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Comedy Show
Friday, September 28

Senior/Boomer Fair
Saturday, September 29

St. Margaret’s Fall Festival And Flea Market
Saturday, September 29


Friday, September 28

Comedy Show

The Eve Foundation, a not for profit foundation dedicated to breaking the chains of domestic violence, is sponsoring a comedy night show at the Colonial Springs Golf Club, 1 Long Island Ave., East Farmingdale. This fun filled evening costs just $20 plus a $12 food and drink minimum. This fundraiser will help provide funds for various programs that help in the fight to combat domestic violence on Long Island. For more information call Jay at 516-244-0829.

Long Island Fair

The Long Island Fair begins Thursday, Sept. 27 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Corn husking contests, farm animals, games, crafts, vegetables, flower sales, and more. Visit www.lifair.org or call 516-572-8416 for more information. Fair runs through Sunday, Sept. 30.


Saturday, September 29

Senior/Boomer Fair

Next Chapter 2012: Senior/Boomer Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First come, first served. A free conference with experts offering ideas, information, and tips for living a fun, healthy, and exciting life at any age. Also offering exercise classes, workshops, and more. For more information e-mail the Farmingdale Public Library reference desk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fit And Healthy Mamas 5k Run/Walk

The Fit and Healthy Mamas 5k Run/Walk will be held at 7 a.m. at Eisenhower Park, Field 4, in East Meadow. For runners of all ages and all abilities. Visit: http://fitand healthyny.com or call 646-704-4300 for more information.

St. Margaret’s Fall Festival And Flea Market

Quality vendors, seasonal plants and decor, food, baked goods, handcrafts, raffle baskets, community raffles and grand prizes. Family fun and something for everyone. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. Rain date: Sept. 30. For more information call 516-692-5268 or visit: www.stmargaretepiscopal.com.


Sunday, September 30

Country-Western Party

A Country-Western party will be hosted by the Nassau & Queens Chapters, of the Order of the Eastern Star on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. The party will be held in the Parish Hall of the Church of St Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh. The facility is completely accessible. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children under 16, and includes food, beverages, music and line dancing lessons. For more information call Cathy at 718-849-0952. No tickets will be sold at the door.


Monday, October 1

Free Veterinary Lecture

Long Island Cat Fanciers, Inc. will be hosting a free veterinary lecture at Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury at 7:45 p.m. Topic is Homeopathic and Chiropractic and Medical Care for Cats and Dogs. Guest Speaker is Dr. Alberto Gil. Free refreshments. For more information, call 631-277-3844.


Tuesday, October 2

Farmingdale Chapter of Homemakers Meeting

The Farmingdale Chapter of Homemakers Council of Nassau County will hold their regular meeting at Ellsworth Allen Town Park, Motor Ave., in Farmingdale at 10 a.m. The program topic will be “Happy October”. Join for the program and refreshments, new members welcome. Call Barbara at 516-249-0976 for more information.

Long Island United: Saving Lives—Call To Action

Long Island residents of all ages are welcome to join a collective community dialogue focused on solutions and actions involving addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery at the Melville Marriott, 1350 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by NorthShore-LIJ. Cost is $75 for a full day and $50 for a half day. Group and medical student discounts available. Register today. Registration form available at www.asapnys.org or call 518-426-3122. Sessions pending approval for CME, NASW and CASAC credit. For more information, call Janet Braga at 518-426-3122 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, October 4

Columbus Day Fair

The Farmingdale Columbus Day fair will be held from Oct. 4 through Oct. 8 on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.


Saturday, October 6

Animal Rescue Fundraiser

New Hyde Park Petco is teaming up with Rescue Ink and Sarant Cadillac in Farmingdale, for an animal rescue fundraising event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fundraiser is for the homeless animals at Long Beach Animal Shelter. Raffles, prizes and Rescue Ink apparel will be available for your donation. Come see some of the animals available for adoption. Sarant Cadillac is located at 4339 Hempstead Turnpike, Farmingdale at Route 135.

