs two major concerts and a benefit concert. All soloists are selected from within the membership. All voices are invited to rehearsals on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Call 541-0726 or e-mailbelcantochorale1@aol.com.


Monthly Events

•Levittown Lions Club meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Domenico’s Restaurant. Call Tom Di Iorio at 242-2273 for more information.

•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.). Call 735-9060.

•Levittown Community Council. Levittown and Island Trees organizations and residents are invited to monthly meetings of the Levittown Community Council held at 7:30 p.m. at Levittown Memorial Education Center in the Panther Room on the fourth Monday except in July and August. Informational programs relevant to the community are presented and refreshments are served. Meetings are open to the general public. Membership in the council is for residents and organizations in the areas comprised by the Levittown and Island Trees school districts.

•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.

•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. Call 735-1724 for rentals.

•Levittown American Legion Post #1711 meets on the first and third Friday of each month at the Post Headquarters, 3123 North Jerusalem Rd., at 8 p.m. Any veterans residing in the area are encouraged to come and join the ranks to share the comradeship they had when serving as members of the Armed Forces.

•The Levittown Chapter of the Red Hat Society meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Levittown Library. Contact felinequeenjean@aol.com.

•Free Informational Lectures. Chiropractors Dr. Laraine Valenti and Dr. Michael Bernstein will hold free informational lectures in their office, 3000 Hempstead Tpke., Suite 304, on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration 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.

•Faith on Tap addresses 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 fourth 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.

•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. Call Chris 631-842-6734.

•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. Food is always served. There is no charge to attend and new members are always welcome. Call 731-7600 or 1esr@optonline.net.

•St. Bernard’s W/W Interfaith Organization Dance every fourth Friday at the Elks Club, Veterans Blvd., Massapequa, at 8 p.m. to midnight. $12. Call Chris 631-842-6734.

•Pet Loss Support Group for people who feel very sad about the loss or serious illness of their cat or dog. Group sessions meet the first and third Saturdays of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the conference room at Bideawee, 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh. Open to the public. No fee, but donations accepted to help Bide-A-Wee provide for the animals in its care until they are placed in loving homes. To register call Joan Stoppa 785-4199, ext. #1.

•East Meadow-Levittown JWV Post #709 meets every month except July and August, at 9 a.m. on the fourth Sunday at Levittown Hall, Levittown Pky., Hicksville. Breakfast is served and all new members are welcome. Call 933-9400.

•Korean War Veterans of NC Chapter #1 regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. on the third Monday of every month (except July and August) at American Legion Post #1711, 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., Levittown.  Call 334-1025. KWVA is seeking all who served in the US Armed Forces and UN Command during the Korean War between Sept. 3, 1945 to Jan 31, 1955 or Feb. 1, 1955 to the present. You did not have to have served in Korea to be a member.


Ongoing Programs

Levittown’s Brass and Percussion

A nonprofit organization that will teach kids, ages 8 to 88, to play an instrument and have fun parading, performing, competing and many social events. Free of charge. Beginners or experienced musicians welcome. Free transportation and instruments if needed. Have fun while learning music, discipline, responsibility, good self-esteem, team work, camaraderie and improve skills and motivation. Call Gary Jacobs 731-7819 or email Redcoat59@aol.com.

Cosmetology Program

Levittown Career and Technical Center at Abbey Ln. is offering the public salon services performed by students on Fridays from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pricing for a haircut, shampoo and style, and manicure is $3. Permanent waves and highlights ($20) and hair coloring services ($10) are also available by appointment only. Call Kurt Witkofski or Nancy Stine at 520-8330, ext. 670.

Child and Adult Food Program

All children in attendance will be offered the same meals at no separate charge, with no physical segregation of, or other discriminating against, any child because of race, color, age, national origin, sex or handicap. This applies to Teacher’s Pets Child Care Centers in Levittown and Plainview. Call 731-3263.

At the Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center

Located at 3710 Woodbine Ave., Wantagh. Call 785-2445 for information on the following:

•Adult Education led by Rabbi Alan Lavin. 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.

•Learning the Torah and Haftorah Trops on Mondays at 7 p.m. Instructor Rabbi Alan Lavin. This is a practical course for those who can read Hebrew to learn how to participate more easily at services and lead prayers. The course is open to all men and women.

•Beginners Hebrew course, sponsored by Hadassah, will be held at on Mondays at 7 p.m. Instructor Murray Zwerling. For those who would like to learn or improve their basic Hebrew reading.

•Introduction to Jewish Prayer on Mondays at 8:15 p.m. Text: To Pray as a Jew by Rabbi Haim Donnin. Instructor Rabbi Alan Lavin. The course is designed for those who would like to learn the history, meaning and structure of the siddur.

•Sisterhood Book Club – If you have an interest in reading, the Sisterhood Book Club is for you. Join other women to discuss interesting books. Call the synagogue office for more information about the Book Club and Sisterhood events.

Levittown Historical Society and Museum

The organization collects, preserves and educates history of Levittown. Holds seven yearly general meetings in the Community Room of the Levittown Library and maintains the museum located in the Levittown Memorial Education Center, Room 10, 150 Abbey Ln., Levittown. The museum contains history of Levittown, WWII memorabilia, artifacts from the Levitt houses, toys, furniture, clothing of the ‘40s and ‘50s, replicas of the Levitt kitchen and the Levitt ranch living room. Gift shop. Regular hours Wednesdays 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Fridays 7 to 9 p.m. Weekday tours by appointment. Call 516-735-9060. Website – Levittownhistoricalsociety.org.

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