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Columbus Day Carnival

Thursday, October 10

Parade

Sunday, October 13

Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 16


Thursday, October 10

Columbus Day Carnival

The annual Columbus Day carnival, Main Street street fair, parade, and fireworks will be held from Oct. 10 through Oct. 13. Visit www.farmingdalevillage.com for information.


Sunday, October 13

Parade

The annual Columbus Day Parade will be held down Main Street on Oct. 13, stepping off at 5 p.m. Visit www.farmingdalevillage.com for information.


Wednesday, October 16

Halloween Party

Annual Haunted Halloween party on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at Tackapausha Museum. Enjoy animal presentations, crafts, games. Costumes are encouraged. Call 516-571-7443 for information.


Thursday, October 17

Marching Band Competition

The Farmingdale High School Marching Band will compete in the annual Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.


Friday, October 18

Homecoming

Farmingdale High School will celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 18 beginning with a pep rally at 5 p.m. The football game versus Valley Stream Central will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 150 Lincoln Street. Call 516-752-6600 for information.


Saturday, October 19

Special Olympics Softball Tournament

The Special Olympics of New York will hold the Long Island Softball Tournament on Oct. 19 at the East Meadow Softball Complex. Participant registration due before Oct. 11. Volunteers needed. Visit www.nyso.org for information.

Concert Festival

First annual music festival at Eisenhower Park on Oct. 19. Free and open to public. This year featuring Gloria Gaynor and many top local talent. Call 516-572-0200 for information.

Mounted Cowboy Shooting Match

Step back into the later 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19. Call 516-572-8400 for information.

Haunted Halloween Celebration

Haunted Halloween at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19-20, 26-27. Includes a monster scavenger hunt, tales from the grave digger, pumpkin carving demonstrations, tarot card readings, broom making for witches, and more. Call 516-572-8400 for information.


Tuesday, October 22

Golf Classic

County’s 2nd Annual Fall Golf Classic at Eisenhower Park. Participants treated to giveaways, prizes, raffles, and a catered lunch. Registration began on June 1. Call 516-572-0328 for information.


Thursday, November 21

Community Summit Meeting

The Community Summit meeting will be held on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library.

News

Bring your four-legged friends—in costume if they’d like—to roam Old Westbury Gardens during ‘Dog Days.’ Twice a year canines are welcome to accompany their (leashed) humans around the grounds of the mansion, and this is Fido’s last shot until spring. On Sunday, enjoy exhibits from rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. A dog costume contest and parade takes place at 3 p.m. All activities included with admission: $8, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. At 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel: 516-333-0048.


Mentorship is one of those goals rotary clubs strive for, particularly when it comes to grooming future community business leaders. Nowhere was this more important than when the most recent Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary meeting’s guests were Stanley Pelech, director of Integrated Academic and Technical studies and Jodi Haniquet, advisor of the Farmingdale High School (FHS) Interact club. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people. The Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary is the sponsor of the 75-plus student strong high school club. Advisor Jodi Haniquet reported to Rotary club members what  fundraising events the Interact Club will participate in for the 2015 school year. The service group will once again team with FHS student government in a food drive – donations collected for Island Harvest pantries. They will also participate in Ronald McDonald house dinner program – cooking and serving meals on the premises in New Hyde Park for the many families staying at the residence while their seriously ill children receive treatment at nearby hospitals.


Sports

The Farmingdale State College Women’s Volleyball team earned a three-set victory of York in a non-conference match on Oct. 8. 

 

Tied 4-4 in the opening set, Farmingdale State freshman defensive specialist Gina Giacalone served for 14 consecutive points to extend the advantage 18-4. The Rams cruised to a 25-8 victory in the first set. 

Farmingdale team wins annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Race

On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Farmingdale-based Runner’s Edge team earned first place overall in the 29th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The team, representing the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store located at 242 Main St. in Farmingdale, consisted of Boyd Carrington, Andrew Coelho, Nick Pampena, Tim Lee, Shawn Anderson, Ryan Healy, Kevin Galante, and Brandon Abasolo. It completed the 50-mile course from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 58 seconds. The runners won by a margin of more than 10 minutes over the runner-up team from the Sayville & Smithtown Running Company, with much of the difference supplied by the strong Leg 2 performance by Andrew Coelho. Runner’s Edge Teams also took second place honors in the Mixed Open and Men’s Masters Divisions of the Relay. The Relay was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Built to Give You More”), with new Race Directors Glen Wolther and Keith Montgomery managing the event for the host Greater Long Island Running Club.


Calendar

Women's Club of Farmingdale - October 16

Board of Trustees Work Session - October 20

Jack O'Lantern Extravaganza - November 2


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com