Magic Show

Performed by John Reid of Tricky Business Magic Shop, East Meadow. Hosted by Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Raffles and light refreshments. Adults $10/children 4 through 10 years old $5/children 3 and under are free. Family maximum is $25. To make reservations, or for more information, call 785­1829 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Checks should be made payable to WMCC­BOCO (put magic show on memo line) and can be mailed to the church.

The 9th Annual Walk To Remember

In recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Team will host the 9th Annual Walk to Remember. The walk begins at 9 a.m. at Field 5 of Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. The day includes a light breakfast, a candlelight memorial service, and an opportunity for parents to create a memory page for inclusion in Winthrop’s Memory Scrap Book. Any individuals who wish to create a memory page are asked to bring it with them the day of the walk. A donation of $15 per person is requested by Sept. 28. Children under 12 may participate for free. All proceeds benefit Winthrop’s Perinatal Bereavement Team. For more information or to make a donation, call Eileen Magri, RN, MSN at 516-663-2984 or by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Skin Cancer Fundraiser And Dinner

The Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign invites you to join the Stomp Out Melanoma fundraiser taking place at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh, 3232 Railroad Ave., from 5 to 9 p.m. Live music by ‘Nonstop to Cairo’, plus DJ, raffles, and games. Cost: pre-registered $55 for adults/$25 for anyone under 21. At the door $60 for adults/$30 for anyone under 21. Register at ccmac.org.


Sunday, October 7

Blessing of the Animals

St. Thomas Church at 298 Conklin Street in Farmingdale will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony at 10 a.m. All are welcome with their pets. Service will be held in the parish hall. Call 516-752-9254 for information.

North Shore Land Alliance Fall Walk

Join North Shore Land Alliance and Naturalist Peter Martin for an early fall stroll at Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve in Merrick at 2 p.m. Experience the wonder of early autumn foliage and fall migrating birds with Peter at this magnificent 52-acre former landfill. Bring the kids. The program is free. Registration is encouraged. To register and for directions please contact North Shore Land Alliance at 516-626-0908 or visit: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, October 12

Evening With Medium Josephine Ghiringhelli

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Wantagh Fire Department present an evening with renowned psychic medium Josephine Ghiringhelli from WMJC Radio 94.3. Show begins at 8 p.m. at the Wantagh Fire Department Station 1, 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and includes coffee, tea, soda, and dessert served before and after the show. Advance sales only. Contact Maryellen at 516-804-6041 or Nancy at 516-783-4231 for more information.


Saturday, October 13

Kids Fall Festival

The New Life Assembly of God at 816 Main Street in Farmingdale will hold a fall festival for kids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Kids from ages four to 11 will receive free pumpkins (first 75 children in attendance). Games, prizes, hot dogs, and hot chocolate will be available. Illusionist performance for the kids. Call 516-694-3883 for more information.

Yard Sale

The Wantagh Preservation Society will be holding a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Oct. 14). Vendors are needed. Cost is $35 for a space that includes car. New and used crafts and collectables may be sold. For application or more information, call 516-785-0761 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Monday, October 15

Asperger’s Syndrome Conference

“Asperger’s Syndrome: Strategies for Effective Intervention” presented by Tony Attwood, Ph.D. From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Melville Marriott, 1350 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville. For details and registration information visit: www.mksalomon.com.


Saturday, October 20

Autism Fundraiser

The families of the Brookville Center for Children’s Services Children’s Residential Program, invite you to the First Autism Fundraiser at The Nutty Irishman, 323 Main St., Farmingdale from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $30 which includes food and a live band. Cash bar. Please make checks payable to: Attention: Rose Bauer, Brookville Center for Children’s Services Children’s Residential Program, 28 Sea Spray Drive, Lido Beach, NY 11561. If you are unable to attend, a donation would be greatly appreciated. Donations can only be made online at www.BrookvilleCenter.org. For more information, call 516-442-1516.

