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Taste of St. Lukes - January 25

Installation of Laity in Ministry - January 26

PTA Council - January 27 

Wednesday, January 22

Northside Family Reading Night

On Jan. 22, the Northside Elementary School will be holding Family Reading Night at the Farmingdale Public Library at 7 p.m. 

 

How To Successfully Start A Small Business 

On Jan. 22, Farmingdale State College’s Small Business Development Center will host a presentation on the basics of business. The event will be held from 9-11 a.m. inside the Campus Commons at 2350 Broadhollow Rd. Registration is $12. 

Thursday, January 23

Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale

On Jan. 23, the Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Allen Park, located at 45 Motor Ave., for a discussion on its two-phase plan for a 22-acre expansion to Allen Park. Several Town of Oyster Bay officials will attend the meeting to address what’s been done and what’s to come to the park. 

 

Community Summit Meeting

On Jan. 23, the Farmingdale Community Summit will meet at the Farmingdale Public Library at 7 p.m. 


Fire Commissioner Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Fire Commissioners will be held at 8 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale.  

 

FHS Junior Prom Meeting

Farmingdale High School parents and students will meet in the school’s auditorium/commons on Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. to discuss plans for the Junior Prom.

Saturday, January 25

Boys Basketball

On Jan. 25, the Dalers Varsity and J.V. Boys Basketball teams will be on-the-road for a 2:00 p.m. game against Syosset.

Taste of St. Luke’s

On Jan. 25, from 7-9:00 p.m., St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 145 Prospect Street in Farmingdale, invites you to sample some culinary delights at its Taste of St. Luke’s fair. Admission costs $20 per person, and includes appetizer, entree, dessert, coffee, tea, soda and a wine and beer tasting. There will also be raffle baskets and prizes for the chefs. 

Sunday, January 26

Installation Of Laity In Ministry 

On Jan. 26, The Farmingdale United Methodist Church will be inducting ministry leaders and officers of committees during its 9:30 a.m. services.  

 

Mid-Winter Beach Bash

On Jan. 26, the Living Faith Christian Church will host its mid-winter beach bash from 5-9:00 p.m., inside the church, located at 25 Hempstead Turnpike in Farmingdale. 

Monday, January 27

PTA Council Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Farmingdale School District’s PTA Council will be held at Howitt Middle School on Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.

 

Village Work Session

The Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will hold its next public work session on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale.  

Tuesday, January 28

Planning Board

The Farmingdale Village Planning Board will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale.  

Wednesday, January 29

SEPTA Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Schools’ Special Education Parent-Teacher Association will be held at Northside Elementary on Jan. 29, at 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, January 30

How to Write a Business Plan

On Jan. 30, Farmingdale State College’s Small Business Development Center will host a seminar on how to write a business plan. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m.-Noon inside the Campus Commons at 2350 Broadhollow Rd. Registration is $17 and pre-registration is required to attend. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Friday, January 31

Superintendent’s Conference Day

Farmingdale schools will be closed on Jan. 31, for students grades K-12. 

 

Hawaiian Luau

On Jan. 31, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 145 Prospect Street in Farmingdale, is throwing a Hawaiian Luau night from 7-10:00 p.m. inside Fellowship Hall. The event is open to all ages and includes a dinner buffet, dessert, beverages and professional Hawaiian Entertainment. Admission is $15 for adults, and $7 for children under 18-years-old. Children under 5 are free. 

Sunday, February 2

Souper Bowl of Caring

On Feb. 2, Farmingdale United Methodist Church will be participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring, a day when young people around the U.S. give love to neighbors in their community and all-around the world. FUMC youths will collect $1 bills and cans of soup after services on Sunday. 

 

Scout Sunday

On Feb. 2, St. Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church will hold a special mass at 9:30 a.m. to present local Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelo Cub Scouts with with religious emblem badges for those who have completed their emblem workbooks. 

All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Leaders and Adults in scouting are invited to attend, in uniform, for Scout Sunday. For more information, contact your Pack’s religious coordinator or St. Kilians Parish Cub Scout/Boy Scout Catholic Emblem Coordinator Jeanne Pawlowski at 516-694-9321.

February 6

Chamber Meeting 

The next general meeting of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will be held at noon on Feb. 6, at CaraCara Mexican Grille on Main Street. 

Sunday, February 9

Traditional Dragon Line Dancing

On Feb. 9, join the Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary from 4-8:00 p.m. as they bring in the Chinese New Year at the Lotus Garden, located at 345 Conklin Street. Admission is $45 per person, and covers appetizers, entrees, tea, soda and dessert. A Chinese Auction will also be held to celebrate the year of the horse. For more information contact Tina Diamond at 516-655-9905


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


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