Fall Fair

The Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., will host a fall fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will be held in Seaman Hall (the white building next to the church) and on the front lawn, with lots of vendors and a pumpkin patch. The pumpkins will be on sale from Oct. 13 to Oct. 31. Admission and parking are free. For more information call 516-785-1829 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or vendor application.


Saturday, October 27

Hospice Care Network’s Crystal Ball Gala

“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org.


Sunday, October 28

Brain Cancer Run/Walk

The 2nd Annual Run For Rob: Voices Against Brain Cancer 5K run/walk in memory of Dr. Robert Bernstein will be held at Bethpage State Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Adult entry $25/kids entry $15. Register online at http://voicesinmotion.org/runforrob/ or call 212-340-1340.


Saturday, November 10

CCAN’s Gala Event

The Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN) will host the 9th Annual “Celebration of Life” Gala on Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The evening includes a cocktail hour, dinner, open bar, coffee and cake, music, dancing, 50/50 raffles, and raffle prizes. The gala will be held at The Sterling, 345 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage. Attendance is $95 per person or $875 for a table of ten. To register or for more information visit: www.carcinoidawareness.org.


Friday, December 7

Doo-Wop Fundraiser

An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.


Upcoming Events

Village Of Farmingdale Board Of Trustees

Meetings held at the village hall:

•Oct. 1: 7 p.m. work session. 8 p.m. BOT meeting with counsel.

•Oct. 8: No meeting/Columbus Day.

•Oct. 15: 7 p.m. work session with counsel.

•Oct. 22: 7 p.m. work session.

•Oct. 29: 7 p.m. work session.

St. Thomas’ Fellowship Café

An outreach program that is open to everyone no matter what age who would like to have a good meal and get together with other people in the community. There is no charge for this and it is open the last Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 298 Conklin St., Farmingdale. At the end of every café take home meals are offered. Sponsored by Episcopal Charities of Long Island and St. Thomas’ Church. Call 516-752-9254. Schedule: Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 29.

Harvest Craft Fair Vendors Needed

Vendors are needed for the Harvest Craft Fair at Grace Lutheran Church, 1294 Bellmore Ave., North Bellmore. The fair is being held on November 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and its $45 per table. Craft vendors only. For an application call 516-785-5029 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Holiday Craft Fair Vendors Wanted

The Friends of the Farmingdale Library are seeking crafters and flea market vendors for their Holiday Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Table space is $40 and may be reserved by calling either 516-454-6813 or 516-244-0829. Space is limited.

Vendors Wanted

The Friends of the Farmingdale Public Library are seeking craft vendors for their Pre-Holiday Fair to be held on Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Table space is $40, and may be reserved by calling either 516-454-6813 or 516-244-0829. Space is limited, so reserve early.

Vendors Wanted

Vendors wanted for the Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh located at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue for the Holiday Shopping Flea Market fundraiser on Sunday, November 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sell your merchandise or promote your business to shoppers from the South Shore of Nassau County. Rain or shine. For information call Ben at 516-221-2370 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Ongoing Events

Twin County Chorus

Ladies, do you love to sing? Then we’ve got a place for you. Join Twin County Chorus in the joys of a cappella harmony. We rehearse every Thursday evening in Levittown from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Call Bobbi at 516-798-4325 or Susan at 516-729-8323 for more information. Or visit our website: www.twincounty.org.

Dance Classes

Learn the art of social and ballroom dancing with professional dance instructors. Singles and couples welcome. Beginners and advanced. At Kismet, 18 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. Fridays from noon to 3:30 p.m. Lesson is $10. Social dancing takes place at 12:30 p.m. Chicken, salads, bagels, cream cheese, and pastries. DJ, singles and couples areas, singles introduced, dance hosts, large dance floor. A donation of $14 includes group lesson. Dates: Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26. For more information call 718-332-7825 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution. 

 

In Farmingdale, school district officials have been vigilant in their efforts to combat the virus. 


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


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